A little introduction about Spiritual Destination Wedding with Mayan Olmec Toltec Rituals
Before all the glamour and galore got added to the idea of marriage, where two being came together in the presence of Mother Nature; there only simply ceremony that was filled with purity and unconditional love. Though many cultures have, over the years, lost the essence of celebrating the unity two beings to share their life ahead towards shared goal, spiritual goal; somewhere in Mexico few special beings have kept the traditional Mayan Olmec and Toltec wedding rituals alive in teh form of destination beach weddings in Mexico. Currently, many young brides and grooms are marrying the Mayan way and fueling the new formed term called – Spiritual Destination Wedding. We have been lucky to have Jesús Eduardo Orduño Guillen (Mayan Shaman) from Cozumel, Mexico share the details about this ancient Mayan wedding tradition in it’s current form. Read more about him at the end of the article.:-)
Mayan Olmec Toltec Rituals
For thousands of years, the Mayan couples travel from all over the world to have their love blessed in a beautiful Mayan Olmec Toltec wedding ceremony or simply renew their vows in Cozumel Island, considered to be “a gate where two become one”.
As per Mayan culture the marriage ceremony is to take place near a water body and hence Cozumel’s sea is so preferred. A canopy like shrine is constructed representing the four elements: Fire, water, earth and air. While the sky is always shining over.
The ceremony begins with a salute to the four cardinal points with a shell. Salute in each direction has special significance.
- East: To remove the ‘I’ and bring out the ‘US’
- North: To gain the courage to go for what we love
- West: Simply unconditional love
- South: Salute to the sacred feminine consciousness .
Round of salutes are made to the Mother Earth, towards the center of our heart, the grandparents & guardians of the island and finally to the heaven thanking God.
- The ritual continues with letting go of the past, to be present in the Here and Now
Mayan ceremony is spiritual to its core. The couple is reminded that all the good and bad of the past is gone and over with. It’s time for them to be grateful to have found each other in the billion souls to help them grow with unconditional love.
- It’s time for the Mayan bride to toast to their love with words that flow from heart and soon the groom follows the bride.
- A symbol of eternal love is then given to the Mayan couple-A living sacred being for the Mayans, a Ceiba tree. The ancient Maya of Central America believed that a great Ceiba tree stood at the center of the earth, connecting the terrestrial world to the spirit-world above. The long thick vines hanging down from its spreading limbs provided a connection to the heavens for the souls that ascended them.
- The modern day traditions have caught up a bit here and the couple has permission to exchange rings, if they choose to do so. If they were to do so then a request is placed that the mothers-in-law hand over the rings to the Mayan bride and groom reminding to love each other unconditionally, just like the couple’s grandmothers did.
- Now the final promises are delivered to not just serve each other but to the mother nature, too! Couple now makes an offering to Mother Earth to express their gratitude for all her kindness, patience and generosity.
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