Guiding the Transformation of Wounded Energies in Children by Susan A. Haid, author, Lily’s Truth

Convention would say that a playground is a place of games, a place of delightful little children running gleefully about without a care in the world. Although there may be some truth to this, in essence, the playground is a place of dramatic energy exchange, the undertones of which are often not-so-playful. Much of the time, the playful nature of a child is a vehicle for grand expression and joyful expansion through the senses. This is where Creatorship begins, through play and experimentation.

The consciousness of a child is a compilation of unseen structures that emerge into physical reality that now must be filtered through this thing we refer to as the mind. What ensues is a set of responses or reactions to a given set of circumstances that feed or reinforce the mindset of the child. Beliefs and ideas concerning reality are innate within the being from birth. The conditions surrounding a child from birth forward reflect and honor what the soul has chosen to govern it’s experience.

These early beginnings orient the child to the light or the shadows depending on the external structures in place. Children are often in “feeling mode”, sensing the energies around them and feeding off of them. This can intensify behavior in either a positive or negative direction.

The astute caregiver recognizes how the structure within which a child operates affects the child’s behavior and opportunities for growth. Creating an environment conducive to play that supports the needs of the soul of the child is a high art. Full expression is allowed, not so much as a free-for-all, as currently is the case on playgrounds everywhere, but from within the safe space that allows for a truthful expression couched within a teaching experience. There is time to act out a current dilemma but with the guidance and supervision of an attending caregiver. The optimal result would be to facilitate the feelings and awareness of the child to emerge from a centered place deep within the being rather than from the mind alone.

The environments children often live in are mentally and emotionally demanding as well as overstimulating to their developing senses. Children are on overload much of the time which diminishes their opportunity to self-regulate and find their balance. If you could measure the mental energy racing about within a child’s environment, you would find that it is off the Richter Scale. You would see the dilemma at hand, and you would wonder how on earth anyone could survive under this kind of pressure, let alone children with their delicate sensibilities.

So, now you see there can and should be a shift into creating a softer, safer, more nurturing setting for children, one that honors the child’s current expression in a highly conscious, compassionate and practiced way. This setting might set the standard for allowing the feelings to come first, permitting them to come to the forefront so that they might be facilitated into a balanced and pure expression.

Raising a child of worth means we must recognize and honor the feelings of a child without condoning aggression and hostility. Leaving a child unattended to express rage against others, even through what might on the surface appear as innocent play, continually weaves the internal energies of anger and pain with the external experiences of life, leading to a continued cycle of abuse.

Time and space should be allotted each day to address the inner being. This can be done in a myriad of creative ways with children – through play-acting, guided breathing, drawing, painting, puppetry, singing or writing. Using the various art forms as a vehicle to express the experience of the inner being, especially when applied immediately and in-the-moment, is a profound method to keep a child balanced, focused and attuned to the constructive energies within self.

Again, creating an environment that supports the soul-level needs of a child is a high art. The journey of the conscious caregiver is all about constructing an environs that allows for the full expression of the child, supporting the feeling senses to be experienced in their fullness, within a safe space that establishes proper conditions for trust to unfold and guidance to be given, as every step towards resolution and integration of energies emerges.

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4 thoughts on “Guiding the Transformation of Wounded Energies in Children by Susan A. Haid, author, Lily’s Truth

  1. True and timely, as my youngest met with those “internal energies of anger and pain” on the playground this week, resulting in a mild concussion and a sense of deep emotional betrayal. Opening and offering my Self as a resource at school yet again in the hopes that this “high art” of conscious parenting and adult support becomes more pervasive than the unconscious acts of aggression and punitive measures currently at play.

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  2. Dear Susan, Love this article very much! Have just today decided that Now is the Time! For me to begin closing the door to my old (energy) job at the nursery school where I am in my 9th year. This has been evolving for quite some time now, but today the icing was put on this particular cake with a happening at work that sent a clear message to me: create and go to a space to do the work and play that makes your soul shine and dance and play and be in JOY! Where you will bring your deep wisdom and passion and it will be seen and valued because you will be in resonance with the others with whom you will be creating with! Do It!!!! Seeking a freedom space for the kids who with their families will be seeking and resonating at this consciousness. I have wanted to do this for a long time now, but had many aspects calling to me and playing with me and in short, running the show. I feel that I’ve been clearing much, and integrating wisdom, knowing this is still happening as well. Thank you for creating the beautiful collective group that you have! Much Love, Mary muscatineborn@aol.com

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  3. Reblogged this on Writing Real Life and commented:
    True and timely, as my youngest met with those “internal energies of anger and pain” on the playground last week, resulting in a mild concussion and a sense of deep emotional betrayal. Opening and offering my Self as a resource at school yet again in the hopes that this “high art” of conscious parenting and adult support becomes more pervasive than the unconscious acts of aggression and punitive measures currently at play.

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