I saw an excellent post on Facebook yesterday about toddlers/young kids and not joining their chaos. I am learning this big time with Faolán, our youngest cub.
He is a storm of emotions so intense they blow him and everyone within a certain radius away. It’s so hard not to get caught up in this whirlwind- I mean, my boy has LUNGS! It can be embarrassing, upsetting, infuriating and mind numbing among a host of other turbulent emotions. But, I have to remember, always, it’s my job as an adult, as a parent and as someone who loves him with all my heart; I should not get caught up in this whirlwind. Piling more of my emotions on him when he’s struggling to cope with the ones he has only inflames the situation and is unfair. The eye of the storm. The calm, steadfast place amongst confusion. These are things I’m learning to be. But I’m human and this can be sooo hard. It’s a journey.
In the truck today with a long road ahead I’m reaching for my Balance and Elevation oils to help keep us joyous and grounded. Brain chemistry sometimes needs a gentle nudge and these are two of my favourite oils for this purpose.
Love from Wyoming
, L xx