Have a Question? Ask Your Children.

Add subtitle text (1)Last night I was attempting to explain to my 10-year-old daughter that anxiety can come from believing something that’s not true.

“Our brains don’t know the difference between what’s real and what’s not real,” I said. I was about to launch into a sure-to-be-cumbersome definition of perception and reality, when she said:

“Right, because the mind and the brain are two separate things. The brain is physical and the mind is spiritual. If your mind thinks that something is real, then your brain and your body will act according to what you think.”

Whoa. I just got schooled. These kids—and I mean all kids of this generation and evolution—know a thing or two. They are hard-wired with the ability to hold a higher consciousness and vibration than their parents. In fact, Dr. Meg Blackburn Losey, in her book The Children of Now, details how the very DNA of today’s kids has changed. Electrical charges along DNA strands no longer move only in a linear fashion, but have begun jumping from strand to strand, along an electrical matrix. Losey calls it an amazing new development.

So when was the last time you turned to your own pint-sized sage for advice?

I found myself torn recently about whether to spend a fair amount of money on hiring a “professional” to help me with marketing materials. I told my 13-year-old son about my indecision and asked what he thought.

“Don’t do it,” he said immediately. “You can do it on your own. You know you can.”

I did know it. I just wasn’t sure until he said it so confidently.

Khalil Gibran’s poem, “On Children” reminds us of the true nature of children:

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

If you’ve got a decision to make, or a question on your mind, wouldn’t it be fun to ask your kids? They have their own thoughts, and what they say may be exactly what you need to hear.


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