Little do we know of the seed that carries our physicality forward, the encoded DNA that over eons has impeccably replicated itself in a continuous re-generational sequence - and it has only been in the last few generations we in the Western world have come to a greater understanding of our connection to bloodlines and whakapapa.
What we have found is that we in many differing ways have been programmed by our immediate ancestors and survival situations, to belief systems that are now seen in many ways as outmoded - ways of thinking, that do not serve the spirit of unity, of family, iwi and community all the way to a globalised family of humanity.
Old patterns, of control, patriarchy, victimhood, want, 'sin' and fear are on one hand, falling away yet on the other hand the old virtues that have been around for millennia, but have been subsumed or forgotten are re-emerging to remind us of Love, aroha, goodwill, co-operation, courage and community to embrace latter day vernacular of innovation, solution, personal empowerment, higher consciousness, and connection.
These are the spring board of our next evolutionary step into a global spirituality.
And there are many differing ways to access this new way of knowing.
Ojasvin Kingi Davis is Maori from the people of Ngaitupoto, Ngatihine, Ngapuhi of Aotearoa, New Zealand. His bloodline and family traditions reaches back to the stream of Waitaha and Waiomu. In his upbringing and studies he was uniquely immersed in his living culture. Since 1998 he studies the Yoga of Integral Learning. Ojasvin became a fully certified teacher for Yoga of this system of the school Min-I.L.I.T.
With his partner Iris Häusermann Davis who was born and raised in Switzerland and whose parents presented her with an artistic upbringing that connected her to nature through the Waldorf School of Zug. Continuing on she became a public teacher before she studied theater and dance in Zürich.
For six years she is co-working with Ojasvin around the world and has co-created with him the integral learning programme of Grandmothers Healing Haka. Since 2003 Iris has studied the Yoga of Integral Learning and is a certified teacher of the basic Elements from the school Min-I.L.I.T.
The key to it all is the realisation that we are all part of a greater whole, we are one human race awakening to our connection to a larger human organism coming together to see that we individually and collectively are immense and potent beings. That our similarities and virtues are far more compelling than our differences and that in the spirit of Aroha and kaitiakitanga (guardianship of the biosphere) we can individually and collectively shape our future on this living planet papa-tuanuku - Mother Earth that science is slowly awakening to realize is - sentient.