15 August 2015
Under a pine tree, the image of the Pachamama or Mother Earth watches over the people gathered around a circle. And it is not a regular circle. It is the medicine wheel of the Hopi native, an indigenous community of North America settled in Arizona and famous for its purity and wisdom. The wheel consists of outer and inner radiuses that form the inner circle. In each radius a glass full of seeds is placed. The seed is the key element of the wheel: our body, our eyes, our hair, our hands.
Hombre Semilla en Suelo Rojo, the spiritual instructor, begins the ritual to capture the energy stored in the womb of Mother Earth; to magnetize with the five elements (Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Ether) and build the circle harmoniously. Volcanic stones, white gravel and round stones were the elements used. Blood and purity. Raising their arms, moving them in both directions to be filled with energy and also to deliver it to the rest.
The circle is closed, shoulder to shoulder so the energy does not escape. Together they begin to fill the relief from the inside to the outside. Each one picks up a stone in a gentle way. Some stroke it, others stare at it captivated, all feeling its energy. The instructor gives the instructions. Gradually the circle is complete. Now it is a symbol, our inner reflection. Attendees embrace. The fact that they do not know eah other is not important. They want to share their happiness. The wheel is built. It just needs to be activated.
Divina Carbonell / Sara Martí