March 9, 2018
by Pacha Mama
By the guidance of the Abuelas, a new moon circle was created here in PachaMama, that does not exist anywhere in the world. It was a new vision, to include the men within this women’s work, and now the village has danced the DUAL DANCE of the moon dance work, men and women side by side for the past eight years. In this ceremony we work with the Temazcal (sweatlodge), the medicine of Copal (tree resin which burns for purification and healing), the Chanupa (sacred pipe), Tobacco and dancing under the moon, offering our sleep for 4 nights of prayer. The ceremony guides us into unspeakable experiences of the great mystery as we tap into the dream lines, the voices of the ancestors, the spirits of the land, the deep shadow places of our own inner realm… healing, seeing and clearing that which is no longer in alignment.
It is a very different experience to dance in the Dual Dance, with my beloved partner by my side and our 2 girls dancing with us. I am in awe of how rich the scene is, with the firelight splashing off the faces of the dancers, the powerful beat of the drum and the choir of voices that leads the dance. I feel how deeply this moon work is seeding a profound healing prayer for the masculine and feminine. It is a ceremony that honors the duality of partnership and celebrates the power and beauty of each aspect of creation. Here as Woman in her exalted power under the moon embodying the energy of receptivity and water, the men dance with us, tapping into their own divine feminine. Together we sing to great spirit, to the earth, the sun, the moon, the fire the wind and we dance the balancing force of the masculine and feminine.
This work initiates us, every time into a new level of RISING. We face our limitations, the edges of tiredness, and layers of mind and the container of the ceremony guides us to break through the walls of self and expand beyond the limiting definitions of who we think we are.
We are bathed in moonlight and melt into the earth, we commune with the stars, we sing and dance as one voice in the darkness of the night, offering our prayer to the moon and the creator itself- remembering a natural way of being together as a Family. Remembering that we are all Related.
This blog post was originally shared on Adya’s Sacred Seed website. The full text can be found here.