Unspoken Consequences of Spanking Your Child

Are you a parent? Or, do you have parents yourself? Have you ever heard of this thing called “spanking”? The word spanking is used in many different ways, like “Look at that spanking new dress she is wearing!” but for the purpose of this discussion, the word spanking is used to describe the act of physically punishing a child by hitting them.

This video outlined the negative subconscious consequences I had as a result of being spanked as a child as well as how I broke a generational pattern of spanking kids in the family.

I am proud to say that I am a mother of two boys. At the time of writing this article, they are aged 6 and 4 and I have never spanked them. I find that responsive parenting — which is the immediate acknowledgement of requests, questions, and comments from children as much as the parents are able is the best preventative measure to poor behaviour.

 

The Universe Doesn’t Care Where the Money Comes From

Have you ever wanted more money? Oftentimes when we want money, but we may not know where we can get that money or we try to figure out how this money is going to come from.

When I was a high tech Entrepreneur, I started to ask the Universe for what I wanted every week.  What I noticed was that sometimes the Universe would give me what I want, and sometimes the Universe would not give me what I want.  By not getting discouraged when the Universe didn’t give me what I want, I found out something very interesting, I was starting to get what I want and more in ways I never thought was possible.  Here is an inspirational video on how the Universe Doesn’t Care Where the Money Comes From.

The Bee and the Spider

Yesterday I noticed that a whole bunch of little spiders have been crawling around the window by my front door.  There were about 60 of them, all huddled up together into a circular formation.  I guess they were staying close to each other for a reason.  I was initially taken aback by this scene.  I thought it looked kind of scary.  I wonder if I should get rid off these spiders.  I mean, they are going to grow up to be big spiders and then I am going to have a spider problem at my house with spiders everywhere.  All 60 spiders have to go somewhere right?

As I continued to observe the little spiders crawling around a tiny network of spiderwebs while pondering what I should be doing with them, a large bee flew by and to my great surprise, it used its legs to grab a few little spiders and started eating them!  As the feasting progressed the little spiders frantically dispersed from their little huddle all over the network of tiny spiderwebs on by my front door window. I was shocked by this scene.  Not only was I getting a really good close up of the bee without the fear of being stung by it, but I was also observing something interesting about nature.  I had always assumed that spiders use their spiderwebs to catch bees and they will eventually eat the bees.  But it had never occurred to me that bees eat spiders!  The eyes of the bee seemed even bigger than one of the little spiders it was ingesting.  I thought bees are supposed to eat something associated with flowers or something.

A Google search on “What do bees eat?” yielded a common result of pollen and honey.  No one ever said baby spiders! After observing what happened, I decided not remove the baby spiders.  I learned the lesson that I should not be upsetting the balance of nature for my own peace of mind.  If I killed the baby spiders, they will not be out there making spiderwebs to catch the flies and mosquitoes (and perhaps a few bees and wasps).  If I killed the baby spiders, than the bees would not have access to the an excellent source of protein.

I should just mind my own business and let them mind their business — such, is the circle of life.