March 14, 2010

I spent the weekend in Huehuetenango, a city in the northwest framed by the Cuchumatanes, co-facilitating our first full-scale training. P’s workshops, meetings and trainings always begin with an invocación, a kind of approximation of a Mayan ceremony. Everyone lights candles for the four directions and says a short prayer of thanks. Being the clueless Quaker gringa that I am, when I went I gave general thanks as opposed to particular thanks to the “Nawal” of the day and the Creator and was quicky corrected by my co-facilitator E. But I gave thanks all the same and didn’t mess up the energy by stepping over a candle or anything, so really I did pretty well.


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