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🐲The Legend of Beams Trilogy

🐲The Legend of Beams Trilogy

 

🔎Note from this Award-Winning, Child Author’s Family:

This Fantasy Book Series is a story that will warm the hearts of children, teens and adults alike, taking you on an unforgettable journey.

The child author is a natural born writer and after two years writing ‘within the Realm,’ the characters have become a heart-warming part of our lives. She is currently completing the Trilogy.

We love to refer to the post about Madeleine L’Engle on our site: Click Here– to remind ourselves that we don’t always have to understand things- for them to be.

Read the Legend of Beams and uncover the secrets within the Realm of… Castelina.

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~so we may never underestimate the abilities of our children.


  🐲Click Here or- on the Cover to Peek-Inside on Amazon.

THE LEGEND OF BEAMS TRILOGY.  BOOK I

Dragon Arabella Skyscraper M is a fierce and beautiful Dragon.
She is also a Mother with a Secret.
Arabella lives in the Realm of Castelina with the Elves, Ophelia and Petalflow- the Queen of the Out-of-Realm Portal.
After thousands of years, a special kind of magic has finally returned to Castelina- and it is changing everything!

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A New Generation of Fearless Thinkers & Learners…Big Changes are Coming!

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🤗WHAT’S YOUR O.A.T?

🤗WHAT’S YOUR O.A.T?

Okay— it’s time. Let’s go deep for some candid talk.

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I figured if my daughter can try and get her own Papa to converse and open up with her when he is exhausted after a long day—I could push myself to open up and write candidly about some recent questions we’ve been getting about our book and Ella’s part in it.

…perfect example of how I am always learning from my child.

So—my husband told me (a couple of nights ago after our daughter Ella was asleep)—that on their way back from Home Depot—she asked, “Papa, what’s your O.A.T. for today?”

He said to me, “Has she ever asked YOU this question? Do you even know what it is?”

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She hadn’t and—I didn’t.

He told me that Ella explained his O.A.T. to be his ‘ONE AWESOME THING’ that had happened during his day and- that she’d hoped he would share it with her.  [Widget_Twitter id=”1″]

I couldn’t stop smiling. Her own young mind was looking for ways to connect with her exhausted and hard-working Papa. She was discerning enough to recall this Acronym ‘strategy’  from one of her recent reads where a character was trying to encourage a friend in the story to communicate.

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When she and I talked the next morning— I couldn’t help but express my enthusiasm at her loving efforts to engage authentically with her Papa and—as always, find a meaningful way to connect.

She has learned to appreciate putting forth the effort to reach out to others and truly understand what’s important to them. She does it because she cares—not for any accolades. She only knows that it feels good to connect with others genuinely and based on what matters to them.

💜THAT!!!💜

💜THAT- RIGHT THERE, WAS WHY I KNEW I HAD TO WRITE THIS POST💜

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More than a few times, since our Mother-Daughter Book was published— we’ve had questions…no—actually, I think comments is a more appropriate word for most of them.

—“It seems a little far-fetched that your daughter would really say the things in her book or in her blogs.”

—“Kids don’t usually express themselves in that way.”

—“Your daughter’s writing as if she’s an adult. Are those her own words or did you change them?”

—“I find Ella’s overly articulate word choice somewhat intriguing at such a young age.”

—“Kids just don’t usually express themselves that way.”

—“Those words seems a bit deep for a seven year old.”

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So there it was—our “Fearless, Think-Different Self-Discovery Guide” had been put to the test yet again. Maybe that’s why we felt the need to write the post on Madeleine L’Engle last week. You’ll get what I mean if you read it.

It seems the right moment to clear the air.

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The words: genuine and authentic—we take them deeply to heart on every imaginable level. So I thought about the comments stated by others above—trying to understand them—even examine them from a different perspective.

I had only ever seen Ella for who she really is and never once considered the thought that others might question this reality.

Here is my effort to express consideration for the comments above and maybe we can all work at opening our eyes to any limiting thought patterns when it comes to kids. Children are naturally—highly intelligent and eager learners when their innate passions are fostered and encouraged. What is so disappointing is the lack of willingness some have to even consider the complexities and higher potential of a child’s mind. We as adults could take lessons from our own children.

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It would seem easier sometimes to ‘brush something off’ that ‘APPEARS’ TOO PROFOUND to be real, maybe even just see it as an anomaly- or worse—a falsified reality.

What a disservice we do to ourselves and our kids—missing out on all that can be learned between adult and child through good-old-fashioned interactions of a deeper sort.

Just like all families out there trying to do their best- we have more than plenty of our own struggles as a family. Isn’t that just life?
When you take the off-roads journey of learning together as a family, your being risk takers by the simple fact that you are not following the cycle of social conformity. Your willingness to take the chance and open up to each other in deeper ways—naturally brings about a higher level of thinking and interacting.

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However—this heightened thinking also opens up a child’s higher awareness and sensitivity to things going on in the word and with the people around them. This alertness—the very thing that leads to the depth of connectedness, creates heightened mindfulness and a stronger moral compass. Kids living this deeply connected life- have a much keener sense of their surroundings and the people they meet. They can ascertain when something seems inauthentic or unjust.

Ella senses things about others actions, good intentions and even their lack thereof. She thinks about people with wonder and curiosity. She loves people and is perceptive. That wisdom allows her to know herself and what makes her feel comfortable, what does not—and… what principles she wants guiding her life.

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So, that’s the answer—as best as I can say. These are the reasons why Ella expresses herself the way she does in her writing. This discernment of the truth around her—grounds her in a strong sense of right or even when something seems inconsistent with her moral upbringing. When we wrote another recent post about the meaning of the word MOTIVES- she had many questions (which prompted not only the dialogue but the writing of the post). The questions stemmed from her confusion over people’s actions, inconsistencies and intentions. It is taking those questions, the words themselves— and converting them into fuel to bring about understanding. As her mom I would be remiss in not attempting to help her understand the meaning of the depths of humanity, even if some parts can never be fully understood. That’s deep—but would I deny her that conversation when she has already made such observations? No- not a chance. Real talk is hard- but the value it brings spans a lifetime.

Well, I think the best way for me to conclude is this: Why define Ella’s reasoning or form of expression with some label or term—or even brush it off, as impossibly hers. Instead, let’s just try to welcome the opportunity for this possibility with all of our children.

Maybe a good way to start would be asking your family members about their own O.A.T.!

If your family begins an off-roads journey of self-discovery and is hoping to live a life beyond merely what “the institution” offers—Be Fearless! Be prepared to accept & embrace the beautiful nuances that come with this life. You won’t regret it—as any old shackles seem to fall right off and you see things you didn’t believe were possible.

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Stomp into our Fearless Homeschool Book: Click the Book Cover to order a beautiful matte copy.

Interested in Reading it as an eBook for any device- Click the Elephants HERE 🐘🐘 for Amazon’s link.

A New Generation of Fearless Homeschoolers…Big Changes are Coming!

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🌟Deeply Pursue It—Despite What You Don’t Understand. Intuition Is Your Guide.

🌟Deeply Pursue It—Despite What You Don’t Understand. Intuition Is Your Guide.

“A Book, too—can be a star, explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”

~Author Madeleine L’Engle

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To say that ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ is a tribute to the world of literature does not begin to reach the profundity of this book’s potential as a positive impact on children & families in our society today.

The abilities of young readers are tremendously underestimated— and as my daughter Ella and I began to read L’Engle’s book—we couldn’t help but feel its:
—radiant depth
—immense wisdom
—delicate innocence
—profound worldliness
—complicated yet ineffably comprehensible plot
—beautiful ambiguities that have you relishing both the simplicities & complexities of life

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✨The uniqueness of this author’s writing is precious to behold and like no other book out there. It has been a treasured source of conversation and joy for my daughter and I as we endeavor to focus on the beauty in life and let go of any vestiges of negativity.

✨Ella’s been enjoying a project of compiling a journal list of all her favorite words used by the author. She plans to create her own poem or story using these beautiful words when she’s done. She’ll be excited to share it on her website. The use of the author’s meaningful words, within powerful sentences have drawn Ella into a new way of thinking and become a source of excitement for delving into the depths of humanity.  

“A Wrinkle in Time… asks these huge questions, really, about the universe, and good and evil, and the power of love, and all of this crazy science and complex ideas. It assumes that kids are able to think about all that stuff. I think that a lot of people forget that, or never realize it, but a children’s book is really the best place to ask big questions. Our worlds get smaller as we get older.”

~Author Rebecca Stead, of ‘When You Reach Me.’

Through the human—there are things we will never fully understand—yet with unshaken certainty—A Wrinkle in Time shows both parent and child alike, the TANGIBLE nature of Love to overcome hate as no other text has achieved quite this extraordinarily.

The author well understood that though “hate may seem to win for a while, Love is stronger” and will always overcome the shrouds of any evil intent.

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This immensely nobel writer deserves accolades far beyond her Pulitzer Prize Winning work. To say her writing is gifted would not reach the loftiness of its potential and positive impact on children and families alike. Her expressive voice, characterization and words of creative wisdom teach children that even the meaning of the word INEFFABLE can become something TANGIBLE.

A Wrinkle in Time is a book that transcends wonder and enriches children’s developing minds—filling them with curiosity, bravery, intellectual growth—an ever so immaculately expressed value— in the genuine, the potency of wisdom and the power of love. She brought characters to life, whose depth of humanity, collaborative reasoning and purity of heart might seem almost impossibly altruistic for the times we are now living in. The reality is…they are not.

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“Your much too straight forward to pretend to be what you aren’t…” said Mother Murray to her daughter in the story.

….what sound advice.

A Wrinkle in Time is a tribute to “Exceptionally Unique Thinking” and deeply pursuing a life of Love despite things you may not understand. One’s natural inclination is to believe we MUST ‘understand it all’ before we embark upon something new. The reality is—we don’t.

This resonates with Ella & I—as we made the schematic connection—that these same ideologies encapsulate the essence of our “Think Different Guide”— a Family Homeschool Book for the New Generation of Fearless Learners. Like Meg, Calvin, Wallace and Mom Murray, we see the value in standing apart, being true to your natural self-hood—and learning how to hone a keen intuition in life and in parenting. This far exceeds any reasoning of the mind.

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Here’s a look at our Mother & Daughter Books. Click the Covers to peek inside:

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Stomp into our Fearless Homeschool book: Available in a beautiful matte cover- Click Book Cover.

Click the Elephants HERE 🐘🐘 to read as an eBook on any device via Amazon.

A New Generation of Fearless Homeschoolers…Big Changes are Coming!

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