What would you think if your child started seeing spirits? Would you think it was a great thing and nurture it? Would you help them understand that it is nothing to fear, that it’s a wonderful gift to have? Would your child seeing and feeling spirits around your home scare you? Spirits are around us all the time whether you can see and feel them or not. It doesn’t change much if you can actually see them, except that you are aware. It is amazing to be able to acknowledge spirit that they are with us! Remember the movie “Ghost”? Patrick Swayze was a spirit who tried so very hard to let his wife know he was there with her. She could feel him at times, but just thought it was her imagination. Remember how frustrating it was for Patrick Swayze as the ghost that she wouldn’t allow herself to feel him? Imagine being in the same room with someone, talking up a storm, doing things to get their attention, but they keep ignoring you. If you get a little signal from a loved one in spirit, acknowledge them, even if it is through a thought. Children see spirits all the time. Adults teach them that it’s not possible! They teach them that it’s an imaginary friend, or God forbid, that they are demons.
I recently was with a family who was very open minded at one point a few years ago. Then one of the children began seeing spirits and it scared her. The parent went into the child’s bedroom and began blessing the room, calling on a particular person from the bible (I can’t remember who) and rebuking demons from the child’s room. Seriously? I cannot imagine that could have made the child feel better. If anything, it brought more fear into her! Oh and by the way, asking any dead person to help you do anything, even if they are in the bible is still talking to a spirit. Hmmmm, I’m not sure what the whole point of that was, but instead of calming the child down and letting them know we all have spirits around us, that they were just letting her know they are around her, more fear was instilled in her. Fear is a terrible human emotion. Fear is not from God. There are so many psychic kids around these days. Please help your child nurture their gift and teach them that it is nothing to fear. People tend to fear things that they can’t see with their eyes. There are so many things we can’t see physically, yet we know that it is there. It’s no different with spirit.
“One way to be unhappy is to not like the person you are with, this includes yourself. If you are alone and unhappy then think, what it is about the person that you are with that you do not like? Remember that being with yourself is a lifelong relationship and only you can change the way you view it. Love yourself as we do, accept as we do. Do not judge yourself and release unwarranted abuse and self-criticism. Just as you would most of the other people in your life, give yourself a second, third or tenth chance. You deserve it, even if only for the reason that you are a loved child of God.”
Recently I spoke with a dear friend who has been trying to lose weight for quite a while. She told me about a 3 day diet that she began that doctors give to heart patients who are having surgery but need to drop a few pounds first. You do this diet for 3 days out of the week for however long you want to lose weight. I did this diet in 1988 and lost 15 pounds in 3 weeks. It was incredible. I’ve been trying to lose some weight that I’ve gained since my surgery and had totally forgotten about this diet until Mary mentioned it to me again. Well Mary lost 5 pounds in the first 3 days. I asked her if she is going to do it again next week and she said she didn’t know. I couldn’t comprehend that answer because we’d been talking for ages about losing weight, working out, etc. and this finally worked!
Sometimes people don’t really feel that they deserve something that they keep saying the want. You have to really believe you deserve whatever it is you want in your life to receive it. We are all guilty of somehow sabotaging ourselves when we say we want something but either really don’t, or don’t believe we should have it. Maybe you wish you had more clients for your business, but then there are days where you think to yourself, “Gosh, I sure wish I could have a few days off next week”, or “I’d really like a good man in my life”, but then you keep saying, “I attract all the losers, that must be what I deserve, I can never find a good man!” Or, maybe like Mary you really want to lose weight and get fit and healthy, but inside you may not feel attractive so you try diet after diet, work out after work out program, drop a few pounds then decide not to keep doing it no matter how easy it is.
To receive we must be in alignment with the universe. The doubts and negative self talk we do is not in alignment with the universe. God is pure, loving, positive energy and that is where we must be to receive what we desire. The more you think about something, the more emotion you put into those thoughts, the quicker it will come! Good or bad, whatever it is you focus on the universe will deliver. Pay attention to those thoughts! Change the negative into positive thoughts as soon as you notice! Get excited about what you are asking for. Feel what it feels like to have it! Then be grateful for everything you have in your life. The more grateful you are the more God gives.
‘Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond imagination. It is our light more than our darkness which scares us. We ask ourselves- who are we to be brilliant, beautiful, talented and fabulous. But honestly, who are you to not be so?
You are a child of God, small games do not work in this world. For those around us to feel peace, it is not example to make ourselves small. We were born to express the glory of God that lives in us. It is not in some of us, it is in all of us. While we allow our light to shine, we unconsciously give permission for others to do the same. When we liberate ourselves from our own fears, simply our presence may liberate others.‘
-Marianne Williamson in Return to Love: Reflections on a Course in Miracles.