Wow! These kids are simply AMAZING! Friday night we had one of the best Reiki circles for kids that we’ve had so far. What made it so special? The kids! We’ve had some events in our little spiritual Reiki community recently that really had the kids feeling quite vulnerable and scared. Because of these events, they really opened up with their questions and our discussions got deeper than many of my discussions with adults. These kids don’t “pull any punches” so to speak, they get right to the heart of the matter, right to truly what’s scaring them, they are not afraid to show themselves. They just need to feel safe and they will open up quite easily and honestly. We have so much to learn from these kids. I highly recommend coming to a Kids Reiki circle just to listen to what these highly intuitive mini me’s have to say.
The lesson we had planned today was about working with spiritual tools. I had a simple list of about 6 to 8 spiritual tools I had jotted down in case they had trouble coming up with some. They came up with almost 30 spiritual tools in a matter of a few minutes, everything on my list and then some. The depth that a 2nd grade girl can go to and think outside the box of most adults astounded me. She said “our lives are spiritual tools.” That blew me away. Yes, old soul, our lives are the ultimate spiritual tool!
The REAL lesson
It’s simple people – these kids are here to TEACH US!! We’d best listen to them!! And soon! Truly listen to them. If we give them a chance and really listen they will tell us all we need to know about how to help our world and ourselves. They are smart, intuitive, heart sensitive and incredibly caring. They care so much that they are extra vulnerable to getting hurt by others easily. We, as adults, parents, teachers, principals, school aides, doctors, counselors, administrators, and humans need to really watch how we talk to them, how we engage them, how we discipline them, and how we listen to them or don’t listen to them in the kids eyes. They are sensitive to our moods, our energy and extremely so to our harsh actions and words. It’s time to all work together to be more confident and less stressed humans to be the best we can be for these kids who are going to help save our world, and who knows, may help save us some day. I wouldn’t doubt it for a minute.
Not so subtle but highly loving sales pitch
Here is where I push a class I completely and totally believe in. I have taken parenting classes from Heather T. Forbes on-line for the last year. She is amazing. She has a very simple approach to working with these very sensitive kids who are always getting in trouble at school for being too flighty, too active, too dreamy, too “can’t sit still”, too rude, too angry and who knows what else. She has helped me be a more confident mom most of the time. I’m still human after all and still lose it sometimes and make mistakes. But, now I know what to do after those Un Buddha like moments. She focuses on keeping the family stress level low AND building your relationship with your child.
And, finally, some help!
Once again this blog didn’t go anywhere I planned it to go. I just let it flow and I’m always surprised where it ends up. If you live in Sequim, I’m starting a little moms support group based on the teachings of Heather Forbes and other similar teachers. We will watch her videos and talk and share with the other moms. Maybe we’ll do some role plays. That always helps me. They will be on Mondays in May at 9 am to 11 am at Rain Shadow Reiki. After that if the moms want to keep going, I do, we’ll probably do it once a month. I have many kinds of tea but no coffee so stop for some before you come if you need it.
Please call or email me if you are interested. Being a parent is a huge challenge, but parenting these very intuitive and sensitive kids is an even bigger commitment. Lets help each other and in return help out kids and our families and our communities. Hope to see you there or check out Heather’s website. She teaches all her amazing classes on-line as well. That’s how I took mine and they are fabulous! She’s also in my links section. See the calendar for the moms support group.
Was that another soap box, does that count?!
Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher and parent to two highly active, intuitive and incredibly precocious children.
360-460-7829 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Rabbit’s clever,” said Pooh thoughtfully
“Yes” said Piglet, “Rabbit’s clever.”
“And he has brain.” says Pooh
“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit has brain.”
(There was a long silence)
“I suppose,” said Pooh, “That that’s why he never understands anything.”