Amazon Love

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There is a worldwide epidemic of people who believe they are not good enough. I’m here to tell you that you are lovable.

Video Notes

With all the terrible news coming out of the Amazon… I just returned back from the Amazon with a message of love from the rainforest itself that I hope will inspire you to do whatever you can to protect the Amazon.

I was a part of an amazing women’s retreat in the Amazon jungle in August of 2019! We were the guests of the Yawanawa tribe in the State of Acre, Brazil.

Here are a few things I experienced and learned from living with an Indigenous tribe for a week! … share the love!

Video Transcript

Hi there, my name is Tara, and I’m in the beautiful Amazon forest. So I just returned back from the Amazon where I had an incredible and epic adventure. I went to the depths of myself. And I felt really blessed because I went to visit this tribe called the Yawanawá, and without them I probably would never have had the experience that I had. And they invited not only me, but a group of 20 other women into the tribe in their community, in their village to be inducted into the teachings of the Amazon forest.

And I had no idea what I was going to experience, but I knew already that it was going to be so profound. I remember the very first day that we arrived. They were so welcoming and you could feel immediately this incredible love. And my whole experience felt like in a way that I was in another world, but it was this world. But it was a profound state of consciousness that I entered into with this Yawanawá tribe.

And on that first night when they welcomed us, they were playing music for us and they hugged us and greeted us and welcomed us into their home.

It was so warm and so beautiful. And I already knew that something incredible was happening. When we woke up the next day, we shared some of what we were there for and they shared with us what they believed we were coming for and what they could provide us.

And then they took us into this beautiful ritual where they painted our faces with this plant dye, which at first one they paint you it kind of looks kind of like a light greenish-brown color. But when you leave it on and then wash it off, it shows up at this beautiful, vibrant blue.

It’s been an incredible first day. We had our face painted in the traditional way and it was quite nice. Such a beautiful, pleasant experience. And actually for me it was quite transcendental. And they use this paint as a way of welcoming us to become one with the tribe, to be welcomed into the tribe, but also to be recognized by the forest itself. And they also use it as a form of protection. And so all of us, each of us women have our faces painted and even our arms were painted.

And when I sat down to have my face painted. I went into this transcendental state of feeling like I was being anointed by God and I couldn’t help but cry for that whole hour and a half as I was being touched, every moment was the beautiful caress from the Divine.

Not sure how long it lasted. I think it was probably over an hour, maybe even an hour and a half. But it was an intense, exquisite experience of. Just being so present and so full of light and warmth, and at some point a male and female started singing, the Yawanawá, they started singing this beautiful song just took me deeper and deeper and expanded me further and further into this state of unity with the Divine.

That next day, when I woke up with this face looking so different, painted and anointed in the way that I had experienced, and we went into an experience, where the Yawanawá community, the tribe, was constantly playing music for us. It almost seemed like 24/7 someone was playing music. The songs were so moving and they opened me so deeply. I couldn’t believe how transcendent I felt. And there’s one song in particular that this young man was playing, and it was so powerful.

It was so familiar. It was like it was my song. I thought, is he picking up some sort of song like Popular Culture Song and making it his own or what’s going on? And so I ask someone to ask him, you know, what does this song mean? He said it was a mantra and it was of his people and it’s not heard anywhere else. And yet when he was playing it, it was so familiar. It was like I’ve heard it my whole life, felt like it was a part of me.

And he said that it was the forest that was sharing the song. And so the song that was coming through. It just felt like such a communion. I felt so connected and so deeply powerful at the same time was a really incredible experience. I’m so grateful for them, for their music.

There were some nights where they took breaks, but if we were up, if we were doing anything, they were around and they were playing music for us. It was this beautiful.

Direct gift that they gave us that was allowed us to go even deeper into our experience in the presence of of experiencing that trip and experiencing everything we experienced and we were there for seven days. And I know for many of the women, it felt like much longer. For me, it felt like seven months, like every day felt like a month. It was so rich with connections, so rich with community, so rich with love and so rich with the depth of experience.

And very soon I started to experience and I know other women started to experience this profound teaching from the forest itself, because we’re in the forest, there’s no cars, there’s no electronics, there’s no Wi-Fi. There’s nothing it’s just everything natural. And you’re bathing in the river or the creek. You’re washing your clothes in the creek. Your water is coming from the land. The people are so grounded in that space and you’re interacting with them, even though they speak a different language, you’re interacting with them in a way that.

Is nonverbal through the eyes, through smiles, through gestures, and absolutely through an incredible giving, generosity. And there’s this freedom to receive it. And I think that’s one of the most profound and early experiences that I had is that the Yawanawá are inviting you to receive nourishment.

They’re inviting you to receive care and love as they invite you into the experience of opening to the Amazon forest. And as the forest itself started to teach me, I started to show me that it was love itself. It was the embodiment of love. And I can understand how the Yawanawá would be so generous with their love because they were living in this field of love constantly. And within that field of love, within the field of generosity of the Amazon forest itself, you can’t help but be transformed and opened up into this place of being able to receive love and to be generous with love.

And as the Amazon was teaching me. In this incredibly sacred place that we were so blessed to experience, one of the most profound teachings that the Amazon taught me was how it actively chooses to be generous with humanity and with with creation itself. And it actively creates medicines, it actively creates animals and birds and incredible beauty. To be generous, simply to be generous with its love. And so when I touched into this, I couldn’t help but surrender to it and surrender to the incredible teachings that went along with this physical generosity and this love generosity.

And so I asked the Amazon specifically to teach me and to teach me whatever it is that I could learn, that I could take back to share with the world. And so what I want to share with you what the Amazon not only taught me, but shared with me to share with you is that the Amazon itself is love. And we have the opportunity to take care of the Amazon, we have the opportunity to ensure that it remains as intact as it possibly can to continue to be as generous as it can and not just for the Amazon itself and not just for the environment or the world, but for our hearts.

And the Amazon, in its generosity of love, is at this time, revealing itself to be a part of nature and a mentor, in a way, for us to really connect and honor the gift of the Garden of Eden or the Garden of existence, which is our garden as well.

What I want to say to you is that you have the power to connect with the Amazon forest no matter where you are in the world, to connect with your heart. And as the Amazon for teachings around love and the teachings around what you can do to protect the Amazon forest or the forest in your neighborhood.

And the best and simplest way to do this is to envision you connecting from your heart center to the heart of the Amazon and to the love of the Amazon and see the court of connection of love between you and the forest and to simply and humbly say to the Amazon, I love you or I’m curious about you.

Teach me, guide me, assist me to open deeper to myself and to learn the wisdom that you have to share. There’s a communication happening from the Amazon. And if you have an opportunity to listen to some Yawanawá music on YouTube or SoundCloud, take that opportunity and listen. They are sacred sounds that help to open you to deeper levels of yourself and deeper levels of consciousness. So do what you can to connect and do what you can to serve this beautiful forest that is there to serve the world, whether you ever go to it or not.

It’s radiating out this love. It’s radiating out, it’s energy. It’s creating an incredible practical presence on the earth for various things like cleaning the air and providing medicines and biodiversity and everything else. But it does it always from a place of love and generosity. And so I hope that this video honors even just a little bit of of what the Amazon has taught me and inspires you to connect with the Amazon and connect with protecting the Amazon in a way that we can ensure that the blessings of the Amazon are available not only to us, but to our children and grandchildren and and beyond.

So thank you. And there’s a few other videos I’m going to share about the Amazon and about my time there. So look for those and connect with them and let those videos serve to awaken you to the power of truth within.

Hi there, my name is Tara, and I’m in the beautiful Amazon forest. So I just returned back from the Amazon where I had an incredible and epic adventure. I went to the depths of myself. And I felt really blessed because I went to visit this tribe called the Yawanawá, and without them I probably would never have had the experience that I had. And they invited not only me, but a group of 20 other women into the tribe in their community, in their village to be inducted into the teachings of the Amazon forest.

And I had no idea what I was going to experience, but I knew already that it was going to be so profound. I remember the very first day that we arrived. They were so welcoming and you could feel immediately this incredible love. And my whole experience felt like in a way that I was in another world, but it was this world. But it was a profound state of consciousness that I entered into with this Yawanawá tribe.

And on that first night when they welcomed us, they were playing music for us and they hugged us and greeted us and welcomed us into their home.

It was so warm and so beautiful. And I already knew that something incredible was happening. When we woke up the next day, we shared some of what we were there for and they shared with us what they believed we were coming for and what they could provide us.

And then they took us into this beautiful ritual where they painted our faces with this plant dye, which at first one they paint you it kind of looks kind of like a light greenish-brown color. But when you leave it on and then wash it off, it shows up at this beautiful, vibrant blue.

It’s been an incredible first day. We had our face painted in the traditional way and it was quite nice. Such a beautiful, pleasant experience. And actually for me it was quite transcendental. And they use this paint as a way of welcoming us to become one with the tribe, to be welcomed into the tribe, but also to be recognized by the forest itself. And they also use it as a form of protection. And so all of us, each of us women have our faces painted and even our arms were painted.

And when I sat down to have my face painted. I went into this transcendental state of feeling like I was being anointed by God and I couldn’t help but cry for that whole hour and a half as I was being touched, every moment was the beautiful caress from the Divine.

Not sure how long it lasted. I think it was probably over an hour, maybe even an hour and a half. But it was an intense, exquisite experience of. Just being so present and so full of light and warmth, and at some point a male and female started singing, the Yawanawá, they started singing this beautiful song just took me deeper and deeper and expanded me further and further into this state of unity with the Divine.

That next day, when I woke up with this face looking so different, painted and anointed in the way that I had experienced, and we went into an experience, where the Yawanawá community, the tribe, was constantly playing music for us. It almost seemed like 24/7 someone was playing music. The songs were so moving and they opened me so deeply. I couldn’t believe how transcendent I felt. And there’s one song in particular that this young man was playing, and it was so powerful.

It was so familiar. It was like it was my song. I thought, is he picking up some sort of song like Popular Culture Song and making it his own or what’s going on? And so I ask someone to ask him, you know, what does this song mean? He said it was a mantra and it was of his people and it’s not heard anywhere else. And yet when he was playing it, it was so familiar. It was like I’ve heard it my whole life, felt like it was a part of me.

And he said that it was the forest that was sharing the song. And so the song that was coming through. It just felt like such a communion. I felt so connected and so deeply powerful at the same time was a really incredible experience. I’m so grateful for them, for their music.

There were some nights where they took breaks, but if we were up, if we were doing anything, they were around and they were playing music for us. It was this beautiful.

Direct gift that they gave us that was allowed us to go even deeper into our experience in the presence of of experiencing that trip and experiencing everything we experienced and we were there for seven days. And I know for many of the women, it felt like much longer. For me, it felt like seven months, like every day felt like a month. It was so rich with connections, so rich with community, so rich with love and so rich with the depth of experience.

And very soon I started to experience and I know other women started to experience this profound teaching from the forest itself, because we’re in the forest, there’s no cars, there’s no electronics, there’s no Wi-Fi. There’s nothing it’s just everything natural. And you’re bathing in the river or the creek. You’re washing your clothes in the creek. Your water is coming from the land. The people are so grounded in that space and you’re interacting with them, even though they speak a different language, you’re interacting with them in a way that.

Is nonverbal through the eyes, through smiles, through gestures, and absolutely through an incredible giving, generosity. And there’s this freedom to receive it. And I think that’s one of the most profound and early experiences that I had is that the Yawanawá are inviting you to receive nourishment.

They’re inviting you to receive care and love as they invite you into the experience of opening to the Amazon forest. And as the forest itself started to teach me, I started to show me that it was love itself. It was the embodiment of love. And I can understand how the Yawanawá would be so generous with their love because they were living in this field of love constantly. And within that field of love, within the field of generosity of the Amazon forest itself, you can’t help but be transformed and opened up into this place of being able to receive love and to be generous with love.

And as the Amazon was teaching me. In this incredibly sacred place that we were so blessed to experience, one of the most profound teachings that the Amazon taught me was how it actively chooses to be generous with humanity and with with creation itself. And it actively creates medicines, it actively creates animals and birds and incredible beauty. To be generous, simply to be generous with its love. And so when I touched into this, I couldn’t help but surrender to it and surrender to the incredible teachings that went along with this physical generosity and this love generosity.

And so I asked the Amazon specifically to teach me and to teach me whatever it is that I could learn, that I could take back to share with the world. And so what I want to share with you what the Amazon not only taught me, but shared with me to share with you is that the Amazon itself is love. And we have the opportunity to take care of the Amazon, we have the opportunity to ensure that it remains as intact as it possibly can to continue to be as generous as it can and not just for the Amazon itself and not just for the environment or the world, but for our hearts.

And the Amazon, in its generosity of love, is at this time, revealing itself to be a part of nature and a mentor, in a way, for us to really connect and honor the gift of the Garden of Eden or the Garden of existence, which is our garden as well.

What I want to say to you is that you have the power to connect with the Amazon forest no matter where you are in the world, to connect with your heart. And as the Amazon for teachings around love and the teachings around what you can do to protect the Amazon forest or the forest in your neighborhood.

And the best and simplest way to do this is to envision you connecting from your heart center to the heart of the Amazon and to the love of the Amazon and see the court of connection of love between you and the forest and to simply and humbly say to the Amazon, I love you or I’m curious about you.

Teach me, guide me, assist me to open deeper to myself and to learn the wisdom that you have to share. There’s a communication happening from the Amazon. And if you have an opportunity to listen to some Yawanawá music on YouTube or SoundCloud, take that opportunity and listen. They are sacred sounds that help to open you to deeper levels of yourself and deeper levels of consciousness. So do what you can to connect and do what you can to serve this beautiful forest that is there to serve the world, whether you ever go to it or not.

It’s radiating out this love. It’s radiating out, it’s energy. It’s creating an incredible practical presence on the earth for various things like cleaning the air and providing medicines and biodiversity and everything else. But it does it always from a place of love and generosity. And so I hope that this video honors even just a little bit of of what the Amazon has taught me and inspires you to connect with the Amazon and connect with protecting the Amazon in a way that we can ensure that the blessings of the Amazon are available not only to us, but to our children and grandchildren and and beyond.

So thank you. And there’s a few other videos I’m going to share about the Amazon and about my time there. So look for those and connect with them and let those videos serve to awaken you to the power of truth within.

 

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