Kindness on Purpose – A Revolution in Australian Schools – 11-4-19 – via Suzanne Maresca @ Golden Age Of Gaia

GOLDEN AGE OF GAIA

by Nikki Harper, November 1, 2019, wakeup-world.com

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Thanks to Sitara.

What if, from early childhood onwards, every child was taught – in school, every day – to be kind? What if those daily lessons and reflections continued right through to high school graduation? What kind of effect would that have on the next generation, and would it revolutionize our levels of empathy towards one another?

Katrina Cavanagh, a therapist working with children and adults who have suffered trauma, believes that it would. What’s more, she has designed and implemented an incredible program, currently used in many schools across Australia, which aims to do just this.

The “Kindness on Purpose” program aims to increase empathy in children, thereby decreasing bullying and aggression, and reducing the risk and impact of anxiety and depression in kids and teens.

Currently gaining a lot of celebrity support and having an impact on children across Australia, the Kindness on Purpose program begins in early childhood. Children receive daily lessons on how to be kind and how to choose and implement acts of kindness, and the commit to being kind each day.

At the end of every school day, there are reflection sessions when children consider how they felt while being kind, and how everyone else felt. Children are also taught strategies and techniques which help them to regulate their own emotions – the ultimate goal being to create a school where everyone can express their feelings safely and appropriately.

Cavanagh developed the idea for Kindness on Purpose when she realized that the school system was not catering for pupil’s emotional intelligence. To do so would be a sensible academic strategy, because, as Cavanagh says, “We know as we increase empathy in students, the better their academic results get. It makes sense because brains in pain can’t learn.”

However, the overall goal of the program is about so much more than academic learning or results. “When you increase empathy, you decrease rates of depression, anxiety, and bullying. That’s the research from around the world,” says Kavanagh. “That’s what we’re doing with Kindness on Purpose.”

Many of the current Kindness on Purpose schools have a significant number of pupils from traumatic backgrounds, but these pupils are not singled out or treated differently under the program. Instead, it is all-inclusive, involving every child, every teacher and every member of the support staff.

The schools are wrapped in kindness and empathy, and the children are encouraged to continue to practice kindness and empathy at home and in their communities.

Cavanagh’s Kindness on Purpose program has already reached thousands of children across Australia, and she hopes to reach one million children – enough to spark a generational shift in empathy, she hopes. With the first Kindness on Purpose session having taken place in 2005, the concept is now starting to mature, and it will be fascinating to see how these children go on to implement the kindness and empathy which is now second nature to them.

This incredible idea, to put empathy at the heart of our children’s learning, could be a spark to ignite the sea change we all long to see.

Article sources:

https://upliftconnect.com/kindness-on-purpose/https://www.kindnessonpurpose.com/

JESSICA KLASSEN – Allowing Nature To Be the Example for our Children’s Bright Future – bodymindsoulspirit – 5-1-18

Allowing Nature To Be The Example For Our Children’s Bright Future

by Jessica Klassen,   Guest writer, BodyMindSoulSpirit.com

“If we look at Nature, we see that absolutely everything within it is important and there for a reason. As we are all a part of Nature, this means that we are important and here for a reason as well”

This is one of the key lessons that I teach, not only to my own 3 children, but to all of the children that I meet when I am touring with my book, “The Sapling.”

There is nothing within Nature that happens by accident. It is all planned and perfection. We are the same. There are no accidental or extra people on this Earth.

We all arrive with a gift to share, which is why it is so important that we grow into who we truly are, just like a tree, for example. Because if a tree did not grow into their full potential, we would all be denied their gifts, and look at how many of us would suffer. The rest of the world actually depends on us being true to ourselves.

And what about those people of the world who don’t seem to be contributing?

They are simply not in touch with who they really are and the true desires of their heart. When we turn to Nature and truly connect with the Earth, we become centered, grounded, and compassionate human beings. It is hard to deny our Soul’s longing within the authenticity of Nature.

“The Sapling” follows the journey of a little tree who feels small in a big world and becomes afraid to grow. With the encouragement of her friend, the Big Tree, she realizes there is nothing to fear and becomes the Tree she is meant to be.

As I’ve been touring schools, libraries, and daycares, I have been sharing this story as well as the lessons in energy and Nature communication. I absolutely love connecting with children and feel that I am learning more than I am teaching. I am happy to say that I have been pleasantly surprised at most places. I can see that the parents and teachers have been making Nature a priority within these children’s’ lives. These children are open and happy.

In others, unfortunately, even the children have become jaded and cynical, convinced that all that exists is what they can see, and even this is with a negative slant. This, of course, is no fault of their own. When I tell them that trees can talk to us, or that it was the trees who shared the idea for my book with me, they blurt out “that’s impossible!”

Such a sad statement from a little mouth. This is the time of their life when they should be reinforced with the knowledge that all things are possible.

Many schools and daycare centers are taking regular Nature walks and implementing gardens. I truly appreciate these wonderful teachers who are making the basic life skills and birthright of growing our own food a priority. Especially for the children who are not fortunate enough to learn these skills at home.

I have actually had some children ask me, “why would you grow it yourself when you can just go buy it? When I reply that the veggies from the garden, either theirs or a local grower, are not only tastier but are more nutritious because they are fresh and grown in kinder conditions, they look at me as though I am some sort of alien.

I have been left questioning the motives of some teachers who are discouraging having gardens for the students because they “don’t have time” or “can’t be bothered.”
Is the role of a teacher not to teach? Learning how to connect with the Earth and grow your own food, literally reap what you sow and see the rewards of your efforts, should be the basis of all curriculum. Where would any of us be without nutritous food?

I was speaking with a group of students recently, aged 12-14, and teaching them about Energy and how important healthy food is to maintain a harmonious and balanced life.

Their teacher, a morbidly obese woman, was sitting at her desk during this lesson, sucking on a can of Coca-Cola, proudly declaring that she was diabetic.

Thankfully, her students looked as disgusted as I was.

In my opinion, she should not be allowed to have this kind of toxic influence upon children. Not only that, I feel that if you know what is bad for you and you still refuse to clean up your lifestyle, you should be denied healthcare in regards to the health issue that you yourself are denying taking action towards reversing. If you want to willingly poison yourself and destroy the vessel you were granted, go for it. But I shouldn’t have to pay for it. I haven’t visited a doctor in years, and it is not just because I was blessed with good health. I have made a conscious, daily lifestyle choice to honor and respect my body.

In Canada we have free health care, which is a wonderful thing for some, but has also allowed others to be irresponsible. When you are hurt in an automobile accident and take disability because you are unable to work, you are watched quite closely to ensure that you are not “cheating the system.” Perhaps the same should happen to those with diagnosed health issues. They should be monitored to ensure they are following a plan of exercise and healthy diet, rather than happily taking the prescriptions and not changing anything else.

Needless to say, it is obvious that many of our teachers need to be de-programmed from our dysfunctional society.

I often ask Nature what needs to be shared, or what we need to know. The most recent message I was given was in regards to communicating with Nature, as well as with our own Souls.

I was told, “The clearer your energy, the easier it will be. Think about it. How well can you communicate with someone who is drunk or stoned? This is how many of you appear.”

I take it that Nature sees many of us in a stupor, either from unhealthy food with additives and preservatives, drugs, both prescription and recreational, as well as our environment and unhealthy habits, be it smoking, gossip, or attachments to drama.

I absolutely love the way in which Nature speaks; straightforward and no-nonsense.

And this leads to Nature’s next message;

“Life’s only requests are that we show up and give our best.”

So how do we show up and give our best?

Bringing awareness to our Energy has become the basis of my teachings now, both with children and Nature Communication workshops.

Basically, we need to clean ourselves up first. This is how we will rise to our greatest potential. The Trees shared with me the importance of humanity understanding their Energy, and to become aware of what they were putting out into the world, and what they were taking in.

Some basics that I share to help others notice their Energy and bring it into/maintain balance:

Earthing:

Getting outside and noticing the natural world around us does wonders for our Energy bodies, and especially if we can do so in barefeet. As we are natural conductors, being that we are mostly made of water, we need to ground this energy out, and unless we are barefoot on the Earth, it is very hard to do.

When I make my visits, most kids LOVE to be barefoot, but many reply that their mothers do not allow it. Sometimes it is because they once happened to step on a bee or got a sliver. These random occurrences should not keep us from connecting with the Earth and absorbing her healing energies. Earthing has been proven to release inflammation from our bodies and reduce the risk of many common diseases, such as cancer.

In cold climates, such as Canada, going barefoot year round is not an option, but we have other ways we can ground our energy. Simply placing our hands upon a tree or a rock and asking them to ground us will do the trick as well. Grounding also helps us to release the energy of others that we have picked up as well.

Eating Healthy:

As mentioned earlier, eating healthy, living food, especially if it was grown yourself, is the greatest gift you can give to your body. Also, do yourself a favour and toss the microwave. They really do just scramble the Energy of our food and kill it. What is left is a toxic “filler” that will not nourish you, but instead slowly poison you.

Love Yourself:

As love is the most powerful energy of all, self-love keeps our energy bright and strong, fending off illness and revealing the true purpose of our hearts. It allows us to overcome all fears and obstacles. I would have never followed through with publishing my book if it was not for the daily practice of repeating “I love myself”, as well as looking myself in the eyes in front of a mirror while saying it. It truly moves mountains. Just as Nature has self-love and total confidence in her abilities, so should we.

Clean Environment:

Whether this is your home, your habits, or the people in your life, your environment should reflect the inner work that you are doing. Also, turn off wi-fi when you can, and limit time spent on all gadgets. When I place my hand near a device with wi-fi, it literally hurts. Our children are far more sensitve than we are, so even if they don’t realize it, it’s hurting them.

Understanding Energy:

Understanding the basics of Energy, such as, what we put out we attract back to ourselves. When the Trees shared this importance with me, they showed me how we all have these many pathways extending out from ourselves, much like the branches of a tree. As many of us are unaware of what we are putting out there, or “feeding” we often attract and create more situations that are unfavorable without even realizing it. These pathways of Energy are similar to a stream of water. We can stop feeding them and dry them up, or we can feed them and make them like a raging river. It is truly our choice what kind of pathways we wish to feed.

It is also important that we understand that Energy never dies, it only transforms.

I recently once again learned this lesson. It was in regards to a stand of Oak trees that I tried desperately to save from being bulldozed. Sadly, I didn’t succeed. Not long ago I drove by where they used to stand and I felt that same pain in my heart for them. I felt that I had failed them. Then I was suddenly flooded with the awareness that all of my fighting and tears that I cried was not in vain. That Energy was not lost. It is now fueling and supporting the work I am doing with “The Sapling.” It is strengthening my reach and the message of the trees.

Change the Way You Look at Nature and Yourself:

When we learn to observe without judgement and with appreciation for what we see, Nature quickly reveals that what you look at will change for the better. Wildlife will be attracted to you, people will surprise you in the greatest of ways, and you will do the same when you start to look at yourself this way.

We know when someone looks at us in a special way, and we naturally respond. I remember how my grandparents used to look at me with such wonder and gratitude. And I feel that I was often the brightest version of myself in their presence. Nature will do the same. It is as though she says, “Well if you think that is beautiful, then check this out!”

As I spend more and more time with more and more children, I realize that they know all of this but simply need the permission to feel it. To be reassured that magic is real and is found in the natural world all around us, and therefore within us as well. This is why I will have them feel their energy body within their hands. In this way they can feel something without seeing it.

I love watching their faces light up as they exclaim, “I can feel it!” They will share how their hands are either tingling, pulling, throbbing, being pulled together or throwing off sparks. I let them know that there is no wrong way to feel it, as everyone is different and unique. And even if they don’t feel it in their hands, it’s likely that they feel their energy flowing in their scalp, their feet, or in their chest.

It is fun to know that Nature can feel our Energy, either within our touch, our thoughts, our words, or even when we look at it. And the most comforting thing that I have learned is that Nature longs to feel us, our touch, and to absorb our Light. We are truly meant for one another, and living in harmony is possible once again for humanity to achieve, so long as our our children, the next caretakers, understand that this is not only possible, but necessary for our happiness and continued life upon this Earth.

I love teaching children that they have an impact on the world-as everything they think, say, feel, and do is Energy, and therefore affects the world around them.

I like to ask, “what kind of impact would you like to have on the world?”

As Nature keeps us in true, uninterrupted contact with our Highest potential, I find it no surprise that in all legends and many stories from our ancestry, that the “wise ones, wizards, and healers” almost always lived in seclusion in the woods. In this way, they stayed true to what was important, away from the programming and trappings of society.

They were able to commune with Nature and hear her wisdom, and in this way, help others.

The time for change is now. Nature is here to assist and help us through this window if we are willing.

She wants us to succeed and rise to our greatest potential, as she can see us, the true us that is Divine. She hurts for what we have become just as any parent would hurt for their children.

It is my hopes that all children never lose their sense of wonder and the knowing that this world is a magical place to be, so long as they keep their eyes, ears, and heart open to the truth.

I hope that you have found this helpful! I would love to hear from you via my website www.jessieklassen.com. While there, feel free to sign up for my free weeklyish newsletter where I share my lessons and experiences from living a life close to Nature.

Much love,
Jessie

About the authorLearn how to communicate with Nature while enjoying fun activities and energy exercises that will encourage spiritual growth, self-confidence, and awareness in you and your child while developing a close relationship with Nature in Jessie’s children’s book, “The Sapling.”  An inspiring story from the Trees for the children of Earth, “The Sapling” has vivid, full color Nature illustrations that will appeal to younger children and powerful Life lessons that will grow with your child, just like a Tree! Full color demonstrations easily display dozens of activities and exercises for you and your child to enjoy. “The Sapling” is the first book in Jessie’s Nature Child Children’s Book Series, committed to helping children grow into who they truly are meant to be through a close relationship with Nature. It is available worldwide on Amazon, smashwords, and Barnes and Noble. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Nature Conservancy of Canada and to the Treesisters for reforestation and the conservation of our Earth. Jessie is also a farmer, Reiki Master, and mother of 3 sensitive children. Deeply connected to Nature, she has been inspired to “share the words that Nature wants to have heard.”

JESSIE KLASEN – Allowing Nature to be the Example for Our Children’s Bright Future – 3-8-18

by Jessie Klassen

“If we look at Nature, we see that absolutely everything within it is important and there for a reason.  As we are all a part of Nature, this means that we are important and here for a reason as well”

https://peoplestrusttoronto.wordpress.com/2018/03/04/allowing-nature-to-be-the-example-for-our-childrens-bright-future/

This is one of the key lessons that I teach, not only to my own 3 children, but to all of the children that I meet when I am touring with my book, “The Sapling.”

There is nothing within Nature that happens by accident.  It is all planned and perfection.  We are the same.  There are no accidental or extra people on this Earth.

We all arrive with a gift to share, which is why it is so important that we grow into who we truly are, just like a tree, for example.  Because if a tree did not grow into their full potential, we would all be denied their gifts, and look at how many of us would suffer.  The rest of the world actually depends on us being true to ourselves.

And what about those people of the world who don’t seem to be contributing?

They are simply not in touch with who they really are and the true desires of their heart.  When we turn to Nature and truly connect with the Earth, we become centred, grounded, and compassionate human beings.  It is hard to deny our Soul’s longing within the authenticity of Nature.

“The Sapling” follows the journey of a little tree who feels small in a big world and becomes afraid to grow.    With the encouragement of her friend, the Big Tree, she realizes there is nothing to fear and becomes the Tree she is meant to be.

As I’ve been touring schools, libraries, and daycares, I have been sharing this story as well as the lessons in energy and Nature communication.  I absolutely love connecting with children and feel that I am learning more than I am teaching.  I am happy to say that I have been pleasantly surprised at most places.  I can see that the parents and teachers have been making Nature a priority within these childrens’ lives.  These children are open and happy.

In others, unfortunately, even the children have become jaded and cynical, convinced that all that exists is what they can see, and even this is with a negative slant.  This, of course, is no fault of their own.  When I tell them that trees can talk to us, or that it was the trees who shared the idea for my book with me, they blurt out “that’s impossible!”

Such a sad statement from a little mouth.  This is the time of their life when they should be reinforced with the knowledge that all things are possible.

Many schools and daycares are taking regular Nature walks and implementing gardens.  I truly appreciate these wonderful teachers who are making the basic life skills and birthright  of growing our own food a priority.  Especially for the children who are not fortunate enough to learn these skills at home.

I have actually had some children ask me, “why would you grow it yourself when you can just go buy it?  When I reply that the veggies from the garden, either theirs or a local grower, are not only tastier but are more nutritous because they are fresh and grown in kinder conditions, they look at me as though I am some sort of alien.

I have been left questioning the motives of some teachers who are discouraging having gardens for the students because they “don’t have time” or “can’t be bothered.”
Is the role of a teacher not to teach?  Learning how to connect with the Earth and grow your own food, literally reap what you sow and see the rewards of your efforts, should be the basis of all curriculum.  Where would any of us be without nutritous food?

I was speaking with a group of students recently, aged 12-14, and teaching them about Energy and how important healthy food is to maintain a harmonious and balanced life.

Their teacher, a morbidly obese woman, was sitting at her desk during this lesson, sucking on a can of Coca-Cola, proudly declaring that she was diabetic.

Thankfully, her students looked as disgusted as I was.

In my opinion, she should not be allowed to have this kind of toxic influence upon children.  Not only that, I feel that if you know what is bad for you and you still refuse to clean up your lifestyle, you should be denied healthcare in regards to the health issue that you yourself are denying taking action towards reversing.  If you want to willingly poison yourself and destroy the vessel you were granted, go for it.  But I shouldn’t have to pay for it.  I haven’t visited a doctor in years, and it is not just because I was blessed with good health.  I have made a conscious, daily lifestyle choice to honour and respect my body.

In Canada we have free health care, which is a wonderful thing for some, but has also allowed others to be irresponsible.  When you are hurt in an automobile accident and take disability because you are unable to work, you are watched quite closely to ensure that you are not “cheating the system.”  Perhaps the same should happen to those with diagnosed health issues.  They should be monitored to ensure they are following a plan of exercise and healthy diet, rather than happily taking the prescriptions and not changing anything else.

Needless to say, it is obvious that many of our teachers need to be de-programmed from our dysfunctional society.

I often ask Nature what needs to be shared, or what we need to know.  The most recent message I was given was in regards to communicating with Nature, as well as with our own Souls.

I was told, “The clearer your energy, the easier it will be.  Think about it.  How well can you communicate with someone who is drunk or stoned?  This is how many of you appear.”

I take it that Nature sees many of us in a stupor, either from unhealthy food with additives and preservatives, drugs, both prescription and recreational, as well as our environment and unhealthy habits, be it smoking, gossip, or attachments to drama.

I absolutely love the way in which Nature speaks; straightforward and no-nonsense.

And this leads to Nature’s next message;

“Life’s only requests are that we show up and give our best.”

So how do we show up and give our best?

Bringing awareness to our Energy has become the basis of my teachings now, both with children and Nature Communication workshops.

Basically, we need to clean ourselves up first.  This is how we will rise to our greatest potential.  The Trees shared with me the importance of humanity understanding their Energy, and to become aware of what they were putting out into the world, and what they were taking in.
Some basics that I share to help others notice their Energy and bring it into/maintain balance:

Earthing:
Getting outside and noticing the natural world around us does wonders for our Energy bodies, and especially if we can do so in barefeet.  As we are natural conductors, being that we are mostly made of water, we need to ground this energy out, and unless we are barefoot on the Earth, it is very hard to do.

When I make my visits, most kids LOVE to be barefoot, but many reply that their mothers do not allow it.  Sometimes it is because they once happened to step on a bee or got a sliver.  These random occurences should not keep us from connecting with the Earth and absorbing her healing energies.  Earthing has been proven to release inflammation from our bodies and reduce the risk of many common diseases, such as cancer.

In cold climates, such as Canada, going barefoot year round is not an option, but we have other ways we can ground our energy.  Simply placing our hands upon a tree or a rock and asking them to ground us will do the trick as well.  Grounding also helps us to release the energy of others that we have picked up as well.

Eating Healthy:
As mentioned earlier, eating healthy, living food, especially if it was grown yourself, is the greatest gift you can give to your body.  Also, do yourself a favour and toss the microwave.  They really do just scramble the Energy of our food and kill it.  What is left is a  toxic “filler” that will not nourish you, but instead slowly poison you.

Love Yourself:
As love is the most powerful energy of all, self-love keeps our energy bright and strong, fending off illness and revealing the true purpose of our hearts.  It allows us to overcome all fears and obstacles.  I would have never followed through with publishing my book if it was not for the daily practice of repeating “I love myself”, as well as looking myself in the eyes infront of a mirror while saying it.  It truly moves mountains.  Just as Nature has self-love and total confidence in her abilities, so should we.

Clean Environment:
Whether this is your home, your habits,  or the people in your life, your environment should reflect the inner work that you are doing.  Also, turn off wi-fi when you can, and limit time spent on all gadgets.   When I place my hand near a device with wi-fi, it literally hurts.  Our children are far more sensitve than we are, so even if they don’t realize it, it’s hurting them.

Understanding Energy:
Understanding the basics of Energy, such as, what we put out we attract back to ourselves.  When the Trees shared this importance with me, they showed me how we all have these many pathways extending out from ourselves, much like the branches of a tree.  As many of us are unaware of what we are putting out there, or “feeding” we often attract and create more situations that are unfavourable without even realizing it.  These pathways of Energy are similiar to a stream of water.  We can stop feeding them and dry them up, or we can feed them and make them like a raging river.  It is truly our choice what kind of pathways we wish to feed.

It is also important that we understand that Energy never dies, it only transforms.

I recently once again learned this lesson.  It was in regards to a stand of Oak trees that I tried desperately to save from being bulldozed. Sadly, I didn’t succeed.  Not long ago I drove by where they used to stand and I felt that same pain in my heart for them.  I felt that I had failed them.  Then I was suddenly flooded with the awareness that all of my fighting and tears that I cried was not in vain.  That Energy was not lost.  It is now fuelling and supporting the work I am doing with “The Sapling.”  It is strengthening my reach and the message of the trees.

Change the Way You Look at Nature and Yourself:
When we learn to observe without judgement and with appreciation for what we see, Nature quickly reveals that what you look at will change for the better.  Wildlife will be attracted to you, people will surprise you in the greatest of ways, and you will do the same when you start to look at yourself this way.

We know when someone looks at us in a special way, and we naturally respond.  I remember how my grandparents used to look at me with such wonder and gratitiude.  And I feel that I was often the brightest version of myself in their presence.  Nature will do the same.  It is as though she says, “Well if you think that is beautiful, then check this out!”

As I spend more and more time with more and more children, I realize that they know all of this but simply need the permission to feel it.  To be reassured that magic is real and is found in the natural world all around us, and therefore within us as well.  This is why I will have them feel their energy body within their hands.  In this way they can feel something without seeing it.

I love watching their faces light up as they exclaim, “I can feel it!”  They will share how their hands are either tingling, pulling, throbbing, being pulled together or throwing off sparks.  I let them know that there is no wrong way to feel it, as everyone is different and unique.  And even if they don’t feel it in their hands, it’s likely that they feel their energy flowing in their scalp, their feet, or in their chest.

It is fun to know that Nature can feel our Energy, either within our touch, our thoughts, our words, or even when we look at it.  And the most comforting thing that I have learned is that Nature longs to feel us, our touch, and to absorb our Light.  We are truly meant for one another, and living in harmony is possible once again for humanity to achieve, so long as our our children, the next caretakers, understand that this is not only possible, but necessary for our happiness and continued life upon this Earth.

I love teaching children that they have an impact on the world-as everything they think, say, feel, and do is Energy, and therefore affects the world around them.

I like to ask, “what kind of impact would you like to have on the world?”

As Nature keeps us in true, uninterrupted contact with our Highest potential, I find it no surprise that in all legends and many stories from our ancestry, that the “wise ones, wizards, and healers” almost always lived in seclusion in the woods.  In this way, they stayed true to what was important, away from the programming and trappings of society.

They were able to commune with Nature and hear her wisdoms, and in this way, help others.

The time for change is now.  Nature is here to assist and help us through this window if we are willing.

She wants us to succeed and rise to our greatest potential, as she can see us, the true us that is Divine.  She hurts for what we have become just as any parent would hurt for their children.

It is my hopes that all children never lose their sense of wonder and the knowing that this world is a magical place to be, so long as they keep their eyes, ears, and heart open to the truth.

I hope that you have found this helpful!  I would love to hear from you via my website www.jessieklassen.com.  While there, feel free to sign up for my free weeklyish newsletter where I share my lessons and experiences from living a life close to Nature.

much love,
Jessie

 

Learn how to communicate with Nature while enjoying fun activities and energy exercises that will encourage spiritual growth, self-confidence, and awareness in you and your child while developing a close relationship with Nature in Jessie’s children’s book, “The Sapling.”
An inspiring story from the Trees for the children of Earth, “The Sapling” has vivid, full colour Nature illustrations that will appeal to younger children and powerful Life lessons that will grow with your child, just like a Tree!
Full colour demonstrations easily display dozens of activities and exercises for you and your child to enjoy.
The Sapling” is the first book in Jessie’s Nature Child Children’s Book Series, committed to helping children grow into who they truly are meant to be through a close relationship with Nature.  It is available worldwide on Amazon, smashwords, and Barnes and Noble.
A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Nature Conservancy of Canada and to the Treesisters for reforestation and the conservation of our Earth.

Jessie is also a farmer, Reiki Master, and mother of 3 sensitive children.  Deeply connected to Nature, she has been inspired to “share the words that Nature wants to have heard.”

DEUS NEXUS – Kids are Born Creative Geniuses, But Education System Destroys Imagination – 2-21-18

A landmark study shows how most people are born brilliant

and lose their abilities to think like a genius over time…

via Kids are Born Creative Geniuses, But Education System Destroys Imagination — Deus Nexus

JESSIE KLASSEN – 12 Simple Steps For Guiding Our Children Into Their Highest Expressions – Dreaming With Dolphins – 6-1-17

A follow up to my article, “5 Important Lessons for Raising Children in these New Energies” As parents during this intense and exciting time on Earth, we accepted and/or chose an extremely important job. We are guiding the next caretakers of the Earth and evolution of humanity. Our children are growing up in a world […]

via JESSIE KLASSEN: “12 Simple Steps For Guiding Our Children Into Their Highest Expressions” — Dreaming With Dolphins

“To waste, to destroy, our natural resources…will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.”

“To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.” – Theodore Roosevelt, president, statesman, political […]

via “To waste, to destroy, our natural resources…will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.” — Art of Quotation

Window 1183 – Keep focus on the light — A Window Of Wisdom

Children are drawn to the light and run from darkness…if we were to all follow in their innocent untainted footsteps, darkness would not have such easy pickings to grab hold of. ~ WOW ~

via Window 1183 – Keep focus on the light — A Window Of Wisdom

Heaven Letters – 3-23-16

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Heaven Letters

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God said:

How wide is wide, and how tall is tall? How high is the sky? How vast is Infinity?

A mother may ask her young child, how much do you love me? And the child widens his arms as wide as his arms can reach and says: “This BIG.”

In a dandelion that a child presents to his mother, he is presenting her with the whole Universe. A child really knows Infinity better than he knows the finite world. What is there for the child to learn on Earth that he doesn’t already know but the finite? From the whole array of knowledge, the child comes down to details and measurements and reduction of scale and becomes learn-ed in the world, yet true learning is something to be sparked not studied.

A child remembers Totality, and then what he is formally taught gets to be reduced to limits of one kind or another. Much of the learning on Earth is less rather than more. Instead of Fullness, there comes to be a sort of filling up that does not come near to Fullness, a crowding as it were, some sort of sand in the gas tank and a grinding of gears.

Learning is meant to be joy. The child wants to grasp fistfuls of knowledge. Imagine how a child learns language so magnificently and so easily, and how eagerly. All that is integral to learning language, all the fitting of the tongue and aspirations of the lips, and the ears give an encore. When someone can learn language and all its ramifications, he can learn anything that he desires to learn.

When did learning become work or canned as if learning were something excerpted and remote to him and pushed on him, when all learning is about life and the liveliness of learning. Since when was learning something that had to be drummed into a child as if learning were separate from the joy of life and love itself, and the child has to be stuck in a wagon and go only one way and not another?

Let learning evoke love and joy, for are not love and joy the point of learning? There is no point to and no necessity for subjugation.

One thing in life leads to another. The heart and mind desire to be filled with knowledge. Don’t mistake true learning for facts or information. True knowledge is making a connection. It is enjoining disparate elements and seeing how they unite and add to the spiral of life in the world.

Two different matters have a commonality. Learning is putting things together. Learning is finding out how the disparate are not disparate but alive and alike. What do language and music have in common? Even within language and music, there is silence. There is silence between words, and there is silence between notes. There is silence between thoughts. There is immersion into subjectivity, and there is objectivity which is not meant to be far away. Objectivity can bring you closer yet to Me, yet your heart has to be in the learning.

Learning has to be for joy, or what is it worth? The test of learning is how much it means to the one who is learning. Learning is more than exercise and repetition. Learning is an exploration of the world. Everything can be in its place, and everything can be which way and that. Everything can be everything, or it can be nothing at all, and nothing can be all of it.

True learning is discovery. Life is meant to be discovery. There is no completing discovery. It is worldwide. It is Universe-wide. It is Heavenward. Life is beyond any restrictions construed upon it. Life is a Miracle of Discovery. There are no borders to discovery. Everything on Earth is a flower to be picked and given away into the furthest reaches, something like one heart’s embracing all others.

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What a Wonderful World – Playing For Change

Reblogged from:  Hope 4 Us Now Blog

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Playing For Change is proud to present a new video of the song “What A Wonderful World” featuring Grandpa Elliott with children’s choirs across the globe. In these hard times children and music bring us hope for a better future. Today we celebrate life and change the world one heart and one song at a time!!

This video was produced in partnership with Okaïdi childrens clothing stores. Okaidi designed a special line of PFC T-Shirts to be sold in over 700 Okaïdi stores worldwide this holiday season. Okaïdi has committed 1 euro per T-Shirt sold to go to supporting the PFC Musicians and PFC Foundation’s music education programs. We thank them for their generous support of the Playing For Change Movement!

TED Talks – Jill Vialet – What Play Can Teach Us

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Jill Vialet believes that playing is essential to human development, and addresses significant education reform issues by encouraging greater creativity and problem-solving skills. This approach, she says, creates learning environments where kids feel safer, more engaged and more connected. Jill launched Playworks in 1996 in Berkeley, California. In 2012, Playworks will be bringing play and physical activities to 350 low-income, urban elementary schools in 23 cities, including Albuquerque.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

What Children Teach Us

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Short documentary introducing the Infant Developmental Movement Education work… How Body-Mind Centering is applied with babies from birth to walking