Spiritual Mother

Spiritual Mother

As a mother, I try to incorporate what I’ve learned through my spiritual journey into my parenting.
 
But.. yes. BUT. But reality hits me a few times, I lose my cool. I yell. I get upset about small things. I have little to no patience. I’m in a hurry. And I don’t realize these things I’m doing until it’s too late. Then the mom-guilt drowns me...
 
So many lessons to be learned.
 
Awareness is key. I am human, and so are my children.
 
Awareness of myself, and my children. Being aware of myself, in the moment. What am I feeling? Why? Could this have happened differently if I managed my time differently.
 
That’s the thing... it’s always time that makes me upset. No it’s my perception of time. We’re late, the kids are taking too long. I’m in a rush.
 
Are my kids in a rush? No.. probably not.
On my spiritual journey, awareness was something that came up A LOT. So did patience, love and acceptance.
My children require different kinds of parenting though. No not based on age, but based on their personality and who they are.
 
Don’t get me wrong, I love them equally.
 
My oldest had a rough childhood, with the separation of his dad. He was young, and the energy was terrible. Of course he absorbed it.
 
So as I parent him, I need to understand that, I need to be aware of what he’s holding, and feeling. From experience, it’s not easy to let go of that energy, and I shouldn’t hold that against him.
 
I need to be kind when they are upset, or sad... I want someone to be kind when I am, why should expect a child to not want too?
 
I need to be patient, just as I am learning, so are they.
 
I am working to instill many aspects of spirituality into my parenting. My kids are on a journey just like me. I needed kindness, patience and acceptance when I was young, my children for sure need it too, especially from their mother.
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