CREATING A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
Booklet and CD, Julie Redstone
Many parents are uncertain about how to include their children in their spiritual life in a way that can share the joy of learning about God's sacred reality. This is particularly important at this time of expanding light since it creates an anchorpoint for children which they can relate to as they grow. This book offers a frame of reference and foundation for sharing a spiritual practice with children. It is a starting point for a creative and intuitive process that can enable parents to shape the spiritual life of their families in a way inspired by their own soul's deepest yearnings as well as by the needs of their children.
The practices described in this book fall into the following categories:
Practices in Natural Settings
Creating an Altar-time With Children
Family Discussions as Sacred Events
Morning and Evening Prayers
Here is an excerpt from the section on "Creating an Altar-time With Children."
"Creating an altar-time with children is a central-axis of what a spiritual life within families can be about. For some children, an altar-time will seem entirely natural and they will flow toward it and through it with an intuitive understanding of what it is for and will experience joy in participating in it. For others, the meaning of 'altar-time' must be taught, as there is not a familiarity within everyday consciousness with its purpose.
For both adults and children, an 'altar-time' is a time to separate from the more practical concerns of the day and to turn toward God from the place of the heart and soul that seeks to hold all of life in the greater light of God. Children may not understand all of what this means, but they will understand the importance of this special time if parents treat it as important and if it becomes a practice that is held in a regular way."
The CD which accompanies this book contains five recorded spiritual practices from the Calendar of Light which are intended to help parents further their own spiritual development as well as that of their family. To order "Creating a Spiritual Practice Within Families," please visit the Light Omega Bookshop.
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