Life lesson initiations that bring you closer to source, all that is and the realization that all is self and the true GNOing of self are not always so easy. For those of us who have woken up to some truths that our peers have not, the next level up is to be able to move and groove within the collective while keeping your vibrations balanced. This can be challenging when you are an unschooling, non vaccinating, raw vegan, minimalist, building a home in a vehicle! Those of us going outside the normal of society have the challenge of learning to mingle within society without being tempted to go back to old habits, putting in a fake mask, abandoning self, or judging self or others. We are the outliers changing the world and it is no easy task that we signed up for. Those who say it is are faking. For me, family situations in general are just pretty triggering! To level up, being the watcher of self is the only way through. I'm in it! 🤨🙄😲😢😂🤣.
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Ada anak kecil yang minta belajar menulis huruf.
Sambil menulis, dia menyebut berulang kali hurufnya.
Dulu seorang teman pernah mengajak Mirai untuk les baca tulis di tempat les yang terkenal itu (Ga usah sebut merk). Saya tolak dengan alasan anak saya masih kecil dan saya maunya dia yang minta sendiri belajarnya.
Ada yang ga percaya bahwa anak akan belajar baca tulis secara alamiah. Bahwa ini proses yang harus disengajakan di kursus. "Kalo nunggu bocahnya sendiri yang minta, mau nunggu sampe kapan?" Ceunah.
Iya sist, saya menunggu kurleb 2 tahun sampai 2 hari lalu ni bocah tertarik kegiatan menulis huruf. Lama kan?
Main tracing line juga cuma 1-2x beberapa bulan lalu, abis itu ga pernah beli2 activity book begituan. Emang anaknya belum tertarik, ngajakinnya main sepeda mulu.
Mirai sudah bisa menulis beberapa abjad, random dan kadang2 bentuknya kayak tulisan rusia (Kebolak balik🤣), sekarang dia minta belajar dari Abjad paling pertama supaya dia tahu abjad mana yang dia belum bisa.
#unschooling itu tantangannya cuma 1 : Ketidaksabaran orangtua 😂😂 karena ngikutin ritme anak kan ga jelas kapan bisanya.
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see" - Henry David Thoreau
We love exploring and learning in nature! It's definitely the best classroom there is!
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#hereisourhomeschool challenge: history. Hoooboy, history. Probably the most contentious subject out there. Not only is there the whole thing about most history texts being a bit (or a lot) boring, and the 'victor writes history' bias, but after wading through all that as atheists we end up with another hurdle: finding a curriculum that isn't Christian-biased, or worse, young Earth creation.
The homeschool world is still, unfortunately, dominated by faith-based curriculum. I have a few problems with this. First, why would I pay for something I have to redact and run obstacle course around to avoid "facts" that range from dubious to proven falsehoods. Second, if they're willing to change history to suit their beliefs, what else are they willing to change? And third, I just don't want to give these people my money.
While staying in Grand Rapids we wanted to dunk our feet into our 3rd Great Lake, Lake Michigan. We had visited Lake Ontario and Lake Erie a few years back.⠀
Our campground recommended the dunes at Saugatuck Dunes State park. Now normally I research before we go but we have done many dune parks so I skipped prep for this one....Oops! That was a mistake! It is a 2/3 mile hike from the parking lot to the beach, which we were not really prepared for LOL in our crocs. Thankfully it was an easy hike, up a wide dirt path until you get close to the end where it becomes sandy.⠀
There are pit toilets at the beginning of the trail and just before you arrive at the beach. The beach is a small narrow strip that had a lot of visitors crowding it. We walked further down the shore to an open spot and staked our claim. This is a dog friendly beach and they are required to be on a leash at all times.⠀
The water was warm enough for the kids to swim in which was a nice surprise and even @theroamingcorgi got in on the action.⠀
It is $9 per car to enter or if you plan to spend time in other Michigan state parks you can purchase the annual passport for $32
Mr 7 and Mr 8 are loving this today!!!! @spedadulting has created the cutest stuff ever on her TPT! The next dollar up is such an easy activity. You can use mini erasers or if you laminate them, you could use clothespins. Too cute!!
Медленно и плавно возвращаемся в наш домашний ритм после путешествия. Сегодня ходили за каштанами и букетом для осеннего столика. Каштаны ещё не совсем созрели, только начали падать, поэтому улов был маленький и их пришлось добывать дубинкой😄
Как же хорошо дома 🏠
Getting ready for our “Tops and Bottoms Poetry Teatime Feast” today! The girls are excited to meet Author and Illustrator Janet Stevens tomorrow evening virtually through @readaloudrevival ! #everythinginjoy
Just Tipo hanging out with some of his best friends at a birthday party for the unicorn inside the woods screaming as laud as possible - 'cause why not 🙌
I just love how they copy each other. One of them wanted to sit on the tree, another followed suit and before we knew it all 5 were sitting next to each other screaming ha ha ❤ #wildandfreechildren#tocoolforpreschool
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A few days ago Tipo was standing with a water bottle which he discovered had a small hole where the water could get out, so he started spreading water all over the floor. I were very tired and couldn't really cope with the idea of having to clean everything up... so I almost said no to him. But right before letting the word slip out of my mouth Tipo looked up at me with the biggest smile on his face saying "look mom a sun!". He'd been drawing a perfect circle with the water and was so excited about his own ability and how his little experiment turned out. Had I said no to him, he would have never had that experience. He would instead get the impression that his impulsive thirst for learning and exploring was annoying to me. That's not what I thrive for as a parent. Free play is the most sacred work of the child.
It's all about letting go as parents and letting the children experience and gain knowledge on their own. Every time we teach a child something or tell them no when they want to do something, we take away the child's right to experience and learn things on their own.
I've thought about how to avoid telling my kid no for a long time now. After a nice talk with my friend @bidhimar (seriously go follow him - he's the coolest dad ever and probably Tipo's biggest idol... He's a vegan chef ha ha) on how to avoid saying no, letting the kids explore and instead being present and conscious, Niek and I had a good long talk about it too. We rarely say no already but really want to quite it all together.
So will I ever set boundaries for Tipo? If he is overstepping my personal boundaries or doing something really life threatening - but I will thrive towards letting him know why that is, always. And it will probably not be a "no" per se, but an explanation.
Also, I never had or wanted to use sentences like "because I say so". I'm not his boss and it's often said, because the parent really don't have a proper reason behind telling the kid no in most cases.
It's amazing to see him express himself without limits - like wearing a beautiful skirt on a regular Wednesday, trying to climb the tallest trees and create new and creative water art on the floor ✌ #wildandfree
Forrest + Juniper ❤️❤️ Sunny is the oldest, and she’s the mother hen, Goldie is the youngest of the sisters, and she’s a partner in crime. Then there is Juniper.. she’s half mother hen, half tomboy. She will teach you to catch frogs, take care of farm animals, fix things, and give a good snuggle afterwards. 😂😂❤️❤️❤️ #farmkids
Every week my daughter and I decide on our plans together and we add it to her weekly calendar. It is a plan in the loosest sense though, as in reality we take things one day at a time. Some plans we do, others postponed or simply shelved. I’m learning to be mindful of what we commit to, as I’m all too aware that on the day it simply might not happen. This can be hard, especially when making plans with other people and then feeling like I’m letting them down when time and again we have to reschedule. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It can be hard to explain why on days, like today, we need to slow it right down. Why sometimes what we both need is to rest, eat well, and rest some more. My daughter rarely naps anymore, yet today she took herself up to bed without a word late morning, and fell asleep. With the unexpected quiet, I wandered into the garden for a while just soaking up the last of summer as plants fade and others are beginning to light up like flames with their autumn colours. All the while thinking just how different our days are to pretty much everyone else I know. My intuition tells me that we are doing exactly the right thing. Yet the world around me feels like it’s telling me that we are not doing enough, we are missing out. Sometimes I feel as though we are living in a bubble, one that softens the busyness and expectations of the world around us. Some days it feels like it is exactly what we need. Other days it feels like we are simply not a part of the world out there at all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Repeat after me:⠀
It is with love, joy and ease I forgive...⠀
“We forgive, then, out of self-interest. I forgive you because I want out of my pain. I forgive you so that I can be free of what you did. I see beyond your mistake to the love in you so that I can see beyond the mistake to the love in me—because only then can I have a miracle. The universe will immediately reprogram itself to send us miracles, when we remove the barriers to our willingness to love. Forgiveness is the most powerful key to new beginnings.”⠀
~ Marianne Williamson⠀
The Law of Divine Compensation
Repeat after me:
I choose to experience pleasure and prosperity ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Have you ever considered that pleasure and fun may be your real purpose in life? That maybe being happy is exactly what we're here for.
I want you to play with the idea that pursuing pleasure and following fun is actually the most spiritual thing you can do, it's also the most constructive, creative and well, fun.
Once you embrace and pursue your passions, your desires, your wants and yearnings, all the things that light you up you'll find that everything else actually falls into place.
Once you start asking yourself (and actioning) what would feel good right now you'll find not only are YOU happier and more fulfilled but so are those around you. You become a pleasure to be around, you attract people to you and because you're truly happy and fulfilled you have so much more to offer everyone else.
How do you know your Pleasure is for your higher good AND everyone else’s?
That feeling of deliciousness, that orgasmic feeling, that feeling of being turned on, that's your body telling you what to do, which path to follow.
That's your body telling you that you're present to the moment.
That's your body telling you that you're being true to you.
That's your body telling you a great big YES!
And true Pleasure, that will never lead you astray.
True Pleasure NEVER wants to harm another.
True Pleasure KNOWS that when you are doing what lights you up it gives others permission to do the same.
True Pleasure KNOWS that being turned on leads to creating and living the life of YOUR dreams, and that benefits everyone.
True Pleasure KNOWS that being in this state causes you to bring your gifts to the world from the space of love and being of service becomes, well it becomes a Pleasure.
What will you do today to be in your Pleasure?
What will you do today simply because it feels good?
You’ve probably heard that the two most powerful words are: I Am
For whatever follows those words is what we create, whatever follows these words is your way of aligning with your higher self, who it is you really are, a child of God/Universe/Creator.
We know this already, deep down within us we know that we are more than we pretend to be, we know that we are more powerful than we allow ourselves to be, we know all of this, we’ve simply forgotten that everything we need, want and desire is already within us, already within our reach.
All we need to do is remember.
Remember who we’ve always been.
And so each day is a new opportunity to put this into practice.
You can of course continue with I am...
I prefer this version,
I have always been... I have always been a conduit of love.
I have always been abundant.
I have always been peaceful.
I have always been a money magnet.
I have always been a pleasure-led woman.
Repeat after me:
every man is a golden link in the chain of my good
I’m reading Florence Scovell Shinn and came across this and HAD to share it.
How fabulous is it!
What do you really want?
What do you truly desire?
Do you know?
Do you really know?
Which is your dream and which is what you’ve been told should be your dream?
What lights you up, turns you on?
What do you think should light you up, turn you on?
If you don’t know what you want how can the Universe possibly provide it?
If you don’t know what lights you up, if you don’t know what turns you on how could you be open to receiving it? Or even recognising it?
What we want can also change over time, and that’s ok too.
This is the perfect time to get clear on what you want and desire (just so you know any time is a good time, the only power we have is in the present moment). So I’ll ask you again,
What is it that you truly desire?
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Who inspires you?
Who do you admire?
Sisterhood is about celebrating yourself and feeling safe enough to celebrate and admire other women, knowing it's about collaboration not competition.
Knowing that the love and support you give is equal to the love and support you receive.
Knowing that a collective is so much more powerful than the singular.
So tell me, who inspires YOU?
Or how about three Wild Women...and one wild son! I feel so blessed to be Mama to these amazing, wild-spirited souls. I really do have the best job in the entire world...raising these people. They can do anything their heart desires in this world. They have passions to share and voices that demand to be heard. They are light and dark. They are wild ✨ -
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We turned our regular old evening into something pretty special by eating dinner on the porch, and watching the sunset last night . Sometimes the remedy for them acting CRAY, is just to change it up a bit. They acted like it was the best thing ever! We put some music on, and I was the defender on the table by keeping the farm cats away. 🤣❤️ Yes, there was still some whining from the little ones, but after 10 years of parenting, I’m pretty sure there is no way around that. 🤣🤣❤️❤️🍁🌅🌅
I had already posted this photo before, some of you might have already seen it but I took it off a few days ago because I was never happy the way it was centered, I was still learning how to use Instagram, anyway the anchor had been cut off and to me that was the strong point of the photo, the way she was playing at pulling it up and the sense of effort on her expression.
So here it goes again. 😄
Free play 🌊🏄🏼🐢🐚🌴in west Sumbawa, how I miss being there!