When: July 5, August 5 & September 13
Location: The Downs at Santa Fe
Maya Healing Ways, a Limpia Ceremony with indigenous wisdom-holder Ohki Siminé Forest
An essential teaching on the importance of periodic purification as a rite of passage in our lives through an honoring of Deer spirit to help reveal our inner powers of regeneration and health. Deer ways offer a unique medicine for the Heart to heal the spiritual roots of soul losses, afflictions and illnesses. Traditional Limpia ceremonies offer thorough cleansing, restore health, clear our dream bodies from negativity and harmonize our environment. Done with sacred herbs and candles, this powerful and beautiful Maya ceremony involves the creation of a special altar dedicated to Deer as a renewed spirit of the spring. Bring a sacred object to place on the altar for blessings.
• On this Earth Day, experience a Maya Limpia to clear impurities of your physical, emotional and spiritual bodies
• Learn how to do your own Limpia and other important practices essential to health, well being and renewal
• Journey to the waterfall of Deer for a deep regeneration of your inner source
• Drum with Ohki to the waters of Earth for invoking the world healing of this precious sister element
Of Canadian Mohawk descent, Ohki S. Forest has shared the Red Lodge shamanism of her life with students and apprentices in North America for over 30 years. The matrifocal shamanism she teaches is based in her training and initiations with Maya, Mongolian and Canadian shamans and in her dedication to the restitution of indigenous peoples as wisdom leaders through the return of ancient Council Ways. She is author of Dreaming the Council Ways: True Native Teachings from the Red Lodge, and a contributor to Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future, which includes essays from John Mohawk, Paula Gunn Allen, Winona LaDuke, John Trudell & Oren Lyons. Her teaching circles are unique opportunities to engage in individual and transpersonal shamanic healing with a delightful and rare indigenous woman teacher.