DAY 316: Holistic Education – Neha Patel

I am inviting yshutterstock_152541638ou to read this post and ponder on the concepts of a different education for the children of humanity. Chapter 10 in the book Holistic Wellness In The NewAge entitled “Holistic Education ” is written by Neha Patel.

Neha Patel believes that to sow the seeds of positive emotional health in childhood is to reap a harvest of healthy well-balanced adults. With this vision in mind, she created the Little Buddha program for children, which focuses on the psychological, spiritual and emotional enhancement of the child. At a global level she has co-founded the Reform Education for a New World (RENEW) program in order to provide a complete and holistic education system for the children. She is a trainer, counselor and psychologist and the Founder of Sharnam Therapy and Healing Centre for psychological, emotional, spiritual and occupational wellness. She is a trained Arts Based Therapy (ABT) Practitioner. She is a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and has trained in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Play Therapy, Transactional Analysis (TA), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Skills for Adolescents (SFA) and many other techniques and modalities.

Neha Patel created the Little Buddha Program for children. She says:

“How would it be if children are given a chance to live a holistic and balanced life, facing the dramas and traumas of the world and yet completely at peace within?

We invite your children for the ‘Little Buddha’ Program to maximize their potential, be empowered, and to live their lives with awareness, harmony, balance and integrity. Our program aims at the emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being of the child.

Children will experimentally learn, with a lot of fun, to:

  • Understand, express and manage emotions effectively,
  • Break out of limiting ideas, beliefs, thoughts and feelings
  • Make conscious choices
  • Enhance their self – confidence and self-worth and appreciate their uniqueness
  • Weave gratitude, trust, humility, compassion, honesty and respect into the fabric of their life
  • Build their frustration tolerance and become resilient
  • Develop social skills, responsibility and co-operation and a lot more …with the help of many well researched, innovative and creative techniques

This program:

  • Teaches children mindfulness techniques, which help them become aware and conscious of themselves and their surroundings and increases their focusing skills
  • Encourages children to be non-judgmental of others
  • Helps them see others perspectives and points of view
  • Encourages assertiveness, empathizing with others and team work
  • Teaches them to be self-reliant, responsible and taking initiative for self-growth
  • Aims to improve their concentration skills, along with improving memory

So while having a lot of fun, in an easy-going, playful, creative way the children learn innovative concepts and skills for personal growth and to become responsible members of society. They are allowed to express themselves and they feel totally accepted just the way they are.

Through different techniques, activities and sessions coupled with their inner understanding and intelligence the child incorporates all they experience in the program in their way of being.

It is important to note that this is a purely non-religious program. The idea is to inculcate balance while simultaneously living your life in the present day world.”

Would you like your child to learn all that?

How about if all the children of the world were educated in programs like the Little Buddha Program?

Love,

Rucsandra

DAY 315: Parenting in the New Age – Dr. Saloni Singh

shutterstock_172913915Chapter 9 in the book Holistic Wellness In The NewAge entitled “Parenting in the New Age” is written by Dr. Saloni Singh.

Saloni Singh MD became a Life and Parenting Coach to help parents and couples enhance their relationship with each other and their children and bring joy and harmony in their families. www.salonisingh.com

“Our kids require us most to love and accept them for who they are, not to spend our whole time trying to make them into who we think they should be. Also they need our love the most when we feel they deserve it the least. […]

To teach anything to your children, first you need to earn their unshakable trust and faith in everything you do and say. Let your children feel and learn from your attitude that they are important to you, more significant than anything else. Let them know your trust in them is unshakable. And if you think they already know, you are mistaken dear friend.

Many surveys show that children feel unloved or loved conditionally, untrusted and insignificant in the modern age because they feel work, money, status, society, even the laptop and phone calls are more important to their parents than them. […]

Bring the qualities in yourself that you want to see in your child. Be the person you want your child to be and feel the magic.”

Powerful! Parenting for the New Age.

Love,

Rucsandra

DAY 314: Spiritual Healing Through Storytelling – Dr. Amit Nagpal

shutterstock_21205978Chapter 8 in the the book Holistic Wellness In The NewAge entitled “Spiritual Healing Through Storytelling” is written by Dr. Amit Nagpal.

Dr. Amit Nagpal is a social media influencer, author, speaker, trainer and coach. His special interest and expertise lie in inspirational storytelling, anecdotes and visual storytelling. www.dramitnagpal.com

Dr. Nagpal teaches his clients to learn how to tell their story so that they can heal their emotional wounds and live free from pain, shame, guilt or anger.

Here’s an excerpt from this chapter:

“How can we use storytelling to heal ourselves of the past and unburden our soul? In my opinion, the process requires the following five steps:

  • Get conscious of your story – The Consciousness
  • Decide to what extent you would want to share – The Content
  • Turn wounds into gifts – The Cure
  • Look at tragedy as if it were comedy – The Comedy
  • Become a witness to your story – The Context

[…]

The Universe designed us for storytelling and story listening. Our hearts connect to stories, our brains are wired for stories and our ears want to listen to stories. We want our stories to be heard because our experiences are stories, our complaints are stories and sometimes the biggest burdens on our soul are our untold stories.”

Telling your story from a place of compassion and love for yourself, without feeling like a victim and having a compassionate listener who knows how to listen fully will bring about lightness of heart and deep healing.

Love,

Rucsandra

DAY 313: The Power of Forgiveness – Water E. Jacobson MD

forgivenessChapter 7 in the the book Holistic Wellness In The NewAge teaches about the power of forgiveness.

Walter E. Jacobson MD, psychiatrist, therapist, spiritual advisor, mastery of life mentor, author and speaker, motivates audiences to break free from self-limiting concepts and negative behaviors getting in the way of their happiness and success. He emphasizes on the power of spiritual techniques and cognitive tools to generate happiness, well-being and material success. He is the author of bestselling book “Forgive to Win”.  www.walterjacobsonmd.com

“Forgiving others is an act of compassion. We know this. Nonetheless, often times we don’t do it. We want those who hurt us to suffer for what they did. By withholding forgiveness we think we are punishing them. We think we are keeping them stuck in a prison of guilt and shame. But the fact is we’re just punishing ourselves.

We’re prolonging our own suffering. We’re withholding from ourselves our own piece of mind. We’re essentially keeping ourselves locked in an emotional prison cell that is of our own making. We victimize ourselves long after having been victimized by our offenders.”

Isn’t that powerful?

Is there someone in your life you have not yet forgiven?

Do it. Forgive them. Free yourself from the burden of un-forgiveness.

Love,

Rucsandra

DAY 312: Ho’oponopono – The Magical Prayer Healing – Rashminder Kaur

shutterstock_146595713Chapter 6 in the the book Holistic Wellness In The NewAge brings us back to something that I love and believe in wholeheartedly: Ho’oponopono.

I wrote about it in the early days of this gratitude project and since then people have asked me about it many times.

The author of this chapter, Rashminder Kaur is a Reiki and EFT teacher and a student of Non Dual Awareness. Living in Ahmedabad, India, she offers healing and counselling services and leads workshops to raise awareness in both the social and spiritual domains. Her volunteer contributions are with nonprofit organizations supporting organic and sustainable living.

Here’s what she says about Ho’oponopono:

“If there is something that transcends all boundaries of culture and creed and unites humanity, is the practice of prayer. Prayer is much more than a religious ritual and its essence; when understood it becomes the very purpose of life itself.

As Rumi says: ‘After all, the purpose of prayer is not to stand and bow all day.The purpose is to poses continuously that fragrant state which appears to you in prayer.’ […]

Ho’oponopono is a prayer healing which has been practiced by the people of Hawaii. […] The meaning of Ho’oponopono in Hawaiian is “mental cleansing”.

The essence of Ho’oponopono is the manifestation of three key aspects of Universal Love. These are:

  • Acceptance
  • Forgiveness
  • Gratitude

Universal love, which forms the very fabric of creation, from which all matter and spirit evolve is embodied by these three attributes of Acceptance, Forgiveness and Gratitude. When we focus on these attributes and integrate them with our full acceptance of responsibility for whatever problem is occurring, we easily manifest the universal love which cleanses faulty patterns from our consciousness and fills us with awareness.

Thus Ho’oponopono is not energy based, but a consciousness based practice; that is why it is devoid of any visual or energetic experience, but brings healing through awareness.”

I love you.

I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

Thank you.

Rucsandra

DAY 311: The Willingness Process – Jane Kirby

willingnessChapter 5 in the the book Holistic Wellness In The NewAge is entitled “The Willingness Process” and it is written by Jane Kirby.

Jane Kirby is a qualified therapist, international trauma counselor and the creator of The Willingness Process modality. She works full time as a counselor, public speaker, master workshop facilitator, author and master trainer of the NewAge Foundation. She lives in Zambia with her husband Chad. www.janekirby.info

“I would love to share with you a personal story about a meeting I had with the Dalai Lama. […] So my question was:

“How does one best help somebody if they are battling with low self-esteem and beating themselves up? What’s the best thing that one can do to be of assistance?” […]

I was lucky enough that  my question got passed forward and the following is the Dalai Lama’s response:

“The first thing that you need to know is that even if Buddha himself came down to assist you with someone, if that person themselves is unwilling to heal, then there is really nothing that can be done to help them.”

She also says that within the truth of His Holiness’ words there was a beautiful dichotomy, which is that the opposite is also completely true:

“When anyone is really willing … then healing can happen and fights can end so rapidly that it can almost spin one’s head.”

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 166: Anger Eclipses The Mind’s Rationality

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I struggled with anger at certain times in my life. Every single time, once the anger was gone, I was left depleted, spent and physically weak.

So I understood in my bones, so to speak, that anger is a destructive force that eats us from the inside out and made a pact with myself to not allow anger to eat away my life force and well-being.

I can still get angry, but I do not stay angry; instead I turn inside, become still and aware and allow anger to wash over me and dissipate.

Anger does not serve me, so I choose to let it go.

From the same article I quoted from yesterday, comes another nugget of clarity and wisdom.

“We should begin by removing the greatest hindrances to compassion: anger and hatred. As we all know, these are extremely powerful emotions and they can overwhelm our entire mind. Nevertheless, they can be controlled. If, however, they are not, these negative emotions will plague us – with no extra effort on their part! – and impede our quest for the happiness of a loving mind.
 
So as a start, it is useful to investigate whether or not anger is of value. Sometimes, when we are discouraged by a difficult situation, anger does seem helpful, appearing to bring with it more energy, confidence and determination.
 
Here, though, we must examine our mental state carefully. While it is true that anger brings extra energy, if we explore the nature of this energy, we discover that it is blind: we cannot be sure whether its result will be positive or negative. This is because anger eclipses the best part of our brain: its rationality. So the energy of anger is almost always unreliable. It can cause an immense amount of destructive, unfortunate behavior. Moreover, if anger increases to the extreme, one becomes like a mad person, acting in ways that are as damaging to oneself as they are to others.
 
It is possible, however, to develop an equally forceful but far more controlled energy with which to handle difficult situations.
 
This controlled energy comes not only from a compassionate attitude, but also from reason and patience. These are the most powerful antidotes to anger. Unfortunately, many people misjudge these qualities as signs of weakness. I believe the opposite to be true: that they are the true signs of inner strength. Compassion is by nature gentle, peaceful and soft, but it is very powerful. It is those who easily lose their patience who are insecure and unstable. Thus, to me, the arousal of anger is a direct sign of weakness.”  – excerpt from Compassion and the Individual by Tenzin Gyatso, The Fourteenth Dalai Lama.

Love,

Rucsandra