I don't blog often, but when I have an "ah-ha" moment, or an inspired thought, I try to organize my thoughts enough to share with you. 😉 Hopefully something I say will spark a feeling, an idea, or maybe you can relate. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments, I love to hear from my readers.
So, I woke up yesterday with a realization. Nothing super earth shattering, as I'm sure many before me have realized this long before my moment. I have come to realize that life has seasons! I know, I know, you've heard it before, right?
I think we can all agree that we have seasons in life...childhood, teen years, young adulthood, adult, and the golden years. That is no new revelation to me. However, what I am realizing is just how much our circle of friends, our network, and everything around us shifts every time a season changes.
Think about it, how did your world and friends shift from child, teen, to adulthood and beyond? Here's how it went for me... I stayed friends with many people from middle and high school. I was highly involved in music, so I truly had a "family of friends" that shared a lifetime of experiences in a few short years with me in my younger years. Then I went to college and again surrounded myself with friends in the music department, the music sorority...music, music, music. 🙂 Then I went into the work force and became a music teacher...do you see a theme here? LOL But then when I got married and decided to start a family, everything shifted for me. Sure, several select friends have stuck through it all...but that is a very select handful. Upon becoming a Mother, many friends fell away simply because our kids didn't get along, or we had such opposite beliefs in parenting. Don't get me wrong...I'm still friends with people who don't believe what I believe in the parenting department, lol, but parents, know what I mean....friendships just "change." There's no other way to describe it, other than it is just different.
My son wouldn't take a bottle, even if it was pumped milk...so I was the Mom that breastfed exclusively for 13 months. We stopped vaccinating at 12 months, so that put me in that "crazy person" category. I didn't put him in pre-school like many of my friends did for "socialization" reasons, instead I stayed home with him and nurtured him at home and socialized him with other children in other ways (park play, gym class, t-ball, etc). He is now 5 years old and starting kindergarten....as a home schooled child. So, now we are that weird family who home schools. LOL Isn't it funny all of the judgements and perceptions people put on one another?! All I am doing is honoring what I believe is best for my child. It doesn't upset me if you vaccinate your kids, or they go to public school. But it sure does bother other people that I don't. Interesting, isn't it?
Anyway, yesterday at my son's home school park play date I realized in talking to other Mom's that we are different. We school our children different, we expect different things of them.... our kids are different. I notice it on the public playground now that my son is getting older. He is kind to everyone and wants to play with everyone...whereas other kids are being mean to him or bullying him because they are "too cool" or "older." In the home school park play group, there are kids ranging form 3 years old up to 13 years old...every child is kind and playful with all the others. There is no separation, because they don't know any different...all they know is kindness, and they don't even understand what bullying is. This brought me to the realization that my circle just shifted once again. My point of this post isn't to preach home schooling or any of my beliefs to you, I am just sharing with you how I came to this realization about how our sphere of influence changes over and over...and the change isn't bad it is just different. I am now attracting and being surrounded with the people who support our decision to home school. So, this is the current shift in my adult circle...and I know it will shift many times more! It is just so interesting how it ebs and flows...and as people fall out of your circle, there are new ones to replace that space, who support your current beliefs, interests, and ideals. And just for the record...I never planned on home schooling my child...I am a product of public school, and also taught in the public school system...home schooling was never on my radar until it came time to choose for my own child. Just know that your beliefs, interests and ideals can also change along with your seasons. ♥
Go with the flow! Change with the seasons of life! The leaves don't resist falling off of the tree come Autumn. It is all part of the plan...it is all part of the cycle...and they will grow back strong, beautiful, and green in the spring. Our life is just the same...everything in life is in cycles. Accept and be happy knowing that "what is" right now in this moment, is just perfect for right now...and it won't be the same in even a few days from now. Be flexible, be excited, and grow anew each spring. 🙂
My next healing session is this week, and the focus is: Accepting "what is". Feel free to join us, we'd love to have your energy join our group for this powerful healing of the heart.
With love, light, and everything bright!