A couple of weeks ago, Leonel’s father hosted a traditional Ixil (ee-sheelMayan ceremony in his home to give thanks for our safe return from Mexico and bless us with good energy and healing vibes. Leo’s uncle and grandfather, as trained Ixil spiritual guides, led the ceremony before an altar with photos of ancestors, Leo’s father’s wooden scepter (which he holds as a member of the traditional authority counsel in Nebaj), and a cross, as Leo’s grandpa is also devoutly Catholic.

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A Mayan Ceremony

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