Seeds of Peace
four Flordemayo was recognized as having the gift — of being a
seer into other realms of color, light and sound. At this very early
age she began her training as a ‘Curandera Espiritu’ or
healer by divine spirit. True to her roots, Flordemayo continues the
legacy of her family lineage — being traditional healers.
Originally from the highlands of Central America, she now lives in
sixty-two, she has been a healer of divine spirit through her whole
life, giving generously to help others. Flordemayo’s
considerable contribution has been recognized by the International
Congress of Traditional Medicine. She has been the recipient of the
prestigious Martin de la Cruz Award for Alternative Healing.
one to rest on her laurels, Flordemayo is currently a member of the
International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. This global
group formed as an alliance of prayer, education and healing for our
Mother Earth. She is a Mayan priestess whose teacher, don Alejandro
Oxlaj, is the head of the Quiche Maya Council of Elders.
travels widely to speak and offer ceremony at events and conferences
around the globe. Most recently, she participated in the Aloha Wisdom
Gathering of Elders in Kona, Hawaii, to align with the shift
occurring at this pivotal portal of time.
traditional healer, she has been teaching people about how to work
with the plants for many decades. In recent years, working with seeds
has come into major focus. Flordemayo works closely with her two
colleagues, Emigdio Ballon, and Patricio Dominguez of the Institute
of Natural and Traditional Knowledge (www.intk.org) to preserve
seeds. As a woman who has ‘given life’ through having
been a mother, Flordemayo’s role is to take care of the seeds
through prayer. Working with spirit and taking action in the world,
she continues her potent purpose to germinate a peaceful planet for
I understand that you were born under the Mayan astrology sign for
Yes. It’s known as the Q’anil.
Okay, so what does being born under the sign for Seed suggest for
Well, the cosmic alignment is all about teaching, community,
manifesting and growing things — just bringing people into an
awareness of growth. The place where we receive our cosmic
inspiration is the East. A seed person plays a role as a cosmic
Oh, that sounds wonderful!
Its significance is about
germination, life and creation. It symbolizes abundance and those who
take part in harmony. It’s the fruit of love and understanding.
It also represents creation of the universe and that of the human
race. It is the portal of the spiritual seed, meaning constant
regeneration. We would be considered planters of life so it includes
divine semen and of course, it would be the female cosmic seed.
If that’s not fertile I don’t know what is!
As the planters of life — we’re benefactors.
Would you say that this was a very auspicious indication of your
Well, yes. It seems like my work has been part of this. I come from a
family that worships the goddess, and the Q’anil is
representative of the goddess of the corn. The
takes many manifestations, and she has appeared to me like this
14-foot luminous corn that speaks with a cosmic voice, not a human
calls me child and daughter, and I just go down on my hands and feet
— just hit the ground when she comes. I’ve seen her
materialize three times in my life already. Four years ago, the first
time that we had a seed exchange, Emigdio and I were out in the field
and he handed me an ear of Hopi blue corn and the corn became
animated! It opened up and exposed its little kernels and they were
moving and had little smiley faces with little eyes and little
so adorable. I mean, just so adorable. It just took me into absolute
tears. I still own that ear of corn and I have her in a very sacred
place. I have traveled with the ear of corn all over the world. I
have done presentations and blessed people with it. Yeah.
You’re very gifted with being able to help people realize that
the realm we see with our eyes is not the only one that exists. What
is most important for us to realize about being aware through
Well, there’s one thing that is absolutely imperative with your
question. What I see is that as a human race we are always receiving
constant, how should I say, callings from our Creator. We’re
always being touched. There are times that humanity does not respond
and open. What I mean by that is to open from the heart and allow the
beauty of the mystery to enter into our being. We have to allow
ourselves to become these vessels of life and to be in constant
communion with our Creator.
are things that the Creator needs to be done on this Earth plane, so
we are asked, you know, everybody’s being asked at one time or
another to do a particular thing that is going to be good for
humanity. It’s an enhancement of our constant evolution and
unfolding in the spiritual sense. Sometimes people will receive these
messages and they don’t know what to do with them. They have no
idea how to proceed. What I have done is take them very seriously,
and gone into dialogue with my Creator and say, “All right, I’m
just going to go ahead and do it.”
are times that you don’t know how it’s going to get done.
You know, I don’t have the physical strength, I don’t
have the mind, I’m not computer savvy. How am I going to reach
people? There are times that we don’t know how to just start,
but if you are a willing participant, you are meeting the Beloved. I
say, “I’m willing to do this, Beloved Creator, just guide
thing about it that we forget is we have to be examples. We have to
be walking our talk. We have to be in constant communion with the
Creator and just follow our steps. You know, I just spent all morning
at the planning and zoning office. Everybody knows what that’s
like, trying to get something passed by the county or state zoning
office. It’s a nightmare.
so much stuff you’ve got to know, but somehow we get through
and we pray for the people to come into our lives that are going to
help. We pray for things that are needed and trust and just keep
surrendering and saying, Creator, you know I’m in your hands.
I’m here, I’m following everything that you want me to
do, I’m open.
what I mean by surrendering. In other words, get out of the thinking
brain and allow your heart to guide you and allow the magic of what
is possible to take place. So things get done and people come and
every day I just say, “Beloved Creator I’m doing your
work. You know, guide and help me.”
what I mean by surrender. I don’t mean give up, like the
English word says. When we say the word in Spanish it’s
entregar, which means to give ourselves to whatever it is that you
are in prayer about at the moment. In other words — I’m
not going to struggle with the Beloved.
Yeah. The word means I am here to work with you 100 percent. So
throughout my life this is what I do, I manifest things. I’m a
good listener, I follow directions and I work really hard pretty much
24/7. I’m not here to question the real mystery, I trust. I
constantly trust all the time and that’s one of the things that
I feel is the strength that comes through personal prayer, just being
in sync always with a prayer.
not to say, Donna, I’m not a human. You know, I do have a
tendency to get cranky and tired. You know, I will let people know
how I feel if I see something that is not correct. I’m a
living, breathing person that lives both worlds simultaneously. I was
born a curandera, this is what I do. All I have to do is close my
eyes and I go into the invisible world.
other thing that I am is a dreamer and a visionary. I am constantly
receiving guidance through visions. They’re not necessarily for
me, they’re for humanity and this has been one of my, we call
it in Spanish, ‘don,’ which translates to a gift that
you’re born with.
I’m smiling at all the beauty of this, including all the
humanity that we have to live with, not knowing the outcome but
taking steps, while holding trust.
Well, tell me a little bit about the work you are doing with Emigdio.
I did read that he had asked you to do some prayer blessing with the
Well, three of us, meaning Emigdio, Patricio and myself, we’ve
been working together since ‘99. We work very hard together.
The three of us are people of prayer. Emigdio is the farmer and the
agronomist and Patricio does shamanic medicine and a lot of different
teachings and drummings.
always use herbs for my medicine and I have been exporting them from
Central America for many years. One time I approached Emigdio to see
if he would grow the plants and it’s now been about four years
he’s been growing them for me.
is the kind of association that we have — we all have our
gifts. I’m a woman of prayer and a manifester and a visionary.
This is who I am. When the Beloved gives me a task I go with it. One
of the visions given to me is the golden child. It was given to me
two years ago on March 17th.
awakened vision a beautiful holy being came gliding into my room —
you could see the movement of his robe and it looked like a cosmic
wind was moving it. When I looked at his head, it was just this
luminous glow extending out into the room. I’m saying he, but I
don’t know. The androgynous being had a red robe, like perhaps
closest to a Tibetan Buddhist or something like that.
called me twice and said, “I have a gift for you,” and he
placed this enormous egg into my hands. The egg looked like it was
made out of clay, and I put it on my lap and started a spontaneous
mantra. The mantra, ‘you are love. There is nothing but love
and love is all that there is.’ I repeated this for about two
hours, moving my hands back and forth, when the vibration of the
hands and the prayer started to remove the outer shell of the egg.
shell began to fall off the egg I found myself sitting out in the
cosmos and I could see the dust falling into the heavens — down
from the heavens and into space. As I looked inside the egg it was
crystalline pure white — almost like crystalline snow that
started to fall. It felt like stardust falling. As I saw this magic
was happening with the egg, I continued to do the extremely rapid
mantra, almost beyond the way that a human would speak.
noticed that there was a baby inside the egg and I just broke out
crying, “How can this be? I said to my Creator, how can this
be?” There was a human baby in the egg and the baby was
absolutely perfect. I just praised the baby as I looked at every bit
of its little body and I said, “Baby, look at how beautiful and
perfect you are!” Then I noticed that the baby was an
androgynous little baby.
perfect is that? I just praised the baby. You know, the beauty of its
little hands and arms — everything. The baby’s face was a
flesh color. On top of the flesh color the baby had gold shimmering
skin. It was a golden baby and I called out to the Beloved Mother,
“How can this be possible, there’s a human with golden
skin? How can this be?”
cried and cried. Hearing my voice, the baby started wiggling. I said
to the baby, “Look at you, you’re so, so beautiful!”
There were strands of gold in its hair. I was just shouting to the
universe “This is a golden baby! The baby responded to my voice
and started moving its eyes. Its little eyes were an absolutely
beautiful almond-shape. The center of its eyes was midnight blue and
the golden baby had little stars that were shining in its eyes.
out another shout to the Beloved Creator, “The baby has the
universe in its eyes! How can this be?” At that moment I found
myself leaving my body, entering the eyes of the baby and traveling
into the four directions of the cosmos and then coming back into my
body. It was the most incredible vision, one of the most profound
that I’ve had in my life.
thing is, people have been calling me and wondering, ‘Who is
this golden baby that has appeared in our community?’ It
represents the peacekeeper and us as humans evolving into the golden
children of the future. The baby has asked that when it is seen, we
should erect a peace pole and put multiple ribbons on top, rainbow
ribbons of all colors representing the nations of the Earth.
top of the pole we are to put a golden ribbon, because this is who we
are. We’re the nation of golden children. So we’ve been
erecting peace poles and I’ve been telling people that it
doesn’t matter even if it’s a family pole, because if you
have peace in your family that’s where it starts. You know,
we’ve got to be walking our talk and these poles are here for
the children and everybody to go to the pole and release and find
peace within their hearts and surrender.
know, whatever it is that’s bothering you, whether it’s
anger or hatred, whatever it is, surrender it, just let it go and
embrace yourself in that peace pole and say, I want to be part of the
peace that’s coming onto the Earth.
How very profound!
Yeah. I have wanted to be an activist of peace. The other thing that
the invisible beings have said to me is that they bring us these
tangible things, like the peace pole, as a way to speak to us. Many
of us receive things from the invisible realm, whether it’s a
flower, a rock, a branch, something like that. You know, they’re
speaking to us and we have to hold these things close to our hearts.
So how does the golden child relate to the Sacred Temple of the
Well, the property where I live here in Estancia, the main building
is really a very small hogan under 1,000 feet. I had nothing in
there, not even a spoon, and the first thing that I brought in was
the image that was painted of the golden child, which is three feet
by five feet. Over many days while I was in and out of prayer, it
came that this is the temple of the golden child. This is the main
house where I am now doing my teachings.
an altar there, a staff, and a picture of the baby. I also have
acquired a small kind of sculpture of the baby with wings. It’s
something that children can touch and hold and it becomes tangible to
seed temple came through a vision last year where the Beloved Mother
showed me a picture of myself sitting in a rocking chair making
bundles and placing seeds in them. The Beloved Mother said, “Make
bundles for the children being born and gift these bundles to them.
Remind the parents that they are to take care of the seeds the same
way that they take care of their children.”
introducing the bundles at a conference that we’re putting
together in Chicago with Anasazi children. The mothers and the group
leaders are going to collect flower seeds and put together their own
bundles through the instructions that were given to myself and
another lady by the name of Diane Henry, who is also a peacekeeper.
She and I received this collective vision on how to make the bundles
and guide the children on how to make their own.
Beloved Mother has given me the guidance to bring some fast-growing
flower seeds to these inner city children so that they can have their
own little gardens, even on a window sill, if that’s the space
they have, so they can see the growth of beauty. It will remind them
that they are living flowers of the Earth and empower them in this
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