Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013: Indigenous Grandmother Wisdom Rising!

Grandmother Margarita Núñez García 
SOURCE: Curanderismo, the Healing Art of Mexico
Re-posting in honor of Chief Theresa Spence and of all the women around the world who are showing us the way to a new way of thinking and being....
Today in honor of the new year I am re-posting the statement below from Curanderismo's facebook page. You may consider it my manifesto for the new cycle of time just begun.

Two things I am excited about in the first month of 2013: a coming together on Tuesday, January 8 at the Maine State House of an Alliance for the Common Good, diverse groups determined to stand together against austerity and for health and environmental stewardship. Come find us at noon and help us show our new legislators whom they truly swear to represent. AND on Saturday, January 26 the 19th annual Changing Maine Gathering which I am co-facilitating as a discussion about feminist values, how to make a-bun-dance, and a direction forward out of the ghastly battlefields that litter the Earth. If you are in Maine during this time, I invite you to join us.

Wise words from Grandmother Margarita Núñez García, Curandera and Wisdom Keeper, Mexico. Palabra sabias de Abuela Margarita. (Ingles y Español):

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, below, by Grace Alvarez Sesma.

Compartiendo con profundo respeto y con oraciones por el bienestar de todas las Abuelas y los Guardianes de la Sabiduría de todas las tradiciones. Traducido del Español, a continuación, por Griselda Alvarez Sesma:

1. El despertar femenino corresponde al corazón y afecta por igual a hombres y mujeres. Nacemos con dos posibilidades, el amor y el miedo, y se trata de cambiar las emociones hacia al amor.

2. El cambio viene de la mano de las mujeres. Durante miles de años (supongo que se refiere a época pre-pratiarcado) la “mujer estaba considerada igual al hombre” y nunca se envenenó la Tierra, después ambas circunstancias cambiaron. El papel de la mujer es valorarse y honrarse a si misma, y enseñar a los hombres a amar y respetar la Tierra.

3. El sexo es sagrado y se está banalizando

4. Las personas mayores son “oro molido” para la sociedad y es una época ideal para compartir experiencias y sabiduría. Según los ciclos mayas de 13 años, a partir de los 52 años las personas se “abren a la maternidad-paternidad universal” y deben dejar el victimismo y decir “aquí estoy”

5. La muerte no existe sino que la conciencia/nuestra parte espiritual sobrevive a la encarnación física

6. Todos somos seres sagrados y debemos honrarnos a nosotros mismos

7. Nuestros pensamientos tienen el poder de crear nuestra realidad

8. La alegría es un ingrediente importante en la Vida.


Chief Theresa Spence on a hunger strike until Canadian Prime Minister meets with her to discuss her First Nation concerns about the proposed tar sands pipeline destruction of the natural environment. As of today she is on the 20th day of her fast and is weak but determined. For more information about her actions and to learn how you can support this effort visit the Idle No More website at idlenomore.com. There is also a good interview here on Democracy Now! with Pamela Palmater, "chair in indigenous governance at Ryerson University and spokeswoman for the Idle No More movement."

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