NYT: SCHOOLS FAILING (Time for Home School)

October 16, 2007

Failing Schools Strain to Meet U.S.

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LOS ANGELES — As the director of high schools in the gang-infested neighborhoods of the East Side of Los Angeles, Guadalupe Paramo struggles every day with educational dysfunction.

For the past half-dozen years, not even one in five students at her district’s teeming high schools has been able to do grade-level math or English. At Abraham Lincoln High School this year, only 7 in 100 students could. At Woodrow Wilson High, only 4 in 100 could.

For chronically failing schools like these, the No Child Left Behind law, now up for renewal in Congress, prescribes drastic measures: firing teachers and principals, shutting schools and turning them over to a private firm, a charter operator or the state itself, or a major overhaul in governance.

But more than 1,000 of California’s 9,500 schools are branded chronic failures, and the numbers are growing. Barring revisions in the law, state officials predict that all 6,063 public schools serving poor students will be declared in need of restructuring by 2014, when the law requires universal proficiency in math and reading.

“What are we supposed to do?” Ms. Paramo asked. “Shut down every school?”

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/16/education

My advise:  Home School. Now.

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Patient Creation: Guide for Joy

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Patient Creation

Sheree Rainbolt-Kren
© 2006

Warning: As third dimensional consciousness, expressing temporarily through human form, your creations may take longer than 7 days to manifest.

Impatience is the greatest obstacle to self realization. Impatience equals lack of faith in yourself. Without faith in yourself, there can be no true unfolding. Old thought patterns often come to interrupt our potential and reel us back in. Fear, worry and doubt create blockages in the creative consciousness that cannot be manipulated with any human tool, or overcome by Divine Intervention. There is nothing you can offer hopelessness, but faith. In yourself. Your faith in yourself is paramount to the next thing that will occur. If you have no faith in yourself, you have no love for yourself. You cannot have one without the other. Faith in oneself, IS faith in Love. Without faith in Love, Love is hidden from you.

Faith, expressed, equals the absolute recognition of Love‘s Existence. Faith that all the North Stars, planets, moons, oceans and galaxies are waiting for you to gracefully align with your Grandest Vision.  Misplaced hope that wishes dreams to materialize instantly, or the sooner the better, holds within them the ancient recipe for diversion and dissappointment. Our wishes are like needy children, always demanding our milk, and soon to thirst again, move from one bottle to the next, wondering which one will offer the most lasting fulfillment. Define fulfillment. Look deeply to see if your assessment is truly based on inner peace and joy.

We insist on proof that our well planned Vision is unfolding quite nicely. If we don’t see and feel the proof of our Creative Power, we lose energy, and we lose faith. At the very first thought of doubt and worry, our Vision fades. It is always unintentional, we think. Or, do we, on some level, purposely sabotage our Creative Vision, knowing we couldn’t possibly be as Love created us to be? All thoughts become record. Unchallenged records are funny things. The breathe for us anyway.

You are a Co-Creator, yes, but, what you wish to create at noon, is often the opposite of what you create a day, a week, a month, or a year later, until your original creation is muddied and dissolves into the black void of self-defeat and self-hatred. True vision, based on true thought begs your consistent attention. It is always up to you; these thoughts.

The only meaningful thought/creation that can be extended and made manifest are thoughts of Love. All other creations are false images with no foundation in truth, thus are doomed to ruin. You will not find refuge in illusion. Nor, is it in your best interest to attach to that which slips through fingers. Your belongings are of the Mind. The only thing you really own is your creativity and imaginination. It is Co- Cause. What comes from that is material form, but material form is tricky. It is multi faceted. We often look past and around the miracles of our lives. We have the idea that this idea will manifest that, and that focus, will create this….and it is not so. Remember there is no Co- Creation with Love’s input. We need to walk to the edge of our grandest visions, open our third eye, and invite a bigger horizon to envelope us. As we do this, things you would never have expected, begin to appear. If you are awake, and interested, you will remember the horizon. If you are stuck in a box of expectation, the horizon will be out of reach.

Faith comes naturally from certainty in your Vision of Love. How do we know our Grandest Vision will materialize if we put all this *work* into it?

There are no promises in this world, except that you are never alone. You are loved. You are the light of the world. If that is not what you had in mind, then you will need far wiser eyes than mine.

You are welcome to all the gifts of the Universe, but your intentions will determine what is available. If you have set limitations of any kind on your Vision, you will be limited, and the Universe finds that constricting. How would you know if your current Vision, challenging as it is, is simply a necessary precursor to a magnificent relationship, that will activate a brand new Vision beyond anything you can imagine right now, based on your level of consciousness? And then, from there, a new level of profound Vision you couldn’t possibly understand in this one human lifetime.

Before you employ all the manifesting tools at your disposal, get clear on where you are right now, where you are going, and why. If Love and joy is not the answer, then you will likely grow impatient and lose faith. Love has no conditions. Love has no timeline, or demands. Love has only certainty that Love prevails. Unless and until you believe this, you will be working very hard to materialize nothing that could please you.

When you choose to create something, ask yourself this one question: Does my craving for this creation come from Love, or fear? If the answer is Love, then your pathway will be clear of impatience, for only Love can create more Love, therefore, you must be Love, and Love knows not time, or space. If the answer is fear, you can change your mind to create from Love, therefore, you must be Love, for fear cannot decide for Love, for fear is an illusion. Which are you? If your thoughts/creations are illusions, you will be impatient, for nothing comes from nothing, and you will find this unsatisfactory.

If your creation is rooted in fear of something, you will likely lose faith when that SOMETHING calls on you, in your dreams, and in your doubtful perceptions of the world, waking to you each morning.

Are you creating from:

Will this make money?Will this be recognized?Will this make me happy?Will this prove my worth?Will this fix the problems I perceive?Will this expose evil?Will this keep me sane?Is this be the answer to my loneliness?

If you create from loving thought, without allowing fear, doubt and worry to parade through your Vision on a daily basis, you will have patience to burn. Each day you will awake, knowing what the next step is, without care for time and space. Love transcends both. You will know in your heart that everything you are thinking is creating, and your creation is tended by Divine Beings.

You will never fail to create more and more of what you are in truth. Love naturally bursts forth. Love naturally extends. You won’t have to sacrifice yourself, your money, your energy, your time, for Love. All you need do is get clear on who you are. Know that your willingness to be Love IS shaping the Universe for your Divine Potential, the likes of which could blow your mind if you are patient. Have faith in this.

Blessings,
Sheree Rainbolt-Kren

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