I don't know about you, but I have found the spring to be alive not only in the natural world around me, but also withIN me. This is a powerful season. I also have found that when I embrace my power, I have a greater impact on my kids and even my husband :). I know that it may sound a little crazy to you but it's real and it's true. They listen to me like never before when I own my own power.
I remember a few years ago, when I wasn't owning my power, I was having a conversation with Grace (my then 4 year old) about why mommy was going to go on a trip without her. I was explaining to her Grace that I needed to take some time for myself so that I could be the best mom possible and that I would come home fully refreshed. She looked up at me with her hands on her hips and said, "Mommy, taking care of me is your job! You shouldn't need a break."
Why didn't she believe me that time to myself was important?!
Because, at an energetic level, I didn't believe it myself. I thought that being a good mom meant always being fully present with my daughter. Please understand that these beliefs were unconscious, below my consciousness, and I didn't necessarily believe that taking time for myself was wrong. But none of that mattered. My unconscious beliefs were being shown to me.
How we feel about ourselves is played out among the people around us. Especially our children. So if your experience with your children is that they don't listen to you and/or not respecting you then your limiting beliefs about yourself must be discovered and shifted.
I'd like you to take a moment now and review your own life. Can you recall experiences that formed any limiting beliefs about your self-worth (or lack there of) that set in motion the chain of causes and effects that brought you to where you are today?
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behavior.
THIS is Mother's Empowerment, Ladies.
Let's take "ME time" as an example. All we must do to create more ME time in our lives is link enough pain to not having it and enough pleasure to having it. You have the ability to do this right now, but you might not exercise this ability because, like I did 3 years ago with my daughter, you've trained your mind to link pleasure to being self-sacrificing or you fear that taking time for yourself would be too painful or difficult.
At the same time, if you have ever met someone who takes adequate ME time, you know that they truly live a life they love.
This is what I want for you too- to truly love your life. If you'd like to talk to me about some strategies to make that happen you can make a FREE dream catcher appointment here.