627 – Children

Children are little sparks of divinity. It is written in the Upanishads, Bhagwatam and all our scriptures that children have come into our circle due to some mystical past and karmic connection. They are souls on a great pilgrimage, on their way towards attainment of a divine destiny.

Therefore, we must perceive them as such, as souls on their way to divine perfection. And whatever we can do in order to help them on their onward journey, their ascent into divinity, is the need of the hour. In what way can we touch the inner depth of being of this little, beautiful creature that is to be awakened?

Through our affection, through our intuition, and through our vibrations. What can we do? During the early years of the child, parents fill the entire world of the child, so whatever they radiate to him/her that is what he/she receives. Swami Sivananda.

How do we perceive children? Do we look upon them as Swami Sivananda said? Do we consider them a burden? Are we only thinking about ourselves and not them?

The practice of Atmabhava (love for all fellow beings) will enable us to accept children as they are. We all have a child within us and this child will connect with the real child. The laughter and happiness of a child lightens our heart. The innocence of a child is his/her wisdom. Children have love and lightness in their hearts and the practice of creative Yoga can enable them to hold on to these virtues.

A creative color sadhana for children

Close eyes. Sit straight. Breathe in and out normally. Visualize your breath as blue, when you inhale and exhale through the left nostril. Only concentrate on the left nostril. Count mentally to eleven. Now visualize your breath as red, when you inhale and exhale through the right nostril. Only concentrate on the right nostril. Count mentally to eleven. Now visualize your breath as golden going in and out of both nostrils. Count mentally to 27.

This sadhana unblocks the nostrils and balances the left and right hemispheres of the brain. It calms the child and removes any fear or distress from the mind. Also, when you do the practice with the child, you are expressing your involvement.

Aim Hrim Klim

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