Saturday, December 2, 2017

You are the student, kids are the teachers

You are the student, kids are the teachers

Isn’t it strange that we have children, and we think we are the teacher and they are the student?

Now, with grandchildren I am finally starting to understand and appreciate children. They are the teachers, and we are the students.

We all come into this earthly life with fully functioning bodies that regulate themselves. We come with a brain, knowing, and doing.  We come for a reason and a purpose. Once here, the purpose is in our subconscious and it is hidden from our conscious mind. 

We are innocent, open, and loving. 

Then we are taught how we are to live, act, react, and the prejudices that we are to hold. Yes, what we are taught as children are not always the correct teachings. 

We come open and pure, and we are poisoned by the good intentions of our families who were brought up the same way by their parents. We inherit what our parents inherited from their parents. 

Now, finally, being of grandparent age, I can look at a young child and marvel.  Taking the time, watching, listening, and talking to them I realize all the lessons they have to offer. 

For example kids;
are loving of all people
show their emotions
are open
live in the now
are engaged
keep trying until they accomplish something
know how to get what they want
know how to handle people
know how to obtain the desired reaction
know when to eat and sleep
don’t hold grudges or resentments

Yes, kids know so much that we did not teach them. But, if we watch them closely, they live a better life than most adults. They do not carry prejudices, they do not hold grudges, and they keep going, and keep moving on. 

Yes, kids come to teach adults, come to bring us back to our roots, to who we are, and who we should be. 

Want to live a better life?  Be a kid!

You Have Value

You Have Value

Certain odd moments, and odd comments by people, will prove to you that you have value, far more value than you realized. 

I wrote a newsletter for 10 years and stopped on the 10th anniversary. Unexpectedly, a person I was with, expressed that I had value and how he missed the messages in my newsletter.  WOW.   He missed my messages.  He followed them for ten years. 

There are two lessons here:

  1. Know you have value

2. Express to others their value to you

We go about life doing our jobs and our duties. Yet, we can easily slide into the opinion that it doesn’t matter and no one cares. Yet, they do care, and they rarely tell us so. 

Recently, I met a teacher of many years who told me she started a new school year, and she had a girl with the same last name of a man who was not a model student when he was in her class years ago. She asked the girl her father’s name. Yes, she said, ‘my dad said you were his teacher.’

A few days later the girl appeared with a letter the teacher had written to her father’s parents thirty years earlier expressing displeasure with their son. He had kept the letter and now, by way of his daughter, returned it to the teacher with no note of why he was returning it. 

She waited for him to show up at parent teacher night. He never came. She wondered. Two days before the end of school she looked up and he was in the doorway to her classroom holding a plant. 

He wanted to tell her she was the best teacher he ever had and how much she meant to him. 

In telling me the story she said, ‘that’s why I am a teacher’. Truly, rarely do we have the pleasure of knowing the lives we touch and those we help. 

Use your value and share your value with others. You may not realize how much value you have. But, others do, and they so appreciate you sharing it with them. 

Make sure you tell people how much you value them. 

Everyone has value. Even YOU! 

Guaranteed - Your are going to Die

Guaranteed - You are going to Die

Death is guaranteed. Yet, there is no death. 

Death is simply the transfer from the physical to the non-physical.  You close your eyes in the physical and open them in the non-physical. 

We will die a physical death, and we will continue our non-physical being. We are a non-physical spirit that occupies a physical body for a period of time. 

Why are we ‘born’, and why do we ‘die’? It’s simple: we enter the physical life for the experience and to learn something, or to assist someone else in their learning. When the task is accomplished, we go back to the non-physical. 

We already know we are here for a limited time. While it is said our time of death is determined at our birth, we have no conscious knowledge of it. 

Yet, for some of us, our actions leading up to our death indicate, on some level, we know it. Fortunately, or unfortunately, it’s unconscious, and we are not aware of why we are doing what we are doing in advance. It’s only after the fact, when those left review the action of the deceased, they can see actions that lead up to the death. Some clean up messes, some have long overdue conversations, some visit family. 

Have you ever just known to do something, just did it, and then, looking back, you realized someone was guiding you? I’ll bet you have. I know a number of circumstances where, left to my own devices, it would not have turned out well. Yet, for some unknown reason I did the right thing and avoided a disaster. 

Once, while operating my boat, I suddenly realized we were headed for a shoal (shallow water) and I was able to alter course before I ran aground. Another time, I fell in a rubber raft and someone, somehow guided my hand to support my weight and avoid my falling in the water.  Both times I quickly realized someone was with me, someone was guiding me. 

No, we are not alone. Those who have died, who are now in the non-physical are still connected to us. Yes, they are guiding us as needed. Rarely are we aware of it. Yet, reflect on your life and you’ll be able to see where a loved one who is now in the non-physical was protecting you. 

It should be heartwarming to know they are still with us, and we with them. We too will enter the non-physical and then the veil of secrets and differences will be lifted, and we will better understand. 

Yet, with faith and belief, we can know it now.