It is so hard trying not to influence anyone and allow people to make their own decisions. Alan and I are very alike – born two days apart, both Libras. Our lives mirror for each other in all we have done with our lives despite Alan being 9 years younger than me. I would say that 80% of our lives are lived believing in the same things, but there is a 20% part of us which is very different in what we believe in and the way we deal with it. Thankfully, most of the time we are OK with that, but sometimes we do not agree and beg to disagree! I have learned from Maitreya and from being with Alan that, the more I try to change him to my belief, the harder he fights.
Oh, if only parents could see that this is a very important factor in raising children – especially teenagers. I must say here though that, when my children were teenagers, I did not interfere with their belief system in anything. My son became a Christian despite my being metaphysical. I never interfered with his doing this, and despite the fact that he tried to influence me to go back to the church, I never influenced or criticized him in any way to give up his beliefs. Eventually he, like most people, moved on to another truth – away from Christianity – but he did it on his own without influence from me or anyone else for that matter.
Parents are the worst people for interfering. As an astrologer, I know that each person is here to work out their own life path. Nobody can be the same – even twins, triplets, quads, etc. Although they have the same chart (often an identical one), they are so different from each other, both of them being different personalities and with different ways of learning their life lessons.