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At the entrance of the rainforest stands a mysterious portal to a library of infinitely rich knowledge, magically imprinted in nature's DNA and spirit.
It is Gaia's humble home you enter - her beautiful heart - and it is indeed
a very powerful and subtle place to be at.
Serving as her front-line protectors, many indigenous communities live deep inside the jungle, sometimes days away from any city, where they maintain their harmony with Mother Nature's rhythm of life. They live in sacred devotion to their ancestral traditions and on the mission of preserving and empowering the Earth we all walk upon, nurturing a Give and Receive relationship with all that Is.
Over the past few years I have been visiting the Amazon rainforest of Brazil, returning every year to the village of Novo Futuro in the state of Acre. It takes about four days to reach there by boat, and once you arrive you can feel in every cell of your body that you're far away from any place you've been used to thus far. You've reached the supreme school of
Life and Consciousness, and a seed of light plants itself right inside your heart,
ready to shine.
Here is a selection of pictures taken over my few visits since 2017 with the Huni Kuin people of Brazil (also known as Kaxinawa) - courageous warriors, sweet friends, humble students, powerful teachers and beloved guardians of the Earth.
Their motto for life is "Só Alegria" - Only Joy. This doesn't mean that anything different from Joy is not encouraged to be felt, since at least a bit of darkness is also met on a constant basis within one's psyche, but it rather emphasizes their approach to the cleansing and healing of the soul - that is through the celebration of life.
Music, singing, dancing, praying and giggling are all a great part of the Huni Kuin daily life, in raw contact with Nature and Source.
Treating the sacred as Sacred.