We got this note today and had to share tSB Mentor Josefino’s dream…
Had the most amazing dream and woke up and had to share it with everyone. TSB was having a retreat in my hometown In Oaxaca, Mexico. Everyone I have met since I started in the program were there but especially Mickey Suwanchote and Ashley Miller. We were camping alongside the river when I realized we weren’t that far from my Grandmas home and we should stop by and visit her. We showed up to my Grandmas home unannounced. My grandma comes out of her kitchen and is surprised to see so many people on her property.
She sees me, hugs me and asks “who are all these people” but in my native language. I tell her “these people are my family.” She smiles and asks us all to come inside her little wooden kitchen. She pulls her clay pot off the fire and tells me she was making a beef stew and that she didn’t expect company and this is all she has to feed us on such short notice. We all go and grab a clay bowl and start serving ourselves. I head outside to get everyone who didn’t go into the kitchen and I clearly remember asking Alberto Mejia to come try some of my grandmas stew and he drops everything he’s doing, gives one of his amazing smiles and runs into the kitchen to get a bowl of stew. We are somehow able to feed everyone and I do have to end up borrowing a few bowls from my aunt next door but it turns out great.
We all sit around talking and me translating back and forth because my grandma only speaks our native language. As it gets dark I suggest that our heart circle be done around a big fire right where we always made them when I was growing up. The sky is clear and the night a bit chilly but we all sit around the fire and share our hearts with one another. I am so happy to share this special place with my tSB family and that you got to meet my grandma even if it was just in dream. I thank you all for being such amazing people and for showing my grandma the same love you show me even if its just a dream but I know you would have done so in real life as well. You may not have ever physically traveled with me but I know your hearts were and have been there with me always.
P.s. I do also recall that at some point I was hoping we could all go into town because in the winter time we have so many festivals happening and I wanted everyone to experience one and try some tamales.