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Teaching our children to trust their intuition

Posted by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 9:59 PM
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Giving the World Back a Portion of its Lost Heart 


“...in a time lacking in truth and certainty and filled with anguish and despair, no woman should be shame-faced in attempting to give back to the world, through her work, a portion of its lost heart." - Louise Bogan 


Today is a big day for me. Huge. This morning I launched a campaign on the crowd funding site Kickstarter. I’m trying to raise funds for my picture book, Glory in the Morning, to be made into a book app and a traditional book. For those of you who don't know me personally, I am putting my heart on the line. Asking for monetary support feels like jumping off a cliff to me. But the risk of failure has been trumped by the urgency of sharing my gift with the world. 


Glory in the Morning is a classic fairytale in the tradition of the Wizard of Oz. It’s message is about empowering children to listen to the still small voice within. I trusted that whisper as a child but soon learned from the adults in my world to disregard it. This happened so often I became disconnected from my own thoughts and feelings and went to the outside to see how I “should” respond to situations. I ignored my inner guidance on a daily basis. That led to a lack of sense of self, and not believing how I felt was important.


It took me years to give myself permission to trust my instincts again. I’ve learned that we don’t only see with our eyes but with our minds and our hearts. When I began to filter out the noise of the world and listen to my heart, life became so much easier. I came to know that it’s not only safe to act on my intuition, but it also saves a lot of time and trouble. This knowledge was the springboard for self-trust, and the understanding that who I was mattered. Living our inner truth is the foundation for a happy life. Without trusting our inner guidance, we have little hope of fulfilling our dreams. 


How wonderful would it be to know from an early age that our intuition is a gift to help us navigate through life? My picture book Glory in the Morning holds that truth.


”If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent read them more fairy tales.”  - Albert Einstein

by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 9:59 PM
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copperswifey
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Great article, thanks for posting! :)

SueShan
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Glad you like it. Thanks!

MamaMandee
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Great Share!

Wish2Be
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 8:03 PM

I think that if you try to teach them to follow their instinct....it will confuse them at a young age. We learned based on instinct itself...so let the course go....they too will learn their instincts. Our instincts are not always right.

SabrinaLC
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Good post, thanks for sharing

Samanthamommy
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 10:00 PM

great, thank you

alliesmom112
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 10:23 PM

great article thanks for sharing 

timon95
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 11:57 PM

thanks

Bob192
by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 12:03 AM

There is a great book titled "The Gift of Fear" by Gavin De Becker.  It talks about how we know dangerous situations are about to happen and how to avoid them.  It's for adults, but probably one of the most while reads.

SueShan
by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 9:50 AM

I have read "The Gift of Fear." It is a great eye opening book. I have shared the principles in it with my children. I think it's a must read for all women.

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