I guess this is what we all aspire to-
It must mean ...just better
...tuning into a higher frequency and making good choices...
Praying...that our children-
from newborn- on or eventually?
More in touch...
More psychically sound-
Free little spirits,
Not war mongers-
Or future big commercial consumers-
They must exercise (yoga preferably)
Learn to eat right...
Learn how to be their own healers-
Love green, leafy, organic vegetables and juices,
Be able to swallow vitamins, blue green algae...
Acquire a taste for ginger
and ..not be afraid of aloe vera-
They must be curious about their own body science/chemistry-
Love themselves enough..
To trust and honor their intuition
Reach for curing elixirs for simple ailments and vitality
Live in the now-
Care for each other,
Inspire each other-
Treat people as we want to be treated-
Have genuine manners and a convincing graciousness-
Consider the repercussions of words and actions...sent int the universe..
Then ...as young adults into tender adulthood
We want them to practice safe sex,
Drink and experiment with drugs in moderation-
Find true love,
Marry happily... and procreate... (replace ourselves only)
Then ...encouraged enough to repeat the above-
Pass down even more good stuff –add to the list-...things they have learned-
Always walk with grace and dignity.
We are moving into a New Age--- a conscious effort- to live a less decadent lifestyle- less predictable..
Have a real meaningful life..
We're being stripped down to our most vulnerable parts-
I love that-being exposed..
It's very exciting-
It's cool for the people embracing this new idea-or old... if you really think about it--
We do have different children coming through us-With incredible gifts-survival mechanisms-strength-
I'm concerned...some of these differences may have more to do with over vaccinating – and our human experimentation/chemical testing- but ...I also believe that we choose our bodies and our parents-
And we have to accept we live in a radioactive world now-
In preparation for anything...
In any case we are bringing new beings into the world- we are having an influx of new learners and teachers--
Which convinces us-
None of the old models/formulas work:
School, (public education is just a shame)
Government- Thank God for Obama...we need change-
Even the "do-good" humanitarian work model is different-less people joining the peace corp- more people taking matters in their own hands-packing their rucksacks with aid- and going there and personally just helping-
Getting our hands dirty will save us-
Everything is becoming more gorilla style...unique...
What are the masses in need of? Where is the middle class? Is there one?
Somewhere in between new age and old school- lays the cooperative- genius answers-meanwhile our kids are spinning-parents are being berated-
Undervalued and under siege--
Our kids are a real barometer... of our fast food, unconscious world-
They are here to save us-and that makes them a lot more difficult-
Rebellious-they should be-
They have to flip the script- in order to survive-they have to think differently-the more different the better-
It's like... things were made better 100yrs of years ago- then we never updated our info---
I know (for instance) we are still using 80 year old animal testing techniques- that don't help anyone- but nobody wants to listen to a new way- or deal with the red tape- of changing the rules- or making new (better) ones-
In times of Jefferson- Einstein, Galileo- we valued different ideas-new ideas-
How do we raise wild uncontainable minds?-to let them run free in their imaginations-not stuffed in a box of what used to work-we have to build confidence in realistic ways-not just provoke a swan dive off a 50ft cliff- which is cool-
but ...to leap into creative stories-creation and science, Activism--and question authority- please!
Now I can't sit here and tell you- I've applied ALL this to my own life, and these are tried and true personal child raising techniques-
and that I have 2 perfect teenage boys to prove it...
They ARE great free spirited, opinionated men...in training.-They are genetically loaded- yet of coursed I'm convinced they are growing and evolving into the best they can be- they are conscious contributions to society.
I have faith in them...
This is always in my minds eye- I think- even in heated moments- peripherally-
I reach into my bag of tricks- and fail miserably a lot-
all is common sense based- and there are other parents in the world going through similar plights... but ...some times ..nothing makes sense-and that's OK...
The truth is-
I really don't know what the hell I'm doing-
There is no map-
I try very hard- and I've reaped benefits,...
and pies in the face- humiliation ...
God knows- and people might think-
-I'm not the ideal mom-
But, I'm proud and I have done some crazy things-like put education first- before their wants... and desires-(even though I'm finding a lot of kids in our neck of the woods are home schooled in order to pursue their "pro-surfing" careers at 12 yrs old?...leaving my kids wondering.. 'why not me too')...
I think school- for many reasons is important-
Facebook and Twitter have really removed an element of social training-face to face communication is getting lost-
Integrity with our words-maturity.. with treating people respectfully day to day-not hiding behind a computer with a false sense of bravado-
I don't want to judge- I understand people are slowly giving up on traditional school...
And traditional communication...
It's an epidemic...
Hopefully ..forums like this will help nudge and mold our school system- there is not a reluctance of parental support- we just need an avenue- to navigate our wisdom through...our experiences...
We know our kids better than anyone- we have to be involved in our evolution!
Somehow- and it's almost impossible to not be misdirected- when TV, movies, video games commercials, infomercials- from death to Cialis- cater to our insecurities..
I do think ...the eternal youth creams-the quick fix- trying to stay 20yrs old- living in a culture that has little respect for our elderly-
Mixed with never wanting to grow up/not wanting responsibility- and never taking any-is pussy parenting-
There is still spiritual/in this world- parenting that needs to be done- we have to embrace the hard work-
We've had a child- now- this is the deal-you and me (dad and mom) have a business relationship- even in this sad society of common, rapid, ugly divorce (guilty) ...respecting and knowing our boundaries is important- we have responsibilities to our off spring-parenting is not convenient-- the choice has been made.
It takes as many loving people as possible to raise a child....
I read an incredible book- (that-I have to read it again)- called The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff-
It explores the child raising techniques of tribal- and primitive families-it's inspiring to say the least-
We don't need our own reality shows- heightened drama-
We don't need to be our kid's best friend-
We are guides,
We are caretakers-
Bows that our children/arrows have been sprung from...
We have to trust our guts too- and believe in the big picture-
Shower them with all the tools we can think of that ..they might find useful-
so when they are bigger than us-we can make some decisions... together
-then...in no time-
They are on their own-
We can sit back and say we've done our best...
But admittedly -imperfect Job-
We retire-breathe and believe ...
Have pure faith in our children
...no strings attached-
And hopefully be able to grandparent--
We won't be able to look back ...and say should've, could've, would've...
I've never heard an adult say- I wish my parents didn't force me to take piano lessons-
We all love our abilities-
But in the moment- it can be a chore-
Productive Time and effort is timely ...it's now-
Dragging them to museums...
Traveling together (see outside the bubble) if you can..
Immerse ourselves in Culture ...
History is a gem-it's free- it's abundant..
Old people-involving grandparents-
It takes a village ...a community-
Above all- it helps to believe in something bigger than ourselves- and instilling that in our kids- is comforting and hopeful.
All you have to do is look around-
Natural disaster after next- look at Japan and the devastation there- caused by an earthquake...that triggered the ocean – a wave- THE PLANET...is stronger than us-
WE are small--- so small- we are a blip on the screen of existence-
But... while we're here-let's enjoy the ride- Take care...
and pass down all the good stuff we learn-
Sit around a campfire... Story telling...
My Grandfather actually was my saving grace-
My foundation is strong- my choices over the years may not reflect that- but I know who I am- and I eventually always come back to my core beliefs-
... In the nick of time-
I hope we can all look to our extended families and communities for support- and be there for each other..
We are who we hang around with-
I'm honored to be here..
The energy is great-the combined will,.. the search for truth and information-
It's a healing vortex-
Thanks again and God bless you.