New York Times bestselling author of “The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children,” joined Elevated Existence founder Tammy Mastroberte for a LIVE one-hour interview.
She also took questions from the audience on the topic of conscious parenting, including her view of discipline versus consequences, covered extensively in her book “Out of Control: Why Disciplining Your Child Doesn’t Work and What Will.”
Dr. Shefali is the cover story for the June 2015 issue of Elevated Existence Magazine — the magazine’s 7th Anniversary issue.
Listen to the replay of the interview below:
Mike Dooley, author of books on the law of attraction, including “Leveraging the Universe: 7 Steps to Engaging Life’s Magic,” and “Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams,” published his first children’s book called Dreams Come True… All They Need Is You!
It tells the story of three young friends who lift off in a hot air balloon during a dream one night, to experience “a wonderland” of dolphins and islands. Using rhyming, Dooley lays our life lessons for children to understand how they play a role in their own destiny and how the thoughts they think become the life they live.
For more on Dooley, visit www.tut.com.
Actor Jim Carrey recently revealed his plans to self-publish a metaphysical children’s book called “How Roland Rolls,” in a recent interview about his new movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.
“I’m going to self-publish because that is just the world right now, and I think it’s cool,” Carrey said during the interview. “It’s going to be beautifully illustrated, and it’s a story about a wave named Roland who is afraid that one day when he hits the beach his life will be over. But when he gets deep, he is struck by the notion that he’s not just a wave he’s the whole big wide ocean. So it’s a metaphysical children’s book and it deals with a lot of serious things in a fun way.”
Carrey is also an Honorary Founder of Gate (Global Alliance for Transformation Entertainment) along with best-selling author and spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle, and he has spoken about his own spiritual side at the group’s conferences in California.
It’s no secret the practice of meditation offers a number of benefits, from lowering blood pressure and stress levels to enhanced creativity – so why not get the kids in on the action?
Author and intuitive spiritual healer, Amy Scott Grant, recently launched the Web site, KidCentered.com to offer parents “MindTime” meditation audios for children of all ages. And parents can test drive the first download free called “Calm.”
“Learning to parent in a more intuitive way, and to involve the child in their own self-growth is a very real, very viable solution,” said Grant. “It causes less stress on the whole family, and helps to develop a more spiritually advanced and centered child.”
The site currently offers five other mediations – each $9.97 – including Restful Sleep, In Order, Relaxed Travel, Natural Manners and Homework, with a number of other meditations coming in the near future. There is also a lifetime membership available for a one-time payment of $197.
For more information, visit http://kidcentered.com.
We found two new children’s books for conscious parents to share with their kids. The first is “The Day an Angel Ran into My Room,” by Anabelle Valenzuela. It tells the story of six-year-old Alessandra, who meets her guardian angel in her bedroom after asking her mother if she could stay up for an extra five minutes.
The angel explains how every person is very important in the universe, how every action we take causes a reaction, the importance of visualization, and much more. The story teaches children that they are never alone, that we all have a guardian angel by our side, and how our thoughts and actions have the power to change our world.
The second book, “Princess Addison Gets Angry” by Molly Martin, is a short book depicting a princess who gets very angry when it’s starts to rain and she can’t play outside. She throws a tantrum, and her mother explains to her how there are better ways to vent her feelings.
Author of award-winning children’s books, “Maybe (A Little Zen for Little Ones),” “Still There? (A Little Zen for Little Ones),” and “Remember the Stars (A Little Zen for Little Ones),” Sanjay Nambiar offers his picks for parents looking for more children’s books offering spiritual lessons.
Here are the 5 books:
“The Gift of Nothing,” by Patrick McDonnell — Even though the holidays have passed, this story about gift-giving is wonderful any time of year.
“The Empty Pot,” by Demi –– This is about a simple boy with a green thumb who tries to win the emperor’s flower growing contest. It illustrates the importance of humility, honesty and hard work.
“Chrysanthemum,” by Kevin Henkes
Henkes is a master storyteller and artist. In this book, he emphasizes the importance of acceptance and kindness, all through the context of an adorable mouse’s name.
“Flotsam,” by David Wiesner – Though this book has no words it creates a magical world and a compelling story about the journey of a special camera and the kids who discover it.
“It’s Okay To Be Different,” by Todd Parr – This book is about tolerance and diversity, illustrated with fun, multi-colored drawings.
For more information on Nambiar, visit www.alittlezen.com.