Ceremony is the act of ritually creating an elevated space for a deep and reverent connection with the Great Web of Life. This sacred art sets the stage for us to be fully present and engaged with ourselves and others. It is also an opportunity to cultivate and maintain a deep connection with the numinous. Ceremony and ritual go hand in hand. Any Pachakuti Mesa Carrier knows that when we are doing our sacred work at our Mesas, our rituals and our ceremonies, we are deeply engaging with forces greater than ourselves. This is how we communicate symbolically in the mythic dimensions. It is nothing less than a profound and devotional communion with The Great Mystery.
As we consciously observe the world around us, we can see that ritual is a common aspect of daily life. From brushing our teeth, to doing our laundry, to changing the oil in our car, we are engaging in ritual. This may seem mundane, but if we can expand our view with the perspective that life is a Grand Ceremony, then we can see that how we act in everyday life makes an impact on the world around us. Whether we offer k’intus in the most simplistic way or slowly create the most elaborate and exquisite of despachos, these offerings deliver our prayers out into the heavenly realms. We can see that awareness and presence is important. We are fully engaged in the moment.
The students encountered two of don Oscar’s wise axioms over the weekend. “Right Action, Borne of Compassionate Spiritual Wisdom, Unites.” And, “Consciousness begets matter, Language begets reality, Ritual begets relationship, Nature begets purpose, Love begets life.” These axioms directly correspond to the five directions and the spiral, golden ratio, incorporated within the Mesa. Traveling the Mesa in this way leads us to our Soul, our very center of Being. We can see that how we speak, think and act has a direct influence in our lives and the world. A great way to expand ourselves is to model the The Pachakuti Mesa Carrier Ideals: Llankay – One who creates beauty through example (artful living). Munay – One who serves another with compassion. Yachay – One who mediates between seen and unseen realities for a community. Saminchay – One who honors life through ceremony and Hampiqchay – One who heals from the heart. When we do this consciously, we know that we are creating and sending a vibrational frequency. Since we live in a Quantum world, we are constantly creating and sending these fields of information. Our poqpo’s (luminous energy fields) are continuously interacting with other poqpo’s. Everything IS a living field of information. This is why it is important to be consciously mindful of what we are sending out with our thoughts, words and deeds. As human beings we absolutely have the capacity to multidimensionally co-create and shape our reality. We are “Creativity, Creating Creation”, as don Oscar wisely reminds us.
We know that the aim of all human beings is to perfect ourselves; to become better people. Therefore, constantly endeavor to awaken and express the virtues of the soul that animates you. In doing so, you will contribute to your own evolution while serving the cause of humanity.
When you speak, it should be as if Infinity is speaking.
Long Time Sun Shine
May the Long Time Sun
Shine upon you
All Love surround you
And the pure Light
Guide your way on
Guide your way on…
Lyrics by White Sun
About the Author
Gabriella Galvan is a ceremonialist, healer and a Mesa Carrier in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, is fully trained as a Shamanic Practitioner, Reiki Master, Advanced Dreamwork, Past and Between Life Regression therapist, Qi Gong instructor, Crystal healer and Intuitive/Spiritual Counselor. She walks the path of the Wounded Healer, with studies in a wide range of modalities, esoteric arts and communing deeply with nature and her guides, and by diving deeply and doing shadow work into her own psyche, has brought tremendous healing to her own life. This has been a driving force and catalyst in her service work with others as a facilitator and in teaching others to empower themselves and showing them that THEY are the true healers. Helping and sharing knowledge with others with a compassionate open heart has brought the greatest joy into her life. Gabriella currently lives in Brownsville, Texas and you can find her by email at Gabriella@sacredsoulsonghealing.com.