“Vasilyok, tell us please what can we do in the aspect of working with children?”
“Cognition of God and His Creation is so interesting! However, now on the Earth (with some exceptions) the word God is related in children’s minds mainly with tedious edification from adults… But I am their main Friend, their main Companion in games and in life!… God wants to make their lives very interesting! It is called ecology. It teaches one to learn, to love, to guard!
“How can you help people? — think of something yourselves: this can be a web page on the Internet, a small book, a film. It should not be a manual for teachers but rather a training aid for children themselves!”
“How did You teach Your children?”
“In this very way: even a flower could become a whole world that tells its story including the structure of its life, ethics, philosophy, God…”
“When did You live on the Earth?”
“Not long ago, before World War II…
“I was a herdsman; children came to listen to My stories and simply to sit near a fire with Me…
“There was a library in the ruins of a destroyed monastery nearby that I discovered in My childhood… These books became a catalyst for awakening the memory of the soul and as a source of much knowledge… I intuitively recognized the Truth — and then retold it to children in a manner interesting to them. For example, I told them about the events as if I saw them with the eyes of God…
“They submerged into My love — and everything that I described was imbibed by them together with My love and became an integral part of their worldview. As mother’s milk contains everything necessary for child’s life, even so My love included the basics of worldview and ethics of God, and a little of concrete knowledge about plants, animals, Earth.
“It was great joy! — to see how their hearts were opening and aspiring towards the Light…
“… Of course, the children could not keep in secret for a long time that which I taught them… The soviet security service came to know about us…
“… The children were killed as if by accident… I was arrested and shot — ‘for promoting false ideas about God and for contributing to world imperialism’.
“… Do not grieve about them! They were killed, but this incarnation was very useful for them: they all received a mark from God — so that in the next incarnation they will continue development on the chosen path.
“Do not grieve about those who could not go further together with you! Every one of them received such a mark from God as well, except for those who betrayed.”
* * *
… After this conversation I read again our past records and discovered the following:
“Of Russians of past centuries Who attained Divinity… we know Vasilyok, Who comprehended completely the Teachings of Jesus Christ and lived His life in the state of subtle love. He tried to pass this state to others and had several young disciples. But they were killed by monks of the Russian inquisition.”
This information contradicted the story recorded by me. I was confused…
Vasilyok told me:
“Why do you think that one of these stories is wrong? In reality they both took place…
“… When monks killed My students before My eyes, I was depressed… I loved them more than a mother loves her children… I would have given Myself to death to save them!…
“Yet the murderers let Me live because they knew: to die was a greatest happiness for Me then. And they enjoyed My despair. Every day they came to My cell and mocked Me…
“… I knew that despondency is a vice before God… I knew that suicide is inadmissible… Yet I could not withstand it and committed suicide…
“There is a law according to which every situation lived by you in a wrong way has to be repeated again: until you find the correct decision.
“Thus I was embodied again in very similar life circumstances… But this time, instead of monks-murderers, My children were killed by atheists-murderers…
“However, I did not repeat this same mistake a second time… I remained faithful to Jesus remembering His words: ‘Father! Forgive them for they do not know what they do’. I pitied with the Love of Jesus the hatred-maimed souls of My persecutors and continued to withstand their tortures — and the Love of the Lord unceasingly flowed through Me. I accepted the death of the body with calm and joy.
“… And children — all children! — are always Mine!
“One has to teach them!
“It is children that need to be taught, first of all!
“Children need to be taught so that people of hatred, people of hell cannot raise them as fiends — by whatever idea they disguise their evil: under the mask of ‘Christianity’, ‘Communism’, Islam fundamentalism, or any other system where they teach to hate and to kill…
“So, you see what important things I wanted to tell you, and you were sad thinking that you understood Me wrong!”
“Thank You, Vasilyok!”
* * *
We have come to a small hill in the pine forest overgrown with moss and lichen. We take off the rucksacks — and all of the sudden! — find ourselves on a meadow suffused with sunlight and full of cornflowers looking at us as bluish eyes.
… Here Vasilyok meets us with His joyful smile! His blue eyes, light hair, broad smile — radiate joy! The state of freedom and happiness is everywhere!
Our hearts, too, are filled with joy!
“Tell us, Vasilyok, what do You do now, how do You help people from Your non-incarnate state?”
“Now I work with children — I teach them to be joyful. It is very important — to be joyful! People have ceased to rejoice at natural beauty — and this is very sad for God.
“There is much beauty on the Earth; one just needs to see it! Not everyone can see masterpieces of arts, but everyone can admire the beauty of living nature! Even in the desert and in the eternal Arctic ice there is a special charm!
“Ask people around you: how often do they look at the sky? You will know that the ‘world’ for most of them is limited to several meters around their bodies and even these meters are contained in their rooms and offices.
“One has to teach people to notice the beautiful! To notice it not only when admiring forests, meadows, lakes, steppe, seas… — but also in dewdrops, in the first rays of the rising sun, in the drops of rain, in grass blades, in the singing of birds, in the thin new moon… — everywhere one can discover the wonderful beauty of the Creation!
“And when people learn to notice the beautiful and to enjoy it, then they can understand and fall in love with Him Who created all this: with the Creator! Living nature was also created by the Creator — as an inexhaustible source of joy and love!”
“Tell us: why do You work with children and not with adults?”
“To work with children is a great joy for God! Children’s souls are more open towards the beautiful! The purity of their perception of the beautiful is much higher than that of adults. Children are also capable of comprehending very serious knowledge about God if one treats them seriously and speaks to them as to equals. They are capable of coming to the level of their instructor if it is interesting to them. They absorb new knowledge with the whole consciousness, contrary to the case of adults when the received knowledge unfortunately ‘gets stuck in the head’.
“One must also keep in mind that children have the dangerous ‘transitional age’, but this is natural. Those who pass it safely have a remarkable foundation for correct further development.
“Your help in this aspect is very small yet.
“Write a book about Me for children! Create new films — for children as well! So that watching them, every child can touch God with the soul!
“Give beauty to people! Give joy and warmth! Give love! Give knowledge about the Creator! Give Me to people!”
“Vasilyok, what can You advise concerning upbringing of one’s own children?”
“One has to raise them by one’s own example! By one’s own example — in everything!
“One has to view the child as a student — and in the presence of students, the teacher cannot allow himself or herself to show even a little weakness.
“The more difficult the student is, the more impeccable the teacher has to be!
“If one analyzes one’s own behavior — then one can understand that the roots of many child’s vices have roots in the soul of the teacher.
“One can repeat good words many times… — but what is the worth of the words of the one who cannot follow impeccably one’s own advice? By such a behavior the teacher can forever depreciate the beautiful and correct values that he or she tries to impart to the student.”