The message of behavioural peculiarities
I think that all beings have a special message and task to fulfil on this planet. Like single threads in a web each one is needed to form a bigger whole. To be able to live in a healthy balance we have to consider this interconnectedness.
Over the last few years I have spoken with many teachers, educators, parents, caregivers, social workers. Everyone who is dealing with children observe an increasing number of children who show behavioural peculiarities. These peculiarities take on different forms and are challenging us. We labelled them to be able to categorize them: autism, dyslexia, gifted/talented children, hyperactivity, etc. However, there is one thing they all have in common: they “disrupt” our existing systems. They don’t work anymore with those children. We try to apply established and familiar methods to “help” the children to fit into the norm again. We try hard to press them back into the mould to become respected and well-functioning members of society – for their own benefit. How else can they be successful in an environment that has set certain rules and expects you to function accordingly!
Well, I personally am convinced that these children took on the huge task to make us see that there are other ways of doing things, other perspectives. By being out of balance and interrupting our well established structures they show us that our existing systems are out of balance and not embracing the diversity of life. If we listen closely and observe carefully we can hear and see their message clearly! Our whole lifestyle is under question – from nutrition to recreation. If our systems were healthy and balanced our methods and various attempts to guide these children back would be more successful. But this time even drugs do not help!
I have a deep respect and admiration for these children who are brave enough to hold up the mirror for us to see. By numbing them with TV programs, recreational programs, school programs, medical programs we are not supporting them, but ignoring the very reason why they are here.
From my experience, these children react immediately to impulses that nurture and acknowledge a reconnection with Nature. Impulses that nurture the soul aspect, the connection to the universal source of life. Aspects of life that balance out the current mind-oriented path of many lives. We have achieved great things with the mind – now we can integrate the neglected soul aspects and live a new healthy synthesis where the energies are balanced.
I think this is the huge chance of this era, culminating in 2012, and these brave children are here to make us aware and guide us. May we listen and observe.