We’re back! I spent the last two weeks in the company of my very own personal angels, namely my grandsons and new granddaughter. I felt like I was in heaven. Our empty nest was filled again; giggles, curious inquiries, typical terrible two-year old mischief, and the daily new cute things a five month old does to make you appreciate life made the last few weeks glorious.
I did not much time to blog but at night after a fun-filled day, I would retire with a book to catch up on my reading about angels. I came across this book at the bookstore where I took my grandkids for storytime activities. The book, The Crystal Children by Doreen Virtue provides some provocative insights about children. As a former educator and of course mother and grandmother I was fascinated by her definition of Crystal Children. I know that many times in my forty-two years of teaching I must have come across children that fit her descriptions. The book also filled me with hope for the future and for the survival of our beautiful planet.
Curiously, I had flashbacks of my own childhood. I am the only child of my parent’s marriage. They had been widowed and I had siblings sixteen to eighteen years older than me. So I grew up surrounded by older people. I played mostly with my cousins and with my nieces and nephews that were three to four years younger. The nephew I was closest with must have been a Crystal Child. He fits all the descriptors in the book. Unfortunately, he died tragically at the age of twenty-two so I will never know how far his intuitiveness would have taken him. As I think back, I could see him doing the things that “Crystal Children” do like comfort people in need and care so much about nature and animals. He had the deep sensitivity Ms. Virtue speaks about in Chapter four, “The Crystal Children are very much affected by the collective energy of the planet…Crystal Children are here as peace keepers and they tune in when someone is not at peace.” This describes my nephew. Although Ms. Virtue states that these Crystal Children are born after 1995, I believe that maybe there may have been a few around before that and perhaps they have evolved into a new generation.
The book may me reflect on many children that have crossed my paths as a classroom teacher and I hope that I was able to foment their creativeness and intuitiveness somehow. Crystal Children may be at times misunderstood or perceived as slow or may even have been diagnosed as autistic according to the book.
I like to keep an open mind about ideas like the one proposed in the book. I know that the many children that I had the privilege to teach were all unique and some gave me much food for thought and others taught me and helped me in many ways. Perhaps some of them were Crystal Children or simply unique individuals as I liked to call them but if there is a new generation of Crystal Children being born then we are in luck as a civilization.
I finally get what it means. “Don’t worry be happy.”
I started reading Assertiveness for Earth Angels: How to be loving instead of too nice by Doreen Virtue. Even though I do not consider myself to be an Earth Angel, I worry about many things a lot which according to the book is characteristic of an Earth Angel.
When you worry it creates tension and can actually affect your health and well-being. Of course we all worry about our love ones. The problem is when you worry all the time. I have suffered from severe back pain for the majority of my adult life. Can this pain stem from my constant worry?
I must heed to the advice in the book. It is a great read by the way. No more worrying for me. We attract the very thing that we worry about by worrying. The author suggests you write down what worries you and not keep things inside. This is the reason why some people develop cardiovascular disease.
I inherited my worry genes from my mother. She was a strong lady but she did have a tendency to worry quite a bit. She did have a hard life. She lost her first husband at age twenty-eight and was left with two young girls. She remarried and was widowed again. She also lived through very tough economic woes. So I guess she was entitled to worry. I want to change the trend. I drive my children nuts sometimes. I will call them to make them aware of a recall or some event that made me worry about them. They rather keep things from me so I do not worry. When I find out about something they could have shared with me then I get upset. I tell them I will worry about them until the day I kick the bucket. But deep inside I wish I could free myself from having to worry about things that are so unlikely to happen in the first place.
I have to work on this behavior. I will ask my angel to help me with this. So my mantra will be “Don’t worry be happy.”
This is my interpretation of an angel of abundance. According to Doreen Virtue “Abundance is our natural spiritual state of being, and we’re constantly surrounded by Divine beings who want to protect and nurture us, and help us achieve our potential.”
I believe this to be true. Yesterday I watched a program about how a large number of former military service women have ended up homeless. The reality of this is unacceptable. Fortunately, something is being done about this issue but more nerds to be done to create more affordable housing for these courageous women who served our country well. I remembered what Ms. Virtue explains in her book. I am sure that more people ( including myself) would love to help these women but so much of life gets in the way. I immediately prayed and asked God and His angels to intervene and provide abundance of housing for all the homeless in our country. I watched the news and was saddened by all the destruction caused by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. I prayed for them as well. I believe that our prayers will help. Please pray for all these who are suffering because they do not have a safe place to live. In a way I believe we can all be angels of abundance.