First I would like to share my love of birds… For a number of years falcons and hawks would come to my window sill they especially came when I would pray or needed a clear sign from God; without avail the hawk would appear. When I needed solace the hawk would come and watch over me through the window of my room. Once I was in a park praying. I put my hands in prayer position and a hawk swopped down out of no where. He flew towards me, brushed his wings along the sides my hands and continued his flight. He parked himself in the tree in front of me. I did not feel frighten by the experience but rather a depth and connection with the hawk, nature and all the creatures around me. I have developed a deep love for these messengers of love and support. Soon after that experience my partner and I met “Little Hawk” a Cherokee elder. He took us in as his children. Through the years he beared gifts, quilts, and shared his love. We laughed, we learned, we remembered and now just as before he forever lives in our hearts. So in class today Kai Poi walked in and his shirt had a falcon on it. I felt love for the birds and felt a message was coming.
Children are the seeds of life, I honor the teachers that provide me a better understanding so as to be present for them. Kai Poi discussed about the gourd, better known as ipu. Ipu sustained life for the ancestors it also symbolized abundance and agriculture.
“Like a womb, the gourd contains the seeds of life” -Kaipoi.
Kaipoi proceeded to hand seeds to the students. I opened my palms to receive, as Kaipoi put the seed in my hands the clock struck 11:00AM and the university bells loudly echoed sacred rhythms. Seeds of life, teacher to student, o’hana to o’hana…In my hands ancestral knowledge of life passes and I will pass that on to the little lives around me.
Later that day we learned language lessons that help develop the fine motor skills. This will help the children develop muscle so that they will be able to eventually write. I feel honored to have received so many blessings today and to have the opportunity to pass this on.
Affirmation of the day: I listen to my heart absorbing the ancient knowledge to bring to the new earth