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Transference

In three I will be home and processing the lessons I’ve been taught on this trip by all the people I’ve been so fortunate to have lived with this past month, our instructors, my gracious homestay family, the members of Teatro Trono, and Pachamama. The culmination of these lessons was a rebirth ceremony I took part in a night ago. I’m grateful for Frodo and Taini, the two spiritual leaders who led the ceremony. I’m thankful for Frodo, for incorporating me into the construction of the sweat lodge and imparting his knowledge of medicinal plants as we gathered sticks for the structure. I’m thankful to everyone who I was in the sweat lodge with and who gave their voice to the prayers, screams, and songs we shared. The impact of this ceremony and of this trip is impossible to quantify.

Aho,

Aviva