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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, December 2 2015 8:15 PM UTC +00:00

About

Children are spiritual beings who, just a short time ago, adventured into the world of humans. They enter our world already having a spiritual life. In their innocence, they have access to the wisdom and wonder of the world from which they came. All children, even us grownup children, have the innate ability to connect with our Spirit-selves and the spiritual world, until they become more like the rest of us.

Andrew's Arrival
Andrew's Arrival

With the birth of my grandson, Andrew, I began to ask myself:

When do children decide to leave behind and eventually forget their essential nature as Spirit-beings? How do we as grownups participate in this forgetting process? 

This book, and this project, Cultivating Spirituality in Children, is my answer to those questions.

Inspired by my grandson, Andrew, this book was written for grownups who are invested in empowering children to continue to live within their innate spiritual awareness intact. These grownups willingly take a look at the words they themselves speak, as well as the actions they take. With courage and conviction, they ask themselves: Are my words and my actions in alignment with what I want for my children? How willing am I to take on practices that will not only cultivate awareness in me, but also shift my thoughts, my words and my actions, so that they are in alignment with my highest values and my highest contribution to my children’s well-being?

Until we grownups commit to cultivating spiritual competencies within ourselves, our children have no reason to believe a word we say. Our actions constantly speak louder than our words, either reflecting our fear-based thinking or mirroring our Divine knowing. And, as you already know, children take their cues from watching us be, not from what we say.

In order to step fully into empowering children to soar to their fullest potential, we, as grownups, have to first be willing to practice visiting, investigating, and enlivening our own deeply held spiritual principles. Then, we must willingly take up the practice of living into these principles. If we do this, our children will inevitably delight in following our lead.

Through these practices, we become far more present in our children’s lives, as the gift of their presence in our lives becomes so much more evident. 

If this is the kind of parent/stepparent/grandparent or guardian that you’ve dreamt of becoming - JUMP IN!

My intention is that the fulfillment of this Kickstarter project will propel the exposure and the importance of Cultivating Spirituality in Children. Momentum of the distribution of the books and audio-book will escalate, as will opportunities to speak, train, and facilitate workshops for parents and grandparents. More opportunities to spread the word will unfold.

This project's success will fund the support of all those who have thus far participated in the creation of this book: the graphic designer of the cover, the continuity editor, the formatting of the text, the cost of self-publishing + shipment of the first run of 100 books, audio book recording and editing, travel costs for the initial book-signing events in January, and the ads for magazine coverage - - interestingly enough, rarely does one get interviewed for a magazine without financially contributing to the magazine through the purchasing of ads. 

Furthermore, this book is already being translated into French and Portuguese. In sum, we already have forward momentum which is very, very exciting!

The success of this projects also funds the fees, taxes, the books given to you, and the administrative assistant who will carry out the fulfillment of this project.

The goal of this project is to raise $18,400.00 to fulfill my objectives. I also have a stretch goal of $25,000.00, and I will use any extra money to fund local community projects in my community and yours, in order to spread this mission of helping every child's spirituality be nurtured. This could include, but is not limited to: donating copies of Cultivating Spirituality in Children to women's shelters, local libraries, parenting groups, churches, etc; creating & presenting a live weekend workshop for parents; and creating a downloadable e-course for global access.

Plus, if I reach my entire stretch goal of $25,000, I will bring these efforts to a US or Canadian town chosen by YOU, my backers! 

And, I would love to hear your ideas for spreading the word about cultivating spirituality in children. How would you like to see this mission spread across the globe? I look forward to your ideas, so please share your comments!

What You Get for Contributing:

Everyone who contributes as little as $1 will also be given access to my 28-day "Parent Like a Guru" course, sent directly to your e-mail inbox!

 Pledge $10-100 or more

You will have options for PDF or signed paperback copies of all of my books. They make great gifts too! 

Pledge $500 or more

3-part Interactive Webinar Series on Parenting as a Spiritual Practice. 

Join in with other parents/guardians and grandparents as Dr. Rosie shares information about enhancing our children's spirituality. You will have opportunities to ask questions and your own wisdom with the group.

Pledge $1,500 or more

A 3-Night Stay, for 1-2 people, on Beautiful Orcas Island, WA, at Eagles' Heart Sanctuary.  

Glamping at Eagle Heart Sanctuary
Glamping at Eagle Heart Sanctuary

Stay in a fabulously appointed, private yurt- It will be 'glamping' at it's finest! You are welcome anytime between June and September 2016, when the weather is at its finest. Breakfast or brunch included. Travel to/from Eagle's Heart Sanctuary, lunch, and dinner not included.

Pledge $1,500 or more

Join the backer's only workshop with Dr. Rosie at a location TBA!

I will facilitate a 2-day workshop in a fun location TBA. You (the participants who pledge at this level) get to choose the topic that most interests you, such as Parenting Like a Guru, Grandparenting & Spirituality, or How Can I Practice Before I Preach. This is limited to 10 people!

Pledge $2,000 or more

A Spiritual Retreat for Two, with Dr. Rosie at Eagles' Heart Sanctuary. 

Sunset at Eagle Heart Sanctuary
Sunset at Eagle Heart Sanctuary

Experience the serenity and tranquility of a 3-day retreat on beautiful Orcas Island, WA. Great way to get away from them hustle and bustle and find your center. You will have the opportunity to spend 1 hour a day with Rosie, for coaching or consulting. The rest of your time can be spent on the pristine 10 acres of Eagle's Heart, exploring the lovely town center, or curled up reading any of Dr. Rosie's books. Stay in a fabulously appointed, private yurt- It will be 'glamping' at it's finest! Breakfast or Brunch included. You are welcome anytime between May and September, when the weather is at its finest. Travel to/from Eagle's Heart Sanctuary, lunch, and dinner not included.

Pledge $5,000 or more

Dr. Rosie comes to you!

I will facilitate a 2-day workshop in YOUR town, anywhere in the US or Canada. You get to choose the topic that most interests you, such as Parenting Like a Guru, Grandparenting & Spirituality, or How Can I Practice Before I Preach. You may invite up to 10 people to join you.

Risks and challenges

It always seems risky for any of us to become the change we wish to see in the world - Thank you, Gandhi, for those words.

Kickstarter inspires each of us to find that for which we willingly put ourselves on the line. Inspiring grownups to be the stewards for true spiritual fulfillment in our children - This for me is worth the risk. This is worth living for and dying for.

I have an extraordinary opportunity to share this project of cultivating spirituality in children with so many individuals who have the resources, skills and tools to bring about the success of this project. It is up to me to allow myself to be supported so that this project is an utterly amazing success. It is up to me to realize that though I may be the conduit for this project, every grownup on the planet is the resource for making every child's spirit soar.

My experiences as a psycho-spiritual educator, a marriage, family & child therapist, a transformational coach, a speaker, trainer + facilitator, as well as coordinator of many workshops & retreats, have all given me the capability to assess the risks, from the get go, of the fulfillment of this project. I've prepared myself for the success of this project for a very long time. Facing the certainty of success is the challenge, and successfully managing events, time and well-being is the most basic risk I face. Accepting full responsibility for the success of this project and the fulfillment of my commitment to you, I willingly receive the support required to make it so.

Together we will succeed in creating a world where every child's spirit soars.

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    Signed Copies of all four of the 101 Series: "You Know When You Are Transforming When...", "If Only My Mother Had Told Me...", "ME...", and "Cultivating Spirituality in Children."

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    Bonus: You will also be given access to my 28-day "Parent Like a Guru" course, sent directly to your e-mail inbox!

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    A 3-Night Stay, for 1-2 people, on Beautiful Orcas Island, WA, at Eagles' Heart Sanctuary.

    Stay in a fabulously appointed, private yurt- It will be 'glamping' at it's finest!

    You are welcome anytime between June and September 2016, when the weather is at its finest. Breakfast or brunch included. Travel to/from Eagle's Heart Sanctuary, lunch, and dinner not included.

    Bonus: You will also be given access to my 28-day "Parent Like a Guru" course, sent directly to your e-mail inbox!

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    I will facilitate a 2-day workshop in a fun location TBA. You (the participants who pledge at this level) get to choose the topic that most interests you, such as Parenting Like a Guru, Grandparenting & Spirituality, or How Can I Practice Before I Preach.

    This is limited to 10 people!

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    A Spiritual Retreat for Two, with Dr. Rosie at Eagles' Heart Sanctuary.

    Experience the serenity and tranquility of a 3-day retreat on beautiful Orcas Island, WA. Great way to get away from them hustle and bustle and find your center.

    You will have the opportunity to spend 1 hour a day with Rosie, for coaching or consulting. The rest of your time can be spent on the pristine 10 acres of Eagle's Heart, exploring the lovely town center, or curled up reading any of Dr. Rosie's books.

    Stay in a fabulously appointed, private yurt- It will be 'glamping' at it's finest!

    Breakfast or Brunch included.

    You are welcome anytime between May and September, when the weather is at its finest.

    Travel to/from Eagle's Heart Sanctuary, lunch, and dinner not included.

    Bonus: You will also be given access to my 28-day "Parent Like a Guru" course, sent directly to your e-mail inbox!

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    Dr. Rosie comes to you!

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