Really it’s the children who can educate us. We can support what they know. These ‘wild’ children. Those who seem so different and out of touch with consensus. They are really more in touch with reality. The consensus has created stresses that force minds to let go.
There is a [Hawaiian] legend about a teacher. So powerful she had power over life and death of her students. Her helper was a lizard. Both could change shapes and sizes. A lesson of that legend is what you teach the young is of such importance it is a matter of life or death. Ah yes, and really it is, or even worse a twisted sort of living death.
In the legend two students disobeyed and she went after them. Did she kill them?
Killed the one who had run to the mountains. Killed the one who had run to the beach. What was the lesson in the killing?
Shortly after a fisherman saw a new plant, a half a flower, and a mountain person saw a new mountain plant, a half a flower. The teacher put the two halves side by side, now a whole flower. One side one of the students, other side the other student. Now what do you make of that? Kinda deep, I know. Ah, perhaps this was an ending of the ideas that made the two think that they should separate themselves from the teacher and the rest of the students?
The creation of the new flowers was a gift of forgiveness, rebirth. Yes, their bodies had been destroyed, but the essence of their life was reborn in the flowers. The teacher grasped this. The teacher was an excessive among us, greatly feared and loathed. Ah, so a lesson for the teacher?
Yes, and for us too for what I said earlier about life and death of what we are taught. There are many lessons in this story. Perhaps even mistakes teach, and even deserve equal respect in their own way.
The teacher embodied an exaggerated example of the power of education. She taught well, very well. Her halau the most famous for it’s PhD level graduates. Kill the patient to cure the disease. American doctors are still fuzzy on how or why they should avoid that.
Her style left a lot to be desired. She might be considered an uber nun? Indeed.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.