Numerology - My
Escape the Rat
I met Hunbatz Men when I went to the Yucatan
for the Spring Equinox in 1995 at Merida. We toured a number of the
Pyramids and had a most illuminating and spiritual time at the ceremonials
at various pyramids in the area.
Watching the morning sun slowly illuminate the stairs at Chichen
revealing the snake design was breathtaking. I had always wanted to visit
the pyramids of the Yucatan. It was a dream of mine, finally achieved,
after reading a book about them in high school. The jungles were
beautiful, the ocean the loveliest shade of aqua, the pyramids awesome,
and the natives most welcoming. I shall never forget it.
It was a wonderful time with 400 people from around the world. I had not
known any of them before the trip. As a matter of fact, my son, Chris, had
received an invitation to attend and said, "I can't go now, but I think
it's your time to go." And I did.
One of our final day trips was to Agua Azul (Blue Water) for purification
rites which were held in the water below the falls. I enjoyed meeting the
native Mayans and seeing their various booths. One woman had a little girl
toddler, and her wares were displayed on a quilt on the ground. Retrieving
my Spanish from high school lessons, I helped divert some of the trade
from the more professional booths by translating for her to some of my
group. It was a happiness to see her brighten, as she was also pregnant
with another child. When I left she embraced me warmly.
One unforgettable incident was when one of the women in the group became
hysterical while in the water. Hunbatz' reaction was instantaneous and
calming. He took a small, flat rounded stone from the pool and placed it
on her tongue, then faced her with his hands forming an open triangle
between his thumb and forefinger of each hand. Slowly, she duplicated his
gesture. Without words he calmed her completely.
On the return trip we stopped at a seaside restaurant and I sat beside him
and, complimenting him on his quiet handling of the situation, remarked
that when I got back home and was around anyone hysterical I was going to
put a stone in their mouth. He smiled and said gently and with dry humor,
"A lot of Americans could use that!"
If you ever have an opportunity to attend a tour of the pyramids with
Hunbatz Men, I recommend it! He is a most astute, but warm person, and a
wonderful example for all people.