Tuesday, July 17, 2012
HELP ME UNDERSTAND HOW TO ELIMINATE IMPOSSIBILITY!!
Good day and I hope you are having a great day.
The other day when I was flying home during an evening flight, I was looking down from the window of the plane, and marveled at the possibilities. Here I am sitting comfortably, in a climate controlled environment. Me, and over 100 other humans, are travelling in a metal tube 40,000 feet above ground, at around 600 miles per hour. All of this was at one point a thought in the mind of someone who did not understand the meaning of the word impossible.
I started to think about why we put limits on things. Why is the false belief of impossibility so entrenched in our mind? When do we exactly think that we cannot achieve anything? As my children are growing up, I trying to be a good and considerate parent, tell them what they can and cannot do in an effort to shape their character and keep them safe. Am I shaping their idea of what is possible and what is impossible ? Is this the building blocks of limiting their imagination that they have to overcome to soar like an eagle?
A while back I was listening to one of Esther Hicks’ seminars in which a mother was in the “hot seat” and was asking Abraham, through Esther, how to deal with her young son who was reprimanded in school for being too rowdy. I believe the gist of the advice Abraham gave was let him pursue his joy. That bothered me. Even though I am a student of the Law of Attraction, and I do realize that the goal is joy, my parental instinct kept telling me that “surely there has to be some boundaries that need to be set”. I have not come up with a satisfactory answer yet.
My uncle sometimes believes I am too strict on my children. This is a bit ironic since as an only child, I had the freedom to do almost anything. Thinking back though, I never, and I do mean never got into trouble or pushed the envelope to the level that would be considered dangerous. I was spoiled to the point that one of my aunts banned me from her house till I was an adolescent. But somehow the move to Germany then United States, and seeing how hard my mother worked to raise me instilled responsibility in me without the restrictions that I would consider disciplining a child.
So where do we draw the lines? I want to walk the walk for my children. When they start to really comprehend the Law of Attraction and the message in it, I don’t want them to look back and see their father actually saying one thing, and then when it came to them, acting another way. At the same time however, I dread the thought of having children that would be running uncontrolled in a restaurant for example.
Being an obvious novice at both LOA and parenthood, I am trying to reason this out analytically. After all it is a universal law and I am reasonably intelligent. What ever thought I put energy to by my emotions will manifest itself in my physical reality. So then by over stressing on the fact that I “don’t want my kids to be the kind of kids that I would not want to be around in a public environment “ I am giving power to something I DO NOT WANT. There is a daaahh!! somewhere here.
Why is it that when it comes to my children I cannot express the same faith that I do when I want to find a parking spot at Costco? Why is it that I, who am certified in the Law of Attraction, lecture about positivity and goal setting, have written a book filled with examples of how LOA works, can’t just use the same force that brings me a cup of coffee to letting my children enjoy their creativity and reach for joy? Here I guess I can go back to the FEAR RESPONSE. It served the prehistoric man well, but am I taking it too far? Am I limiting my children’s success by setting limitations and possibly introducing the subject of impossibility?
I don’t know the answer. I just have to try to see if I can use the tools of the Law of Attraction in my parenting and one day at a time see how it turns out. Even looking at this sentence I can feel the resistance. I think I will go and do a few rounds of EFT on the subject and see how I feel J.
I hope you readers comment on this post. Weather you have children or not, I welcome an outside point of view. This is a way you can help me and perhaps many other parents as well as students of LOA better ourselves and push the limits of our imagination. More heads are better than one. I look forwards to reading your comments either anonymously or by signing in. Click the comment link bellow and write away.
Thank you and to your success till next week.