La Ofrenda pt.2: We Are in the Field


Denise Silva (Pear Mama), Amparo Chi (Sacred Art), & Veronica Rodriquez Cabrera, LCSW

In this episode, Cynthia Perez continues her conversation with Veronica Rodriguez Cabrera, LCSW , Denise Silva , and Amparo Chi about La Ofrenda. They discuss the amaka ceremony, Denise and Amparo’s connection with Vero, and their journey to the ofrenda offering. They also explore the concept of family constellations and the significance of the four ancestors. The conversation delves into the brewing energy and ancestral calling that brought them all together, as well as the timeline leading up to the Cheech exhibit.

This timeline brings us to the Indigenous Futurism show curated by Denise at The Cheech  in Fall 2023.. They talk about the inspiration behind the show and the importance of connecting with their indigenous roots. They then move on to discuss the artist reception and the significance of having it on the Day of the Dead. The conversation shifts to the opening of the show and the experience of being in the space. They express gratitude for Vero’s presence and the blessings she provided. The conversation then transitions to the preparation for La Ofrenda and the intention behind it. They discuss the significance of the space and the ancestral energy present. They then enter the field and discuss the powerful energy they felt. The conversation concludes with a discussion about choosing the constellations and the shift in energy that occurred. In this conversation, Cynthia, Amparo, Denise, and Vero engage in a healing circle where they explore ancestral patterns and emotions. They share their intentions and choose representatives to embody their feelings. Through this process, they tap into the collective knowing field and witness the transformation and healing of ancestral wounds. They feel the love and support of their ancestors and recognize the interconnectedness of their experiences. The conversation highlights the power of community care and the importance of honoring and healing the lineage. In this conversation, the participants discuss the importance of liberating ourselves from limitations and healing generational trauma. They share their experiences of feeling loved and supported by their ancestors and the transformative power of ancestral work. The conversation concludes with reflections on leaving a legacy and honoring ancestors, as well as suggestions for offerings on the ancestral altar. Overall, the participants express gratitude for the gentle and profound healing facilitated by the ancestors.

Cynthia’s hamaca ceremony and its significance in the ofrenda offering- synchronicities
The deep connections and relationships between Vero, Denise, Amparo, and Cynthia they did not know until La Ofrenda
The power of family constellations and the role of the ancestors
The brewing energy and ancestral calling that brought them all together

Curating a show that explores indigenous futurism and connects with ancestral roots is a powerful way to share cultural practices and promote collective liberation.
Creating a sacred space for an artist reception and blessing it with smoke and prayers can enhance the spiritual experience for both the artists and attendees.
The significance of the space, including the ancestral land and the presence of fruit trees, adds depth and meaning to the gathering.
Setting intentions and entering the field can create a powerful energetic shift and allow for deep connections and healing.
Choosing constellations and participating in the field can bring about profound experiences and insights. Engaging in a healing circle can provide a safe space to explore and heal ancestral patterns and emotions.
Choosing representatives to embody feelings and anc

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Cynthia Alonzo Perez

Hi, I'm Cynthia Perez, your official Inner Child Hype Woman the founder of Rooted in Reflection. With over 15 years in social work, I’ve dedicated my career to helping people heal from intergenerational trauma and find joy through culturally sensitive healing spaces. I'm passionate about empowering the Latinx community and fostering creative healing for those often overlooked in traditional wellness programs. Whether you're joining a workshop, a wellness talk, or a retreat, my goal is to create a community-centered space where you can feel seen, heard, and healed.
Cynthia Alonzo Perez

Inner Child Hype Woman

Cynthia Perez, MSW, LCSW, is the founder of Rooted in Reflection. She’s an expert in intergenerational trauma and bilingual, culturally sensitive therapy, offering transformative workshops and retreats.

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