Selma’s Heavenly Delights

Pregnancy

Selma became intensely passionate early in her pregnancy. Her two boys would know and practice peace. Peace training 101 from day one: conception. After all, she fell totally in love with the 60’s hippie movement and often dreamed, if only she could have just one day to experience the flower child within her, life would be complete. Nevertheless, as an expected mother, she pondered Karl Menninger’s words, “What’s done to children, they will do to society.” All she wanted now was for her twin sons to give peace to society as ideally defined in the dictionary as the life, “free from disturbance; tranquil…not involving war or violence.”

Not really knowing where to begin, or even if raising children to know peace was possible, Selma remembered a Josh Billings quotation: “To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.“ Smiling and speaking softly, Selma says, “Therefore, I meditate daily and sing along with Sinead O’connor, especially when I carried my twins in womb.”

With peace forever in her mind, Selma passionately embraces compassion in her diet. Slowly she learns to cook less and instead uses a blender to whip up healthy smoothie drinks and a food dehydrator for quick Kale chip snacks and wholesome raw cracker meals.

The boys turn five tomorrow and Selma continues to think, breathe and live peace. She surrounds herself with kindred peace-loving friends, chooses down-to-earth principles, grounds her sons in the practice of yoga and meditation and constantly prays for peace wisdom from the Divine One.

Tranquil children play
Birth of a new tomorrow
Heavenly delights

♥ ♥ ♥

© 2013 simply charming

If you like this post, why not consider joining the Monthly Peace Challenge with host, Kozo. This month the challenge is to post “anything about the intersection of children and peace.”

Thank you and abundant blessings!

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26 thoughts on “Selma’s Heavenly Delights

    • Sunshine says:

      thank you so much, Melissa! you may like reading & maybe sharing over at Kozo’s monthly B4peace challenges…got some cool contributors every month. thanks again! ☼sunHUGS!!

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    • Sunshine says:

      there, you sealed it, Phil. something good like raising peaceful people starts way before conception and it is a slow process but with patience the world in the end benefits. thanks, Phil! ♥

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  1. Kozo says:

    Sunshine, how can I not like this post? It has peace, two sons, Sinead O’connor, St. Francis de Assis, kale chips, yoga, meditation, and Sunshine. I LOVE it. Never heard the Karl Menninger quotation before, but it is now a mantra. {{{hugs]}} Kozo

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    • Sunshine says:

      hello Jake! so glad to see you back after two weeks and no Sunday Post shining from your place…see, you are missed & hope all is well with you. thank you for the time reading and sharing. ☼sunHUGS!!

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    • Sunshine says:

      as i was preparing this post, of course i read your story about the little gal with her parents and grandmother struggling with alcoholism & it just about killed me. now i think how appropriate is Karl Menninger’s words,“What’s done to children, they will do to society.”
      thank you so much, Otto!! ♥

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  2. Island Traveler says:

    She is a light and inspiration for all. The world needs a lot of peace , love and healing. We need to make our children feel all these positive feelings from conception until the grow to up.

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  3. Sofia Siberia says:

    Blessings to you too, Sunny! It’s a heartwarming post ♥
    Children are born with abundant love and kindness inside – it’s inborn. And then it’s up to parents and teachers to preserve and cultivate that love and kindness within children’s hearts, or take away from it… For the need for destruction and conflict is acquired…
    Raise our children in love and they will not be interested in destroying the world around them when they grow up themselves.
    We wish to destroy only if we were raised with a thought that this world (society, parents, teachers) don’t love and don’t care about us.
    The more love a child gets, the more s/he wishes to consolidate the world s/he lives in!

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    • Sunshine says:

      you brought the icing to sweeten Selma’s life goals, Sofia…love is the key. unfortunately not all children have the same abundant blessings so, for those unfortunate ones, we lift their lives up in our daily prayers.
      thank y♥u.

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