Abstract: Acknowledging that our future is calling us to collaborate like no generation before. Knowing that we need to change how we educate ourselves and children. Realizing that in order to navigate this next evolutionary passage as self-intelligent co-creators, we need to shift our perception of education. Ways that we can bring forth a new evolutionary education.
“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein
Evolutionary Education is a living process driven by inspiration, curiosity and passion. To make the changes that we want to see in our world we need to shift the way we think, feel and behave. As parents and teachers we are role modeling by what we do, not what we say. We must transform our outdated methods of educating by letting go of trying to shape our children by having them memorizing facts and defining them through standardized testing. What if we restore their freedom with a new context of evolutionary education? Education as a living process?
In his groundbreaking book, The Future of Children, Phillip Moore makes it clear that “in order to navigate this next evolutionary passage where we mature into self-intelligent co-creators, we need to shift our views” about education. Free ourselves from an addictive culture while cultivating the confidence to be part of the resolution in making our planet thrive. Asking ourselves the question what is the nature of experiencing an evolutionary education that brings out the best in everyone and our planet?
We can bring forth a new evolutionary education by…
Knowing that love is fundamental to who we are. Feeling that we belong in an environment of loving kindness. Knowing we are loved and connected as we explore our place in the web of life.
Exploring and discovering the miracle of play. Sacred territory where children can open their minds to merge and blend the real with the unreal, from invisible playmates to adventures that are outside time and logic.
Being in the natural world as much as possible. The natural world provides the complexity and depth, the variety and challenges that foster intricate neural pathway development. In her mesmerizing book, Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer takes us on a beautiful journey with interconnection of all life. Children who learn this interconnection and fall in love with the natural world will protect, defend and nurture it as they grow to adults.
Learning how to be part of the resolution. Learning to physically, emotionally and mentally stay present and make sober choices in chaotic and challenging times. Embracing our faith in the greater intelligence to always be there to guide us in coming to resolution.
Cultivating the art of paradigm shifting. Learning to live in process. Releasing ourselves from trying to control and manipulate as a way to get our lives perfect, right and done. Knowing that we are one and connected to a loving source and it’s greater intelligence..
Moving, vibrating expressing and circulating our energy. Opening space for joy, fun and discovering new possibilities. Learning with our whole bodies by engaging all of our senses to receive resolution.
Exploring the art of meditation. Learning to connect with ourselves as we disengage from any addictive control. The space to expand our ability to change beliefs and envision the experiences we want.
Creating safety and trust from the inside out. Taking physical and emotional risks as we venture into unknown territory while also learning how to strategize and overcome fears. Knowing that we can make mistakes without being diminished, shamed or ridiculed.
Surrounding ourselves with healthy relationships. Learning to trust our internal guidance on the most appropriate forms, times and places for every relationship. Discovering healthy boundaries.
Awakening curiosity. Opening to explore, discover and learn new things. Seeking out new ideas and adventures into the unknown.
Engaging in the art of manifestation. Seeing an idea all the way through from a vision, decision, intention, insights and actions to the full manifestation.
Expanding our self esteem. Experiencing kindness and appreciation of ourselves for who we are, not for what we do or how well we perform or conform to the the expectations of others. Freeing ourselves from comparison and competition (for Greek athletes the word competition meant “to strive together”).
Making every day an adventure. Turning a simple picnic, bike ride or walk into something magical. Experiencing how greeting the day with an adventurous spirit changes our approach to life in a profound way.
Creating community. Our future is calling us to collaborate like no generation before. The environmental, economic, political, and personal issues facing us can only be solved in a new context of co-operation and community. Collaborating with others who share our values, intentions and willingness to take full responsibility. Drawing from the wisdom of elders such as Diamond and River Jameson, facilitators of Living Freedom. A sacred space where people from all over the world gather to emerge themselves in an evolutionary education that is shared in a fun and dynamic way.
About the author: Crystal is a certified expansion guide with the Total Integration Institute, author, multidimensional coach and facilitator for the live event called Freedom at the Core. She is the instructor and coach for her online course, Freedom From the Inside Out. She draws from her own experience and the experience of the thousands of people she has worked with over the past 35 years. Crystal is known for the fun and empowering way she supports people in bringing forth the experiences that they want in their lives.