In the wake of daily reporting of severe school violence, I know I am not alone in this experience. I suspect there are tons of kids who share the feelings I described above.(who by the way, grow into adults who often remain in this same frame of mind)
I am so deeply sickened and saddened when I hear news of death, destruction and injury, but even more so in a school environment.
“Aggression results from a desperation to be heard” said Luis Mojica, an Alternative & Holisic Healer(check out his podcast:Holistic Life Navigation…he is amazing) I believe it is of utmost importance to cultivate skills and foster an environment, to hold, witness and support a person in whatever the emotional place they are experiencing.
In order to accomplish this, we must be willing to break down systems that have proven fruitless in fostering wellbeing(healthcare, educational, governmental) and attend to restructuring them in so they serve the highest good of the people.
More then anything, this holiday season, I wish for the development of systems that support and nurture good mental health. I pray that people will have willingness as well as opportunity to easily access opportunities that offer tools that teach how to:
- Maintain unshakeable self esteem regardless of any outside influence
- Have power and permission to SAFELY speak your Truth
- Be ACCEPTED and RESPECTED)for the TRUTH you’ve expressed(others don’t have to like it, but they DO need to ACCEPT and RESPECT it)
- Process feelings, experience, thought, belief, perception…let go of what doesnt serve and build new forms that hold your highest good.
I believe education in these skills should be as common as the requirement for learning reading, writing and arithemetic.
For myself, it hasn’t been easy, but this unlearning and relearning has been an incredible, liberating journey. It has been exciting and empowering to release these limiting beliefs and give rise and structure to new expansive ways of being.
This is my Christmas wish for the world: free, easy access to knowledge and support, that promotes transformative, empowering healing, for the mental wellbeing of all humans.