Why would you add tracking a child’s intuition to the list?
The answer is because a child’s intuition, also known as the sixth sense, may be much more important in the life of a child than many people realize. Intuition helps to alert us in danger, provides guidance in decision making, and even helps us in problem-solving by being able to jump quickly to the solution–bypassing rational, linear steps. For these reasons and so many more, it is crucial to help keep intuition alive in children. If a child’s relationship to their intuition is derailed because of judgment from others or fear of looking foolish, it can result in disrupting the clear connection to this inner compass.
All children are intuitive, but some are highly intuitive and experience more intuitive messages, or perceptions, with greater frequency than other children. Highly intuitive children often are unusually aware of the needs and feelings of friends, parents, siblings, and pets. They may frequently translate the unspoken needs of younger siblings and pets with striking accuracy and even pick up on the predominant feeling of a group of people as they enter a room. Others may tune into an unspoken family conflict, or tell someone to “be careful” before stumbling into an unknown situation.
I can tell you that the support an intuitive child receives growing up makes a significant difference in how an adult intuitive integrates this ability successfully into daily life. Intuitive children who are raised with respect for their insights and are taught to manage the stressors that can emerge with this trait grow up to be healthy, balanced intuitive adults.
On the other hand, highly intuitive children who learn to regularly suppress their intuition suffer consequences of reduced self-esteem, self-doubt, decision-making confusion, and difficulties with interpersonal boundaries as adults. The reason for these problems is large because if and when a child stops listening to and trusting her intuition, then she is suppressing the connection to her vitality and inner truth. When a child stops respecting her own inner compass, she is more likely to defer to what other people want of her–even at the expense of her own health, boundaries, and better judgment.
Here are a few suggestions that can help keep intuition strong in children, and solidify this gift for life.
· Maintain a positive attitude when children voice their intuitions. Kids who are very specific with their intuitive insights–such as specific predictions that soon come true–can surprise or frighten parents and trigger strong emotional responses ranging from awe at one end of the spectrum to shock at the other. Intuitive kids are quite perceptive and if they notice that their intuitions are upsetting to parents, or that they receive unusual praise for insights that seem perfectly natural to them, they may either silence their intuitive perceptions or use them to get attention in order to feel special.
· Stay open and responsive to what emerges with the child’s intuition. Overlooking, discounting, or denying a highly intuitive child’s inborn trait can also mean that this child can’t engage in valuable conversations with her parents about her truest experiences, nor can she problem solve with parents about the potentially stressful components of this trait.
· Pay attention to your child’s health. If your highly intuitive child is acting out with angry outbursts, is vulnerable to dramatic mood swings, or is suffering from unexplained aches and pains, he or she may be reacting to the constant inflow of feelings and information from the outside world. These children need to learn how to manage stress, recognize others’ emotions without taking them on, and protect their health. By understanding that your child’s symptoms are real and related to outside stressors, you can help him find healthy ways to express feelings.
· Give your highly intuitive child loving support. Perceptive children call for perceptive parenting, and with attentive parenting, you help a highly intuitive child thrive. Giving an intuitive child your loving support while she grows up will help her trust herself as she launches into adulthood. It will also help to ensure that she’ll have this powerful part of her personality intact as an adult and not have to work hard at excavating her true self at a later date.
Some children can walk into a room and feel “the vibe” instantly in their body. Others may tune into an unspoken family conflict, or tell someone to “be careful” before stumbling into an unknown situation. These may seem to be the normal human qualities of intuition and empathy, but in highly intuitive children (and adults), such traits are supercharged. Growing up in a culture that favors the rational and the five senses can be difficult for gifted children. It is important to embrace and exercise their gift.
It is crucial to help keep intuition alive in children. If a child’s relationship to their intuition is derailed because of judgment from others it can result in disrupting the clear connection to this inner compass.
A solar eclipse is just like a regular new moon where the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun. However, a solar eclipse is more powerful because the Moon darkens the Sun. Solar Eclipse August 2018 is a partial solar eclipse so most of the Sun will still be visible. The new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new cycle.
The New Moon August 2018 is at 18 degrees Leo is a partial solar eclipse. The solar eclipse August 2018 astrology is mainly influenced by a conjunction to Mercury retrograde. The August 11th solar eclipse is complex and difficult to decipher because of the number of planetary aspects involved. Mercury conjunct the eclipse reinforces the creative strategic intelligence. It means this eclipse will make you think and question, discuss and deliberate. Mercury retrograde complicates all negotiations and decision. It can play havoc with your thoughts, communications, travels, and electronics. Take extra care with your words and try not to react too quickly in any arguments or if provoked.
Mercury retrograde can make you feel anxious. So take some time out if you start to feel overwhelmed by the hectic pace. You may find yourself dwelling on things, reminisce about the past, or unexpectedly meeting up with people from your past. Negotiations and business matters will be in a state of flux. Some important details will not yet be available, or other people won’t be reliable or honest.
The theme today during the solar eclipse gives courage and the fighting spirit, but also the creative intelligence and wisdom to find the truth before passing judgment and taking action. It may spark your generous side but even then, make sure you do not leave yourself short. Have fun but don’t party too hard.
love, k ❤
You are exactly where you are supposed to be. The more kind and patient you are with yourself, the more gently you will move across these times. You can feel the pressure of change; do not let it ignite you. Let it wash over you in acceptance.
While it feels like we have been letting go to allow the new so much in the past, it feels cliché to even mention it. But truthfully, it was just child’s play practice for what we must do. Nothing old will be the same again, and our minds can race around in fear trying desperately to figure out what this could possibly mean and even enter into pleading negotiations about what it wants to keep. This only defeats us. We can never figure it out. We need only agree, surrender, allow, admit, trust, release, and so on into the light. The most powerful mantra is: I now release all that no longer serves me and am open to receive all that nourishes, and is in harmonic alignment with, my Soul’s purpose. Out with the old, in with the new. Upgrade complete!
Trust is a complicated emotion. Some people take it for granted, while for others fear may keep them from trusting. Trust begins within you and it travels between your soul and human self. It actually is deeply aligned with the vibration of self love.
As you trust in yourself you have greater confidence and you can relax into the flow of potential.
love, k ❤
When energies start to pick up momentum as powerfully as they have been, the mind tends to get extra-reactive, because it wants to survive and protect itself from the changes it knows are soon to follow.
The mind resists change, because it sees change as something that’s requiring it to give up what it’s always had.
Change is something the mind can greatly benefit from, and it will be on board with change once we let it know that it doesn’t have to give up anything it doesn’t want to give up.
What we are experiencing right now depends solely on where we choose to place our focus and attention.
When we are focusing on surface energies, we’ll probably find ourselves feeling fearful and stuck.
When we are focusing on what’s happening underneath the surface, that’s when deep and lasting healing begins to take place.
We have the opportunity to see many extremes now, both in our personal lives and on the global stage.
On a personal level, the highs may seem higher than ever one minute, and then all of a sudden we get triggered, and spiral into lows we thought we had overcome long ago.
The same thing is happening on the global stage as well. The thing about this intensity, is that it’s a precursor to the big changes that are unfolding now.
What is being asked of us right now is simply to become a witness, an observer.
When we are able to step out of a reactive space, one where we’ve been triggered by our surroundings and move into being an observer, we begin to see every experience as simply feedback, letting us know what we either do and do not resonate with.
Getting into observer mode immediately lessens the charge of whatever is causing our angst. From this space, when we do encounter extremes in our surroundings, it becomes much easier to remain centered and unbothered by it all.
As observers, we empower ourselves to remain centered through all situations (even challenging ones), so that we can fine-tune our knowing of what we do want to create more of.
love, k ❤
Prenatal Yoga is a great practice for supporting physical fitness, easing discomforts, and encouraging mental and emotional balance during pregnancy. It can help mothers-to-be connect with their bodies and their babies and also provides movements, relaxation, and awareness.
Practice loving compassion for yourself and your baby. Here are some suggested yoga poses to use daily
Butterfly: Open the Hips
Butterfly pose (baddha konasana) is a wonderful stretch for the hips and groin muscles. For many women who feel aching in the hips, this can be a comfortable position to sit in even when not doing yoga.
Cat-Cow: Keep the Back Happy
Cat-cow strengthens and relaxes the lower back, improves circulation, and provides a nice release for the belly. It also encourages optimal fetal positioning when used regularly in the later weeks of pregnancy. Mothers to be like using this pose in Prenatal Yoga.
One caution in the “cow” posture: be careful not to over-arch the back, which is common in pregnancy and can sometimes be exaggerated in this posture.
Squatting: Strength & Birth Preparation
While it has been lost in many birth settings in Western culture, squatting has actually been used by birthing women since the beginning of time. Squatting opens the pelvic area by as much as 25 percent, utilizes gravity, and often provides an ideal angle for the baby’s descent. Even if it is not used in birth, squatting is wonderful for building strength and stretching the muscles of the back and hips.
Arm Swings: For Endurance
There are numerous variations of arm swings that can be used to build stamina and endurance, and develop the mind’s capacity to “keep up.”
Prenatal yoga is one of the best things that you can do for yourself, as well as your growing baby. A prenatal yoga practice allows us to slow down and focus attention on what is going on within our bodies. Through working with our breath and doing each pose, you become more aware of what is going on within.
love, k ❤
June, July and August Energies are entwined in a deepening of connection. Connection is just another word for family. From the Earth Family of June, to the Universal Family of July—we meet in the middle of the Heart Family in August. What a fabulous reunion!
In essence, these months have been about strengthening and clarifying the Merkaba; our spiraling, spinning vehicle essence of Light, shown as two opposite triangles, yet that is the simple geometric version.
These months are shifting us into more alignment with the universal laws of the subtle realm. One of those important universal laws is Time. When you embody your presence, the circular nature of Time becomes whole within you. The strength and wisdom of the past meet the potential of the future in you. Now.
We are being tasked to embody a deeper level of connection. Finding the inner courage to forgive, to take a creative risk, to connect more deeply and allow your unique and sacred Light to Love in a new way.
August brings us a beautiful energetic on 8/11 as the Leo energy eclipses what has been released in July. It has a feeling of celebration to me. Celebration is an interesting one. It is a choice and it is internal. It isn’t always a clear path of celebration, it often marks a point of change, like a wedding or a graduation. While those are moments to be celebrated, they also have a bittersweet letting go that accompanies any new path.
The energy of August is supporting us to connect opposites into a powerful weaving of new potential. You are the catalyst for that new potential, Light-worker. It takes courage to let your sacred Light shine, but you are so worth it! Roar your beautiful Love into the world, even in your silent gaze! Weave your Light of Love with the past and future in your powerful now.
love, k ❤
Happy National Vanilla Ice Cream Day!🍨
Did you know:
Vanilla is the only edible fruit of the orchid family, the largest family of flowering plants in the world.
July is a month of deep inner movement which, like an earthquake far below the earth’s crust, may well shake foundations, but is less likely to bring the structures of our lives crashing down. With up to six retrogrades throughout the month, two eclipses (one also a Supermoon) and Mars still on the South Node, our internal world is in the spotlight. This is a time of profound and sometimes hard truths; of unrelenting forces of change which penetrate our psyches to reach the most unwilling parts of the shadow self. If we cling to falsehoods for security or resist the current evolutionary path which emphasises the fertile complexities of darkness, we will struggle. But when we allow that darkness to deepen and enrich us, we can know peace like never before. Sometimes we must simply be endarkened, not enlightened, to know the truth.This month emphasises the connection between inner and outer. Shifts in perspective will bring about changes in circumstance, revealing just how deeply the witness impacts the event. There is no such thing as a ‘pure’ happening, only experience to which we assign meaning that makes sense of a complex world. But that ‘sense’ isn’t necessarily true. A semi-sextile between Chiron in Aries and Uranus in Taurus throughout July provides ample opportunity to observe the impact of our attitude upon life’s unfolding. Chiron demands an assertive response to challenge. It doesn’t have time to wallow in self-pity or detach into premature transcendence. It simply wants us to get over ourselves and move on! Combined with Uranus’s unremitting assault on the most inflexible parts of the psyche (which often harbour our deepest fears), this is a potent alliance which fosters new ways to respond to old problems and awakens the possibility for change where it’s long overdue.Throughout July we can look fear in the eye, stand firm and refuse to be diminished. It’s okay to feel it. Everyone does. It’s completely natural. But it helps to know it as well as feel it. Notice its truths and its lies. Feel its heightened senses or its fingers around your throat. Know that fear is part of you, not an external invader. We create fear with the stories we conjure about life, ourselves and other people, so pay attention to its triggers now.Patience, with ourselves and each other, as we all navigate a changing interior will go a long way to reducing potential conflict that could do more harm than good. We still have one more eclipse to go (a solar eclipse in Leo on 11th August) so this process of unveiling is not yet complete. And with Mercury retrograde until the middle of next month, there will be plenty of opportunity to get to the root of things and recalibrate perspectives accordingly.The more we can appreciate the achingly intimate and expansively maelstrom that is life, the better we can act with power when necessary and relinquish control when we must, led by the innate intelligence of a life whose mysterious ways are forever beyond our understanding and yet seeded deep within our soul.love, k ❤