Babies in the womb are very aware of thoughts the parents have, they hear conversations going on around them and understand what is being said, from their right brain consciousness only. They pick up instantly when there is unhappiness, anger, love or joy and most especially their own personal behavior compass works overtime to tell them when what they are doing is pleasing to Mr. and Mrs. God on earth. They learn very quickly that to start thumping around in their own private apartment in the dead of night is a most displeasing experience for their mother. On the other hand, to do this same thumping when Daddy has arrived home from the office and Mum can beg him to come and feel the baby and they both “ooh and aah” with loving joy; this gives tremendous loving acknowledgement to the child. In this way the child quickly learns that to give and get a great deal of loving acknowledgement, do only what pleases Mr. and Mrs. God, our parents.
Parents teach us how to behave and what it is we should do, based on their own experiences and in some instances it is a good thing. None of us want to burn our hands by putting them in boiling water, or into flames, yet there are always children who will do just that. More attention-love comes their way.
Our parents warn us about behavior that brings negative outcomes, dissuade us from doing certain things because they are difficult, or we may get hurt doing them; steer us away, when we begin to dream about a career that looks to them as though it would be problematical, or where the competition is so fierce that we will “never” make enough money to live on. Guide us through the shoals of dating and God forbid, SEX, all from a point of view of love for us and attempting to make sure we don’t get hurt………BUT every single piece of advice they give us is from their own experiences, their own perspective, (how can it be otherwise?) and is what they feel is correct and right for us, even though this advice has everything to do with their life experiences and nothing to do with ours.