Aya-“fern”

Symbol of endurance and resourcefulness.  The fern is a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places. “An individual who wears this symbol suggests that he has endured many adversities and outlasted much difficulty.” (Willis, The Adinkra Dictionary).  Dauntlessness and courage are symbolized by this sign. It indicates the will to persist even when adverse circumstances make it difficult. Towards the the top, the obtrusive influences get smaller.  This means that when one continues on the chosen path without wavering, the difficulties will diminish as well. Although not consciously intended, the root Aya is found in Ayiti. VAya has lived out its name meaning.    VAya  (first Aya 1997;  then Vaya  Institute, 2003) has been developing over the last 25 ears:  We have continued on the chosen path without wavering the difficulties will diminish as well.

Adinkra symbols recorded by Robert Sutherland Rattray: The Adinkra symbols of the Ashanti in Ghana are timeless and still used today. There are contradictory views as to their origin and age.  The name “Adinkra” can probably be traced back to the word “Dinkra” of the Akan/Twi Language, which is spoken by the Ashanti.  “Dinkra” means: being separated, taking leave, saying farewell. Fabrics printed with the Adinkra motifs are often used during times of mourning.  Approximately four hundred such symbols are known in Ghana.  Normally, the Adinkra are simplified or stylized representations of objects, plants, animals, natural shapes, hairstyles, or buildings.  Many of these motifs share a common basic form, and slight variations in the representation may entail a change in the meaning.

In Afrika a great deal of philosophical material is embedded in the proverbs, myth, and folk-tales, folksongs, rituals.

Our human potential can be defined as accessing the power of the universe which flows within ALL. Our core can be regarded as the faculty which connects us with each other, and with the rest of the universe/multiverse.  Human KÒre\KÒmUNITY Process (HKP) promotes the strengthening of human core-rectors, which affords maximization of human potential by keeping our minds receptive to the power of the full flow of core energy.

While we tend to focus on the politics and economics of the national and global crises facing us, the cause of ALL of these is actually rooted in the CHOICES we are making individually and collectively. Choice, in turn, is a function of our human potential. It is the inadequacy of our ability to systematically access our human potential, to function in cell-I of motivation science, which is the underlying contributor to ALL of our human challenges, individually and collectively.

With HKP, Vaya Institute is unique in providing a SYSTEMATIC technology to bring the discussion of human potential to the level of science, mathematics and evidence-based practice. The Institute also offers a full range of health and human services, supervision and training,  as well as operating a social health club, as a fitness center for the mind. This is a private club with emotionally and intellectually balanced activities, available to those who have completed HKP courses.

VAya envisions a world where people are functioning beyond a fear-based mind-set, or an “Us vs. Them” worldview.