Often we seek to develop our spiritual life after experiencing great pain. When we are on a spiritual quest, we want to share our discoveries with others. And why not with our offspring?
So here is what I suggest you share your spiritual beliefs with your children.
Be the example
Children don't learn by what you tell them, but by what you do. So be the example: take the time to meditate, to pray, to take care of your inner space. Do not hesitate to meditate in their presence. They will feel the benefits and take what they need.
When I meditate, my son often comes and sits on me for a few minutes and then goes back to playing. So don't necessarily wait to be alone to do your rituals. Show them that it is accessible for them too. Meditation, prayer, silence, conscious breaths easily integrate with them.
Listen to music and sing
Discover positive music that inspires you and makes you feel divinegood. Your children will also feel the effects.
Personally, I love Snatam Kaur's album Feeling good today which is simply wonderful for children; it will have a positive effect on the whole family. On this disc, you will find the song “I am happy, I am good”. These are powerful words to offer to children in order to give them more confidence in themselves. My son loves this song.
Our children also have a great need for calm and positive energies since they too live and feel the stress of today's life.
Here is Snatam Kaur's version which is simply beautiful and inspiring. You will find this song on the CD Feeling good today by Snatam Kaur.
Discover books with an inspiring and meaningful message for you. Let the children leaf through the book themselves and ask you questions. If you have oracle cards, let them look at the images and soak up the beautiful positive frequency they give off.
Establish a routine
This must relate to your spiritual beliefs in order to develop a positive habit. For example, we often go hug “our” tree in the woods behind the house. We tell him that he is beautiful and that we love him because Nature is divine.
A friend, spiritual coach Marie-Josée Arel, gave us a wonderful children's book. In his book The light in you, you will discover 10 ritualsspiritual things to practice with your children. Marie-Josée offers wonderful tips to learn to identify emotions, to listen to silence or to pray. You can download a ritual for free on his site.
Let things take their course
Let the kids take what they need when they need it. They will develop their spirituality gradually and at their own pace. Ask them questions about love, about God, about Angels, about meditation, about dreams or about life. You will probably be surprised at their answers.
Remember that your job is not to convince them but rather to offer them a variety of ways in which they too can return to Source.