Congratulations to our dear friend Uqualla, who was honored this week by StarShine Academy for all of his work in our community!
Uqualla is a member of the Havasupai Tribe (people of the blue-green waters). From the Heart of the Grand Canyon, the Havasupai Tribe live in the most beautiful and remote areas of the western Grand Canyon. Supai village is located in Havasu Canyon, which is accessible only by foot, horseback, or helicopter. Uqualla is a Havasupai Spiritual Emissary & Cultural Guardian. A celebrated ceremonialist, some call him a medicine man, sage, storyteller, wisdom keeper, shaman or priest . . . we call him friend.
Uqualla’s work is Alchemy, which is best described as an inexplicable or mysterious process of transforming something common into something special. He takes something seemingly ordinary and brings forth something extraordinary!
Uqualla colorfully exemplifies creative happiness - that no amount of knowledge or learning will bring. The heart of creativity, in the truest sense of the word, is to be free, free from the past. In order to discover anything new, letting go of the past, letting go of expectations of the ties of knowledge that bind us, we must begin our own creative journey of discovery. Many of us have spent a lifetime attempting to recreate, transmute or replicate
something a teacher has taught us - or learned from books we've read. Regardless of how great that learned knowledge is, it will not fulfill our innermost desires: the yearning we have for freedom -- until we find our wings and begin the flight of our own journeys. The road to freedom is plowed by creativity! It’s Alchemy - It’s Magical - It’s Mystical!
Exploration into worlds unknown is a wonderful way to begin. Starting in our own backyards, volunteering with a group about which you know nothing, working to eliminate the prejudices in our lives, learning to serve without expectation of receiving something in return. Discovering our Alchemy, our personal process of transforming something common into something extraordinary is the apprentice's creative journey!
The transformational shift, we hear discussed, is taking place in every sector, in every walk of life. It is up to you and me to discover what our process is and share it with our community!
As the saying goes ~Let there be Peace On Earth and let it (Alchemy) begin with me!
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