A Vision for A Gathering of Children
Today’s profound Vision has generated more responses than any other Vision we’ve shared with you. It comes to you from Barbara Clugh and she writes: “This is our vision for a school K-12 that we are opening in 2011 called A Gathering of Children. We envision many schools around the world just like this opening up now!”
Thank you, Barbara! We align with your beautiful Vision, and here it is:
We see students connecting with students from around the world to learn about their cultures, to become lifelong friends, and to collaboratively create projects that promote world peace and a healthy environment. We see students understanding and appreciating all cultures and all religions. We see students developing their understanding of their place in the world. We see students learning how to connect with their life’s purpose.
We see students connecting with Spirit throughout all of their learning and development activities, especially using nature, ceremonies and natural living. We see the Indigo and Crystal children teaching others, including adults. We see autistic children helping others learn how to connect with Spirit.
We see children developing their emotional intelligence (self-awareness, self-management, relationship management and social awareness) and spiritual intelligence (compassion, humility, meaning and purpose in life, and celebration of diversity) as intellectual intelligence (math, science, reading, and writing).
We see students using the whole brain to learn: math is learned using music and rhythm; science is learned through movement and art, history is learned through theater arts. We see students being taught music, art, and drama with as much emphasis as any other subject. We see students using play as a viable and effective form of learning. We see students learning compassion, tolerance, love and peace in a community setting where everyone has a voice in daily operations. We see students gaining their confidence and self-worth through community living and learning.
We see students learning holistic healing such as Reiki and doing it whenever it is needed in the community. We see students understanding the value of meditation and they do it every day at school. And we see students understanding and enjoying organic gardening and cooking.
“The methods of handling others could be assigned to three general categories. The highest category would be one of enhancement, where the individual seeks by example and good reasoning to lift the level of those around him to the point where they will partake of the projects of living with him.”
“Challenges can be stepping stones or stumbling blocks. It’s just a matter of how you view them.”
An Unknown Author
Your action for today is to change your perspective on a challenge you are facing and see if you can view it as an opportunity instead.