Question: I am 20 weeks pregnant. I’ve already felt the strong precious being inside of me. Especially when I am praying I feel the Spirit in my child. What words of direction can you give to me about being a mother who nurtures and never crushes or hinders a child’s awareness of the Truth, True Life? I desire for my child to be truly free from the inside out.
Answer: I commend you for your wish. Now you must do the hard work of actualizing this right desire. Children, especially those still in the womb, are virtual sponges of all orders of impressions. Every breath drawn taken in a negative state is a breath blown into that child’s lungs. You can figure out the rest, but let me add an important note: The fear that I have fallen or failed my child gives my child not my wish for solid ground, but instead a soiled ground. Just drop the moments in which you find yourself compromised. Stay awake as best you can. The very energy you attract to yourself by your wish to awaken gives your child a kind of “food” that gives him/her a tremendous head start in developing its essence.
Question: I understand the nature of fear and how it feeds on itself, but I would like to know more about the right words and actions to be used when dealing with my child’s fear of the dark. I know she will sense my essence, therefore I would like guidance in this area.
Answer: Children naturally are nourished, for either the good or bad of that inner food, by the energetic states they pick up from us. One of the problems you’re facing here (that we all face) is that you don’t want to make a mistake. Consider this: How else do we learn what is true other than by being willing to enter into uncertain conditions and therein finding out for ourselves what works and what doesn’t. This action, for instance, even the most feeble attempt to explain to your child the nothingness of fear, you will learn from and so will she. Go to work.
Only as each of us awakens to our actual condition in life, dominated as we are to one degree or another by a discontented self, can we ever hope to use our free will to give up our willfully discontented self in favor of a new and true allegiance with what is peace and contentment itself…
In this short audio clip, Guy Finley talks about some of the characteristics of free will — the capacity to choose what we love — and the higher kind of responsibility that comes with that gift.