Hi Dave and other Emeralds,
I’d like to comment on responses, and hurting peoples feelings.
I now work with pre-school children in a ‘kindy’ (kindergarten) on a part-time basis, mostly 4 – 5 year olds. This came about because God, the Light and the Guides pushed me in that direction this year. But how that came about I’ll save for another day.
We were taught a lot of theory at college and now I’m putting it into practice. One of the biggest things being how you interact and talk with children. How you respond to them is massively important. One word or sentence out of place can literally destroy their day. They are all unique and different individuals who are just starting to grow into who they are, with so much to offer the world. I have learnt to be that empty vessel with them because they need that Light to shine on them. It doesn’t matter how I feel, I have to be the best that I can be with them all the time. Some of them have very difficult home lives, but for a few hours each day it is my job, along with other staff, to help them shine and feel important in what they do and hope to achieve.
Now this makes me think that I should be able to do this with adults too. To offer that smile, like Dave said in his recent Teaching, and to be the best that I can be for those people who wish to interact with me. Sometimes life doesn’t always work out how you think it should, and sometimes people don’t always return that smile, but it doesn’t mean we should stop smiling or stop trying.
I don’t think I put it as eloquently as Dave but I hope you know where I’m coming from.
Jon Gauntlett – Emerald Heart Practitioner