“Your child was your teacher in another life”. I’ve heard this from a couple of intuitives, and I believe it to be true because of the dynamic that Moses and I have.
One intuitive said that he was my teacher in many lives, and I’m so used to him being the teacher that it’s difficult for me to be in the role of parent in this lifetime.
Of course, it’s also true that in this lifetime, we chose our roles as such — that I would be his parent in this lifetime and he would be my son. I have things to teach him in this lifetime, just as he has things to teach me.
Moses has a very strong personality. He knows who he is. He remembers. He knows his power. I’m generally more easy going and it’s sometimes been difficult to develop the inner strength to match Moses’ in order to parent him effectively.
I’m now realizing that Moses needs me to cultivate my inner strength. He needs a strong parent. He needs boundaries. He needs me to be able to say no, and mean it.
My puppy, Cookie, is also teaching me. I’ve been reading the book by Cesar Millan, Cesar’s Way, which discusses how to relate to your dog. I’m learning to cultivate my calm-assertive energy. It’s not natural for me. My energy is naturally submissive, so it’s been a challenge as my puppy needs me to the the assertive, dominant one in the relationship.
Our children are our teachers. What is your child / are your children teaching you?