I feel to share a comment I was guided to post in response to a post made by a friend today regarding Santa....(as always, if this helps anyone, that's awesome, if you disagree with it, then discard it)....
We decided in our family before having our children that we would inform them regarding the Spirit & Energy of Santa, that he represents a man by the name of St. Nicholas who lived and died many, many years ago, but we enjoy accessing that Spirit of Giving to one another and to others during the Christmas Season.
I have to say, to a certain extent, I greatly disagree with these misleading statements to children -- that Santa physically brought their gifts for them and physically/personally placed them under the tree -- for it sets up an energy of mistrust and distrust, particularly in the direction of the parents, who are usually the ones encouraging the belief (due to belief structures in our society), when in actuality, this being is not before our eyes and ever-present in this physical reality that we are living in at this time.
Just a quick side note here:
It feels, for me at least (and from our personal results in our own home), that it is good to let children know what is going on and where things are coming from, and then be open to experiencing the Field for Play Time, momentarily suspend disbelief (similar to when we go to a movie and see Superman, Thor or Ironman flying through the air), let ourselves hop and dance and laugh for a while and surrender in to the "What If...." of the entire situation.
If we look at it all, this is how and why we've got cell phones, computers, tablets, washing machines, blenders, vacuum cleaners, cars, airplanes, etc., etc., etc.
It's all so very awe-some and delight-full!
In fact, quite the opposite, they feel confident within themselves about who they are.
They feel confident that their parents are giving them the greatest and highest truth they are aware of in that very moment in their life, which has built a strong foundation of trust and totally open communication in our relationships as a family; as we have let them know that is the information we are aware of in that moment and that if anything changes or we find out differently, we will let them know and asking them to return the favor so all are educated and brought up to a higher level of awareness.
They are more able to discern when someone is telling them a fib.
They feel confident in expressing displeasure regarding any thing....and, that they will be listened to and heard by their parents.
I've decided I truly like the results of just being up front with our children and honoring their pure, living intelligence, even from conception and before, as well as throughout their entire lives on this Earth thus far.
My hope is that they will do much better in this area than I was able to do at their age, and possibly even now in my own personal stage of the game of life.
In my observations and interactions with them, I feel that they are, and I am grateful for this.
My encouragement here is to step out and be totally and completely frank with our children as to what the heck is really going on!
Let the imaginative juices flow, but be open and frank with them, i.e.,
~✿~ "What If........?"
~✿~ "Wouldn't that be fun if........?"
The results will be beyond miraculous!
To Your Health, Harmony & Happiness!
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