If we allow, it happens. A moment of brilliance flashes and infinite possibilities explode into consciousness. Immersed in swirls of vision and potential, sparking deeper insights, I embrace all I can grasp. To an ethereal inquiry, "What is your Superpower?" I only reply, "I mother; I teach." Well, I guess that is the gift of simplicity! So I wonder, why do we allow complexity to get in the way?
There is no compelling reason to "return to an unacceptable reality" once we learn to weave the powerful beliefs and energy from these experiences into a way of living in a world we know can exist. I can accept no alternative. Creating deep and empathic connections with others to map out and share scalable paths is one of the core values of Villages Innovate. Yes, we definitely keep our eyes on the goal. Yes, we fail in order to reinvent and improve. However, our essential aims are designing and testing prototypes that potentially blossom into adaptable, achievable, replicable, and sustainable solutions for the present and future we want for all.
The Kadyamadare community members are taking many critical steps that began with our vitalizing meeting at the end of October. One of the most powerful activities involved four teachers who tasked themselves with mapping out details of stages in the process of imagining and building the Resource Centre. It seemed so simple to figure out what steps they took to get to where we are, but the process continues even now. We are creating a documented path that can be adapted by others. None of us thought that the exercise could take more than a half hour. During nearly three hours, the drawings gave birth to rich conversation deep appreciation of all the work each community member. Besides sharing this with the village heads, the school authorities, parents, and the Honorable Member of Parliament the next day, we found that the process empowered each of us. We knew our strength came from our connected passion. Only basics are critical:
Enjoy each other unconditionally.
Allow, be simple, be open, be free.
Villages Innovate Kathleen is a teacher committed to Service Learning concerning global issues. She is a mother to two grown men who she regularly video conferences with just so they can keep up with her.
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