There were only two parents, so many of us were lacking attention and 'one on one' learning from our parents, as we quickly grew. This is normal.
* However, God, or the Spirit world around us, makes up for this in many situations.
Throughout my childhood, my youth, and even into my adulthood, often an amazing blessing of teaching and learning took place for me through the Holy Ghost. (The Spirit world around us)
When I was 8 years old, I was baptized into the Gospel of Jesus Christ and became a member of the LDS Church. (Just like my children did when they were young, except sadly not Andrew) (That explains my dream of him going to the post office as a small child and him becoming lost)...(thats for another blog)
Anyway, When I was Baptized, I took upon the name of Christ and 'received the Holy Ghost' as my companion. That means I am suppose to Invite this Spirit of the Godhead into my soul.
As a young person, it is hard to understand this commitment one has made, but as you mature into an adult, it become more and more clear.
I now had the opportunity to be taught by the Acutal Holy Ghost himself... or Godly Spirits who are apart of this family of the Godhead, if I would allow them to teach me and guide me. If I would but quietly listen to my heart and mind of the answers being put there.
Many people do not believe this sort of thing or world exists, however, this does NOT make it any less real.
Being a quiet and shy child.....All through my childhood, when I had questions in my mind of how things worked, why they existed, where things came from, what was the reason for this or that...I did not have the opportunity to ASK my parents answers...however, the Spirit of the Holy Ghost would teach me!! I cherished this !!
It was THAT simple.
Sometimes I would get an answer in my mind immediately. Sometimes it would be something I had been pondering for hours, days, weeks or months and all of a sudden BAM the words or thoughts and answers would be told to me in my mind, heart and soul.
I felt it, I heard it, I knew it...yet there was no physical person there next to me, who had just taught me this NEW learning.... yet I was still learning.
On a 'cruder level', Its like a voice in your head is talking to you and teaching you something that you did NOT have the answer to before....but you KNOW that this is NOT your own mind since YOU DID NOT know this information before.
THIS is one way of HOW I know that the Spirit world exists, along with many other witnesses throughout my life.
However, this was often amazing to me. I LOVED how I was taught of many thing about life, love, spiritual things because I was open to be taught and I listened, and pondered the things I was being taught.
I may have grown up in a large family and have missed out on many 'physical' learnings and activities others receive because they get MORE worldly attention, however the Spirit of God did NOT leave me helpless or lacking "knowledge" while growing up.
It always fascinated me.
I was learning from ACTUALLY the BEST. I was learning TRUTH. I was learning Eternal things. I frankly LOVED IT. ♥
It was a blessing growing up in a "lesser" physical avaliable world, since this afforded me a MORE Spiritual training in life, and it has helped me all through my life. It has brought me much happiness...where I have seen others struggle for their 'lack of good eternal knowledge'.
I am thankful to the Spiritual world, to the Holy Ghost, and to those who 'taught' me on a more sublime level as I grew and as I have progressed through this world.
I am sure it has actually saved my life and Soul many times throughout my life !!!
~ Here is one example of a lesson that my Father In Heaven taught me many years ago, and I have passed down this learning to others who have struggled with this subject.
There are many people in the world who have LOTS of trouble sleeping or falling asleep or staying asleep. They toss, turn, and worry about the day or troubles ahead.
Once when I was young, this same thing was happening to me....God immediately taught me that IF I was to simply think about the past, past events, past pleasant memories, past dreams, past thoughts, past etc. That THIS would ease my mind, calm my soul, and instantly put me to sleep!
It worked that moment and because it was taught to me on a spiritual level, I never forgot it and still to this day I use it when I awake at night, worrying about the future events or can't sleep at any time.
So as you can see, these uncomfortable sleepless times are rare for me.
For example, my soul mate Rudy often can not sleep because he has immense amount of future battles that he must face and KNOWS is coming....and so this keeps him up at night and wakes him up often!
I have taught him simple remedy, and reminded him often of this TRICK of concentrating on the past... to quickly put him to sleep or back to sleep, however, he often forgets to do this, and suffers for it.
Like I said, learning it on an eternal level in your mind and heart, often is the Key of something being from God and it sticking with you throughout life, and being a blessing.
Like I said, this is just ONE example of a Spiritual Lesson I was taught and learned in life. There are hundreds (if not thousands) of others.
So my family and friends...Never stop learning...Never stop listening to the Holy Ghost or those who follow Christ ...beware of fallen Spirits who are deceiving Spirits that lead you on a Selfish path. Yes they are Real. Always pray for those Spirits who Follow Heavenly Father, for Light, Love and Lessons to bring you Gods blessings of 'giving' to be ever Present in your life to bring you, not just happiness, but 'Eternal' happiness.
I testify of these Truths....In the name of Jesus Christ.