Star Child

This spring, I’ve had a couple of opportunities to help out at the Shady Springs Party Barn, a venue in a beautiful, pastoral setting owned and operated by friends of mine right here in Austin. In both of the events I worked, I helped out with preparations before the guests arrived, and then tended to tasks during the party.

The first was a company picnic. Many of the attendees brought along their young children. I had the pleasure of driving a tractor around the field, which pulled about a half-dozen cars. I would blow my conductor’s whistle as the kids piled into their seats. After a squiggly loop around the grounds, I would pull into the “station” for the next set of kids.

Driving the tractor didn’t take too much attention, which afforded me time to observe how much fun everyone was having. Older kids and adults played volleyball, horse shoes, corn-hole toss, or some other lawn game. Many enjoyed the amazing brisket and sausage at the outside picnic tables. I got to see how the children interacted with each other and how the parents tended to their children affectionately.

I saw joy nearly everywhere.

The second event was attended by college kids. Although I was pretty busy helping keep the buffet stocked, I did get to observe the interactions. Again, I marveled. I noticed the way some watched out for and took care of others. I watched how individuals mingled and moved between and among groups.

I didn’t just watch what they were doing, but how they were feeling. I am not one who sees auras as colored emanations, but I do ‘see’ something beyond what I used to.

And once again, I saw abundant joy.

At the Springs, we’re not the entertainers. We prepare the space (and the food), creating an environment tailored toward fun. We can’t make people have a good time, but we can make it easy for people to have a good time.

Esther Hicks and Abraham have come up with a new way of describing conscious deliberate manifestation. [Video Link:]

Here is an exact quote from the video above: “You’re not manifesting, you’re creating the environment that allows the manifestation.”

When I first heard this, my inner being screamed out, “YES!” My conscious mind was right there too. I recognized the value of this perspective. So many of us conscious deliberate manifestors try too hard. It is an easy trap to fall into. How freeing it is to recognize that we need only create the vibrational environment; our desired manifestations will then flow in naturally and easily.

Earlier, when I said that I ‘see’ something beyond what I used to, it is just that: vibration. It is hard to describe what or how. For all intents and purposes, noticing and feeling emotion is enough. Emotions follows on vibration so quickly, it works just as well.

Look at it this way: if you could create confidence within yourself on a given subject, don’t you think your ability to succeed in that area of life would be higher? A confident person engages opportunities without hesitation and is not thwarted the first time it doesn’t work out. He or she simply moves on to the next experience.

Children and young adults know how to have fun. It is natural. They don’t create fun, rather they allow it. The fun happens all on its own. They embrace and experience more joy than we do. We all start out on the right track, but can get trained away from it. Abraham works with us (adults) to help us get back on track, to listen to our inner guidance and connect with our inner being. Often, Abraham encourages parents to simply not train their children away from it.

So what if we encouraged our children, right from the start, to recognize the access they already have to their own guidance and wellbeing? How would we do that? I, for one, admit that my wordy, heady writing would probably not help the young children.

Thankfully, there are those who know precisely how to do this. And I am happy to report that I found two of them who have done this beautifully. They teach meditation and yoga, and together have created a children’s book. Star Child was written by Mercy Joy Barber and illustrated in partnership with Hollie Meador. Mercy’s youngest daughter Zoe helped out too.

It is hard for me to describe the book, because no words I come up with does it justice. What I can tell you is my reaction to it. The first time I read it cover to cover, I cried. When I see or hear or read something that rings so true to my heart and soul, that is what happens. Abraham says that tears always accompany a shedding of resistance. I love that.

Children’s books and song lyrics are an interesting genre. They are read/heard/looked at over and over and over again. It is very easy for me to imagine sitting next to a child of mine, flipping through the pages of Star Child every night before bed; reading the words and talking about what they mean; relating the ideas to our experiences of the day; and taking in the images. I don’t have a child to read to, but the thought of this tickles me!

I love the rich, colorful, and whimsical illustrations playfully bringing together myriad elements. If you’ve read Scribe to the Pantheon of Rome, you’ll know why I especially like the one above.

I witness other adults express the same sentiments that I have regarding law of attraction: “I wish I knew about this earlier.” For me, this includes this latest description about creating a vibrational environment to allow the manifestation to flow in. I am so looking forward to practicing it more and more.

Star Child is exactly about that—the creating of an environment to allow whatever is desired. Mercy and Hollie created an environment, for themselves, which allowed their manifestation (this book) to flow in. In words and images tailored toward children (and the child within all of us), Star Child shows us the way…and it really is quite simple.

Follow this link to get a copy of Star Child, to read to your own child or grandchild, or as a gift for a friend who has one of their own:

All of us have an inner being. That inner being knows what we desire and in detail. It also knows how to get us there. We simply need to allow it. It is no different with children.

Abraham says: “Your manifestation is ready for you, but if it hasn’t manifested yet, then you’re not ready for it.”

Even though we don’t create for each other, we can influence each other toward or away from inner guidance.

The best a person can do is to create a vibrational (emotional) environment (within and thus around them) that allows their desired experiences to flow in. The best a parent can do is to create a vibrational (emotional) environment (within and thus around them) that allows their desired experiences (for themselves and including their children) to flow in.

Meditation, mindfulness, understanding of the role of emotions, and reminding ourselves and others of our power to direct our own vibration is an excellent way.


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