Up and up he went until finally, he became the sun.

Once there was a beautiful boy who dedicated himself to sharing the pure loving thoughts that poured eloquently from him through his birdsong voice. Everyone who met him was so happy and felt so touched by his words. He walked, and walked, and talked and talked, until one day he stopped. It occurred to him that what he was sharing would never be enough. No language could adequately express what he felt in his heart. In that moment, in that revelation, he closed his eyes, and began to rise upward. Up and up he went until finally, he became the sun. Since that day, he hasn’t spoken, he only reflects what he is.

Teyuna Fable

The mamos say, become like the sun. Reflect what you want for Earth, for Mother Nature. Reflect your offering to the world. Get to know your own essence, the self-luminous quality of your inner-sun. Be courageous and know that the support of the mamos and the support of the Mother is always with you. You are held. You are loved. You are love.

For the mamos, spirituality is a lifestyle and something embodied. It is not something they do; it’s who they are. There is nothing to strive for. Nowhere to go.

The mamos fear that spirituality is being romanticized. They warn it’s irresponsible to think that spirituality is a path that leads somewhere because thinking so keeps us from doing the good we are already capable of doing. It keeps us from being of service to The Mother, ignoring our natural, reciprocal agreement.

The mamos say consciousness has already risen. It’s our job to balance it by participating in it with our whole being. The essence of pagamento is recognition of service by presence. It’s our ability to give back by participating in the flow of harmony.

They ask us to support the world from a space of inner-knowing, a space of harmonious expression and effortless reflection. They ask us to make an energetic contribution to the planet. It’s our responsibility to do so, now, simply and innocently.

We need to access that space in the heart in order to be able to listen to Nature and Mother Earth.

Mamo Senchina, Black Hills, South Dakota, summer 2018

As we enjoy the last hours of the 2018, we at the Teyuna Foundation are grateful for the harmony the mamos brought to North America. We’re grateful for the life-long friends made on the summer tour. We’re grateful for the service and generosity of countless people who gave with all their hearts. We’re grateful that a year ago at this time we were in the Sierra celebrating Solstice. We’re grateful that in September of 2017, we did pagamento at the Pacific Ocean, and in the summer and fall of this year we dove deeper into the element of water, of flow, the element proven to have intelligence and carry memory. The mamos performed their sacred service in marshes, at headwaters, in rivers, lakes and ponds; and at springs and in waterfalls, and finally at the Atlantic ocean. And it rained. It rained everywhere we went, even in the high desert. We’re grateful that we were able to liberate several sacred sites and portions of the Gaira and Besotes rivers so that they were not damned, were grateful to Manitou for raising the money to liberate critical sacred sites in the Sierra that will not only protect the Linea Negra, the sacred boundary line that surrounds the mountain, but will protect by pagamento many sacred sites on the planet from the Sierra remotely. We’re grateful that Mamo Rodrigo can walk on two legs again. We’re grateful to Ramble Pictures for their beautiful work, We’re grateful for our team, our family and our friends, without whom this would just be an idea. We’re grateful to the mamos for inspiring hope in the hearts of everyone they touched. Hope that it’s not over, that we have a choice, that we are our future and our now, and we are not candles waiting to be lit. We are self-luminous suns already. We enter 2019 focused on building the grass roots community that is our growing family. We look forward to another great year, one moment at time.

Much love from all of us.