Women shamans in Peru for a visit. They carry the sacred ceremony, we will use objects, and among them more than 50 years of experience in healing. Peru curanderas they are called here sometimes called shamans. I have booked Ysabel and Olinda heavily during the three-day stay. This is a rare opportunity for people to receive healings in the US these women. They do not often travel to the neighborhoods and villages in Peru.
in the morning, or early after their arrival, shopping supplies. They do not speak English and my Spanish while viable as a tourist, it seems woefully inappropriate. Sill, manages to get a lot of hand signals and some interesting gestures. Through all the smiles and laughter, it seems, everything is simple and easy. These are probably the least judgmental and most loving individuals I have met in a long time.
The kits are eggs, white candle, a large glass bowl and plenty of water. As we move to the aisles of Target, Ysabel and Olinda enchanted the store and ask to return after a couple of "buy" on the job. This is one of the few consistently used the word in English.
When the time came for the first, who gets the cure. I'm there to translate, and to observe, such Ysabel and Olinda begin their work. It's interesting to watch them, each with its own mission, and support each other in every moment of healing.
Ysabel starts with the customer (the lack of a better word), sit him in the healing altar (mesa). Pours a glass of holy water, pray and drink it down briefly. Next will recommend one of his patients, the Olinda, then at me, because I am to participate in the healing process.
The holy water is water that is sitting on Ysabel & # 39; and mesa since he began his practice 26 years ago. The bottle has never been completely empty, and the essence of that night so long ago in the water today. These women in the Catholic tradition, but it seems to me, I look at my seat in the corner, they have a deep understanding of the sacred and open to many interpretations and varied traditions different from their own.
After the participants adequate blessed Ysabel has been a patient stands up and rubs 2 white candles through his body and then rubbing an egg all over his body. His gentle movements, and she missed anything, just doing his job. When she finished, she cracks the egg in a glass of water and sets his mesa.
Then he sat down in front of the altar and begins the work of Olinda. As Ysabel instructs him when he was using a lot of healing sticks, the tools to begin to clear, or perform Limpias of the person receiving the healing. Ysabel looking at the way the egg begins to change and the mesa tell him what the patient needs. There are several different sticks used for each person. The rods, which are carved out of several different types of trees native to South America, is a common tool for the northern coast of Peru healing.
At the end of the cleaning, all the people work together, Olinda picks up a pair of scissors and starts to snip the old energies and patterns that do not serve the people. He used the scissors, a full circle of people, from top to bottom and all sides. I do not explain what they were doing – I see you sitting there watching – Old strands of dark clouds like illness struck.
While the staffs cleansing is taking place, Ysabel sits on a mesa community and with the higher drive, which he calls the Holy Spirit. When you complete the Limpias, Olinda go into the kitchen to work with the candles that have previously been rubbed into the patient & # 39; s body.
Ysabel is the person to lay down on the carpet I put o the ground and begin the healing process of the meeting. She uses a form of healing practice – part massage, part of the energy work (similar to Reiki or Healing Touch). His hand has been described as "the hand of an angel." He focuses on certain parts of each person & # 39; s body, depending on what you see.
Meanwhile, Olinda work with the candles. He brings them out of the kitchen, interrupts, and melts them in a small saucepan. They have done this pan around with them throughout the two-month stay in the US somehow find a touching, it is an example of humility and ego-sexuality without these gentle healers. He is patiently waiting for the wax is melted and when it is ready, pour it into a bowl of cold water in a glass movement. There is a form of wax starts to take shape. I watch them do it over 20 healings in their three-day, and there are no two identical forms of wax.
Once the wax has hardened, Olinda carefully remove the bowl and bring it into the other room where Ysabel is working. It looks like it, at each other knowing glances between them. "It's like an X-ray person & # 39; s physical body, energy and spirit," says Olinda, Spain. I've noticed that almost always corresponds to the place or places a person & # 39; s body where Ysabel has been in operation. There are many people who know the story, or with whom he had worked, and I find that I can read well, telling them that the wax in some cases.
The other seat Olinda takes off her white rosary around her neck and start to say the Hail Mary in Spanish. Speaking of prayers softly at first his voice rising as he goes through the beads. It took several days, but eventually I realized that he was clearing the space and protect Ysabel prayers. I could feel the intense amount of energy is released in the meetings is difficult, but when he was finished, the apartment felt completely clear and peaceful. It was as if the light came through access to, and swept away anything that is not resonant light.
As we reach the end, Ysabel explain to the person what he saw. He brings up things that happened in their past, which were in the body, leading to emotional pain or physical illness. He shows them the wax "x-ray", and says that this is what the plug pulled out of them. It's in the past, says it all in the candlelight, and is no longer in the body. Then break the wax images and discard in the trash. Past.
Next he picks up the eggs, which have been developing in the glass of water. The egg is not clear to me. It says more directly to him. The yolk symbolizes the person and what happens in the glass is a kind of film to see what happens during the treatment. Some people opened the way for the soul and this is reflected in the white fibers drifting up the "body". Elsewhere, there's a lot of energy is removed from the body that is completely obscured by the glass. Some of the yolk is broken, and patterns will give him more information to that person. As the candle wax, each egg is completely different.
This is an honor for me to witness these healings, and learn from them as it would be student – to look, to listen, and to be of service in any way I can. Informed as we go forward in their healing practice and taught me that we must always learn a lot.