You are currently browsing the monthly archive for October 2011.

“The simple phrase Go with the flow is actually very significant spiritually. The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus declared that life is like a river – you cannot step into it in the same place twice. Existence is always new, yet we are tempted to be bring old reactions to it. When we find ourselves resisting anything – which basically means saying no – we are usually trying to impose an old belief or habit on a new situation.

The law of Least Effort bids us to recognize the newness of life by allowing it to unfold without interference. It tells us to be in the moment, to look for Nature’s help, and stop blaming anyone or anything outside ourselves. In the flow, spirit is already organizing the millions upon millions of details that uphold life – from the infinite processes needed to keep a single cell alive vast intricacies of evolving universe. By connecting the spirit, we ride this cosmic organizing power and take advantage of it.”

From The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success for Parents: Guiding Your Children to Success and Fulfilment by Deepak Chopra

This book gives concrete and simple examples of how to talk to your children about profound spiritual lessons. The Seven Spiritual Laws cited in the book are:

  1. Everything is possible.
  2. If you want something, give it.
  3. When you make a choice, you change the future.
  4. Don’t say no – go with the flow.
  5. Everytime you wish or want, you plant a seed.
  6. Enjoy the journey.
  7. You are here for a reason.
These are awesome laws to live by though I do believe that there are certain times to respectfully say “No” especially when you are giving yourself permission to follow your joy and flow. As you practice, you’ll be able to discern the difference. These principles have been unfolding in my life, especially on my parenting journey. My children are my greatest inspirations for living a life full of love and joy. Chopra’s explorations and insights are consistent with my research and experiences in human development and wellbeing.
A parent isn’t an authority. You and you child are both souls; you are both embarked on a journey of soul making…every family is a communion of souls.
Click the link for my favorite writing on children

“When a loss occurs in life, it disrupts the physiologic system of the body. The cellular system constricts into survival and recovery as it seeks to restore itself from the shock of loss. When we lose something or someone important to us, we actually experience a cellular disruption within our bodymind system, this is the essence of grief. It is jarring to the physical, emotional, and psychological core of who we are. The healing of this experience requires the ability to express, process, and understand what has occurred within the context of a loving and supportive relationship. ..

“The children need to be nurtured, fed well, loved and also provided an open environment to express their sadness, ask questions, and be angry if that is what they are moved to do.

“This is the foundation of a healing environment for trauma. Research indicates that the quicker such an environment and opportunity can be provided, the more effect it will have on reducing trauma symptoms later. If this is not done the traumatic experience can be stored away within the bodymind system and can impact the individual for many years to come.

“Grieving is not easy because it hurts, but it does not have to be difficult either. We merely need to trust that relationships are safe and our feelings will not kill us, because they won’t. And if you are alone and need to grieve, trust that your tears are heard, they are felt, even though you may not realize it. As soon as you can find a support group, a counselor, or a friend that will support you as you open up and let go. It’s an ongoing process as your body recovers from its loss yet each effort to be open to what you feel will make the recovery process much quicker. Before you know it the pain you once experienced in such a constricting way has become a peaceful memory with a tinge of sadness as your body reflects the meaning the person held in your life.” ~Dr Bryan Post

Pain is pain as it registers the same in the brain and cannot be measured: a lost teddy bear can be another’s lost wedding ring; a broken leg can be another’s cancer; a breakup can be another’s death…it all hurts, regardless. Reliable unconditional love and empathetic listening heal whilst ignorance and judgments build a wall.

Link to Dr. Bryan Post’s Website

Thank you for visiting and listening. If you are interested in receiving notifications of new rAmbLings, subscribe here by entering your email...

Join 9 other followers

%d bloggers like this: