▵ clay | ceremonia | cultura ▿ Ojai, California
Mariana Mae ✱ email@example.com
Visionaria // @_sermujer
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Acknowledging the Ancient ☁️
May we remember to honor the origin of all that we practice and support the source of all that we offer. These days I’ve been retreating to ancestral ruins, and feeling this conversation swirling in my heart as we as a modern community continue to step into being of service to the remembrance of our pre-colonized, preciously pure, empowered selves. If we are students and practitioners of any theory, tradition, craft, ceremony, medicine and modality derived from an ancient lineage, may we continuously ask ourselves how truly humble and ethical we are in communion with the origin, the teachers and teachings of these ways. With our resources, how are we checking in with the needs of the people and places in order to preserve? With our privilege, how are we offering reciprocity and giving back.. personally, emotionally, financially?
With a humble heart, there’s room for it all. May we educate and inspire one another to cultivate these conversations so we may live in harmony and right relationship to the revered ancient ⛲️
Viva el espíritu de la antigüedad sagrada ✨🙏🏽✨
Agradecimiento al Mundo Natural ⛲️ Upon my final moments in the jungle, I give thanks to the nourishing waters, moist earth, humid air, activating fire and the released past and presence renewed here in the motherland. It’s been a journey retreating to the warmth of these Southern lands with the seasonal sense of Winter in my bones. Going within, as without. As above, so below. Embracing the duality of all and riding the rainbow wave of oneness in whichever ecosystem and corner of the world I find myself in. Held by the Mayan lands of Sian Ka’an, the origin of the sky where heaven is born, is where I give thanks today. Tlazocamati 🌈
Enveloped by the mighty Mayan jungle 🌿 where the primitive plant world evokes the wilderness within
El Camino Rojo 🥀 honrar, sanar, agradecer, celebrar. Desde el atardecer hasta el amanecer, renaciendo nuevamente 🌹
ENTRE SUEÑOS 🕯 Into the Heart of Oaxacan Culture. I am overflowing with excitement and gratitude to share a special upcoming endeavour with @cosa.buena! In the coming weeks, my dear hermana Vera and I will be co-hosting a retreat with beloved Zapotec + Mixtec peoples of deeply venerable walks of craft and tradition. Vera has been communing closely with various artisan families of Oaxaca, in service and support of their sacred way of life and ancient traditions in generously humbling ways.
In collaboration, I am honored to be assisting in cultural interpretation, translation and guidance amongst co creating an integrative, ethical, spirited container for all who will be joining us. We believe our responsibility as privileged travelers is to voyage mindfully in reciprocity and reverence to indigenous communities, and be guided consciously in order to immerse with presence to the blessings and opportunities awaiting. Thank you Vera for your true devotion and leadership on this path of service. So looking forward to sharing more as we journey onward ✨🇲🇽💐 Photo of Ruiz-Lopez family Dia de los Muertos altar via @cosa.buena
El Colibri le canto a la Boungainvillea 🌺 Lak’ech Alak’in 🌺 I Am You ～ A Mayan Greeting
Dark Moon ～ Prayers of Purification
Para visualizar y actualizar el sueño dentro de nuestra realidad. Honoring the blessing that is birth from the womb of Yucateca Maya T'àan lands. Tlazocamati Abuelos 🌚
Sinking into Source 🐚
Where the salted shore meets the sacred selva. Taking these fresh, fertile moments of the year to restore en comunión con mi tierra ～ la selva, the wild jungle, my refuge.
Here is home. Home as Here. Allowing myself to be.. to gift myself time. Bowing to a primal presence amongst purifying plants. Detoxing my physical body.. cleansing my subtle bodies. Shedding layers of my skin with sun and sweat fueling the vitality of my bones and my blood. To heal the body is to embody our healing. To embody our healing is to walk in authenticity and integrity.
These days I’ve been guided to be a pillar of strength and become a true disciple of the vessel I carry and navigate with the power of the mind, heart and Spirit. Renewing, Recalibrating, Remembering. In perpetual flow 💫 The ultimate journey of walking the nonlinear red road and beauty way Home.
Cherishing the moments and memories so very dearly stored in my heart from the last 13 moons 🕊
This morning I rise feeling the completion of the chapters I remembered, read and re-wrote as I surrendered, trusted, expanded and rebirthed in wholeness of forgiveness, understanding, compassion, empowerment. I give thanks to each person, place and plant whom walked beside me and blossomed alongside, wing by wing with joy. My prayer for this coming gregorian dance beneath the sun and moon is beyond word, rather a song that sings and guides my way fluttering closer to the core of our Earth, of my truth ~ to be of service to myself, to the privilege I feel being a part of this human experience, to our ancient generations and those yet to land, and to all whom I meet on my winding path home. In deeper, unapologetic, aligned and holy ways. May we continue holding hands and elevating one another in community, as a family. Breath by breath. Thank you all for trusting and supporting me in the form and the formless. With gratitude to all the lessons and blessings of this year, I share my hope, my love and prayer. And so it is 🌿🍃🌱
STONEWARE OFFERINGS 🕊
Webshop Sale ✱ Wholesale Accounts
To see my clay work in the world and in the warmth of your hands and homes overjoys me and humbles me again and again. Devoting myself to this craft has been a journey of lessons amongst blessings and I couldn’t be more grateful for it all. Thanking you all who supported and adopted a piece of my heart this year ✨🙏🏽✨
As the last few days of 2018 approach, I am offering a Webshop Sale of items / designs from the past years ～ As well as welcoming Wholesale Accounts for February 2019, as some of these latest vessels will be put to rest so I may make room for new work.
Follow link in profile for Webshop // Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org for Wholesale ⚱️ Con amor !
A Morning Hymn 🌬
Pachamama Pachakamaq ～ Luz de vida, Luz de amor
Te agradezco por mi vida, por mi aliento y por mi voz.
Te agradezco por mis sueños, y el latir de un corazón.
Por el Sol de cada día, por el agua y su sabor, por el aire y por el viento, por el fuego y su calor, por mi gente y por mi pueblo, y el cantar de esta canción.
Por mi tierra y mi familia, porque son parte de mí, y yo siendo parte de ellos, puedo ser parte de ti, y yo siendo parte de ellos, puedo ser parte de ti. — Kike Pinto
As the wheel of the year swifts us into Winter, I give thanks for the presence and perseverance being cultivated within these darker days. These are the days of remembrance, of valuing our devotion and discipline throughout the daily dance, of softening with compassion and understanding with grace, of tending to all that was, all that is and all that has yet to become. Giving my hands a breather as my feet flutter South to warmer waters. To begin anew, with each moon rise. Bendiciones 💫 photo found via @amyleeworthy