by Mariela Maya
Wavespell of the Blue Hand
June 24 to July 6, 2012
June 24, 2012 starts the Wavespell of the Blue Hand, with thirteen days to awaken our inner Healer and give completion to whatever we have pending!
The Wavespell of the Blue Hand helps us to remember that true and long-term healing requires from us to take care of our body, heart, mind and soul. In these so intense times for all, it is very easy to feel that we are out of balance and to carry on with an unhealthy life style. In addition to what we eat, how much we rest and look after our body and physical health, it is necessary to observe what we think, feel and do and if it serves to our growth and overall wellbeing. And, every day, breathe consciously and connect with the Universe, with God, Nature, Great Spirit, our Higher Self, or whatever you we call the source of life based on your beliefs and spiritual path.
“Living Cancer as a learning path and reconnecting with one’s own self”
Interview Silvia Ibarra – Part 3 of 4
(click on link to visit YouTube channel: MayanKin2012)
Silvia Ibarra, therapist and personal friend, is a great inspiration for us all about the deeper meaning of the energy of the Blue Hand. After being diagnosed with cancer in 2002, Silvia embarked a profound holistic healing process, beyond the care of doctors and traditional medicine.
Previous parts are on Youtube: first part and the second part, currently available in Spanish soon coming in English.
Below you can read a summary of what Silvia shared in this third part:
Illness is tragic, but we have to transform that pain in learning, in creation, in art in order to continue being grateful for the possibility of existence. Art is a creative and re-creative field of our own existence. We can gestate and re-birth in each piece of Art. I wrote poetry, improvised music with different instruments (flutes, percussion) and I danced freely. But something that I felt was very healing for me was a creation I did with my silhouette. I draw my real size contour on a paper and I hang it on a wall in my bedroom in front of my bed, put pencils close by, color markers and crayons and, when I felt the need, I painted some part without any determined idea, simply allowing the colors and forms to flow. The silhouette was completed and I felt it was my inner world, I recognized myself in that piece, something re-generated within and it connected me with my own self.
After the surgery in 2002 and, even though I worked together with my doctors that indicated me chemotherapy sessions, in 2004 something appeared in the liver and I had another operation. I continued surfing within in order to connect with those areas that created discomfort, that omission of my essence. The emotions that appeared for me to review were (contained) anger and the impossibility to express my disagreement, my opinion, my beliefs and my needs and, as a consequence, an attitude of submission. My self-esteem was based on others’ feedback and acceptance and not in carefully listening to my true self.
In 2005, I had another colon surgery including an ileostomy. Evidently, there were still many weeds for me to pull out. Every time I had a confirmation that the illness continued, my thought was: Aha! There is still more work to do! And, supported by my beloved ones (family, friends) and by the doctors, I continued with my task. The point was to listen to myself and to continue, it didn’t matter until when, it was disposed by the Universe… in the meantime, there was more to do. I reverted my fear transforming it in the possibility of healing, which is different than being cured. Healing is to harmonize with our Self and the Universe.
Both with the little piece of liver they left in the first surgery and that had to grow in order to help me with the chemotherapy, as with the ileostomy, I had a very loving relationship which I am sure it helped in my healing. Every day I talked to my liver as I had done with my children during my pregnancies. I put it a name and I was telling it that everything would be fine, I told it stories and sang the same melodies I did with my children when they were little and even songs in Galician that my grandfather used to sing to me. The doctors couldn’t understand its rapid growth. With the little piece of intestine that stayed outside with the ileostomy, I also treated it lovingly. I called it Candy and I thanked her for helping me to get rid of what I didn’t need in my organism. I found it so amazing that, part of me that would have never known the outer world, could be in contact with it. I showed her landscapes, she felt the warmth of the sun, she listened to music and, when I changed the little bag, I caressed her with love and gratitude. When she went back inside me I wrote to her a letter knowing she had shared her experiences with the rest of my organs.
Today, after several years where the results of my control tests are perfect, I feel that the learning curve has been huge and that the task with my own self continues. There are always reasons to disconnect from our self, but we need to pay attention and listen internally, to be authentic and align with the Universe, giving in this way meaning to our task, while existing in the here and now.
Yellow Electric Star
In Lak’esh means “I am another yourself!”, a Mayan greeting that recognizes the Divine in each living Being. It’s a message of Unity that reminds us that, when we give, we are also receiving. In this way, the Mayan honored and respected each other, reinforcing the belief that we are all interconnected: what we do to others and to our environment will also affect ourselves in the end…
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