The Gathering Of The Tribes & Community in San Marcos La Laguna

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Dear Friends,
over the last few month I have shared information and insides how the collective awakening into the Golden Age of Aquarius will transform our Paradigms for Community Living and gathering in Soul Tribe, as we planed by Soul Contracts. In the last two days I posted that the time has come for the tribes to unite and how it is on us to develop the emotional intelligence needed to succeed. If you follow my posts regularly, than you also know by now about my second home San Marcos La Laguna, Solola Guatemala. A place where international traveler gather, many foreigner have found a second home, and the locals are from the very humble and gentle Kaqchickel tribe. A mix that allows us all intense cultural exchange and deep learning from another.
And of course such a merging of that many cultures, traditions and different worldview’s, is also filled with the challenges to truly listen to another, respect each others ways and seek to find common ground, that allows all groups involved to live their life authentically, peaceful and stress free. Over the past few month the resistance of the original town people against curtain culturally challenging behaviors has suddenly increased, and so it is time for us to step up, listen and learn from another again right now.
Being aware that this is truly the time where the doors of heavens one more time opened, to shower us with clarity and guidance for the new paradigms of community and tribal living, San Marcos is collectively spot on. We are also known as people with inspirational initiatives and so I was not surprised to find yesterday an invitation on facebook, to gather the beings in town for a speaking circle of Native American style, and see how far we can get this very moment in time. Read here the invitation, and the first steps for solution finding and better communication, the San Marcos crowd came up with!mujeres-con-sus-trajes-tradicionales-en-san-marcos-la-laguna_galeria_principal_size2
Dear San Marcos Family,
I am suggesting a ‘town gathering’ open to all who are willing to be a part. The tension regarding mutual respect between locals, imported residents and tourists has gotten out of hand. There are many who want to help, but don’t know how. Though I understand it’s not my place to take charge in this matter, as someone who cares for and wants to help build this beautiful community, I feel the need to at least try to organize people into an awareness of the issues at hand. A collaborative, non-heirarchal and genuine approach can help shape life for all present and future San Marcos stakeholders. Let’s get together so we can move together. I am suggesting perhaps Sunday afternoon. While I envision this meeting happening in the main square under the comfort of the great tree, I also see reasons that may be less than ideal. I am open to all advice and thank everyone in advance for your cares and concerns, hard work and dedication to unity.
Love you Marcosians, let’s chat.

Comment 1:
As a local and being part and understanding all the parties basically at some level, having gone for a week and just now hearing just the surface of the stuff that has been gong on, you can count on me for whatever is needed,Guatemala is a country of connections and if its for the good of our pueblo.. being resourceful could help.
Comment 2:
Yes, a real tricky subject. Is it Xenophobia and cultural conservatism? And what is the right balance between preserving cultures and being open to change? Is the new age more about allowing the clash of cultures to create a new openness? What is our/your/my role in bringing much needed change to the world we live in. Problems in this community has been described to me as Guatemalan resistance to progress. How do we create change without offense? Is it possible, or are revolutions by necessity violent or confrontational.
And what is progress? The grip of the Church, oppression of women, etc does present a conundrum. A fine balance, a razor’s edge exists between being true to yourself in spirit and respecting local custom. I know that preserving or learning from indigenous cultures and their closeness to nature is fundamental to planetary survival, and our new “hippy” culture largely carries those values, and the local customs are largely influenced by Catholic conservatism. A fine pickle we’re in. Takes some finesse to navigate this delicate balance.;
Comment 3:
I appreciate the vulnerability this community is willing to enter when I read this thread. Which to me, is an important aspect to be considered when a proposed town gathering , with the desire to hear , share, and come to better relationship and understanding, is at hand. I personally have no huge stake in San Marcos; I do have a large stake in the humans currently figuring out how to live together on this planet. To me this thread speaks to a universal need. I would love to see a gathering of this sort end with hugs and smiles, and most of all, with open hearts for all.
However, I feel personally afraid to attend , let alone speak, at a gathering with no facilitator. For the reason that in order for coherence and understanding to arise in a group, I believe there needs to be a strong and clear container for it. Perhaps someone would volunteer to facilitate who is experienced in these ways and is not directly involved with the issues? Someone who feels they can hold space for the container, for the dialogue? To call on people and summarize what has been said, to determine if breaks are needed, if something is off topic, etc. a space keeper entrusted with the stated mission and goals of such a town gathering. The goal stated that I see is for an organization of awareness of the issues at hand, with a theme of unity and peace. Perhaps the goal of this meeting could be to
a) come to shared understanding of the issues at hand and
b) come up with a goal for what future meetings would try to accomplish…. and possibly
c) determine a meeting structure to support future town meetings to happen.
I am in complete agreement with a collaborative, non-hierarchical and genuine approach to this meeting and hope that my comment here elaborates on one option to move in this direction.wide-1000-San.Marcos.la.Laguna-1
I attended circles that were fruitful, without hierarchy, people listening. An amazing experience. People sharing and listening. So I know it’s possible. I know how it can work. I know it is very hard to keep this kind of circle together. It would need a strong group of people facilitating such a circle here in this town. A spontaneous circle under the tree in the center cannot hold space for the ones who don’t have a loud voice. Whoever has knowledge of talking circles and feels it is possible to pull this off, I’ll help. Basic rules: only one person speaks at a time, everybody has a chance to speak and to be heard (one by one in a circle, no cross talk, wait your turn) speak from the heart, no judgements, no accusations.
Dear Ones, I hope this words are help and inspiration for you and more communities, to take their first steps on the way to unite the tribes again!! Sending Love and Blessings!!!
Edith

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A Selection of True Awakening Experiences Part II

shamaniby Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends and Fans of the Selection of True Awakening Experiences!!
my name is Edith Boyer Telmer, I am founder and director of New Beginnings Guatemala, and today February 8th 2016 is my 48th Birthday!! It is also the first day of the Chinese Astrological Calendar, which means from now on we are dancing to the beating drums of the fire monkeys demand. This are extra blessings for the birthday girl, as I am a Monkey in Chinese Astrology myself ;-)! And it is the day I am celebrating my personal awakening path, with this contribution to the FREE E-BOOK  inspired by Barbara Franken, by sharing where I  find myself now… on my unique awakening journey!

I was born, as an Indigo Child, a Highly Sensitive, Empathic Person, have the traits of a Visionary, I am an Introvert and can manifest my desires thru conscious dream-creation. I feel very deep strong shamanic roots in me, which resulted in an early confrontation with death. The first time I nearly died in this lifetime, was when I was 11month old, from there on death never really left my side anymore. I was born as the youngest child in a family of eight, with 2 sisters and 3 brothers. Nothing special or extraordinary on the outside, but on the inside I had a hard time growing up.
To live in an environment where all of this terms (and explanations for character typical expressions) where alien to other family members, my friends, teacher and trainer, made it impossible for me to live my energy authentically. As there was much physical violence in my core family, I reacted to life with self-destructive pattern. Over the years I got depressed, I had suicidal thoughts that I ones tried to put in action (when I was 12 and my family fell apart), but manly manifested thru the tendency to attract dangerous people into my life. 0119In 1993 I got introduced to the techniques of meditation, shamanic journeying, deep hypnoses and tipped my toes into the first awakening teachings. But when I turned 30 the wheels really started turning, and directing me towards the first steps of the path that I am still walking. I quit my job in the “normal work world”, started putting more attention on the truthful information energetic vibrations bring, and gained back my sensitivity and ability to see behind the scenes. I grew stronger in trusting myself and made more and more healthy decisions for my life. Leading up to 2005, I was already well training in many healing methods back than and had lead the first workshops and day retreats, when I asked for divine guidance to my calling, the job I came here on earth to do. The answer could not have been bigger a surprise as it was I will find my purpose not in Austria (my original birth country), but in Guatemala. I went on a 5 week trip, discovered the little town of my soul contract, and courageously left Austria within the year.
Much has happened within this past 10 years. I healed, I walked every path I had to take in order to again become the same authentic, innocently loving, playfully childlike creating being, that I was when I came into this world – with some helpful upgrades on conscious navigation of life on planet earth. I have build a home and started understanding my new life as entrepreneurship. I started sharing my desire for a loving collective humanity, first only New Beginnings, over time also here on internet and on social media. My relationships are of loving and supportive character now, and I feel safe, happy, guided and blessed with every step I take.nHave you ever heard the quote from the picture above?? Well, I gave it a try last year. After 3years apart from my country of origin, I not only went back home to visit family and friends in Austria, I also chose to live with my mother. My 84year old, in her daily habits and routines frozen mother, who I love dearly, and who is just as ignorant for as she is defensive against, every other life approach, life rhythm or purpose, than hers. It was an interesting experience and I not gonna lie, it did not go entirely well, but the dynamics I still detected alive between us, I saw myself transforming with other people by now.
And about 2 month ago, I gave myself the present of claiming my immortal self into manifestation. What that means is that I channeled my spiritual right to choose time and circumstances of my own physical death. As I could feel that the roots of my family tree are finally cleared, and I feel finally entirely free!
To complete the picture I blessed myself with many little acts of cleaning out the ultimate clutter of false people from my life. And have been clearing, purging, detoxing, purifying, and releasing the leftovers of ones was pain, into the light of unconditional love.
The 2016 Fire Monkey year, promises to be an inspirational and successful year for artists, entrepreneurs and basically anyone with the courage to keep changing and flowing, self-transforming and consciously growing. I do all of that and so I am looking with hopeful and blissful eyes, expecting the best to come during the 12 month of this monkey year. The dream-creator in me has dreamed a long time and in this year some of the impressions of my life will flow into a Tarot Deck, that I am creating together with a long-term friend of mine who will contribute the illustrations. And because I love sharing the awakening experience with others, because I have a voice and I like to be heard, I am playing with the thought of a guest appearance on American Radio this year.
How do you feel about the possibility to discuss questions about the collective awakening process, direct with me on the radio??edith-pinkDear Ones, what can I say, as I am asked right now where I  find myself… on my unique awakening journey… I feel blessed, I feel loved, I feel happy every day, I feel grateful simply for being alive and I feel completely ready to dance this year of the monkey power, with the tribe of my heart and soul… into our version of manifestations for the Golden Age of Aquarius here on planet earth!
Big Hug to you all, love and I hope you too will have fun dancing your dreams alive 2016!!!
Edith

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Numerology 8 (2015) – Power to collectively choose Authentic Political Leader & Guatemala is free!!

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Dear Friends,
I hope you have noticed the amazing, magnificent, WORLD CHANGING, events that happened this week on our planet. An incredible victory of powerful, peaceful, collective change regarding political influence and military power has been achieved by the consisting force of Guatemala’s people. A change, that expresses the qualities of the numerology number 8 – the number we are experiencing as human collective in 2015.
A brand new blueprint of divine will, guidance and faith is created for our world – available for all of us, to pick up and fulfill the call for authentically, truly serving leadership. Let’s choose people of authenticity, integrity, honesty, service now! This are qualities we need for a Golden Age of Aquarius!!

So “what happened” in Guatemala and why is it “so important”, you might ask.
On a 3d level that is quickly explained – the president of Guatemala, Otto Perez Molina, resigned at midnight of the September night 2nd to 3rd – only 3 days before the upcoming election, under the constant peaceful pressure of thousands of Guatemalans, sick of corruption, scandal and betrayal from their government. An incredible act of peaceful revolution in co-creation with the divine will for our collective!

And why is this such a WORLD CHANGING event??
To answer that question we have to take a little look at the energies the numerology year 8 is carrying within and the history of Guatemala .lightThe number 8 is the great Karmic equalizer. An energy that just as easily creates as it destroys. As the 8 comes knocking on our door, we can be sure to be taught the Universal Spiritual Law of Cause and Effect. The law expresses – ‘as you give so you shall receive’, or ‘you reap what you sow’.
The 8 balances the material and immaterial worlds. At its best, it is as spiritual as it is materialistic. And, it teaches us to see money as a tool, rather than an end-result. When the energy of the vibrational field 8 kicks in, it creates a powerful drive to succeed. It’s the ability to rise above aversions and adversity, the clarity for good decision-making and it usually achieves it’s goals. The frequency 8 is also a call for authentic leadership in integrity, that integrates a profound understanding of human nature. And this is where Guatemala comes into the picture!
Because another of the impressive qualities that are provided for us by the current energy dynamic are, learning through experience, true justice, patience, self-discipline, insights, spiritual consciousness, a desire for peace, a deep love for humanity and the need for world transformation.
Divine qualities that created human action! Action, that the Guatemalan people have shown to a level of beautiful self-mastery.

And this is so amazing, because Guatemala experienced an unspeakable brutal, from outside forces directed, soul destroying civil war, in the years 1960 – 1996 (both numerology years 7 – expressing spiritual growth, destruction of the old for the sake of new beginnings – in alignment with the energies for a needed step in evolution).
A war that left the population in deep drama and fear about the negative power and impact their military and police forces have shown. The pain and suffering of hundreds of thousands civil victims, most of them from the indigenous tribes of the Maya (the natives of the Republic of Guatemala), left the country in a state of deep trauma.
And September 2015, only 15 years later, this people have gathered the strength for a leap of faith. The unity to stand up for a peaceful change. AguaAnd please take the time to contemplate what an immense sigh of strength that was!! In the same physical space, where so many of their own had been slaughtered by military forces and their governments police, they overcame their fears, memories and emotional imprints, to create an energy field of freedom from their so resent past.
They held their space, demanded their human right for honesty in leadership, without the violent history repeating (on an energetic level, you only need to transform 51%  of the old energy, to shift a pattern. The other 49% are deep root searching and detail cleansing, within the different manifestations – created from the same energetic origin).
So the change has happened!! The first manifestation, created by the voice of people who desire a prosperous, peaceful and shared life on this planet, has happened!!!!

Go out and spread the word!!!! Celebrate the amazing work, done by the people of Guatemala!!! Send them your deepest blessings and gratitude for this amazing service to the human race. Burn fires and candles in their honor, create ceremonies to invite this peaceful force of transforming energies into your country or, give more love and strength to the frequency field, that now is awakening for everyone.
Or simple consider yourself lucky!!! For you have been part of this amazing, magical world, in this mind blowing time of change for the human collective, to witness the seeds of the New World unfold!!
Personally, I feel extraordinary blissful, proud and whole today, because the amazing magical landscape and the heart-centered people of Guatemala, are my souls home and the passion of my heart!
Wish you courage and peace in the heart, when you are called to stand up and be part of the next big step of our new collective creation!!!
Blessings Edith

Read tomorrow how you can be an active part of charging the newly created energy field of world peace, with your supportive thoughts and actions!!
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The Toxic Attraction Between an Empath & a Narcissist.

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Dear Friends,
another beautiful work came to me with this article. Looks like ‘it is empath week’! I love how the author explains the naturaly given dynamic between this so very different personality types!! I had a friend who fits in perfactly into the scheme. Lucky me it was not a love relationship as that would have gone way to far to my substance! An article worth reading!! 
Happy Day and keep your eyes open when you choose!
Love Edith
Via  on Jun 27, 2015
I am an empath. I discovered I was an empath after I got involved in a very deep and highly destructive relationship with a narcissist.

I am writing this article from the perspective of an empath, however, would love to read the view from the opposite side if there are any narcissists that would like to offer their perception on this.
Through writing about the empath personality type I have connected with many other people who class themselves as an empath and time and again I have heard people tell me how they have also attracted relationships with narcissists. There is a link. So, I decided to explore it further.
For a detailed explanation of both the narcissist and empathy personality types, please click here and here.

This is my theory…
From my own experience and studies on the narcissist personality type, there is always one core trait: A narcissist is wounded.
Something, somewhere along the line, usually stemming from childhood causes a person to feel worthless and unvalued and, due to this, they will constantly and very desperately seek validation.
Here comes the empath, the healer.
An empath has the ability to sense and absorb other people’s pain and often takes it on as though it were their own. If an empath is not consciously aware of boundaries and does not understand how to protect themselves, they will very easily and very quickly bond with the narcissist in order to try to fix and repair any damage and attempt to eradicate all their pain.
What the empath fails to realise is that the narcissist is a taker. An energy sucker, a vampire so to speak. They will draw the life and soul out of anyone they come into contact with, given the chance. This is so that they can build up their own reserves and, in doing so, they can use the imbalance to their advantage.
This dynamic will confuse and debilitate an empath, as if they do not have a full understanding of their own or other people’s capabilities, they will fail to see that not everyone is like them. An empath will always put themselves into other people’s shoes and experience the feelings, thoughts and emotions of others, while forgetting that other people may have an agenda very different to their own and that not everyone is sincere.

The narcissist’s agenda is one of manipulation, it is imperative they are in a position whereby they can rise above others and be in control. The empath’s agenda is to love, heal and care. There is no balance and it is extremely unlikely there ever will be one. The more love and care an empath offers, the more powerful and in control a narcissist will become.
The more powerful the narcissist becomes, the more likely the empath will retreat into a victim status. Then, there is a very big change—the empath will take on narcissistic traits as they too become wounded and are constantly triggered by the damage being in the company with a narcissist creates. Before long, an extremely vicious circle has begun to swirl.

DownloadWhen a narcissist sees that an empath is wounded they will play on this and the main intention will be to keep the empath down. The lower down an empath becomes, the higher a narcissist will feel. An empath will begin to frantically seek love, validation, confirmation and acceptance from a narcissist and each cry for help as such will affirm to the narcissist what they are desperate to feel inside—worthy. A bitter battle can ensue.
As an empath focuses solely on their pain, trauma and the destruction of their lives, they become self-obsessed and fail to see where the damage is coming from. Instead of looking outwards and seeing what is causing it, the empath will turn everything inward and blame themselves.
An empath at this stage must realise the situation they are in and wake up to it, as anyone who is deeply in pain and has been hurt can then become a narcissist themselves as they turn their focus onto their own pain and look for others to make them feel okay again.
Any attempt to communicate authentically with the narcissist will be futile as they will certainly not be looking to soothe and heal anyone else, Not only this, they are extremely charismatic and manipulative and have a powerful way of turning everything away from themselves and onto others. A narcissist will blame their own pain on an empath, plus they will also make sure the empath feels responsible for the pain they too are suffering.
An empath will know that they are in a destructive relationship by this stage and will feel so insecure, unloved and unworthy and it can be easy to blame all of their destruction onto the narcissist.
However, an empath should not be looking to blame anyone else. An empath has a choice, to remain the victim, a pawn in the narcissists game or to garner all strength they can muster and find a way out.
Emotionally exhausted, lost, depleted and debilitated an empath will struggle to understand what has happened to the once loving, attentive and charismatic person they were attracted to.
However we allow ourselves to be treated is a result of our own choices. If an empath chooses to stay in a relationship with a narcissist and refuses to take responsibility for the dynamic, they are choosing at some level what they believe they are worth on the inside. An empath cannot let their self-worth be determined by a narcissist. It is imperative they trust and believe in themselves enough to recognise that they are not deserving of the words and actions the narcissist delivers and to look for an escape.

indexIn an empath’s eyes, all they searched and looked for was someone to take care of and love and to ultimately fix.” That is where the trouble began and that is the most profound part of this that an empath must realise.
We are not here to fix anyone. We cannot fix anyone. Everyone is responsible for and capable of fixing themselves, but only if they so choose to.
The more an empath can learn about the personality of a narcissist the sooner they will spot one and the less chance they have of developing a relationship with one. If a relationship is already underway, it is never to late to seek help, seek understanding and knowledge and to dig deep into one’s soul and recognise our own strengths and capabilities and do everything we can to build the courage and confidence to see it for what it is and walk away—for good.
The chance of a narcissist changing is highly unlikely, so we shouldn’t stick around waiting for it to happen. If a narcissist wants to change, then great, but it should never happen at the expense of anyone else. They are not consciously aware of their behaviour and the damage it causes and in their game they will sacrifice anyone and anything for their own gain—regardless of what pretty lies and sweet nothings they try to whisper.
An empath is authentic and is desperate to live true to their soul’s purpose and will very likely find the whole relationship a huge lesson, a dodged bullet and painfully awakening.
A narcissist will struggle to have any connection to their authentic self and will likely walk away from the relationship very easily once they realise they have lost their ability to control the empath. The game is no longer pleasurable if they are not having their ego constantly stroked, so they will seek out their next victim.
The ability for these two types to bond is quite simply impossible. The narcissists heart is closed, an empath’s is open—it is nothing short of a recipe for a huge disaster, and not a beautiful one.

Source: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/06/the-toxic-attraction-between-an-empath-a-narcissist/