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Amanece

Amanece,

         desde los sonidos de la noche

         que lentamente desaparecen,

         luna, rosa nocturna

         manantial de estrellas.

         Tonantzin, eres luz amarilla

         la oscura tristeza transparente termina,

         la mañana entallece desde su raíz otro día.

         veo hacia arriba y el cielo derrama nubes,

         espías de los dioses.

         la mañana llega,

         un regalo.

Despierta.



Dawn arrives,

         from the deep sounds of darkness           

         that slowly disappear.

         the moon is a nocturnal rose,

         a secret spring of stars.

         Tonantzin, you are yellow light

         from which the transparent sadness ends,

         morning sprouts from its core another day.

         I look up and the sky spills out clouds,

         they are the spies of the gods.

         morning arrives;

         behold, a gift.

Wake up.


Enjoying Ofrenda?

Amanece

Amanece,

         desde los sonidos de la noche

         que lentamente desaparecen,

         luna, rosa nocturna

         manantial de estrellas.

         Tonantzin, eres luz amarilla

         la oscura tristeza transparente termina,

         la mañana entallece desde su raíz otro día.

         veo hacia arriba y el cielo derrama nubes,

         espías de los dioses.

         la mañana llega,

         un regalo.

Despierta.



Dawn arrives,

         from the deep sounds of darkness           

         that slowly disappear.

         the moon is a nocturnal rose,

         a secret spring of stars.

         Tonantzin, you are yellow light

         from which the transparent sadness ends,

         morning sprouts from its core another day.

         I look up and the sky spills out clouds,

         they are the spies of the gods.

         morning arrives;

         behold, a gift.

Wake up.


Enjoying Ofrenda?

Amanece

Amanece,

         desde los sonidos de la noche

         que lentamente desaparecen,

         luna, rosa nocturna

         manantial de estrellas.

         Tonantzin, eres luz amarilla

         la oscura tristeza transparente termina,

         la mañana entallece desde su raíz otro día.

         veo hacia arriba y el cielo derrama nubes,

         espías de los dioses.

         la mañana llega,

         un regalo.

Despierta.



Dawn arrives,

         from the deep sounds of darkness           

         that slowly disappear.

         the moon is a nocturnal rose,

         a secret spring of stars.

         Tonantzin, you are yellow light

         from which the transparent sadness ends,

         morning sprouts from its core another day.

         I look up and the sky spills out clouds,

         they are the spies of the gods.

         morning arrives;

         behold, a gift.

Wake up.


Enjoying Ofrenda?

Listen to “Amanece” as read by Lemuel Torres

Amanece

Amanece,

         desde los sonidos de la noche

         que lentamente desaparecen,

         luna, rosa nocturna

         manantial de estrellas.

         Tonantzin, eres luz amarilla

         la oscura tristeza transparente termina,

         la mañana entallece desde su raíz otro día.

         veo hacia arriba y el cielo derrama nubes,

         espías de los dioses.

         la mañana llega,

         un regalo.

Despierta.



Dawn arrives,

         from the deep sounds of darkness           

         that slowly disappear.

         the moon is a nocturnal rose,

         a secret spring of stars.

         Tonantzin, you are yellow light

         from which the transparent sadness ends,

         morning sprouts from its core another day.

         I look up and the sky spills out clouds,

         they are the spies of the gods.

         morning arrives;

         behold, a gift.

Wake up.


Enjoying Ofrenda?

Listen to “Amanece” as read by Lemuel Torres

Amanece

Amanece,

         desde los sonidos de la noche

         que lentamente desaparecen,

         luna, rosa nocturna

         manantial de estrellas.

         Tonantzin, eres luz amarilla

         la oscura tristeza transparente termina,

         la mañana entallece desde su raíz otro día.

         veo hacia arriba y el cielo derrama nubes,

         espías de los dioses.

         la mañana llega,

         un regalo.

Despierta.



Dawn arrives,

         from the deep sounds of darkness           

         that slowly disappear.

         the moon is a nocturnal rose,

         a secret spring of stars.

         Tonantzin, you are yellow light

         from which the transparent sadness ends,

         morning sprouts from its core another day.

         I look up and the sky spills out clouds,

         they are the spies of the gods.

         morning arrives;

         behold, a gift.

Wake up.


Enjoying Ofrenda?

Amanece

Amanece,

         desde los sonidos de la noche

         que lentamente desaparecen,

         luna, rosa nocturna

         manantial de estrellas.

         Tonantzin, eres luz amarilla

         la oscura tristeza transparente termina,

         la mañana entallece desde su raíz otro día.

         veo hacia arriba y el cielo derrama nubes,

         espías de los dioses.

         la mañana llega,

         un regalo.

Despierta.



Dawn arrives,

         from the deep sounds of darkness           

         that slowly disappear.

         the moon is a nocturnal rose,

         a secret spring of stars.

         Tonantzin, you are yellow light

         from which the transparent sadness ends,

         morning sprouts from its core another day.

         I look up and the sky spills out clouds,

         they are the spies of the gods.

         morning arrives;

         behold, a gift.

Wake up.


Amanece

Amanece,

         desde los sonidos de la noche

         que lentamente desaparecen,

         luna, rosa nocturna

         manantial de estrellas.

         Tonantzin, eres luz amarilla

         la oscura tristeza transparente termina,

         la mañana entallece desde su raíz otro día.

         veo hacia arriba y el cielo derrama nubes,

         espías de los dioses.

         la mañana llega,

         un regalo.

Despierta.



Dawn arrives,

         from the deep sounds of darkness           

         that slowly disappear.

         the moon is a nocturnal rose,

         a secret spring of stars.

         Tonantzin, you are yellow light

         from which the transparent sadness ends,

         morning sprouts from its core another day.

         I look up and the sky spills out clouds,

         they are the spies of the gods.

         morning arrives;

         behold, a gift.

Wake up.


The Practice of Intention

1

If possible, play music that inspires you to be calm. This is the time to look inward. Turn off any external distractions; silence your phone.

2

Close your eyes, taking a moment to “feel” how different and peaceful it is to have the eyes closed.

3

Take three very slow and deep breaths, trying to fill out the bottom of your lungs. Inhale and exhale slowly.

4

With either hand, take a little bit of tobacco or some dry herbs—like lavender, sage, rosemary, basil, rose petals, a combination of all of them, or imagine them, if you don’t have any. In the Curanderismo tradition, it is believed that these plants have energy that can help us communicate more deeply with the spirit realm, and focus with concentration and a sense of calm.

5

Place your hand with the herbs at the center of your chest. That is the area known as the heart chakra. Take another deep and slow breath.

6

Very slowly, start directing your attention to one or more of the emotions mentioned before: love, gratitude, happiness, and peace.

7

Then, also very slowly, start your prayer, being careful that you genuinely mean what you are saying. If you are reciting a prayer in another language, make sure you say it first in your native language and then in the other language.

8

At the end of each sentence from your prayer, add a vibration of any of the emotions. Once you feel the emotions, move them throughout your body until it is vibrating. This is a very important step because this vibration is creating electromagnetic energy that will help you manifest what you are asking for.

9

Carry on with your prayer until you are done. Remember not to rush. By the end, your body should be vibrating, and from there you are going to send gratitude to the Universe, to the spirits, to your ancestors, to everyone for hearing your prayer and making it happen.

10

If you are conducting a ceremony or ritual, empowering a place or a spiritual tool, asking for healing, or something similar, you can cup your hands and transfer all of these beautiful energies into your hands and into the mixture of herbs. Then you can offer these herbs by placing them on your altar (if you have one), placing your hands on the part of the body that you want to heal, or offering the herbs to Mother Earth.

11

Finish by staying still for a moment, just feeling this beautiful energy that you have created.

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