I first learned about the feminine energy field from Carlos Castaneda (1925-1998), an anthropologist and author of many books. His first book is entitled: The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge. I heard him give a lecture when I was a sophomore in college. That lecture changed my life. One of the reasons was that Don Juan was an indigenous wise man from Mexico. Since my grandparents were from Mexico, the idea that this sophisticated and yet magical wisdom flowed from there was intriguing and appealing. Another reason was that the ideas that Carlos spoke about resonated with me. I felt at home. I felt alive and connected. At that lecture I set a wish in motion that I might learn about indigenous wisdom from the Americas and have an apprenticeship similar to Carlos’.
Welcome to Woman Walk Softly! My name is Victoria L. Martinez. The image to your left is a painting that I created at the end of a year long workshop I conducted on the 13 Feminine Truths of Indigenous America. She is my version of a storyteller who became her vision. She is called “Woman Walk Softly” and will serve as the logo for this site.
In the next few weeks I would like to share some of the wisdom that I have learned from many of my indigenous teachers and ancestors over the course of thirty years. Beginning with a celebration of today, the first full moon of the new year. From Jamie Sams, author of The 13 Original Clan Mothers, she is called “Talks With Relations”. She is embodied as an immortal Grandmother who teaches us about our connection to all life on our beautiful Grandmother Earth.
I am grateful to be able to share this first bit of wisdom with you today and hope that you will continue with me over the next few weeks as I further develop this site. Thank you for tuning in!