This is a 10-minute streamline writing, you can check out what that is about here.
I want children to have a rich, colorful inner life where dreams come true and the world is their oyster. A place where they can paint whatever picture they’d like because they can SEE where they want to go.
These gadgets with their artificial stimuli severely restrict and put a cap on how far a child, a human being for that matter, can go. These modern-day video games have a scoring system all their own. How many people did you shoot? How many women did you violate? How many towns did you bomb? How many countries did you conquer to get where you are?
This mindset is stifled and sad and cuts a child and a person off from what is real and how the world really does work and from looking around them. Their eyes are too glazed over to see the beauty of what lies right in front of them. The bird with its soft feathers and beak. The chubby baby so innocent and pure. The lettuce coming up out of the soil to greet the sun. This childhood of imagination is one to cherish and the longer each child gets to hang on to theirs, the luckier they will be.
What happens when gadgets are on day and night? T.V., computers, cell phones, and now watches with touch screens? The animal mind is designed to go to that which is most exciting. In nature it might be the tiger prowling its prey. In the modern world it is the ding-ding of a text or the yellow letter popping up in your email inbox. Yes, these are new and tickle the senses to react, but they are mental distractions from a mind gone awry.
Video games are on a level of their own. A playing field that is solely out to capture the mind with all it has. In this world the player plays to win and the maker of the game wins. They profit with money. The player does not profit. They suffer with years of dull desire aching in their bones for what is real and soft and furry and cannot be theirs unless they put down the remote control and just BE.
Just look around and see what there is to see. Maybe it is nothing because they have for too many years created nothing but a score. But all they have to do is open the door, step outside, and see a whole bright and beautiful world at their resource. A world of splendor and delight. A world of vast possibility. A world with no limits and no points. Make a fire, boil some tea, smell the earth, listen to the birds. All of this will bring any child, any adult, back into his or her senses. It’s called Immersion where you immerse oneself in the God-Given senses and bring forward the natural awareness and keen exploration of the human spirit.
It is just a matter of opening the door.
Soul collage, like the one I did at the top of the page is a way to process and express feelings you have inside like anger, happiness, fear, worries, grief, uncertainty, joy, hopes, or love. You do it by looking through magazines and cutting out any pictures that catch your eye and then you piece them together in whatever way feels right on your card ✨