Sunday, December 26, 2010

Twas 3:37 am and the Moraja's were up

Twas the morning of Christmas and all through the house, the words "He came! He came!" echoed, but not from a little mouse. It was Jake and Josh, my two eager sons, huffing and puffing by my bedside, ready for some holiday fun! I quickly snuck a glimpse of my twenty year old clock, it was 3:37 am, way to early for me man.
But that wasn't the last visit, from my two determined boys... their visits continued at 4:19 am... 4:45 am... 5:06 am... 5:30 am... 6:30 am... We had envisioned them sleeping all through the night, snuggled in their beds waking up at dawn light. But the excitement, the joy, the passion for the holiday, permeated through their veins, early morning Christmas day. Jake was sure he saw dust sprinkling out of the chimney. Josh said he did too. Both jumped shouting, "Yippee, Yippee!"

As for Madison, she snuggled in our bed with a 101 fever, hoping to rest so she'd feel a little more eager. Finally at 7:00 am I rolled out of bed. Finding Jake, Josh and Madison seconds ahead. The Spirit, the love for giving and sharing, was what filled our home leaving each one of us caring. We opened our presents, as patient as a kid can, sharing in the memories of our small loving clan.

Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday Season,


Tuesday, December 07, 2010

How Do You Know If Your Child Is Gifted and Talented?

All children are gifted, as are all adults. When I speak of the word gifted, I'm referring to having at least one sense (seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, tasting, and just knowing) that is more developed than the others. My role as a mom is to first identify each of my children's heightened sense(s) and to help them not only learn how to use it (as well as their other senses), but also continue developing it. In doing so, my children will be more self-aware and confident in who they are as they mature.
For instance, my oldest son, Jake, just knows things. He even uses the word 'know' when he tells me things. He knows what I'm thinking. He knows how to build things without instructions. Many would use the words problem-solver and innovative to describe him, as well as a very good guesser. In fact, when he and I watch Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader, he gets many of the answers to the questions correct without ever truly knowing what the answer is. My goal is to nurture that knowing side of him, while also making sure he understands the question and answer.
Jake also has a highly developed sense of smell. This actually has been somewhat frustrating for me, especially during meal time. If there is a food smell he doesn't like, he has to leave the room or asks to eat later.
Games we play to further develop his knowing gift include having him try to predict who is calling and what I am thinking. I also encourage him to create things from scratch using random throw away objects such as boxes, paper towel roll, cotton balls, sticks, and more. Developing his sense of smell is a totally knew area for me. I've covered his eyes and had him try to guess various smells.

My son Josh's strongest sense is vision, while his twin sisters is feeling. I'll write more about their gifts and how I'm helping them further develop them and use them in later blogs.

What gifts do you or your children have, and how are you further developing yours or their gifts?

Happy Holidays,


Monday, December 06, 2010

Holiday "Ho YUM YUM" Crafty Dessert Triggers Creative Juices

Creativity and imagination are the greatest strengths of a psychic. Below is a fun kid crafty dessert that can keep those creative juices flowing in your child.

First, you'll need about 5 to 10 soup sized bowls to put the ingredients in. Paper bowls works great!

Second, you'll need the ingredients to make the craft. Pre-made brownies (you are always free to make home made too!), preztel sticks, gummy bears, mini chocolates, candy canes, sprinkles, marshmellows, and a can of frosting. You can also get additional ingredients such as chocolate chip cookies, cup cakes, etc.

Next, put each ingredient in a separate bowl. Then put the bowls on the table where the kids will make their dessert craft.

Fourth, on each child's paper plate, put a scoop of frosting and one brownie. If your child doesn't like brownies, you can use a cookie, large marshmellow, or Rice Krispie treat instead.

Fifth, give each child a paper plate with the frosting and brownie on it, along with a plastic spoon.

Finally, let your children create any animal, creature, or anything they want using the delicious food ingredients. They can make a reindeer, a snowman, a spider and more! Then when the are finished, it's time to eat their yummy dessert.

Happy Holidays,


Friday, December 03, 2010

My Child had an Out of Body Experience

The sounds of little girls sobbing could be heard by the edge of my bed. My eyes quickly opened. "Madison, are you okay?" I whispered concerned.

"Mommy, I wasn't in the real world," Madison shared still whimpering.

"Honey, what do you mean you weren't in the real world?" I asked quietly, hoping not to wake Jake or Michael who were laying in the bed next to me.

"I was in a different world. A world that wasn't real," she said crying even harder. "Mommy, I was so scared."

I glanced at the clock. It was 4:00 am. I reached my arms around Madison's shivering body and guided it onto the bed, nestling her close to mine. As we laid there, I asked her if I was with her in the other world. She told me yes, but I was different. She couldn't find the words to describe how I was different and what the other world was like. I knew from my own personal experience how scary that feeling can be, leaving your physical body, the only thing your soul has ever truly been 100% part of in this life.

Madison had an out of body experience. Her sweet loving soul journeyed to a world most of us only imagine exists. She knew she left her body. She knew she wasn't in what she called 'the real world' any longer. Many people believe that you have to die to be able to release your soul from your physical body and then journey to another world. I believe its possible to do it when your brain and body reach a certain state during sleeping hours. It's a state that happens naturally, and at this point, isn't teachable. But when you reach that state, you'll find that the first few journeys out of your body are scary. But once you get the hang of it, it becomes an awakening personal souls adventure.

Have you or do you know anyone who has experienced an out of body experience? What was it like?

With love and happiness on your journey to spiritual awareness,

:) Melissa