21 Subjects We Missed at School and Need to Provide to Our Children

Traditional schooling as most of us remember has been rigidly divided into separate faculties such as physics, mathematics, biology, arts, literature, history, geography, politics and economics. Since we are very young we were taught these subjects in a logic driven, rote-learnt and test-intensive way, with little or no connection to ourselves. We had no idea why we were here in the world and what we really wanted. Schooling was a chore we had to put up with so that one day we might find a regular job. We were also simultaneously indoctrinated to follow beliefs and traditions handed down from our genetic lineage, religious or cultural environment without any inner reasoning or enlightenment only to fit in with everyone around us.

Some of us somehow stumbled upon Who We Are, Why We Are Here and How We Can Live Better. We call this Spiritual Awakening. How about if we received such practical and life enriching education right from our childhood that we felt empowered, joyful and energized, eager to live, learn and create a wholesome life?

Here are some subjects we can consider including in our NEW systems of school and home education for our children to replace the existing ones:

  1. Right Ways of Breathing, Relaxation and Meditation
  2. Right types of Food and Nutrition for Good Health
  3. Yoga and Exercises for Inner and Outer Well-being
  4. Various Flowers, Trees, Herbs, Plants and how to grow and care for them
  5. Various Animals and Pets and how to look after and relate with them
  6. Eco Friendly and Energy Efficient Lifestyles
  7. Ethics, Rights and Responsibilities towards Self and Others
  8. Positive Affirmations and Visualizations to create your life
  9. Mind-power and ESP for Awakening and Self Discovery
  10. Our Life Purpose, Choices and Discernment
  11. Consciousness, Evolution and Who We Are
  12. Empathy, Intuition and Communication to Understand Self and Others
  13. Lessons in Kindness and Karma
  14. Eliminating Addictions and Excesses through Self Contentment
  15. Secrets of Nature and Discovering New Truths about our Reality
  16. Dreams and Subconscious Psychology for Deeper Healing
  17. Transforming Fears, Guilt, Sadness, Anger and Self-doubt
  18. Prevention and Cure of Various Diseases
  19. Inner Science of Energy, Vibrations and Holistic Healing
  20. Creativity, Fun, Joy and Laughter
  21. Unity, World-peace and Global Welfare

Not only would these subjects combine various departments and disciplines such as psychology, physics, language, music, art, medicine, biology, culture, politics, economics and law from a positive and futuristic point of view, but also introduce the much needed dimensions of inner consciousness, self-development and spiritual science that are much missing from education for thousands of years. As a result we would see a happier, positive and kinder world for all of us.

  • Which subjects would you like to see in your child’s education and why? Share with us in a comment below.
  • Feel free to share this article and discuss it with family, friends, parents and educators so that we can develop upon and initiate new transformations.

 

7 New Ways of Raising the New Generation

The world is transforming everyday and we are awakening to new ways of being and becoming in each moment. The old rules of parenting, teaching and authority may not always apply to all of us from now on. We are realizing that raising children is not just about making them do what we want them to do, but about allowing them to be the best they can be through their own self-realization.

1. Recognize their Spirit: We were children once and the way we were brought up was, at many times, based on the old-fashioned world views of materialism. Today we awaken to our spiritual truth. We are seeing ourselves as spirit beings who have manifested our bodies and our realities through our own mind. We are realizing that our children too are divine spirits embodied in their cute exteriors. Their bodies are growing and so are their minds, but deep within we can see a soul that is wise beyond appearances. You are looking at someone with lifetimes of experiences and awareness hidden underneath.kids4

2. Respect your Kids: When we begin to see our children and ourselves as divine beings of spirit rather than just material or physical objects, respect for ourselves and for others including our kids is quite automatic. Self-respecting parents would respect their children and their children would grow up into self-respecting adults. In contrast, parents who have not learnt the values of self-love and self-respect treat kids as their possessions and might turn abusive verbally or physically with kids. Kids are small and vulnerable and if anything, this should ideally inspire kindness and care, not control and domination. They are our equals in every way.kids2

3. Let them Know Themselves: Traditional schooling and parenting were based on materialism and therefore focused on gaining understanding about physical processes and worldly life alone. Modern schooling and parenting is based on spiritual realization and need to focus on first and foremost an awareness of who we are deep within. We are beginning to understand what are we doing in this world and how we can interact with reality and literally manifest a reality through our choices. We need to allow children to question reality and understand their own choices at any point instead of merely telling them what to do. kids3

4. Allow Truthful Expression: Society has focused on being outwardly polite and two-faced for much too long. We taught our kids manners and not real love. We learnt that it is necessary to pretend to like someone, to engage in ‘small talk’ and greetings when we see others just for the sake of it, and to socialize at the expense of self-awareness. Today we see through the falseness of these facades when we see people gossip behind the backs of the very people they greet sweetly. Will it not be a better world if people allowed love and kindness to emerge honestly from the depth of each heart and soul? This begins with allowing kids to choose whether they want to interact with others, choose with whom they really want to talk to and what they wish to express rather than making them pretentious. kids6

5. Let Them Choose How to Be: Much too early in life parent’s have this urge of thinking about what the child would ‘turn out to be’ when they grow up. In truth, we never stop growing up mentally. We are always learning and changing our outward forms. Our fashion sense, our career choices, our relationships, our interests and hobbies…all are changeable and unlimited at any point. Let kids learn that how they are and what they do as kids or adults at any time is completely dependent on them, instead of imposing structured ways of limited thinking. When we let go of our expectations regarding their career, their lifestyle, their hobbies or anything else, we can allow a natural blossoming of their potentialities.kids5.jpg

6. Trust and Love Unconditionally: A lot of parenting has been fear based. We tried to protect our little ones from running into trouble, with the world, with evil, with authorities, with the systems around us…Our own fears constantly projected upon our children stifled their trusting spirit. We forgot that all of reality is TOTALLY and completely our creation. All we need to do it understand and remember the rules that we have placed in our own world through our own choices. We have created each system and each path in our world in order to navigate it more comfortably. Instead of fighting and feeling angry or frustrated, we need to remember that the ultimate creator is within us all, including our kids. kids1

7. Let Intuition Be The Guide: As parents and teachers of the younger generation the temptation of being the master and ultimate guide is quite strong at times. Yet, the real parent and teacher is one who allows the child’s own inner guidance to emerge naturally and meditatively. They are living, learning, choosing, creating this world constantly. To flow with intuition is to recognize the creator within and allow this inner creative power to take over and manifest our best. When the inner creative spirit guides our choices we know that somehow all will align with the highest good.kids7swatiprakash  Swati Prakash is a spiritual author and can be followed on www.amazon.com/author/swatiprakash

Five Ways to Heal the Inner Child

We were born as natural and honest as can be, yet adults around us, including our parents, teachers, and society, imprinted their beliefs upon our our minds both knowingly and unknowingly. We learnt many things that we now need to unlearn. We repressed our real self and became angry, unhappy adults as a result. The inner child still stayed within us… we carry it everywhere…its a part of our subconscious that still awaits healing.

Here are some tips to heal our inner child. Note that not only would you improve your relationship with yourself but also with your own children and with children around too once you practice these suggestions.

  1. Let Her Be: As adults we sometimes impose our rigid rules upon our children. We ask them to be polite, to focus on manners, to sit and listen, to obey orders, to dress to conform, to behave like adults…even if it is actually better for them to play, to explore,to be unruly and to express themselves authentically – to actually be child-like at that point. When we impose rigid rules all the time on kids, it indicates that our own inner child is being equally caged and constricted by us. We have started living a false life based on rules defined by society instead of following our heart. In truth we need to set ourselves free. Not all rules are ‘bad’ and we do need to guide our kids and our ‘inner child’ as responsible parents. Yet, to be overly focused on outer rules and norms is terrible and kills the inner-child’s need to learn through their own inner reasoning. Let our children Be, the way they are meant to be…to be kids and not little adults. And let our inner child Be too!kid-1241817_960_720.jpg
  2. Unconditional Love: When we are afraid of holding and cuddling our kids…and give them a bit of love only when they do something as per our conditions, it gives their subconscious mind a message that they are not really loved. True love is unconditional. Our children …just like animals…are naturally loving. They are here to remind us that we need to be unconditional and love ourselves truly. Do we really believe that we are worthy of our own love? Do we think we will be lovable if we are richer, more beautiful, more famous, more  successful….more of anything that the world makes us believe in? Do we seek happiness by following examples thrown at us from every media, advertising and marketing to become mere consumers …always looking for something new that will make us feel better about ourselves? Or are we supposed to look within and love our inner self which is beyond materialism? Give yourself a big divine hug. And your children too…just like that!mom-1006328_960_720
  3. Let Her Make Mistakes: How often do we scold our kids when they make a slip while trying to handle more than they could? Or, be overprotective so as to prevent them from learning through mistakes. Similarly…how often do we criticize ourselves when we are unable to meet anyone’s expectations? We feel the need to be perfect…to not err and fall…Yet, that is the way kids learn…by trying, failing and trying again. This is an important message kids give to all of us who are trying. Let there be no struggle in your trying. Do not let your inner adult scold you each time you fall or worry about falling. Keep doing your best joyfully without obsessing about what others are thinking. It is not about who is observing you or judging you. Its about being sincere and having fun in life – at the same time. Its possible!toy-1168894_960_720
  4. Follow Intuition not Rigid Routines: As children we are born with some natural gifts. Mother nature is our real mother who has always given us what we need. Our childhood instincts are to cry when we need feeding because it is necessary for our survival. We sleep when we want to and wake up when we feel like as a child instead of following the zonal clocks, because our inner time system is more important. We eat when we feel like and do not eat when we need not to eat…because that is the right thing to do. Yet as adults we forget to follow our own natural instincts. These instincts are in-fact aligned with our intuition guiding us from within. Something in us knows what we need at any point. As adults it is necessary to not become too artificial in our ‘routines’ and to remain spontaneous for the sake of our own health and happiness.  We fall ill and suffer whenever we go out of touch with our inner self. Our kids and our inner child need us to be intuitive now.sleep
  5. The World is a Reflection: Kids are playful and focused on having fun instead of worrying about the world. Yet, in the process of ‘growing them up’ we teach our kids to regard the world as fixed and central to our existence. We wrongly program our own inner child too…that life is full of challenges, problems are inevitable, the world is full of evil…we need to accept things ‘as they are’ and we need to compete and stay ahead of ‘others’ to get what we want. For our inner child, the world is just a playground…everything comes to the child magically…someone always gives them all they need…they attract what they want. Yet our adult self reduces them to nothing and makes the world more important. In truth the world is a reflection. magical kids.jpgA healthy inner-child would know that:
    • The world is not a ‘bad’ place full of problems and threats
    • People and things that we encounter are connected back to our mind
    • It’s not about what others think of you or expect of you
    • Mistakes are okay as long as we keep doing what we love
    • Love yourself and others, be authentic not opportunistic
    • The world is a playground and we are just experiencing it joyfully
    • The world is magickal – a mere reflection of the inner world
    • Be natural, be intuitive, be self guided, create your own rules with love
    • Enjoy! Life is wonderful!swatiprakash

      Swati Prakash is a spiritual author and can be followed on www.amazon.com/author/swatiprakash

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