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Just wondered as this is something I am just now beginning to really think about. I always had this sort of vision that I had some grand spiritual destiny and that being a mother was something completely separate to that in my life. But with the nurturing Daniel needs and the spiritual ideas and thoughts he comes out with, too, I am starting to think my spirituality is more bound up with my children's than I ever imagined.
So if you already have children, how has the experience helped you grow spiritually, and what about your child as a person, how have they helped you evolve?
And if you don't yet have children, what about the WTTC and TTC journey, what has that given you spiritually, and how do you anticipate your spiritual growth will continue when you are blessed with a baby?
Its a connection to the Divine thats been strengthened.
Im not really sure they've helped me grow spiritually other than tightened that connection. I just feel like spirituality is so unique to each person that they are born with their own connection and its just another cog in the wheel that connects us all.
My kids have helped me learn some patience(and helped get rid of some of it) and they've taught me to find the innocence again in all things. You lose that as you grow but Ive found my kids help restore that a bit if I open myself up to it.
Having children has made Josh and I want our children to have a strong connection with the Earth and to not ever take it for granted. We want them to grow up "humbled" and not greedy or wanting to live with the whole "Keeping up with the Jones" type mentality.
Not sure if that answers your question but... that's what I got :loL:
Having my second child is what awoke me spiritually. If not for him, I may still be atheistic in my world view.
Aside from that, they teach me every single day to "practice what I preach." It's so easy to have theories on infinite patience and love, quite another to put it into practice. They challenge me to grow and stretch beyond what I think I'm capable of.
a huge thank-you to Mom2*Lauryn*Jacob* for my gorgeous siggy!