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A note from Rutury:
Que Tuma Aku. Greetings Dear Friends,
Tatewari, Grandfather Spirit. We open our hearts to your healing which brings us wisdom and knowledge from all corners of the Universe.
I begin this newsletter with a recent conversation I had with one of the female Elders from my Wixarika tribe. I met this petite Elder about 3 years ago at one of our sacred gatherings in Mexico. Although we did not speak directly to each other, her presence and profound eyes gave me the sense of an assurance of something, I don't know how to explain it but felt that way. At the same time I felt a chill move throughout my body as if she was shifting or stirring something in me. While I kept focused on our gathering I was also admiring her beautiful outfit with gorgeous embroidery of all kinds of sacred designs and vivid colors.
In our circle there were twelve of us and she sat across from me, and while the rest of us talked she observed and scanned everything that was happening in that room. She had a sense of clarity with everything she did, occasionally looking inside of her Wixarika bags and getting something out of them to delicately put in her mouth. I thought to myself I know what that is, it’s plant medicine, and I wanted to ask her how long she'd been carrying it but never got the chance. She was in deep ceremony and not able to speak, and I did not want to disturb her. That was the last time we saw each other. Two weeks ago we spoke on the phone for the second time in the last three months and this is what she said.
“In the beginning of this year I was told by four Elders to reach out to you. I said to them I was going to but my busy schedule did not allow it to manifest until a few months ago. After having a sequence of lucid dreams with you and your parents I knew it was time to speak to you, and on this occasion I will share the last dream. Your mother and father were worried as you had not come home at the expected time. Dark had fallen and when your dog showed up without you, at that moment your mother got up and looked into the sky with open arms and said ‘I feel my baby is okay’. Your father was pacing back and forth trying to communicate by telepathy but was not getting any response. Somehow I travelled fast and knew where to look. You were sitting near a small river watching the water go by. Also you were talking to someone I knew and in the spot where you were both sitting it was clear daylight. I thought that was odd and strange, and as I continued to notice both of your feet in the water I realized she was teaching you what she taught me many years ago. Rutury you were young about 4 or 5 years old, and your hair was long and tied-up with ribbons with many colors, I came closer and tapped you on the right shoulder. You didn’t respond because you were in deep ceremony with this person. I tapped you for the second time so hard that I almost threw you in the water. You resisted and told me,
‘ I know you have come for me as my parents are worried but as you can see I am in ceremony, please stop bothering me and go away.’ I felt disrespected by your demeanor and pushed the other person away from you, and at that moment she turned towards me as if wanting to strike me. I was very surprised to find out who this person was, it was ME. I thought there was no way I could be in two places, it was not possible. But as I thought more about it I realized, indeed I could be in two or four places all at the same time, after all I am the one who can take form to formless and be any place I choose to, not in the physical but rather in the spiritual realm.
After this dream I clearly understood that the time had come for me to pass on my skills of spirituality to you Rutury. It is very important to know that with everything in life we learn, we must also accept the consequences of the duality of what is sweet and bitter, and the pleasure and pain of healing and not healing. My teachings will take you into another dimension and prepare you to stand strong on the bridge you hold but it is not an easy path. This is serious and not a game to inflate your ego. Your authenticity is in ceremonies and people are looking for ways to connect with everything that is organic and holistic. Wirikuta Springs has that and much more. PamPaDios”
Even though it’s been a few weeks since we talked I can still hear and feel her encouragement. Without a question I am in a delicate state of mind, receiving and feeling her blessings is a gift of a life time.
Looking forward to our next ceremony
Love and Blessings
(In the July newsletter I mentioned it was 7 years ago that my sister passed away, and I was kindly corrected by some people and reminded that it was actually 6 years and not 7. Indeed they are right).
A note from Nahwi:
I have been doing a lot of work around my life and how events that forged my views on life have skewed me in so many ways. As a child we blame ourselves and others for things that happen…both good and bad. But as adults we really do need to step back and look at why we address happenings (past and present) in our lives the way we do.
I think I have made a step forward, in that after so many years of trying to figure out how to place the blame on the right person (me or others) I have come to the realization that I cannot make anyone else accept blame for their actions. Only they can do that when they are ready and willing. Just as only I can accept blame when I am open to receiving it, be that from another person or my own self.
Now, more to the point, what good does blame really do? It does not fix a darn thing. The problem still exists and by placing it on another I have now made resolving it more difficult for myself. It takes my pain and places it in the hands of another person.
When I see this I understand that only I can heal my pain…no matter who has caused it. Sounds simple when I write it down, but we all know it is our life work to heal ourselves and it is hard, hard work. But if I really want to move forward, if I really want to heal…I have to leave blame behind. By leaving blame behind, I will be freeing myself to care for myself.
A note from Anaya:
We are enjoying the blessings of water upon the land. Monsoon season is fully upon us!
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