I speak often in this blog about how we continue to do the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result, and that there’s never anything new that is brought into this world by listening to an old part of us that wants to keep us in that crazy cycle.
I sing songs to young children quite often and I can see how, from generation to generation, we pass along certain songs. Songs such as Rock-a-bye Baby, Twinkle-Twinkle Little Star, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, etc. are just a few songs that come to mind.
When I started attending the Life of Learning Foundation as a student of inner self study, I started to see many things that just simply go unquestioned.
We sing songs to our children without any thought or consideration of what our children might be “absorbing” when lyrics such as the one below are being sung to them:
Rock a bye baby
On the treetop.
When the wind blows,
The cradle will rock.
When the bough breaks,
The cradle will fall,
And down will come baby,
Cradle and all.
Words carry a certain energy with them. How do you feel when you read the above lyrics? Can you feel the fear and anxiety behind them?
We continue to do things without question or consideration, such as singing songs brought down from our parents. So, what are we to do??
To that I say “choose wisely.” Be aware in every moment of what your child is absorbing, whether it be the energy that you are emitting, a song that is being played on the radio, or even a dispute between you and your spouse.
Remember that your child is always absorbing the energy that they are bathing in.
There are so many radio stations out there that young children listen to regularly. Many a time, those same young children don’t understand the lyrics, but they sing them anyway. Many of those lyrics have a certain sexual or negative energy to them.
There may be many who roll their eyes at what I’m saying here, and perhaps this information isn’t for them at this time – and that’s ok.
We must remember that everything is energy in this world and until we are aware and attentive to ourselves in the moment, whatever energies we are “bathing in” will automatically become a part of us, and our child as well.
This is not being overcautious or paranoid, it is simply the truth.
There is a part of us that doesn’t want to take the time that is needed to attend properly to each and every moment. That’s because that same part wants only the continuation of itself. If we attend to the moment, that old part of us can’t live, because the past cannot live in the present.
The part of us that doesn’t want us to attend to the moment is the same part that pushes us to stay busy doing things that IT designates as more important. But there is NOTHING more important than being in the present moment.
Guidance can only be found in the present moment. Inner peace can only be found in the present moment. Real Love can only be found in the present moment.
Any other guidance, peace or love that is found “outside” of the moment is merely a knock-off of what is Real and True.
Who wants to live a “knock-off” life?
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Exercise for the Week:See if you can become aware of something that you weren’t previously aware of that might be harming your child, whether it be a song that is playing on the radio, an ad playing on YouTube, etc.