(July 26, 2011) hello my friends,
With great sadness, I must tell you all that a few minutes ago at 7:57 pm, July 26, 2012, Tlakaelel passed to the other side with great joy and satisfaction with his life her on earth. He asked us all to continue his work, and continue his message of unity and Peace that he has been bringing to the world. He asked us to continue teaching the importance of the Mexicanidad, as a hope for the future of humanity. He asks us all to continue with the rebirth of the ancestral traditions. He is (in his words) transforming, integrating with the All, with the universe, with the cosmos. I ask your prayers for a good journey to the other side, and many prayers for all the heartbroken friends, family, students, Sundancers, and companions on the path. We are very sad but also filled with joy for his life, and for the end of his suffering.
a true Gerrero of the peace has passed to the other side, and I know we will see him in our dreams and hear his voice, and some day join again with him in the Tamoanchan of Tlakalel. He was at once a fierce defender of the Indifgenous rights and teachings, and also a gentle teacher. His major role was as an impulsador (one who gives the impulse to start many things).
It is important for us to continue his work and to remain united in our efforts, to work out our differences, and to maintain our humility. He kept teaching up to the end, giving directions for the Dance, and for the Fiesta celebrating the 30 years of the Sundance here in Mexico. He kept saying that this was a very auspicious day, the 26 of July, as 712 years ago, the 7 nations founded Mexico Tenochtitlan. That is why we celebrate the Sundance on this date every year. He said it is a good day to die, and he was ready to reintegrate with the cosmos.
He leaves "flowers and songs" - all the works he has done - the projects, the buildings, etc, and all the people he has touched. all of us. As I send this message to hundreds of you, please as he asked, to feel joy, to sing and dance, as we will in the Fiewsta Saturday afternoon. The theme will be a bit different than we expected, but we will celebrate a great life lived to the end. As we learn with the Sacred Pipe, the beginning is very sweet, and towards the end, maybe a bit bitter, but we smoke it all. Tlakaelel lived his life to the very end, greeting all those who came to say goodbye, giving them messages of thanks and encouragement to continue on the path, and teaching the history and the glory of the ancestral culture.
I am sorry I could not call each of you yet, or send personal messages, but will try to do so in the coming days. I send you much love and wishes for your health and peace with the passing of a great soul,