September 11, 2018
Audra A. Russell
When kids talk, we should listen. Especially if it's about God, Angels, and the spirit world.
I will never forget the conversation we overheard one morning as Michaela and her little brother, Brasher, looked out the window into the sky.
"God is all around us," said Michaela, then 7 yrs old.
"NO, God is up there beyond those clouds!" said her little brother emphatically as they stood at the window looking out far beyond the clouds.
They went back and forth with this for a moment and then the expanded the details.
Little brother, age 4, explained to sister:
"God opens those clouds. The Angels sit next to Him. He reaches down, along with the Angels, and they scoop everyone up off the road and take them up there. I know, I saw it."
"He can reach through the walls of houses and knows no boundaries," he explained.
Sometimes the best thing we can do is listen. And learn. From Kids.
Our logical world and brains try to dominate our right brain world of creativity and imagination.
Their expanded perception is like a bright light into the grown up world of logic and lists.
We wanted to hear more.
"If we want to influence society and the future of the world, we're going to have to upgrade our conversation with our young people." -Elly Molina in See Beyond Magazine (see below).
AND ALL THE ANGELS
Later that morning, after hearing about God and all the Angels picking everyone up off the ground who had died, we realized t was the anniversary of 9/11.
Remembering the 343 firefighters, 60 police officers, 8 paramedics, 246 individuals on the flights, and 2606 individuals who went to work that morning.
See beyond the clouds.
More reading on children and Imagination & Creativity:
The following articles (September 2017 issue) of See Beyond Magazine:
'Unclutter Your Mind! What's Underneath? by Penney Peirce
'From Talk to Triumph' by Elly Molina
What in the World is Going On?
January 1, 2019
The Things We Overhear from Kids.
When Young Kids Send BIG Messages
June 9, 2017
A MUSICIAN: Guitarist (Jimmy Buffett's), Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Legend.
June 6, 2017
A U.S. Army General who should inspire all of us.
June 2, 2017
Doctors, Nurses, Midwives...Changing Lives in the World.
May 2, 2017
He Has a Patent on Titanium.
December 30, 2016
A DRUMMER. Justin Bieber's.
December 16, 2016
A PROFESSOR. AND A CONGRESSMAN?!
November 14, 2016
WATER. What's In It?
November 2, 2016
NGO/U.S. Military relationship