Favorite Waldorf Resource #3: For Inner Work as A Parent: Melisa Nielsen’s “Be A Beacon Program”

Okay, this is both a resource for Waldorf homeschooling,  for parenting, and your own inner journey as a human being!   I think ALL parents could benefit from this program and work, not just homeschooling mothers (although there is something wonderful about someone who understands the particular needs of the homeschooling mother!)  Melisa’s Nielsen’s “Be A Beacon” program rolled out this year, and it is a wonderful mix of members-only blog posts, members-only newsletters, members-only blog radio shows, worksheets, meditation exercises.

Essentially, if you do not know where to start with inner work, this is a great place to start!  All the worksheets and radio shows and such are archived for members only, so you have not missed a thing.  This would be a wonderful present for yourself or a friend for the New Year in order to improve your own parenting and teaching.

The topics have covered such diverse things as biography, temperament, marriage, relationships with family and friends, setting boundaries, meditation exercises and setting up an inner work program for yourself. 

It is easy to listen to the Internet radio show whilst you are knitting or doing something else at night, and very inspiring.  Melisa draws on not only Steiner, but across a number of spiritual teachers and world religions and sacred texts.  She is a Christian mother, and I appreciate that in her work, but she has a way of drawing in people of all faiths as we explore how to “Be A Beacon” for our families, how to actually make our house a home, how to be a better wife and mother.

For those of you who are learning how to be “The Queen” of your home (remember that post here? https://theparentingpassageway.com/2009/12/19/cultivating-how-to-hold-the-space-the-inner-work-of-advent/), this might be a wonderful gift to yourself in order to jump-start that process.

Here is the link:  http://site.beaconmama.com/

Many blessings,


2 thoughts on “Favorite Waldorf Resource #3: For Inner Work as A Parent: Melisa Nielsen’s “Be A Beacon Program”

  1. Carrie, I love what you are doing to support Melisa’s work. I am so interested in her Beacon program and in her curriculum. I’m dying to have a review of it on my site, but I have no experience with it. Would you be interested in guest blogging sometime?
    By the way, thanks for the plug a few days ago — totally changed my blog-life!

  2. Thank you Carrie for the nod! This is wonderful and humbling work.

    Ms. Meridith, I will get you some samples… now that sickness is gone from our house and I can think in longer than 10 minute segments! lol.


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