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My youngest son is ten years old now and more of a "teenager" than a "child" if you know what I mean. As he claims to know the truth about the Tooth Fairy and other such things, I find myself remember the old days when my children were still children. That is what has led me to choose to re-run this series of articles.
And for the record, my oldest son, the subject of today's feature article is now in college and still focused more on girls and guitars rather than spiritual journeys and answers to cosmic questions. As much as I love the adult he has become, sometimes I miss that funny little boy that he used to be.
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This Month's News of Interest:
The 2013 monthly horoscopes are completed and have been turned into PDF ebooks and will soon be available in paperback version too...
The July monthly forecasts were sent out to the subscribers and posted to the website last week. Here are the links (hit refresh if the new forecasts do not show up)...
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Libra July 2012 Horoscope
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The 2013 yearly horoscopes have been posted to the website. Here are the links...
Taurus 2013 Yearly Horoscope
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Virgo 2013 Yearly Horoscope
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Capricorn 2013 Yearly Horoscope
Aquarius 2013 Yearly Horoscope
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Quote of the Week:
You can understand and relate to most people better if you look at them -- no matter how old or impressive they may be -- as if they are children. For most of us never really grow up or mature all that much -- we simply grow taller. O, to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults, but beneath the costume is the child we always are, whose needs are simple, whose daily life is still best described by fairy tales. - Leo Rosten
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. - William Butler Yeats, Irish Poet and Dramatist
Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music. - William Stafford
Feature Article of the Week:
Many years ago, my children were raised on the various teachings and concepts of "magic" as I was studying different religions and spiritual beliefs. I had come across many metaphysical teachings woven throughout most of the different religions. It was very important to me that my children stay authentic and real. I did not want them to ever allow anyone to convince them to be something other than the beautiful souls they already were. They took to the metaphysical teachings quite easily and naturally. Often they already knew whatever it was I had thought I was going to teach them.
My four-year-old son asked me one morning, "Where did I live before I got into your tummy to be born?" He naturally assumed that he had always existed despite his lack of memory about life before being born. It was just after Valentine's Day and I reminded him of those cupid style angel babies that we had seen in the stores. We had both thoroughly enjoyed seeing the various statues, greeting cards, and pictures of the little cherubs. I told him that he was one of those little baby angels up in heaven before I became pregnant with him.
He asked if his younger sister had been a cherub too. "Yes, of course." He then double checked to make sure they had been hanging out up in heaven together waiting to come down. He seemed satisfied with the idea that his little sister and him had both played together as little winged babies in up in heaven waiting for their turn to be born.
My son had heard the stories of how I had seen visions of his sister for five years before she finally came into our lives. He wanted to know if I had had visions of him too. "No, just this one dream where you were running around peeing on everything. However just because I didn't see you ahead of time doesn't mean that you aren't a wonderful and amazing gift in my life. It doesn't mean that I don't love you just the same as if I had seen you coming ahead of time." He sat there nodding his head with a wise old man's expression on his face as he thought for a while.
When he spoke next, I almost laughed aloud at his reasoning. So, he wanted to know, didn't this all mean that he was faster than his sister was and had bested her in yet another race? After all, he'd beat her by two whole years. "Yeah," I chuckled at where his mind had gone with it all, "I guess you did." With that he ran off to rub it in her face. He always took such pride in being bigger, faster, and older than her. As far as he was concerned, it was proof that yet again, he was faster than her.
Later that evening he came back to ask me some more questions, "So, if I was in heaven before I got into your tummy and I'm going back again after I die, then can I come back again and again if I want to?"
"There are some people who say yes you can and there are some people who say no you can't. They say you only get one turn at life."
"Is it okay with you if I come back again?"
"Yeah sure," I shrugged, "if you want to. I don't see why not."
"I can come back and live again and again if I want to?"
"It's okay with me. You can come back as many times as you want. It's really up to you."
With a worried look on his face he asked, "Will you be my mom every time?"
"Yes, of course, honey. I'll always be your mom forever and ever."
His face lit up with relief at the reassurance that I would always be here for him. Then he asked, "So next time, can we be farmers?"
"No, absolutely not."
He did his best to argue the point, but he never could convince me to become a farmer. I always told him that I was tired of working that hard and that I wanted to play more in my next life. He enjoyed a childhood in which he believed that he could be anything and everything he could dream of. He never worried about running out of time, because he had so many lifetimes to fill.
Over the years, he has asked many big cosmic questions about spiritual and paranormal topics. How is it that sometimes we see visions of things before they happen? How is it that we can talk to guardian angels that we cannot see and yet we can hear answers? How come not everyone hears them? Who's in charge? Why is it that the religions are all so much alike and yet people fight so much over which one's exactly right? Who's right? How is it he could have memories of being an adult Native American warrior when he was only a young boy? Why is their music so haunting? How come he sees Celtic symbols in his dreams at night sometimes? Why is he so attached to the falcons?
He is in high school now and has studied many different belief systems. He is not so sure now that reincarnation is how it all works. He is open to different beliefs, but as a rather scientific type, he is really quite skeptical and requires a lot of proof. I encourage him to do his own research and find proof as to what really happens after we die. He has not really studied religions for quite some time now because he is far more interested in studying girls and bass guitars. I am not too worried about it because I know that the seeds of spirituality were firmly planted in his upbringing and at some point in his future he will again look towards the heavens for answers as to where he was before he was born.
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