McNary, AZ, November 06, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Go To Be Found project is a journey on which Joe Molinari will seek out stories of healing, the pursuit of passion, and what encourages people to press on. He will interview people who facilitate and employ unique methods of healing, individuals at organizations that empower people to overcome fantastic odds, and ordinary people who do extraordinary things. The telling and digesting of stories has the potential to be therapeutic for all involved. The ongoing narrative described through the blog will focus both on the magnificent stories of beautiful people and the paths that lead Joe to them.
Joe will examine how his experience with people of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and methodologies challenge and change his world view. His background is heavily influenced by western ideas of healing and he has experienced and accepted the practice of pathologizing people and standardizing treatment. Now, he finds himself feeling ever more strongly that there must be something more to helping - something more respectful, humanizing, and empowering.
The name, Go To Be Found, is meant to describe the process of exploring with an open heart. Joe expects that, the more challenges he overcomes and the more good folks he learns from during this process, the more he will learn of himself and of humanity. Readers and observers of the project are invited to participate in this process. He encourages open dialogue and input as new thoughts and experiences are posted on the website. In short, while he is going alone, he wants to take you with him, to share and discuss the things he sees and the insights he imparts in the blog.
The project begins in Mexico City. He will travel south all the way through South America to Chile, and then back up. While there is a basic itinerary, he will be partnering with the Highland Support Project to assist in Mayan empowerment programming early on in the adventure, and he will primarily rely on building connections as he presents his mission and connects with people along the way.
Important & Newsworthy:
Indigenous wisdoms and cultural healing practices are being exploited
Cultural racism, and genocidal practice continue to plague Mayan communities
Amazing alternative systems of healing have been practiced for millennia
The project includes interviews with Indigenous healers and visionaries such as: The Organization of Indigenous Medicine, Mayan Cosmovision leaders Audeleno Sac and Daniel Matul, as well as Donya Cristina, a Mayan Midwife.
The project continues, these are a sampling and a fraction of what’s to come.
Recent Blog Posts:
Mayan Midwifery and Medicine
Cosmovision: Health & Love a discussion with Daniel Matul
Meeting with Audeleno Sac, a Counter of Time
Searching for Truth in the Mayan Struggle
Protecting Indigenous Medicine
"After having the privilege of four and a half years working and laughing with truly beautiful people on Apache land, I found myself ready to explore new ground and points of view within different cultures." - Joe Molinari
"Our way of thinking is biocentric. We are not alone in the center of everything. In Mayan culture, there is nothing more important in life, than life. And in Mayan culture, there is nothing more important after life, than life. Death doesn’t exist. There is no word for death in any Mayan language. What exists is a return to where we all came from. That’s everything." - Daniel Matul
"With what will I go? Why have I come to this world? Have I done anything for my country? Leave at least flowers... Leave at least a song... Or verses... This is the fundamental of life. Leave something. So that the rest can be happy." - Daniel Matul
“A baby has never died in front of me and if one were to, I think that I would die too.” - Doña Cristina
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