Thursday, May 18, 2017

“A Garifuna Memoir”

Day-15- Wed. 17/5/17- It is 3:56 in the morning and had been thinking about a message that we shared with our readers sixteen days ago today  that goes like this; “

Spiritual Eyes

Day-38-Sun.30/4/14- it is 5:12 in the morning and we have been looking forward to this moment and time, it was a date like this seventy five years ago. The woman that nurtured us [Tomas Sanchez / Lúbara Huya] in her womb was born and she is now seventy five years today. She is My Mary and My Mother at the same time, today we are feeling so blessed as we speak, blessed for being here and now.

For the most part, the world at large is concern about the events that are unfolding in front of our eyes. In this case, some of the events that are unfolding in front of our eyes are not designed for the physical eyes to see.

On the other hand, there is a “Spiritual Eye” that we believe can look into the future of People like Donald Trump, President of the United States, Jimmy Morales, President of Guatemala and Miguel Rax, Mayor of La Buga just to name a few. We have been telling friends around the world, in more than one hundred nations   that we are so blessed as a Garifuna Nation.

We are talking about a “Nation” that knows no boundaries; it has been our Spiritual Eyes that have guided us through some of the roughest storms in America even before the arrival of Columbus.
From our point of view, as a part of the Garifuna Nation in Guatemala we would like to give a public thanks to the actual Ambassador of the United States Todd Robinson for his intervention in our affairs. In this case, it has a direct relationship with the events that are unfolding in Guatemala; therefore we will keep an open eye on the events as they unfold for the next 99 days in La Buga, Guatemala.

The mahogany Tree that was chosen to pay tribute and honor to Dr. King on the 4th April 2017 is looking good and healthy. It was forty nine years after the assassination of Dr. King in 1968 that has brought you [Ambassador Todd Robinson] to La Buga Guatemala exactly two years ago today. He wants you to know that he is keeping an open eye on you.

Day-40-Tues.2/5/17-It is 6:35 in the morning and was doing a little reading about The Black Star Line on the internet. Brother Leo from Punta Gorda has been instrumental in the events that are unfolding in front of eyes.

Today, Tuesday 2nd May 2017 is Day-40- on our calendar and the next Day-40 will fall on Sunday 11th June 2017, but between now and 21st July 2017; other “words”, the next fifty days will be like being at sea with no land in sight and limited supplies on board.   

Lately we have been sharing with our readers about the event that unfolded in front of our eyes in the state of California at Loyola University in July 1992. It was then that a group of Garifunas from La Buga, Guatemala got on board a ship that is about to make an emergency landing  in Gangadiwali  sometime around the third week of July 2017.

As we approach twenty five years of wondering around at sea, the time has come for us to make an emergency landing. The piece of art that Brother Leo from Punta Gorda, Belize is working on as we speak is a clear sign for us to find out know who are still on board the ship hopefully when it lands in Gangadiwali, La Buga, and Guatemala during the month of July 2017 twenty five years later.  

It is vital for us to inform our readers that we are speaking of a Spiritual Journey that continues today. From our point of view, we are sharing with the readers an interpretation of what the Spiritual Eyes can see.

Au-Le

Lúbara Huya      



      

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Spiritual Eyes

Day-38-Sun.30/4/14- it is 5:12 in the morning and we have looking forward to this moment and time, it was a date like this seventy five years ago. The woman that nurtured us [Tomas Sanchez / Lúbara Huya] in her womb was born and she is now seventy five years today. She is My Mary and My Mother at the same time, today we are feeling so blessed as we speak, blessed for being here and now.

For the most part, the world at large is concern about the events that are unfolded in front of our eyes. In this case, some of the events that are unfolding in front of our eyes are not designed for the physical eyes to see.

On the other hand, there is a “Spiritual Eye” that we believe can look into the future of People like Donald Trump, President of the United States, Jimmy Morales, President of Guatemala and Miguel Rax, Mayor of La Buga just to name a few. We have been telling friends around the world, in more than one hundred nations   that we are so blessed as a Garifuna Nation.

We are talking about a “Nation” that knows no boundaries; it has been our Spiritual Eyes that have guided us through some of the roughest storms in America even before the arrival of Columbus.
From our point of view, as a part of the Garifuna Nation in Guatemala we would like to give a public thanks to the actual Ambassador of the United States Todd Robinson for his intervention in our affairs. In this case, it has a direct relationship with the events that are unfolding in Guatemala; therefore we will keep an open eye on the events as they unfold for the next 99 days in La Buga, Guatemala.

The mahogany Tree that was chosen to pay tribute and honor to Dr. King on the 4th April 2017 is looking good and healthy. It was forty nine years after the assassination of Dr. King in 1968 that has brought you [Ambassador Todd Robinson] to La Buga Guatemala exactly two years ago today. He wants you to know that he is keeping an open eye on you.

Day-40-Tues.2/5/17-It is 6:35 in the morning and was doing a little reading about The Black Star Line on the internet. Brother Leo from Punta Gorda has been instrumental in the events that are unfolding in front of eyes.

Today, Tuesday 2nd May 2017 is Day-40- on our calendar and the next Day-40 will fall on Sunday 11th June 2017, but between now and 21st July 2017; other “words”, the next fifty days will be like being at sea with no land in sight and limited supplies on board.    

Lately we have been sharing with our readers about the event that unfolded in front of our eyes in the state of California at Loyola University in July 1992. It was then that a group of Garifunas from La Buga, Guatemala got on board a ship that is about to make an emergency landing  in Gangadiwali  sometime around the third week of July 2017.

As we approach twenty five years of wondering around at sea, the time has come for us to make an emergency landing. The piece of art that Brother Leo from Punta Gorda, Belize is working on as we speak is a clear sign for us to find out know who are still on board the ship hopefully when it lands in Gangadiwali, La Buga, Guatemala during the month of July 2017 twenty five years later.   

It is vital for us to inform our readers that we are speaking of a Spiritual Journey that continues today. From our point of view, we are sharing with the readers an interpretation of what the Spiritual Eyes can see.

Au-Le

Lúbara Huya   

Friday, April 14, 2017

Good Friday

Day-20- Wed-12/4/17- It is 10:16 in the morning and it has raining off and on since two in the morning and from our point of view it is a positive sign. A sign like this can be interpreted in so many ways. After two hundred and twenty years of exile the Garifuna Nation around the Globe is saying that we are present.

Here we are today caught in the middle of a global crisis never seen before the sixties between Cuba, the United States and Russia. Today, Nicaragua, the United States and Russia are involved in negotiations that can affect the lives of the Garifuna Nation in Central America. The Northern Triangle negotiation in Central America is slowly taking a different shape which can change the rules to the game.

In this case, we would like the world at large to know that our brothers and sisters in Nicaragua were also on board the same ships that arrived in Central America two hundred and twenty years [220] ago today.

During the next seventy hours the world will be watching the death and the resurrection, the end and the beginning of a new era for the Garifuna Nation in Central America.

Day-22-Fri. 14/4/17-It is 5:37 in the morning and was thinking   about  message one the messages we started sharing with our readers in August  1997, more or less five years after the event that unfolded in front of our eyes at the University of Loyola in the state of California.

Here is a message that we shared with our readers not long ago that goes like this “Duality is a concept that has caught my attention for quite some time now. The fact that it takes two to tangle is a universal concept. I would like to add a little twist to what the scriptures said many years ago. There is a time and a place for everything. My experience in Tela, Honduras on the 4th -8th November 2013 has brought my understanding of who I am as a Garifuna to another level; I am referring to the power of our Spirituality as a Nation.”

Over three years has gone by, but once again destiny combined with time has brought us to this moment for us to take a second look at the flowing message. “I was given the opportunity to say something at the inauguration and closing of an event that will take its rightful place in our history as a Garifuna Nation. I was able to share a few words with the participants. I would like to be honest by saying that I am not a fan of the microphone; however I am willing to say that it has a powerful influence. I was able to listen and observe a diverse group of brothers and sisters that came from the different communities in Central America.

I was able to say on the microphone that “words” can compromise an individual or a group based on what the person or group is saying. I was in Honduras to speak as the President of ONEGUA, but in this case I would like to take it to another level, I would like to take the opportunity to write my open speech. I am choosing the time and place to put this in writing because I would like to stand by what I am putting in writing.

I would like to focus on something I wrote before my trip to Tela, Honduras; I said something to the effect that my trip to Honduras was about the cultivation of a healthier relationship between the physical and the spiritual. I am now convinced more than ever before that our identity is a link between the two; physical and spiritual; I also believe that our identity can take us one step farther and make us stronger.

The workshop in Honduras is about rural development and territorial rights for the Garifuna Nation in Central America. ONEGUA is the organization that is taking a responsibility to represent the Garifuna People in Guatemala. Therefore the role I will play is born from the experience I had in Honduras. It was born from being in the presence of brothers and sisters who understands the value of our identity in a struggle to maintain our Nation. The brothers and sisters from Nicaragua allowed me to understand that we had to take immediate actions there and then.

Time and Place is about a link that is taking place in our communities and the Garifuna Nation; the time has come for us to strengthen the link between brothers and sisters that will take us to another level and make us stronger.

Au-le
Lúbara Huya   

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Forty-nine Years Later


Day-12-Tues.4/4/17- it is 3:34 in the morning and hoping to be in Gangadiwali today to choose the mahogany tree that will manifest the truth in regards to a question we asked the Ambassador of the United States of America, Todd Robinson almost two years ago.

Forty Nine years ago today was a moment that the world stood still and there are people today that still remember what they were doing the moment they heard that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated forty nine years ago today.

Forty Nine Years Later the Garifuna Nation in Guatemala would like the world to know that we will honor the life of Dr. King through the transplanting of the mahogany tree that will be chosen in Gangadiwali today.

To make a long story short, the question we would like to ask again, are there any records in Guatemala or the United States that can prove or not that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visited the Rio Dulce Hotel in Puerto Barrio Guatemala sometime before his date Forty Nine years ago.

Pedro Blanco is my biological father and one of my favorite friends for the past fifteen years. My Dad was eighty nine years old when he made his transition in September of last year. My Dad had the opportunity to visit the United Sates during the time Dr. Martin Luther King was in his struggle on behalf of our Brothers and Sisters in the States. It was how my Dad told me couple years ago, that he also had the chance to meet Dr. Martin Luther King in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala at the Hotel Rio Dulce while my dad was working at the Reception Center.  

Forty Nine years later the Garifuna Nation in Guatemala would like to continue being a part of the Dream that Dr. King had.

On the other hand, it will be a month in four days since the tragedy that took the lives of forty one [41] teenagers at the Hogar Seguro in Guatemala City. We also would like to inform the world that the Garifuna Nation in Guatemala would like to commemorate the lives of each and every one of the teenagers that died because of the fire.

In this case, we would like to transplant forty one mahogany trees in Gangadiwali, La Buga, and Guatemala to commemorate the lives of the teenagers by the second week of May 2017.

July of this year will be twenty five years since a historic event took place at the University of Loyola in California. We have been thinking that it would be nice to find out how many of us are still on board the same ship. The ship we are referring to will make an emergency landing in Gangadiwali between the second and third week of July 2017.

Here we are today Forty Nine Years Later getting ready to be in Gangadiwali to be a part of a legacy that is in the making.

Au-le
Lúbara Huya   

Saturday, February 11, 2017

SWORN MOMENTS


Day-37- Wed-8/2/17- It is 5:39 in the morning and just through reading the sworn statements that were read at our swearing in Zacapa a couple days ago. With just 116 one hundred and sixteen “words,” we can begin to change the course of the Garifuna Nation in Guatemala.

President Donald Trump had his sworn moments last month, during a time that Guatemala is going through one of the most important transitions of its history. During a transition of this nature we would like the world to know that we the Garifuna Nation of Guatemala, Belize and Honduras would like to participate on the negotiation in relation to the Treaty of the Northern Triangle

Treaty of the Northern Triangle from our point of views is more like a context. It is like choosing one word out of one hundred and sixteen words that were used in our sworn statement. 

We would like our actual President Jimmy Morales and his administration to know that the Garifuna Nation in Guatemala will take our sworn moments seriously. We are taking our sworn moments to the Áharis who are instrumental in the Northern Triangle of the Caribbean.
While we were in Gangadiwali on Saturday 4th February 2017, we were literally on the Mountain Top and we could see lands that were promised to the Garifuna People in Guatemala, Belize and Honduras.

Sworn Moments is a concept which will give birth on Day 40, that will unfold in the next seven two hours. We were able to meet Carlos Alberto Sagastume Cervantes in Zacapa, the person whom the President selected for our Sworn Moments. This particular person so far has been the only one that we have shown the book we have been reading about the life of Fidel Castro. We gave him access to open our blog-garifunareality and we believe he is the person with the Spiritual Understanding that we were looking for before Day 40.

Day-38-9/2/17- It is 4:32 in the morning and just got through glancing at a document that is related with the treaty of 1773 between England and The Caribe, which took place almost two hundred and forty four years ago.

The Garifuna people were forced to take an oath two hundred and forty four years and now that we are back on the Table the rule to the game have been changed; the time is now to take a good look at both sides of the situation regarding the Garifuna People in Central America.

In this case, charity should begin at home; Guatemala has been the home for a part of the Garifuna Nation in Central America before its independence. Therefore it has taken one hundred and ninety five years for us to come to this point and time. But to make a long story short, we were thinking about a strategy that Madiba used while he was in prison because the system would not allow him to use more than five hundred words to get his message across.

We are thinking about being on Diriwana’s Table sometime this morning, we hope to sit with the Áharis on Diriwana’s Table in Gangadiwali. The next forty eight hours will be crucial for us as representatives of the Garifuna Nation in Central America.

Day-40-Sat.11/2/17-it is 5:50 in the morning and here we are. First and foremost we want to give thanks and praise to the Most High along with the Spirits of the Trouble Makers. We want to thank and praise the Ancestors of Tomorrow for always been here and want to thank each and every one of you for being a part of a journey like this.

A journey like this is linked with a past that continues today in ways that we have manage to document for quite some time now. In this case, we have managed to share with our readers as the events unfolds, for example it is just beginning to rain as we combined the letters with our finger tips to reveal the message we are about to share with you.

One of the messages that caught our attention is about the context that we are watching every move the actual president is making. So far we have access by face-book to the first national assembly with the actual President Jimmy Morales where the indigenous groups were sworn in for their functions and duties.

We the Garifuna Nation in Guatemala are more than certain that the President of Guatemala used less than one hundred and sixteen words for the sworn statement that will define the role of Brother Luis Marcial and Yours Truly.  From  this point  Day-40 Saturday 11th February 2017 until December 2018 the Garifuna People of Guatemala have a voice and vote in the decision making during a transition that is unfolding in Guatemala as we speak.

Au- Le
Lubara Huya

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

JAR OF MOMENTS


Day-1-Tues. 3/1/17- It is 6:11 in the morning and came to the conclusion that there are moments that should be placed in a jar. The moments we shared yesterday at Gangadiwali and Los Altares in La Buga Guatemala can be like moments in a jar.
From our point of view, Jar of moments is about being PresentThankful and Grateful. In every jar one can find the present and it may be all that one has. Jar of moments is about being thankful for each and every moment .Jar of moments is about being grateful for the time you and I are sharing
Today is Tuesday 3rd January 2017, but on our calendar it is Day-1 and the first Day-40 of 2017 will fall on Saturday, 11th February 2017. Yesterday was the last Day- 40 of the year 2016; therefore on our calendar we are celebrating the first dimension of 40 Days for the year 2017
Day-2 Wed. 4/1/17- It is 4:25 in the morning and here we are Thinking Allowed. Can you imagine a jar with 51,044 “words”?  In this case a jar with more than fifty thousand “words” might take the human mind a while to grasp. We have manage to document a total of 135 pages with more than 51,044 words for the year 2016, which  we hope to share in the form of a book with our readers for our twentieth anniversary on the 16th August 2017. 
Jar of Moments is now a concept of sharing with our readers about a Spiritual journey that began almost twenty years ago. Somehow I have managed to share with our readers some of the most intimate moments of my personal life as Tomas Sanchez since August 16 1997. As we approach two decades of searching and learning, somehow we have manage to find a way
From our point of view Jar of moments is a way the Garifuna People have discovered, it is important for our readers to understand that it is not the only way for us. The moments that are in this particular jar are not the only Garifuna Way of Thinking Allowed.  There are many Garifuna Ways of discovering who we are as a Nation.
The events that have been unfolding in front of our eyes in Guatemala for almost seven years are now in a Jar. The Jar is now in the form of a blog. The blog- garifunareality is now “a voice of the Ancestors of Tomorrow”.
Day-3- Thurs. 5/1/16- It is 6:20 in the morning just got through reading a message we shared with our readers on Monday, 24th October 2016 at 6:02 in the morning and it was revealed to us in the following manner, “The Ancestors of Tomorrow would like the actual President of Guatemala Jimmy Morales to know that between now and the 18th January 2017 will define the future of his administration for the rest of the “way”.
We were in the office of the mayor Miguel Rax yesterday for the first time in 2017. But before that we were in a town board meeting to watch a presentation related to water treatment plants, otherwise a company known by the label of Nu Water is interested in solving the water crisis we have had in La Buga for more than two decades.
In this case, we the Garifuna People of Guatemala have something in Common with the other ethnic groups of Guatemala. Water is life, and therefore we cannot live without it. We have told Miguel Rax in so many words, that if can solve the water crisis in La Buga that we will go above and beyond the call of duty to wash his feet. To wash some ones feet is not an easy concept to grasp however it is easy to understand that if there is no water it won’t happen. 
Day-4- Fri. 6/1/17- It is 6:50 in the morning and was thinking that yesterday was a day of mix emotions. We have been visiting our local Jr. High since the 3rd January 2017 and yesterday we came to the conclusion that there will be some hard- lessons ahead.
A meeting with the parents of the students of the local Jr High in La Buga has been scheduled for Tuesday 10th January 2017 and we are planning to attend. We are also planning to attend a meeting on Sunday 8th January 2017 with the town board members and would like to share our first report for the year 2017. Tomorrow Saturday 7th January 2017 we hope to have our first meeting at Beluba Luba Furendie sometime in the evening. It will be about updates regarding a local radio for the community of La Buga.
Day-8/1/17-It is 5:57 in the morning and it has been raining on and off since yesterday afternoon. We are sharing this message with our readers because we were on our way from Gangadiwali to La Buga when saw the first sign. It is a sign from the past and continues today.
Today we hope to be at our first town board meeting at the head-quarters of ONEGUA at 3:00 in the evening. We hope to include in the agenda our first report for the year 2017. We would very much like to tell our side of the story from the 7th March 2016 till today.
On the other hand we would like to propose an agenda, an Agenda by the Garifuna People of Guatemala. From our point of view, the proposal of a community radio is vital to our struggle. The voice of the Ancestors of Tomorrow is vital to the process.
The meeting between Beluba Luba Furendie and members of a local committee that represents the local radio that was confiscated in La Buga a few years ago, today we can say in so many words that the community of La Buga is still hurting because of the lost of a vital instrument for our struggle as a Garifuna Nation.
Beluba Luba Furendie has a strategic plan in hand for the next four years with two main objectives. First, we need to have a permanent place for the library- Beluba Luba Furendie. Second we need  to have a local radio station for the community of La Buga.
Day-9 Mon.9/1/17- It is 4:30 in the morning and for the most part we have been thinking about the experience we had at the meeting of the board members yesterday at head-quarters of ONEGUA. It was a moment that we will never forget, because it was one of the weakest moments that we have had in a long time, we came to the conclusion that there will always be moments of weakness.
In this case, as Tomas Sanchez one of my weaknesses is the Spanish language for quite some time now, however the experience I had yesterday at the head- quarters of ONEGUA was an incentive to do something about it. I have started reading books in Spanish. , I have started to read about the life of Fidel Castro by Sebastian Balfour. I fell short of my expectations yesterday at the meeting because I was not able to carry the message I had plan to share with the community leaders yesterday. From my point of view it is part of my duty to learn how to get the message across in the Spanish language.
Nevertheless we would like everyone at the meeting yesterday to know that we the Garifuna People of Guatemala would like them to know that we value and respect every effort that each and every one has contributed to make reality one of the objectives that was initiated on the 7th March 2016.
One of the water project directly related with the date previously mentioned started yesterday not far from the ONEGUA head-quarters. The water crisis in La Buga has never been worst than what it is today, however yesterday has given us a spark of hope that we have began to find solutions for the problem that is affecting our community.
The project will have a cost of more or less 1.6 million quetzals which is more than $200,000 dollars. We are still not sure how long it will take for them to complete the project but expectations are high that it can be done before Easter of 2017. The other water project is scheduled to begin en La Pista sometime in July of this year and we hope to keep our readers posted. A meeting with the board members is scheduled for Saturday 14th January 2017 to continue looking for a permanent solution for the water crisis La Buga is having as we speak.
On the other hand, we would like our readers to know that we hope to be at the local Jr. High in La Buga sometime this morning to continue a process that began in the year 2010 and continues today. We would like to complete the final part of a legal process tomorrowTomorrow we hope to make history in La Buga to honor Seño Agusta Blanco Rubios.
I would like our readers to know I have been documenting some of the events that have been unfolding in my personal life since August 16 1997. I manage to call the events Food For Thought. Food for Thought has been like a daily reflection about the events as they happen in our community of La Buga. I have decided to use the plural pronoun “we” because of my personal belief. I am beyond convinced that I am not alone. In so many words, Martin Luther King Jr. has shared with the world that events like these is never a one man show.
Day-10-Tues.10/1/17- It is 5:26 in the morning and just got through reading a letter Fidel Castro wrote to Celia Sanchez on the 5th June 1958. The message has fifty seven “words” and for the next seven days we will pay careful attention to the message that is within the context of fifty seven “words.”
The message in the context of fifty seven words was written in the Spanish language. Not long ago, I was sharing with our readers about one of my limitations as Tomas Sanchez. It was then that I decided that I was going to learn more about the Spanish language at the age of 55.  In this case, here is my first homework; it was a letter that Fidel Castro wrote to Celia Sanchez on the 5th June 1958.
Speaking of paying attention, we heard on the national news yesterday that the future President of the United States will not remove Todd Robinson the actual Ambassador of the United States in Guatemala from his position for the time being. In this case, it calls our attention for many reasons unknown to us at this moment. In this case, we would like to share a message we have  shared with our readers before.
      A Spiritual Vote
 
Sun. 25/10/15- It is 5:28 in the morning and A Spiritual Vote is in the making. The Ancestors of Tomorrow are voting at this precise moment. In this case we are speaking of a Spiritual Vote. We The Garifuna People of Guatemala are the Jews of the Caribbean. Therefore the Garifuna People want the Person who will be the next president of Guatemala to know that we are the Ancestors of Tomorrow and we are voting today.
Our first vote was still a virgin in Guatemala until 2007; however it gave birth to A Spiritual Vote on the 24th October 2015 sometime after two in the evening while we were watching a video. It was an occasion in Esquipulas- Guatemala that caught my attention. In this case, it was the name of Marcos Sanchez Diaz that sparked my imagination. Bro Alfonzo was in the background along with Bencho. The names mentioned are the instruments for this to take place.
We hope to be on Diriwana’s Table today, but first and foremost we want to give Thanks and Praise to the Most High and the Spirits of the Trouble Makers for being here.
The message was clear when one of the representatives of the Catholic Church said that it is important for the World to know that we [GARINAGU] are here and we are not alone.
A Spiritual Vote is about an energy that is beyond the voting that is taking place in Guatemala today. For the most part most people will be down town La Buga to cast their vote. We would like the world to know, that there will also be Spiritual Votes in this election and Table zero is in Gangadiwali.
Therefore allows us to take you along the journey.
Mon. 26/10/15- It is 5:29 in the morning and it has been twenty four hours since we shared this message with you. Sun. 25/10/15- It is 5:28 in the morning and A Spiritual Vote is in the making. The Ancestors of Tomorrow are voting at this precise moment. We The Garifuna People of Guatemala are the Jews of the Caribbean. Therefore we want the Person who will be the next president of Guatemala to know that we are the Ancestors of Tomorrow and we are voting today.
Today Monday 26th October 2015 we already know who that person is but before we continue we want to give thanks and praise to the Most High and the Spirits of the Trouble Makers for always being here. We are so grateful for their intervention in our affairs and we are thankful for your vote. From our point of view it is vital for our elected president to understand this.
On the other hand the first person we had the chance to share with yesterday sometime between 6:30-7:00 in the morning was Dr. Henry Stokes. We were able to exchange ideas about why we had decided for a spiritual vote over a physical one. Dr. Stokes with his humbleness was listening more than speaking. In this case, the Dr. had to stop by his place in Chewecha.
While we [Tom/Lúbara Huya] were on our way to Gangadiwali and during the time we were there for eight hours we came to the conclusion that we are a people chosen by God for a time like this.
The Garifunas are like the Jews, they too are chosen by God. We were exiled from our homeland over 218 years ago. Lately we have been in a Political Storm in Guatemala since April 2015. On the 30th April 2015 Ambassador Todd Robinson was in La Buga and he said then that Guatemala has two faces, from what we heard Ambassador Robinson said on national television last night we hope that we, the Garifuna People of Guatemala can be included.
 
Au- le
Lúbara Huya.  

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Timeless

Day-35- Fri. 18/11/16- It is 6:49 in the morning and just got through reading a message we wrote  a little over twenty four hours  ago. We are writing this because the official invitation for the town board meeting will be held on the 24th November 2016 on the second level of the Muni. In this case, the day that has been set aside to set the seed of education is the   24th November 2016 which is going to be Day-1 on our calendar because Day- 40 is the day before which is the  23rd  November 2016.

The next five days will be like preparing and cultivating the soil. We hope to be at the local Jr. High sometime this morning to sit with Brother Francisco Caballeros the school principal and with Brother Libio Centino the first Garifuna Psychologist in Guatemala and who is also a member of the commission of education that is in formation as we speak.

On the other hand the concept of Timeless is like the germination process, it is like the relationship between the soil and the seed.

Day- 36- Sat. 19/11/16- It is 5:23 in the morning and has been thinking about the way we would like to share the following disappointment with our readers. In this case, our local Jr. High in the community of La Buga was broken into or burglarized the night before.  Among the equipment they stole were the only four computers that were in good condition for the entire establishment.

 From our point of view, what took place at our local Jr. High is worse than the lynching that took place here in La Buga on the 4th October 2016. The people of La Buga were pushed to their limits and   because of that, there was an explosion of emotions that went out of control.

Lately there is a group of rats in La Buga and it is time for us to take a look at who is buying the cheese and who are the owners of the cheese factories.

On the other hand, Beluba Luba Furendie closed their doors yesterday with a golden touch for the school year 2016.  There was a group of at least fifty children under the age of seven blended into one at Beluba Luba Furendie yesterday to say bye to another year.

In this case, we would  the world know that we are grateful for the wonderful touch of kindness Beluba Luba Furendie has brought to the lives of the Children in the Municipality of La Buga. We are beyond grateful to each and every one that has made this a reality in many of the lives of the children in our community.  But for this Wonderful Touch of Kindness to continue BELUBA LUBA FURENDIE have to continue knocking on doors for financial support.

We are a short of our expectations for the coming year 2017, we are not sure as of yet, if Beluba Luba Furendie   can open the doors that were closed yesterday with a golden touch by the children in our community. We believe that this will have to take another Wonderful Touch of Kindness for the Doors of Beluba Luba Furendie to open on the second week of January 017.

Day- 37- Sun. 20/11/16- It is 5:25 in the morning and Day-40 is seventy two hours away. The next three day will give birth to the Commission of Education that is in the making.

It will give birth to a transformation that is taking place with the actual administration of President Jimmy Morales. From what can be seen, there is a stable relationship between the three main components.  In this case, we are saying that there is a stable relationship between the President of the Republic, the Mayor of La Buga and the Garifuna Community at large. 

A town board meeting is scheduled for Thursday 23rd November 2016 and we are on the program to address the petition for the formation of the commission of education for the entire municipality of Livingston.  We [Garinagu] would like to participate and to be a part of a transformation that is taking place. Since April 2015, Guatemala has been going through a transformation and continues today. 

The Government has made it very clear that one of the priorities of his administration is Education. Most of us know that Guatemala has a bad reputation around the word in Education.  Most of us know that La Buga has a bad reputation on a national level. Most of us know that our local Jr. High has a bad reputation.

Our reputation as Guatemalans as far as Education is concern is nothing to be proud of. We have mentioned to Our President and Our Mayor that Our Children deserve the same education that their children are having. Guatemala needs equal opportunities for education.   Most of us understand that it will not be an overnight thing. Transformation is a process and can be Timeless.

Day-38-Mon. 21/11/16- It is 4:38 in the morning and have been romancing some of the dates that have given birth to a moment like this. The concept of romancing a date is about being aware of the moment. The concept of a birthday is like the beginning of self-awareness. When does it begin and where does it end. This is a million dollar question and would like to address it at another place and time.

From our point of view, today is giving birth to a transformation. A Spiritual Transformation is happening as we write. We [Garifuna Nation] are the Jew of the Caribbean and we would like for our readers and the world to know that we are not alone.

Marcos Sanchez Diaz has never abandoned his descendants. Marcos Sanchez Diaz has never failed us; we are the ones who have fallen short of our own expectations. We are expecting to be better Garinagu today than we were yesterday.

Day- 39- Tues. 22/11/16- It is 4:36 in the morning and what a twenty four hours it has been. The past twenty four hours has been some of the most euphoric moments we have had in La Buga in many years. Yesterday was Marcos Sanchez Diaz Day in La Buga and from our point of view it’s like the birth of a new day, a new day in the sense that a transformation is taking place and many of us are aware of it. Many of us are aware that we are the Ancestors of Tomorrow and we are not alone because we believe that there is a continuation. The struggle continues today, but this time we are more aware than before.

It was the 22nd November 2014 that we came from Dangriga with four Mahogany Trees donated to us by Brother Benny.  We hope to be in Gangadiwali sometime this morning to continue a relationship with the four trees that we believe goes beyond the material.

 Therefore it was two years ago that a relationship began with these four trees and continues today but we are more convinced now than ever before that we are on a different level. The concept of having a relationship with the Spirit of a Mahogany Tree is not an easy concept to grasp.

Day-40- Wed. 23/11/16- It is 6:35 in the morning and was thinking that we were on Diriwana’s Table yesterday and could not avoid memorizing  the different stories we have heard over the years  about the Mahogany tree that Diriwana’s Table was eventual constructed from. We have heard from a witness who told us that his uncle Basilio Castillo well known as Diriwana started the relationship with the Mahogany Tree in 1964.

Diriwana lived in Gangadiwali for a significant part of his life and by having a Table made in his honor from a Tree that he was connected to, links us to a continuation that is taking place at this moment. At this moment we are joining forces with the Spirits of the Mahogany Trees. Diriwana’s Table in Gangadiwali will be five years old tomorrow and would like for the readers to know that our prayers have been waiting for this moment.     
  
Today, 23rd November 2016 is Day-40 on our calendar and therefore the next Day-40 will be on 2nd January 2017. Between now and the 1st January 2017 is going to be crucial for us as Garinagu in Guatemala. From our point of view it will be like 40 days and 40 nights in the life of Jesus Christ when he was being temped [tested]. It will be like the 40 days and 40 nights in arc of Noah during rain and storm and it will be like the 40 years in the desert with Moses. 

Au- Le

Lúbara Huya