Date: December 15, 2020Author: dellab0 Comments— Edit

Photo taken in Mexico … we are sending our best to everyone for Summer Solstice as we started our what we call Gypsy Caravan journey for one year April 1 2023. In Puerto Vallarta we saw the Fire- Water show and in Los Ayala Gloria Arroyo dance for our Topia “Star Galaxy World”.

Below Many Faces – One Heart! First conceptualized in 2020.

In thinking of this time in the transition of Summer Solstice  on June 21st  having dreams of people (Faces) of many cultures of the world  Contemplated the last few days my drawing of the Dragon Ley Lines done in previous years and how certain places are considered the Chakras of the Earth. My drawing was inspired by Robert Coon’s work on the Chakras The dreams of Dancing were of various places where we have done storytelling, performances of my books that have taken place in all over the world and dances we saw at the World Island Festival in Jeju. All sharing love with the world. Dale Bertrand has documented this process over decades so I have collected photos previously and put them on the Ley Line map I drew. All sharing love with the world.

First I thought of the North American Root Chakra and the first project we did at Wandering Spirit School in Toronto with Vern Harper and Pauline Shirt. Also of the various performances of Dodoland in New York which continued for seven years. In going further along the Male Dragon Ley Line and to the Navel Chakra thought of the Pyramids in Mexico and work done in Mexico (started a children program at a Canadian school) and where I took Dance classes and mentored with Gloria Arroyo – she came this time to Los Ayala and did a dance for our Topia world in May2023 . 

We have visited on previous trips to Mexicaltitlan which is on the chakra drawing. The New York Theatre group Imaginations Unlimited took Dodoland to Guatemala for an event for teachers who taught challenged children. The group performed and had workshops including using art and dance to teach.  Also reminded in going along the map to Peru of a group Art Show in Cuzco Peru. Peru is one of the crossing points between the Male and Female Dragon Ley Lines as is Bali. Of course, we have fond memories of Made Sidia’s work in Bali with us and his own Dance School Paripurna performances. We have plans to work with him again in 2023. The Male Dragon Ley line moves up to Korea and this is where we participated as Canadian representatives in the World Festival of Island Cultures. Here we saw 27 islands dance and have included Dale’s photo on this map of some of the dancers. The last spot of the Male Dragon Ley Line and the Throat Chakra is Japan and we have had the good fortune to see the story Magical Earth Secrets performed there for seven years. There has also been a performance of Miracle Galaxy here in May 2023. Thanks to all the Producers and Dancers as they have put so much love into it. Ruu Ruu costumes were incredible.

Miracle Galaxy in Japan … May 2023 – photo Rita Idehara
Next I traveled in my memories along the Female Dragon Ley Line from Easter Island (which we saw the dancers at the World Festival in Korea) , back to Titikaka and up to the Stone Monoliths (Celtic) and Glastonbury which embodies the Heart Chakra which we visited when working – storytelling in England. At this time we also visited Holland and did a Create your own Healing Story workshop with Marijke Sluitjer. I had gone earlier to Sweden and children storytold Magical Earth Secrets there at the Globetree Event. The Female Dragon line goes further to Kailash which represents the Crown Chakra and here I thought of the time when in India and writing and painting Journey to a Lotus, met our Tibetan Bead Mentor who loved to dress us up into Tibetan traditional costumes. Richard Coon in his writing says the Third Eye can be anywhere where the consciousness of people is raised. When traveling further along with the Female Dragon Ley Line my thoughts were on the World Island Festival in Korea again as we saw various groups dance there that are on the Female Dragon Ley Line such as parts of Mongolia, India, Papua New Guinea and Scotland. At the end of the Female Dragon Ley Line is New Zealand on the Navel Chakra and I remembered vividly the Maori dance at the Jeju World Island Festival

So while in Mexico I want to share a post done earlier on dancing but it is again the people (faces) sharing  MANY FACES -ONE HEART.  We are all one in the world . This is what my dreams are telling me. Let’s keep our heart chakras open ! In 2023 I have made a Stone mandala medicine wheel on my Mesa and each day put out good thoughts for gratitude, peace, kindness, and divine light to all MANY FACES – ONE HEART.

Della and Gloria Arroyo at Vista Guayabitos 2023

Della Burford ‘s portable Peruvian Mesa with Stone Mandala for Summer Solstice.

This photo was taken of mountains – at Parksville before leaving Canada.
The power
of the mountains (Apu) are
felt when I meditate —
To name just a few – Mountains on Vancouver Island, also the Rockies, Mt. Shasta, Snowden,
Carn Fader, Kailash, The Himalayas, Holy Mountain, Mt Fuji, and the Andes.

Thanks, and love to all on Solstice!