SOUL BLOSSOMS – AN INITIATIVE
LOVE – PEACE – JOY – LIGHT – GRATITUDE
Taking values to every child
Each child is unique and filled with hidden treasures. It is our duty to make them understand through positive affirmations that they have to ‘turn within’ to dig out the treasure and share it with the world.
We are the inhabitants of the world that has witnessed the greatest world leaders and role models. If the RELIGION OF LOVE has to be established in the world today, the hearts of the future generations should be filled with values like sacrifice, love, truth, right conduct, peace, etc.
By the grace of the Lord, a few of us have determined to take these most precious values, to the future generations in this highly competitive world. We have chalked out a basic framework, but to preach values we must have the willingness to practise the same, and do it unconditionally.
Here are some general guidelines, just for you to get an idea. Please note that apart from the stories, games and inspiring videos shared in this blog, you can use material from any authentic source that can impart moral values. The Sky is The Limit.
‘A VALUE A DAY MAKES THE CHILD VIRTUOUS’
1. LIGHTING THE LAMP OF LOVE:
Light a Lamp or Candle and ask the children to focus their minds on the Light of Love and and sing and pray for the entire Universe.
WE ARE IN THE LIGHT; THE LIGHT IS IN US; WE ARE THE LIGHT [3x]
2. SILENT SITTING:
We can ask them to breathe in while saying “GOD” within their minds and to breathe out while saying, “AM I”.
Guided visualization can be done through Light meditation for older children. In the case of younger children, it can be done by taking them on an imaginary tour according to the age group.
3. STORIES BASED ON VALUES
Moral and Inspirational stories are to be selected according to the age group. Following up with a role play or discussion would enable them to absorb the values. Stories with visual aids are very inspiring. Be aware that a child can imbibe values from any part of the story.
4. GROUP ACTIVITIES
Value Games filled with laughter, fun and enthusiasm will teach them the value of being happy for others’ success. Spiritual picnics can be organised to bring the children together and a noble act can be the main activity sandwiched between value games etc. Through creativity we can integrate values into any type of game.
5. GROUP SINGING
It can be made very interesting with value songs, national integration songs, etc. The songs should be universal and beyond religion.
6. WE ARE ONE
All children hold hands and say together “WE ARE ONE” 11 times,
and ‘PEACE- PEACE -PEACE’ song can be sung at the end of the class as a wishing prayer
We cannot be mere spectators to what is happening around us. Not Anymore.
ARISE, AWAKE AND STOP NOT TILL WE REACH THE ANCIENT VALUES TO EVERY LITTLE HEART IN THIS WORLD.
YOU can make a difference in the lives of young souls. Your age, background or profession does not matter. If you have a strong feeling to lay a glorious path for the budding generation, take the baton and start right away. Choose any child or school in your area and spend just an hour or 2 per week. C’mon let us start this Character building right away. No need for any sponsorship or franchise. Just take the plunge and when you experience the love of children you will want to continue for ever and ever.
Let us all be a part of this soul uplifting mission for, ‘THE SOUL THAT UPLIFTS ITSELF UPLIFTS THE WORLD’.