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Today’s Message From Spirit: Preparation

Updated: Nov 19

“We Yanomami learn with the great spirits, the xapiripë. We learn to know the xapiripë, how to see them and listen to them. Only shamans — those who know the xapiripë — can see them, because they look like humans but are tiny as specks of sparkling dust and bright like light.

Their songs are powerful, and their thinking is straight.”


— Davi Yanomami, "the Dalai Lama of the Rainforest

Yanomami Shaman · “The wisdom of the Yanomami xapiripë is ancient. We have kept the words of our ancestors inside us for a long time, and we continue to pass them to our children”, says Davi. “So the words of the spirits will never disappear. And their story has no end.” Picture © Claudia Andujar · Survival


Making The Spirits Dance

“There are many, many xapiripë, not just a few, but thousands, like stars. Some live in the sky, some live under the ground and others live in the high mountains which are full of forests and flowers. We call these sacred places ‘hutu pata’.

When the sun is high in the sky, the xapiripë sleep. At dusk, they begin to appear.

When we are sleeping, they are dancing.”

Davi Yanomami

A time now for you of great inner preparations, as these times are leading to something much greater. A time of resting and re-organising your way ahead. This involves setting clear goals, well defined strategies, and strong organisation of your inner world. Because a defining moment will soon be here, and it’s important to be prepared.

Ensure you don’t limit your own power with old images and self-imposed rules, or those of others, that in no way define you. Ignore their lies. For now.

And find new and fresh images to inspire, light and ignite.


Sleeping Forest · Green Tears · Marika Nousiainen


“First, you hear from afar their chants of happiness, faint as the hum of mosquitoes. Then you begin to see scintillating lights trembling up high, coming from every direction in the sky.


Gradually the spirits reveal themselves, advancing and retreating with very slow steps.”


Davi Yanomami

Let go of trying to educate the old oppressors and this will release any energy still trapped in the past. They'll learn in their own time and in their way, but realise they're closed down to you.


Those who cannot hear you or see you, let them stay blind and deaf. You cannot move forward with their constant misunderstandings dragging you down.


All this will open the door to new energy that will carry you through.


A Yanomami shaman. The spirit world is a fundamental part of Yanomami life. Every creature, rock, tree and mountain has a spirit. Sometimes these are malevolent, attack the Yanomami and are believed to cause illness. © Claudia Andujar · Survival



“The xapiripë descend to us on threads as fine as a spider’s web.

They are beautiful, painted with bright colours and urucum (annatto).

Their armlets are decorated with macaw and parrot feathers. They dance very beautifully and sing differently. There are different songs: the song of the macaw, of the parrot, of the tapir, of the tortoise and of the eagle.”


Davi Yanomami


The xapiripë have danced for shamans since the very beginning of time, and they continue to dance today.


Their heads are covered with white hawk down, and they wear black bands made of monkey tails and turquoise cotinga feathers in their ears.


They dance in a circle, unhurriedly.


"One by one the spirits arrived. The toucan spirits arrived with their big ear sticks and bright red loin cloths,” describes Davi. “The hummingbird people arrived and flew around. The moka frog spirits were there with quivers of arrows on their backs. Then came the peccary spirits, the bat people and the spirits of the waterfall.


My soul began to shine.


All came and slung their hammocks in my chest.


If the xapiripë didn’t exist, we would no longer be alive. The evil spirits would have devoured us long ago. They know about the illnesses that afflict us. They throw the disease far away, into the underworld.

And so they cure us.”


Davi Yanomami


REFERENCES + RESOURCES

www.survivalinternational.org

— my writings inspired by Stephen Karcher’s I Ching translation, and my self

Copyright 2020 © Julie Von Nonveiller Cairnes. All rights reserved.


I first published this in MEDIUM on Mar 16 2020

https://medium.com/messages-from-spirit/todays-message-from-spirit-preparation-7e2d8df70b59

None of my messages are about other people (ie 'celebrities' and so on) - no matter what they might think - these come from me, to you my friend, for your soul upliftment

Love. You.

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