Well this is me, I do consider myself a spiritualist. I try to help people as much as I can and am highly over sensitive.
I’m struggling to tear my teenager away from technology, not that it’s a bad thing but I believe too much can be detrimental to your health. The mind needs to be kept active, challenged, given new ideas to ponder and relaxation time. My teen listens to music, but constantly uses her phone and what we consider normal teen activities she has no interest in at all. I wonder if my parents had this issue with me? I used to take myself off walking the dogs all day, going to the local nature reserve on my push bike with all the lads; I didn’t have many girl friends. Hang about with friends out of trouble. I got a little job because it was expected I learn how to be self sufficient, a skill I probably learnt too early as I left home at 17. Now I worry that although she will go walking or visiting new places with me, as she grows her interest is in nothing particular, she finds no enjoyment in books, learning, finds spiritualism a little scary, has lost the pleasure of painting.
It’s coming to the time her grandad died and I reassure her that he was ready, it wasn’t unexpected, he’s happy and wants her to be happy; but it seems her spark has momentarily extinguished.
I’m hoping I can somehow reignite that spark. To be honest though she finds me embarrassing, I wanted to go dragon hunting in Robin Hoods Bay and she wouldn’t entertain me haha.
What is happiness for today’s teens and how do they connect spiritually to themselves? I feel like technology is over bearing and destroying simple pleasures and belief systems.
When asked what she’s interested in we get a shoulder shrug.
Suggestions most welcome on connecting and reigniting that beautiful spark would be wonderful.