Healer2Healer Announces Second Successful Mission in Guatemala
Happy New Year~ It’s already been two weeks since we all arrived back from our latest mission in Guatemala! We accomplished so much in so little time. Below are some highlights of the trip.
The Unification Maya (U.M.) celebrations were awesome in Peten during our first week! We enjoyed meeting the Tatas and Nanas (spiritual guides)–an incredible experience for our group! The morning sunrise ceremonies when Tata Pedro and the others talked gave us a special perspective on their culture vis-a-vis ours. In many ways we are so like-minded.
Tata Pedro is a Mayan Elder, Counter of the Days, 2005 World Ambassador of Peace, Head of the Council of Mayan Ancients Atitlan, Guatemala. You might have already seen the clip on YouTube on Tata Pedro. It was filmed by Cassidy Rast, a friend who was also at U.M.
Our healing group of acupuncturists and Reiki practitioners also gave the guides treatments in the evenings. They all commented the days after how much they needed the deep sleep and rest they experienced. They expend so much mental and physical energies doing these ceremonies. And the more we gave, the more they embraced us as healers like them.
The Full Moon ceremony was also quite special on the shore of Lake Peten-Itza. The days of ceremony were to align our energies with Mother Earth’s and to meditate. Evenings: there were interesting classes about Toltec and Mayan cosmology. We learned even more about the fascinating subject of the global Unity Grid and the 13,000 year process of how the Earth’s Kundalini energy has shifted from India-Tibet to Guatemala-Peru…
For 2011, Healer2Healer is going back to Guatemala to continue the training of the Q’anil Women’s Group in Quiche for their community traumatized by the 30 years war. The group of 5 women traveled to Antigua to get basic training in acupuncture moxa and cupping, get attuned to Reiki Level 1, and get instructed on medical massage protocols. These were done by Tom Nash, Mila Brener, and Rik Lim. We are invited back to do the same in Peten. Details are still being worked out.
The Peten group lead by Mark Kuebel, Geordie Numata, Kriten Reed, Nechama Karp, and Edwin Alvarez did a wonderful clinic in El Remate at the Ixcanaan clinic. Anne Lossing and Dr. Enrique were exceptionally hospitable. About 125 patients were treated. All of us were there to open the 1st morning. Great job team!
The Antigua leam lead by Tom Nash, Tom Gentile, Sam Nash, Alice Kim, Mila Brener, CarolAnne Fitzgerald, Strom Morales, Keiko Golambos, Rachel Bunin, Edwin Alvarez, and Rik Lim was also quite successful in treating 375+ patients over the 4 days. It was exhausting work, but rewarding on many levels. Of course in both locations we enjoyed much of the Guatemalan culture, foods and drinks, in the company of the new friends. Watching the fireworks from the private roof-top deck of our hotel at midnight was special. We saw the entire town of Antigua ablaze with exploding pyrotechnics at 350 degrees!On 25 December, the Antigua group spent several hours with some of the patients in the different wards of an orphanage and hospital. Dr. Lesley Pierce was our guide. Much of our time was spent in her section of newborn babies with birth defect where she volunteers and has her “Early Stimulation Program”. We played with the kids, talked to them, fed them, held them. For some it was too emotional.In a group effort, Tom G, Rachel, and Mila gave the students there special O.T. pencil grips so they can take better notes in school–per request of Dr. Lesley as these are very difficult to get in Antigua. Carol Anne also brought many small stuffed animals as give-aways! Heartwarming for us and for the adults and babies.
We would like to expand our presence in Antigua to some degree where the Mayor Dr. Vivar and his wife awarded all of us with certificates for the public work we did, treating 500+ patients over 4 days at 2 sites, after Unification Maya week, and they welcome us back. Local news, print, and word of mouth caused so many people to come that we capped the intakes at 150/day. We also nearly ran out of needles.
Apart from continuing these missions in Guatemala in 2011, we are looking at visiting Peru to do the same and learn about the shaman traditions there (which are shared). Stay tuned.
Thank you, team, for an amazing experience in work, play, sharing, growing! Thank you very much for believing in our project.
Frederic Bernal Lim