Ser Sacerdot/isa/x

Que significa ser Sacerdot/isa/x  (translation at bottom)

por Quetzal

Hace una semana y media tuvimos uno de nuestros retiros anuales, Harvest Home.  Este es un tiempo en que l@s* Sacerdot/isas/x, Iniciantes, y Aspirantes (y nuestras familias) de CAYA nos reunimos como familia por 4 dias para descansar, meditar, comer, jugar, nadar, leer, y tener varios rituales privados.  

Lo mas importante que aprendí este año fue que existe un gran amor entre nosotros, y que por medio de este amor todos estamos dispuestos a seguir este trabajo, este servicio.  Ser un/a Sacerdot/isa/x tiene varias funciones.  Pero la más importante es ser una persona quien no piensa solo en si mism@, sino piensa primeramente en la gente a su alrededor, especialmente aquellos que necesiten más ayuda.  En este matriarcado, la Sacerdot/isa/x no esta al cima su congregación bajo de el/la, la estructura no es una pyramide.  En lugar, la estructura matriarcal es un círculo, con los más necesitados al centro, y l@s Sacerdot/isas/x al rededor para poner toda su atención en esas necesidades.  

La forma más fácil de ser de servicio es que si notas algo que se necesita hacer y nadie lo está haciendo, hazlo tu si es que puedes.  Y si no puedes hacerlo solo, ve quien esta disponible para ayudarte.  Al ayudar a otros, te ayudas a ti mism@, porque ultimadamente, tod@s somos un@.

Aqui esta la traduccion de un canto que cantamos en Harvest Home y que expresa esto muy bien, escrita por Abbi Spinner y traducida por mi:

Canta por mi voz
Toca por mis manos
Abramos el camino


*The reason I use an “@” at the end of some words, is to designate them as gender neutral.  For example “hermana” with an “a” at the end means sister, “hermano” with an “o” at the end means brother.  By using a hybrid letter “@” I refer to both at the same time.  :)


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A week and a half ago we had one of our annual retreats, Harvest Home.  This is a time in which the Priest/ess/xes, Initiates, and Aspirants (and our families) of CAYA get together as family for 4 days to rest, meditate, eat, play, swim, read, and hold various private rituals.

The most important thing I learned this year was that there is a great love amongst us, and that through that love, we are all willing to continue this work of service.  To be a Priest/ess/x has various functions, the most important is being a person who doesn’t think only of one’s self, but considers all those around her, especially those in most need.   In this Matriarchy, the Priest/ess/x is not at the top of the pyramid, with her congregation beneath her.  Instead, the structure of this matriarchy is a circle, with those with the most needs at the center, and the Priest/ess/xes surrounding them giving them the attention and care they need.  

The easiest way to be of service is if you see that something needs to be done and nobody is doing it, well, to do it.  And if you can’t do it by yourself, recruit allies who might help you in it. By helping others we truly help ourselves, because in the end we are one!

I’ve translated one of the songs we sang at Harvest Home that really reflects this and was wonderfully sang by all of us at the end of a ritual. It was written by Abi Spinner.