When I was a young woman raising my two sons, my life was filled with love and gratitude every day. Now as a grandmother, I find great joy “loving on” my grand-daughters.
However, because I don’t live near my sons, I miss the unconditional love that flows to and from babies and children. Yes, grown sons and daughters love their parents, but they don’t generally rush toward you to be picked up and covered with kisses. (My favorite).
So, as I absolutely adore babies, I started nannying. I wasn’t sure what to expect taking on a pair of three month olds in my 60’s, but I could not have enjoyed it more! Everyday was filled with not only love, but delight, wonder and amazement—for all three of us.
Sure, there were tears and tantrums as with any child, but the love and laughter far out weighed all the rest.
There is truly nothing that matches the joy of receiving the free flowing love offered by children. If you are lucky enough to have children in your life, you will understand the power of a child’s love.
Pet owners can attest to the need for unconditional love as well. The only pet I had was as a child, but I clearly remember the powerful love my dog Skipper and I shared.
Equally, and perhaps even more impactful for the adult, or pet owner, is the exquisite feeling of giving unconditional love.
Why does the magic of unconditional love transport us?
The energetic, emotional and spiritual vibration of love is one of the highest and most healing frequencies one can experience. These higher vibrations shift us into a physical state of rest and recovery, as our cells thrive and promote healing.
Meanwhile, our calm emotional state triggers a cascade of “feel good” hormones which keep our blood sugar regulated, our stress under control, and depression at bay.
Basking in the light of a child’s love is also, quite literally, healthy for your heart. The hormone oxytocin is released when we hug or cuddle babies, children, adults, pets, or anything we love. This hormone lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and is generally heart protective. The good news is, both the giver and receiver of love reap the benefits.
As the breasts and lungs are also members of the precious fourth chakra, they share in the benefits from an open heart, and the exchange of love, compassion and expansion.
When I would hold a sleeping baby to my chest, and whisper into her/his sleeping ear, “you are loved and you are safe”, I could actually feel the healing energy connecting us heart to heart.
For me personally, I thrived during the four years that I was lucky enough to be a part of the love and care of two sets of adorable babies and their loving parents. I nannied each pair for 2 years, (a boy and a girl both times), sharing their incredible journey from infants to toddlers.
The experience made such an impact on me that I have written two baby/toddler books that are currently up on Amazon. “You’re The One” about the joys of being a new parent, and “Gracie and Sammy” about the sweet relationship between two very different personalities.
I am thrilled that the illustrator of my second book “Gracie and Sammy” is a VERY talented young artist who recently celebrated her 14th birthday. Sarah Jane did an amazing job interpreting my words with the perfect illustrations.
Whether you have children, grandchildren, or pets, giving and receiving unconditional love benefits all involved.
For guidance and support on your journey to unconditional love, contact me for a free 15 minute consultation at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me at 301-332-5732.