InXochi-Floreciendo con la tierra

"flourish in your true nature"

Florecer es parte del trayecto de la vida, todo en la tierra florece; florecen las plantas, los animales; los seres humanos florecen en la historia a través de sus obras y sus actos. Las formas de sentir, expresar la vida en sociedad nos dicen hasta donde estamos floreciendo. Entre las flores mas bellas se distinguen, La flor de Lotus,  símbolo y arquetipo en la vida social y comunitaria de culturas ancestrales, crece en los pantanos mas oscuros, y aun asi florece. El xempaxuchitl, el cacaloxochitl son flores que crecen aun en las condiciones ambientales más precarias y nuestros antiguos las adoptaron para guiarse en su florecimiento. El arte en la palabra, el pensamiento y el actuar reflejan el arte de vivir, crecer. El crecer nos pide luz,  y nuestros propósitos y proyectos son como el agua, la luz que la flor necesita para crecer y mostrarse ante la vida, al mismo tiempo la flor cumple su propósito de iluminar, ser, formar parte del proyecto de creación, evolución.

 

La Tierra como la Madre cósmica concreta y en quien nuestros antiguos depositaron su fe y esperanza de que ella les cuidaría y alimentaria, se permite florecer siempre, porque esa es su naturaleza. Ella espera también, que nosotros como sus hijos  también lo hagamos con ella. Florecemos pues, en relación a lo que nos rodea y alimenta. Así, el el agua, el sol, el viento, la Tierra, sus hijos todos, sus plantas, sus animales establecemos un compromiso con el mundo. Nuestra tarea entonces es superar la batalla por alcanzar recursos materiales, reconocer su verdadero valor y permitirnos vivir en plenitud disfrutando lo que tenemos. 

Flourishing is the process of life. Everything on  Earth allows for flourishing: the plants, the trees, the animals, and we human beings flourish in history through our works and actions. The way we feel, how we express and interpret life in daily events also tells us how we are flourishing. Yet we may ask ourselves, how can we flourish in a world of chaos where we struggle to find our space in societies and families? Among the most beautiful flowers the lotus is used as a symbol and archetype in ancient cultures and societies, and it also grows among the darkest swamps. Native flowers of the American continent, xempaxuchitl, cacaloxochitl, cutlaxochitl (marigolds, poinsettias, plumerias) grow in the most precarious conditions and yet they flourish.

The art of  words,  thoughts and actions are a reflection of the art of living, and growing. In order to grow we need light, our purposes and visions offer that light and brings the air that our flower needs to grow and iluminate the universe. Only then we meet our purpose of being part of the beautiful creation and evolution of life. The Earth, our cosmic mother,  where our ancestors deposited their faith and hope most flourish because that is her nature. We as her children, in company with all living species,  plants, and animals are meant to flourish with her. Our task is then, to overcome the battle to reach material resources, recognize their true value and live in grattitude  with what we have.

 

 

 

ABOUT

Estela Roman was born in Cuernavaca, Mexico. She is a artist and author of (Nuestra Medicina: de Los Remedios para el Aire y Los Remedios para el Alma, Our Medicine, Remedies for the Soul, a book in the process of translation). Her themes are focused on aspects that reflect ancestral wisdom, topics that allow us to review areas that we are not able to explore in our busy lives. Estela considers herself a Mexican artist with a multicultural perspective, she is in constant search of experiences and scenarios that allow her to enrich her thoughts and strengthen her commitment with herself and the world, always rediscovering herself. Estela perceives life as an immense universe full posibilities, with difficulties, but also full of shapes, colors, textures and flavors that we all can use to live in plenitude. Estela believes in the capacity we have to exercise our free will and thus  live in harmony with ourselves, and the rest of the world. Estela also honors her elder teachers who guided her in her practice and own healing. Applying what she has learned through her ancestors, Estela offers interpretion of the messages of nature through  the healing journey she engages with the people that has the fortune to join her.  She is well known for her powerful work with soul retrieval, herbal baths and temazcal ceremonies.

 

Estela Roman originaria de Mexico, Author y artista, sus temas están enfocados a aspectos que reflejan la sabiduría ancestral, temas que nos permitan revisar aquellos aspectos que no nos permiten ser. Mexicana y multicultural, Como escritora y artista cree firmemente en la búsqueda de experiencias y escenarios que le permitan  enriquecer su pensamiento, su compromiso con el mundo y redescubrirse siempre a sí misma, con el objetivo primario de fortalecer y reconstruir su conexión con ella misma y el mundo.  Porque, si el mundo está conectado, cada uno de nosotros, cada alma, cada ser, podrá ser una luz para el otro. En su formación, Estela percibe a la vida como un inmenso universo  lleno de retos y dificultades, pero también un mundo lleno de posibilidades, formas, texturas, olores y sabores, que el ser humano puede utilizar para vivir la vida en plenitud, para amarse a sí mismo, ejercer su libre albedrio y  vivir la vida en paz, consigo mismo y con los demás.

 

RETREATS

 

InXochi Floreciendo con la Tierra, Journeys, provide the space and time to rebuild our relationship with our surroundings, including family members, friends community, as well as our social and global relationships . InXochi journeys allows for restoration of our bodies and souls that threaten to retreat in chaotic situations. Our spirits may feel dislodged, like we have left something behind, then it’s essential to go back, to discover our true nature and then reconcile with that moment when our spirit left our body. It may seem like our soul is not there with us and by not listening or calling her we can get stuck in what our true purpose is. In Xochi journeys brings us experiences where we also feel safe to redicover ourselves. Through cleansings, herbal baths, Temazcal ceremonies, movement, breathing and  meditation techniques a journey of self-exploration and rebirth is acomplished.

    December 15-22 2016
     Ancestral Medicine  
                Retreat
    ~Zihuatanejo-Mexico~

~A intimate gathering of 7 individuals~

When its time to restore and rejuvenate, our medicine is there and mother earth calls us to retreat. The universe teaches and provides our body, mind and spirit to become whole. We can only experience wholeness through connection with ourselves, nature and community. Estela Roman guides us in a retreat where we can all learn, enjoy the beauty and blessings nature provides for us. while we learn about the mysteries of the soul. During the retreat Estela will assist us in finding ourselves through the reflection of ancient knowledge practiced by the Aztecs, Mayas and many indigenous groups of Mexico. This retreat is a journey to bring us back together when we have been repressed with burdens, fears, sadness for what we experience, either from our own loses or from the energy we share with clients.

This Retreat is designed for health practitioners who want to explore more on the mysteries of the Soul, Mind, and Body from an indigenous mind perspective. It's designed for practicing healers/curanderos and those who have great interest and/or have a background in curanderismo, herbal medicine, or other indigenous and spiritual healing practices. 

Our intention is to create a space for advancing the knowledge and skills of those committed to a spiritual and indigenous healing practice or path. It's also an opportunity to hone our skills as caretakers and offer great possibilities to restore, renovate and expand our vision as we share our wealth of experiences as healers and engage in hands on experiences of self-healing while we support the healing of others. This journey will deepen our understanding on the practice of different forms of healing in Mexico.

The program will be carried out in a beautiful, recently built small resort in Zihuatanejo. Talks and healings will be facilitated on the beach. The retreat will allow space and time to engage in self-healing practices including: ceremonies in Temazcal, herbal baths, spring-water cleansing, dreamwork, healing and restoring massage, healing foods and more. We will also make space for individual and group reflection with the guidance of Estela Roman who will perform most of the teachings.

 

*TOTAL PRICE: $1400 USD. Includes lodging, most food, transportation during all activities of the program, and tips. Price does not include individual healing treatments from healers or air fare. $500 non-refundable deposit holds your spot

For more information contact Estela Román:  estelaroman@hotmail.com or below.

See you soon!

       January 13-22 2017
 Healing Retreat in Oaxaca,     Mexico

Immerse yourself deeper into the healing/sacred land of Oaxaca, Mexico, with maestras Estela Roman, Doña Enriqueta Contreras and local healers.

This retreat is for students and practitioners who work within the healing modalities. It's designed for practicing healers and those who have a deep interest or background in curanderismo, herbal medicine, or other indigenous and spiritual healing practices. Our intention is to create a space to advance the knowledge and skill of those already committed to a spiritual and indigenous healing practice and path.

The focus of this trip is to allow participants to immerse in a restoring healing journey into the mysterious land of the ancestral Zapoteca and Mixteca world. Participants will enjoy the restorative benefits of several healing practices including ceremonies in the Temazcal, herbal baths, spiritual cleansing, dream-work, healing/restorative massage, healing foods and more.

Participants will engage in activities related to the understanding and practice of the Zapotec and Mixtec wisdom as well as spending several days with the great Zapotec Curandera Enriqueta Contreras.

The program will be carried out in different regions of the valley of Oaxaca, including visits to ancient markets such as Tlacolula and Mitla and spending two nights in the Sierra de Oaxaca. We will also visit the sacred sites Mitla and Monte Alban and include activities for relaxation, rejuvenation and restoration. This journey will deepen our understanding of the practice of different forms of healing in  Mexican tradition .

The main purpose of this journey is to provide support, healing, and restoration to the body, mind and spirit. While offering the opportunity to enhance our skills in the healing arts, while focusing on ancient healing techniques.

*TOTAL PRICE: $1750 USD. Your fee covers lodging, most food, transportation during all activities of the program (not including airfare), entrance to sacred sites, healers we visit, coordination and teachings from Estela for the whole week, and other travel expenses for all coordinators. 

$500 deposit due by November 30, 2017. Full payment due by December 15.

For more information contact Estela Román:  estelaroman@hotmail.com or below.

See you soon!

 

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