Teacher Claudia Flores informs us about the happenings with Homa Therapy in the school:
“This is a Special School whose students are deaf children from the town of Port Montt, Chile. We have 18 students from a few months old to twelve years of age. Thanks to the love and openness of several professionals, the project with the fires Homa was started in 2006 and it keeps going till today.
I learned about Homa Therapy and fell in love with it. Claudia, the director of the school, suggested to incorporate it within the educational practices. It was an entire success. We started by explaining to the parents and children what Homa Therapy was all about. We showed some videos and educational drawings; we showed the Agnihotra pyramid and the different Homa materials and we prepared cow dung among other activities.
It was wonderful to see how the power of the mantra along with the heat, the light and the fragrance of the Homa fire brought about a change in their attitude. The children were calmer, some were a little sleepy and their attention was directed towards the fire. It was a moment of peace and quietness during the week, not only for the children but also for the adults who participated.
That year, we participated in a scientific school fair, where we showed these Homa fires. The children explained through sign language what they have learned to other children. We showed pictures, videos, educational material, etc. Our participation was so well received that 2 months later we were invited to be part of a school fair for the whole region, where we talked more about Homa Therapy. By the end of the school year, the school board decided to incorporate Homa Therapy as part of our educational project. It became an intrinsic part of our school.
During the following year, we continued practicing the Homa fires weekly with the children and we started to give some workshops to the parents about the use of the Agnihotra ash. Then we went back to the Scientific Fair with the project of ‘Homa Medicines’, where people experienced Agnihotra, took the ash, prepared some Agnihotra medicines and shared them with children of other schools. We included the Agnihotra ash medicines into the first-aid emergency kit of the school, which could be used at any time. After practicing Homa Therapy and applying its medicines, I realized that it has been tremendously valuable for everyone. A whole community opened up to receive it and share it. This is a precious opportunity to share between children and adults. This empowers everyone in education with a way to do something different and teach how we can love and care for the planet easily and effectively.
Ms. Hilda, school manager: “We have been practicing Homa Therapy for 2 years in the school. We have noticed that Kristel has been doing very well. According to the doctors she has a respiratory problem and should not be exposed to smoke and dust, but she breathes and relaxes very well. She is more sociable and more attentive. HOMA THERAPY IS LIKE A BATH OF POSITIVE ENERGY FOR ALL. Homa Therapy is so familiar to us that we sing the mantra at home.”
We were invited to a regional Scientific Fair with the project of ‘Homa Medicines’, where people experienced Agnihotra, took the ash, prepared some Agnihotra medicines and shared them with the children of other schools.
We participated in a Scientific School Fair, where we showed the Homa fires. The children explained through sign language what they had learned to other children. We showed pictures, videos, educational material, etc.
HOMA FIRES IN THE SCHOOL
‘Joaquín de los Andes’ School, Port Montt, Chile