Connect with the Earth; she will boost you beyond your wildest dreams. The alignment of her emanations with yours will deliver you into the amazing net of oneness, with humility, gratitude, and utter simplicity. This net, this web of creation, is where all dreams and visions are born, and from where we have the freedom to assemble our new reality in order to dance awake our own dream. ~ Nayeli, Becoming Awareness
We recently took a jeep tour through the bottom of Canyon de Chelly in Chinle, AZ with a Navajo guide. The canyon is not accessible without a guide if you are not Navajo except for a couple of places where you can hike down by foot, as we had many years ago. It was a beautiful journey as the 1,000 foot tall stone cliffs revealed Anasazi ruins, sentinels, and ancestors at every turn throughout this magnificent canyon.
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One of the few things that I have included in my book, from another lineage, is the Navajo Beauty Way prayer. It was serendipitous to listen as our Navajo guide spoke this prayer to us in both English and Navajo as we entered into the Canyon. He played his flute while we walked around the base of Spider Rock. The entire four-hour journey was one of connection, balance, and beauty; the incredible web of creation existing in harmony in this canyon and a wonderful reminder of simplicity and peace in a part of the world that has been untouched for centuries.
It begins in beauty…
…it is finished in beauty.