"Cosmic is life!" - Jerry Richmond
Today we started Cosmic education. I feel fascinated with the idea of education incorporating and seeing the child from a cosmic perspective. First we started off discussing the importance our names. My first name means butterfly and my last name means healthy. As I decipher the symbolism it means healthy transformation a process in which up until this point in my life is something I feel found myself in. We learned how our names and calling children by their names is very important. I found out that day that one of my lifelong friend received a spiritual name the same day. Her name is "Devika" it means one who one with the Divine Mother. My heart opened to heart to hear this news. Being one with the Divine Mother represents being one with all of life. As an educator it is vital to be centered in the peace and purity of one soul so as to serve the children.
"Serving the spirit of the child, that's you goal, that's your job" Jerry Richmond
Afterwards we watched "Journey to the stars" and it further developed the scientific awareness of the universe and the remembrance that part of our system is made up of stars. This was so exhilarating...
Jerry then discussedSister Christina Marie Trudeau and how she really focused on working with nature materials. It was great because we we able to go into the natural world and go on a field trip to Kūkaniloko.
All understanding occurs with in specific historical location- Linda Martin Alcoff
Kūkaniloko was the sacred birthing place of kings. Kaipoi gave us the opportunity to observe and take in the mountain and how each of the crevices were reference points to be used as a calendar.
Affirmation of the day: I am cosmic, ancient and expansive all points merge as one...