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Resources > Sanctuary School Series > For Teachers and Parents

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Raise Your Hand

Earth 2: The Real Paradise

Be a Part of This

Reclaiming the Heart

Try the Heart-Mind

Back to the Circle

The Importance of the Original Language to the Child

How?

 FOR TEACHERS AND PARENTS:
Listening to the New World Children

By Patricia Jepsen
(2003, 8 1/2"x 5 1/2", 27 pages, stapled booklet, US$6.00)

 

EXCERPT

We must go back to school--not to obtain further degrees, accolades of learning. We need to remember what it was like to be fresh and enthusiastic in our learning. We, as an adult community, have for the most part squashed our ability to truly learn, and we must recover that gift if we are to point the way for our children and grandchildren.

How do we do this? Where can we go to remember and to recapture our gentleness of spirit and our loving manner of watching? Is there a place within that carries that record of remembrance?

The greatest and most profound gift you can give your children and your grandchildren is to remember. And this can be done swiftly, providing you are willing to go empty and flush out the reams of paperwork and lifeless bureaucracy that has invaded your temple of being. You must be willing to live as you have never lived and release that which can only stifle your inner child--the creative intelligence that has come to light the world and the schoolroom!

Raise your hand and say "yes" to your inner child. Return to the relationship you once had with all life. Remember the joy of discovering the magical, industrious worm squiggling into the earth, or hiding beneath a leaf. Recall the dance of the spirit radiating through the butterfly's wings, or the sudden, unexplained pinpoints of light that filled the room before you went to sleep and the wondrous peace that followed. Remember the exciting sound of the train? No other sound was quite like that. Remember...and be magical again.

Raise your hand and volunteer to find out what the children know. When did you forget what they know? What caused your forgetfulness? Can you remember?

As you step into a whole new room of consciousness where many children stand already, be open and ready for a delightful new experience; and trust that it will be there for you as teacher and parent.

Go swiftly now. There is no time for pause. The children are waiting; the child in you waits, as it has always waited, to become one with you. Listen to the new, and to the voices of the children. You once heard, you will hear again, if you believe.

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