Several years ago I was privileged to study with many curandera’s high in the hills above Mexico City. Hardly knowing any Spanish at all I found at the end of 12 days spent there that I was dreaming in the language! This is a testament to the deep healing and opening that occurred as I sat, communed, ate, observed and learned from these very wise people.
I love the face of Grandmother Margarita here as it reminds me of the wisdom, love and passion that women grow into as they age. Sometimes I don’t quite know how to take steps in this elder life of mine as it seems so different from what came before, but the words below remind me of what is so vitally important for women to remember. Thank you to Awakening Women Institute for sharing this on Facebook!
1. The awakening Feminine power corresponds to the heart and affects men and women equally. We are born with two possibilities, love and fear, and this feminine force is urging the transformation of fear into love.
2. Change will occur at the hands of women. For thousands of years (during pre-patriarchal times) woman was considered equal to man, and Earth was never poisoned, then both circumstances changed. The role of women is to honor and value herself and to teach men to love and respect the Earth.
3. Sex is sacred and it is being trivialized.
4. Older people are “like spun gold” for society — at that age it is an ideal time to share experiences and wisdom. According to the Mayan cycles of 13 years, when people turn 52 years of age [note: meaning 4 cycles of 13 years], they “open to universal fatherhood-motherhood,” so any feelings we have of victim-hood should stop and we should say “here I am.”
5. Death does not exist, our consciousness, our spirit, survives the physical body.
6. We are all sacred beings and we should honor ourselves.
7. Our thoughts have the power to create our reality.
8. Joy is an important ingredient in life. Shared with deep respect and prayers for the well being of Grandmothers and Wisdom Keepers of all traditions.
Translated from the Spanish, by Grace Alvarez Sesma.
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