Solution for Drug/Gang/Elder Poverty

May 31, 2018

Hi Everyone,

In the early 1970’s, I taught third grade at Easton Elementary School which is near Morgantown, WV, the home of West Virginia University. Easton served a blue-collar, rural area. It was a Title 1 (poverty) school.

Along came MacMillian Publishers. For one year, they sponsored a tutoring program at Easton. The tutors were moms and other interested persons from the community. MacMillian provided training for these moms, materials and an on-site trainer. Students were tutored individually and in small-groups daily.

Results

At the end of that school year, according to national tests, each of my students gained a year or more in achievement. That means that if a student entered my class reading at a first-grade level, he left reading at a second-grade level. 

The fact is that every student left my class for grade four reading at a third-grade level or higher.  This was so for all areas including math. No student left third grade scoring below grade three in any area of learning.

The tutoring paid off. The extra attention, the extra teaching, the having an extra person rooting for them made this happen.

Solution

So. In view of the drug crisis, the neighborhood and school violence crisis and the elder poverty crisis, I suggest that every child in America receive daily tutoring.

That’s every child: poverty, wealthy, rural, inner-city, public school, private school, conservative, liberal. Every single child.

One-to-one tutoring gives every child someone extra in their corner, someone who not only listens and teaches, but who, also, observes, takes note, gives help or finds help for the student.

Consider that if someone had observed certain needs of certain individuals, the school shootings might not have happened. Consider that if someone had given encouragement, hope and direction certain individuals  might not have taken drugs or joined gangs. Consider that if someone helps lift someone up, helps them stand and then stand alone, individuals might see alternatives to gangs and violence.

Who Tutors

There are many retired teachers who would love to work with children but who no longer desire to manage a classroom. There are many retirees who would welcome the chance to increase their income and do good.

Remember that MacMillian trained the moms and interested people in the neighborhood. These folks didn’t have college degrees. They had a desire to help their kid and the other children in the neighborhood.

Providing a one-to-one daily tutor for each child could be a major piece of the solution for ending drug, gang and violence in our schools and neighborhoods. 

It is certainly a way to end elder poverty. Grandmothers,  grandfathers and other retired persons would be perfect tutors.

Healing Happens

There is a national call to end the drug/gang/elder poverty crisis in our nation. A healing is needed.

Healing does not happen unless there is a vision, a why and a how.

The vision is each child in American receiving daily, one-to-one tutoring so that learning is enhanced and problems spotted and resolved.

The why is to end the drug/gang/elder poverty crisis.

The how is to employ retired folks, trained them to tutor, observe and problem-solve and then assign them as tutors to the students. Some of the student problems a trained tutor could spot and help solve are rejection and loneliness or homelessness and hunger or fear of bullies and gangs. 

The details are left to each of you who sees that daily,  one-to-one tutoring for every child  is a viable, workable piece needed to help our schools and communities become safe, peaceful, fun and productive places.

And so it is.

Rev. Barbara

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Not Being Chosen

May 20, 2018

Hi Everyone,

For the past several months, I’ve been dealing with several negative, hurtful occurrences. This morning I finally got a name for what’s been happening.

It’s called: Not Being Chosen. It could, also, be called: Rejection.

Examples

For example, even though there was an opening, even though I was standing right there when the opening was announced, even though other people said, “Ask Barbara”, I wasn’t asked to fill the opening. I wasn’t chosen. I was rejected.

For example, I have a new job. It is the perfect job for me. The problem is that I have to be chosen by the customers of this employer in order to have someone to serve. Often, I am not chosen. I am rejected.

When the name of the problem came to me—Not Being Chosen; Rejection—, I remembered many times in my childhood when I wasn’t chosen.

I’m certain that many of you have similar memories. I’m certain that many of you are experiencing Not Being Chosen and Rejection.

So. What to do to heal this?

Healing

We go to the angels and to the Source of all Life and all Knowledge. I usually call this Source God. You might have another name for it. Use whatever name makes sense to you.

Repeat the following words:

God, the source of all knowledge, all power, all giving and forgiving. God, the Creative Intelligence that is the Universe, God, the power that is everywhere present including being right here right now

And your angels, the ones who help get things done, who support us, encourage us and love us.

I asked that you go to the very first time Not Being Chosen and Rejection showed up in my energy fields. I asked that these be removed.

As of right here and right now, these are deleted, erased, obliterated and rubbed out of every lifetime I have experienced, am experiencing or will experience; of every reality I have experienced, am experiencing or will experience; of every dimension and space I have ever inhabited, am inhabiting or will inhabit.

Every bit of these is removed. Now and forever. Across all time now and always.

A vacuum is created.

In this vacuum is placed being chosen, being accepted, being selected, being recognized.

In this vacuum is placed the thinking, the believing, the actions that make being chosen, being accepted and being selected possible in all situations, in all times.

In this vacuum is placed me deciding that I am chosen, that I am accepted, that I am selected in all lifetimes, in all environments, in all dimensions, in all spaces and in all realities for all time.

I give thanks that this is so: I am chosen; I am accepted; I am selected. I am chosen to do the work that is my talent and my gift. I am chosen to do the work I was sent here to do. I am chosen to be me.

I release this into the Mind of Source and the angels.

I release this into the action of Universal Laws.

And so it is.

Rev. Barbara

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Mother’s Day 2018

May 13, 2018

Hi Everyone,

I wish everyone a happy Mother’s Day.

I do this because all of us are called to be mother’s.

All of us are asked to protect, encourage and empower those who are young.

So let us go to the Angels of All of Us, to the Creative Intelligence and asked for the guidance and support that will allow us to do this with excellence.

Angels of All of Us

Angels of all of us,

We are grateful for this day. We are grateful that you are with us.

We are grateful for hearing the call to be mothers, not necessarily birth mothers, but people whose love is so great that it includes all people everywhere.

We ask that we always be givers, that we always be part of the solution instead of part of the problem.

We ask that we constantly recognize that it is as you angels have told us: the problem is always the denial of love; the solution is always the recognition of love.

Therefore, when I consider the problem of immigration, I know that this problem is actually a lack of love. I know that when I consider the problem of lack of money, of school shooters, of murder, of robbery, that all of these are actually a denial of love.

And, when I truly desire a solution, I know I recognize love as the answer, as the solution to every problem.

I ask that my mind, my heart, and my soul be able to recognize the denial of love and the form of love that is going to solve the denial of love.

I know that this is done.

I rejoice that this is so.

And so it is.

Barbara Lucas

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