Saturday, September 24, 2016

Political Faith, Part II

Day-15- Mon. 19/9/16- It is 6:45 in the morning and coming to terms that yesterday was nine months since the Ancestors of Tomorrow were in Gangadiwali. It was nine months yesterday since we were able to share our story with a brother who happens to be a Jew.  We told him then and today we would like to continue to believe that we are also a chosen People, we the Garifuna Nation are the Jews of the Caribbean.

The number nine also has a spiritual meaning in our Spirituality. What makes sense to us in this case is the number nine. In most cases, it takes a human being nine months before its birth. In our Garifuna culture it takes nine days for the spirit of the dead to move on. If we multiply nine times forty it is three hundred and sixty, which is a complete cycle.

We are looking forward towards tomorrow which is Day- 16 on our calendar; however the day that will make a difference is Day- 17 which will fall on Wednesday 21st September 2016.

Day-16- Tues. 20/9/16- It is 6:12 in the morning and just got through an experience that could set the stage for the retreat we are planning for today in Gangadiwali. The concept of a retreat in Gangadiwali today has been in the making for fifty four years.

But before we leave to Gangadiwali this morning, we would like to give Thanks and Praise in Advance to the Most High along with the Spirits of the Trouble Makers and the Ancestors of Tomorrow for their interventions in our affairs.

In this case, The Thanks In Advance concept is about accepting the outcome.  The outcome of today and tomorrow in many cases is not under our control and therefore it is like taking a leap of faith.
Day-19- Fri- 23/9/16- It is 4:08 in the morning and it has been raining for the most part of the night. In this case, we would like to share with you some of the events that have been unfolding in front of our eyes for the past three days.

A group of us, numbering ten, were in at Gangadiwali for a retreat on the 20th September 2016, in this case everyone agreed that it was a positive experience and would like to continue sharing occasions and experiences like that.

In this case, it was a retreat for us because of the nature of the celebration. To begin with, we were in Gangadiwali to be with the Ancestors of Tomorrow and the Spirits of the Trouble Makers.

The concept of Ancestors of Tomorrow was revealed to us on the 18th December 2015 in Gangadiwali. Since then we have remained consistent with the idea that it is a concept that starts from within.  It is a way of life.  In this case, we know where we came from and we know where we are going.

The concept of Trouble Makers are Spirits [Ancestors] that have lived their lives with examples. Madiba [Nelson Mandela] is an example of a Trouble Maker; Jesus Christ is a very good example of a Trouble Maker. Our example of a Trouble Maker for the Garifuna Nation in Guatemala is Marcos Sanchez Diaz.

On the other hand, yesterday will remain a part of a journey that was revealed by William T. Brigham-The Land of the Quetzal “The Government determined to develop these lands,-which have hitherto been left to the solitude of their forests and the occasional intrusion of the mahogany- cutter- and in 1882 declared Livingston a free port including in its territory a large triangular part of the eastern coast”.

We were in a meeting with the town leaders of La Buga yesterday at the head-quarters of ONEGUA. We told them to keep three dates in mind during the present administration- to begin with 1882, August 31st 2016 and the 22nd September 2016.

It is a journey that has taken one hundred and thirty four years and continues today. The concept that La Buga is a Free Port is like a double edge sword, be that as it may, we would like to world to know that Marcos Sanchez Diaz is still around and he is with us.

Au- Le
Lúbara Huya 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Hard Lessons

Day- 3- Wed. 7/9/16- It is 6:17 in the morning and would like to share with you what unfolded in front our eyes yesterday, what caught our attention was the sight of a small water melon about a couple days old in the first nursery in Gangadiwali in forty years.The nursery is a symbol related with the 23rd July 2008 when a group of brother numbering twenty two took a water melon for and offering to the ancestors not far from the same area where the nursery is  located today.

Day-5- Fri. 9/9/16- It is 4:52 in the morning and we are beginning Day- 5 and we need to be in tune for a day like this . To begin with, we have heard through the grape vine that Lucia Arriola and Pedro Barán of the Ministerio Publico [M.P.] have canceled the meeting they scheduled with the Garifuna People in La Buga for today. In this case, we believe that everything happens for a reason, therefore we will make it  our duty to find out what is really going on and we hope  provide the updates as they unfold in front of our eyes.

On the other hand, we were without electricity for about eleven hours yesterday; it has been the longest period since the committee for electricity was created about a month ago.

Speaking about being in tune today reminds us of an experienced we had at the local bank a couple days ago. We have to always be aware that negatives forces will intervene but the common good most always prevail. We have to be aware that there are good seeds but never to forget that there are bad ones too.

Day- 6Sat. 10/9/16- It is 6:13 in the morning and thinking that hard lessons is a part of life. Yesterday was Day- 5 and after a few years of observations, from our point of view, it looks like Day- 5 are often hard lessons related with the calendar that we have been sharing with you for quite some time now. One that calls our attention was the day our Temple was destroyed in Barranco, Belize  a few years ago.

Another Day- 5 that will mark a start from the bottom- up was yesterday. The lesson from yesterday was one of the hardest lessons we have had in the past fifteen years in La Buga therefore it is obvious that it does not happen often. A hard lesson is when you have to accept the truth and then start again.

Now Day-10 is always a day we look forward to because the lesson that one learns on Day-5 give hope beyond human understanding. The Audacity of Hope has allowed us to understand the role of our Brother BiBi [Epifnio Nery]. The role he played in Barrio Nevago in La Buga fifteen years ago.

We were in Luba Awanseruni in Nevago yesterday, but before that we were at the local Jr. High in our community. The experience we had at both places was like a double dose of the hard lessons of life.

The COCODE in Barrio Nevago of La Buga is now inactive because the Garifuna Community in that neighborhood is not participating in the political process. The hard lesson here is that we cannot allow the service of our brother BiBi to go in vain. 

The visit at the local high school yesterday was like being between a hard place and a rock. We are more convince this morning, that the hard lesson we learned with a Garifuna Teacher yesterday at the local Jr. High School was like being at the bottom but in this case, with nowhere else to go, but up.  

Au- le
Lúbara Huya             

Friday, September 2, 2016

Political Faith

Day- 35- Tues. 30/8/16- It is 4:22 in the morning and we can hear the crowing of our rooster in the background. We have not had a feeling like this in a long time. It is a feeling deeply rooted that everything is going to be alright, even though it might not appear like it from the naked eyes. From our point of view, we can feel and see from the eyes of the actual President of the United States. In this case, we would like to share an excerpt from the Audacity of Hope. “- it’s impossible not to feel at some level as if you have been personally repudiated  by the entire community, that you don’t quite  have what it takes, and everywhere you go the word  “loser” is flashing through people’s minds . They’re the sort of feelings that most people haven’t experienced since high school.”

Day-36- Wed. 31/8/16- It is 4:18 in the morning and would like to begin with correcting our mistakes, in this case, referring to the date that the M. P.[Ministerio Publico]  was at the Villa Caribe Hotel in La Buga on Tuesday 23rd 2016, and not on  Tuesday 28th August 2016 because it does not exist and at this moment  would like to correct our mistake by confirming that the date was Tuesday,  August 23rd 2016.

For this to make sense, it has been confirmed yesterday that Brother Rudy Ramirez is now the first Garifuna Governor of Izabal. The Garifuna Nation in Guatemala is honored to be included in a political process of this nature and in a time like this.

 It was a week yesterday since two representatives of Sister Thelma Aldana of Guatemala were in La Buga and plans to return on the 9th September 2016. An agreement was reached between the Judicial System [M.P.] of Guatemala and Garifuna People to meet again on the 9th September 2016.

In this case, we are on our way to Gangadiwali this morning specially to give Thanks and Praise in advance to the Most High and the Spirits of the Trouble Makers for their intervention in our affairs.
Day-37- Thurs. 1/9/16- It is 7:01 in the morning and would like to share with you that we had a Thanks Giving Dinner on Diriwana’s Table yesterday. In this case, it has nothing to do with a turkey.
From our point of view it was about being at the right place and at the right time. Sometimes in life the events that are not planed, are the ones that can take your breath away. We had a buffet set on Diriwana’s Table to honor our Ancestors yesterday. To make a long story short, Brother Fermin is back in La Buga. He was in the U.S. a few days for the graduation of his son as a lawyer.

Being in Gangadiwali yesterday is the manifestation of a vision that started over a century ago and still in the making today. The meal we had on Diriwana’s Table yesterday is a symbol of our Thanks in Advance.

On the other hand, we would like to be realistic about the situation at hand. The political climate for the Garifuna People in Guatemala has taken a leap of faith. It is now a Political Faith in the making; this is when the two forces come together as one. This has nothing to do with religion and has nothing to do with a turkey.

Political Fate is unpredictable; two perfect example of political fate is Jimmy Morales of Guatemala and Donald Trump of the United States. We remember the day when we first saw Jimmy Morales doing his campaign in La Buga, after listening for a few minutes we came to the conclusion that he believes in himself  but in many cases to come, it will not be enough. Sometimes it depends on the belief you have in someone else.

Donald Trump on the other hand is in Mexico to visit the President so they can talk  about the walls that Mexico will pay. Donald Trump is using Political Fate, but it will not be enough. The sad thing with Donald Trump is that he does not believe in no one but himself.

President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala has chosen a Brother to be the first Garifuna Governor in its history. In this case, President Jimmy Morales is building a relationship with the Garifuna Nation in Guatemala.

Political Faith is a concept that is hard to grasp and therefore may take a while for us to understand, be that as it may, we will share with you as the events unfold in front of eyes.

Day-38- Fri- 2/9/2016- It is 4:22 in the morning and was thinking about a phrase that started to have a life of its own nineteen years ago. A life of fate combined with destiny came alive on the 16th August 1997, and just recently began a transformation.  

We have lived a life of fate verses a life of faith for the past nineteen years. It has been a life of trials and tribulations to establish truth. From our point of view, it is how we are learning the difference between Political Fate and Political Faith.  The concept between Political Fate and Political Faith are two different ways of living. We came to this conclusion based on the events that are unfolding in front of eyes.

Destiny combined with Faith has brought us to this point and time. The Garifuna People of Guatemala are now living a life of Political Faith. The next forty eight hours will give us a glimpse into future.

Au- Le

Lúbara Huya     

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Noble Peace Prize

Day- 30- Thurs. 25/8/16- It is 4:42 in the morning and the “words” that caught our attention for the moment is The Noble Peace Prize. We are aware that it is not the first time that we will mention the name Thelma Aldana of Guatemala.

Here is an excerpt from WORD, which we shared with our readers on the 8th February 2016, “Mon. 8/2/16- It is 4:31 in the morning and has been searching for the right “words” to fit the occasion.
You see, just a few days ago, while we were watching a talk show, it was mentioned that Thelma Aldana of Guatemala, can be a possible candidate for The Nobel Peace Prize.

On the other hand, we just to through reading Dr. Martin Luther King’s discourse in Oslo in 1964 when he received the Nobel Peace Prize. Here is what caught our attention, “I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education, and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.”-The Autobiography of Marin Luther King Jr. - By Clayborne Carson.   

Before we continue, we would like to thank The Most High and the Spirits of the Trouble Makers in advance for their intervention in our affairs. We want to thank you for sharing your time with us.
Back to the moment that caught our attention this morning, in this case, we would like to share this moment with you in three parts. The first part took place at the Villa Caribe Hotel in La Buga on Tuesday 28th 2016. The meeting was with the institution that Sister Thelma Aldana of Guatemala is in charge of today. Her representatives were in La Buga last Tuesday speaking of wanting a better and stronger relationship with the Garifuna People of Guatemala. Therefore an agreement was reached for us to organize a structure urgently for the 9th September 2016.

The second part is about today, where do we stand on judicial issues regarding the Garifuna People of Guatemala. In this case, we have spoken in many occasions about the need of a Political Figure for the Garifuna People of Guatemala.

The third part should be about creating a political figure that an institution like the judicial systems of Guatemala will respect. It is vital for us, the Garifuna People of Guatemala to participate in the legal process.

Speaking of a legal process, we hope to be at the seventh COMUDE meeting in a row at the head- quarters of ONEGUA sometime this morning. It should be known that this is the first time in the history of La Buga that something like this has taken place.  In this case, we hope to provide the updates as they unfold in front of our eyes.

Lúbara Huya

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Labor Pain

Day- 18- 13/8/16- It is 6:07 in the morning and it has been twenty four hours since the labor pain began and now we have seventy two hours to go. In the meantime we were playing around with some numbers, for example Day- 21 will fall on the 16th August 2016. The 16th August was a day that was set aside almost nineteen years ago.

Day- 19- Sun. 14/8/16- It is 5:33 in the evening and have decided not to wait another twelve hours before we share what unfolded in front of our eyes yesterday.

From our point of view yesterday was marked by these words, “The concept of the Seeds that was revealed to us on the 21st June 2016, by way of the Spirit of Sister Myrna Mack. We were at the office of AVANSO to receive the Seeds that Sister Myrna Mack was talking about and yesterday it became a fragile plant that is a day old today.

We hope to care and provide everything this plant will need. To be honest with you, we have no idea of how long it will take for her to bear fruits.”

What took place at the head-quarters of Beluba Luba Furendie yesterday sometime between 10:30 and 12:30 has shaped the role Tomas Sanchez will play if there is a future for the project between PNUD, AVANSCO and Beluba Luba Furendie?

I would like the key players to know that Tomas Sanchez have decided to step aside, because I am not sure if I am on the same page with my colleagues. Opportunities like this in particular will allow me to take a better look at the situation from the inside and out.    
On the other hand we believe that Beluba Luba Furendie comes close to the Seeds that Sister Myrna Mack has been revealing to us. Beluba Luba Furendie is a like a nursery. It is a place where we are taking care of the seeds of La Buga.

Day-20- Mon. 15/8/16- It is 3:10 in the morning and just got through reading a message that Brother Obama shared with us through the Audacity of Hope, “According to this view, the Founding Fathers and the original ratifies have told us how to think but are no longer around to tell us what to think. We are on our own, and have only our reason and judgment to rely on.”

If we had stayed in bed a little longer this morning maybe we would have missed the concept of a message like this in a time like this. The labor pain we have been writing about for the past three days as not eased.

The leader of one of the most powerful unions in the country of Guatemala by the name of Joviel Acevedo has said on VEA Canal, a prestigious public channel in Guatemala, that the teachers will continue the strike until President Jimmy Morales signs.

What calls our attention in this case, is that both sides are talking about the important role of the parents. A role that the parents of children in the public schools of Guatemala can play  in the decision making, but as far as we know, neither side has invited us to the round table. We would like both sides to know that we are ready to sit on the same table with them.

We would like the parents of the children in the public schools of Guatemala to have a voice and a vote in the decision making as far as their education is concern. We the Garifuna Parents of the children in the public schools that lives  in our community to get ready to participate in the decision making as far as the education of our children is concern.

In this case, we would like to know, what are the possibilities for us to be invited by Vea Canal to give our side of the story?

We would like the People of Guatemala to know that the future of Guatemala depends on the quality of the education. The future of our Children will be measured by the quality of the education they are receiving now.

Day-21- Tues. 16/8/16- It is 6:18 in the morning and wondering if some-day you and I can look back at this date nineteen years from today. Those of us that is taking life one day at a time and living every moment like if it is the last, may think that it will an eternity.

For example most of our children in Public Schools in La Buga are not in class today, however this has been going on for more than fifteen years that we know of. Are we going to allow for this to happen for another fifteen years?

The concept of Labor Pain is about the painful transition that our country of Guatemala is going through. It is painful to see the future of our country on the brinks of a system that has collapsed and from our point of view we have no choice but to choose common good.

Labor Pain can give birth to Common Good in more ways than what we can ever imagine. We would like to give you our Word that we will share with you as the events unfold in front of our eyes.  


Lúbara Huya  

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Common Good, Part III

Day-5- Sun. 31/7/16- It is 5:03 in the morning and just came across the word “filibuster,” while reading The Audacity of Hope- by Brother Barack Obama. Today is Day-5 on our calendar, on the other calendar; the month of July has five weekends this year, meaning five Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. An event like this can take centuries to unfold; it is definitely a blessing to be here.

It is a blessing to share a moment like this with you, and we hope that the “Words” or Seeds” will find the right soil to germinate. In this case, what called our attention this morning is the concept of Two Words that we have been using for quite some time now, “Common Good.”

It will be twenty years on the 16th August 2016 since we have been using words to share. From our point of view, “to share” with words is not an easy concept to grasp, and could be the main reason why we are still trying today.

Today however; is a day that was set aside for this to unfold. We believe that “Common Good” begins with a strong foundation in Education. The Educational System in Guatemala has failed us in more ways than one. Our children in the public schools of La Buga have not completed a calendar of 180 days of classes in fifteen years. In so many “words” our children have not had a complete year of classes that we know of since 2001.

At the COMUDE meeting that was held at the head-quarters of ONEGUA on Thursday 28th July 2016 we were able to express our disappointment at the system and the teachers who are supporting it.

If a teacher is not in his or her classroom in La Buga by Tuesday August 2nd 2016, the world will know that she has failed our children and she has failed us. Most Teachers in La Buga are taking advantage of the situation by blaming the system. Some teachers are teaching at the private schools and promoting that private education is better. Some Teachers are sending their children to private schools while they are supporting the strike against public education.

We said at the COMUDE meeting in La Buga on July 28th 2016 that “Education” is an integral part of the Common Good.  Education is the nutrition of our future.

Au le

Lúbara Huya    

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Words are Seeds

Day-31- Sun. 17/7/16- It is 4:42 in the morning and getting ready to be in Rio Dulce- Livingston, Guatemala somewhere around the bridge that looks like a monument. The concept of a monument is provoking a sensation that we are looking forward to. Brother Leo has been in La Buga since Friday 15th July 2016. The first time we met Brother Leo was in December 2004 along with Brother Luther and Brother Gaborone. Therefore it has taken eleven years for this to unfold.

Day-32- 18/7/16- It is 7:59 in the morning and words are seeds is in the making. It was the 21st June 2016 since the word seeds was revealed to us by Sister Myrna Elizabeth Mack Chang. Yesterday the 17th July 2016, we received the miracle seeds in our hands in Rio Dulce at a nursery called Frutas Del Mundo, where we met Brother Dwight. It was at the home of another Brother who is now a part of the congress for the department of Izabal Guatemala.

It was at the home of the brother who is now in congress that we began to understand that the seeds Sister Myrna is talking about are our children across borders. The first set of seeds came from his home but we know from the bottom of our hearts that it is a visit we will never forget.

While we were visiting Brother Dwight at his home, which is a unique nursery we came across the sensation that we had spoken about before our departure. The words became a sweet flavor and can transform sour into sweet in the moment of a heartbeat.

When we give somebody our word, it likes giving them a seed. Jesus Christ once told us a story about some seeds he had given to a few farmers; it is interesting that we still have the same choice today.
When we receive a word from somebody, we have the choice to do the same with a seed. The seeds we received in Rio Dulce yesterday are on their way to Gangadiwali and some will make their way to Punta Gorda and soon across borders


Lúbara Huya

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Center of Attention

Day- 19- Tues. 5/7/16- It is 5:57 in the morning and Center of Attention is in the making with a message from Myrna Elizabeth Mack Chang: - sunrise was the year 1949 and sunset was 1990.

“Chispa de luz en la oscuridad, desbordante, testigo del hambre, la extrema pobreza, la desnutrición, voz de dignidad frente la impunidad y la injusticia. 
Maestra y ciudadana consciente- Lucha y esperanza
Aspiramos a ser consecuentes con las semillas que nos heredó”

Day-20- Wed.  6/7/16- It is 5:53 in the morning and the light is showing us that we are twenty days away from Day- 40; therefore we are in the center, right in the middle, so far it has taken us twenty days and we have twenty to go.

From our point of view, “Center of attention is one of those concepts that are not easy to grasp, it is difficult to find “words” to describe a Spiritual Adventure. We first started using the concept when the construction of what we call today the Center of Attention. The Center of Attention today is in Gangadiwali it is where Diriwana’s Table is located for the past four years.”

Day- 22- Fri. 8/7/16- It is 6:26 in the morning and has been meditating about a particular part of a message that was revealed to us by the spirit of Myrna Mack on the 21st June 2016. We were in Gangadiwali yesterday to receive the “seeds” that Myrna Mack is revealing to us.

Day- 23- Sat. 9/7/16- It is 6:18 in the morning and just got through glancing at a document in the form of a project called ICHARI GANGADIWALI. Brother Ivan’s intervention has been vital in this process for more than eight years and continues today.

It will be eight years since our return to Gangadiwali on July 23rd 2016 and today we can say that the “seeds” are ready. The seeds are ready for Day-40 on the 26th July 2016.

Day- 24- Sun. 10/7/16- It is 6:29 in the morning and just got through reading Two Faces. The concept of two faces was born from a statement made by Brother Todd Robinson on the 30th April 2015 at the head quarters of ONEGUA.

The message has more or less 1,351 words and each one can compromise what a group or a person is saying. In this case, in the past you would not find the word “Brother” in front of the name of Ambassador Todd Robinson of the United States.

Today has been set aside to let the world know that the dream of Martin Luther King for the Garifuna Nation in Guatemala is still alive because of “Brothers” like you. Today we can tell the world that you are our Brother and the Spirits of the Trouble Makers and Our Ancestor will always be with you.

The concept of Center of Attention is not an easy concept to grasp. It has taken us eight years to be here today. The eight years we are referring began in July 2008 and on the 30th April 2015 you became a part of it. Since April of 2015 Guatemala became a Center of Attention.

The concept of Center of Attention from our point of view at this moment is about understanding our call.

Au- Le

Lúbara Huya

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Light And Darkness

Day-15- Fri. 1/7/16- It is 6:24 in the morning, because of what unfolded in front of our eyes yesterday in La Guairá, next to Gangadiwali, is the main reason why we are sharing this message with you today.

Day-17 – Sun. 3/7/16- It is 5:52 in the morning,  Light and Darkness is in the making.  The past seventy hours has been like another world for us, it has taught us the difference between day and night and between light and darkness.

Duality is a concept that we first started sharing with our readers from an experience we had in Tela Honduras from November 4th - November 8th 2013.  What took place in La Guaira and Gangadiwali on Thursday June 30th 2016 and what took place at Bro Fermin’s home on Friday July 1st 2016 is like light and darkness.

Before we continue first we would like to give and thanks and praise to the Most High and the Spirits of the Trouble Makers for their intervention in our affairs. We want to thank you for being here; In this case we would like to share a message with you that we will take us back to Tele Honduras ,November 4th November 2013.

“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”.

Tomorrow will be two years and eight months since the experience we are writing about took place. We have learned that the concept of duality is a way of life. We believe that it is not a concept we can measure in terms of what comes first, whether it is the egg or the hen. We believe that it is one and the same.

We acknowledge that there are two forces that repels and sometimes it may look to naked eyes like they are fighting against each other. There was a side of me that unfolded at Fermin’s home that has brought us to this moment.

There have been many dark moments in my life and one of them was Friday 1st 2016. I realized that I am responsible for the darkness that took place and will give my word that darkness will not prevail.

The light has allowed me to see the darkness that I have created in the eyes of Brother Fafa and other against me. I am responsible one hundred percent for the darkness he had seen in me. 

This much we will put in writing; we will never again speak of separation, if unity is what we are looking for.  This search could have its roots in California in the year 1992; it was an occasion that the Garifuna Nation came together.

So far, this particular journey has taken twenty four years; Bencho, Brother Fermin and I were at that occasion in Los Angles California in 1992. Last Friday Bencho and I were at Brother Fermi’s home along with Bro Mariano, Bro. Fafa and Bro. David .  I would like to apologize to these brothers. I am giving them my word that I will never again speak from the dark side of me.

On the other hand tomorrow will be another day; it will be like the birth of a new beginning. Bro Fermin was born on a day like tomorrow. The fourth of July was set aside many years ago.

The concept of a calendar caught our attention from Pildorita 60 Cuando Comienza el Año Nuevo Garifuna  by Brother Salvador Suazo.

In this case, by our calendar, tomorrow will be Day-18. Day-18 on our calendar has always been a mystic day. Therefore Brother Fermin was born on a Mystic Day and we would like to wish him a Mystical Birthday.

Au- Le
Lúbara Huya

Monday, June 27, 2016

Expectation and Attention

Day-7- Thurs. 23/6/16- It is 6:43 in the morning and it has been five days since we joined expectation and attention together. We were in Guatemala City a couple days ago; to be honest with you at this moment we cannot give you an exact date about our last visit to the capital however the trip that took place on the 21st June 2016 will never be forgotten.

To join expectation and attention together brought us to a moment like this, but it does not stop here. It has been six years since a relationship between the Garifuna People of Guatemala and a branch of the United Nation began here in La Buga and still continues today.

In this case, the relationship has taken different forms and routes and now we are trying to create another figure. Beluba Luba Furendie has been playing the role of a committee in our community for more than eight years and continues to struggle to meet some of the needs of the communities in our municipality.

 The role of a committee within the legal system of Guatemala is not enough for us to continue the struggle. It was how Beluba Luba Furendie came in contact with AVANSCO [Asociación para el Avance de las Ciencias Sociales en Guatemala] by way of Brother Ivan Jamett in 2014 and in October 2015 the relationship between Beluba Luba Furendie, PNUD, and AVANSCO became a project.

The past eight months has been a learning process and continues today however the visit to Guatemala on Tuesday 21st June 2016 will not be forgotten for many reasons. From our point of view the meeting between us was like a little light at the end of the tunnel.

Day-9- Sat.  25/6/16- It is 6:55 in the morning and just got through reading A Spiritual Vote which we share with you on the 25th October 2015.  A month from today which will be the 25th July 2016 is Day 39.  Day 40 is on July 26th 2016 a month from tomorrow.

Tomorrow will be Day-10 and it falls on the 26th June 2016, and for the most part the world will be watching the expansion of the Panamá Chanel. It is a project that has taken nine years with more than 40,000 workers and predictions are being made for the next hundred years. It is our prediction that someday products of the Garifuna Nation will be crossing the Panamá Channel also. 

Tomorrow is Day-10 on our calendar and we hope to share with you as the events unfold.
Day-11- Mon. 27/6/16- It is 6:56 in the morning, and feeling a “sense” that we have not experienced before. It started yesterday on our way to Gangadiwali and has prevailed to this moment.

While we were in Gangadiwali yesterday, the events that unfolded in front of our eyes proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Gangadiwali was chosen for the “redemption”of the Garifuna Nation in the Americas.

What took place on Diriwana’s Table yesterday comes close to what Booker T. Washington was talking about.  The “bucket” that Booker T. was talking about is now in Gangadiwali for the Garifuna Nation in the Americas.

Au- Le

Lúbara Huya