I learned from a Naro Bushmen woman in Botswana called Naba that the greeting for good morning in the ancient Bushmen Language means “Are you awake?” Each time she greeted me I paused for a moment to check in if I was…..I am back in a fashion. Some of the familiar is no longer comfortable, the discomfort of the comfortable and the sparkling energy that courses through me keeps me awake. Amongst that is a sense of peace, emerging from a place of power, well rooted to my connection to my ancestors, my homeland and the elements. What I have come to know over the last 8 years working with Ancestral medicine is that when I am connected to the other worlds, the web of life is in alignment. what ever that means.
The Sacred Journey to South Africa has left me in a place of being awake to the fact that I have traversed different dimensons. That I have been re-programmed in some way. Shaken up, shaken about, but landed on the ground with a deep connection to the ancient. To have witnessed such miracles, encounters and transmissions from the White Lions of Timbavati, spent time with Credo Mutwa a revered Shaman of our times, dipped in and performed ritual in the waters of the sacred womb of mother earth, sat with the Bushmen (descendants of my ancestors, I am a descendant of a Khoi Khoi woman healer ) around a Sacred Fire in Botswana and heard the women sing the ancient songs and received healing in trance dance, can only serve to take me to a place of homecoming. I also spent time with the hills Aba (Father) Thai (Mother ) and Dama (child) which is in us all in Tsodilo Hills, where the first person is said to have come to earth. In Cape Town I explored some of the mysteries of Table Mountain with Dean Liprini a Sacred Site Researcher of 20 years, and am still digesting those encounters! See Nefertiti ( on the Mountain) Below
Before I left a friend of mine discovered he had a blockage in his right coronary artery. What struck me about this particular “alarm call” was that his body had grown a small vein, a diversion to carry the blood where it needed to go, Thank goodness! although this diversion was clearly not big enough, alerting him to go and see a doctor. He was operated on almost immediately. A Sacred Intervention?
For days after, I considered the mirroring, metaphor, teaching about the diversions I had created in the past to avoid the messages I was receiving to do this or go here or leave that job, relationship,old ways, no money, and how it immobolized, kept me stuck until I eventually fell into some kind of sleep or trouble. If blood is the water of body then its flow is important for our health, well being, alignment. NOTE: Since I have been away his life has changed, uprooted and disrupted in a quite a big way. Actually ……amazing way.
Now that I have particpated in my own Sacred Journey and witnessed others experience where words like ‘ “I felt I connected with God” was expressed, know we are not inviting you on a tour of South Africa, we are inviting you to answer a calling to connect with the ancient deep inside of you, maybe even a life line, a Sacred Intervention that may transform you.
On another level if there is no connecting to other worlds, ancestors, the sun, the moon, the stars and all that is present in this world where we often disconnect, the elements, animals and all creatures…… then do we fall asleep in the comfort of our existence and not hear our calling or listen to our heart, our messages, the animals, take a pilgrimage. zzzzzzzzzzzzz, HEY! Are You Awake…..I come back with an urgency …no more time, no more time to sleep. Each morning now I ask myself are you awake Mbali?
Is it your time? I have to my delight and with deep gratitude to my ancestors, found that when I stay awake long enough to venture from the comfortable and take a risk that the world is full of miracles.
“You must not just believe” Baba Mutwa
Check out the next Sacred Journey in April.
From a Journeyer