By Wendy Grunthal
I sold a couch on Craigslist the other day. The woman who bought it from me is the mother of two small children, a two year old and a seven month old. She was in my house while I was taking care of my own child and another one, both 22 months old. While in my house, she struck up a conversation and enjoyed “soaking up the calm.” She told me that she had a hard time dealing with her two year old’s tantrums and wanted to know how I dealt with them.
I briefly went over the steps from “Happiest Toddler on the block,” by Harvey Karp, M.D. which involves acknowledging and verbalizing the feelings you can observe the toddler having. That way the child feels heard and validated. Then I referred to an article that I had read on the website Joyfultoddlers.com, hosted by Faith Baldwin. Faith explains that after you make sure that your toddler is safe and let them know you are there for them when they are ready, you step back into your Goddess energy. The next day the buyer of my couch sent me a text to let me know that she spent the day with her two children and stepped back into her Goddess energy, resulting in a great day.
Since that encounter I have been reflecting on stepping into my goddess energy. Stepping into my goddess energy feels amazing. I can tap into my inner calm. I can find the patience deep inside of me to deal with trying situations. I can do what I need to do to be a little bit more healthy. This includes getting to sleep a little earlier, drinking a glass of water, taking a walk. When I tap into my goddess energy, I can go a little deeper and be more present and wise in the moment.
We all have trying situations. Chaos arises in our lives. If we tap into our Goddess (or God!) energy, can we deal with those situations with more grace and calm? Can we breathe a little deeper to find our inner wisdom?
The buyer of my couch on Craigslist apparently could!