Sunday, December 28, 2014
Sun. 28/12/14- It is 5:27 in the morning and the word that caught my attention this morning is the concept; time line. We believe that there is a time line that goes with the energy of life. We were able to understand a little bit more from an event that unfolded in front of our eyes in Gangadiwali yesterday.
To make a long story short, it is about a mahogany tree that was transplanted in Gangadiwali in the year 1964. In October of 2009 the tree was put to sleep, it was how the idea was born to have a table to honor the person that had a relationship with the tree for forty five years. If we follow the “time line” one becomes aware that there is a connection with today.
We may not know what tomorrow may bring, however today we would like to invite you into the time line. Today we have a table in Gangadiwali at the Attention Center in honor of Basilio Castillo well known in the community as Don Chilo. Don Chilo was guided by our Ancestors to continue the mission in Gangadiwali.
I was told by my grandmother who made her transition at the age of ninety one, who was Don Chilo’s sister in law for many years that the name Diriwana came by way of a medium and she does not know exactly what it means. Many of us that are aware of our spirituality in the Garifuna communities know that Diriwana is a respected Sprit. We have named the table as Lidabula Diriwana [Diriwana’s Table] since November 2011. We believe that whenever we sit around the table of Diriwana; we are also sitting with the Ancestors that brought him there; because we also believe that they are the same Ancestors who have us there today.
It was the 18th December 2014, a day that will mark the “time line” for us in Gangadiwali. It was on Diriwana’s table that we began to understand that we are the Ancestors of tomorrow. In this case “we” meaning you and I are the ancestors of tomorrow. It means that every thought, every word, and every action is a part of this time line.