4.1. TIME TO THINK
The invitation in this module is very simple - think about your child for 5 minutes every day.
I will ask you to focus on specific aspects of your relationship later on. For now, I invite you to freestyle it to get in touch with what you already know about your child and to trust your own wisdom.
I am going to describe a few ways of going about it; please choose the elements you resonate with and make it your own:
Completely freestyle. Choose a regular time in the day (I find that first thing in the morning works best). Set the timer for 5 minutes and conjure up an image of your child in your mind. Lean back into silence, check in with what is happening in your body and observe what is coming up. It might be a general sense of where they are at, a memory of something specific, an idea for something you could do for them or do together, an insight into where you might want to be more present. It’s a good idea to have a notebook or a stash of sticky notes nearby to jot down anything you want to remember later on.
Semi freestyle. One tweak to the practice described above: instead of leaning into silence, complete the sentence: “I like how my child...” as many times as you can within the 5 minutes.
How do you feel about it? Excited? Unsure? Awkward? Eeeeeeeek? Curious about where it might take you? It's ok for all of those feelings to be there.
Invitations for this week
Think about your child for 5 minutes every day. If you are finding it difficult to find the time - get curious about what could be standing in the way.
Write down the inspirations that come up.
Take inspired actions during the day.
I'd love to hear about where it takes you in the group.