Nature provides us with wisdom if we are open and present enough to hear it speak to us. This is something indigenous tribes have known for centuries. Unfortunately, it is hard to connect with nature on a deep vibrational level if we are disconnected from our authentic nature and ourselves.
So how can we reclaim our innate ability to connect with and live in alignment with nature?
There are many ways to recoup that innate wisdom within us, though they all contain the same components—stopping, looking inside, and listening to what is being offered. Unfortunately, many of us were taught to follow external direction—another person’s agenda. You can see the results of this everywhere, but it is especially obvious in education. Students have lost their curiosity— the natural driving force of education. Many have also lost a passion to learn and a passion for mastery. They only are interested in what is needed to pass a test and get a good grade. This is not the point of education.
So how can we resolve this condition in our children, our communities, and ourselves? I think the answer is: Play!
Take the focus off getting the right answer or being right—even in our discussions and arguments. Instead look for what wants to be born. I recently encountered a situation that was going down what I thought was the wrong road. No matter how hard I tried, it wasn’t going the direction I thought is should. Finally I let go of my agenda. (Step One: I stopped.) Then I looked inside for the beliefs that were coloring my visions. (Step Two: I went inward, and Step Three: I listened.) Then the magic began to happen!
Since I had stopped, looked inside, and listened, I was able to see what the Universe was trying to accomplish and the truth was it was what I REALLY wanted to happen—not the second-rate version I was trying to implement.
So how can you as a teacher or a parent implement or bring about this kind of change? Is there a simple technique or activity you could do in the classroom or home?
If you go to the ICWIB website, which is ICreateWhatIBelieve.com and then at the top of the page hit the button that says EXPLORE that will take you to a page where you can play with and explore some of the ICWIB art activities and videos for FREE.
When you are exploring the activities, I would like to suggest you play with direct you Activity number 8-What Do You See? This activity is a great way to slow down, go inward, increase observational skills and in the process reconnect deeply with yourself or a child. It is also a great bonding tool, because it puts everyone on a level playing field.