About Alison

Alison Elsberry is the founder of the Temple of Mary, an online educational center devoted to empowering the Spirit of women and children.

She loves helping you recognize your child’s behaviors as clues to their most meaningful spiritual gifts and talents.  So you can overcome frustration, doubt and overwhelm to feel confident and at peace raising your child into their fullest spiritual expression.

Alison has 18 years of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist and holistic health specialist working with Moms, babies and children.  And she enjoys sharing the Love and wisdom of Divine Mother Mary to help raise the next generation of spiritual leaders on our planet.

She is a contributing author in the best selling book Motherhood’s Not For Punks by Patrina Wisdom.   And has appeared as a guest expert on numerous podcasts, radio and TV shows educating our world about children’s spirituality.

Find out why major networks such as A&E Entertainment have sought her out for her expertise.


 

My Personal Story of How I Learned to Embody My Spirit…

How do I understand the unique challenges of raising a child with spiritual gifts?

Because I was one myself.

Like your child, I grew up highly sensitive.  I felt uncomfortable in my own skin.  And struggled to feel at home in a body.

I felt everything deeply, yet had no idea what to do with all of those emotions.

I was desperate to fit in.  So confused about who I really was that I took on other people’s opinions of who they said I should be.

That’s when I lost myself and became extremely ill in my late teens and twenties.  I had pain, vertigo and food allergies, it felt like my body was giving up on me.

I was disconnected.  Disheartened.  And scared.

But it hadn’t always been that way.

As a child I was full of light and curiosity — because I was surrounded by the laughter and warmth of my “invisible” friends and Angels.

The loving woman I saw so clearly and played with every day was Divine Mother Mary.

She showed me that I was never alone.  And she taught me things I wouldn’t fully understand until decades later.

But all that love, comfort and security vanished as I went through those painful adolescent and teenage years.

And I wasn’t the only one struggling.  I found out years later that my Mom had been suffering right along with me.  Sensing I was “different,” she felt helpless to guide me and nurture my gifts.

Even though she didn’t tell me that then, I intuitively picked up on her emotional discomfort.  And I started to feel ashamed for my gifts and talents.

So I hid that part of myself from the world.   And every area of my life was affected by that powerful decision.

Relationships were especially hard.  I didn’t understand how to create healthy boundaries.  And I was worn out and exhausted.

Until finally, I made a life-changing decision …

To let go of my fear and the need to hide.

To let go of my shame and stop apologizing for my existence.

To let go of the belief that it wasn’t safe for me to share my gifts.

And to always speak my truth.

The moment I made that decision, I decided to really LIVE.

That meant being here fully in my body and living as my highest expression of Love.  It meant using my gifts to thrive.  Living my heart’s deepest desires.  And expressing the real me.

Once I decided to make myself a priority — and to love myself — everything shifted.

I became a pediatric occupational therapist because I was so passionate about helping children be healthy and empowered.  And I began offering gentle, alternative methods of healing with the Mothers, babies and children in my practice.

I learned how to embrace my gifts and work with them.  Instead of trying to ignore them, hide them or deny them all together.

I learned about relationship dynamics and how a Mother’s presence affects her children.

I learned how to set healthy boundaries and take care of my energy so I could stay grounded and present, even in the middle of chaos.

I learned how to use my voice and express the real me.

I surrounded myself in nature, and began exploring who I really was.  And who I was born to be.

And the most important part of all this?

I began forming a new relationship with my childhood companion: Divine Mother Mary.  And aligned with my true calling – to help empower and educate the Spirit of women and children worldwide.

 

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