My son suffers because he misses his dad. It breaks my heart. Sometimes I worry that he will be permanently disadvantaged. He already shows signs of anxiety, which might just be due to his inheriting high sensitivity from me. But I wonder if he is going to be OK.
Yesterday he was feeling anxious, grumpy, and jumpy, and I took him into my arms to try to calm him down. I didn't know what to say. I thought back to my reading about having goddess energy flow through me, and I asked myself, "what would goddess say?"
An image came to me of the earth and the plants that grow in the earth, and I started telling my son about the dandelions he loves to play with in our yard.
"Did you know that if you pick a dandelion it will grow back? In fact, you can pull all the leaves off of the dandelion, or mow it with the lawn mower, or step on it. You can even pull out part of the root. And in the winter, all the leaves will turn brown because it's so cold. And guess what always happens?"
"What?" he asked with wide eyes.
"The dandelion grows back. It always grows back."
He smiled really big and clapped his hands. "Really??!!"
"Yes!" I was feeling relieved that this was working. "And you know what? We can do that do. Even if something bad happens to us, we can still grow back and be pretty and be alive."
Goddess, I hope that's true.