We live in a world where the ‘Age of Innocence’ symbolizing the ‘child’, is shrinking. Children are subjected to a range of social experiences and decisions now that has no parallel in our history. How are we to help and encourage ‘our children’ to create in this magical ‘innocent’ space their own true sense of creative fantasy?
The consciousness of childhood is one all adults must strive for. Holding the frequency of ‘innocence’ in the ‘Age of Experience’. (William Blake the English poet sums up these states perfectly in his body of poetry called The Age of Innocence and The Age of Experience) requires surrender to the ‘innocent’ in yourself. As old men become ‘babes again’, (Shakespeare’s play “King Lear”) we become childlike when the world of ‘experience’ has broken us down so many times that we become ‘innocent’ again. Developing an appreciation for children, and their consciousness, enables us to delve deeper into our ability to create ‘innocence’ every day.
List five things every day, you learn from a child. I love and learn from children’s inexhaustible energy. They are pure vortexes of energy. I feel this is because they don’t ‘carry baggage’; children are intuitively truth filled, I feel it is this force that creates with them. As adults we can tap into this magic and peace bringing us all we need to love, from the world of children.
Children are innately connected to their senses, ie. The five primary senses of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. They remind us to relish the senses. The senses are the ‘Doorway’ through which we experience the outside world. Children make ‘sense’ of their world through their bodies. Childrens senses to the great sense determines what we will be thinking and how we feel. Psychologists aptly refer to the sensations as the ‘raw material’ of mental activities.
Children live in the present moment. By connecting to our senses we can begin to create with the energy of innocence, opening the intelligence of our hearts, bringing childlike wonder and joy.
Ask yourself as you observe a child fully engaged in an activity.
“What am I seeing now?”
“What am I touching now?”
“What do I smell now?”
“What am I hearing now?”
“What do I taste now?”
You will begin to develop your own ability to be less critical of yourself. Children teach us not to be so critical of ourselves. As you observe children fully engaged in an activity you begin to sense the subtle changes in your life and you will begin to explore a new peace around you. Open yourself up to new opportunities by observing and partaking in the world of kids. You can sometimes feel abandonment when you re-discover the lost world of ‘innocence’ in the ‘age of experience’.
By allowing this special relationship with yourself develop, you are developing a new relationship with your own “inner child” and what she needs.
Surrender to the world of children is the greatest gift you can ever give yourself because you are the gift and you need to recognize that the gift and yourself are one. You are a child, and we only have to witness many elderly people to see how they have completely surrendered to being ‘babes’ again.
Heart I Love You.