WHY SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT THE MAYA, THE PYGMY, OR THE INUIT? Is there anything we can learn from the Native American or the Aboriginal People? What values and perspectives on life might they hold that we can benefit from? The answers to these questions are relevant to us in this time of personal and planetary need.
There is a great deal we can learn from the indigenous peoples who preceded our modern civilization and who still live aplenty on this fine planet. An indigenous culture, at its core, values the relationship humans have with the Earth, with the Sun, and with Spirit, and these values direct their way of being.
Ancient wisdom is here to assist us in both personal and planetary healing and transformation. Ancient wisdom is Earth medicine, humanity’s original translations of the workings of the Universe into a holistic practice of integrated science, spirituality, and healing art. Meditation, prayer, chanting, dance, and divination are among the techniques used by our ancestors. These techniques are as valid today as they were millennia ago.
We may come from different families and traditions, but all of us share the same ancestors. Ancient wisdom is here for all humankind to learn and benefit from, with great gratitude and respect.
Mayan Temples, Palenque, Yucatan, Mexico
“To be Mayan is not the color of your skin. To be Mayan is your consciousness.”
~Elder Hunbatz Men, Mayan daykeeper, shaman, ceremonial leader