Amidst fear and germs, novel viruses and flu, there are injuries of the body and of the heart. There are times when a trip to the doctor is inevitable and there are times we can turn to our minds and bodies- the source of wisdom so infinite that we constantly produce healing cells, respond lovingly and without prompt to illness and intruders to our systems, and we re-wire our brains to heal even when the injury is to the brain itself.
There are too many miraculous stories of healing from cancers, traumatic injuries and even returning after pronounced dead to be considered woo-woo. Science goes only so far to heal us, then our bodies and minds must do the rest. I doubt that many doctors, surgeons or nurses would disagree that at some point, the body either heals or it doesn't. At some point, it is beyond the control of anyone outside of ourselves.
This idea is so important as our children face the same "dangers" in the world we do. I've experienced first hand the fears we accidentally instill and the unwanted traits our kids assign themselves when trying to fight illness or frequently injured. My youngest went through months of research at the talented hands of Boston Children's doctors who explored his blood, his body systems, and his symptoms as he carried a high fever every day for the better part of a year. That year, he lost 28 days of school until the team at Children's reassured the school he wasn't contagious or likely to get other children sick. He wasn't more susceptible, he just wasn't well.
When a dear friend recommended essential oils for his spine and his feet, I knew that it was a great way to engage his inner healer and the oils have become a far greater force for good in our family than I could have ever guessed. Today, I want to share a meditation you can use to guide your child as they heal.
We can inspire our children to have a strong sense of "inner power" as they engage the body in a systematic clearing of illness, ignite their protective energy and relax the body. We can give them a script for drifting off to sleep or expanding their breath to calm down when the stress of illness is contributing to their difficulty. Imagine if we had been trained as children, to heal ourselves and we went out into the world with a tangible inner voice that said, "I am well, I am happy, I am safe." It won't happen over night, but young children are at their most creative and pre-teens are still very open to creative solutions, they still long for the warm touch of a parent when they are sick. They want to be well.
My youngest, who I spoke about earlier is still in the process of being re-wired for health. He is open to the power of nature and the powers inside himself to heal, but he still clings to illness and injury from time to time. It is now my mission to change that. Let's plant seeds of grit and grace. Let's raise our children to listen to the nurturing voice inside that flips the switch on inner healing and wisdom. Let's make it part of the strategy for a better, healthier future.
Read on for the meditation I use with my children as they heal. Find the free printout I created for your download. Also, it will be posted on my podcast soon. Subscribe for free on sinclair-emergence podcast. You can find it free on virtually any platform- oh, and the apps are- you guessed it, free as well.
Let me know how this works for you!
Love and healing,