6 More Things Learned in Mexico
My trip to Mexico yields new information each day, and what I really got out of it surfaces and surprises me.
- Vaulted ceilings are good for the soul. The Sanctuary where I provide Reiki treatments has the same inspiring architecture.
- The body is mere skin. I was the only African American woman I saw in Mexico City over nine days. Although I resonate with people, I had to remind myself why they were looking at me as if I was different from them.
MEXICO HEIGHTS, FOOD AND LOVE LIFE
- High altitudes are good for the ears. My right ear had diminished hearing, but my eardrum popped on the second day of the trip. I wondered why music sounded so loud and people were yelling.
- Corn is everything, and tortillas are its most digestible form. Human beings are made of it, say the Mayans. I’ve always loved corn and also use it as a facial scrub and mask (1 TBSP cornmeal, 1-2 drops of sandalwood or frankincense, 1 TBSP water; add more meal for mask–rinse after 5-10 mins).
- Left and right brain hemispheres can harmonize, given a supportive environment. My left hand now feels as strong and capable as my right. The energy is even stronger; my left hand is no longer a true “non-dominant” hand.
- The Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera love story proves opposites not only attract but contain unseen energetic likenesses that magnetize. As a student of art and Left movements, their story always fascinated me. When I visited the museum created from their home, I got a closer look at passionate healer-artist Kahlo and the love that persisted, despite serious challenges– between her and famous muralist Diego Rivera.
–Rev. Niamo Nancy Muid