Yes, if you are one who tends to reflect on your own character and review things spiritually then having children will help you grow and mature.
I had the blessed opportunity to spend some time with a spiritually mature single woman this weekend.
She is well practiced on reflecting on her behavior and weighing decisions and her attitude. She however has never had children. Exposing her to my children who are curious, inquisitive, witty and energetic had her sometimes in a fizzle, a tailspin, so to speak.
Obviously, children are great at pushing buttons, half unknowingly and sometimes just out of curiosity or per accident. As my children are rather conversational and love to ask gazillion questions, they often stumble into areas that catch adults off guard, I amusingly watch and see how it unfolds sometimes, lol...
Anyway, I digress, what happened was my children in innocence drew out parts of her character that she was plagued with in the past. Obviously, she has overcome those areas through setting herself apart from those ways of thinking and changed her lifestyle but somehow my kids triggered that emotion, that memory, that “past live” and it was an educational thing for me to observe. She humble admitted to not wanting to get into that discussion and confessed that it was not a discussion worth pursuing and I instantly recognized her consciousness kicking in, which was awesome to observe as she struggled for a moment to face those past demons and once again actively choose to not give it power over her or her emotions.
Honestly, having kids is hard and they have this knack of exposing us for what we are. This is rather scary in a way but honestly it is for our growth if we approach it with honesty, sincerity and a willingness to face our past demons and make peace with ourselves through the process.
If you are woman and you want to mature and grow as a person, you must have kids, or if you cannot for some reason, make time for them and you will reap the benefit of growing in ways you previously could not contemplate.
Be encouraged as you strive to actively surround yourself with innocence.
Not sure why I decided to share this but it struck me as something worth talking about. I may not respond immediately as I have been running around with kids all weekend and I feel shattered. Anyway be blessed as you journey through life and never dull your consciousness! Keep up the good inner work of fostering good character and spiritual growth as much as you can! :)
Good night ladies, sleep well!