Is there time in your life for peace? Peace is a place of letting go. It’s a magical place where outside influences don’t bother you, the past cannot get to you and the future doesn’t worry you. But you are busy, you are a parent with busy & hectic schedules. You have to feed children, bathe them, help them, and teach them. There is no time to connect to peace. What if there was…
What if you scheduled time in for peace each day? Start with fifteen minutes. Lie down with your child, put on some soft, relaxing music, and breathe in peace and breathe out love. Focus on the breath and nothing more. Listen to the music, relax your body, and teach your child to do the same. Imagine clouds drifting off, imagine ocean waves, feel joy, feel peace for just fifteen minutes, you connect to peace. And give your child the gift of knowing how to do the same. If they grow up knowing how to do this, it will be second nature to them. It’s kind of like tea-time in England. It becomes a part of your culture as your family. In this family, we take time to connect to peace together. Count down from five to one and let go. Feel the sunlight on your head, travel down to your toes as you let the light heal and warm your body. For those fifteen minutes, by being in the moment and letting go, you are teaching your child self-care. While everything and everyone in your life and all their needs matter, you are taking time for yourself and your life. Just you, your child and peace for fifteen minutes a day. And you show them a lifetime habit.
When you’re able to connect to peace, no matter what’s going on around you, you truly have the power and control in your life. So, if your child is feeling stressed out about a test, being bullied, or just overwhelmed with life, they will have this amazing tool in their toolbox. When you connect to peace on a consistent basis, it has a very powerful effect and people start to feel the vibration of peace in you. And that gets reflected back to you, so it’s a win-win situation. When you put the positive energy out there, the positive energy comes back to you.
Unknowingly, I was doing this with my children and recently, I saw the results. Since they were very young, we have been practicing letting go, sending out a vibration of love, letting go, and feeling positive everyday, now they are both in their twenties. I notice that they have been attracting peace into their lives in a major way. My younger daughter, Kayle, only twenty-five years old, has been to Bhutan, the most peaceful place on Earth, three times. She recently got back from LeDac, India where she trekked with a group of students at 16,000 feet for fifteen days and lived on a completely off-grid, vegetarian college campus. LeDac is known for attracting people who want to attract peace. That’s why you go there. It has been visited by many famous swamis. My older daughter, Kara, aged twenty-seven, danced at Lincoln Center for a major festival celebrating International Peace Day in New York City. Seeing her dance in the water, surrounded by lanterns, made by people attending the event with intentions of peace in them was a magical sight for me.
Coincidence? I don’t think so. I think that when you do anything consistently, even for fifteen minutes, everyday for years and years and years, it has a huge effect on your life. Now, ask yourself, is it worth fifteen minutes a day to connect with your child to peace?
Photo Credit Kayle Hope