MEATBALLS FOR BREAKFAST
By Molly Sheehan
A new group of souls is incarnating on Earth. Many of you have been chosen to parent one of these souls. While every child is a 'Babe of Light' we coined the phrase to describe this particular kind of soul. Here is a brief overview about this soul group. Here also is a description of some of the challenges you and your 'Babe of Light' may face as you grow together and also a description of some possible solutions gathered from your experiences, my experiences and from the spiritual teachers guiding us through our experiences with these precious souls. This document, like everything else at Green Hope Farm, is a work in progress. I look forward to you not only reading this article but improving it! Send me your comments, questions, stories, insights so we can revise this. All Blessings to you, your family and your 'Babe of Light'! (Intro from Part 1)
One of the difficult things about parenting a Babe of Light is that none of your other experiences parenting, or indeed that of anyone who has raised another kind of soul, helps in any way. There were so many well-meaning people giving me advice about William during the first couple of years of his life because they could see we were all hanging on by a thread. However, the advice was not helpful and left me feeling more isolated and misunderstood than before. The saving grace was this project. By soliciting information from those who were raising these children, I not only got to share notes and begin to see the common strands, but I also heard some of your solutions to the difficulties surrounding helping these children begin to connect with earth life.
Kini Christie Blair, the mother of four (FOUR!) Babes of Light saved my sanity and offered me a perspective that tied all the pieces together. W first connected when William was two. After I talked with her, I finally felt like I had more than a scattered game plan for parenting William. Her ideas about life with a Babe of Light were extremely straightforward. Some of the things she said to do I had tried but I had never had the unifying overview that she possessed. As she talked to me and wrote me letters, finally I glimpsed the forest through the trees. Our conversation brought so much relief and joy.
Kini explained that as these children had no connection to earth beyond an intellectual one, the emphasis should be to help them feel fully grounded in their Earth life. This focus on grounding meant there were specific things to do each day that would help and that didn't require anything complicated. Here are Kini's suggestions, as well spirit's explanations for these suggestions.
DRESS YOUR BABE WARMLY
Wrap your child in warm towels when he gets out of the bath. Give him lots of hot baths. Make sure he has enough covers at night, even if it means dressing him in lots of layers. Dress him well when he goes outside. No, not polyester but other fibers that really will keep him warm. Have him wear socks and the undershirts that your mother thinks he should wear. In this case Grandma is right! Your child does not understand about keeping his body warm. You have to show him how. He needs guidance, but he also has a particular need for warmth that isn't necessarily true of all children. This is because he has such an enormous mental body from all his spiritual learning that it is easy for him to get disassociated from his body and let the whole physical vehicle get chilled while his thoughts practically pull him out of his body. By keeping him toasty warm and comfortable, you create an inviting place for him to be. Just as you create a cozy, warm home for your families, you are helping to create a physical vehicle that appeals to your child as a nice place to inhabit.
MEATBALLS FOR BREAKFAST
Your child may be an avid nurser but this activity may not be linked in his mind to the experiences of hunger or fullness. The very rhythms of a 'Babe of Light's nursing may show that he sees it as a comfort mechanism much more than a food source.
When it comes to solid foods your 'Babe of Light' may view all food as a form of entertainment not something that is necessary for life in a body. There is often a disconnection between hunger and food with 'Babes of Light'. This is not usually the case with more experienced souls on Earth. There is a tendency in these children to like foods that keep them in a drifty, ungrounded place. They like the spacey feeling that sugar gives them. Yes, this is true of a lot of children, but never more so than with a 'Babe of Light'.
Kini's advice was to give these Babes a lot of protein right from the beginning of the day. Hence, the name of this article: "Meatballs for Breakfast'. William does so much better in every way if I stick to this game plan. It does not come naturally to him to have any interest in food other than sugar, but I try to maximize any moments in which he is available to food by giving him protein. He still manages to get in a lot of carbohydrates, but at least I have used my opportunities to get him to eat grounding foods. It is sometimes hard to start feeding these breathtakingly beautiful children dense foods like cheese. In fact, when I was pregnant with William I got sick if I ate any dairy and this went on while I nursed him. Now however, I realize have to help him be here fully and that means some dense food. Yesterday h had six fried cheese sticks for lunch. I was thrilled.
There is a group of these souls who look very much like young Archangel Michaels. Archangel Michael is the head of the Blue Ray and deeply linked to this marvelous seventh root race. Those 'Babes of Light' who resemble him are very tall for their age, have blue eyes and very curly blonde hair. Some of you have sent me wonderful pictures of your Babes. It is astounding how much children of this particular group of the root race look alike. You'd think they were near identical siblings and in some ways they are. This long lean build works in their favor as far as holding their spiritual light, purpose and connection with Archangel Michael but it does mean that they can get very spaced out. Give them those meatballs!
It is also important to keep explaining to your Babe about the need for food. We go over and over the idea that William's engine needs food in order to keep going and you know what? I am not certain he gets this yet. I will have to just keep on explaining and explaining this to him. This brings us to the next category.
EXPLAIN, EXPLAIN, THEN EXPLAIN SOME MORE
Folks who do not believe in reincarnation might be jolted into another belief system if they were to raise a 'Babe of Light' as well as a child who had been on Earth before. With my first three children I assumed that I was introducing them to life on Earth and that they really need me to explain hot and cold, water and wind etc., I knew that they had lived here before but did not fully grasp how much they remembered until I had William.
With William nothing rang a bell. No cautionary lights went off in him about heights, fire, you name it. In fact he was hot to do everything no matter how dangerous. One vivid memory is from the summer William first walked. He charged into a lake and kept on walking even as his head bobbed under. As he disappeared completely underwater, he had this big grin on his face. There was no understanding about the need to have air to breath. A child who has been on Earth has a great many instincts that protect him as well as inhibit his spiritual progress. His previous Earth programming from other lives keep him from walking off buildings as well as trying a radically different approach to life on Earth. This is the great gift of the 'Babes of Light'. They are going to show us new ways to enjoy this experience and grow spiritually. I have never seen greater enthusiasm in any soul than I have witnessed in these Babes. They are not jaded. They want to inhale it all. The responsibility rests with the parents to give them parameters without giving them a lot of erroneous programming. This is a tricky line to walk as it means we have to examine which of our explanations are full of our fears and which are actual truths. Sometimes I think that William might have been able to fly if my fears hadn't tamped him down to Earth. I try to give him necessary information about so much but I also try and hold back my judgments.
When I first asked spirit how to explain the differences between other souls and these 'Babes of Light' spirit said: "Everyone is a star of divinity. Souls who have come many times to Earth have usually encased their starlight in layers and layers of crud almost like a rubber ball. Parenting these experienced souls is about rubbing the layers off so that they see their inner light. Parenting a 'Babe of Light' is a different matter. These children arrive without any layers around them. The parents need to help them create thin but protective membranes so that they can move about in the world but also can release their bright light into the world. They do not ever need to build up such a dense layer around them as older souls, but they do need some layering." This brings us to a specific about this layering process.
THE CREATION OF AN EARTH ETHERIC BODY
As souls who have been on Earth many times come back into the physical at the beginning of an incarnation, they pick up an energy layer that belongs to them but which they only wear when they are on Earth. These are their Earth etheric bodies. These bodies hold the emotions, mental ideas and memories from every one of their incarnations. In most people this energy field or body is a very mixed piece of equipment to be hauling about. Much of the effort that spiritual teachers make with us is to cleanse these bodies of all that is no serving our inner light. While this energy body is a hindrance of accumulated crud, it also contains a certain amount of Earth friendly wisdom that gives a newborn access to all his knowledge about protecting himself. Other Earth lives have taught the soul how to protect itself from invasions into its energy fields. It comes into incarnation carrying this ability to protect itself and knowing how to access this wisdom automatically. All newborns don't immediately have their full etheric energy body. The full energy field is put in place at the time of adolescence, however enough of the field is put on the child so that it can rebuff energies from other souls if it needs to.
'Babes of Light' have no buffers. Only a few of them have even been to Earth before and usually for a test run of only a few months. They are born energetically vulnerable and exposed. This means that you, as the parent, need to find a way to protect the child energetically until the child builds his own protective shields. Imagining a coat of white light on your child and also teaching your child to put this coat on himself can be extremely helpful.
Once I was at a soccer game with a group
of other parents. One mother had a newborn that I recognized as a 'Babe
of Light'. She had extraordinary star shaped eyes that held a most penetrating,
nonjudgmental but clear-sighted look. She also had none of the etheric
boundaries other babies come in with. There was another woman in the
crowd who kept energetically moving in on this child in a very aggressive
way. She violently
People are used to the idea that babies belong to everyone and that we should let other people play with our babies. This will not work with a Babe of Light'. These babies need our vigilant protection. They need us to be willing to say, "I am sorry but I can't have you hold the baby, she can't handle this." We need to accept this gracefully when another parent gives us this information about their child or we notice that a child is in overload from our interaction with it. I find that for some reason people get very defensive and insistent on their right to do whatever they want with a child, even when it is suggested most gently that the child needs his space. I hope this knee jerk reaction lessens as we all grow in our understanding of these children.
This is probably one of the most difficult things about raising these children in this day and age. 'Babes of Light' often cannot handle the energies in a lot of places. With William it was several years before we could take him out without him getting extremely overwrought by all the energies h confronted. The other children still can't believe that William can now go to the grocery store now without a major meltdown. It strikes us all as quite a miracle.
In general, William and I stayed at the farm most of his early years. If we did go out, I tried to protect him from things energetically, with mixed success. I also slept with William next to me for the first year of his life I had not done this with my other kids but I knew that William needed this. I have heard from many of you who also realized for some reason you needed to physically stay close to your newborn 'Babe of Light' during the beginning of her life.
William started nursery school this year. He goes two days a week. Since he was having a happier time than I anticipated, I did not stay focused on checking or maintaining William's energy shield when he was at school. Then one day he got in the car after his morning and could not get out of his car seat. He had to be carried into the house and was unable to even try and eat lunch. I carried him to his bed and he passed out for several hours. When he awoke he was better but still shell shocked. The Angels said someone had come in and energetically sucked William dry and he had not been able to do anything to protect himself. This impressed upon me the need to continue to put on the white light suit when he goes out into the world and also teach him that he can put on his own white light energy suit.
Even without the issues of restless sleep, because of a lack of etheric protective mechanisms, sleep is a complicated thing for many 'Babes of Light', since children of the seventh root race generally have less need for sleep than other children. They have phenomenal reserves of energy and would love nothing better than to stay up all night with you. They come to Earth with no patterns around sleep and really need a tremendous amount of guidance if they are to find a pattern that works for the rest of the family. This is almost always the first thing a mother of a 'Babe of Light' says to me when we talk "Will I ever get a whole night of sleep again?" I do not have a lot of fancy solutions here. The first few years I was too tired to even think of any solutions! Now, I insist that William at least be in his room during times of the day when the rest of us are sleeping. I also have him go to his room for quiet time every afternoon for at least 2 hours. He needs this very quiet time even if he doesn't sleep. He is extremely happy to sift through his day up in his room. This is where he is weaving his own sense of how to navigate in this new world he has entered. He needs a lot of time for this work. Now at night, when everyone, even the 17 year old, is asleep but William is still busy in his bedroom, I do not worry. He gets the sleep he needs and so do the rest of us!
THE LEARNING CURVE
Given the amount of advance press about life on Earth your 'Babe of Light' has absorbed before incarnation, it shouldn't be too much of a surprise that this child loves learning and remembers everything you tell him. William has a lot of questions. His enthusiastic questioning about why God made the world the way he did starts at dawn and goes all day. Whatever my answers, William sifts through them with his own distinctive spiritual understanding. Our conversations keep me in a place of reverence, curiosity and awe. He reminds me every day what a privilege it is to be here on Earth. As I have grown in confidence about how to help him through his days, his inner light has been able to shine forth more and more. It has been a steep learning curve for all of us in the family. My hope is that this article will not only comfort you who are parenting these children but encourage you to share your insights so I can modify this document. I thank all who shared with me during the last four years and look forward to hearing from more of you as our life with these precious souls unfolds.
Molly Sheehan lives with her husband and four children at Green Hope Farm in Meriden, NH. The farm is the joint project of a group of lucky people and the Angels and Elementals of the Nature Kingdom. In 1990 the Angels asked Molly to make Flower Essences. Since then, Green Hope Farm has been sending this beautiful harvest of Flower Essences to folks all over the world. Flower Essences are a vibrational tool which helps to strengthen, heal and re-balance our electrical systems. They address the mental, emotional and spiritual issues beneath our physical difficulties and help us find a vibration of wholeness and health. Flower Essences are a wonderful support tool for Babes of Light. If you would like more information about Green Hope Farm Flower Essences or would like to share your insights about the beautiful souls of the seventh root race, please e-mail Molly at or contact her by telephone at 1-603-469-3662.