Sadly, I feel responsible for some of her insecurities. I often ask myself how much of this she might have learned from observing my own behaviors. As usual, I turned to Spirit for guidance on how to be a better role model for my girls.
Spirit began to show me many examples in nature. If you notice, in nature things just are. A tree does not need training to be a tree. Nor does it question its stature, size, seasonal shedding or aging process. This is also pretty true for the animal kingdom in the wild. Elephants don't ask if their tusks are crooked and Zebras don't question he pattern of their stripes! Creatures come to be what they are intended to be – no one has to tell them to roar, bark or squawk at a certain pitch – they just do it!
Then I thought, “Okay, but where does that fit in to everyday life?” Then the real teacher arrived. A young girl with Down’s syndrome at Starbucks. As I waited on my order, I heard some off key singing and wondered where that was coming from. In the corner I saw this young lady blissfully rocking it out to her iPod, and fully enjoying the moment, unaware and uncaring of what anyone might think or say.
I suddenly made the connection to nature! Just BE! The young lady (just like nature) has a huge lesson for us – just be who you’re intended to be, don’t question it and enjoy it!!! I smiled and admired the beauty and joy that she radiated!
So my take away for life and what to model for my dear daughter is to sing, jump, skip and do what is inside of me! Enjoy the moment and be the expression of the Light within me, not what others think or say I should be.