PHOTO CAPTION: CHENIKA ANDERSON GONE AT 6 YRS. | PHOTO CREDIT: BIG STONE PRODUCTION
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you, yet they belong not to you." -Kahlil Gibran, Author of 'The Prophet'
The words of Khalil Gibran, nineteenth century Lebanese Poet, is oft quoted around the world and reminds us of the value of our Children. He said They are NOT our children. They are the Sons and Daughters of Life’s Longing FOR ITSELF. That means they are CHILDREN OF THE UNIVERSE. We have a responsibility to guide and protect them. They come through us but are NOT FROM US. Woman you are the Catalyst, the Womb of Creation. We are not to harm these little ones. Fathers you are not to tempt,
Beat and make life difficult for your children. Lift them up, Guide them and let them not be hungry or suffer pain on your account, or on your watch.
Gibran says Our Children Belong NOT to you, but to the UNIVERSE. We do not own our children like chattel, or property. Men you do not own your wives and Wives you do not own you husbands. We are together in this lifetime to honor, serve and protect each other on this journey. As parents, we must develop a style of parenting that is NOT PUNATIVE, but LOVING. Yes, we can chastise, but we do not have to meter out SEVERE PUNISHMENT where children are physically scarred or mentally scarred. We do not want to be a ‘Cutlass Mother’ or ‘Cutlass Father’. We must NOT look down on children. Children Live what they Learn. What do we want to teach them? They become what we teach. How qualified are we as teachers? Have some of us not learned from our parents the same name-calling, punishing and punitive behavior that is still in our psyche? We must learn to CLEAR and DELETE ALL SIGNS OF Self-hate, Lack & Limitation, LOW Self-esteem and Negativity so that More Love, Light and Positivity will fill our consciousness.
What happens when you squeeze an Orange? Yes, Orange Juice comes out.