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Nature is Amazing
Whilst we are looking around, we also saw amazing butterflies and moths. I missed the big blue ones that flew around all the time. But these two are really pretty I think.
In the village, we get to try lychees; and cacao; and coffee! The raw beans are slimy! Tasting and experiencing new foods is an important part of travel. It also helps your child to expand their palate and not to be a fussy eater.
We wander around the village, and the kids are hanging around. We wonder why they aren’t at school Here my son gives the kids smiley badges/pins and they love them! Mind you, these kids in the tree don’t seem so happy!
I am not sure what bird this is, but he happily scratches around with the chickens. He is odd;y attractive with a smoothness and softness to him.
It’s time to head to the open kitchen and as we do a man comments about hygiene. Time to learn how to grate the yucca, so Explorason tries to help but he loses a little skin and gives up.
Small hygiene problem – her nose drips into the ingredients as she sweats it out – yikes!
She twists the yucca to get the contents compact. She twists it on a pole to get the raw toxic juices out. Then she presses it into a flat basket.
She cooks it over a low flame. I hope this cooks the bacteria out of the nose drips. My son gets to pass it out.
Sharman And Faith
After lunch, we head off down the river. Most of the groups are going to see white magic with the Shaman. I think it is disappointing that it is not explained to our group exactly what it is as many have no idea what they are exposing themselves spiritually. We have people trying to talk us into going, but I’m not interested.
I do not want my son exposed to this spiritual experience, so we ask if we can be dropped at the school.
Sometimes in a tour group, it is difficult to hold strong to your convictions, but I’m glad I did.
We Do Our Own Thing
School, however, is not on, so we meet one boy. My son gives him a smiley badge/pin. Soon there are about 10 kids.
The boys then decided to teach him how to somersault off a post. Next, it was run and jump off the river bed. A brief stop in between jumps off the river bank as more kids (and Mums and babies) came for a smiley badge/pins.
Finally, after about 3 hours, we were collected.
We notice all the others are REALLY distant now after the Shaman and we actually wonder if it is a spiritual thing. I’ve never felt so on the outer in my life! It is a very silent ride back to our Guacamayo eco-lodge in Cuyabeno.
We leave our Cuyabeno accommodation and headed off for another sunset swim. As we left the thunder started. Lightning flashed through the clouds like I had never seen before.
God Speaks Through Nature
At this moment when we feel so distant from the others in this group after their Shaman visit, yet the skies become art. These clouds remind me of a boy in the center and his Mum on the right. Later the image changes and the woman is very clear. I felt like it was us God was pointing out. We felt God’s comfort n that moment.
Wow – God sure put on a display in the clouds for us tonight. It was just awestruck by the beauty we saw in the sky!
Apparently, one of the couples that visited the Shaman experienced some kind of ritual. The Shaman beat the man’s back to cast out the spirits (or for whatever reason) with a plant rod.
Turns out it was poison ivy! So the man spent that evening in quite a lot of agony.
My advice, don’t expose yourself to spiritual forces – it can have not just an outer effect on you but also an inner effect.
Don’t miss tomorrows adventure when we go head on with a man who declares to “hate kids”.
Questions and Comments
- Have you ever seen images in the sky that speak to you?
- What were they?
- Would you visit Shaman?
- Tell us in the comments below.
Amazing Amazon Jungle