When Personal Development and Self-Healing count the most

Did you know that most women experience a spiritual awakening either during pregnancy or after giving birth?🤰🏻✨

When we become mothers, we go through major shifts on an emotional and physical level, but it also happens on an energetic (or spiritual) level.

Becoming a mom, even while we are still pregnant, there’s a shift in our awareness, not only of this new life that we are growing and protecting, but we become aware of who we are, how we function, what we believe in, who we connect to and resonate with as Divinity, how we feel about ourselves and what kind of person we are. 💕☀️👸🏻

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What is a Reiki baby?

What is a Reiki BabyIt’s not uncommon to hear those who practice Reiki, and even some Doula’s, use the term ‘Reiki baby’, but for those who are not studying or practicing this modality the term can seem a little foreign.

A Reiki baby is simply a sweet term given to an infant who receives Reiki treatments while they were still in the womb, or after birth, as they are so relaxed and contented and seem to respond differently to the world around them than other infants who haven’t received Reiki.

Every newborn is unique and special, but most infants can show signs stress, fussiness, separation anxiety (yes, it happens to newborns!), and even colic after the first week of birth. While infant stress can be harmless, continuous anxiety at such a young age can create imbalance and disharmony that may negatively influence your beautiful bundle’s growth and emotional development (which can also influence physical development).

Reiki is particularly beneficial to preemie babies, special needs infants, or those who have had a traumatic/stressful start to life. Not only do treatments benefit these babes, it also benefits their families, stressed moms and dads who often feel helpless are reassured when they see their child instantly relax under the touch of Reiki.

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The benefits of Energy Work for Children

benefits of reiki for childrenMy favourite clients are my little clients, and their parents (ofcourse!) 👧🏼💞🌱🌞Kids are so open to energy work and holistic tools that the effects are seen almost instantly! When looking at the benefits of energy work for children, it’s a no brainer!

Diet, screen time, environmental and noise pollution, physical activity, time outside, etc. are some of the things that play a massive role in child wellbeing, behaviour, and physical health. I see so many parents who are distressed over their child being tearful, frustrated, irritable, moody, aggressive, unable to concentrate, and so on.

Reiki, Crystal Healing, Chakra Balancing, Emotional and Vibrational Aromatherapy are just a few of the holistic methods that are incredibly beneficial to the growing mind, bodies, emotions, and spirits of children and babies, as it restores the natural balance within the body and offers support for those areas that a child may be having difficult with but they may not yet be able to communicate.

Learning how your child energetic, emotional, and mental anatomy functions offers insight into their physical wellbeing and behaviour. I love offering treatments to children, but my greater joy is empowering their parents to do it for them (the children) by teaching the parent how to do the work themselves.

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The Benefits of Reiki for Expectant Partners

Continuing on with the Reiki series today, Reiki is often recommended for its wealth of benefits during pregnancy (if you missed that post, you can check it out here) and for new baby and children, but a crucial part of that little family unit that is often left out is how Reiki can benefit Expectant Partners.

Expectant Partners can often have just as hard a time during the pregnancy of their unborn child – true, they aren’t the one’s suffering through fatigue, morning sickness, backache, constant trips to the loo, etc., but there is more to pregnancy than the physical part. There is also emotional preparation that happens during pregnancy which is important for our partners to be part of, and just as important for their emotional needs to be addressed too.

The Benefits of Reiki for Expectant Partners

  1. Expectant Partners undergo their own transitions during pregnancy and the postpartum period, they also experience stress, anxiety, and fear leading up to the birth of their child! Partners worry about whether or not they’ll be a good parent, how they will be best able to support their spouse after the birth, pressures over being responsible for their family can cause anxiety and worry, and even worry about how to adjust to this new lifestyle. Regular Reiki sessions for the expectant partner relieves some of the stress and pressure, and helps to strengthen the mind and body, and as a result, your can prepare him or herself better for the changes in their life.
  2. Reiki provides a unique opportunity for the parent-to-be, as the can bond with their baby when it is still in the mother’s womb by participating in a Reiki session while mom is still pregnant.
  3. Much like with mom, Reiki deepens the relationship between your partner and child. Your unborn child will connect in utero with the energy of its other parent. Some partners are not able to help mom with feeding (if they are exclusively breastfeeding), and so this offers them an opportunity to develop a deep and loving bond long before your child is born, enhancing the bonding that happens after birth. Many expectant partners who participated in Reiki treatments during pregnancy said that “they felt they bonded quickly with their baby after birth, and did not feel left out or overwhelmed by the new baby*.

A Reiki trained partner can:

  • Treat mom, during all stages of the pregnancy, labour , and afterwards to promote healing and emotional balance.
  • Maintain an emotional connection with mom during childbirth, and after, through daily Reiki treatments. It can be hard for new mothers maintain an emotional connection with their partner after the birth of a child, despite wanting too they often do not have the energy.
  • Continue to bond with new baby and support mom by giving baby regular Reiki sessions to relax baby and help calm baby should they wake upset during the night. (Please consult a doctor if there is any chance that the infant is unwell or injured.)
  • Reiki provides a benefit to the person giving the treatment, as well as to the recipient, so that your partner’s health and stress levels improve by helping mom and baby.
  • Learning Reiki empowers partners with a tool that benefits and supports the entire family.

While Reiki treatments can be given by practitioners and Reiki Masters, expectant partners can easily learn and be attuned to Reiki themselves, often being the more cost-effective option, especially during this new phase.

If you are interested in learning Reiki for yourself, and your family, I offer a compact and discounted Reiki course for expecting and new parents. Questions? Feel free to email me on kerry@wherehumrests.com. If you are a Doula or birthing partner, I offer a full Reiki practitioner certification. For more information on the course, click here.

In Light, Kerry. xx

*The Center for Reiki Research 2016 case study submission.

The Benefits of Reiki during Pregnancy

Reiki during pregnancy

It’s no secret just how passionate I am about Reiki – I sing it’s praises at every opportunity, and I know I’m not alone in this! Despite being centuries old with its roots stemming from ancient Eastern traditions, Reiki treatments are still considered a relatively new form of therapy being used in the ‘New World’ to balance the mind and body through holistic means. The best part of Reiki is that anyone can learn this art and practice as often as one wants or needs. Many Reiki Masters have written about the endless advantages and uses that Reiki has and how it has helped people, however, today, I want to chat about the benefits that regular Reiki treatments and Reiki self-treatments can have for expectant mothers. In fact, over the next few days I am going to explore how Reiki can help, or benefit women, with or during their pregnancy, the benefits that Reiki has on their unborn baby, the benefits of Reiki for the expectant father (because we don’t want to forget about them), and the benefits of Reiki for children and their development.

Reiki is a type of natural healing without the use of any medications, and obviously no side effects. The practice of Reiki, involves passing the flow of pure, positive energies through simple touch. In the past few years this technique has gained immense importance, mainly due to the ease with which it is practiced.

Is Reiki safe during pregnancy?

Reiki is completely safe and does not have any side effects, in fact, it has both relaxing and energising effects, depending on the needs of the expectant mother! I have had many students who have found their Reiki practice during pregnancy to be incredibly beneficial. Expectant mothers go through a lot of changes during pregnancy; this makes her in need of nourishment both emotionally as well as physically, and this is where Reiki comes in.

Mothers who have practiced regular Reiki self-treatments have experienced a decrease in nausea, fatigue and other physical pregnancy symptoms – which are explored in greater detail below. The need for C-sections has been proven to be reduced when a woman has been undergoing Reiki sessions, as well as less pain and need for analgesics of mothers who received Reiki after elective and emergency c-sections*. Many women who experienced Conception problems have been beneficially treated with Reiki sessions too*. The Reiki received by the expectant mothers naturally has a range of benefits on the unborn baby too, but these will be covered in a separate post.

A regular Reiki practice is safe to use by all women from conception right up to childbirth, and long after. 

The Benefits of Reiki during Pregnancy

  1. When practiced right from the first trimester, Reiki has shown reduced nausea, morning sickness and fatigue, boosting energy making mom’s day more manageable.
  2. As the fetus grows and the uterus begins to shift, women begin to experience lower back ache, muscle and ligament pain, cramping and discomfort with regular Reiki self-treatment.
  3. Reiki calms the mind, allaying fears and anxieties experienced during pregnancy.
  4. Reiki reduces stress and encourages deeper relaxation, resulting better sleep during pregnancy.
  5. Reiki encourages a strong immune system during pregnancy, lowering the chance of mom getting sick.
  6. Reiki eases the process of labour and childbirth. The calming effect of this ancient practice brings control, relaxes the pelvic muscles, relaxes the mental and emotional state of the mother, and reduces delivery pain. In fact, women who were recommended a cesarean section and practiced Reiki during their pregnancies, have reported lesser need for cesarean sections as their deliveries have drawn closer.
  7. Mothers who chose to have cesarean sections, as well as those with unplanned c-sections, showed significantly less pain (66,75%)* and anxiety following their procedures with regular Reiki treatments.
  8. When Reiki energies are focused on the abdomen, Reiki has demonstrated positive effects on the baby in the womb. Pregnant women using Reiki have reported positive movements and physical responses (in the form of sustained kicks) by their babies during the energy-transferring sessions. While Reiki can make the baby wriggle with pleasure in the womb, it can also calm the baby when the mother is stressed and emotionally unsettled.
  9. Depression during pregnancy and post-partum are rapidly affecting more and more mothers each year. In such cases, Reiki is known to provide emotional and psychological support, balancing emotions and hormones, and bringing back a more positive and healthy state of mind.
  10. Reiki has been documented to assist with both the supply of breast milk as well as relieving the anxiety and pressure around breast feeding, allowing the mother to relax into the process making it a more pleasurable experience,  and encouraging bonding between the mother and baby.
  11. Reiki concentrated on the breasts of new mothers assist with pain from engorgement or feeding.
  12. Just as music and reading to the fetus have shown positive cognitive references after childbirth, Reiki has also demonstrated similar spiritual connections between the mother and the child encouraging a strong connection long before the child is born. Many mothers who practiced regular self-treatments throughout their pregnancy have document wonderful, spiritual experiences between them and their unborn child(ren).
  13. Reiki has also been known to help the new father bond with the unborn fetus, with the help of spiritual energies, enhancing the family experience of pregnancy making it a pleasant and exciting experience for the whole family.
  14. Reiki is known to relieve the emotional stress that occurs when a new baby comes into the family. Mothers who used Reiki during and after pregnancy are known to better adjust to the big change in their lives while looking after their new born baby.
  15. Reiki promotes strength, confidence and emotional balance during final stages of pregnancy.
  16. Helps mothers heal and bond with baby after birth.
  17. Aids digestion, relieving heartburn and constipation.
  18. Reiki has some amazing benefits for the newborn as well – it has shown fantastic results in improving the baby’s sleep,reducing colic problems and accelerating their motor skill development, but more on that in the next post 🙂

While Reiki treatments can be given  by practitioners and Reiki Masters, pregnant women can easily learn and be attuned to Reiki themselves, often being the more cost effective option. Women generally feel completely out of control of their own bodies during pregnancy. Reiki provides an anchor to pregnant women that makes them feel in control of the situation and keeps them firmly rooted in their body and life, no matter what surprises await them.

Did you practice Reiki during pregnancy? How did it help you? I’d love to hear your experiences in the comments section below.

If you are interested in learning Reiki for yourself, your pregnancy, and your family, I offer a compact and discounted Reiki course for expecting and new moms. Questions? Feel free to email me on kerry@wherehumrests.com. If you are a Doula or birthing partner, I offer a full Reiki practitioner certification. For more information on the course, click here.

In Light, Kerry. xx

 

 

*The Center for Reiki Research 2016 case study submission.

The Self-Esteem of the Parent

WARNING: This post may trigger some parents. This post is in no way meant to hurt your self-esteem, merely create awareness of it. If it does upset or trigger you, that’s okay. Try understand what I’m saying with an open mind and a compassionate heart.

“Why are you doing this to me?”

“Why are you giving me such a hard time?”

“What is wrong with you?”

“You are acting like such a brat!”

Do any of these sound familiar? Have you found yourself saying any, or all, of these statements to your kids in the heat of a very tense or emotional moment? I have. 99.9999% of the time statements like these came out of my mouth when my daughter was mid-tantrum (and usually in a public venue). They would fly out of my mouth, and the second I said it I instantly regretted it.

But this was before I started becoming aware of how I was parenting, and if this was really the kind of parent I wanted to be. This was before I started asking myself questions like; What kind of example was I setting for my child, and what kind of an example did I want to set? Did I want to be a mom that was always screaming at her kids? Did I want to feel emotionally drained and guilty after every altercation, or after every time my child pushed my boundaries? Where did these boundaries come from that I had just accepted to be in place? Where did my parenting style come from, and did I fully believe in it? It was before ‘Conscious’ or ‘Mindful’ parenting had become a thing.

Earlier this week I put a poll up on my Instagram story asking parents if they wanted a series of tips on how to build the self-esteem of their kids, and the votes were unanimous – 100% yes! But before I jump into this very important subject – I want to take a moment to talk about a topic equally as important.

The Self-Esteem of the parent!

Our children are not in this world to build our self-esteem, we are here to build theirs. Granted, having a healthy self-esteem is something that a good percentage of the global population is constantly working towards, so it can be tough on a parent to manage this while still actively trying to lay the foundation for a healthy self-esteem in your children. The statements that I included above are not just things that have personally left my mouth, but I have heard come out of the mouths of many a parent. And again, they usually come as a result of a very emotional, frustrated, and/or angry parent after a tantrum or conflict of some sort. And typically involves the child shouting how ugly or dumb you are, or (the low blow) that they hate your guts. My girl used to tell me that I was breaking her heart every time there was an altercation – and, I’m sure you can imagine, this would break my heart into a thousand tiny pieces!

BUT! Is it about you?

Should you treat it like it is about you?

A child loves thier parents no matter what. No matter what. So whatever comes out of their mouths when they’re angry and frustrated isn’t relevant. And it’s never about you. (Unless it is relevant feedback, of course.)

By taking these things personally is a selfish act, and typically indicative that your own self-esteem could use a little work.

Conscious parents listen to what is behind these tantrums.

It can take a little practice, emotional awareness (on your part), patience, and compassion, but understanding the reason behind the tantrum can be a far more effective strategy to dissolving the situation and avoiding further emotional upset, than simply taking things personally and becoming more frustrated – which helps no one! Empathy with the overwhelming feelings of your child will get you a lot further when it comes to connecting with your child, building your child’s self-worth and helping them handle their emotions in less destructive ways than telling your child off or letting your self-esteem be hurt by the harsh words.

Your child is not responsible for your feelings. You are.

Remember that you were once a child too. A child afraid of the dark, afraid that mom and dad would disappear, envious of other children’s toys, a child who felt like they were being left out or wanted attention, a child annoyed when mom or dad told you to go to bed or turn off the TV. Remember that?

A good majority of the time, tantrums come from your LO being tired, over-stimulated, or simply trying to make sense of their world. Their little ego is born during the ages 18 months – 4 y/o, as a result of the realisation that they are actually a separate entity from their mothers. This stage in a child’s life is also referred to as the “terrible 2’s, 3’s, and 4’s… frustration felt by parents as their LO’s begin to push boundaries and define the limits of their new reality as separate beings from their parents. If you’d like to understand more about this, read here.

As adults and parents, we may often think that our child’s views are narrow-minded, that they lack perspective and that we always know what’s best for them, so they should do what we tell them to. Because we know better, right? But you also know that your child will do what you do, not what you say. If you take the time to listen to your child, empathise with their thoughts and feelings, and try your very best to communicate with them in an age-appropriate way and find the best solution where the child will feel that their needs have been met, chances are a lot higher that they will do the same for you.

If you don’t listen to your child, why should your child listen to you (or anyone else)?

If you yell at your child, why should he or she act differently when feeling upset?

If you prioritise your own interests, feelings, and needs, how will your child learn to care about others?

So what if every day starting now, you started practicing patience, empathy, compassion, and emotional awareness (your own)…imagine how that will make your children feel and act.

Energetic Anatomy of Children – The Crown Chakra

Ending off this series with the last energy center that makes up our 7 Basic Chakra system, our Crown Center or Crown Chakra. This center is where we begin to develop a relationship with a Divinity, with our Higher Consciousness, and is the center from where we form our purpose for life. This Thousand Petal Lotus governs our thought, consciousness, information processing, and our intelligence, focusing on our belief systems and our connection to life, others, and a Higher Source.

Crown Chakra development in ChildrenBroad overview of the Seventh energy center, and its developmental characteristics.

  • DEVELOPMENT – Early adulthood, onwards
  • Body Location – Crown (Cranium), top of head
  • Birthright – The right to know and to learn
  • Element – Thought
  • Purpose – Understanding
  • AKA Crown Chakra

The task of this center is to understand our thoughts and belief systems, and to process information – this involves the examination of consciousness and the manifestation of this consciousness. Through consciousness we create thought, and thereby creating the totality of our reality. Experiencing and expanding consciousness is an internal experience, and begins with a discovery of greater meaning and spiritual yearning for a union that is greater than ourselves. Spiritual abuse, or denying someone their natural experience of spirituality by enforcing certain belief systems can create confusion, inner conflict, and even a disconnect in this center.

Disturbances to the development of this center:

  • Withheld information
  • Education that hinders curiosity
  • Forced religiosity
  • Invalidation of one’s beliefs
  • Blind obedience (no right to question or to think for oneself)
  • Invalidation of one’s beliefs
  • Misinformation, lies
  • Spiritual abuse

Imbalance in this center can later manifest as:

  • Spiritual/Religious cynicism
  • Learning difficulties
  • Rigid belief systems
  • Apathy
  • Excess of energy in lower centers, due to energy being forced down from the Crown – materialism, greed, domination of others
  • Overintellectualisation
  • Spiritual addiction
  • Confusion
  • Dissociation from body
  • Loss of meaning, or purpose
  • Loss of connection – from life, others, or with the Divine
  • Excessive worry
  • Closed-Minded
  • Depression
  • Hypersensitivity to light, sounds, and environmental stimulus
  • Musculoskeletal System Disease
  • Skin Disorders
  • Chronic Exhaustion
  • Cognitive delusions
  • Migraines

While the Crown Chakra only matures in early adulthood, and enter into the world as an independent 20-something – every interaction throughout the maturity stages of the six prior Chakras influences the connection that we have with our Crown, and our world, and our connection with a Higher Source. Western culture is founded on the belief system that spirit and matter are separate and different. The Earth is treated like an inanimate object to be used wastefully, at our own lack of discretion. Science examines the world rationally and methodically, corporations are built to enhance their economic prowess often with little regard for the spiritual well-being of their employees or their environment. Those who do give spirituality a high priority are often considered fringe members of society – although this is slowly beginning to change, we still see very little emphasis placed on the spiritual well-being in schools and work environments creating a conflict between ‘what is’ and ‘what should be’. Religion has become indoctrinated with power and mis-use of the Divine in such a way that many prefer to ‘steer clear’ of it than have any involvement or association, which is sad because the word religion comes from the Latin, Religare, which means “to re-connect”, its purpose to facilitate a reconnection with spirit, with soul, and the vital and eternal aspects of life.

Along our journey from birth to wherever we are right now, we encounter obstacles and difficulty. The traumas and abuses, or mis-uses, that we experience as a child, the lack of consciousness with which we operate at, the blind spots of our cultures or religions – all of these serve to limit us, to twist our path off its basic right, and warp our inner and outer beliefs. At each level of energetic maturity we encounter a kind of realisation, as we grow up we simultaneously meet energy coming down from the top. The journey upward allows us to access higher levels of organisation and understanding, a shift in perspective, and transformation. The Journey downwards allow us to bring light to that higher consciousness, we bring a higher awareness into our lower energy centers. The Crown Chakra is not merely a state of understanding, it is a state of being. When we have fully arrived at this level, without denying or skipping over the developmental levels of the Chakras below, we have arrived at a fully conscious state of being – stable, loving, compassionate, and conscious adults. When we are about t bring consciousness to our power, we not only have activity, but directed transformation – and these qualities become a part of our ability to manifest.

If you have any questions, feel free to drop me an email at kerry@wherehumrests.com or comment below. If you’d like to learn more about the spiritual anatomy of you and your children, and how you can learn to keep these centers balanced and aligned, click here. If you’d like to join our group of spiritual and holistic-minded moms and dads, click here.

Kerry.Xx

Energetic Anatomy of Children- Third Eye

Moving onto the second last center of the Basic Chakra system today – the Sixth Chakra, or Third Eye. This is one of the more commonly know energy centers within the body – but do you know how it’s maturation influences the emotional and energetic development of your child?

Child development of third eye chakraThis is the center of our visual, inner, spiritual, and intuitive perception – but it is also so much more than that. It is through this center that our child begins to ‘bring the light of consciousness’ to everything around them – how they form their perceptions of themselves, their family and peers, and how the world around them works.

They begin to recognise patterns in the functioning’s of life, relationships, and the intricacies of their world. Once they have the tools to see a pattern begin to take form, they can intuit the necessary steps to complete it.

A broad overview of the sixth energy center, and its developmental characteristics;

💜DEVELOPMENT – Adolescence

💜Body Location – Forehead/Brow

💜Birthright – The right to see and perceive

💜Element – Light

💜Purpose – Pattern Recognition

💜AKA Ajna Chakra

A child’s imagination is almost always engaged – free from fixed knowledge about the way things are or ‘should be’. In their innocence, children often see clearly things of the heart, free to perceive them as they are. The innumerable questions that form childhood curiosity as they try to decipher the patterns that influence their lives, can lead to a child either being liberated in their understanding or restrained in their beliefs.

Pattern recognition is a skill that develops throughout a child’s life – from recognising the face of their mother to falling into the routine of their family roles, the evolution of patterns moves from the simple to the complex. Each pattern perceived tells a child something about them self, and something about their world. Each pattern becomes a story, and each story becomes part of the inner matrix of understanding that is constantly forming as the child learns and grows.

Disturbances to the development of this center:

  • ‘Ugly’ or frightening environment (violence/abuse too scary to see)
  • What the child sees does not match what they are told (“do as I say and not as I do” or “I am the parent” mentality)
  • Invalidation of intuition and spiritual (psychic) occurrences
  • Unhealthy patterns in relationships modeled by parents/significant adults
  • Restrictive/overly strict/controlling parents or home environment (through adolescence)
  • Child constantly told to grow up

Imbalance in this center can later manifest as:

  • Insensitivity
  • Lack of imagination
  • Denial (can’t see what’s going on)
  • Monopolarised (one true right and only way)
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Obsessions
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Nightmares
  • Poor vision/vision problems
  • Headaches
  • Poor memory
  • Difficulty picturing the future
  • Difficulty visualising
  • Clumsy
  • Avoid tactile stimulus
  • Head in the clouds/space

When this center begins to mature through the adolescence of a child, we begin to see the child exploring themself and their world beyond their ego, often seeking independence from the parent but still needing the reassurance that their support system is in tact.

It is through these years that the child with forms healthy or unhealthy perceptions of how they function, how their relationship units function, and the role that these all play within their world. They begin to understand the human functioning, and all its possibilities to either make or break, and this begins to form their perception of all that is.

If you have any questions, feel free to drop me an email at kerry@wherehumrests.com or comment below. Kerry.Xx

Crystals for Pregnancy and New Mamas

There are sooooo many beautiful people I know who are pregnant or at home with new little bundles right now, and how appropriate it being Spring🐥 (somewhere in the world)! Since pregnancy is in full bloom, I thought that I would share a few crystal healing tricks to help some of the common ‘preggy problems; worry and anxiety, morning sickness, water retention, leg and back pain, you name it! 👶🏼👣

Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting some tips and tricks, so keep your pretty eyes on the lookout… 👀

pregnancy crystalsToday I want to share a crystal that helped me tremendously during my pregnancy ROSE QUARTZ, the big momma in the centre of the image above

💟👆Known as the ‘love stone’, Rose quartz has a gentle, feminine energy that helps us dissolve emotional stresses to become more gentle, forgiving, compassionate, kind and tolerant.

Rose Quartz used during pregnancy promotes healthy hormone production, promoting self love during a time when many of us can feel insecure, overwhelmed, and sometimes worried. Oozing with gorgeous feminine, maternal energy, it’s a real feel good stone for expecting and postpartum momma’s.

💗Wearing Rose Quartz during, and after, pregnancy allows the soothing and calming energy to consume you, helping you to care for yourself during this time (which is SO important).

💗Placing (raw or tumbled) rose quartz on your pregnant belly helps build a strong bond between you and your baby, and strengthen the connection with your unborn child.

 

💗Placing rose quartz around bath tub, lighting a few candles and diffusing Lavender eo, will create a soothing sanctuary for tired, preggy minds, bodies, and souls, that will leave you feeling calm and beautiful.

💗Placing a rose quartz lamp in baby’s room will create a soothing, loving environment where both you and baby will feel calm, loved and safe!

🌸 If you have a beautiful preggy friend send this to them and make their day! This may be exactly what they need! Wishing all momma’s a beautiful pregnancy, and special bonding time after baby is born.

💕 Questions or topic recommendations?
Post below, DM me or email me – kerry@wherehumrests.com.

Love & Light, Kerry 💕

Energetic Anatomy of Children: Throat Chakra

My daughter has just turned 10! Yep, being a mama for a century was a bit of a mixed-feeling emotion for me, but I’m absolutely loving this age. Watching her grow and step into her power, find her voice and speak her truth is such a gift! 🦋

throat chakra_childrenToday, I want to chat about the center that governs our voice, our ability to creatively express ourselves, our ability to speak our truth and speak the truth (two diff. things), our ability to listen to others, our ability to speak up and speak confidently, our ability to communicate our wants, needs, and emotions – the Throat Chakra, and how it’s development and maturation stage influences our little ones.

A broad overview of the fifth energy center, and its developmental characteristics;

💙DEVELOPMENT – 7 to 12 years
💙Body Location – Throat
💙Birthright – The right to speak and be heard
💙Element – Sound
💙Purpose – Expression and Purification
💙AKA Vissudha Chakra

What we communicate (the truth), how we communicate (the tone), our ability to distinguish between the truth and lies, our ability to physically release emotions through communication (purification) are all things that are learned between the ages of 7 to 12. What they watch, what they play with, how they act in social environments are all things that are mimicked and become learned behaviours.

In the second Chakra, we opened a gate that allowed the world in through our senses. In this Chakra, we open the gate that allows our inner self to get out into the world. There is a shift in a child’s consciousness during the maturation of this center, moving the child away from the relationship-focused Heart space and moving into experimenting with their social identity and their own creative expression.

Disturbances to the development of this center:

  • Lies (mixed messages, dishonesty from parents)
  • Verbal abuse, constant yelling
  • Excessive criticism (blocks creativity)
  • Secrets (threats for telling)
  • Authoritarian parents (don’t talk back, children should be seen and not heard)
  • Alcoholic, chemical-dependent home environment can also disturb the development of this area (don’t talk, don’t trust, don’t feel)

Imbalance in this center can later manifest as:

  • Fear of speaking
  • Small, weak voice
  • Difficulty putting feelings into words
  • Introversion, shyness
  • Tone deaf
  • Poor rhythm
  • Too much talking, talking as a defense
  • Inability to listen, poor auditory comprehension
  • Gossiping
  • Dominating, loud voice that demands attention
  • Interruptions, talking over others
  • Tightness of the jaw, jaw clenching
  • Disorders of the ears, throat, voice, and neck
  • Issues with thyroid

Understanding this center and how it governs our child’s ability to form a healthy self identity, creative expression, and their ability to express their wants, needs, desires and emotions.

Developing a strong and balanced communication center goes a long way towards your child successfully being able to express themselves in all areas of their life, and form healthy communication skills. 🔊💙

If you have any questions, feel free to drop me an email at kerry@wherehumrests.com or comment below.
Kerry. Xx