Sunday, September 7, 2014

Marohuya's Super Full Moon - Sep. 8, 2014

Takahi Familia, 

Hoping and praying that all of you find yourselves in good health and good spirit.

As many of you know, there will be a super full moon this Monday night, September 8, 2014 (or Tuesday, September 9, 2014 depending on where you live).  This will be the last of three super full moons for this year.  This full moon will also be a perigee full moon (the word perigee describes the moon's closest point to the Earth for a given month).  At perigee, the moon will only be approximately 222,691 miles from the Earth. 

Grandmother Moon, or Ata or Bibi Marohuya as we the Taíno call her, will be at her fullest on Monday evening, September 8th, at 9:38 PM EDT for those of you in Borikén and on the East coast (Tuesday, September 9th, at 1:38 UTC). 

It should be noted that this September will be a sky watcher's delight as the third super moon of this year, along with Mars, Saturn, and some of the evening's brightest stars, will be visible in the sky during this month. 

Traditionally speaking, our beautiful and luminous Grandmother Moon, Bibi Marohuya, represents the feminine, the emotional and nurturing aspects in our lives.  She radiates her energy to us in the most amazing cycles of waxing and waning, bringing in and releasing, just like the tides of our oceans, constant, rhythmic and soothing.  Many cultures and people, including the Taíno, follow the cycles of the moon for planting crops and harvesting, and even for determining when they get their hair cut.  :)  

The full moon, in particular, signals a time each month when we are able to take a clear look at what is happening in our lives so we can decide if we need to make changes.  Of course, culturally, historically and spiritually speaking, the Full Moon has additional meanings that change from month to month throughout the year.

For instance, this month's full moon is the Full Corn Moon, as well as the Harvest Moon.  The name Full Corn Moon is attributed to the Native Americans because it marked the time when corn is supposed to be harvested.  The name Harvest Moon traditionally goes to the full moon closest to the autumn equinox.  The Harvest Moon usually falls in September but also falls in October once or twice a decade.  This year, however, the September full moon will actually be a Harvest Moon.  Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice are some of the Native Indigenous staple foods now ready for gathering.  At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this moon.  Usually the full moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe.  

The Harvest Moon is also the most powerful full moon of the creative year, and the spiritual harvest parallels the agricultural harvest.  This is the time to gather the fruits of the field.  We harvest our inner field via meditation and loving remembrance through the arts, in writing, dance, music and other forms of energy in movement that help separate our harvest from the old husks we need to let go.   At this time we are all given now what we need to fulfill our true purpose in bringing balance back to a world ravaged by imbalance. 

This full moon will be a good time to clean and clear up the issues of life.  A ritual for healing old wounds, emotional and physical, and forgiving others and yourself... a "letting go" time.  We are harvesting the abundance of our soul and our growth, so it's time to get rid of that old stuff and make room for the new balanced and enlightened you! 

During a full moon we may become highly detached and focused, and we may be concerned about humanity and helping others.  Balance, emotional bonds, comfort, healing, and assisting those less fortunate than ourselves are the main themes of this full moon.  There will also be tendencies to meditate in a quiet place and heal internal pain and sacrifice for the sake of humanity. 

The gravitational pull between the moon, earth, and the sun often causes pressure for us.  It also causes our bodies to go out of sync and brings high tides in the oceans.  This full moon will greatly impact almost everyone.  There is no doubt that this energy will bring more psychic and spiritual abilities and we may be more prone, or sensitive, to our environment and with others.  Everything will seem more translucent under the light the full moon.  This may impact our egos, causing them to be exaggerated, mostly having to do with our personal relationships with others.  Our sleep will definitely be disturbed and often spiritual moons such as this one can cause our conscience mind to connect even more with the universal energies.  

During this full moon we should be very careful to avoid the overindulgence, obsession, greed and selfishness so prevalent in the world today.  While this full moon represents spirituality and intuition, we can also fall victim to excessiveness and the materialism which is destroying our world.  We should focus instead on being thoughtful, creative, and compassionate.  Let us be thoughtful to everyone as every person will be going through a change.  This change is an absolute necessity as we are almost 30 days away from the Lunar and Solar Eclipse. 

This full moon will be a powerfully healing moon, but it may come with exceptionally heightened sensitivity for a couple of days before and after so we should make sure to take some time out and avoid stressful environments and activities if possible. 

There is enormous healing power to "download" with this full moon but, as the healing brings us back to a state of wholeness, the previous imbalances may become particularly evident for a while.  It may be useful to remember that energy is simply energy, neither good nor bad, just neutral, so whatever ails us can be transformed into something that heals us if we let it.  If, however, we identify too strongly with the pain and distress we solidify it and create energetic structures which are far tougher to transform and shift. 

This full moon speaks of healing needed due to our previous avoidance of difficult emotions.  The imbalances she seeks to correct are those created by denial.  Bibi Marohuya asks us to feel fully whatever arises now, no matter how much we believe doing so will overwhelm us because it won’t.  By allowing the feelings to be felt fully and without judgment we are inviting healing into our lives and allowing our energy to rebalance and realign. 

As we know Atabei, our Mother Earth, is going through a purification at this time and this September's full moon will be far stronger than many realize.  We know this because we are aware that the purification which began in 2012 is intensifying.  We know that the spirit of Atabei and spirit of Guabancex are also helping in this process of powerful earth changes. 

For these reasons and more, Bohio Atabei invites all of you to join us in a moment of meditation on Monday, September 8, starting at 9:00 PM EST for 30 minutes or for as long as you can to join the energy of our spirits as women because we have been blessed with the same energy cycle and force of Grandmother Moon.  Remember that we, as women, are the manifestation of the rhythm of the universe. 

Let us for a moment give thanks and reflect on the necessary changes we need in our lives no matter how painful those changes may seem.  Join with us in sending out positive healing words, thoughts and energy through song, dance and prayer, out to the four directions, into the wind, through the waters, from land to land, and from fire to fire, to the Spirit World and beyond, and into our very souls.  

Let us call out to the spirit of Mother Earth and the Waters, Bibi Atabei.  May she be kind to all who live in upon her and depend on her for life.  Let us say Bomatum Hahom Sacred Mother for all that she gives us and for protecting the very balance of life. 

Also let us not forget to say Bomatum Hahom to Grandmother Moon, Bibi Marohuya, for her presence as she teaches us again through her cycle how we can shed useless and harmful mindsets and change for the better through an ongoing cycle of renewal and purification so we can love, share, and give from our hearts so that peace, balance and harmony can prevail. 

Let us all take the time during this full moon to look up to the skies as Bibi Marohuya once again reminds us that we, as women, have the honor and privilege of being part of this beautiful purifying cycle. 
We all have the opportunity during each cycle to help humanity move into conscious awareness of the positive changes necessary for the good of all life on earth and beyond. 

Finally, let us say Bomatum Hahom to Grandfather Sun for pouring his light, warmth and life on us all.  Let us all remember that thoughts have energy and power and lead to action and creation.  Therefore, incorporate positive thoughts into positive actions every day with love, respect, courage and wisdom.  Stand up with courage and without fear for a just and kind world so others may see and learn from you to use the energy of the mind in a good way with each light lighting another. 

We invite you all to become part of the areito of purification, healing, change and balance.  And may the spirit shine from your hearts always and may the glow of your beautiful souls give light to the world as Bibi Marohuya continues to do and has done for millions of years, unconditionally pouring her loving, healing, purifying light on all.  

In the Spirit of Love, Light, Balance and Healing, may YaYa and the Ancestors Bless and Guide us all, now and always... 

Love, Hugs, Peace & Blessings,
Seneko Kakona,
Bibi Aya & Family

Remember Familia, wherever you may be, connect your Spirit to the energy of  Grandmother Moon and the stars... and have a Beautiful Night...   
Seneko Kakona...  ♥♥♥

Friday, September 5, 2014

Abuela's Pilon Ceremony this Sunday Sept 7,2014 for Esperanza Martell :)

You are invited to share a special moment.

The Bohio Atabei Grandmothers Council is Celebrating Esperanza Martell this Sunday Sept. 7  in Inwood Park.  You can meet us at 11: am by the Nature Center in the park .
The Ceremony will be wonderful. Hope you can join us as we give Espy her Abuela’s pilon filled with the love and respect of all who know her.
You may bring spiritually significant gifts for Espy that she may receive your Blessings  and if you wish,please bring food or juice to share.

 Espy has touched the lives of many people and is loved and respected for the beauty of her heart and spiritJ please join us.

Note the ceremony will take place at 12noon the time is important as the sun and Blessings of Grandfather sun will be at its highest point and Grandmother Moon will be preparing herself for her Full Moon dance in the evening sky.

This is a sacred and special moment ladies so I hope to see many of you
Lots of Love. Big Hug. 

Espy states if you wish You can meet her  at 11am. At the 207th and Bway train,you then can walk with her  to 218 st to the Inwood Nature Center. 

Hope to see you. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Ata Marohuya's Areito da Turey August 10th ,2014 Grandmother Moon's Dance in the Sky

 ladies :)

May all of you find yourselves well and with joyful hearts and spirits?

As some of you know there is a super full moon (a term coined by astrologer Richard Noelle) this Sunday, August 10, 2014. This the second of three for this year—the next one will be on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. However, this full moon will be the closest to us as it will be only 221,765 miles from Earth.

On this date Grandmother Moon, or Bibi or 
Ata Marohuya as we the Taino people call her, will be at her fullest. She will arrive at 2:10 PM EDT. She will rise in her full luminous beauty in the East 15 minutes before Arokoel Boinael (Grandfather Sun) sets and the Mukaro takes flight.

It is this way because at this time her center will be perfectly aligned with Grandfather Sun and Earth Mother's center So you can imagine what a beautiful celestial dance this will be :) because we also will have the prolific Perseids meteor shower filling the night sky with as many as 80 shooting stars an hour. 

Now it is said by
 scientists that the typical effects of the grandmother Moon energies at this time are minor. They say she can cause some small ebbs and flow to the waters and there may be a small increase in tectonic activity, but hey nothing to concern ourselves with—:)

How ever we as Native people, especially our women, know better Why.? Because our people have been watching Grandmother Moon for thousands upon thousands of years, we have watched the dancing of the celestial stars and we have learned their movements and effects on Earth Mother. More importantly, we have learned of their effects on us way before the telescope was even thought of.

So with that thought in mind, I will go with what the ancestors have passed on. We know that Earth Mother is going through a purification ritual at this time. And the full moon of August 10th is far stronger than many care to see or try to understand. We know this because we are aware that the Areito of purification which began in 2012 is intensifying. We know that the spirit of Atabei and the spirit of Guabancex are also helping in this process of intense earth changes.

 We also know that this cycle will continue and at times it will seem harsh, yet it will continue until all humanity becomes aware that we also must be purged.

We must be purged of all destructive thoughts and actions from our mindset. A mindset that has caused so much damage to all forms of life on this planet. A mindset that has created man's lack of compassion for each other. A mindset that places greed above sharing, hate above love, and war above peace.

We know this since it was foretold by the ancestors the very moment in which we were killed by those akani's
( strangers)  who sought the fountain of youth and the rivers of gold their twisted hearts were seeking.
We knew this the moment blankets filled with deadly viruses were given to our people to kill them all off.
We knew this when religious doctrines were used to justify the savage enslavement of other human beings and the ongoing genocide of the beautiful indigenous children of
 Earth Mother.
We know this because these memories are written in our souls and today we see that the flow of this dark energy is encircling the very life of
 Earth Mother and the universe.

We feel it in our hearts this chaos and havoc, and at times despair. Yet Bibi Marohuya in all her beauty continues to gift us with her presence and her energy—reflecting from her core the light of  Arokoel Boinael (Grandfather Sun) and wearing her crown of stars she lights up the darkness of
 Turey (the sky).

She once again as she has done for millennia invites us to understand that  change will happen and we need to accept that even when it appears as distress change can be positive. So instead of running away from it, or closing our hearts and being fearful of it, we can embrace it in a good way wherever it is needed.
 With this  understanding we can join in the Areito of purification and move into the conscious awareness of the   wisdom we need. In that awareness, we will know that we must put a stop to the destructive patterns that have caused so much harm to all life on this planet. 
For truth be told, mankind kind is the only life form that must be consistently reminded of this and Bibi Marohuya does just that time and time again.Less we forget and sadly are swept away into the abyss of non-existence by the very force that created us to begin with. 
As such Bohio Atabei invites all of you to join us in a moment of meditation starting at 2:00 PM EDT for 30 minutes or until right before moonrise or for as long as you can to join the energy of our spirits as women because we have been blessed with the same energy cycle and force of Grandmother Moon.

Let us for a moment, reflect on the necessary changes we need in our lives no matter how painful those changes may seem.

We ask that you join as sister souls and send positive healing words in song and prayer out into the wind. So the spirit of Guabanex will carry those thoughts gently into the purging cycle it is in. We ask that you sing beautiful words into the heart of Itikuhubaba, the spirit of the bleeding mother, so she can feel the love of her daughters for her. May she know that we as native women will never stop protecting her. We ask that she keeps all of her children in her heart when she shakes herself of all negativity we ask that she be gentle in the process and we say Bomatum Sacred mother.

We ask that you call out to the spirit of the waters, Bibi Atabei, so she flows quietly on her journey of washing away all traces of human imposed contamination and that she is kind to all who live in her pathJ and depend on her for life and we say Bomatum sacred mother

We also ask that you not forget to say Bomatum Grandmother, Bibi ,Ata Marohuya for your presence for she teaches us with her cycle that we can discard all useless and destructive mindsets. That we can have an ongoing renewal and purification, and that we can love, share, and give from our hearts so peace and harmony prevail.

So with this Full Moon take the time to look to the skies as Bibi Marohuya once again reminds you that as women we also have the privilege of being  part of this beautiful purifying cycle.
Thus  giving  us the opportunity  during each cycle to help humanity move into the conscious awareness of needed positive changes for the good of all life on earth and beyond our horizon.

Lastly ,we say Bomatum to  our Orokoti ,Grandfather Sun for using the fire of his life to embrace us all. May we remember that thoughts are things—they are forms of energy in movement.
As such incorporate positive thoughts into actions  in your every day with love, respect courage and wisdom. Stand up without fear for a just and kind world so others may see and learn from you to use the energy of mind in a good way.

To all of our people we say Become part of the Areito of purification and change.
May the glow of your beautiful souls give light to the world in the same way as Bibi Marohuya does
 and has done for millions of years. 

Think Native walk in BalanceSeneko kakona Bibi Inaru.

Note: For those of you close by on Sunday, August 10, 2014 weather permitting some of us will be in Inwood Park 218 Street near Bway. the water close to nature center in meditationFrom 1:45 PM until 4:45
Join me if you like.
In any case take a moment where ever you may be and connect your spirit to the energy of  grandmother Moon and the stars....Have a Beautiful weekend.