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5 booklets with 6 new child meditations. The first one is ready for you. 

Welcome to The Valley of Hearts

 

I am so happy to announce that ‘The Valley of Hearts’ will soon be released in English. It was published in Danish in August 2017 and has taught Danish children about their inner landscape and how to access their inner resources through child meditation. The feedback from parents has been overwhelming. While ‘The Children’s Meditations in my Heart’ teaches children to fall asleep, the meditations in ‘The Valley of Hearts’ teach them to let go of their troubles and clear their mind before sleeping, enabling them to access a deeper and longer sleep.

The storyline of the book came to me after meeting many children who had read ‘The Children’s Meditations in my Heart’. They happily told me about their magical love mountains, I receive letters from children and parents from all over the world, telling me about their love mountains. When I realised we now had a whole mountain range of love mountains across the planet I thought that the valley below so many children’s hearts must be the most wonderful place to visit. Those were the first thoughts behind the creation of ‘Valley of Hearts’.

 

The six meditations in this book are based on my experiences with the four elements fire, earth, water and air as a meditation teacher and healer. In my coaching clinic I use the elements in meditations with adults to help them heal, grow and find inner balance grounded in love and light. I have seen the most beautiful of transformations and couldn’t help but think the basic principles of the teachings in the elements could also be taught to children.

We are part of nature whether we like it or not. If we like and seek nature often, we already know how healing nature is. If we shy away from nature, we risk feeling disconnected, which can lead to stress and depression. Luckily, implicit in ‘disconnection’ is a chance to reconnect as well.

Today, many families only seek out nature for vacations or weekends. And worse still, some only watch nature on a screen. With our modern ways of living we are losing our natural sense for nature. The scientists talk about that we suffer from nature deficit. We see the sad effects of nature deficit everywhere. A sad sign of it is how we treat nature. We  wouldn’t treat nature like we do, if we knew and felt in our hearts that we ARE nature. With this scary separation from nature, we also lose access to nature’s magical ability to help us find our balance in our everyday lifes. With this book I offer to help you and your child reconnect to nature inside and outside of you. It is all the same.

Let’s not wait for our children to be disconnected. Let’s teach them to stay connected.

The first booklet is ready for you to download now with the two first meditations. The rest will be released as a series in 2019 in at total of five booklets. We always recommend you begin with booklet number one. The rest you can shuffle as you like. 

Part One: The Valley of Hearts

In the first part you find a parent section with an introduction to the book together with the first two meditations in the book. In the first you teach your child how to arrive to the valley by using the breath and the imagination. In the second meditation the child get’s to meet Eagle Feather – who is the wise guide in the valley. He teaches your and your child about the magic of the elements: fire, water, soil, and air. 

“Eagle Feather taps into our innate wisdom of nature, stored in our collective consciousness, and makes us reconnect with nature again. He is from everywhere and nowhere exactly. He has been carried through generations through storytelling and intuition. He knows all oceans, all mountains, all continents and all native cultures. He is a friend to all children. He is not a religious character – albeit love is his religion should we choose one for him.”

Released on November 27th 2018

 

Download the first booklet now:

Part Two: The Flame Dancing Fire

Element: Fire 

Release date: unannounced

 

Part Three: The Clear Source 

Element: Water 

Release date: unannounced

 

 

Part Four: The Deep Meadow

Element: Earth 

Release date: unannounced

 

Part five: The Mild Winds

Element: Air

Release date: unannounced

Meet the author Gitte Winter Graugaard

On April 6th 2018 I introduced the book on a live Facebook video. You can rewatch it here;

Let’s empower our children to make the difference we as a generation have not been able to. The empowerment lies in the understanding that we ARE nature. And by connecting to this wisdom we also empower them to dream big and make a difference. Because understanding nature inside of us connects us to creativity, passion, compassion, resourcefulness, self-efficacy, and an immense flow, which is really all it takes to bring an idea to the market and create a living from a heartfelt desire to make the world a better place. The creation of this booklet series is based on this wisdom and connection it-self.

“The Valley of Hearts” is a beautiful book with wonderful illustration. The stories enable children to create beautiful inner images. I encouraged the children in my class to draw while I read aloud. It gave them another focus, and at the same time I could see that the pictures and the language in the book were adaptable to them. All in all, I have to say that I and my class have enjoyed being on this inner journey to the valley. Now, I am looking forward to reading it with my own children. As one of the children in my class said, you can: “imagine the valley, feel it and have a nice time there if you have had a bad day”.

Natasja

3rd grade teacher

“The Valley of Hearts”  is so magical and enchanting. Thank you for writing it. I feel so much at home in this inner valley, and my daugther loves it.” Mother

“This book contains so much wisdom that there are several years of exploration in it. You will send those who take it in hand on wild journey. So beautiful … You’re a star and crazy good at what you’re doing.” Mother

“The journey into the Valley of Hearts was so good for me! It’s such a luxury and such a privilege for me to work with a book like yours. It  has become a crazy good book that makes a real difference. One of your strengths is that you convey something that is so important, but as for some might seem far away or strange, in a very natural and easily accessible way. It makes sense for the reader to make use of the four elements of daily life – and you do not even have to be particularly spiritual to see it. It’s SO well done! ” Helle Selma

Editor on the book

“Wow, I understand this product is for children. However, I feel very grateful to be greeted here as an adult who only realized within the last few months that the energy overload from others sometimes makes it difficult just to be in the world for me. My inner child says thank you.” Parent

“I visit the valley every evening with my daughter – and it’s a really good way to make her relax and fall asleep. Highly recommended.” Mother

“I do not know if it’s because I can follow you as an author, your opinions, reflections and what you stand for just, I just love it. When I opened the book, saw the fine colored paper and started reading it for my boy at 10 – it’s just magic and so beautifully written. I got so touched. And my son who had a hard time falling asleep was sleeping before I finished the 1st chapter. Thank you for the book. We are going to use it al lot, as I also have a girl at 4, who will enjoy it. ” Parent

“It is the best and most beautiful book to date. I also use it for myself, when I read it for my daughter, and that is so cool. I have made my daughter’s teacher buy it for class.” Mother

“This book is fantastic. My daughter Julie, 9 years old, loves it already.” Mother