Name of the e-course:
Spiritual Kids; Building Foundations for the Spiritually Aware Family.
By parent coach, Christina Fletcher (author and creator of spiritual courses, guides and books for parents. Owner of the website: spirituallyawareparenting.com).
Parents and their children, ages 3-13.
Birgitte Coste: owner of this website, positive-parenting-ally.com
Spiritual Kids is a truly wonderful
that I can fully
recommend for any growth loving parent ready to empower themselves
and their family by consciously and effectively tapping into their
own inner wisdom and thereby passing on spiritual tools to their
There are so many things to say about this spiritual course, but if I were to boil it down to the essence, I see the power of this course as twofold:
If you already feel like this course is exactly what you're looking for, you can click here to buy the e-course directly via Paypal ...
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or if you want to hear more about what I have to say about this spiritual course for parents and kids, please continue reading.
Price for the course: $120.00
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As parents we all (or at least many of us) have a deep desire for raising
happy, caring and conscious children. Or at least this is my
However, despite every good intention, sometimes we lose focus or more precisely, without really being aware of it we seem to remove our primary focus from where it works the best.
Loss of focus may be expressed in many ways but there is one common denominator as to why it occurs: we've lost touch with ourselves. Being out of touch with ourselves or losing our connection with ourselves can experienced when we're e.g. angry, frustrated or stressed.
And curiously enough, it can also
happen when we are too involved in our kids. For example in the name
of love and wanting the best for our children, we may end up
focusing too much on 'making' our children happy and 'helping' them
Believe me there is nothing wrong with this. It's a wonderful and caring intention. I feel like that too much of the time. However, have you noticed that it makes you stressed? Feeling somewhat helpless perhaps?
Why is that?
Well, it's because we've moved out of ourselves and into someone else's business and doing that makes us lose our connection with ourselves. We've unintentionally severed our connection to our own intuition and inner wisdom. You'll know exactly when you've done that because that is what happens almost every time you feel emotionally uncomfortable.
Spiritual Kids will help you reestablish that inner connection and tap into your own wisdom, so that you can parent from your inner, wise and connected Self; from a place of clarity, peace and unconditional love.
Therefore this course is very much in line with my own way of approaching parenting as Christina starts the course with a focus on you, the parent. In my view too, everything in parenting starts with the parent.
And in parenting, our own Beingness is paramount. We cannot help our children towards higher awareness, peace and love if we do not embody those qualities ourselves. Our Beingness (the way we feel, the energy we emit, the attitude with which we approach life etc.) is our most important parenting tool!
This way of viewing parenting may or may not be entirely new to you, whether it is or not doesn't really matter. What matters is whether or not these words create some sort or resonance inside you. Do they feel right? Does it feel like there might be something in this course that could be good for you and your family?
If you're still in doubt, don't worry. I'm not done helping you make a decision as to whether to go for this course or not.
In the following I'll help you clarify:
To answer this I will start by
telling you who I think will benefit the most from this parenting course.
You're at a point in life where this is what you really want:
This is what you are willing to be or do experience that:
Of course I can't tell you your specific benefits of this course (and that goes for any spiritual courses), everybody is different and has a different path of growth.
But in my opinion this spiritual parenting course provides a great foundation for building self awareness, clarity of mind and a more peaceful and loving approach to yourself and your kids.
And do notice please, that this not a quick fix.
If you decide to embark on an adventure like this, you need to realize that what you're doing is nothing less than huge. You are creating a mindset change. You are potentially changing your way of thinking and relating to yourself and the world and that requires time and effort.
So do be patient with yourself. Speak nicely to yourself, and treat yourself with kindness, acceptance and understanding. You are basically deprogramming your mind (and yourself, including your old habits) to make way for new way of thinking, being and acting.
If you feel you've read enough already, you can go directly to Christina's site to learn more and purchase it.
If you want my take on what the course contains, some personal experiences and my favorites, do read on.
Spiritual Kids is a 6 week course and once a week you get a module sent right to your inbox.
This means that you can take as long as you want to with the course. The material is always available to you.
Just to give you an idea, here is what you get in week 1:
Just a small remark in case you're wondering; yes, I've been
through the course. I know what I'm talking about. I've seen all
the videos, heard all the podcasts and read everything in the workbooks. I
have tried most of the exercises and my son (nine years old) has
tried some of them, which you'll hear about in a bit.
Each week is centered on an overall theme and in my opinion the structure of the program is really great and well thought through.
The beginning of the course starts with establishing an intention for self exploration. The course then continues with actively increasing self knowledge and awareness and builds it all up to using it more effectively in the world.
An introduction to concepts and an invitation to open up, connect and make a contract with yourself where you basically say, 'This is what I'm doing now. I'm going along for this ride and I'm open to where it takes me.'
My own personal experience is that making a contract or setting an intention is extremely important for getting the most out of something. Do not underestimate the power of your intention - a strong intention can change your world.
About self awareness and discovering who you are ... or who you also are; That you are more than you might think.
exercises in this module focus on introducing you to and connecting you to
your inner Self, higher Self, Home, spirit or whichever words
you prefer to use. There are also some powerful exercises that will introduce your kids to
My own experience:
One of the exercises I really love is called Hand to Heart which is basically a way of using parts of your body as a channel to connecting with your Self.
It works really well for restoring balance and peace and you can use it whenever you desire self connection, be it a daily practice or an 'emergency' tool. Even just when sitting on the bus. I tried it with my son and it is so simple, yet very powerful.
I love it when I can pass things on that are so simple and so powerful.
This module has a focus on meditation both as a means to connect to a calm and peaceful place in yourself and as a means to get access to an expanded sense of self, the vastness of being without thoughts, just pure consciousness.
And even though you might think that meditation is for adults only (surely children don't have the patience for that?), it is my experience that children love guided meditations. Not only is it an adventure for them, it's calming and not to forget, an opportunity to connect with you (their parent), too.
This module is one of my favorite parts of the course. It's also something I'm personally exploring at the moment.
It's about building emotional awareness in yourself and in your children. Christina does such a great job of explaining how emotions work and there are also powerful exercises that will help children understand emotional contrasts, dealing with out-of-balance emotional states and reaching a balance.
emotional awareness is helping children become more observant of
their own emotions via various means of expression.
My own experience:
One of the exercises I tried with my son was that of tapping into certain feelings and allowing an expression of them. In this particular exercise that I will share with you, my son was to identify his least favorite feeling and most favorite feeling and make a drawing of them.
My son is very verbal and good at expressing himself verbally but can feel slightly intimidated by having to draw something. His ambitions are very high and he feels that when he draws, it has to be a visual masterpiece.
When I noticed his
reluctance to this exercise, I took my time explaining that it does not matter what
the drawings end up looking like. What matters is that you feel your feeling and
express the feeling and at the same time notice what happens inside
of you. After having taken my time explaining the exercise, he felt
quite excited and wanted to get going.
With his permission (he loves the idea that his experiences may help other people), these are his drawings:
Afterwards I asked him what was it like drawing
these drawing and his
answer (focusing on his least favorite feeling) was interesting and really quite sharply put, as it
incorporates all his feelings:
"It made me sort of happy. It felt a bit like throwing up. Like, it's terrible when you do it, but so nice afterwards."
Important tip regarding the exercises:
The exercises in Spiritual Kids may create initial reluctance in your children as they may be used to doing exercises with a certain focus. It could be a focus of having to perform well, wanting approval or of having to learn something which they can't see the purpose of learning etc. Such purposes often generate uncomfortable feelings such as not being good enough or simply restlessness because of boredom.
So be patient with your children and really take your time explaining what it's about and only start the exercises when they are ready, curious and feel like it.
Remember, just like you, your kids are potentially also learning something completely new, a new way of expressing themselves that has an entirely new purpose from what they might be used to.
A good way to stimulate your children's curiosity is doing it yourself. Being an example. Seeing you engaged and having a good time will often work like an irresistible magnet.
Introduces you to the concept of appreciation which is basically about a mindset shift from focusing on troubles to focusing on what you appreciate. The idea is not to ignore pain but to move away from a worrier mindset to realizing how much better you function when your energy is positive and comes from a clear and calm place.
My own experience:
In the workbook there is an exercise about expressing your appreciation openly for the entire family. It can be appreciation for others, but it's really up to you to choose to appreciate whatever you feel like. Even just appreciating being/existing. There is no rule for what to appreciate. Bottom line is, appreciation feel soooo good. It's the most amazing state of being.
Below is a photo of what my son wrote one sunny morning before going to school. For those of you (most of you, I guess 😉) who don't speak Danish, it simply says,
Isn't that beautiful?
A few days later when coming home from school, my son wrote yet another wonderful statement, this time directly aimed at me:
"You are lovely"
The message was accompanied by a sweet little drawing. Take a look below:
The law of attraction section is a powerful module which is so wonderfully explained that it becomes easy to understand, even for children.
As usual the exercises are varied and in their own
different ways explain the principle that whatever you focus
on and embody will come to you. And thus all of a sudden, you
have a choice. You can actually choose what you want more of.
You just need to know that that's how the universe works and
Christina will provide you with tools to help you create your
own wonderful world.
As you may have noticed, I really have a lot of good things to say about this spiritual course for parents and their kids but since this is a review, you may be wondering, 'Where are the cons? I want to be informed of everything regarding this product; of things that work well as well as less well'.
I understand that. So here is a quick list of my personal pros and cons regarding Spiritual Kids.
- Optimal target group focus:
I love it
that Christina starts with the parent.
It is not about 'teaching' children something
but about becoming more self aware and through
that help children help themselves.
- Wonderful practical exercises: They are numerous and very varied. There is something for everybody, parents as well as children. Plus the variety embraces the personal and different ways that individuals may have access to tapping into themselves.
- Each module is centered on a theme. You get to focus on and work in a variety of ways on yourself, one specific theme at a time. That way of structuring the lessons work really well.
- You get an introductory email each week before you receive the material. This gives you a nice overview of what to expect and prepares your subconsciousness for what is to come. Thus you actually start your work before having received the material.
- You get see Christina via her videos. It's nice to get to 'know' who is helping me.
- A little pricey: Even though
the product is yours forever and to use whenever
and for as many times as you want, it may feel like a lot
of money to pull out of your wallet all at once.
- Spiritual 'presumptions': Even though my 'feel' is very much the same as Christina's when it comes to worldview, the dormant critic inside of me awakens when it finds that theories are presented too matter-of-factly. I seem to 'eat' theories best when they are explicitly presented as a personal worldview preferably based on personal experience.
- Perhaps a few more breathing holes in the meditations: The meditations in themselves are great, but personally I could use longer periods of complete silence with no talking.
- Centered text: Prepare yourself, this is nerdy: Sometimes the text in the workbooks is centered in the middle of the page. Even though it is visually appealing and gives a nice sort of organic flow down the page, it is for me a bit strenuous to read.
My Favorite Aspects on an Overall Level:
My Favorites, More Concretely:
If Spiritual Kids sounds like something you'd like to try, too,
Or go to Christina's site spirituallyawareparenting.com to learn more. I know that very soon she is about to launch yet another one of her spiritual courses.
I really wish you and your children the best journey possible in discovering your beautiful selves and finding many wonderful means of expressing and living them.
Your Positive Parenting
Even though I wish you the best journey possible with spiritual courses, I cannot guarantee any results in any specific direction. This is your journey, your path.
When I say that something brings along something else, it's always a potentiality. I have no way of know how something will affect you. Ultimately I can only speak for myself.
Also you may be wondering; spiritual courses like this one sounds fantastic but what's in it for the person who has written this review?
To make it transparent for you (I prefer it that way, too), I'll be completely open:
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