Saturday, October 6, 2012
Love .. love .. love
Friday morning Ari started the day in tears ... and all that did was bring on the love from everyone else. Ari has just had lots of time with family and wasn't wanting that to end. As he snuggled into my lap like a little kitten, the other children stood round and bathed him in love. Yoshi asked if he was ok. and as I shared what was happening for him, Yoshi says, 'I know, we can stand in a circle.' and all little hands reached for other little hands and the children spontaneously created a little circle round us and then decided to come in close and hug ... all at once. The wave of love that was created was felt by everyone in the barn at that moment.
We then began to chat about what we'd do. The Oak tree was a great idea for everyone except Yoshi. He wanted to go to the Witch's garden and no amount of negotiating was going to change his mind. I kept talking to see if we could find some give ... or even reach consensus in the situation. Yoshi suddenly piped up with, 'I know, what about the Peppercorn tree?' Frieda instantly said, 'I'll go to the Peppercorn tree.' and without even a nano-seconds wait, Yoshi smiled and said, 'Ok, let's go to the Oak tree.'
Seemed all her really wanted was someone to feel the same as him and he was happy for us all to be together.
In that moment of agreement and unity, Frieda said, 'Look what I made' ... and held up a little love heart she'd just twisted from a pipe cleaner found nearby.
Which said it all really ... our Friday was love filled. Hearts were melting all round as folk even stopped to listen and witness our long negotiations and one woman even gave a little 'Yay' when we found consensus.
We were in deep harmony and the power of love the children share was filling the air.
We headed off to the Oak tree and the children spent ages hill climbing. They loved it, were challenged by it, were proud when they made it to the top and were really happy to celebrate and encourage each other.
We made a bit of a cubby which too ...
Olivia's love heart in the sun was something else, all holographic and luminous ...
... and Stretchy came along and was loved by Ari ...