A Child of our TimesThe connection between our senses and our activities of Thinking, Feeling and Willing. The connection between memory and our different body systems. Observing a special relationship between the physical body, memory and idea formation. Developing our „Gift of Remembrance‟.
(review)Modern science associates memory andunderstanding of sense impressions only withthe brain and nervous system.All our being is involved in memory andunderstanding. The nerve-sense systemworks into our movement system ofmetabolic organs and glands, digestionand limbs……through and into our body rhythms,like breathing and circulation……and permeating our non-physicalbody streams.
We see a picture with our eye and sightsense related to…our Feeling life and Rhythmic system(Unit 5) which helps us understandand then Think about it with our Nervesystem…and, if truly „heart felt‟, the Will, allied toour Metabolic-Limb system, to remember.We hear music with our ear and hearing The limbs - tiny bonessense related to… called ossicles - of the earour Willing life and Metabolic-Limbsystem (Unit 5) which helps us remember..…as it flows through our Feeling life andRhythmic system helping understandingand to our Thinking with our Nerve-sensesystem.
Transformations and metamorphoses Our spiritual, Enduring “I” harvests from our soul in one earthly life what is required for us to grow and develop in a subsequent earthly life.
When we are young young ……and our permeatingFormative andInspirational Bodies arestill enfolded in ourphysical body ……our Enduring “I” stillgradually incarnating……the dominant force is our physical bodystream - we are one big sense organ….we form „ideas‟ of the world by experiencingthe world with our senses……closely, but not entirely, associated withour head and brain.
Our head comes first, often quiteliterally!We can see in our earliest yearsthat our head (and brain) are,relatively, more fully formed thanthe rest of our body. „Our head is a metamorphosis of that which, through the Feeling „heart‟ of our Inspirational Body, has been impressed with deep Willing upon the Formative forces of our metabolic system, in an earlier earthly life.‟ In our early years, we form ideas with our senses and remember them through imitation and repetition - we grow into them.
Is it possible to observe a special relationship between physical body, memory and idea formation?To observe contrasting features and qualities of a child who inclines more towards a capacity and capability for recognising ideas or for remembering? ♣ Play - The Child of our Times GameObject of the Game: To see if there‟s a relationship between physical body form and learning in young children.
This child responds to an This child is good at idea, why something does observing things. They notice something, quite easily. details of what’s around them, They find it quite easy to what they see, touch, heargrasp an idea here and now and they remember them but are not so good at later. They seem to have a remembering it. good memory. Children tend towards a Children tend towards a ‘chunkier’ or shorter build. leaner, taller build but not Their heads tend to appear necessarily skinny, in bigger in relation to their relation to their overall size.overall size, more rounded in They tend to have moreshape with a less pronounced prominent features and a chin. They tend to only like clearly defined chin. They certain foods, are more are well coordinated and‘picky’ with a relatively poor generally have a a healthy appetite appetite.
Resembling ResemblingLouis, age 4 Felicity, age 4 These tendencies persist but as our Formative and Inspirational Bodies unfold and other tendencies emerge, our development takes on more of our individual character.
We RE-cognise an idea in our We remember because we Thinking because we have have a capability and more or already experienced it. less conscious Willing forBut if we only think with our noticing the qualities of things.brain, we become blind to the But our everyday memory will inner quality of things. not enable us to remember our inner, karmic Willing for purpose, clarity of purpose. Our „memory‟ varies in the degree of conscious Willing involved and so Learning to walk & some inhibits our Thinking. Learning to „knee-jerk‟ speak; reactions Crossing the gesture road safely; Rituals e.g.- Driving;locking doors times-tables Intuitive remembrance (sometimes Associating – compulsive) „tea bag & tea pot‟ – to stereotyping Recognising of an a memory that just experience. „pops up‟.
Intuitive …is a capabilityremembrance that flows in with of an the stream of our “Enduring “I” experience.The capacity all children have to remember is connected with the forces of growth and our “willing to be” – a Willing we can harness in developing our capability for remembrance.
Intuitive …is a capabilityremembrance enduring that flows in with “I” the stream of our of an “Enduring “I” experience. intuition judging soul soul memory past Formative body stream Inspirational body stream future deep yearning To harness our senses remembrance is the way to perceive the karmic thread being physical woven by our enduring body “I”.
To ponder on… If the head is a physical metamorphosis of what our soul and organism experienced in an earlier life, where does our “I” fit in? What are the implications if we only think with our head? Are we free to „think with our heart‟, why should we and what does that mean?What resonance of the two tendencies in early childhood can be observed in adult life? Why should we foster imagination in childhood?