Having been raised in a family supportive of my gift, I know how important familial encouragement is. Having been an outspoken, yet awkward youth, I also understand how uncomfortable it can be for an intuitive child trying to figure out how to navigate his/her life amongst peers (and adults!) who don’t understand the world of Spirit within which they live. A child’s intuition and creativity can be easily squashed by an unkind word as society favors conformity. Because of that, and as a new mom hoping to create a loving environment for my own daughter who already demonstrating signs of intuition, I have felt drawn to work with and help intuitive children and their parents. Finding the time, however, has been the challenge! (Did I mentioned I was a new mom?)
Spirit, however, has kept reminding me that working with children should be something I do. Over the past few weeks, the message has gotten louder.
A client and friend of mine has an eight year old who is incredibly intuitive and recently her five year old has also been demonstrating her own intuition. Wanting to support both of them, but uncertain the best manner by which to proceed, she shot me an e-mail to discuss. We spoke for about an hour, at which point she exclaimed “Dawn Lynn thank you so much! You NEED to do this for other parents. So many could benefit from you. You should write a book.”
Following our conversation, that SAME week, I received two e-mails from parents requesting guidance for their kids; I ran into a fellow reader, whom I hadn’t seen in ages, who mentioned that she had recently encouraged a client of hers to reach out to me to discuss her daughter’s gifts; AND, at the psychic fair three parents came up to me to talk about their intuitive children.
This all made me pause and scratch my head.
Just as I was beginning to get the message that maybe NOW is the time to start something with kids, a colleague and friend, Moira, who has a two young children of her own approached me about starting a support group for parents of intuitive children! When I received her message, I literally laughed out loud and said to my husband “The message is loud and clear. I get it.” Rather than beating around the bush, Spirit finally hit me upside the head with a two-by-four. What’s even better, they gave me a way to accomplish the goal! I guess I can’t avoid the message any longer. Now is the time to work with kids!
After making the decision, a friend and student of mine who has been bringing her ten year old daughter to development classes confirmed the need for work with not only children, but also their parents. She starting by thanking me for welcoming her daughter (who proudly states she IS a medium). But she went on to say, “I was getting a little worried bringing her because she began sharing her mediumship development with everyone she came in contact with. Afraid for her, I actually told her that maybe she should keep that to herself. After thinking about it, I changed my mind and told her I was wrong. She needs to be proud of who she is… but we also had a discussion about how some people may not be warm and welcoming to her beliefs.”
In my mind, that’s a woman and mom I aspire to be like. Not every parent would have the strength, or even know how to address that issue. Thus confirming the need of a group for both children AND their parents. Stay tuned! Moira and I are working on it!