There are few times in our lives where we get to connect to the Clarity and Synchronicity of piecing all the seemingly un-related parts of ourselves. To do this in a way where we start to connect to it all, one must embark on the journey of becoming a “Pacha-Person”.
Pacha or Pachamama, means the sacred connection to the mother of all, mother earth and all things motherly. Though, I myself am only an Auntie as of yet, I share my maternal instinct as a teacher/healer, a Sun-dancer and soon to be Spirit/Ghost Dancer. As a Pacha-Person, I also am a big fan of mama Earth, as well as a contributor and supporter of the Pachamama Alliance (www.pachamama.org).
Getting the chance to experience how everything we do weaves into every part of our lives and how that connection is inter-twined with all things on the planet, no matter how mundane or extraordinary.
I got to take part this year in the Annual Luncheon for the Pachamama Alliance along with 1,500 other people! Rubbing elbows with beacons & Luminaries, I got to make some new friends. Friends that are the salt of the earth, and at the same time are up to big things in the world leading and Visioning grassroots movements like www.inspirationcampaign.com ‘s Robert B. Amongst the crowd you could shake hands with well known Authors: John Perkins & Lynn Twist, as well as the beautiful and magical Indigenous Leaders & Shaman’s from Ecuador, the Achuar people.
The following evening after the Luncheon, John Perkins, Lynn Twist, the Achuar, & Arkan Lushwala gave us a night of the timeless Shaman. I am officially, as Lynn puts it a Pacha-person. One, who is listening to the call of the Sacred Mother Earth.
As a Pacha -person, I am about to embark on a journey down to Mexico in a few weeks, to be apart of a ritual Lokota ceremony called a Spirit Dance or Ghost Dance. We will be doing it right at the time of the Winter Solstice. It also happens to be the End of the Mayan Calendar, so we will be closing the old cycle and opening up a new one. This only happens every 26, 000 years. A sacred time indeed.
You may ask yourself, “How do you I become a Pacha Person too? read this poem and you will know…
What Did You Do?
by Drew Dillenger:
it’s 3:23 in the morning
and I’m awake
because my great great grandchildren
won’t let me sleep
my great great grandchildren
ask me in dreams
what did you do while the planet was plundered?
what did you do when the earth was unraveling?
surely you did something
when the seasons started failing?
as the mammals, reptiles, birds were all dying?
did you fill the streets with protest
when democracy was stolen?
what did you do
Follow the call, dear Pacha Person, listen to your dreams, they are asking you to wake up and change the dream you are currently living.
J. Anna Stid DC
Founder of Espiritu Wellness http://www.espirituwellness.wordpress.com
& Gathering the Goddesses www.gatheringthegoddess.com
Dr. Anna resides in San Francisco, CA