At the beginning of August, Sikhethiwe Mlotsha travelled to Cape Town to join a constellations workshop with Francesca Mason Boring and Tanja Meyburgh. The following are her reflections from that journey:
"About 60 participants gathered in Cape Town for two days to attend the “All my relations” constellation. Some of them were trainers and others only participants without any particular knowledge on constellation work.
We did six constellations during this program. My topic was one of the six, which was incredibly helpful.
The most amazing experience for me was the interconnections between humans, nature, ancestors and everything surrounding us that I became aware of by doing the constellation work.
Working with communities and especially the work with our partner communities that have been travelling with us through up’s and down’s over the past decade is an area very close to the heart of Kufunda.
A team of Kufundees went on a series of vistis to all our partner communities some weeks ago. The journey to Seke and Chief Seke was deeply inspiring to me.
Chief Seke was part of Kufunda’s Chief Gathering last year. He returned home from Kufunda inspired by the way we use the circle and the way we engaged with everyone in an open dialogue. Elements of this were obviously already core to him as chief, and so what he learnt here was simply a way to work more consciously with that. He invited us to attend one of t...
Two Kufundees dropped off by KLM on their way to Portugal because they did not have the right papers. No support was offered by the airline, although they had let them begin their journey. They landed in a foreign city, alone and lost. Thankfully friends are never far away, and they were helped by Maaianne's in-laws. Sikhethiwe here reflects on the experience and the insights it gave her into the differing levels of respect and power afforded to different people.
I was both challenged and excited by the event in Cape Town on my journey to Portugal. It taught me something about how the World is defined and how Kufunda is building a shift in what being human means...