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Michaelmas Dragons

“During this time of year when the world is growing dark and we travel inward to find our own inner light to offer to the world around us… (we are much like Michael)..This is the time when we gather up our strength and wield our swords of courage and upright living to slay our inner dragons of depression, egoism, untruth that try to arise. ” ~ taken from the Little Acorn Learning September Afterschool Guide written by my dear friend, mentor, and now afterschool partner Marianne Frost
Our journey may be difficult, long – frightening… we may turn back and need to force ourselves to begin again. We may be afraid to look ahead, or even look behind… but we move forth, with bravery… challenging ourselves to face what it is we need to face – examining ourselves deep within, to see what is there beneath the surface. What is left undone, untouched…

Like Michael we can face our dragons with truth… with courage… defeating what is holding us back from becoming who we are meant to become. From Joy.
The children at Little Acorn Playgarden enjoyed celebrating this wonderful waldorf festival more simply… first we enjoyed a few verses from our afterschool guide for Michaelmas week (we use our afterschool guides as a supplement to our regular daily guide that we use each month):

Michaelmas Fingerplay
*repeat verse for each finger
(taken from our September Afterschool guide)

Five brave knights
With swords held high,
Rode their white stallions
Across the sky.

The dragon roared fire
From the mountain top
One horse ran away
But four did not stop!

Four brave knights… (continue verse as above)
Three brave knights…
Two brave knights…
One brave knight

With sword held high
Rode his white stallion
Across the sky.

The dragon roared fire
From the mountain top
The knight looked back
But would not stop!

The swords raised high
The stallions full speed
Five brave nights
One good deed.

Then we watercolor painted.

How strong our children are.
How creative.
Brave.

How much we can learn from their wonder.
Their risk taking.
Their forgiveness of self..
Of others.

Their beauty.
Their color.
Their energy.

The way they challenge us.
Bring us to our knees.
Worry us.
Love us.

We created our dragons from our own art. Each stroke unique, varied, different… each our own process… our own journey.
Beautiful and strong.

Together… One.

Moving, floating …. forward.

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Michaelmas Dragons

“During this time of year when the world is growing dark and we travel inward to find our own inner light to offer to the world around us… (we are much like Michael)..This is the time when we gather up our strength and wield our swords of courage and upright living to slay our inner dragons of depression, egoism, untruth that try to arise. ” ~ taken from the Little Acorn Learning September Afterschool Guide written by my dear friend, mentor, and now afterschool partner Marianne Frost
Our journey may be difficult, long – frightening… we may turn back and need to force ourselves to begin again. We may be afraid to look ahead, or even look behind… but we move forth, with bravery… challenging ourselves to face what it is we need to face – examining ourselves deep within, to see what is there beneath the surface. What is left undone, untouched…

Like Michael we can face our dragons with truth… with courage… defeating what is holding us back from becoming who we are meant to become. From Joy.
The children at Little Acorn Playgarden enjoyed celebrating this wonderful waldorf festival more simply… first we enjoyed a few verses from our afterschool guide for Michaelmas week (we use our afterschool guides as a supplement to our regular daily guide that we use each month):

Michaelmas Fingerplay
*repeat verse for each finger
(taken from our September Afterschool guide)

Five brave knights
With swords held high,
Rode their white stallions
Across the sky.

The dragon roared fire
From the mountain top
One horse ran away
But four did not stop!

Four brave knights… (continue verse as above)
Three brave knights…
Two brave knights…
One brave knight

With sword held high
Rode his white stallion
Across the sky.

The dragon roared fire
From the mountain top
The knight looked back
But would not stop!

The swords raised high
The stallions full speed
Five brave nights
One good deed.

Then we watercolor painted.

How strong our children are.
How creative.
Brave.

How much we can learn from their wonder.
Their risk taking.
Their forgiveness of self..
Of others.

Their beauty.
Their color.
Their energy.

The way they challenge us.
Bring us to our knees.
Worry us.
Love us.

We created our dragons from our own art. Each stroke unique, varied, different… each our own process… our own journey.
Beautiful and strong.

Together… One.

Moving, floating …. forward.

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