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“The Universe is Wise and Loving”

 

In 2012, I set out to co*create with a wise and loving universe in Mayan country.  It was December 2012, and I stood outside of Chichen Itza at a tree, praying.  Asking for permission to walk in for the first time to the presence of el Kukulcan.  I stayed outside for two hours, then…I heard the drum, the Huehueteros calling me.  I had heard my first signs of other danzantes presence for this grand moment to honor the calendar caretakers, makers of el Kukulkan.

I went in with the press, somehow the doors of wisdom opened, and I walked right in like flowing water; free.  At the foot of the Kukulcan, I sat down to meditate on where I would be sleeping that night.  I met two danzantes there, and they invited me to an all night ceremony with a Mayan community in Kunkunul.  It was a great honor to meet these warriors, who I was able to serve in what came along our journey.  Serving the elders, women and children, and the warrriors with tabacco, song, copal, self love, memory and cooking.  For this journey, I am always grateful that a wise and loving universe allowed me to embrace ancient culture and wisdom.

I met a curious and open woman that I will never forget.  It may have been her first visit to Chichen Itza, and she found me talking with another danzante.  We never spoke again after this experience, but my friend found this video of me there.  He says he really liked her astrology videos and one day noticed what looked to be my face.  I told him yes, I met her at the foot of the Kukulkan, while I was still collecting funds for the night’s resting location.  I had my color book markers I made especially for this visit.  All of my book markers had messages of love, healing, and life responsibility.  One of them was:

“The Universe is Wise and Loving”

Grateful to have co*created for just a moment with this woman, Nadya Shah.  Thank you, for putting me on the map, Nadya Shah, I wish to meet you again.  Maybe we can continue to help each other out along the road.  I went back the following year to again honor the elders of Mayan country.  I never saw her again, by now she is probably famous and making lots of money somewhere, while I still learn how to materialize my talents into abundance to continue my journey honoring our elders, children and ancestors knowledge.

About Diana

Herstory…

She is great granddaughter of Raquel Arteaga, daughter of Hermila. My great grandmother was a small town in Guerreo’s midwife.

She was already a Spanish Rock music promoter with a name still becoming in 2000.  She forged through new frontiers for the local Spanish rock bands from Chicago, New York, and L.A..   Producing loft events and concerts within the Spanish rock scene, her first concert in a  New York loft was, “A Tribute to Carlos Santana.”  Where she thought it was important to give tribute to the elders of Spanish rock, or those who came before the present generation in rock music that spoke Spanish.

Diana rode her bicycle every where while living in New York, 1999-2007.  She promoted her concerts, went to concerts, to work, Aztec danza, and gave tours all over New York boroughs on a bicycle. She carried a kryptonite heavy chain around her waist and rode a mountain bike, that also helped her survive from having to walk on the day 2 Towers died, 9/11. She was unstoppable and was highly sought after by other concert promotion companies for the production of music and art events.

Diana has inherited knowledge from her great grandmother and mother.  She has continued developing her school of knowledge throughout her life with elders of knowledge.

One thing that has not changed about Aztec She Warrior is her make-up.  If you ever get to meet her in person, look into her eyes and notice her trademark.  A trademark everyone knows Aztec She Warrior by.  Her *** under each eye.  This has been her mark since 1997 to always remind her to be aware of woman beyond 2000, woman focused, woman rebirth, and woman of the future, past and present.  It was to bring awareness as to why we are here, only for a moment in time.

From 2004 to present, Aztec She Warrior resides in Chicago where she has dug deeper into  her cultural roots as a Mexika Aztec dancer and investigator of ancient Mesoamerican cultures.  She learned from oral history teachers in Mexico, from Mexico, New York and Chicago.  She has since traveled to states across the U.S. and Mexico for the purpose of offering Aztec danza and honoring our ancient past, today.  Now she works under close attention with anthropologist and native Aztec dancer, Cuauhtémoc “Temok” Mosqueda Garcia.  She administers his website, www.temok.org and translates his Facebook posts from English to Spanish and vice versa.

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