Grandparents and how to use recorded fairytales
The indirect and feminine nature of a child’s mind, makes grandparents the perfect candidates to read stories to young children. The childlike softness of a grandparent’s voice is like a key inserted into the lock of a child’s mind. The wisdom within the grandparent’s consciousness calls the child to a higher state of consciousness, as the symbols of the story do their work to dissolve the earthly fears. The union of hearts between a child and a grandparent touches places within the child no one else can. The nature of the love between grandparent and grandchild is to be acknowledged, revered and nurtured. The use of stories builds bridges between grandparents and grandchildren. It also reveals and deepens the timeless connection between them.
Live performances are much better than recordings, but in this day and age, when grandparents are scattered to the four corners of world, recordings are the best option. Parents can play recorded stories for their children just about any time. Stories are much better for your children than television. But perhaps the best time to play stories is just before or after bedtime. The hour around bedtime is the most important hour of the day for children. This is the time when children can release the stresses of the day, and prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow. This is the time of the family. Like eating meals together, reading or listening to stories strengthens family bonds and builds character in the child. It is the parents who are the best suited to guide the bedtime ritual.
Start your own audio library of recordings of the classics by each of the grandparents in the family tree. Start now before you miss anymore of the opportunity. Make a family project of it.? Supply all of existing grandparents with transcripts of the best versions of the classics. If necessary, provide the recorder and the high quality blank tapes. Be persistent! Give them every manner of support and encouragement to complete the task. Some grandparents will not feel capable of reading and recording stories for the grandchildren. But if they are currently lucid enough to talk and read, then they are capable enough to do at least some of this truly sacred task. Explain to the grandparents that you want them to leave a gift of love for future generations; the gift of the grandparent’s voice. Ask the grandparent to practice reading the story aloud at least 5-7 times before recording it. Ask the grandparent to imagine reading the story to their grandchild as if the child is asleep in the same room.
Theatrical recordings are also wonderful to have, but to access deeper levels of consciousness, a soft voice is best. Having the grandchild present during the recording is usually not practical. Young children have a tendency to interrupt by asking questions or making comments. It makes your heart laugh when they do so, but for making a recording intended for future generations it normally doesn’t work. When the grandparent finishes the story, make duplicates and keep the master copy in a very safe place. Two or three generations later, you have something which is irreplaceable and of immense value. Repeat the process with all the grandparents in the family. In a few years, the family has heirlooms more precious than any diamonds or gold.
If your grandparents are already deceased, incapable or just plain unwilling to participate in this family project, then find replacements. Search the countryside high and low for the best grandparents you can find. Look for that grandparent who is ‘one in ten thousand’. A grandparent whose life exemplifies the highest in spiritual and personal achievement. Find a grandparent whose eyes sparkle, and whose mind is as open as the galaxy, and as clean as driven snow. Find a grandparent whose heart is filled with courageous joy, and yet is softer than a baby’s butt. But most of all, find a grandparent who loves God. Ask or beg this grandparent to record stories for your children. Make extra copies for your friends and neighbours. When the ‘fruit’ of this grandparent’s voice begins to feed the roots of your children’s minds, your family tree will grow stronger than ever.
The day will arrive when all of the grandparents in your family tree are alive and healthy. Children born into this vibration will never die. The day will come when a grandchild who is in need of a physical or mental healing will listen to a specific story read to them by a specific grandparent. The result will be a return to perfect health of mind and body. Another child who is otherwise healthy, will listen to a sequence of stories that automatically opens a naturally existing gift of genius. That genius might be art, music or mathematics. The genius opened by the loving voices of the grandparents might help solve a problem which has plagued mankind for centuries. The voice of grandparents reading stories is that strong. What a treasure we could leave future generations!
The bedtime ritual
Children look to parents to provide the sense of security at bedtime. By their consistency, gentleness and physical presence at bedtime, parents protect and guide their children. This is a good time for parents to read classic stories and prepare the child to make their journey into the mystery of sleep. While the child is awake, it is the voice of the parents that is of the greatest importance. Ideally, parents would be healthy, well-rested and happy to read aloud to their children at bedtime.
But in the modern world, stress takes its toll on parents, and it is a rare parent who has enough strength and patience to read to their child every single night. Especially when the child wants the same story night after night. Parents often get annoyed or irritated when requested to read the same stories for many nights in a row. Under such circumstances, it is quite common for parents to start reading fast or skipping pages. Children are pretty good at catching their parents in the act of hurrying along. Intuitively, children know they need to hear a story many times in order for them to be satisfied. They are correct. In theory, it takes thirty-three repetitions of a story before the symbolic lesson it contains reaches and alters the template of the child’s mind. The actual number of repetitions a child needs depends on the nature of the situation and inner development of the child?
The best way to satisfy this very real need, is to read the story aloud; put the child to bed, and then turn on a recording of the story. Then the child will have both the security of the parents presence, and the benefit of hearing the story many times. You may play the same fairytale as many times as the story will repeat in one hour. After one hour, allow the child to move into their normal sleep cycle without the recording in the background. Continue using the same story for one or two weeks, then move to a new story. After awhile, a child will pull from the family collection exactly the story they want and need to hear. Whatever story you or your child choose to listen to, it is very important that you do not try to explain to the child the meaning of the story. Their mind benefits most when they process the deeper mysteries without adult interference.
The first hour
The first hour after a child is asleep is a gift from God to parents. During this special hour, a child’s mind becomes completely open to the voice of the parents and grandparents. The inner intelligence of the child hears, receives and processes the symbols within a story. It also feels and responds to the vibration of the voice as if the person were actually present in the room. This is the perfect time to softly play one of the recordings from the family collection of stories recorded by the grandparents. You may even choose to remain in the room and listen to the story yourself.
When the parent and the child are both resting quietly, while listening to the voice of a grandparent, something very special begins to happen. Something which transcends the boundaries of everyday life and lifts the family one rung higher up the ladder to heaven. If the listening to a story during sleep disturbs the child’s sleep or causes nightmares, withdraw the tape for two or three days, then start again with the volume lower than before. When hearing a story, there can be reactions from the child as they cleanse issues from the family tree during sleep.
If there is a difficult night, do not despair. Be thankful that something within the child is being accessed and removed. If at any time the child develops fever, treat the fever as you normally would. Remove the tape for two or three days, then start again and continue until the reaction subsides. This method of removing family pain from within a child actually works. Consider this approach as a valuable and powerful tool. Use it wisely. Parents and grandparents have a divine responsibility to give their children and grandchildren the best possible protection and guidance.
(read part I here)
Denny Johnson is one of the world’s leading spiritual visionaries. He founded Rayid Iris, which reveals a personality and spiritual view of the iris, and Rayid Birth Order, revealing important insights about our spiritual evolution and healing our family tree. He also writes beautiful fairy tales that consciously transmit light, peace and love to all children in the world.
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