The Bowl of Light
Each child is born with a perfect bowl of light. This bowl represents the child's true identity, a vessel of shining Light. If the child is taught to love and respect their light, then they will grow in strength and health and they can do anything – swim with the shark, fly with the birds, know and understand all things. If, however, the child judges the experience of life as bad and becomes fearful, ashamed, or resentful, the child drops a stone into a bowl of light and it blocks some of the light. The stone and the light cannot hold the same space. If the child continues to put stones in the bowl it will eventually be full of stones, the light will go out, and the child will become a stone. A stone does not grow, nor does it move. If at any time the child tires of being a stone, all the child needs to do is turn the bowl upside down and the stones will fall out, and the light will grow bright once more.