There is a map for each person in a community, with detailed instruction and mentoring, on how to facilitate awareness to self, nature, family, community, and spirit.
The roots of this map are derived from the oral history of indigenous cultures around the world. This type of education is known as “cultural approaches to education” or Cultural Mentoring.
Each person has a specific role in the development of local culture, the raising of its children and the fostering of regenerative stewardship of their land. These methods are both ancient and complex, all the while being highly intuitive. I refer to it as the human blueprint for natural learning.
There are four areas that sort out these natural methods of teaching and learning:
Reclaiming pieces of our human birthright is a pivotal experience in Cultural Mentoring. Aspects such as reclaiming our elders, authentic rites of passage, and profound knowledge of place become commonplace when this type of education is pursued with a passion.
We all have access to these collective memories. Together we can piece back together the fabric of a well designed, profoundly aware educational culture for all of us.