BUILDING THE SCHOOL IN
By Patricia Jepsen and Delphi
Letting the Kids Do It!
(2003, 8 1/2"x 5 1/2", 20 pages, stapled booklet, US$6.00)
A Brief Note from the Authors, Delphi
Our school is different because the
Sanctuary School has risen out of the land. It is a wise place
where animals can speak and kids can hear them and talk back!
It is a place where we all respect one
another and practice being kind and loving.
There is a secret here--most people
don't know it--well, some kids do!
When you mix respect for all life with
kindness and a real loving partnership, the mind goes to another
place entirely where you can think with your heart.
Give this school a chance. It is better
than any other school on the planet.
What the Kids Need to Teach
Kids are teachers before they can be
taught. They have so much information within them and we have
to listen to them when they are speaking!
I, Delphi, have the ability to hear
babies and understand their talk. That is because I am very open
to them and consider them to be the smartest of all the human
inhabitants. Babies speak straight from their souls. They haven't
gotten the human talk yet and so what they say is quite pure
and heaven-sent. If you believe that babies know a lot and can
teach you many things about heaven, you will be right where you
need to be--the heart-mind. Most children speak from that place
and they learn better when you speak from that same place.
In the classroom and in the home, you
have to provide the opportunity for kids to teach you. At least
half the time spent in school should be given to listening to
the children and learning from them. Education should come out
of children. Their hearts know a great deal. Teachers have to
take time to listen and to create ways to inspire children to
divulge what they already know.
Many people realize that the heart has
a brain. It is rarely used, except by kids. The Children of the
New World make a point of speaking from the heart, and they like
to think from that place too. When you have a teacher who recognizes
the value of the heart-mind, there is no end to what the kids
Listen with your heart! And remember
to ask the animal members to also take part in making the school
fun and exciting for all! By the way, if you would like to learn
how to communicate with us, you must listen with your heart.
One more point I would like to make
is let the kids map their day. And do not stick to the same schedule.
Be different every day. Kids like surprises, don't forget.