Children, little ones and the child within each of us, so delight in this time of year.
When my son was two, his sweet countenance and ready smile brought joy to everyone he met. We joked riches awaited us if we could figure out how to bottle his full souled laughter.
This week’s Musing is a poem I wrote all those years ago, inspired by him and children everywhere. It was informed by the joy and responsibility born in me as a new parent.
The sweet beingness of Erin, granddaughter of a dear friend in Redlands, CA graces our post today. Rhonda* has been teaching her very young granddaughter to meditate. You absolutely feel the emanation of joy and grace gazing at this picture. I thank Rhonda, and Erin’s mom Whitney, for allowing us to enjoy her sweetness this holiday season. It so perfectly captures the spirit of the poem.
Finally, I invite you to consider books and resources for children this holiday season to help them, like little Erin, keep the beautiful knowingness of their soul truth alive. When my son Matthew was young, I read him “The Lovables in the Kingdom of Self-Esteem” by Diana Loomans so many times I can’t remember. Over the years, I’ve gifted this book to other little ones too. Alan Watts’ book, “The Fish Who Found the Sea” is wonderful for kids of all ages. This week Sound’s True launched a fabulous initiative called, Sounds True Kids.
Thank you for joining me in doing all we can for our precious little ones.
“To kids from one to 92, Merry Christmas”!
Permission to Celebrate Each & Every Child
Taking a deep breath, I turn within. I connect with sweet grace in my heart and soul. My heart expands and I see with the eyes of Spirit each and every child. I see a world mirroring love to each and every child. I join with Life Energy sending each and every child Love this holiday season. I ask my intuition, “what can I do to support a world that works for each and every child?” Listening, I receive guidance, then I take action unique to the beauty and presence of me.
*Rhonda Stanton is a conscientious, wonderful realtor who helped us get my Mother’s property sold when Mom passed away at the beginning of COVID. If you need help with a property in the Inland Empire, please contact Rhonda here.