WELCOME TO SOURCESENCE II.



“Inspiration is what keeps us well.” James Redfield





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Friday, 2 October 2009

This is my last posting on Sourcesense.

I have been very kindly and professionally approached by the CEO of http://www.sourcesense.com in August this year.
This company is a very successful European based IT Firm, which has been running for five years. There is clash between the name of the company and the name of my blog, which I wasn’t aware of before.
Although he reassured me that this is a minor problem, but as this is their trade name and they are running a successful business under this name I felt obliged to withdraw.
As a new father he enjoyed reading my blog and I enjoyed sharing my thoughts and feelings with all my readers.
I wish http://www.sourcesense.com/ and all my readers all the very best in the future.

Isn’t it interesting that tomorrow is my birthday? A new beginning... I have been sorting, clearing and renovating my house and my office.
This is the last thing I had to give away to start fresh.
Goodbye… Judit

“ If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” J Q Adams



Trust ♥ Independence ♥ Achievement


An absolutely brilliant clip to share with you... The best I have ever seen about Conductive Education.

Congratulations to the producer Becki Agar, to Gyuri Benyovszky for the photos and videos, to the conductors, children and everyone who participated in it and also to the ones who created the opportunity for those who produced it.

This film brings back the heart and soul of Conductive Education to the public domain.

Watching it I felt that I wanted to be part of the team, wanted to be part of the work and the success.

This is what conduction is about… when it is so tempting from the outside that one wouldn’t want to be without it.

Great job, very inspiring work and excellent presentation!






Want to Learn More?

The Conductive Learning Center 2428 Burton Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546 (616) 575-0575



For Program Information, to Contribute to CLC or to Schedule a Visit:



Becki Agar, Development
beckia@charter.netPhone: (616) 262-7509Fax: (616) 874-5062



Andrea Benyovszky, Program Director
abenyovszky@aol.comPhone: (616) 575-0575Fax: (616) 285-1935



Terry Stelter, Chief Administrative Officer
jste2933@aol.comPhone: (616) 575-0575Fax: (616) 285-1935



Note: The photo and logo image are the properties of the Conductive Learning Center, Grand Rapids Michigan and they are published on the center's website and on Google Images.

Monday, 28 September 2009

‘Scribbles & scribes’

It has been a rather interesting journey for me until now in this three dimensional time and space reality on Planet Earth.

Born in Hungary… studied at Petö …travelled the world and observed how people treat their vulnerable fellow humans…how people relate to each other, how they treat animals and how they treat their own natural habitats in different cultures and with different belief systems…
Personally experienced and watched the ‘set ups’ of the education and health systems…
Had first hand experience of witnessing my responses, reactions to them and also their affects on me and my affect on them…

A new beginning… a new chapter in my book of life.

In Anno Domini October 2009


The above is just the preface to the next adventure…


Friday, 25 September 2009

What a lovely journey...All is well. Thank you M. Z D and Team ☺...





When there's a shadow you reach for the sun

When there is love in you, look for the one

And for the promises, there is the sky

And for the heavens are those who can fly



Chorus

If you really want to, you can hear me say

Only if you want to will you find a way

If you really want to you can seize the day

Only if you want to will you fly away



When there's a journey you follow a star

When there's an ocean you sail from afar

And for the broken heart there is the sky

And for tomorrow are those who can Fly



Thursday, 24 September 2009

Special 25th Anniversary

It has been 25 years since we graduated from the Petö Institute after our 4-year training.
For this special anniversary I received an invitation to attend a reunion. For the graduates of 1984 it will be held at Tanne Restaurant 2092 Budakeszi, 6 Esze Tamas Street on 21st October 2009.
The organiser is still searching for Varga Marianna. If anyone of my readers know of her whereabouts please contact Zilahine Hegyi Eva at zheva@zilcar.t-online.hu.
The photograph shows some of the children and myself at Petö. I was only 18 then. It seems such a long time ago, but I remember it as if it was yesterday.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Twitter

I just arrived from Bled, Slovenia. I spent an amazing five days studying my favourite subject. After opening my blog I was horrified that my twitter link, which I published on this blog, was invaded by some disgraceful links. I am seriously considering deleting my twitter account. I cannot keep an eye on it as I travel often.
At first instance all I could do is to remove the Twitter link from my blog.
I do apologise to all my readers who were exposed to such unnecessary and disturbing links. I am very sorry for this.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

" I teach and they run away. I listen and they come.My strength is my silence. Akiane (age 9)




















"The meaning of the shared self is the meaning of wisdom and love"



(Akiane's signature)


'What is an indigo Child?
As a summary, here are the ten attributes that best describe this new kind of child, the Indigo Child
They come into the world with a feeling of royalty (and often act like it)
They have a feeling of "deserving to be here," and are surprised when others don't share that.
Self-worth is not a big issue. They often tell the parents "who they are."
They have difficulty with absolute authority (authority without explanation or choice).
They simply will not do certain things; for example, waiting in line is difficult for them.
They get frustrated with systems that are ritually oriented and don't require creative thought.
They often see better ways of doing things, both at home and in school, which makes them seem like "system busters" (nonconforming to any system).
They seem antisocial unless they are with their own kind. If there are no others of like consciousness around them, they often turn inward, feeling like no other human understands them. School is often extremely difficult for them socially.
They will not respond to "guilt" discipline ("Wait till your father gets home and finds out what you did").
They are not shy in letting you know what they need.and... just in case you heard otherwise from other "indigo" sources, the designated word "Indigo" has nothing to do with the color of an aura! It is the result of scientific observations by a woman who has the brain disorder called synesthesia.'

http://www.indigochild.com/

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Leave no one behind...World Suicide Prevention Day

Stress and experience of emotional pain are part of everyday life. They can make us sharper, more focused, and more acutely aware - all of which can heighten performance. But if we have too much stress from too many sources - it can seem overwhelming and paralysing.
At this day and age all of us have a lot coming at us… our jobs, our families, and also the responsibilities of taking care of someone and of ourselves. We mustn’t underestimate all of the demands of life and we mustn’t judge others and ourselves too harsh.
If we can we mustn’t judge at all.
We live and work in a high performing and critical environment and if the recognition we receive is low it affects our effectiveness.

Recognise your teammates and those who work for you. Look around and see who needs a helping hand, engage others to help too. Leave no one behind. Take care of your friends, family and your team. Help each other. Communicate.



September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. Run by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and in official relations with the World Health Organisation (WHO), this is a day dedicated to raising awareness for preventing suicidal behaviour.
*Some facts about suicide:
Britain has one of the highest suicide rates in Europe
Each year in the UK over 5000 people take their own life
The Samaritans estimate that in the UK there is a suicide every 82 minutes
Each day, two people under the age of 24 commit suicide
In the UK, suicide has taken over from road accidents as the number one cause of death for young adult males aged 18-24
Suicide statistics show that in the UK, at least 16 children kill themselves each year because they are being bullied at school.
*source: bullyonline.org



Sunday, 30 August 2009

Off to have a well deserved short break.

I am leaving you with a quote from Souza; which was sent to me by one of my best teachers at Petö yesterday.



“Dance as though no one is watching
Love as though you've never been hurt
Sing as though no one can hear you
Live as though heaven is on earth.” Souza





♥ ♥ ♥

Also I thought that you might like to watch this clip.



Pretending...

Friday, 28 August 2009

Reawakening Dr. Petö’s Conductive Pedagogy Seminar

The idea to offer this seminar came to me as I was going through my Autumn Term diary. The month of October is very special to me, as I always feel reenergized during this month of the year. Every October my whole being seems to be infused with the richness of the colours and the special rays of the autumn sun; reminding me of childhood feelings, flavours and aromas. As I was turning the pages in my diary I remembered the conference we ran at Southampton University in 2002 on the same dates and it brought me back pleasant memories.

So much has happened since…

I would like to offer this seminar with the intention to share with you what I learned at the Petö Institute in Budapest.

I would like to remind you of the things that matter to us and of the intention that is true and of the performance that is serving that intention.

The content and structure of the course is set out in a sequence, as I was trained and gained my knowledge and experience at Petö, from the time I stepped through the door. It would be my pleasure to serve you and lead you in your endeavour in providing holistic, integrated and meaningful services for children, adults and their families whose lives are affected by neurological dis-abilities.

REAWAKENING DR. ANDRÁS PETÖ’S CONDUCTIVE PEDAGOGY

Venue:
Brockenhurts College Business Centre and Conference Room and the Conductive Education Support Centre in Brockenhurst.

The College has facilities for web conferencing so if you live outside the UK and would like to enrol to access this facility please let me know.

Course Fee: £390

DAY ONE

9.30 Registration & Morning Refreshments Served

‘Moulding the clay’-Group Activity

Session One

10.00-11.30 Awakening – Arrival at Petö

-The beginning of the journey with personal exploration to attain realisation of 'capabilities and limitations'

-The power of everyday habits and their affect on human lives

-The structure and life of the Petö Institute

11.30- 11.45 Refreshment Break

Session Two

11.45- 1.00 Conduction.The Art of Evolving-Organised know how

-Tools of Transformation in Conductive Pedagogy

-The challenge in Self Analysis

-The Pygmalion affect

-Re-awakening the examining mind to create congruent, meaningful solutions

-Discovering and analysing essential steps in creating lifestyles, which support never-ending learning

‘Programming’ to align with an active way of life, while supporting awareness and self-realisation, activity, self-direction…

1.00- 1.30 Lunch

Session Three

1.30-3.00 Group Activit, Play - Practical Applications
- Surprise Guest Speaker
-Sketching the portrait of potentials
- Making the present practical and magical

‘Moulding the clay’-Group Activity

DAY TWO

9.30 Registration & Morning Refreshments Served

‘Moulding the clay’-Group Activity

Session One

10.00-11.30 How to activate a ‘focused mental intent’

-Creating a place for expression, learning, healing and play’

-The importance of Parameters; Fixed Points; Completion of Cycle of Intents, Awareness; Intent; Focus…

11.30- 11.45 Refreshment Break

Session Two

11.45-1.00 Patterns of functioning

“Between the voice of the brain and the sounds of the heart grow the seeds of habits”. J. Sz. 2001
- Connection between language and action
-‘A person does not speak with his mouth, a person does not walk with his feet, and the surgeon does not operate with his hands’…
- Mastery of creating an inner aid for directing own behaviour thus performance.

1.00- 1.30 Lunch

Session Three

1.30-3.00 Group Activit,Play - Practical Applications

-Surprise Guest Speaker
-Sketching the portrait of potentials
- Making the present practical and magical

‘Moulding the clay’-Group Activity


DAY THREE

9.30 Registration & Morning Refreshments Served

‘Moulding the clay’-Group Activity

Session One

10.00-11.30 Multileveled observation types and techniques I

-Facilitation (creating an innervated state, accessing the inner riches,)

11.30- 11.45 Refreshment Break

Session Two

11.30-1.00 Multileveled observation types and techniques II
-Practical structures and specific techniques of facilitation
Subtle attunements, consistency and commitment to details.

1.00- 1.30 Lunch

Session Three

1.30-3.00 Group Activit,Play - Practical Applications
-Surprise Guest Speaker
-Sketching the portrait of potentials
- Making the present practical and magical

‘Moulding the clay’-Group Activity

The practical components of the seminar are covered by slide shows, a vast range of photographs,video films and practical demonstrations.



Thursday, 27 August 2009

Can you do it?

Don’t go against yourself.
Don’t create circumstances that go against you.


Don’t align with someone who is going against you.


Could you? Would you? When?

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Summer thoughts... A cup of tea

'Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen.
Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor's cup full, and then kept on pouring.
The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. "It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," Nan-in said, "you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?"


If You Love, Love Openly

Twenty monks and one nun, who was named Eshun, were practicing meditation with a certain Zen master.

Eshun was very pretty even though her head was shaved and her dress plain. Several monks secretly fell in love with her. One of them wrote her a love letter, insisting upon a private meeting.

Eshun did not reply. The following day the master gave a lecture to the group, and when it was over, Eshun arose. Addressing the one who had written her, she said: "If you really love me so much, come and embrace me now."


Calling Card

Keichu, the great Zen teacher of the Meiji era, was the head of Tofuku, a cathedral in Kyoto. One day the governor of Kyoto called upon him for the first time.

His attendant presented the card of the governor, which read: Kitagaki, Governor of Kyoto.

"I have no business with such a fellow," said Keichu to his attendant. "Tell him to get out of here."The attendant carried the card back with apologies. "That was my error," said the governor, and with a pencil he scratched out the words Governor of Kyoto. "Ask your teacher again."

"Oh, is that Kitagaki?" exclaimed the teacher when he saw the card. "I want to see that fellow."'

From 'Zen stories to tell your neighbours'

Sunday, 23 August 2009

3-Day Seminar in October 2009

3-Day Seminar
Reawakening Dr. András Petö’s Conductive Pedagogy
2nd –4th October 2009
New Forest, Hampshire UK
To reserve your place, please contact Judit at

Friday, 21 August 2009

Chief Seattle's letter 1854...

But how can you buy or sell the sky, the land?
The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them?

"How can you buy the sky?
How can you own the rain and the wind?
My father said to me,
I know the sap that courses through the trees,
as I know the blood that flows through my veins.
We are part of the earth as it is part of us.
The perfumed flowers are our sisters.
The bear, the deer, the great eagle,
these are our brothers.
The rocky crests, the meadows, the ponies,
all belong to the same family.
The voice of my ancestors said to me,
The shining water that moves in the streams
and rivers is not simply water
but the blood of your grandfather's grandfather.
Each ghostly reflection in the clear waters of the lakes
tells memories in the life of our people.
The water's murmur is the life of your great-great-grandmother.
The rivers are our brothers.
They quench our thirst.
They carry our canoes
and feed our children.
You must give to the rivers the kindness
you would give any brother.
The voice of my grandfather said to me:
The air is precious.
It shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
The wind that gave me my first breath
also receives my last sigh.
You must keep the land and air apart
and sacred as a place where one can go to taste the wind
that is sweetened by the meadow flowers.
The voice of my grandmother said to me:
Teach your children what you have been taught.
The earth is our mother.
What befalls the earth
befalls all the sons and daughters of the earth.
Hear my voice and the voice of my ancestors,
Chief Seattle said.
The destiny of our people is a mystery to us.
What will happen when the buffalo are all slaughtered?
The wild horses tamed?
What will happen when the secret corners of the forest
are heavy with the scent of many men?
When the view of the ripe hills is blotted by talking wires?
Where will the eagle be?
And what will happen
when we say good-bye to the swift pony and the hunt?
It will be the end of living,
and the beginning of survival.
This we know:
All things are connected like the blood that unites us.
We did not weave the web of life,
we are merely a strand in it.
Whatever we do to the web we do to ourselves.
We love this earth
as a newborn loves its mother's heartbeat.
If we sell our land,
care for it as we have cared for it.
Hold in your mind the memory of the land
as it is when you receive it.
Preserve the land and the air
and the rivers for your children's children and
love it as we have loved it."




Note: The oration and the origin of the text maybe controversial, but it doesn’t take away the depth and the value of the meaning.