Many have asked for me to post more pictures of my son, who is almost 4.5 months young. And in a world where I have literally watched children I have never met grow through their challenges and gifts so intimately on social media, I realized I had to really check in with myself, and of course, my son.
So in the days that followed Teyavey's birth Earth side, I dropped into deep meditation with him, and simply asked, "do you want to be a part of social media"? His answer was a strong NO. The channel that followed was, "No Mama, my story is mine alone to tell. Some things are only for me, some things are only for our family, and some are for the world. I support you in sharing your unique story, but please leave mine for me to tell."
We even started to receive messages of concern and worry when we did not post pictures and announcements right after our most magical experience on this plane, Tey's birth. So we checked in and asked if it would be okay with him if we posted a picture, and announce him to the world. And he gave his permission.
I have had a few people laugh at me when I have shared this for my reason not to post pictures on social media, saying "what do you mean you asked him"? My answer to that is, if you get quiet enough for long enough, there is a place where the deepest and most true soul-speaking conversations can be heard. Just because one cannot speak in your language of words, does not mean that there is any lack of awareness and communication. Babies are much much brighter than our society has conditioned us to think.
So with this share, my intention is to offer you a much different view of children and social media. Energy is real, folks. And every time someone sees a picture or video, they are sending you their energy, and depending on what space that is coming from, that can feel good or not so good on one's energy field and being.
Asking permission is a healthy practice, and when practiced young, can imprint a powerful understanding of sovereignty and healthful boundaries that last a lifetime.