Strengthening Children’s Intuition Through Truth
Children are intuitive beings and their intuitive abilities deserve to be respected and cultivated through reverence and truth.
When children’s intuition is not honored and recognized as true knowledge, their abilities begin to dwindle. The potential to recognize intuition may eventually become only a small internal whisper, a nagging feeling that they try to shake as they grow older. Sooner or later, if this process continues, they forget that they have an intuition at all. They ignore the wisdom that radiates from within.
This is disempowering. It disconnects children from an integral aspect of their being. It is disembodying.
We want children who are embodied and empowered. While there are many ways to nurture children’s intuition, I will be talking specifically about the importance of truth.
Strive to be True
In my article, Show up for Yourself & Show up for your Child, I discuss the importance of the biofield in interacting with others. If you have not had a chance to read it, here is the link. It has information from which this article builds.
For a quick reminder, here is a blurb describing what the biofield is:
“Your intertwined energy is engaging in reciprocal communication through your respective biofields. This is very important information that can nurture our interactions and empower emotional regulation in children. In addition, this conversation of energy contributes to the positive development of empathy, literacy development, relationship building/sustaining, cognitive development, and overall wellbeing, just to list a few.
The concept of the biofield has been recognized by many names in most cultures and spiritual practices over the course of history. In modern times the biofield describes the idea that all living entities produce, interact, and react with energy fields as a necessary part of optimal well-being. The energetic information held in the biofield is communicative and receives knowledge from internal and external sources. It sends information outward, influencing the energy fields of those nearby.”
“…These energy fields are in continuous interaction with the multiplicity of energy fields in the environment, it appears that information about nonlocal events and process is conveyed back to the body and processed as intuition.” The Coherent Heart”
Children can intuitively feel when they are lied to. They can sense that the information they are receiving is not in alignment with the truth they feel inside. They can tell something is off.
However, you as the parent are in a position of great power and influence. Children, especially when young, have an inborn and established inclination to trust you. In fact, you have been building this trust-based relationship since your baby was born. Every time your baby cried and you responded with care, you nurtured trust. This familial trust empowered your baby to feel that they could trust the world.
Trust is the foundation from which your child will be able to go forth in the world and succeed. When you lie, your child’s natural response is to trust you, even if it goes against their intuition. Over time, children become confused by these mixed messages. They begin trusting spoken word over actions and internal messages. They start doubting their intuition. They no longer think it is the source of truth. They disconnect from their bodily wisdom. They learn to ignore their intuition. They become disembodied.
When you strive to be truthful with your child, you will strengthen their intuition and you will strengthen your relationship.