The Echo World's PUBLISHER'S BOOK TIP: How do you raise a child with extraordinary abilities? John Nelson addresses this question and many more in this well-written and engaging novel: The Miracle of Anna: An Awakened Child.
Keep a lookout for a review of The Miracle of Anna, in the upcoming March issue of The Echo World.
The Miracle of Anna
“How Awakened Children Awaken Us”
Pregnant women and mothers of newborns sometimes have a glow about them. The child that they carry or nurture as infants come, to quote Wordsworth, “. . . trailing clouds of glory,” and the spiritually elevated can sense that. And while it’s natural for some to project onto their child “elevated” expectations, it is entirely another matter if that child happens to be fully awakened. Just imagine raising a child Jesus, one in the Buddha state, or a child like the Hindu saint, Anandamayi Ma, in today’s world.
This is the situation that faces twentysomething Maggie Langford in The Miracle of Anna when told by her guru that she carries such a child. Her instincts are to shelter and protect the sanctity of young Anna’s pure consciousness. What Maggie she did not expect is the effect her child would have on her own spiritual and psychological development. As a Hindu devotee in a small California town, she is a vegetarian, meditates, and practices yoga. But she is not prepared to have her spirit body whisked away by her daughter to a celestial haven to consult with her spiritual guide.
As it were, Maggie is accelerated by her exposure to young Anna. She goes from teaching arts and crafts at an elementary school to becoming a successful children’s book author, writing stories inspired by her child’s beingness. Of course, as a young woman, she has her own needs, but she allows Anna to “clear her chakras” and raise her energy. It lets this single mother to “have a night out” occasionally that is in alignment with her own spiritual development.
The most profound change, however, is turning a somewhat mousey young woman into a full-fledged spiritual warrior. Maggie will not tolerate anyone, from her guru to child services, and later the city’s school board, to reduce Anna to another cipher in their system. By example, in nurturing the natural development of our children’s spiritual seed, we only cultivate that expression within ourselves to the elevation of both.
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