My daughter Sydney called me Sunday night just to talk. We talked for an hour and a half and she told me all about her first week of her second college semester. There is something magical that happens when children leave the nest and begin to experience life's ups and downs without parents looking over their shoulder. I remember it being a lot easier to open up to my mom and want to talk to her when I was out on my own. I am enjoying the transition my relationship with Sydney is going through. I am learning I don't have to have a solution or suggestion for everything she tells me about. I am learning that listening and trusting that she's got it is a gift I think she appreciates from me.
In our conversation, she shared an insight that I had never thought about, and I am wondering if others have had her same experience. She has been praying about some things that she really wants to fall into place for her college plans. She is playing the waiting game right now, and she said she has just been working on not worrying about the outcome and trusting that no matter what, things will work out. What she said next was what really peaked my curiousity - she said that she realized that for some reason she believed that if she wasn't worried about it, that maybe God wouldn't think she really wanted or cared about what she was asking for.
I had never had that thought before and it gave us the chance to talk about what the truth is and how she could begin to create a different experience. We talked about how Christ taught over and over again to ask, believe, and receive. He taught us to doubt not, fear not. He taught us to put our trust in Him, to be still and know that He is God, to cast our burdens on Him, to come to Him for rest.
I was curious about this belief she had picked up...I knew that was something I did not pass down to her, so being the person I am, doing the work I do, I began to muscle test some questions. I discovered that it was a perception that was passed down through a generational line. I have had several people lately forward me research articles about how they are discovering that our DNA actually does carry and pass down more than just our physical traits. Of course, I had Sydney take a breath and we released the energy of the belief that kept her stuck in that pattern of worry to show God she cared about getting what she was praying for. Now she is free to be at peace as she waits for her answers and to know that God knows the desires of her heart even when she is peaceful.
It was a sweet and beautiful moment for me to see how I can apply this more often in my own life, and an even sweeter moment as Sydney had a powerful ah-ha moment. She realized that she could give up her worry and be peaceful as she puts her trust in God, waits for her answers, and allows things to fall into place.
We all have generational patterns that could use some "cleaning up." It is amazing that there is a powerful tool to release those patterns and blocks so that our connection to God is clear. It opens up the way for us to have FULL access to His love, His peace, His healing, and an abundance of good things in our lives.
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