What if we treated our children like we do any other close, sacred relationship?
What if we didn’t see them as inferior, but equal?
What if we trusted they have everything they need already, even before they arrive in this world?
What if we saw them as already whole and perfect?
What if we truly believed that they were innately good and cooperative?
What if we knew that their well-being and wisdom was unbreakable, unchangeable?
What if we saw them as gifts, not burdens?
What if we saw the invitation to play, not just the hard work?
What if we addressed their needs and not their behaviours?
What if they knew they were deeply loved even when they were feeling grumpy or angry or sad?
What if they knew they were deeply liked, that we took pleasure just being in their company?
What if we understood that it isn’t our job to make them good, obedient, successful, hardworking?
What if we didn’t hold onto fears about their future; that they’ll end up on the street, on drugs, as drop-outs?
What if we didn’t fear the judgements and criticisms of others about how we are raising them?
What if we knew that exactly how we see them is exactly how they will be?
What if we knew that how we see them comes from inside of us and not from them?
What if we knew we are always connected, that we are all connected, that we are all part of the same miraculous, mind-boggling universal energy?
What if we could deeply lean into these knowings, even when things get tough, blood is boiling, emotions are high?
Here’s what I think…
I think we’d have children who know who they are. Who know who we all are. Children with a rock- solid sense of worth, presence and belonging.
We’d have children who know how to access and rely on their own inner guidance and wisdom. Who can love and give freely and openly. Who can get on with enjoying a fulfilling and purposeful life rather than living a half-life.
We’d have children whose energy is not consumed in survival mode and defences, who are freed up to bring good to the world. Who can use this mental clarity to find and action loving, peaceful solutions.
This is where it’s at. Our children. They’re the foundation for the future. And we have the power in our hands to give them and the planet this gift.
This is my vision. Will you join me?