before the birth of your first child. You'll find yourself knowing
personalities and traits before you see the newly born eyes. As you
connect with the energy growing within you, feelings of love and
protection spring up from a well that you might not have realized
you finally do meet this wonder face to face, it is as if you have
always seen this face or known this person. I'm not talking about
bonding. I'm talking about knowing. When you allow yourself to become
silent and you give your energy over to connecting with your child, you
just know. You know who they are, what they want, and you know what
think that it is amazing that I know what my son wants before he asks.
I think it is wonderful that I can tell what my hysterical,
incomprehensible daughter wants or needs while every one else just
stares in wonder with no idea of how to help.
I believe that every mother
experiences this. Even if your child is estranged or far away, strings
attach the two of you. These strings vary in width, length and in
number. Some mothers know the moment they lose a child or the moment
their child's life changes without being anywhere near their loved one.
wondered if fathers experience a bond like this. I believe that they do
to some extent. This knowing probably increases when they are the
primary care givers. Adoptive parents most likely have an intuitive
bond that grows as the relationship grows. So a mother's intuition can
become a grandmother's intuition or an older brother's intuition. When
you take on the role of caring for the wants and needs of another
person you become attached in a way that wasn't apparent or possible
before. You become tuned in. You just know.
Unfortunately not everyone listens
to this knowing all the time. I admit many times when, although I knew
what would prevent a challenge from occurring in the first place, I was
too tired or too selfish to follow thru or care. I don't know how many
times I've said things like "I knew I should have" or "I thought that
that might happen". At times tuning in to listen without our physical
ears to anyone can be time and energy consuming. Following thru on what
you heard can be even more so. Using your time and energy in this way
can also be overwhelmingly rewarding and wonderful.
I thank God on a regular
basis for the chance to experience mother's intuition first hand. I
also realize that experiencing mother's intuition is a wonderful way to
enjoy my intuition without pressure or expectations. Knowing becomes a way of
life if you allow it to. Quiet yourself and listen to your children and
loved ones deeply. Enjoy them deeply. And Know.