Unschooling for Parents: A Mystic's Guide to Awakening with Children (Paperback)
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This book is written for those who are interested in healing the root cause of feeling stressed, angry, frustrated, disappointed, irritated or afraid as a parent or as a caretaker to children. It's also for those who are having spiritual awakenings whilst in the role of parent, and for those seeking enlightenment.
This book offers an entirely different approach to what humans heretofore have named, 'Parenting'. It's aimed at dispelling conditioned beliefs around parenting, bringing the shared purpose of parent and child to awareness, deepening the connection between parents and children, and awakening the conditioned mind from its attraction to suffering.
The title, Unschooling for Parents, was inspired by the author's study of Unschooling as an alternative form of education for her children. Once she began applying unschooling principals to the anxiety she felt over what would become of her children, the author began to experience glimpses into what really causes upset feelings and how they can be resolved.
Thereafter, the author was motivated to study the teachings of Jesus (from A Course In Miracles), Buddha, The Bhagavad Gita, yogic philosophy, quantum physics and others, which allowed her inner wisdom to be unveiled and which inspires her writing. This book offers an in-depth view at how the author applied spiritual wisdom, which led to total harmony in her mind and in her relationships, also known as enlightenment.
Beginning with the first chapter, aptly named Choiceless Parenting, the reader is exposed to the fact that the world is a dream-like mental hallucination, and that no one is capable of making worldly choices. But the reader isn't just presented with lofty concepts as if holding a conceptual version of the truth is enough to heal deeply embedded patterns of pain.
The author draws on her personal experiences and her access to existential wisdom to lovingly guide the reader through the process of undoing their conditioning around education, chores, annoyance, violence, bullying, complaining, responsibility and more. Throughout this book, the reader is presented with important guidance which, if applied, can help resolve their mind's attraction to suffering and allow their relationships to be healed completely. Moreover, the author dispels the myth that one has to travel to a secluded place far away from their family to attain enlightenment.
To the contrary, her book encourages and inspires the reader to go through their sufferings with their children, instead of temporarily diminishing the feeling of suffering by avoiding or controlling their children.In short, the author handily demystifies lofty and esoteric teachings by demonstrating how they can be applied to the mundane arena of parenting. Her book is presented in easily digestible chapters which the reader can use to invoke their inner own wisdom and awaken to the greater purpose and joy of parenting.