Educating in the New Age

Prime Functions of the Educator in the New Age

According to D. Rozman, "Meditating with Children, page 10, originally taken from "Education in the New Age" by Lucis Trust, the prime functions of the educator in the new age are as follows:

  1. To train children's brains to respond intelligently to sensory impressions.

  2. To train the mind:

    1. to deal intelligently with information relayed by the brain

    2. to develop creative and imaginative thinking in response ot physical impulses, emotional reactions, and the mental world of the environment

    3. to hear promptings of the heart and unfold the spiritual self so it may emerge through meditation and contemplation of life and nature

  3. The educator must be able to get inside the world of the child and help the child get inside the inner world of others. We must do this with awareness of the heart.

Celestine Prophecy Wisdom on Assisting Children to Become Whole Adults

Based on the 8th Insight: Interpersonal Ethic

We must uplift every person that comes into our lives to the best of our ability. "With children it is extremely important to their early security and growth." p. xvii (see reference bottom of page).

  • Be there for them.

  • Treat these little people as spiritual beings with their own destinies to fulfill.

  • Give them respect.

  • Acknowledge that children have rights: to know the truth, to be cared for, to be taught how to be an adult

  • Insist on certain behavior that is for their best interst, health, and safety.

  • Set clear boundaries while they are under your supervision.

  • Be clear where you stand on issues.

  • Be open to their individual needs.

  • Share your own spiritual process as much as is appropriate to their age level (parenting only).

  • Give explanations of choices you are currently making, as appropriate to their maturity level.

  • Be willing to learn from them.

  • Discuss family issues or problems. Keeping troubles to yourself denies your child the truth of what's going on and any wisdom you have on the subject (parents only).

  • Give children meaningful roles and chores in running the household (and/or classroom. Ie- picking up the floor, watering plants).

  • Don't be too quick to rescue. Children are more capable than given credit for. Let them learn from their mistakes. Don't be critical. Ask what happened, what they felt about it or learned, and what they would do differently next time.

  • Remember that people move ahead to new levels only in a supportive environment.

  • Be open to a child's point-of-view.

  • Be a good listener.

  • Encourage a sense of humor in children that is not based on ridicule of others.

  • Give specific praise and encouragement often.

  • Don't forget children may be mirroring your issues. Be willing to notice how their behavior may be telling you something about yourself.

  • The most important thing you can do to support children are to listen to them, take them seriously, and acknowledge their personal worth.

Information from Redfield, J. & Adrienne, C. (1995). "The Celestine Prophecy: An Experiential Guide", NY: Warner Books, pp. 227-230.

If you want more info on the Celestine Prophecy, please see this outstanding summary of the 9 Insights on an external site.

At the class on Spiritual Giftedness, presented by Michael Piechowski, he was asked, "What do you recommend for teachers for identifying students with this potential for sipiritual giftedness or dealing with students who are spiritually gifted?"

He answered that we should offer acceptance and respect and definitely not make fun of it. That seems so obvious..

Please see the section on Teaching Indigos. Indigos are the new energy children and it is said that 90% or more of all school age children today are Indigos.