Teaching our children to trust their intuition
Giving the World Back a Portion of its Lost Heart
â€ś...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. Iâ€™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. Itâ€™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 â€śshouldâ€ť 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. Iâ€™ve learned that we donâ€™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 itâ€™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.
â€ťIf you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent read them more fairy tales.â€ť - Albert Einstein