13 marzo 2011 3

I was born in Mexico City in the middle of Spring.

Since I was little I was having a very personal perception of the world around me, seeing lights around me, in the sky, also feeling different energies on spaces or at home, and several times having the sensation of flying. Nobody at home could explain it so I grew up, went to school, college, etc.

I always love physical exercise and challenges, so in high school I decided to played basquetball that help me a lot with my self esteem and confidence, also I started a good relationship with my physical body.

I had a bachelor degree in Library Science, I worked at libraries for around 10 years, something that I love from libraries and books is that they gave me an idea about the quantity of knowlege that humankind creates in a physical soport like codex, books, e-books, websites, etc.! and also something that I learned was the hability to find any kind for information that I needed.

After working for some years at libraries I had a personal crisis about life, my relationships, my career, so I quit my job.

Having a lot of free time I decided to look for some classes and I found one about medicinal plants, and I loved it, because I learned how to make medicines with herbs and also I discovered the magic of a being in a group of women talking, sharing, making magic.

At the same time I find my main teacher Ana Silvia Serrano, with her I learned about crystaltherapy, and a wonderful therapy with obsidian, the gems and the obsidian are wonderful tools for healing, so I started my own process of healing then, it was not an easy path, but at the distance I can say that I know a lot about my self, both sides my dark side and my white side, I love my self and respect the path that everyone has to walk.

Years later I decided to studied a Master in Mesoamerican Studies and my research was about healers, how in pre-hispanic times the babies were choose to be healers and how they were learning, who teach them? and which kind of knowledge the learned, which kind of rites of passage they have? How they were related with the Universe?

so I was making entreviews with several indigenous healers in Mexico, and they taught me a lot!

At the same time I have my first experience in a Temazcal that is a kind of sweat lodge in the Mexican tradition, this is a sacred place that represent the womb of Mother Earth, and is a powerful place where you can have a lot of healing and conection with yourself and with the Universe.

Last year I was initiated like a priestess of Ix´Cheel, the Mayan Goddess of medicine in a beautiful ceremony at the Mayan lands.

I know that is a big responsability be a bearer of the knowledge and the sacred word and the sacred medicine,  and I am so happy for that!

I considere myself a Shaman and a Priestess and I love to share what I know with the people around me, an ancient and at the same time a new way to be conected with the Universe, find ways to be in balance, on your center, ways to heal the mind, your heart and of course the body.

Almost 8 years ago I have the blessing to become a mother, my son is in second grade now and together we are learning a lot about the best ways for me and for him to be connected with the Universe, with the elements and at the same time developing the hability to understand the world in wich we live. Be a mother is so wonderful and is a challenge at the same time. I love it!

Is and honor to have you here in our page and may love and light be with you.

Maria Veronica Iglesias Ramos