Empowering children with Tip No 1 is the first in a series of articles I am planning to write. I will give some tips on how I believe we are able to do so. The present generation of children have the mammoth task ahead of them of ridding the planet of the mountain of pollution which the past, and present generations have created.
Our generation is the first to have left the planet in a far worse state of pollution and toxicity than any previously. We are like ostriches with our heads in the sand, unable to see or acknowledge our part in this horrific situation. The baby boomer generation remembers a past that was not so comfortable; of never having more than was needed, and often less; when life was slower with time to enjoy family and community.
There was no world travel, or overseas holidays just for pleasure. The present lifestyle could not have been imagined. Their children cannot imagine a such a life, without all the modern appliances and luxuries accepted as ‘normal’. I would hazard to say, perhaps in the full scheme of life on earth, it is possibly not ‘normal’ at all, but a confidence trick by big business to line their pockets with money, the majority of people have not yet earned!
With this expectation of a life of ease and comfort for the majority, how is the degradation of planet Earth to be reversed? The present generation in power are reluctant to make changes. This is evident by the lack of will on the part of most governments to make hard decisions about the national debt because it may not be politically favourable to the ruling party; and always it is the ruling party who has to make the changes, hence the stalemate.
We are seeing the effects of pollution and toxicity in the health of our children and grand children, as well as every section of our present society. The percentage of people affected by ill health is far in excess of the previous generations. Perhaps the past generations did not live as long, however they lived life well, fully active and involved in family life; without the prospect of a life lived in disabling ill health, without quality or joy.
Tip No 1
Believe in the unlimited potential and infinite possibilities inherent in each one of us. Inherent means it is something we are born with – it does not have to be earned or granted by an outside experience.
The very young child knows it is possible to do all things, and is potentially at the most empowered time of their whole life. They are eager to explore, and experience the environment of their world. Unfortunately, this is soon diminished, and in some cased extinguished entirely within the first seven years of their life, by the fear or abuse of adults around them. So often the messages are, “Don’t do that; stop your whingeing; don’t make me angry; do as I say, not as I do; get good grades because you won’t be successful(implied you will be a failure) if you don’t.
The list is endless of the limiting words children hear; sometimes for the whole of their life. These words go into the subconscious mind, setting up a limiting pattern that is repeated again and again. People who believe in their unlimited potential and infinite possibilities, go for it – achieving their life’s dreams and goals. All people grow up with a ‘knowing‘ within themselves, they are capable of so much more however the majority of people settle for a mundane existence.
How much better it is to create empowered children with the ability to achieve their dreams and goals- not those of others -with compassion, integrity and respect for all.
Empowering children is easy when you know how
It is the great and extremely important task of every adult to foster a child’s willingness to stretch their boundaries when they are very young with encouragement. Letting them know you are there to help and support them, should they need it. It takes time and patience but the rewards are great. The feeling of accomplishment for child and support person is awesome, and very empowering for both.
Through this support we will empower our children to believe whatever they can perceive, they can achieve. Planet Earth needs children coming forward who are not limited in their thinking and are willing to take risks to to restore the health of our only home.
When Empowering Children we Empower Ourselves
It is important to expand our own thinking and not be locked into the ‘average’ or mass produced style of thinking. This is often created without our knowledge, by programs on television and other forms of media. The mass media is backed by the advertising dollar of multinational corporations needing you to think a certain way – mostly ‘needy’ – to keep their dollars rolling in, with products so damaging to ourselves and our environment!
Once we start to question the popular, mass produced thinking and begin to formulate our own individual thoughts, it becomes easier to access the knowledge, wisdom and understanding of the Universal Mind, the invisible web surrounding us in the ether or air around us. This web is a vibrating field of information which is accessible to all, when we no longer listen to the misinformation thrust upon us from mass indoctrination.
It is akin to being tuned into a pure energy field operating on a higher vibration, bringing the information we are seek, empowering us to live to our highest potential. We are all transmitters and receivers by virtue of the energy field within us.
Once we have recognised our potential, we can help our children reach theirs.