Stories are powerful tools for teaching students the constructive and destructive power of wishes. The warm response of the students, tells me a great deal about the transforming nature of story.
I am so grateful to share this video with friends and colleagues in all corners of the world. The presentation demonstrates the integration of psychology and spiritual laws for transforming human consciousness.
A priceless opportunity for class management came up during this presentation. My interns refer to it as a “loving but firm” style of administering discipline. The goal is to help students learn how to show respect and get respect. The intervention must be short, loving, and firm. A chaotic classroom is harmful to everyone present and a destructive force to ignore.
In our exploration of the story we examined the following questions and concepts:
- What makes a wish worth keeping and what type of wishes are just selfish?
- Why should we choose to keep a wish or decide to toss it out before we act on it and regret the consequences?
- How do our wishes and prayers play an important role in shaping the course of our lives and others we love?
- What are some spiritual laws in operation when it comes to the forces released by our wishes?
- Is every wish we have good for us and for others?
- What makes a wish a Hot Dog wish?
- What are some of your wishes which will benefit others?
- How inclusive is the circle of your others? Have you been able to fit the whole of humanity in it?
- Do you know about the spiritual law and principle of the oneness of all humanity?
- What happens to us when one person violates the spiritual law of organic oneness of all humanity?
- Why do so many people living in crowded cities feel lonely, isolated, and abandoned?
- What can we do to create loving communities?
- How do spiritual laws such as; the oneness of humanity, safeguard our happiness, peace, and prosperity?
- What are some spiritual laws you abide by?
- Do you believe spiritual laws must agree with reason?
- Which one of the following is a spiritual law in your understanding and why?
- God is one
- Humanity is one
- All major religions are reflections of one source of illumination.
- science and religion must agree.
- Women and men are equal like two wings of a bird
- Religion must be the cause of forwarding moving of civilization
- Truthfulness is the foundation of all virtues.
- When there is love, nothing is too much trouble and there is always time.
- When it comes to our relationship with God, nearness is likeness.
- If we wish to serve God, we must serve His creation.
- Where do we go to learn about the mystery of spiritual laws?
- What other spiritual laws you can add to the list above?
As a Baha’i-inspired psychotherapist, I find prayers revealed by luminaries such as; Christ, Muhammad, Bab, and Baha’u’llah a deep ocean of transforming alternative thoughts. We can meditate upon these words of spiritual wisdom to tune and elevate our dreams and wishes.
Keyvan Geula is a licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist; LMFT. She received her Master of Science in Marriage, family, and Child Therapy from the University of La Verne, in La Verne, California. She employs the latest research in behavioral sciences, neuroscience, and the Baha’i principle of the oneness of all humanity to serve the well-being of her clients.
She offers her services as a clinician, lecturer, trainer, and supervisor to a global set of clients in person and online. In her clinical work, she incorporates the wisdom of the Baha’i Writings, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy research, Mindfulness meditation, and consultation skills, as well as knowledge of the spiritual self.
She is an adjunct professor of Behavioral Sciences at Citrus Community College, faculty of continued education at Claremont Graduate University. She teaches psychology online to students at Baha’i Institute of Higher Education.
She is the Founder and Executive Director of Center for Global Integrated Education (CGIE), a non-profit Baha’i-inspired educational organization, which explores oneness of all humanity, and teaches the integrated mind-body-spirit approach in education.
She has served for two years as the producer and host of a two-hour weekly live radio show for the Persian community in Sothern, California focusing on the role of the psychology of spirituality in personal and social transformation, creativity, emotional and social intelligence, and a greater sense of harmony in a global society. She also has been the host and producer of TV series called Transforming Human Consciousness for eight years. She regularly writes and blogs on www.cgie.org/blog on topics related to integrated education, the oneness of humanity, the powers of the human spirit in the betterment of global society, elimination of all prejudice, equality of women and men, and education reform. Some of her shows are posted on her; Keyvan Geula YouTube Channel.
Mrs. Geula has served in several Baha’i institutions since her youth in Iran and USA.