I am a big believer that you are constantly attracting things to your life — both good and bad. It is scientifically proven that you are a magnet for what comes your way, and mindset is a key factor. My parents used to tell me when I was a teenager that I was "an asshole magnet," which meant that I attracted all kinds of low-life, ill-intentioned young men into my life. That happened over and over again because I was vibrating at a frequency that attracted those particular individuals, and I lived that way for quite a while. Not a pleasant way to spend the teenage years, for either me OR my parents. When I finally changed my frequency (very abruptly, I might add), I met my husband within 2 weeks. True story. Some would call that "fate," and sure, it felt fateful. But, it was actually the Law of Attraction at work. I was finally ready for a healthy relationship, ready to be treated with respect and love, and so my prince appeared.
One of my biggest goals in life is to give today's children access to the tools I didn't have access to as a child. Because it is totally life-changing and wonderfully life-affirming when you have access to this information. I've said over and over again that if I had been made privy to the teachings of Jack Canfield, Napoleon Hill, Darren Hardy, Marianne Williamson, and Brené Brown – among others – in school (or at home), my life would have been drastically different. It wouldn't have taken me 24 years to meet a quality man and I wouldn't have been a corporate prisoner for more than a decade. I would have realized much earlier on that I possessed tremendous POWER as a human being. I would have been willing to accept 100% responsibility for my actions in the days where blame felt more natural. And, I would have focused on my OWN needs as opposed to being the consummate people-pleaser. Different. Better.
I teach what I teach because I have lived on the other side.
I teach what I teach because I know the value.
I teach what I teach because I see the difference it makes.
I teach what I teach because I want the world to be a better place.
I teach what I teach because I want kids to have a chance — the BEST chance — at living their BEST lives.
So, I took a little time on our vacation to "teach" my children one of these lessons. We held a Water Ceremony to help them attract more of what they want in life, and eliminate that which they don't. It was simple (we used materials found in nature and Sharpie markers). It was brief (it took about 35 minutes from start to finish). And, it was INCREDIBLY POWERFUL — anytime you get children actively thinking about the conscious creation of their reality, magic happens!
You can see what this looks like in the attached video, but please don't assume that it is as simple as jotting down a few words and plopping them into the ocean. NO! The goal is to "intentionally create and powerfully state"©! There is a science behind this whole process. It is mental. It is verbal. It is soulful. And, one must do it with intention. It is also important to note that your life will likely not automatically change after one ceremony….you have to make a concerted effort to vibrate at a different frequency continuously so you can welcome different things. Thinking that one ceremony will get the job done is like thinking one workout will net you a 30 pound weight loss. Nope.
But, that's not to say that the ceremony (or the workout) is not a great place to start. We all have to start somewhere, and this is as good a place as any. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like more information on how to create a ceremony like this on your own.
Enjoy the video!
With much love and light,