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A Moment of Recogniton For Mother’s Day

In this time and on this planet, the collective focus is geared towards logic and compressed finite concepts which leads to a lack of understanding, and ultimately to fear. This creative, heart centered and freedom loving energy that is associated with the Feminine is not something that most people pay too much attention to in our Patriarchal minded world. In fact, in most circumstances the unfortunate goal is the suppression of these abstract and right brained qualities. We have placed far too much emphasis on living up to Masculine ideals, to the degree that it is not at all possible to maintain a balanced reality that honors all things and all people.

In our society, the mother and the role she plays is highly fragmented and deeply undervalued. So much so that females and mothers in most places have confusion over the roles that they are ‘supposed’ to play in their families, in their communities, for their children and most importantly for self, as they continually seek their worth from outside of themselves. As if there was actually a ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ way to be, to feel, to live and to love. We have forgotten our intuition and the inherent goodness that comes from living in the heart. This awareness and subsequent resolution is long past due.

The relationship with one’s mother is akin to the relationship one has to the Goddess. Personally, I place great importance on this. As many of you are aware I spend much of my time mending, nurturing and strengthening this bond and my connection with the Divine Feminine and through correspondence, the one with my own mother as well. One can easily say that this is the foundation and focus of my life. Knowing this, Mother’s Day is deeply significant to me since I am a daughter and I have daughters; since I am a mother and I have mothers; and since I am here pathworking on this planet, doing the Goddess’ work. The Goddess, the Earth and each of our ancestral mothers has provided all of us with nurturing, abundance and unconditional love even under the most adverse conditions no matter what humanity has done to thwart our perception throughout the eons of time, and whether we choose to maintain those illusions or not.

To my own mother: I honor and commend you for the work you have done and in how far you have come in restoring the collective wounds of the Feminine within yourself, and in everything you do. This path is not for the weary and is often an invisible journey no matter how meaningful the steps taken are. Your strength to turn against the crowd and march to the beat of your own drum, your courage to put yourself out there to try new things and find what feels most right for you, your persistence to break down old beliefs and long conditioned ideals within yourself, and your ongoing journey towards greater self love and self care is what I admire most about you. Doing this work has most certainly assisted me in my path, the path my daughters will walk, and whether anyone else in our family recognizes it or not – you have also assisted every single one of them just by being the change. I am grateful to be walking beside you. And I am proud to be your daughter in this life.

Happy Mother’s Day to you, mom, and to the rest of the blossoming goddess’ out there! I am sending my love and respect to each and every one of you.
Blessings,

~I.Goddess~

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A Letter To Our Unborn Child

I just wanted to take this opportunity to send out a quick note to our little angel waiting on the wings of creation to come into our life.

20140605_213911THE PARADOX OF LIFE AND DEATH

I know right now you are somewhere out there, working very hard to release yourself from the bonds and attachments that keep you grounded to the life you have just lived through. I also know that right now you are doing everything possible to understand all the lessons and idiosyncrasies that have found their way into your consciousness in order to grow and move beyond them in preparation for the life you are about to come into. You have already brought so many welcome changes into our world – and some of them were definitely long overdue. I can only hope that we are also inspiring the same for you.

As we all sit here in anticipation of what you are becoming in our lives, you also have a family that loves and mourns the loss of what you have been to them. Before moving forward, from the depths of my heart and soul, I would like to extend my love and gratitude to all of them for allowing you a loving and smooth transition from one reality to another; from their world, to ours.

To this most precious soul that is entering into our lives under the guise of daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, loved one and friend, I assure you and those that you are presently attached to, that we will do everything in our power to honor and love you in the best ways we know how.

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY

beachdayaugust5croppedBelieve it or not, your daddy even had a prophetic dream before we had any clue at all that we were actually having a baby! Well, sort of, we didn’t realize it at the time…but let me explain it a bit more. Approximately a week after I was actually pregnant neither of us consciously yet knew it, yet your daddy told me about a dream he had, and in it he said that I looked ‘different’. Of course I pursued understanding exactly what he meant by ‘different’, and he attempted to delicately explain what he saw. He told me that I didn’t look like ‘me’ anymore. I was quite confused, and he continued on saying that I was ‘me’, but I definitely didn’t have my girlish figure any longer. I laughed, but I will admit that I was a little alarmed and thought it might be time to do a little fasting in case I was hanging onto any excess weight that I didn’t need any longer. And so I attempted to fast like I had so many times before — but it didn’t work. I kept explaining to your dad as I tried to understand it myself, that something in my body was not allowing me to go without food, and that I actually needed to eat more than I was used to eating. I was completely perplexed and yet I honored myself and did what I felt was right for me in that moment – and so I ate! Again, neither of us knowing at all that this dream was going to hold so much meaning and so much truth as we unknowingly embarked upon this pregnancy and all the bodily changes that naturally came with it. At this time you were most definitely conceived and in my womb. And after this seed point and a few long weeks of ‘morning sickness’ (all day sickness!), the cravings began! However, this is another story, for another time….

‘LAMBZEY’ IS BORN!

In many ways you were conceived in our consciousness long before it actually happened in this physical reality. In fact, it was well over a year ago when daddy and I did a simple ceremony together to signify our love and commitment to each other. That very day we saw this sweet little stuffed lamb and decided to take it home to have something physical to anchor us to this truth that we shared. We named it ‘LambZey’. We felt LambZey was a perfect name to represent this merger – “Lamb” of course for your father’s lineage, and “Zey” to represent my side of the lineage (Zeytinoglu) – in harmony with each other. I feel that since that very moment we have unconsciously been holding space for you to enter into our lives. Throughout this pregnancy we have nicknamed you ‘LambZey’ to everyone, yet even before any doctors would confirm that you were in fact a girl – we both already knew it, and we both received confirmation from you exactly what your name would be. We knew this beyond a shadow of a doubt within three days of knowing that I was indeed pregnant. We have safely held your name within our hearts and have only told our closest family members…but I have to confess, I can’t wait to announce you to the rest of the world!

lambzeybelly21croppedHere is the little lamb that has been holding space for you in our world, and your dad’s creative expression of LambZey!

Sweet soul, I ab-soul-utely love you and I hold deeply sacred the gift that has been given to us as you have presented yourself into our lives. Little angel from heaven ~ I cannot wait to hold you in my arms and to give you wings to once again fly. As we eagerly anticipate the beginning of our new journey altogether, know that love will all-ways be the foundation for the life we will share.

Deeply in love and in gratitude,

Mommy

 

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The k(NO)wing of Parenting

THE STATEMENT THAT STRUCK A CHORD:

“…because the inability to say “No”—the inability to set personal boundaries—is one of the most common, insidious causes of human suffering.”

Subject matter for this post was extracted and quoted from this article: The Reason Every Kid Should Talk Back To Their Parents

If we build a world from the perspective of Love as Unity Conscious Beings, boundaries will be obsolete. Until this manifests more fully in our planets’ collective consciousness, I deeply resonate with the linked article.

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“Do children need to learn to set boundaries assertively rather than aggressively? Yes. Do they need to learn the art of compromise? Definitely. Do they need to learn to wisely choose moments of submission? Absolutely.

But all of that learning begins with a ‘No’.”

Saying NO is the first step to Self empowerment and to finding a new way to experience life, when the old one does not feel good any longer. This discontinues the perpetuation of old dogmas and belief systems that caused your separation in the first place. After you assert your NO, you have a clean slate to build on. The next step is discovering the new and improved commonality to create the win/win between ‘this’, and ‘that’.

Personally, I feel that in her 8th year, my daughter and I are finding more and more common ground in our foundation, and surely, achieving this means that she will also replicate this pattern in her own subjective world. Of course there is some resistance in moments, this is the only way for her to safely learn about and assert her power in constructive ways. Personally, I feel my purpose as her guide in this world is to teach her about the Universal Laws in action – by maintaining my integrity and by being a living example to her, by allowing her to experience the ebb and flow of life, and by sharing information with her openly and authentically ~ but always through the intention of Love.

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When practicing the Law of Self you will understand that saying YES to Self and remaining in one’s own integrity (which is the most important practice) – at times involves saying NO to others. This is healthy non-conformity, and something we should always strive for and honor. When we honor it in Self, we will quite naturally honor it in others as well – mostly importantly, in our children. In saying NO and causing a temporary separation to find a greater alignment within Self, we must acknowledge that the responsibility is on us to find a more natural flow in our lives and with others, and to live this example for our children to model themselves after. Teach by example. We will most definitely foster a society of Self responsible beings; beings who have the ability to respond to Self.

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~IG~

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The Child Within

I will begin this post by linking you to my last post, which is the first installment titled “A Tip For Manifesting Benevolently“.

IT IS TIME TO GIVE YOUR CHILD A VOICE

What did you receive when you were a child? We always talk about the wounded ego, but what did you receive that was benevolent as a child? Did you receive Love? Stuff? Freedom? Structure? Education? Everyone received something. If you can’t pinpoint it immediately, bring yourself into the center of your heart. Give yourself a minute or two once you do. When you feel you are in a state of Love, bring the question to your heart and wait for the answer to come to you. This is your gift. It may come to you in the form of a Vision. Through a Voice. A Knowing. A Sense. Or any combination thereof. Once you have an answer – you can repeat the process and see if there are any more gifts – who knows what our beliefs and the stories we have told ourselves have covered up and hidden from our remembrance. Love will always reveal Truth. Maybe acknowledging this – what we perceived as ‘good’, we will soften the negative association to that which made us who we are today – our past. Our past should be our best friend, yet we run around our day to day lives trying to do anything but come face to face with who we once were or what we once did. In essence, we are running from our own selves. We should be celebrating what got us here, all of it – rather than running from the imperfection we judge and ultimately cornering ourselves into it that which we are running from. What if we chose to consciously balance out the story ourselves, in little ways? That’s all it takes!

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If we are so compelled to remember the bad things – why not challenge ourselves to remember one good thing for every one bad thing you perceive(d). This would surely create a balanced playing field at the core of our foundation.

~IG~

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Stuck? Change ONE Thing!

It’s funny how if we let them, things change over the years. Enjoying the contrast and the dichotomy of who we are now, is even more interesting. As an example of this, in school they taught me to use numbers in Math class, and to use words to tell stories in English class. Of course, I still do this when the necessity arises, however, because of this foundation, I have been able to expand upon my world in ways I would have not really imagined possible way back then in elementary school.

Now I use numbers to tell stories through Mystical Numerology, and I use words with the math I learned back in school! How backwards! But not really. It actually creates a much more whole picture to be able to access Truth in each living moment. My daughter is fascinated by this work I do, and especially with this very magical thing I do with numbers, however for now I have had to deny her request to learn my craft while she creates her own solid foundations in school. There will be a time for all of that! For now, I will share with you!

The solutions we utilize for ourselves in our healing processes do not have to be grandeur by any means. In fact, in my own world, I would say the more accessible it is for everyone to use and easily apply to their lives, the more of a miracle it becomes! Simplicity is where it’s at! Here I would like to share something very basic that came to me to show me just how easy it is to heal ourselves, and our lives. Easy as 1, 2, 3 as some would say! And once you start paying attention to the changes you make and noticing the impact it has on your life, you will want to change much more than ONE thing – guaranteed!

*If you change just ONE of these your life will naturally add up differently!*

Your Perspectives + Your Patterns + Your Cycles = Your Life

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~IG~

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For Laughing Out Loud!

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For anyone who knows me remotely well at this point in my life, they know that I am constantly paying attention to my body and my environment, and the feedback system it provides me with. After so many years of ignoring it, subduing it, silencing it, numbing it and fighting it – I am happily committed to being tuned in and mindful of this connection, and the wisdom and understanding that comes through it. Apparently, this has become a staple in my daughters life as well.

This evening I was going through clothes with my daughter, Alecks, getting her ready to head back to school. We had some fun and she was getting tired of taking clothes on and off, and by the end of it she was asking me to do this for her. I told her I needed her help because she wasn’t a baby anymore. Again she claimed she was too tired as she sprawled herself across the bed, this time adding that it was my fault! As I failed in my attempt to hide my surprise and consequential disbelief, she went on to say that I was the one that was making her laugh so much, and that this was taking way too much of her energy away from our focus of trying on the clothes. She continued telling me that at school when she ran she could run very fast, unless her friends were making her laugh. Then she became wobbly and wishy washy in how she performed, and that the laughing didn’t allow her body to have enough ‘structure’ to run faster.

So now that I have received this feedback in my world. What the heck do I do with it? I am filled with wonder and awe as I realize just how often this child takes me completely out of the box, and out of the safe confines of my own B.S. (Belief Systems). This child offers me yet another opportunity for expansion. The questions begin racing through my mind. Do we really become weak or wishy washy from laughing? Why do we laugh? Is laughing just a coping mechanism so that we don’t have to really feel that we actually feel bad? Is it something we use as a distraction, and most useful in times of physical healing? Being wishy washy would definitely assist in allowing someone to shift into a more relaxed state of being to allow for healing to take place. Maybe it is through laughter that we offer a true surrender to what is, and let go long enough for a miracle to take place?

However, in our everyday lives, is laughing a happy cover-up for our actual weaknesses? A welcome distraction? Is this a mere shift in the kaleidoscope from the archetype of the Emperors New Clothes that I just read about in Timur’s blog (http://believeinthesummit.com/mirror-mirror/)?  I would have never thought of laughing as something to make you lose strength and/or structure, however the spike in one’s frequency would take energy to accommodate. It’s amazing just how tuned in these young ones are. Where we adults take things for granted through our conditioned experiences and responses, they are open to seeking and speaking, not knowing the collective illusions we have bought into and continue to corroborate. I would have never even realized there was a possibility that laughter could affect me in any way but a positive one, I have been told too many times that laughter is always a good thing. As with everything, it has it’s moment of upliftment, but also its moments of detriment, depending on what one’s focus is.

In the case of healing, I would have to still agree that laughter heals, but like anything, it is a tool. And anything in excess creates unbalance and instability which will eventually weaken you. Depending on where one stands, ultimately dictates the view we choose to adopt. My world seems to continuously be thrown outside of the neat and tidy boxes I have created for myself, so I might as well tell everyone what the view is like over here!

Any thoughts?

~IG~

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Do You Care?

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Do you remember being a child? Do you remember how you came into this life caring about EVERYTHING? Do you still care the same way? If not, why? I am sure most of us have been criticized and poked at, and over the years growing up we decided it was easier NOT to care about things the same way anymore. Call it self preservation.

As we let go of our sensitive caring nature, what else did we lose with it?

OUR INTEGRITY!!!

Even though we gave away our power and stopped caring. someone else did care! What did ‘they’ do with your vote? Did they care from YOUR heart? And with YOUR Soul?

Every single time you say you don’t care about something – YOU ARE GIVING YOUR POWER AWAY!!! Just sayin’…. we came to this planet to care! What are you doing with your energy?

~IG~

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