Hi dear you,
How have you been? I hope you are feeling happy and healthy.
We’re back in Amsterdam and life goes on in a faster rhythm than in Kenya. I enjoy the ride and compensate the race around me by the silence and flow within me. At the same time I feel like I move mountains; energy, creativity and inspiration flows through me and offers me great joy.
What have I been up to? Well, many things. My healing practice is going very well; so are the pre orders for the shop, so is my writing work for magazines, so are our projects in Kenya. There is a lot to be grateful for.
Micah started at primary school. Not the one we chose before, but a school that seems to suit him even better. I liked the one we picked first, but a couple of months ago, while getting closer to this new chapter, it didn’t seem like the best step for Micah.
As a mother I am always doing my best to see the world through my boy’s eyes. A boy with a past. A boy healing from trauma. Choosing a new school has been an inner journey for me. ‘Whatever feels right is right’, has been my motto. But the thing was, there wasn’t one school that felt totally right. Although the city offers many different types of high quality education, which is great, I learned to accept that not all schools are open to welcoming a child with ‘certain needs’, even though they act like they do.
I decided to change my mind about the way I was looking for the “right” school once I realized that my way of approaching made me feel vulnerable and less powerful. So instead of focusing on the schools while keeping Micah in mind, I started to focus more on my deep faith in my boy and his journey and to trust my path as his mother. I started doing less and opened my heart to more.
It changed the process and led us to an oecomenic school that warmly welcomed Micah. A school that focuses on the needs of today’s society, where a child can be his wonderful self. Where children learn to work independently but also to see the true value of working together. A school where children experience that what they are learning makes sense for now and for the future and where they learn not only from books, but also from the world itself. A place that allows children to be children.
Last but not least: the children in the classrooms are a reflection of today’s society and world; they reflect all colors of the rainbow with different stories, backgrounds and nationalities. In Micah’s class there are children with all shades of dark, yellow and white skin tones. There is even an African boy who is adopted from Africa as well.
But what matters most: Micah loves going there. So yes, whatever feels right is right. Also: allowing yourself to change your mind is freedom. Only the thought of the possibility already is and allows things to settle.
I just wanted to share this experience with you. Isn’t life offering us beautiful lessons?