I compiled a list of things I think every mom needs to share with her children.
Some of it is little stuff, but the little stuff can mean a lot in the long run!
Some of it is big stuff. Best to get out ahead of the ragged edge of life and not learn these things from personal experience!
I could write and entire blog post on many of these points. For the sake of brevity, I’m just throwing these gems out there in a concise manner. Thirty-seven years of clunky, awe-inspiring, depressing, invigorating, and humbling physical life have produced this list. May we all raise a glass to lessons learned from not valuing ourselves and not drinking enough water and not bringing the umbrella. Cheers to clarity and eagerness for what’s to come!
Take a sweater and a book with you wherever you go.
Have some cash in the glove compartment.
Avoid driving or getting gas at night.
No electronic devices in the bedroom.
Always lock your car and house doors, no matter where you are what time of day it is.
Keep all of your addresses and birthdays in one small book.
Write down a list of all due dates and minimum payments for bills.
File the police report.
Get your teeth cleaned twice a year – do not skip or postpone appointments.
Before you get out of bed in the morning, bask in the blessings and possibilities for the day.
Forgiveness has healing qualities that feel magical.
Meditation is the best way to stay in touch with your True Essence – the part of you that knows that all is well.
Sometimes, you are left with no choice but to rise above it all. This is a positive thing for your soul.
Knowing your energy type (from Live Your Truth) frees you and allows you to navigate life with high self-esteem. (Thank you, Carol Tuttle.)
Universe/Source/God knows all of the cooperative components and easiest paths to everything you desire. Relax, and trust that the journey will be serendipitous.
Alcohol ruins lives.
Simple muscle tests can help you determine if something is in your best interests.
Friendships may end when your vibration rises. Make peace with it. New friends are making their way to you.
Nobody is able to change a narcissist. Not even you. You are not supposed to sacrifice your well-being for a psychopath. You will merely become their new supply, and you will be left depleted and demoralized.
People can only operate from their own level of consciousness. The way they treat you is a reflection of that level. It is not a reflection of you.
Pay close attention to the way people treat you. Do they only come to you when they need attention? If you are kind to them in hopes that they will better themselves, they may take advantage of your kindness one day.
Planet Earth has a wide variety of people who have different levels of awareness. Before incarnating, you knew that you were up for the challenge of living and loving in a diverse environment. You knew that your gut could help you indicate when appropriate boundaries were necessary.
Think of a nasty person as a tiny, shaky chihuahua that won’t stop barking. They are only doing what they do best. Soon enough, they will turn their attention towards the next thing to bark at. They are addicted to finding things to bark at. They will attract more barking chihuahuas into their lives. They will all bark at everything together.
You are not the main character in anyone’s story. If they don’t respond to you within 48 hours, any one of 10,000 different things could be taking place. Give them the benefit of the doubt and shift your focus. (But consistent flakiness is a sign of disrespect.)
Be neutral about the dramas playing out in the world. Wear this world like a light garment. Nothing lasts forever. Your power lies in your alignment with Source, not in your entanglements with the collective anguish and angst in any given moment.
The Mockingbird media needs you to be strongly opinionated and easily disempowered in order to survive.
Your Higher Self is always connected to Source. You are always Home. When you withdraw from physical life, you will see how easy and delightful life could be from simply remembering the connection. Why wait? Relish life and make the most of it. It is a real gift.
Think twice before taking a brand new jab that is being pushed on healthy people. The creators of that jab do not benefit from healthy people – they need more people to be sick. Remember that narcissists need to invert reality and cause suffering in order to prop themselves up.
Keep any leader you support at arm’s length. Any hero can fall.
Have discernment when watching a teacher changing course and pressuring followers to fall in lockstep.
Never underestimate the therapeutic benefits of this 5-Step Process: 1) a good, long cry 2) a good, long nap 3) a good, long prayer 4) a good, long walk 5) a good, long phone call
Karma does take care of them, and you need not worry about it.
Learn your child’s love language. (And your partner’s, and your friend’s.)
The Bhagavad Gita.
You are your own authority. Own Your Self.