Unified Mind and the Importance of the Arts in Childhood Education … by Alice ..

Dear Ones,

This is a message for our schools, both grade schools and high schools. It has to do with the importance of schooling children in the arts … music, dance, and visual arts, among others … so that they may achieve unified mind (hemispheric integration) at an early age … 

Children who have reached the age of reason have only recently set aside the intuitive mind of their early childhoods, which they developed through play and exploration of the world around them.

What we call ‘the Arts’ are formal or stylized expressions of this early learning mode, the play and exploration and tactile manipulation of the world through which our ‘inner child’, which even now, in later life, retains the memories of early childhood, developed its intuitive faculty.

Study of the arts soon after the age of reason is attained … after the left brain and the logical mind come into play … allows a child to integrate the Lower Mental Body of early childhood with the Higher Mental Body of later life. (1)

This creates a neuronal link between the two hemispheres of the brain, through the corpus callosum, which is a neuronal bridge in the brain. (2) The result is unified mind.

This more complete state of brain activity can be attained in later life, but it is much more easily attained in childhood, because the experience of relying on intuitive mind is much more recent, and more easily remembered. It’s never too late, though; if you are an older person who has not yet achieved hemispheric integration … for instance, if you tend to be logical but not creative … then through study of the Arts you can attain that end.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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FOOTNOTES

(1) The terms ‘Lower Mental Body’ and ‘Higher Mental Body’ are used in Theosophical writings. Search this blog site for more about them.

(2) See “Corpus callosum,” Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corpus_callosum

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