How often do you think, “Only if…?”
“If I had chosen differently, my life would have been better.
And if I knew what I know today, these things wouldn’t have happened.”
Thinking this way promotes guilt and regrets when in reality, you couldn’t choose any differently or know what you know today, and it is all exactly how it is meant to be.
All our experiences, no matter how painful, are crafted to help us evolve and usher us to the next level of consciousness.
So from a parenting perspective, if you have any guilt or regrets about how you parent, like how you gave birth, if you breastfed or not, if you used harsh or not harsh enough discipline methods, poor communication, if you feel you are over-controlling or shaming, etc… What if you look at it all, acknowledge how far you advanced, and recognize that this was yours and your child’s unique journey to get here now, and it could not happen any other way.
To explore more on this topic, watch Parenting the Soul MasterClass: How to avoid using the spiritual card against ourselves and our children