Last evening, I gave an enlightened parenting talk on the topic of grounding children of this era from spiritual knowledge of Vedic tradition. There were about 23 parents and 19 teachers who attended this sharing, many of them received so many clicks about parenting especially from Questions & Answers session. Since millions of parents out there in the world had missed this session, so I decided that perhaps sharing it in writing would be another way to give access to this knowledge for humanity.
First fundamental truth – children represent intense life energy, that is why it is such a joy being with them. The role of parents is to hold a space for their children to harness this energy and channel it to creativity and positive life-affirmative experiences such that it leads them to self-discovery of their passion and life purpose. When a child discovers his or her passion, so much enthusiasm and creativity will simply flow out of their being.
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Two weeks ago, one of my students shared with me that she had two bouts of food poisoning within a month while she was on business trip. She suffered chronic pain in the abdomen and was beginning to worry that something could be seriously wrong with her digestive system. In fact, she was known to have an iron gut, but this episode really created doubt in her health. While chatting with her, an idea to design a yoga module which focuses on building a strong digestive system came into my inner space. Within a few days, everything fell in place beautifully in terms of researching for the content for purification and strengthening of the digestive system. The first lesson happened last Tuesday which went very well.
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Since January 2015, I have been soaking in the profound sacred knowledge of Upanishads (literally means sitting at the feet of master), which is the highest truth about consciousness through the daily satsang of Paramahamsa Nithyananda (fondly known as Swamiji). Many powerful truths were revealed about consciousness (Eesha).
In the first verse of Ishavasya Upanishad, it declares:
Eeshaavaasyamidham Sarvam Yathkincha Jagathyaam Jagath – meaning “Everything is Consciousness, the whole thing is filled with consciousness and intelligence”.
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