Saturday, 4 April 2015

What I Hope To Teach My Children About Spiritualty

I'm not a religious person and I never have been, I'm pretty much of the opinion that if it's not proven then it's not real so for me the idea of God and him creating man and earth just doesn't make sense to me however saying that I do believe in things like ghosts (mainly because I had a pretty scary ghostly experience but that's another story) and I practice yoga which is quite spiritual in itself. 

So when I think about what I'm going to teach my children about spirituality it gets a little confusing, my children are 2 and 4 so they're a little young to understand or ask about God or religion in general and to be perfectly honest I don't know what I'm going to tell them when they do. Just because I don't believe in all of that it doesn't mean that I don't think anyone should, I'd like them to make their own minds up about it and decide for themselves whether they have any kind of faith or not and either way is fine with me.

I guess the way I'd like to go about it is similar to the way I live my life, I always like to treat people as I would like to be treated myself and I'm a great believer in Karma. If you are horrible to someone or mistreat them in any way then at some point that will come back to you, I've experienced it myself and have seen many other people go through the same thing, what goes around comes around. 

I also think that everything happens for a reason and you may not know what that reason is right now but at some point it will all make sense and you will realise that things were meant to be this way. I'll teach my children these things and hope that it will help to make them better people.

What will you teach your children about spirituality? 


This post is in collaboration with The Circle.


  1. This is really interesting Emma! I do have a faith, but firmly believe in all of the principles you do too. Some of the nicest people i know aren't believers, and some of the most bigoted are! I'd love to think I'm bringing my littles up just as you are - to respect others and be kind. Christianity often gets such a bad name, but really, at the heart of it, that's what it's all about. Happy Easter lovely lady xx

    1. Thanks for reading and commenting Emma, I think religion is such a tricky topic to discuss but really like you say the negativity is often down to the individual and not the religion itself. Hope you and your gorgeous family have a lovely Easter :) xx


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