Shapping our future

qq0cvqx“I have read somewhere of an old Chinese curse: ‘May you be born in an interesting time!’ This is a VERY interesting time: there are no models for ANYTHING that is going on. It is a period of free fall into the future, and each has to make his or her own way. The old models are not working; the new have not yet appeared. In fact, it is we who are even now shaping the new in the shaping of our interesting lives. And that is the whole sense (in mythological terms) of the present challenge: we are the ‘ancestors’ of an age to come, the unwitting generators of its supporting myths, the mythic models that will inspire its lives.”

Joseph Campbell, Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine (Copyright © 2013 Joseph Campbell Foundation), p.xiv

Firm, Clear, and Focused.


Create the future

Don’t stand by and wish for what you want, take action and do things to create the future you want. No one will create for you what only you can see in your mind, it will never be right for you. 16473941_736383506516321_561358295278451920_n

Can I Get A Witness?

can-i-get-a-witnessI have heard it and said it, “I just want someone there to witness my life.”
Sometimes we get lost in the idea that only one person can witness our life, that it has to be that one intimate partner that is to witness us being here in all our glory no matter how joyful or ugly it can be at times.

Look beyond that idea and consider that we share intimate parts of our life with friends and family. We have a community witnessing our life and as is the custom at the end of our life they all come together and share the person that they knew thus completing our wish of having our life witnessed in all its facets.

We are too grand and too interesting for one person to witness us, it takes a community.

Thank you to Gina Hutchings and Teri Liddle for perspective, love, and joy on my journey.

Francisco E. Alvarez, Curandero
Twitter @Curandero4


You are unique, no one has ever been like you or will ever be like you again. So strive to be someone that you would admire.

Francisco E. Alvarez, Curandero
Twitter @Curandero4

Haters Gonna Hate

When you are setting a trend or moving the needle you will have critics. The critics come from a place of fear. Loss of control, stature, or fear or being left behind. It is not your job to make others comfortable if it hides the truth for the overall good. Keep your course, your vision, and your purpose.


Francisco E. Alvarez, Curandero
Twitter @Curandero4