TABLE OF CONTENTS
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
FOR TEACHERS AND PARENTS:
By Patricia Jepsen
Listening to the New World Children
(2003, 8 1/2"x 5 1/2", 27 pages, stapled booklet, US$6.00)
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.