As a parent, leader in your church or community, or political setting... this applies to all genders in all positions of power or authority, religious or non religious. Teaching with mildness and meekness allow leaders to listen and help others be heard, and allows the consciousness within others be heard within themselves. Education education means to bring forth from within. We can not change others. Their growth is based on choices, and integrity. We can help with something as simple as food choices, and listening skills. Here is a one fathers journey with his son. My children grew up with this good family. Parents always need to address their issues first. Click here.
When we use authority roles with love, kindness, gentleness, and pure knowledge we experience inner peace and receive more guidance. Using power properly allows the powers of heaven to assist us -particularly in know the correct timing in correcting or reproving. Learn to trust in the process of listening within and the feeling comes to us, in the right time. and when we are able to show those we reprove that this is done to help and increase our love for others - that they may see we are not enemies, but servants of goodness, and truth. Be patient, those powers come in the right time, not man's limited sense of time, but in heavens knowing timetable.
When we follow the ways of mankind, or the ways of the world, and use manipulation, pressure, force, intimidation or some form of impurity- we experience stress or loss inner peace. Feeling stress within us when we discipline or teach our children is not something wrong with them, but with our teaching methods. Try something new. Ask for guidance. Ask sincerely and you will receive.
The alternative to forcing our children to eat is offering them healthy choices and counciling together. Help them learn to listen within and tune into their own inner wisdom and revelation.
Emotionally we are always in one of three states. Some from of peace - learning, joy or balanced strength. Or we are in some form of sadness, depression or numbness. The other side of centeredness is fear, anger or blame. This inner guidance can be change to many areas of life. Mediations on being centered can be a daily and moment by moment awareness. While they may helpful, we can learn to be in our temple and need not retreat to monasteries or temples of worship to experience this centeredness.
A key paragraph for marriage. . or any relationship at work... ..Feeling with integrity our positive and negative emotions can guide us. Negative emotions of anger, fear, jealousy or blame are a signal to explore our own history to see what we need to learn. With complete integrity we can see how what bothers us in others --is a signal of something we need to explore within ourselves in finding inner peace. Learn to be open to learn our own lessons, forgive, ask for divine help, and find a return to inner peace - with eyes able to see more clearly. Once we do, we are open to guidance or solutions.
For those acquiring any new level of authority, as a parent, teacher, church leader or in the workplace.... there is almost always a tendency to fall in to our lower states of competitiveness, abuse of power, or use of power to control others. Learning this and listening within, we can listen to the inner stress we experience and search for new ways to lead. Learning to lead, with integrity, humility, meekness, and service,... while working in councils with others, is a great journey of life.
Letting go of manipulation, control, intimidation, and insistence is a key part in allowing higher visions of life and light come into us.
Moses 5:16. Who was Cain? President Joseph Fielding Smith (1876-1972) gave this description of Cain: Cain was born of goodly parents. Michael, the great prince, who helped form the earth, was his father. No man, save Jesus Christ, was ever blessed with greater honor or responsibility than Michael. No man deserved to be honored more than he. He had been given the first place in the history of the world and was taught directly from the heavens. Cain had the great honor of being Adam's son, and he, too, was privileged with the same blessings as his father. W hat a mighty man he could have been! How his name might have stood out with excellent luster as that of one of the valiant sons of God! How he might have been honored to the latest generation! But he would have none of it!
His parents in their fallen state tried to push religion or belief in God on him. In Moses 5:16 we read, And Adam and Eve, his wife, ceased not to call upon God. And Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bare Cain, and said: I have gotten a man from the Lord; wherefore he may not reject his words. But behold, Cain hearkened not, saying: Who is the Lord that I should know him?
Did Eve loss the spirit when she tried to force Cain? Cain did not trust Eve's process, because words do not teach as effectively as quiet example and trusting in the Kingdom within Children. Cain was free to reject or choose to trust Authority figures as parents or God. Not giving our children choices may be the beginning of distrustful Cain like behavior. Could it start with how we feed our children. Seeing through emotional eyes brings entirely new meaning to scriptures and life. See intuitive eating.
I would hope this article would open our eyes to why offering healing foods can be so critical to youth at risk.