Magic Child

January 24th, 2018

From my experience I believe most children have a “will” to speak.  It is evident from the fact that a few children choose not to speak—at least not on a “normal” schedule.  Learning on average for a child during developing years is a new word every 90 minutes.  That type and length of a power learning curve is sheer magic.  If you are a parent or work with children, research has found that reading to children is more effective than phonetics, TV shows or silly YouTube videos.  Learning to read early will increase a child’s rate of new word mastery and including  young children in family discussions aids in their emotional growth.

To discover the magic and usefulness for the pool of data children are born with but seem to lose the unnecessary portions by around age six took a few years for me to realize but I was directed by a clue from a fiction novel.  This extra data is similar to a “universal” part where you only use attachments needed for specific applications.  I always feel a little wasteful tossing those extra pieces away.  At best I think you need to be content with recycling those extra parts but the extra data children are endowed with may have a very practical use.  In the book Practical Demon Keeping by Christopher Moore a young man is bonded to a demon that feeds on humans.  Learning the meaning and power of choice in “no” was essential to their forced relationship and being “done” seemed the only hope for this young man.  I think we are all strapped to a demon and securing no and done is an element we humans all share.  In the story, as the hero completed steps to secure done he started to generate relationships with a mixed bag of individuals that in no way appeared predestined for him to meet or even have associations that were beneficial.  These connections materialized from this extra internal data to blend with any type of group or persons and not from the character’s life experience disclosed or his existing developed structure.  As a facilitator for years I recommended this book but never told my students why.  I was hopeful that what I discovered from the story would be seeded into their unconscious to assist them when they were ready to look at securing “we” in their lives.  “No” and “done” secure balance between movement and nutrition but “we” secures potential.

The magic update that each child appears to obtain upon birth we will discuss next month but I believe we have space to take a quick look at the consequences when as children we become aware that we are not the universe.  The “truth” was incorrect; lots of stuff and other folks here.  We spend our life virtually in a trial and error struggle to discover the nature of a “truth” that defines the state we were born into.  But the state of creation is a state of imagination and can’t ever be an absolute—a state that disallows change by definition.  We might preference some patterns (or a lot of patterns-survival) as story indexes but the daily changing stories we tell ourselves and others is the very nature of creation.  Every moment we create life, the belief in that moment evokes the energy to generate a demonstration.  And as long as we don’t  take any of this process seriously, the next moment, the next imagined story, the next new belief, the refreshed demonstration, is a creation.  We have a game and it is magic.





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