You are not your children. - Kahlil Gibran
Take time today to remember that you are the channel used to bring the child into life, but you are not the only force guiding that life. We can be so preoccupied with what we "should have" done that we forget how much we are doing. We can be so absorbed with what is "wrong" with our children that we miss what is right. The fear over their or our failure prohibits our giving them what they need to success. Today, focus on the goodness that exists in children! There are things they do well and things they will learn to do better. Know that you cannot fix your children and you cannot plan their lives. What you can do is guide , support, nurture and love them, with all you have, in the best way you can. Once you've done that, know that the Universe wants as much if not more for them than you do.
Affirmation: I surrender my children to the divine force that moves in, through and for them.
Spirit works on a full-time basis.
Life requires that we spend parts of our time doing certain things. We work sometimes, go to school at times; we are children or parents and friends part-time. The one area of life that cannot be addressed on a part-time basis is the spiritual life. To be a part-time Christian, Buddhist, Muslim or anything else results in a "house divided against itself," which cannot stand. The spiritual house is the mind, and it requires constant care. Spiritual conviction is the manner in which the house is run. When you have a spiritual conviction, it will serve you in all situations, all day, every day, in every way. The same spirit that guides your family life must also run your social life. If you turn to spirit for financial guidance, you must also ask for professional guidance. If you let spirit pick your friends, you must trust it to pick your mate. Part-time spirituality creates inner turmoil, indecision, confusion and stagnation. Once we let spirit take over full time, we will find life is more enjoyable and peaceful than we ever thought possible.
Affirmation: I let go and let spirit guide me every day in every way.