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Flower Medicine Ceremony -Xochitlpatli
July 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm$25.00
In the Mexica Traditions, flower medicine belongs to everyone! Flowers are embroidered into the into the warriors the regalia of warriors, healers and brides. They are worn by babies and grandmothers and they are used almost every ceremony with little exception. No one is refused the incredible magic and power of a flower ceremony.
The ceremony is being provided as a celebration and opportunity to bring in and manifest beauty, joy and healing into your lives. The language and energy of flowers speaks to all traditions across the glove bringing in the essence and vibrancy of life, love, joy and healing. . We use them as medicine, symbols of love and food for deities, guides and ancestors. They fill our space with light, color and fragrance and they speak every language known across the earth.
In these modern times, we tend to lose sight of all that is beautiful, we don’t take time to literally stop and smell the roses. We forget to “fill up” when we are depleted and sometimes hold on to the voids of emptiness. We have forgotten how love ourselves or be loving to those around us whether stranger, friend or beloved. It’s time we pause, remember and shift.
This ceremony offers a safe and sacred opportunity to leave all the worry, shame and pressures at the door and take time to fill and be filled. Together, we will create a sacred space filled a huge mixture of flowers,herbs and intentional oils. This healing mix will be respectfully and intentionally be applied to our 13 sacred doors of our body as well as the sacred energy centers (chakras). Bring a partner, a friend or bless a community member by giving and receiving in sacred exchange.
Please dress in a way that feels comfortable and allows you to access your joints-a bathing suit, tank top and shorts, skirt etc.
Also feel free to bring bring a towel, a yoga mat or soft blanket to allow for more comfort on the floor.
The $25.00 fee is to help defray the cost of flowers and supplies.
Instructor: Lisa Martinez
Lisa Martinez is a board-certified Doctor of Natural Medicine who walks the traditional healing and spiritual path of Curanderismo. This path can be described as a multifaceted blend of healing practices from the past and present that include indigenous folk medicine modalities from Mesoamerica to Africa and it strongly influenced by Spanish Spiritualism and Judaism. Her family roots are from Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado where curanderismo was and still is an enriching and common way of life. Lisa’s grandmothers were her biggest influences providing her a lifelong apprenticeship. These teachings lead to the development of sacred connections with plants, stones and spiritual practices that are used to help others in their journey to emotional, mental, physical and spiritual healing.
Private sessions with Lisa are holistic and intuitive in nature and are personalized to include the body-mind-spirit connection in conjunction with the cosmic energies, ancestors, santos, angels, and guides. Her therapies and modalities utilize a variety of traditional techniques such as platica (heart to heart conversation), body work, sacred plants, aromatherapy, dream analysis and use of obsidian to encourage and engage the body’s innate healing response. Her practice also includes limpias (spiritual cleansings) and end of life transitions.
Lisa is a registered Psychotherapist with the State of Colorado. She is a student of La Maestra Clarissa Pinkola Estés and has attended many years of her trainings via the Archetypal and Cross Cultural Studies Institute. She is also a participant of The International Collaboration of Indigenous Healers, Curanderos, Sanadores y Shamans which originated in the sacred mountains of the Tepoztlan Valley in Mexico.
When able, Lisa supports clinical sites and community outreach operations in collaboration with others in the Denver Metro area providing culturally based services and education. You can follow Lisa on Instagram @Itzpapalotl74