Synchronicity or Magic?

When one becomes awakened to the invisible forces at work in their life, synchronicity (affectionately termed as “magic”) is a regular occurrence. The following is evidence of the invisible forces working their magic in my life.

I recently participated in a web video course, it was very interesting. For 6 weeks a guest whose life’s work involved the study of plant medicine and shamanism, offered us their time and knowledge. One guest in particular spoke of his work with indigenous healers in South America, and at one point he mentioned the Perfumeros. Whoa! hearing that word made a big impact on me, my heart jumped and my mind scrambled to find an association.

Perfumeros I learned, are the South American indigenous healers who through the smell of a plant or flower, create perfumes for healing purposes. This intrigued me, as I have often wondered why this recent path of creating natural perfumes came into being as an adjunct to my 20+ year career as a bodyworker, shamanic practitioner and healer.

Here inlays the “magic” . . . I have spent time in the last 5 years attempting to trace my lineage through my paternal grandmother. She, along with her sister and mother (my great-grandmother), entered the US from Mexico, their birthplace, in 1915 as evidenced by their immigration records.

These officially recorded documents confirmed my grandmother’s maiden name, my great-grandmother’s name and the year of their immigration into Texas. As yet, no birth records have been found. Through remembering her stories, I know that my grandmother grew up in villages along one of the coasts of Mexico. She often told stories of eating sea turtle and of raids on their villages by Pancho Villa. Whether she lived in encampments or true villages with names, I will never know. This of course makes her stories unprovable by ordinary means.

Through my shamanic training and extensive journeywork into the spirit world, I have received many visions of different events in my paternal lineage, most of which were in response to my inquiries about healing certain aspects of this family line. From these visions I have come to believe that a large portion of my healership and shamanic abilities flow through this bloodline.

In an effort to further the discovery of my lineage, I continue to study the migration of ancient peoples throughout Mexico, Central and South America. I have long had a sense that my ancestry might be traceable in some way to the Incan, Mayan or Olmec peoples. Provable on paper, no, but through my connection to the spirit world, the collective fields of knowledge, and my foundation in shamanic visioning, my curiosity may be satisfied.

Paternal Grandparents: William Johns (25) and Alejandrina Silva (18), March 25,1918

For now, the search continues through the remaining photos of my grandmother’s life. Her facial features possibly offering the best clues to our ancient relatives. If as I suspect, my healer’s lineage comes through this family line, then perhaps too, I may discover that utilizing the soul-essence fragrances of plants to create perfumes and anointing oils is a natural expression of my own ancient lineage. I may even be the Perfumero I am looking for!

May the blessings of the benevolent forces carry us through to the next time.

~ Gail

If you would like to share your own stories of magic and ancestral synchronicity, please submit them to gail at SacredEscentuals dot com

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Eliza
    May 12, 2011 @ 14:00:28

    Congratulations Gail!
    Looking forward to more posts as the muse and fairies move you.
    Nice background choice.
    Blessings always ~


  2. Erin Todoki
    May 24, 2011 @ 11:47:43

    Dearest Gail,

    Congratulations on an amazing blog. I look forward to following you through all your adventures and smelling the many intriguing products to come.


  3. Astara
    Jun 18, 2011 @ 10:14:18

    It is wonderful to see you weave your being with your ancestry.
    Love, Bren


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