When we choose Conscious Parenting there is no shortage of teachable moments. Almost every situation offers us a moment to share insight, to point out something unique about ourselves or the world and to help our child become critical thinkers about not only their lives, but the world we live in.
The question at hand is always two-fold: ‘Why and for what?’ Why are we having this experience and for what reason. What are we trying to learn and in what way is this learning unfolding in our lives.
Jealousy is an interesting energy and it tells us so much about ourselves. Often confused or lumped in with envy, jealousy is definitely not envy.
When we are jealous we have anger or resentment come up. We don’t like that someone else has something that we want and our reaction is to act out. We display insecurity, we become mean, we seek to make the object of our jealousy less. Aside from offering insight into our own life lessons and offering us an opportunity to learn, grow and heal, I don’t find jealousy to be a productive energy.
Envy on the other hand shows up as a wistfulness for something that someone else has. Whether it’s their life-style, or it’s something they own or it’s something in their personality; we look at them and thing ‘I wish I had that.’ I find envy to be a great tool for us, because when we have conscious awareness of ‘envy’ we can stop wishing and start creating. When we are envious we can stop and ask ourselves, ‘is this something I really want?’ and if the answer is ‘yes’ then we can set about creating it in our lives.
Jealousy doesn’t have this saving grace. But it is a great teacher. Jealousy shows us where we have lack or where we aren’t filling in with our light and our own self-validation and self-appreciation.
Where envy is an outward experience that creates an inward experience; jealousy is an inward experience that creates an outward experience. In other words, we feel envy when someone has something (outward) and the experience is to have a sense of something missing or something that we want (inward). With jealousy, we first feel the anger or the resentment which is inward and then we lash out or project it out on the person or object that ignited our jealousy.
With our children it is infinitely powerful to help them first understand the difference in the two energies and then second, to help them learn what they need to learn from each experience.
With envy, they can learn to be happy for those who have something and then set about in their own way, creating the same or even more in their own life. We use ‘mock-up’ bubbles in our family. We see or say what it is that we want, envision a bubble, put what we want in it and hand the bubble to our Spirit so we can create it. We also use Flying Wish paper to write our hopes and desires on and then release these in to the universe.
With Jealousy, our children can learn that feeling good about ourselves comes from within. If what someone else has or is makes us feel angry or resentful, it’s time to turn our focus inward and find the things that make us feel good about ourselves.
Helping your child understand the difference and the gifts in both envy and jealousy now will support them for years to come.
© Christine Agro 2013
Christine Agro is a Mom, a Metaphysical Expert, an Internationally Renowned Clairvoyant. You can find out more about her, about private readings and about upcoming courses, talks and workshops by visiting www.christineagro.com
Propolis is considered an herb because it changes little from its material state. Propolis is comprised of resins which bees collect from tree buds and bark. When tested, the propolis is almost identical to the original resins seeping from the trees, thus classifying it as an herb. Bees use it to fortify the hive; not only using it to seal up minute holes, but also using it to prevent disease, parasites and bacteria from entering the hive.
Bee Propolis has been used since ancient times as both a topical and internal healing agent. There is record of it being used by the Egyptians, the Greeks and the Romans, by the Incas in the 11th century and by the French in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Topically it can be used to heal burns, cuts, wounds and warts. It is an effective anti-fungal and anti-microbial agent and has been effective in eliminating MRSA (antibiotic resistant bacteria). Most of the information about the effectiveness of Bee Propolis is anecdotal amassed over thousands of years of use. Today though there are a handful of laboratory and clinical studies that have examined both the anti-microbial and anti-fungal potential of Propolis.
In 2004 a study was published by an Israeli research group in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. The group studied ‘the effectiveness of a syrup containing Echinacea, Propolis and Vitamin C in preventing respiratory tract infections in children.’[i] The study included 430 children ages one to five years old with one group receiving the herbal remedy and the other receiving a placebo.
Of the children who took the herbal remedy, there were 55% less instances of respiratory tract infections and if these children did get sick, it was for a shorter period of time.
Additional studies have been done in the Netherlands, Romania and Poland all showing that Propolis acts as a preventative for respiratory tract infections and greatly reduces the recovery time in contracted cases, when used in combination with antibiotics.
Caution: Both adults and kids can take Bee Propolis, but if you have bee allergies then you may be severely allergic to Bee Propolis; additionally if you are uncertain, the same concerns are valid. If you don’t know if you have a bee allergy, you can avoid Propolis altogether, or you can do a test by taking a small amount and observing your reaction. Logic would tell us, do it when others are around so you can get help if you need it. As always, if you are uncertain about any type of remedy, consult your doctor before using it.
Topically you can mix Propolis with raw honey to place on open wounds.
Internally, the recommend dosage is 500 mg daily for prevention. I advise taking it two weeks on and two weeks off or five days on and two days off particularly during high cold and flu season. By taking a break it lets your body’s own immune system reset and strengthen, rather than being consistently fortified. If you feel yourself coming down with something, take 1000 mg for a few days and see if you can ward whatever it is off.
I’ve been taking Bee Propolis since the early Fall and have noticed a marked difference in my immunity this year.
If you are interested in learning more about Bee Propolis and the many benefits of all bee products, I recommend you read ‘Basic Health Publications User’s Guide to Propolis, Royal Jelly, Honey and Bee Pollen: Learn How to use “Bee Food” to Enhance Your Health and Immunity’ by C. Leigh Broadhurst, Ph.D. The author offers a comprehensive overview of all Bee Products. A few others include: BEE WELL BEE WISE with Bee Pollen, Bee Propolis, Royal Jelly (Dr Jensen’s Health Handbook #5) and Bee Propolis: Natural Healing from the Hive (Nature’s Remedies S.) by James Fearnley
(C) Christine Agro 2013
Christine Agro is a Mom, Clairvoyant, Metaphysical Expert and Traditional Naturopath/Master Herbalist. Christine has a new book coming out in February, ’10 Ways to Naturally Avoid Colds and Flu (…and What To Do When They Come Knocking) Second Edition. Visit Christine’s website and subscribe to her blog and you’ll be alerted when the book is available. Please find more information at www.christineagro.com
1. C. Leigh Broadhurst, Ph.D., Jack Challem Editor, Basic Health Publications User’s Guide to Propolis, Royal Jelly, Honey and Bee Pollen: Learn How to use “Bee Food” to Enhance Your Health and Immunity. Basic Health Publications, Inc., 2005, Kindle Version, Loc 303.
It’s such a simple question, but such an involved question.
December was a particularly challenging month for Caidin and it made me stop and reflect on this blog.
I love sharing information, insight and guidance and my ‘way’ has always been to share real life stories. I think they help you to connect to the information and to even look for similarities or dis-similarities in your own life.
If you remember, when I started this blog in my very first post I shared with you my hopes for the blog and an idea of what I would share with you. I mentioned that I wouldn’t share too many specifics with regard to Caidin’s health and wellness as in the past I found as soon as I mentioned that something worked, or he did or did not have something; the opposite would happen for him.
Schools take considerable precautions today, ones we wish they didn’t have to. But really, if a school system feels the need to have an armed gunman in their school, let that be their decision, their choice.
The NRA has begun running public ads criticizing the President and calling him an ‘elite hypocrite’ for not endorsing their armed gunman plan, claiming that his daughters get armed protection, shouldn’t every child” What? What kind of crazy is this? Ever President’s family has received secret service protection. And I have no desire to have the NRA speak on my behalf or try to represent me in any way whatsoever.