A couple of days ago, it was Friday. On a Friday evening after work my routine has been doing the food shopping, washing the clothes and cleaning my house. I usually take my time with this, but sometimes I rush it or have a level of drive behind it because I just want to get it all done. Although there is a level of care behind my past actions, I realised I had a little bit of a rulebook approach when it came to getting through all my cleaning chores. This really means that even though I may have done things gently, I haven’t been completely listening to my body every Friday evening. Continue reading “Cleaning my House: A Lesson in Trust and Honouring”
by Adrienne Ryan, BEd, Brisbane, Australia
Recently I drew a very full bath and when I got in, the water ended up right at the edge. It was like being in a lake – no visible bath lip, just a pure expanse of water. Then, a funny thing happened: I began to notice the effect I was having on the water and a whole lesson on the nature of energy unfolded right there in my bathtub.
I noticed how the water remained unbroken as I lay still, so much so that it became a perfect reflection of the taps, walls and surroundings.
Stillness = clarity Continue reading “The Nature of Energy: A Bathtub Lesson”
by Amber Goodwin, Merchandiser, Goonellabah, Australia
When I was little I was always freely expressing, I loved to make sounds and tones, and sing. I loved to move my body, music or no music, I loved to play and make things with not a thought on ‘how it would turn out’… my heart had something it was feeling confident to express and I loved this feeling.
However, after a few knocks here and there I began to believe the harsh rules, conditions, expectations and beliefs that were placed on me and I began to squash my own expression so as to not upset anyone else … and in doing so I have held my natural expression back, which has felt crippling for me ever since. Continue reading “Learning About Feeling Confident in my Expression Through heART”
by Rob Skinner, Hastings Point, NSW
Last night I attended a party celebration and what can only be described as a true celebration of the Love and Joy that we are.
The occasion was a masquerade ball organised by Natalie Benhayon, Curtis Benhayon, Michael Benhayon and Emmalee Benhayon, to celebrate the birthdays and lives of these amazing young friends, as well as ALL the guests who attended.
I have been to many functions and parties in my 48 years on this planet, and even organised some pretty flash events myself, but what I attended last night has totally re-defined for me what it is to truly celebrate. Continue reading “The Greatest Party Celebration on Planet Earth”
by Johanna Fredericks, Bachelor of Education, Perth
Last week I listened to a very real and practical interview with Kristy Wood on the home page of the ‘Kids in Connection’ web site. The interview is a personal sharing about connecting with kids that relates to what many teachers and kids are feeling in classrooms and homes today, and the behaviours that result from that.
Listening to the interview I had many ‘ah-ha’ moments about kids’ behaviour and what is going on in society today with children and the way we (as adults) are being with them. Well worth a listen…
The one aspect from the interview that I would like to focus on and share involves a very simple technique that has a quite powerful purpose and outcome. Kristy spoke about the importance of connecting with kids today and how very little children actually feel met and connected to. Continue reading “A Deeper Connection: Connecting with Kids in the Classroom”
by Johanna Fredericks, Bachelor of Education, Perth WA
In preparation for next year, I have recently been going through the interview process to apply for teaching positions and am being interviewed for the advertised appointment pools. In the last couple of weeks I have experienced how powerful my everyday living, and the quality that I bring to the classroom consistently each day, actually is.
I have not only learnt about the power of my everyday living but I have been able to claim another level of love for myself, and the future class that I will work in. I have been completely trusting during this process and open to where I could potentially be employed. Continue reading “The Interview Process and the Power of Everyday Living”