At some point early in life there should be a catalyst that sparks each child into believing in their own unique potential.
Children are subjected to the world that is presented to them by their parents, family, playmates, school and community. When a troubled child is without guidance and encouragement, it makes it especially hard for them to envision a bright future. Unfortunately, even in our western world there are too many children who are born into an existence that strains their ability to cope with difficulty and to have a positive outlook on their future.
Over the years I’ve seen that positive change is possible in any troubled child’s life, if they’re extended the opportunity to accept who they are through a positive sense of self. A young Portuguese boy, Luis*, clearly demonstrated how quickly a child can alter their self-image, when they realize their special qualities as an individual.
Luis’ mother had come to see us because of the significant head and back pain that she was suffering, due to some manual labor at work. After her first session, the single mother of 3 decided to bring her children to see us, so that they could each receive a new positively oriented spirit as she had done. On her second visit, we met Luis and his sisters.
Luis was 10 years old and extremely shy. He barely said a word as we talked with his mom and sisters and, when it was his turn to work with us, he was receptive, but not really sure of himself. One of his eyes wandered off to the side, so Leo removed the large negative energy/spirit that had contributed to the muscle weakness, and introduced a Light-committed spirit for him to work with as his own. In order to help Luis gain enough confidence to focus on his self-healing, Leo showed him that he had much more potential power when he worked with his spirit. Luis was impressed when he saw that he was capable of twisting a spoon into a knot, but Leo wanted him to know that he was a lot more spiritually powerful than that.
Leo used to exercise his mind power by initiating movement in a chrome decoration that sat on his desk. At rest a little chrome ballerina that dangled from a wire above a flat round base simply stood still but, as Leo focused his mind power to energize the figurine, it would spin and ‘dance’ around the little platform. (I always marveled at how Leo could do that, but I was never able to do it myself!)
As Leo showed Luis how he could make the ballerina dance, the boy watched attentively. Leo suggested that he concentrate to make the dancer move, just as he had focused to twist the spoon, only this time he couldn’t touch the metal. With seemingly little effort from a few feet away, Luis started to move the ballerina from her rest position into a swirling dance, just as Leo had showed him. All of a sudden, the ballerina stopped, as Luis realized what he had done and stopped concentrating. Then he started to move it again. His face lit up with a big smile that glowed across the room.
Then, Leo did what I always saw as so earnestly supportive – he gave the chromed ballerina to Luis, saying: “No one else has ever done it. Now it’s yours!” Well, that little boy’s grin was as wide as his face as he looked over at his mother with a look of pride and accomplishment.
Who would have assumed that a timid child would respond to such a challenge and surpass everyone’s expectations? Then Leo revealed the purpose of challenging Luis in that way. Leo guided Luis to use his newly-found ability not only in daily self-healing, but also to work with his spirit to channel the Light to remove the negative memory of the spirit that had caused his eye to be off-center, and to stop any other negative spirits that tried to come in as replacements.
Upon his next visit, Luis’ eye was markedly improved. On his third visit, two weeks later, Luis’ eye was already centered properly! Not only was Luis’ eye corrected, but he was also full of genuine self-esteem and self-confidence. His smiling face and sparkling blue eyes shone with positive energy and he talked and laughed as though he had never been shy before. This incredible boy, whose life was so lackluster before he realized his positive spiritual power, was now a vibrantly confident child.