After several years studying the Mayan calendars, in 2007, I participated in a pilgrimage through sacred places in Guatemala with a group led by Don Alejandro Cirilo Perex Oxlaj, also known as Wandering Wolf and nicknamed "Tata." While there, he and Grandmother Elizabeth Araujo introduced me to my Mayan Cross and since then, I have been fascinated by the uncanny insights that this tool reveals. I am not alone. Note what others say about the wisdom and guidance that this process lends.
More trips to Guatemala, numerous Mayan Cross readings, fire ceremonies, meditations and quality time with a wonderful cross-section of Aj q’ijab gave rise to my passion to share this wisdom with others. My sense is that this work chose me, not me, it.
With the bru-hah about 2012 behind us, we can now focus on what the greatest gifts of the Maya to the world, the Mayan sacred Chol'qi calendar and the Mayan Cross, a tool that helps us to develop into highly sensitive human beings and wise stewards of the Earth.
Don Alejandro never asked us to be his messengers, but requested that if we did choose to share what he taught, to not “twist his words.” In my heart of hearts, I have endeavored to honor that request. What is presented here is my experience of the Mayan Cross based on study, ancestral memories, visions and what flows through me, rather than what I think. It is my intent to honor all Mayan teachings, the teachers, nawales and ancestors who continue to guide our steps towards fulfillment of our destinies. As with me, I trust that your experience of the Mayan Cross will be yours alone.
As you assimilate the self-discovery made possible through the Mayan Cross, I encourage you to do three things:
- Breathe as you read. It helps to stay present.
- Provide feedback; help me enhance this content to make this the best possible resource for our fellow seekers. After months in the making, this site will continue to evolve.
- Do your best to hold this wisdom in your heart, respect its power and ability to assist you in being a substantive force in making the world a loving, harmonious, and magical place.
In deep gratitude to all of the great teachers and teachings that, after many years of silence, are finding their way into our hearts~
maltiox, mil gracias~
Barbara J. Sadtler, MA, RYT
PS A biography that covers my background leading up to my Mayan phase can be found here