I continue writing story by story, the quite unbelievable events that happened to me in my spiritual quest. This is one of my strongest stories as I woke up in the jungle with a white snake on my shoulder.
As I wrote in my previous stories about the “red road,” I got to experience two strong Lakota vision quests (vision quest 1 1/2, vision quest 1 2/2, vision quest 2). Then, I decided to pause my work there and start working with another spiritual guide.
My partner Magdalena is a Moondancer, a ritual for women only. Men are only allowed to be around their circle as helpers, and I got to help there twice. It was an incredible experience to see hundreds of women dancing with the moon without food for four days. Their secret rituals are very powerful, and I will only write my experience of these unique practices with the approval of the Chief Abuela when the time is right.
I met Miguel there; he was coordinating the men helping. We were here only to serve the women and facilitate their work. I cleaned their toilets and helped collect wood for the fires.
There are people I met in my life where it was love at first sight. I am sure you know the feeling. I felt Miguel’s love and integrity immediately. Miguel had warned me about the “Heyoka” way of teaching based on harsh trickery. As always, I had to experiment with it for myself before taking any decision, and I had decided it was not for me, at least for now. I respect the time and methods my Lakota guide conducted on me, but chose love over lies and tricks. I told Miguel the stories of my two vision quests, and he laughed.
The vision quests and Sundances are popular in Mexico, and Miguel explained he was a Sundancer for more than twelve years, maybe fifteen, and he had approval from his lineage to open a Sundance. He immediately offered to organize a vision quest and a Sundance for me.
“As you saw, women are preparing themselves and getting stronger; it is time for men to organize better and do their work.”
We launched a vision quest and Sundance circle; it was only Miguel, myself, and a Mexican friend. Not far and connected to the Moondance Circle, which is unique, we started clearing up the jungle to create the Sundance Circle on April 17, 2021.