My son has been ill for several days – he’s had a fever, his nose has been stuffed up, he’s been sleeping a lot during the day and then he developed a swollen gland. I took him to the ‘doctor’ (Physician’s Assistant) yesterday and it was determined that he has strep throat. So we’re on the road to recovery now but man, it’s been rough as he’s incredibly needy when he’s sick and up every 1-2 hours during the night crying for me.
I’ve experienced myself as ‘worn down’ in a way but not entirely – I’m not as ‘cranky’ as I expected so my ‘mood’ hasn’t changed. Difficulty expressing what is is exactly that I am and I’m hesitant to describe myself as more ‘open’. Perhaps that is it.
Last night, the TV was playing in the background and it was on a child’s show called ‘Yo Gabba Gabba!’. This show has always fascinated me because the characters are a reflection of us and what is here as their physical forms are created to be a one-eyed-dildo, a flowering-uterus, a green-moody-monster, a robot, and a blue cat (which I don’t get that one). While it was playing out in the background, the characters began to chant and sing, ‘Don’t Bite Your Friends!’ and I sang along. Below is a YouTube link to this segment of the show:
The song is still in me. And this is me, an adult, at 40 years old with all the other layers of memories, experiences, emotions and feelings within me. I see the impact that this must have on a young, developing mind system and I am in awe of this. I realize that the television is teaching my child morals – not me. And I accept and allow this because through the TV and watching my parents, is how I developed my base layer of morals.
Within this realization, I begin to watch what my son is watching on the television and experience many ‘what the fuck?’ moments as what I’ve learned about myself by using the tools and support available from Desteni, goes ‘against’ what I’m watching on TV. These shows are teaching my child what to expect and how to survive within these expectations as the current system.
So, considering the potential for development with education policies and looking at moral development for the age group of 1-6 months, my starting point is a memory of when my husband first put our son in front of the TV within this age grouping and I remember being pissed-off about it but I did not have any sort of standing back then – as everything inside of me was an absolute mess of ideas, beliefs, and emotions: I did not want the TV to impress on my child because I was told that TV is bad for kids and yet, at the same time, I was getting a ‘break’, we could relax as a family, and I could further justify that what he was watching was ‘educational’.
Educational. LOL. So true.
If I am being told by others outside of myself that ‘TV is BAD’ for children, this makes me question the statement as no one is saying ‘TV is GOOD’ for children. Hmm. Myself, I enjoy learning by watching and listening to media – this is how I came to Desteni in the first place and I learn and/or retain more of the material by watching/listening then reading. Is it because of the fact that I was ‘raised’ by the TV, is it how I, as my mind, learns, or both?
We humans are the mind and from my perspective, when looking practical, responsible solutions for educating ourselves and our children, we need to be aware that we are educating the Human Robot and not a Desteni ‘I’ Process participant nor another who has walked here with Desteni. We need to approach this curriculum practically within presenting solutions that are effective within how we will be existing within the timeline we’ve established for the implementation of an Equal Money System. Let’s not exclude the effectiveness of the television. Let’s investigate ways of taking the LIE out Tell-LIE-Vision and making it a PRACTIVISION.