Parents who are on the spiritual path generally have a very special vision for their children: that the children experience the joy of awakening. When this vision becomes clear, parenting then becomes a quest to facilitate this activity for their children. The time may not yet be right for the actual spiritual awakening, but the joy and the success is in facilitating a smoParents who are on the spiritual path generally have a very special vision for their children: that the children experience the joy of awakening. When this vision becomes clear, parenting then becomes a quest to facilitate this activity for their children. The time may not yet be right for the actual spiritual awakening, but the joy and the success is in facilitating a smooth way, not in an expectation of the awakening to take place at a particular time.In order to awaken spiritually, receptivity is required. We cannot will this receptivity into our children or even know its timing or to what extent it is developed. However we can facilitate its development by (1) providing an atmosphere based on spiritual principles in our homes and family life, and (2) striving to keep events from developing that would place barriers in the way of this spiritual receptivity. An atmosphere carefully created with these two important elements in mind provides a valuable guidance system that leads to experiences in daily living that are beautiful to behold and positively affect every facet of life.
This book represents a compilation of articles written by Win and Bill Sweet for a parenting newsletter. For over twenty years, the Sweets have conducted workshops and other activities for parents that have provided that conducive environment for expanding the child's awareness to his true identity, the articles were written for a general public audience; therefore, the spiritual principles and truths underlying the articles are veiled. However, principles stated in everyday language may serve as a bridge between te principles underlying them and their application in daily life. These articles and thatintangible essence that lies beneath them should be of great assistance in establishing that higher consciousness within every child.
Parents on the spiritual path have a special opportunity to provide treasures that are unknown in the unenlightened world for their children. We can take advantage of these insightful articles in the realization that we are living in a spiritual universe. By resisting the temptation to call certain things spiritual and others worldly, we are reminded of the all inclusiveness of everything occurring in our lives and of everyone entering it. With the assistance of this book, the realization comes that we are operating spiritually as we operate in the human scene with enlightenment....more
Not one for writing reviews, but. My mother in-law who is a teacher has heard them speak and bought the book. The more I read the more annoyed I became. Maybe because I am considered an alternative style parent this book is not geared to me. There for it was unhelpful. But any one who wishes to learn more can't hurt from reading this book.
I must comment that I would not have read this book based on the description of the book here and I find the description misleading. The book is not about a child's "spiritual awakening" but rather is about honoring a child's true self so that they also honor themselves and are less susceptible to peer pressure.