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Child
© 2006 Karen Speerstra & Joel Speerstra
[ from Hunab-Ku, pg. 65]

From the village of Tlatilco near Mexico City comes this Olmec pottery figurine of a seated child. Tlatilco may have been settled around 800 BCE and nearby Teotihuacán, with its great pyramids, was called “The Place Where the Gods Touched the Earth.” Every time a child is born, “the gods” touch the earth. Every time something is created, divine play is manifest. When groups “become as children,” they are, like all children, before adults stamp and “correct” them, without guile, free to say whatever they sense to be truth, open to wonder, eager to play. Orange: like amber, orange brings healing with its deep brilliance. Orange is red’s raw energy tempered with yellow’s insights.