Oct 27, 2023

Working On Ourselves So We Become Better Parents

Working On Ourselves So We Become Better Parents

When I was thinking about what message I want to share with you today it was clear there's a huge focus on needing to release, go inward and expand beyond all the timelines at play, taking place collectively and individually. 

As the quickening continues creating an incredible amount of swirling unstable energy many of us can feel the energy of excitement or uneasiness in the air. (It all depends on what you are tapping into and your viewpoint.) 

A true metamorphosis is an individual's journey and I feel many of us are on this journey right now individually but also collectively. I myself have been through a crazy rollercoaster of releasing the past few years, from processing loved ones behaviors, being present through the final years of a loved ones journey, being surrounded by the very young and the very old, and by going through my own very real health scare, I have witnessed multiple timelines and experiences. 

When we work on our inner selves and our own personal growth our outer circumstances begin to change. Chaos can often ensue as you're stirring up stuck beliefs, stuck energy, old baggage and negativity. We are watching this play out on the world stage right now. 

There are four areas I want to draw your attention to as we all go through the next few years of transformation.

Spiritual Bypassing - Instead of getting lost in only focusing on the glittery facade of life, strive for a balanced perspective. This helps to embrace the beauty and joy, but also recognize the shadows and challenges that might be existing in our lives. By acknowledging both the light and the cloudiness within, we can cultivate a deeper understanding of ourselves and others. When we resist the temptation to judge others for their struggles, and instead offer compassion and support we connect with our own vulnerabilities, we become more empathetic and open-hearted, creating an authentic spiritual journey that transcends the limitations of spiritual bypassing.

-As you go within and begin to heal, let go and tap into your inner guidance system (intuition) on a deeper level. At first you might find that the people and events showing up in your life may not be what you'd consider "high vibe" or up to your standards, this may seem confusing. You may be asking yourself, "Why is this happening to me?". You might feel triggered or feel offended. 

Try not to judge the people and events. Try and see the situation as an opportunity to get clarity. Try and see each situation for what it is. Once you gain clarity, it becomes easier to clear, release and move through the situation or trauma you are healing. When you become more clear you're more able to expand allowing in more light and more love for yourself and for others.  

Discernment - In a world full of distortions, multiple timelines and an ample amount of opinions. Having discernment is critical. One thing Stacy and I have spoken about in our book - “10 Ways To Parent Consciously; Parenting In The New Paradigm” is picking and choosing between all the advice that flows your way when you become a new parent. Everyone has an experience or opinion. Being able to determine what incoming information serves you and what does not can help you to be able to make the best choices for yourself and your family.

This includes advice regarding what's best for your family spiritually, medically, & mentally. I’m not saying don’t be open to others opinions and feedback. That is a given, just be sure to tap into your intuition and listen to its feedback too. What might be a great fit for the masses may not be the best fit for you. 

Talking about discernment leads me to my next topic.

Staying Sovereign - Maintain your personal power. Again, make choices that are the best fit for you and your family. Discuss with your partner how you’re going to navigate the world together as a family. The push to be “normal” and to fit in is in the extremes. From schooling, to medical choices, spiritual choices and more. Stay in your sovereignty not allowing others to push their guidelines on to you. Not all societal “guidelines” are the best option. Use and trust your intuition and be sure to tap into your clairs. Align with your inner guidance system and spiritual guides to help bring you into a place of clarity when you are confused. Stepping away from all electronics, turning off social media and media for a period of time is also an excellent way for clarity to drop in. 

Self Reflection - When we continue to work on ourselves allowing growth and expansion we become more emotionally and spiritually present. When we are more present we are more available fully for the children and people in our lives. We also create a ripple effect of groundedness and oneness that reflects and ripples out into the world. 

Intentionally working on ourselves, helps us become a living example for our children, grandchildren and people in our Earth experience. By demonstrating self-awareness, personal growth, and a commitment to our own well-being, we show our children the importance of self-care, self-improvement, and lifelong learning. We teach them that it is okay to make mistakes, learn from them, and strive to become better versions of ourselves, and to love others where they are at on their own journey.

Moreover, when we work on ourselves, we develop qualities such as empathy, compassion, patience, and resilience. These qualities not only benefit us personally but also enable us to create a positive impact on our children’s lives and the world at large. We become more conscious of our actions and consequences, making intentional choices that align with our values and contribute to a better future.

Carol Lawrence

About Carol Lawrence

Dreams do come true. I'm thriving in the mountains with my husband of 37 years, six chickens, one dog and relishing time spent with my granddaughters and family. I’m a best-selling co-author of Women On Purpose; 13 Women Share Their Journey To Living Their Highest Calling, co-author of my Intentional Conscious Parenting blog, and the book 10 Ways To Parent Consciously; Parenting In The New Paradigm. I’ve published numerous blogs, printed journals, and parenting printables. I have a passion for supporting the inner light of the children, helping changemakers/wayshowers and soulpreneurs behind the scenes in their businesses as an OMB, and writing on a variety of topics.

Oct 24, 2023

October's Intentional Conscious Parenting Tip: Adding Variety to Your Child's Life

As parents, we often find ourselves settling into routines and sticking to what we know works for our children. While this can provide stability and comfort, it's important to remember the value of introducing variety into our child's life. This Fall, let's make a conscious effort to expand their horizons by exposing them to a variety of activities, experiences, and foods. By doing so, we can help them develop a sense of curiosity, adaptability, and a broader perspective on the world around them.

Exploring Different Activities

Children thrive on new experiences and opportunities to learn. By exposing them to a variety of activities, you can spark their curiosity and help them discover new interests and talents. Consider the following:

Firstly, take advantage of local community events and festivals. These often offer a wide range of activities suitable for children of all ages. From arts and crafts workshops to interactive science exhibits, there is something for everyone. By attending these events, you expose your child to different cultures, traditions, and hobbies. Locally, it's the season to visit local pumpkin patches, apple pressing events and Halloween parties. What events are taking place in your area?

Secondly, encourage your child to participate in extracurricular activities. Whether it's joining a sports team, taking up a musical instrument, or joining a dance class, these activities provide an opportunity for your child to explore their interests, develop new skills, and meet new friends. The key is to support their choices while gently nudging them to try something outside of their comfort zone.

Thirdly, don't overlook the power of nature. Spending time outdoors allows children to connect with the world around them and discover the wonders of the natural environment. Take them on hikes, picnics, or simply let them explore the backyard. Encourage them to observe and ask questions about the plants, animals, and elements they encounter. By fostering a love for nature, you open up a whole new realm of exploration for your child.

Experiencing New Things

In addition to exploring different activities, it's important to expose your child to a variety of experiences. This can be as simple as trying new foods, visiting new places, engaging in cultural activities or learning about history. Plan family outings to new places. It could be a museum, a historical site, or even a local farm. These experiences provide opportunities for your child to learn about history, art, science, or agriculture in a hands-on and interactive way. Encourage them to ask questions and engage with the exhibits or activities offered.

When it comes to food, encourage your child to step outside their comfort zone and try new flavors and cuisines. Introduce them to a variety of fruits, vegetables, and dishes from different cultures. This not only expands their palate but also teaches them about other cultures and appreciation for different traditions. We know, that little ones are picky. Don't force new foods, simply offer new options to try. 

As parents, grandparents and important people in our children's lives, it's our responsibility to provide our children with a well-rounded upbringing. By adding variety to their lives, we expose them to new opportunities for growth. 

This Fall, let's break free from our routines and explore the world together. Let's seize the moment and embark on an intentional journey of conscious parenting.

Thank you for joining us and supporting the inner light of the children,

Carol and Stacy

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Sep 25, 2023

4 Ways To Support Struggling Families Amid High Prices

4 ways to support struggling families

Helping Families in Need: Ways to Alleviate the Struggle of High Prices

Imagine the stress and anxiety of not being able to provide enough food for your family. Unfortunately, this is the reality for many families today, as the high prices of food and everyday living costs make it increasingly difficult to put meals on the table. 

There are ways we can all come together to help these families in need. In this blog post, we will explore several actionable ways to make a difference and ensure that no family goes hungry. As things get more crazier it's going to take everyone banding together to make sure the children are getting fed.

Sep 3, 2023

September's Intentional Conscious Parenting Tip: Guiding Kids Through a Changing World

September conscious parenting tip: creating a safe space

September's Intentional Conscious Parenting Tip: Guiding Kids Through a Changing World

September. The air begins to hold a hint of autumn's crispness, the leaves begin their slow transition into a blend of colors, and our children are adjusting to a new academic year. But this September isn't just about the changing seasons or back-to-school/homeschooling routines. It's about facing a world that feels different, a world that may seem more chaotic and unbalancing for some parents and their children.

News headlines scream of climate change, political unrest, and public health crises. The uncertainty and fear that you may feel can easily seep into your parenting, creating an atmosphere of anxiety in your home. But it doesn't have to be this way. As parents, we have the power to create a safe space for our children and be able to guide them through these turbulent times with grace and resilience. This is where intentional conscious parenting comes in.

Intentional conscious parenting is about being present, mindful, and deliberate in our interactions with our kids. It's about fostering an environment of safety, understanding, and open communication. 

Our September’s Intentional Conscious Parenting Tip is about helping our kids navigate the changing world without transferring our fears onto them. 

Aug 6, 2023

Supporting Empathic Children: Strategies for Preventing Sensory Overload


supporting empathic children

Raising Empaths: Recharging After Sensory Overload.

Introverts and extroverts see and interact with the world differently. When raising empathic, introverted, or hyper-sensitive children it's important to be attuned to your child's needs and energetic boundaries. 

Remember even extroverted children can become overwhelmed and feel overstimulated too. Some children are more sensitive than others. Adjust your parenting techniques and skills accordingly to your child.

As parents, we strive to understand and support our children's unique traits and needs. One such trait that may require special attention is empathy. Empathic children have an incredible ability to sense and absorb the emotions and energies of those around them. While this sensitivity can be a gift, it can also lead to sensory overload and emotional exhaustion. In this article, we will explore strategies for recharging empathic children after sensory overload, allowing them the space and freedom they need to thrive.

Jul 30, 2023

August's Intentional Conscious Parenting Tip: Children's Ideas And Who They Are Matters

August conscious parenting tip

As parents, we often find ourselves in the role of guiding and teaching our children, but it's essential to remember that their ideas and who they are as individuals matter. Every child is unique, with their own thoughts, feelings, and perspectives on the world. It's our responsibility to create a safe and nurturing environment where they can express themselves, be heard, and have their ideas validated. 

Jul 26, 2023

Creating Healthy Habits: The Key to Balanced Screen-Time

Balanced screen time

Creating healthy habits when it comes to using electronics is not a one-time task, but a continuous process. It involves setting clear boundaries, establishing routines, and providing guidance. 

Remember, our children learn more from what they see us do than what we tell them to do. So, it's essential that we, as parents, model healthy electronic habits ourselves.

Jul 22, 2023

Enjoying Shark Week as a Family All Week Long, Plus A Free Shark Coloring Page

Shark Week is an annual event that brings excitement, wonder, and a sense of adventure to households across the nation. It's a time when families gather around the television, eagerly waiting to learn more about these magnificent creatures that roam the depths of the ocean. But why limit the fun to just a few days? With a little planning and creativity, you can turn Shark Week into an entire week of family bonding and educational experiences. In this blog post, we'll explore different ways to enjoy Shark Week as a family all week long, creating lasting memories and fostering a love for marine life.

Jul 17, 2023

The Balancing Act: Human Connection vs. Digital World

human connection vs digital world

Each one of us, as parents, knows the challenge of maintaining balance in our lives. But when it comes to our kids and their interaction with the digital world, the balancing act takes on a whole new level. It's no secret that today's children are more tech-savvy than ever, with gadgets and devices becoming their constant companions. But as we increasingly rely on technology in our daily lives, it's essential to remember the importance of human connection and face-to-face interaction.

Of course, there's no denying the benefits of technology. It aids in learning, provides endless information at our fingertips, and lets us stay connected with friends and family across the globe. But it's also easy for children, and even adults, to lose themselves in the digital world, missing out on the real world's experiences and, more importantly, human connection.

In this age of digital saturation, conscious parenting requires us to teach our children the value of balancing their time spent on electronic devices with time spent interacting with people. It's not about completely eliminating technology from their lives, but about helping them use it in a way that enhances their lives rather than consumes them.

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Jul 9, 2023

July's Intentional Conscious Parenting Tip: Mindfulness and Presence

 Mindfulness and Presence: The Art of Being in the Now

Julys conscious parenting tip

As parents, one of the most precious gifts we can give our children is the practice of mindfulness and the ability to be present in the moment. In a world where attention is constantly being pulled in different directions, teaching our children to be present can help them focus, reduce stress, and enhance their emotional well-being.

Jun 24, 2023

June's Intentional Conscious Parenting Tip: Connection Over Correction

Conscious parenting tip: Connection Over Correction

Prioritize connection over correction.

Instead of immediately jumping to discipline or punishment when your child misbehaves, take the time to connect with them and understand what's going on with them emotionally.

This can help build trust and strengthen your relationship, which can ultimately lead to better behavior.

May 28, 2023

Reading, Outdoor Activities, And Free Play - Happy And Healthy Summer Fun

Parenting Tips For Summer Fun

Summer is a great time for kids to have fun, relax, and enjoy themselves. However, it is important to ensure that they stay healthy and active during this time. 

Encouraging kids to engage in reading, outdoor activities, and free play can go a long way in keeping them happy and healthy all summer long.