The Beginning of The Tribe

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September 14, 2016

The Beginning of The Tribe


Isla Mujeres: The story of energy, myths and signs.

It was the night before a full moon, when four different women, from four separate countries, Colombia, Argentina, Scotland and the U.S, came together for a higher cause, a greater meaning. It all started with a song, a very popular one that came out in the late 90’s “I saw the sign, it opened up my eyes, I saw the sign.” These lyrics seemed to be reoccurring in our heads before we even got to our destination, little did we know, we would be greeted with many signs as soon as we arrived.

Having met on different journeys through our travels, we each were looking for the same thing. A sign, a reason, something telling us that we were exactly where we needed to be. As we arrived on the island, all meeting at different points, we gathered together at the beach. The turquoise water shimmered as we bathed in the sun. Each of us, one by one took turns in the water, coming out feeling like goddess’s. It was like a a magical spell had been put upon us, time slowed down, all you could hear was the way the waves gently kissed the beach, you could not help but just smile. A true mediation this was, it was this first sign that we all realized, to slow down, to look around, that we are given these moments everyday, we just have to be open enough to receive them. Whether it be the ocean, the wind, the trees, the rain, a child’s laughter, every day nature blesses us with these moments of clarity. The four of us were so lucky to find it and rise together in it on that very special day, together as one, together this was a beginning of a tribe.

Isla Mujeres has many myths as to how the island came about of its name and the dedication it has to women. From pirates using Isla as a refuge, which they would leave the women whom they beloved on the island, awaiting their return. As to another story which resonated with all of us, one that had appeared right before our eyes, this became, our second sign.

As we began to wander these magical streets, Femenina Sube had made her way to us. A mosaic art project had been designed by a beautiful woman whom goes by the name of Batya Weinbaum. It was there that we learned the history of the Goddess Ixchel. Ixchel was the Goddess of fertility, reason, medicine and the moon. It is said to be told by the mayans, that the island was served as a sanctuary for Ixchel. As followed in the article below Weinbaum quotes, “We create discussion about the goddess energy on the island, and about how in the Aquarian Age, this feminine energy needs to rise again, in whatever the form." We all looked at each other, nodding our heads that this is why we were brought together, to rise in our feminity. For more history and information of Weinbaum’s beautiful masterpiece please visit her site below.

As we continued our walk and gave our gratitude to the wall, we came across our third sign. A sacred space had been created for visitors to write messages as they passed through, and there it was waiting for us, a message to be exact that was signed and dated on that day. “You are the poem, the song, the beauty, the light, and the reflection, the countless gem shimmering, you are what you have been longing for.” Nancy Neithra, 3/22/16. Wherever you are in the world Nancy, if you ever come across this blog, thank you, thank you, thank you, endless thank you’s. To a sign no clearer then written to us in a bright blue sharpie.



As we looked at each other again smiling, the answer we had been looking for all along, was inside of us. We tend to always look outside ourselves for answers, when in turn the answer is always found within. We look for love, we look for light in all other places, but why do we always forget that we are the love, we are the light? If we want to share these beautiful things with others, how can we ever share them, if we don’t give them to ourself first? Our smiles and hearts continued to grow as we knew we were exactly were we needed to be. These three other women who had just been strangers months ago, now in just hours had become apart of my life forever. There are some bonds that cannot be explained, they can only simply be felt, and this was truly one of them. This is then where the idea of The Lunamar Tribe came about. We wanted everyone to be apart of this feeling, this energy, this circle of love. A tribe of people, both women and men, coming together to rise in their energy. To rise in their passions, rise in their truths, their flaws, to rise it in all. To be apart of this life together, sharing our passions and dreams to better this world. We only have one purpose and that is simply to express ourselves in the ways that we are raising our vibration. Raising our vibration on how we are bettering ourselves, how we are bettering others and how we are bettering this planet.

We all have felt it, we all know there is a major shift of energy going on, we are talking about our feelings more, we want to connect more with each other, we want to make each other smile more. We are taking better care of our bodies, we are taking better care of our minds. The Lunamar Tribe wants to combine all of these elements to create awareness to take better care of ourselves and our planet.

My one request to you now is to go listen to the song “I Saw The Sign” by Cruel Summer. Turn up your volume, sing, dance, let out everything you’ve been wanting to, write, laugh, cry, scream, because you just have just witnessed the sign. But always remember the signs are always all around us, just stay present, be open to receive and flow. Love and Light my fellow tribiners.

Till next time,

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By Kaitlyn O'Connor




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