I have always been captivated by the power of words and their ability to weave the most beautiful melodies through our minds. Just a year ago I started my travel blog, which was my first real outlet for writing. Although I loved having the space to write about several of my passions, travel, culture & languages, I craved a place where I could share all of my writing regardless of topic.
I incorporated the Zia Symbol in my logo for multiple reasons (see the next slide for more info on the Zia). Essentially, the Indigenous Zia tribe of New Mexico believed that humans have four sacred obligations: a strong body, a clear mind, a pure spirit and a devotion to the welfare of their people.
The Zia Symbol so beautifully reflects my commitment to living a balanced life. Caring for every aspect of myself physically, mentally and emotionally. As my light begins to shine from the energy of loving myself so completely, that radiance will spill over into the lives of everyone I encounter.
Continual self-improvement is a foundational pillar with which I base my life on. As the end of my life draws near I want to look back and know that I achieved the best version of myself possible and that I helped others do the same!
Thank you for joining me in this space of sharing, healing, inspiration, love, support, and passion. I hope you enjoy reading my words as much as I have enjoyed writing them!
The Zia Symbol
A branch of the Pueblo community, the Zia are an indigenous tribe originally from the four corners region. In the 13th century, they migrated to a rocky ledge above the wide Jemez River Valley at the base of the Jemez and Nacimiento mountains in northern New Mexico. Both the sun and the number four are sacred to the Zia. The Zia sun symbol represents:
- the four cardinal directions (north, south, east and west),
- the four seasons of the year (spring, summer, autumn and winter),
- the four periods of each day (morning, noon, evening and night),
the four seasons of life (childhood, youth, middle years and old age).
These four elements are tied together by a circle of life that has no beginning and no end. Additionally, the Zia also believe that humans have four sacred obligations. They must develop:
- a strong body,
- a clear mind,
- a pure spirit,
- a devotion to the welfare of their people.