we travel not for ourselves alone;
by Winds of Change our heart flame is fanned:
for knowing what waits to be revealed,
we walk the Path of Beauty...
published SacredHoop, Spring 2005, Nicholas Breeze
Maria Yraceburu, diiyin, an honored Quero Apache HolyOne from Arizona, provides insight into the connection between humans and planetary evolution.
Energy Weaver: Yraceburu explains humanity's role in evolution in a multitude of public events including Evolution & Mysticism and Dash' shi heka (I Will Show You Things).
Changing our perspective: "The way we look at things, the foundational perspective we have grown into, is what dictates what world reality is," says Yraceburu. "If we are fearful, fearful situations are what we see played out in daily life. If we choose to look at the inspirational, life affirming events in our society, then life become lighter, more positive. If enough of us begin to grasp this concept, then we heal our world and peace becomes the energetic paradym for future generations."
If community was cooperative: To the world, community has become a place of dysfunction and separation. "Community needs to find compassion to work harmoniously. We need to realize we each have our own lessons in life and learn to be supportive without being judgemental. When to give energy and when to retract energy. We also need to realize our ability to co-create harmony by celebrating life and our connection to the planetary cycles."
Getting connected: Recently , while leading a sacred sites tour in the American Southwest, Yraceburu's group visited Canyon de Chelly during high winds. Atop the canyon, overlooking ancient ruins of the Anasazi, the wind called out to participants of the tour. "It doesn't take but a moment for us to recognize the power of the land calling to us. Those that have walked here before are encouraging us to engage in earth ritual and find our peace-filled connection within the great Changing Mother's arms where we belong," Yraceburu declares.
Rethinking cyclic time: Evolutionary aware traditions are beginning to help folks realize that cyclic time is something that can be mapped and worked with to relieve stress and heal individuals and the planet. "Everywhere I go I hear people saying 'time has sped up,' 'I don't have enough time,'" Yraceburu points out. "But do they understand that we create the timeline in our reality? As we connect with the earth energies and cycles of time, changing our perspective of how time operates, everything flows in a balanced give and take."
Do your part: Self, family, and community are three critical areas in which each person can heal world reality.
"In the name of evolutional peace we must reclaim our children's futures by returning to a traditional lifestyle connection in these contemporary times." - Maria Yraceburu, diiyin
10 Simple Ways to Connect
Wherever diiyin Maria Yraceburu goes, people ask, "How can I feel connected?" Here are her ten most effective ways to ground and connect to earth energies and improve your quality of life, and that of your family.
1) Reduce the levels of stress by 10 percent. Take 20 minutes everyday as personal time in silence. No outside distractions. Just you and whatever comes to you via your dreaming nature.
2) Choose life affirming action. When you have decisions to make, ask yourself if you are afraid or angry as you are making the decision. If you are, do not make the decision in that moment. Take time to back up and look at all options. Make the decision once you have calmed and centered yourself.
3) Stop giving energy to negative chaos. Turn off the tv and stop playing the blame game. The less energy we give to the chaos, the more energy we have to embrace the positive in life. This doesn't mean we don't care, or are unaware... just that we emphasis the positive so it can grow and become the guiding power behind all our actions.
4) Take a detox bath one day a week. Our environment produces a plentitude of toxins that invade the body and produce cellular depression. A detox bath once a week helps cleanse these toxins from our systems. The bath is comprised of one pound of baking soda and one pound of rock salt in water as hot as you can stand... stay in until it starts to become tepid. You'll be amazed at the results in your mental outlook.
5) Eat what you can pronounce. Again, toxic human environment... our liver has trouble breaking down many things, preservatives being just one. So if you can't pronounce the ingredient, chances are your liver can't process it, which creates toxic buildup within you, resulting in depressed energy and emotion. Eat natural whenever possible.
6) Choose mental vitality. Your body is 70-80 percent water. This is the element that lubricates our brain, and keeps us alive, happy and inspired. An average human needs half their body weight in water daily. Equation for arriving at your water intake: pounds / 2 = water in ounces. If you are involved in a detox diet, drink your
pounds = ounces of water. This does not include coffee, sodas, herbal teas... anything besides pure water.
7) Quality time not quantity time. Spend quality time with your loved ones. When the drama merry go round begins its tour, get off. A few situations of this nature, and a dysfunctional pattern will be broken. We can support, we cannot fix.
8) Healing the world by healing ourself. Just as the old addage goes "for peace in the world, we must first find peace within ourselves," so to does this begin with healing self as the first step in healing our world reality. As key elemental ingredients connected to the earth and the universe, as we heal, the energy of connection and wholeness goes into the multidimensional areas we call life.
9) Support your community. Options to live a traditionally connected lifestyle in these contemporary times are available. A community of heart is based in the ancient way of extended family and cyclic time. It is the spirit of support and cooperation.