My Adult offspring, hereafter referred to by h/s to protect the innocent , namely me , lol, posted on a social website today that all New Age thinkers/religions are idiots and they need to wake up . Quoted Aleister Crowley and various others and tied them in with Satanism , saying h/s has researched all of it's origins .
I visited with h/s last week and h/s made vague comments about the likes of Abraham Hicks etc but I didn't engage just listened and let h/s do their normal rantings . In recent times h/s has made friends with 7th day Adventists and is now observing the Saturday Sabbath as best h/s can
I find it quite funny that h/s was the one who 5 years ago mentioned "Ask and It is given" as a good book , but last time I mentioned that , it was fluffed off , saying , oh I never really read it . Now its all fire and brimstone stuff , and I've got my 7 year old grandson questioning me about eating Pork , sheesh . I've already travelled the road of Catholics as a kid , played with the Jehovahs on three separate occasions , momentarily went to church with those who speak in tongues and when the hair stood up on the back of my neck I made a quick exit !
I don't want to fight with my child but sorry to say h/s is extremely opinionated and therefore if you don't want to toe h/s's line , well you can get F@#%ed too .
Again I giggle inside as I watch on the one hand the talk of being a good Christian and in the next lambasting people , drug addicts , losers ,gays,wealthy bankers, on and on .
If you IQ'rs can help me with a few sanity tips , then perhaps I can retain my relationship with h/s and my gorgeous grandchildren and not blow a fuse in the meantime . Cheers Miss Twinkling not quite so brightly today ;-)
April 17th I just want to clarify in the above , that it's my offspring whose frequently using the "well you can get F%*# too " expression not myself :-)
The law of attraction is one of the ways that we use to describe the pathway to enlightenment, there are many others. Enlightenment is always a personal experience beyond that which is purely material, it's searching for truth that leads to freedom, awareness and knowledge. It's all about self discovery, the realisation of being aware of being aware, of seeing life for yourself. Classic teachings that have stood the test of time are all good pathways to enlightenment. It's natural and a good sign for children explore different pathways, exploring spiritual paths of all sorts, being adventurous in these domains, checking out all religions and spiritual paths from all origins. It assists in recognizing where to fit into the spiritual scene.
Enjoy it all and remember this quote from abraham-hicks "There are no choices that are really a detour that will take you far from where you're wanting to be-because your inner being is always guiding you to the next and the next and the next. So don't be concerned that you may make a fatal choice, because there aren't any of those. You are always finding your balance. It's a never ending process."
Accept them and love them for who they are and whatever they feel comfortable in believing.
"To the praying Mother; And the worried Father; Let your children go; If they come back; They'll come home stronger; And if they don't you'll know."
Lyrics from a song I like by Good Charlotte featuring a few members of A7X. "The River". ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVm8PjWCvLg )
Don't try to force your life on your kids, nor your beliefs. Present your experiences as an opportunity for them to learn from if they feel it is correct for them. Don't ever try shoving religion (or beliefs if you're too insecure to call it by another name) down your kid's throat, you're more likely to push them away from both you and everything you stand for while fostering a nice deeply seeded resentment.
answered 16 Apr '13, 18:00
This answer is marked "community wiki".
answered 16 Apr '13, 05:21
Sounds like your child changes his mind about religion about as often as he changes his shirt...well, maybe not that often..perhaps his cars??? Anyway, I'd keep smiling, be kind to the poor soul, and for God's sake keep the peace so you can keep in touch with your grandkids. I am there with you, Star, as two of my kids are not speaking to me right now for various stupid reasons, and I have thus been cur off from my granddaughter, which has been very tough. You do not want that, I am sure.
I would encourage you to get some support from somebody... a counselor, a pastor, so you can blow off steam when not around him. Know that God will hear your prayers and that all will be well in the long run (unless he ends up in the nuthouse....)
I am a Christian, but there are limits...Jesus Himself said it is not what goes into our mouths that counts, but what comes out, so perhaps a little Biblical education on your own part might be educational as well as important- you want to know the Absolute Truth here, and what the Bible does and does not say. Than you will have answers for your grandchildren.
answered 16 Apr '13, 12:47
If you are seeing this message then the Inward Quest system has noticed that your web browser is behaving in an unusual way and is now blocking your active participation in this site for security reasons. As a result, among other things, you may find that you are unable to answer any questions or leave any comments. Unusual browser behavior is often caused by add-ons (ad-blocking, privacy etc) that interfere with the operation of our website. If you have installed these kinds of add-ons, we suggest you disable them for this website