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"Spiritual intelligence," writes Sinetar, "is inspired thought. It is light, the kiss of life that awakens our sleeping beauty. It animates people of any age, in any situation. In children, that quickening makes boys and girls want to seek ...
"Spiritual intelligence," writes Sinetar, "is inspired thought. It is light, the kiss of life that awakens our sleeping beauty. It animates people of any age, in any situation. In children, that quickening makes boys and girls want to seek out and cultivate their inborn gifts. This book says let's stay open to that kiss of life."
Everyone who values spontaneity, love, and artistry will value this book--for themselves and for the young people they mentor.
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Posted July 11, 2002
In reading 'Spiritual Intelligence', Marsha Sinetar's book about the inborn spiritual guidance of the gifted child, I was keenly aware of the child within myself that has in adulthood come to confront the roads not taken in childhood. Her writing invites us to look at life through the eyes of the gifted child and be inspired to search for our own safe harbors to come home to. While the book focuses on the early awakening child, Sinetar makes it clear that the awakening she writes about is possible at any age. For many of us, those early beacons that guide our talents were dimmed by the social molds we were ushered into and were in some cases obliterated altogether by the artificial drive for success in realms chosen for us by other people. Those young people whose inner guidance is strong enough to use the obstacles that present themselves as stepping stones to strengthen their resolve to find their own drum and beat it to their own music are inspirations to those of us who may still march to someone else's music. Sinetar allows us to appreciate the uniqueness that is born in each of us and creates an awareness of the true sanctity of each life brought into this world by Divine design. It becomes our duty of love to become aware enough to nurture the uniqueness not only in children, but in those around us whose gifts seek only a safe arena and a little encouragement to venture from bud to blossom. 'Spiritual Intelligence' should be recommended reading for every parent and parent-to-be. It should also be, for the rest of us, a wake-up call to more closely analyze why we may have everything the world says should make us happy but we're not. True happiness lies in becoming the authentic person we were meant to be and blessing the world with the gifts only we were destined to give. Sinetar gives us a map of sorts to begin our journey. This book is a 'must read' for those in counseling or teaching fields, and a 'highly recommended' read for everyone else.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.