RETURN TO ORIGIN programs offers unique community building opportunities, combining indigenous knowledge with cultural and scientific information, in order to preserve our rich heritage. We provide a bridge to the modern world, where community nature, healing and conservation can co-exist thereby providing a solid foundation for our changing lives.
RETURN TO ORIGIN understands that when we bring our gifts to the community, the community thrives. Many people due to life depleting circumstances, do not have the resources or will to go beyond their day to day impoverished lives. And yet amongst these people are rich, brilliant souls, whose potential will never be discovered, simply because they have not been seen, witnessed or acknowledged, and they fall between the cracks, because through no fault of their own, society has failed them.
RETURN TO ORIGIN offers their leaders opportunities for reciprocity and greatness. And in doing so, return to their communities to seek out the limitless potential of others, where the knowledge will be shared and a platform for others to shine will be built. When the inner and outer foundation of our lives is strong, and we commit, “providence” as Goethe says, “moves too. Boldness has power and magic in it.”
Precious knowledge is dying out with the elders in indigenous communities, due to a lack of resources. Those that are left are falling into a “Great Forgetting”
RETURN TO ORIGIN, recognises the “big” work of elders in the world. Western society has sent the message that elders have no use, and many elders, grandparents, fall into the great forgetting, of which Alzheimers is a product. Indigenous elders have always recognised that the knowledge must be passed down, through love of the environment, story telling, art work, tracking, play, song and dance. Due to lack of resources and dire circumstances that plague many indigenous communities, when an elder dies the ancient knowledge dies with them.
RETURN TO ORIGIN provides their leaders opportunities to bring youth, children and elders together, to share the indigenous wisdom before it is lost forever. Through, media, film and books, it will also record and share with the world their record keepings and programs, thereby leaving a legacy that will reach every child in South Africa and the impact of which will reverberate for the next seven generations.
RETURN TO ORIGIN doesn’t leave its leaders hanging. The disturbing dis -ease of our world is consumption, where success is measured by how many and how much. Nature teaches, there is enough, abundance is rightly ours, and we are enough. Following these deep universal nature principles, Return to Origin works with its leaders to complete the full circle by mentoring them in the understanding and true meaning of right relationship to money, meaning full work and the importance of purposeful life sustaining entrepreneurship.