I read a great post this week about changing our mindset around the process of ‘lock-down’:
As we prepare for Cabinet decisions on alert level changes, it is again a reminder just how blessed we are to live in the beautiful land we call home. To have spaces where we can mask up, and go for a walk. To have the exquisite delight of a silent dawn, where the only sound is the chorus of birdsong. To still be able to connect through the wonder of technology; but to let Papatuanuku have a rest from traffic jams and air pollution. As they say, it’s not happiness that brings us gratitude; its gratitude that brings us happiness.
And we are so much to be grateful for.
Malidoma Patrice Somé, a West African writer and workshop leader, primarily in the field of spirituality, has some wisdom which I thought helpful to share:
The lockdown period has been abundant with the generosity of spirit seen in sharing tiktok; waiata; karakia; whakaaro; poetry; recipes; and inspiration for us all. I loved Waikura sharing her Taua’s secret magic for growing the rewena bug.
One of our Kōanga Kai champions, Jade Moana, shared the ingredients of Rongoa for all of us to have a go.
This time of alert level four has been particularly difficult for those whānau who have lost loved ones. One of our beloved rangatira that we have mourned over this last week is Matua Mita Te Hae. The zoom link below provides access to his poroporoake at 6pm Friday; and his nehu on Saturday at 11am.