Parenting Segment & Importance of Traditions

New to come, a parenting and family segment!  I bet a lot of people wondered why my Spiritually Awkward Instagram page was mainly focused and centered upon parenting and my new child? Well, plans on launching a new platform for parenting tips, family life insight, family ideas and advice, as well as I really wanted to help spiritual parents out there to have the right mindset when raising their children. It’s not easy. Spirituality is hard enough when trying to focus on remodeling yourself, yet alone to have to worry about properly raising up your children. I’m supposing that you have to have a major degree in child-rearing to hand out advice? Lol… well I don’t have a degree but I do have tons of experience as well as a divine ordinance and sorry but that’s from heaven and all that I feel that I need.

So with that. I will be adding a few new types of videos to my YouTube platform. Parenting being one of them! Also, all of my videos will be uploaded to a new channel platform as a back up. You’ll also be able to find them on my website under the “Alura’s world” page. It’s going to be a lot of fun, giving everybody a personal glimpse into my own life and how I am with my family. Maybe I’ll even get lucky and get to see your temper tantrum or two by one of my kids in real time! Ah there’s nothing like broadcasting that LOL For now, let’s talk about traditions…

A special tradition…

When I was a little girl, my mother was what is known as a trophy wife. For many people that don’t know what that is, a trophy wife is a woman that is more into her appearance than being a housewife or parent although they are put in those situations. Why, I’ll never understand. Trophy wives can be self focused and it has a negative impact on their children. But what a trophy wife is, is where the husband wants to have a nice looking woman by his side, and he will not require her to work but just rather to look good. My father spoiled my mother. While I can’t say the same about myself in certain aspects because even as an only child between them… I felt unwanted, disregarded and had a harder childhood especially when it came to my mom… My dad was as good to me, as good as he could be considering that he had to work all of the time to keep up with everything and my mother’s needs as a Barbie wife.

all that I ever really wanted was my mom’s love and attention though. I was adored up until a certain age but when we moved at the age of six from our apartment, things changed at the new house. My mom didn’t really pay as much attention to me. Never really played with me, and anything I shared with her spiritually was always disregarded. I was alone. Are used to beg her even just to sit and read a story to me and that would never happen. I even tried to impress her time and time again. Even though I didn’t feel as though I had a lot of love for my mother, I still tried to show her a lot. I knew that she was that way because of her own upbringing. Imagine being a small kid having to dismiss the neglect because of knowing that the person was a victim of a victim. She hadn’t shared any of that yet, until later. However, and one of my many attempts to express my love and adoration for her I had suggested to my classroom teacher to get seeds for Mother’s Day, and do a class experiment of planting the seeds in a cup individually for each student to grow. In a few weeks, we could learn scientifically how they grew and also bring home a little flower for our mothers that we grew on our own.The teacher being very surprised that I came up with the idea so young, loved it. In fact, several of the other teachers also went along with the idea too. However, telling my mother about it she seemed to lack interest.

Later when it was time to bring home the flower, she just thanked me and stuck in it in the windowsill and didn’t bother to water it. I was very hurt because the flower was to represent our relationship blossoming throughout the years as a mother and daughter. My father being more aware, saw how bad it hurt my feelings and so, he took the dying flower and told me…that if we planted it outside, that it would more than likely grow back year after year. He was right. The flower actually was a tiger Lily, and it did grow and multiply. By the time I was about 11 years old we had an entire bush of dozens of them underneath of our tree.

I had grown up in that home until I was about 20 years old. Then we moved out. My father didn’t want to leave the flowers behind, but we had no choice. We moved around quite a bit afterwards, trying to find a place to permanently settle since we had not owned a home and even for all those many years, we had been renting. When we finally settled down into our rental house in Lindenwold back in 2010, my father told me that he wanted to go back to the old place and see if they still had those flowers growing, dig one up and plant in Lindenwold to start a whole new generation of tiger lilies from the same plant that I had given my mom as a child. For some reason it was very sentimental to him, even though the idea had been intended for my mom. 

And so that’s what we did. My father and I drove back to my hometown of West Berlin and ended up grabbing one of the flowers from under the tree and we planted the seeds in our yard. The following year many of them grew. He ended up with cancer though and even though I had healed him, he was never the same in vibrancy. HeStill continued to smoke cigarettes and I kept telling him that the cancer would return if he continued to do so. I think it was hard for him to quit as he had been smoking since Vietnam. Nevertheless this program buying a home together as a father and daughter team in order to provide a secure place to live for the family since he and I were the only ones bringing in any financial support. I had also warned him from my visions that many things were going to take place in the world where we would need a safe haven. It was around 2015 by that time. Eventually, we moved again. Finally we ended up buying our own home here in Blackwood New Jersey. After moving in, we mutually remembered the tiger lily tradition and agreed to retrieve some from the spawn of the first bushel, now in Lindenwold…continuing the tradition at the new home.

By that time though, my father was very ill as the cancer that he had been healed of earlier on in Lindenwold, had indeed returned. God can perform miracles, but if a person continues the same behavior, it doesn’t show gratitude does it? He didn’t stop smoking until the very last minute. It was just too late. Alas, we did not get a chance to repeat the same tradition, but I will. Sadly, he has just passed away October 2019, but in his memory I will go on to relive the tradition with my own children. I will always do this in memory of my father because he loved me enough to continue doing it in memory of my own idea.

It was fun, gave us time outdoors with one another, and had a deep spiritual meaning. Tiger lilies have a very deep symbolism. However, this was not the only version of this tradition that I have carried on with my own children, either. All along, I’ve also done something similar…

If you go to different stores such as Home Depot, and Walgreens etc. every holiday season around Christmas… You will find that they sell something called paper whites or Amaryllis. The beauty about those are that they are bulbs and so you can re-grow them year after year. Just like the Tiger Lily. So I started this tradition back when my daughter was little. My daughter Amber is 20 years old now so we’ve been doing it for two decades. From the same bulbs too! Now, I’m starting to do the same thing with my new little girl.

It’s a beautiful thing, to go every year around the same time of year, and pull out the very same bulbs that you had grown something from with your child. You can take the bulbs, clip where the flower had grown from and also snip the roots, wrap them up in black cloth after they have dried, and then store them away year after year. I even started doing this with my son Noah when he was one years old. At the end of the holiday season, I prepare the bulbs and store them away putting them in a container that has each of my children’s names on them, so that we always grow the same ones. And this year… was my newest baby’s very first paper whites. Adriel and I grew our very first paperweight plant together from new bulbs that I purchased this year just for her. I will do the same thing for her year after year until she’s older. Sadly Amber’s has died away and she did not want to repeat the tradition. But Noah’s Amaryllis still grows after our first growth back in 2007. 

You can do something similar with your child, or maybe even try this idea. The point is is that traditions are memories. It gives you time with your child no matter what tradition you create, and it’s something special that they always remember between the two of you. I never did forget regrowing those tiger lilies location after location with my dad and even the sense of thrill that we had from sneaking into the old yard to grab some seeds from the original plant. I want my kids to always remember me as being a loving parent that thought of very sentimental things like that too. A lot of parents are busy with work these days but even small activities such as this, take only 15 to 20 minutes, and make all the difference.. 

Try doing something with your child. It doesn’t have to be a holiday tradition. Traditions can be created out of anything at any time. And this, is just one of ours. I hope you will join me for my family and parenting piece to be posted anywhere from every two weeks to each month on the YouTube, and for other articles to be posted here. God bless you all!

Out of Bounds-Update

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Heavenly greetings to all of you, who have taken the time out to visit my website.

Back about two months ago, I had written an article here, called “Out of Bounds”. This was an astrological piece, written from my level of expertise in astrology. I know astrology just by feeling the changes in the atmosphere, also from channeled messages, and then  having studied earthly astrology, in contrast to my knowledge of Angelic Language Astrology. I had noticed that a lot of people really enjoyed the piece.  Nevertheless, I am writing this update because, it is very often that I write these articles and I do so… to help people to work through some of the trying energies that are abound. It helps to avoid situations and issues that may arise because of the planetary influences. Everyone is free to do as they please, but it’s always nice to be able to avoid conflict or struggle isn’t it? I just care about everybody that’s all.

However, even after the articles are put out there in the main stream, I noticed that as soon as the energies start to cause their effect, the information has long been forgotten. That’s when a lot of things go haywire for many people. So right now, I wanted to provide an update about these planetary influences, in addition to the dark consciousness movement that I was speaking about some time ago. Both of them go with another.

Dark Consciousness and Celestial Tribulation

The dark consciousness movement, was where there was a sweeping movement of vibrational energy, of a lower force. Already, that alone was creating thoughts of suicide, hopelessness, and the slow deterioration of empathy in others. Truly, I dislike being the harbinger of bad news. But I am a teacher who cares a lot about the world, and everybody in it. Therefore, I cannot always just promote all of the positive happy go lucky stuff, I have to also inform others of negative things that they should be aware of. The dark consciousness was definitely one of them. Everybody should have tried to stay optimistic, as much as they could, and they should still do so. It still does not change the fact though, that in addition to the dark energy, we also have a huge planetary retrograde system, that is disturbing a lot of our matrix here on planet earth at this time. In my new course “Heaven and Hell”, we are discussing how all of that works. For now, everyone on earth is naturally linked to this grid or matrix. Therefore, all of the people on earth will experience all types of effects from the plants to guide us under the heavens. With the out of bounds planets, it creates tribulation because, with all of them being in retrograde… it stimulates a negative reaction in your consciousness since you are linked to the earth grid. There were many things that I had mentioned, that should be expected as a result.

The Side Effects:

Because of these energies, people were told that they could expect to feel down, depressed, hopeless, a bit aggressive, very confused in their emotions, and also a lot of miscommunication would also take place causing some division amongst people, who are very close to one another. We could also be expected the old issues would arise from beyond the surface, creating a lot of self-doubt. That’s all dealt with, by being reflected into the many mirrors all around you and your life. Those mirrors basically are through other people that you are close to. They are also found in many situations and events that you face. It’s not easy to cope with all the issues, on top of many other triggered emotional responses from the planetary energies. This would create even more chaos in a person because they would, reflect those situations not just in the other people, but off of the other people around them.

This would create a lot of arguments, miscommunication, and disputes. Emotions of defensiveness,  and sensitivity would happen. I had even mentioned possible losses of friendship. In addition, financial problems would also occur. Feelings of bad luck, and lack of motivation in your life, would also be very strong during that time. You would also feel some confusion over your feelings about the people around you because of Venus and the role that it is playing, sort of acting like a satellite, for the other planetary energies to bounce off of. This would all work together sort of like, a virus being spread throughout the earth grid, acting as a supporting “program” for the dark consciousness energy to become even stronger. I remember hearing a few people say: “I am not going to be affected by it”! I simply just thought to myself, “hey even I am not exempt”. There would also be some political conflicts of course from this because of it affecting everybody, since it is an organized system, it would affect other collectives and organized systems. The anger and the aggression coming from this energy, is pretty severe. Let me tell you what I have been seeing lately.

My Experience:

Even in the Scriptures it talks about brother turning against brother, nation against nation. I have definitely seen a lot of deception and betrayal amongst friends. It doesn’t matter how nice a person is anymore, or how much they’ve done for people, those things just don’t seem to matter in this world any longer. The word “friendship” has become too much of a loose term, because real friendship from how I used to know it, meant that friends stick together and try to help each other very difficult situations. True friends don’t talk about one another negatively, although they may speak about a negative situation honestly. And trust me there is a difference. True friends are also not afraid to tell one another the truth. Honesty is a part of friendship, and being of comfort. Instead what I see out in the physical living world, are people who label one another in this world as friends, but the first sign of distress, they are the first to switch sides or gossip. I noticed that in a few different situations, that I counseled a couple of my in-person clients over, out here.

Friendships are truly deteriorating fast. On top of that, so is the true definition of family. People are not loyal in relationships anymore. The boredom of life, the stress of working, and the same repetitive routine throughout the day…seems to be causing spouses and couples to feel so tired that they do not have time for one another. Plus technology, is creating a huge rift between them, as they sit on their cell phones or Internet, rather than communicating back-and-forth with one another. This leaves room for loneliness to set in, and then leads towards infidelity should the opportunity appear. Children do not have much of a relationship with their parents anymore, and are being raised by the music and television that keeps them occupied. Then, they go out and reenact the things that they hear or see, with their friends. Much of it revolves around crime, disrespect, and disorder… as seen in my recent video called “Indoor Generation“. Also a lot of people are suffering from a lot of insecurities, because of a lot of social media and the projection of perfection that other people put out there on it. The illusion of perfection, makes people feel even lower about themselves which invite’s feelings of jealousy and competition. That fuels the hate.

We also have a very big thing going on with our government system, which I will not elaborate on any further. There is so much depression and frustration in the world today because of all of these issues and triggered emotional responses, as well as racing thoughts and lack of solutions to issues… That aggression starts to come to a boiling point. Dark Consciousness is then permitted access through all of these vulnerabilities. Once it starts to enter, many people start to allow spiritual interferences through. In addition to all  that I have seen, I see children acting aggressively and rabid, carrying on in very exaggerated fits of rage. Adults are also having some very violent thoughts themselves. It is alot for everyone to handle, so much so… that they begin to feel alone and suicidal. Although, they may not actually resort to hurting themselves or anyone else, it is a huge burden to carry with them. That then is detrimental to their spiritual path, because then they don’t feel good enough to continue onward in the path of awakening. So,… then other philosophies are introduced instead and the hope in heaven goes away.

We are truly in the pit of spiritual warfare.

Now that you know what is going on, and what to look for, if you have been experiencing any of this yourself, you can though but it’s not your fault. Cleansing and re-centering is essential to coping with the issue.If you feel a need, don’t be afraid to reach out for psychological or spiritual assistance. However, we still have the laws of Cause and Effect in the Universe to have to cope with. What you put out, you will get back. This stinks, but its true. If you allow this to consume you, you are basically creating an opening to be effected even more so, later on. Some will have un-neccessary challenges, and some will have challenges in all of this, that will teach them profound things about themselves and their way of life. One may learn about their reflection in others, how they cope with life and issues, how they communicate with others etc, and this could result in a positive result later on too. It goes both ways.

Change course and direction. Find some assistance, pray, meditate, and tell yourself hopeful, positive things. Don’t allow your beliefs in yourself, in those that you love, or your path, be altered by anyone who works on the opposite side of the agenda who helps in promoting the darker energy, or who uses it to their advantage. Be strong, and know, the retros are ending soon. By October, everythign will straighten itself out. Only those who allowed this all to effect them, may be in need of help to release the dark consciousness that seeped in, during that time to be rid of it, and to strengthen and reinforce themselves. Please, pay attention to my articles. They are for the benefit of others to heal from, learn from, and avoid issues. Learn to start new, if you feel that you got caught up in this energtic attack. I love you all, and only want for everyone to be in a good place.

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