Spiritual Awakening

My first experience with an inner knowing happened when I was 9 years old.  I spent lots of time playing in my room as a child; I loved my bedroom with its pale yellow walls and 4 windows facing onto a main street and neighborhood houses. I felt happy and safe there.

From one window, I could see out from my bed and I often gazed out onto the landscape outside.  I particularly liked watching the change of seasons and the beauty of nature. I now believe it was the precursor to my present practice of meditation.

On one particular day, I was looking out and I felt a presence and happiness. The view was the same but it was wrapped as if in a warm blanket and positive feelings.

I didn’t call it a presence or a knowing then; however, as I grew, I always remembered it.  As I matured and began seeking the spiritual aspect of human life, I recognized it.

It became very real as I experienced additional such events and studied more about a spiritual ways of life.

I mention the spiritual awakening because the same feelings manifested when I got the idea for my book.  It was as if I was compelled to write about parents conversing with their children.  My childhood had been quiet with little conversation and I wanted to suggest a different way to raise children.

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