Sharon Ann Wikoff

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Welcoming Your Little One

Posted on March 3, 2018 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Readers,

From my own remembrance of my infancy, and feeling my awareness as an infant, just weeks old, I personally know that the newborn is aware.


Dr. Thomas Verny, M.D., through years of research, has also revealed how aware the unborn child is. His book, written in 1982, The Secret Life of the Unborn Child, was instrumental in revealing how aware a little one is even before he or she enters the world.


In his book he writes, “This book is about many things…but principally it is about the shaping of the human mind, about how we become who we are. And it is based on the discovery that the unborn child is a feeling, remembering, aware being, and because he is, what happens to him – happens to all of us – in the 9 months between conception and birth molds and shapes personality, drives and ambitions in very important ways.”


Now he has another book called, “Pre-Parenting: Nurturing your Child from Conception”. Because there has been so much research and revolutionary discoveries in neuroscience and developmental psychology in recent years, much new information is available. Dr. Verny translates the research in these fields into practical advice for parents and parents-to-be.

I’m now in the process of creating a new series of the “Dear Little Ones” letters. These are for expectant parents to read to their unborn baby. The work of Dr. Verny touched me deeply and made me so conscious of how sensitive and aware the unborn child. So, these are to invite you… the expectant mother…and the expectant father to connect with your little one and let him/her know, YOU know he/she is there! Here is the first letter.

NOTE TO PARENTS TO BE: Know that these are just a beginning point for you. Use them to give you an idea of how you might connect with your little one. However, I invite you to go beyond the letter. Tell your little one, about yourself, let him/her hear your voice…his/her Daddy’s voice. Tell him about the home he/she will be coming into. Tell him about your pets, other children, grandparents, etc. Just allow these letters to be a jumping off point from which you can share your selves with your unborn little one. Enjoy. Have fun! Your little one is listening. Through the tone of your voice, he/ she will pick up your love…your caring…your kindness.


ONE MORE WORD: After each sentence, stop. Feel into the words. Feel into your little one within you…listening. Touch your belly. He’ll know you are there. Take time for the words to penetrate you and your baby. Even if you don’t feel a connection at first, continue. He is listening.


Dear Little One….


I’m so so delighted you are growing within me. Already you are part of our family. I feel you presence here. I already love you. Know you are deeply loved by so many. Know you will be looked after as you enter into life here, once you are a little older… and a little bigger. For now, know you are safe within me…protected. I cherish you. I long to hold you in my arms and tell you how precious you are to our family.


Rest peacefully within me. Know that all is well. Grow. Be strong. One day I will hold you, touch you… until then little one…know that I am here...

With all our love, your Mother and your Father


I wish for you a great connection with your little one...

with great love,

sharon

I would love to hear from you about your experience with this. I can be reached at sharonannwikoff@gmail.com


 

 

Quotes on Living from the Heart

Posted on March 1, 2018 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)



“To know how to choose a path with heart is to learn how to follow intuitive feeling. Logic can tell you superficially where a path might lead to, but it cannot judge whether your heart will be in it.” ~

Jean Shinoda Bolen


What exactly is meant by the term ‘heart’? It’s not just the physical organ, through which we feel emotions as the heart pounds faster or relaxes. The heart also corresponds to the heart chakra of subtle energies and information, and it has a built-in nervous system of its own linked to emotions and intuition. It also aligns with the right-brain way of thinking holistically and non-verbally, whereas the ego mind is more left-brain and verbal - in the head. So when we talk about “listening to our heart,” it means being mindful of our soul’s perspective, our inner knowing, our intuitive feeling, our essential loving core.

The above commentary is by Peter Shepherd



The best and most beautfiul things can not be seen or even touched - they must be felt by the heart.  

Helen Keller


“Use your heart. Understand. Learn to see things in the now, not as they were or will be, or as they might or should be, but as they are, right now, in this moment. The heart sees the now; the mind only sees the next. If you can't learn to see the now, you'll never see what's truly there, and then where will you be?” 

E.J. Patten, Return to Exile




 

Listen To Your Inner Voice

Listen To Your Inner Voice

It Speaks Within Your Heart


Oh Listen To Your Inner Voice

It's Silent Like The Wind


Oh Listen To Your Inner Voice

It Sings The Sound of Love

by Larry Kiser



The Mature Human Heart

The human heart expands through trials, troubles, disappointments, losses and failures. Human maturity is the capacity to include everything in our lives. The purified heart carries a capacity to accept and love without repulstion or judgment.

The mature heart surrenders to what IS.

by Sat Shree                               www.SatShree.org

Know Yourself

Posted on February 28, 2018 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

I’ve always been drawn to the words, “know yourself”. To me, there has always been a pull to know myself. There are so many ways that one can know them self. I think I’ll brainstorm here, just how one can know them self.

To know your talents

To know your skills

To know the foods your body likes

To know what your body doesn’t like

To listen to your body when it speaks to you

To know what experiences nurture you

To know what experiences do not nurture you

To know what your self- talk is

To know when you act against your internal compass

To know when you are aligned with your spirit

To know the values you stand for

To know the attributes you easily show

To know the attributes that are difficult for you to express

To know if you have something to forgive

To know if you have an inner emotional dis-ease

To know when your body needs rest

To know when your body needs exercise

I so enjoy blogging, because it is a means for me to challenge myself, to bring forth something new.

I invite you to create such a list.

What do you know about yourself?

What do you not know about yourself?

Is there an area you want to explore?


Any of these questions or the questions you come up with are excellent for self-inquiry. Just ask a question, sit with it and see if something arises. If so, wonderful, you have another piece of the puzzle. If nothing arises, just allow the question to remain. The universe does hear you! The universe is purposeful. You never know when a response may come to your open- ended question. Enjoy the mystery.

Sending great love to you… knowing YOU are a unique soul on this planet Earth, with a special and unique reason for being! LOVE YOURSELF!

I’d love to hear from you. My email address is: sharonannwikoff@gmail.com

Namaste, Sharon

What is LOVE?

Posted on February 15, 2018 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Today being Valentine’s Day, you might have been the recipient of LOVE or the giver of LOVE. Or perhaps you were disappointed by what a day of “LOVE” could have looked like for you.


We often have high expectations of such a day as Valentine’s Day, wanting it to be “perfect” and anticipate what might take place. If we have high expectations then disappointment may follow. And if we are really honest with our self about life and living, there is much we may be exposed to that is not what you would call “loving”. And yet we want desperately to live in the field of LOVE! Thus, how do we find harmony, peace or contentment with all this?


There are some spiritual Truths that have helped me when everything doesn’t seem perfect…so thought I’d share them.

1. Everyone is always doing the best they can in that moment.

2. Life is purposeful

3. Each of us have a role to play

4. You have choice

5. Accept what is



Karla McLaren, author of The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You wrote this about LOVE.


“The truth about love is this: Love is constant; only the names change.

Love doesn’t just restrict itself to romantic relationships.

Love is everywhere-in the hug of a child, in the concern of a friend,

in the center of your family, and in the hearts of your pets.”

 

In addition, the situations, that appear imperfect, because we would like things to be differently, are perhaps an opportunity for us to learn and grow, to open our heart…if we can be open to such imperfection. Rumi’s poem, The Guest House, puts this so beautifully.

If you day wasn’t perfect according to you expectations, perhaps this will bring some comfort to you… even some LOVE.

THE GUEST HOUSE


This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.

 

A joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

as an unexpected visitor.

 

Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,

who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture,

still, treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out

for some new delight.


The dark thought, the shame, the malice,

meet them at the door laughing,

and invite them in.


Be grateful for whoever comes,

because each has been sent

as a guide from beyond.

 

~Rumi


Sat Shree, a Realized Teacher, writes this about the heart.


“The human heart expands through trials, troubles, disappointments, losses and failures.

Human maturity is the capacity to include everything in our lives.

The purified heart carries a capacity to accept and love without repulsion or judgment.

The mature heart surrenders to what IS.”


So no matter what you day brought…

Know that even with the ups and downs….

The so called good or bad….


As Rumi says….all “has been sent as a guide from beyond.”


Sending much LOVE your way….

Sharon