Jaime Velez is a Sacred Fire Firekeeper and a mara’akame (traditional healer in the Huichol tradition.) This quote is taken from an article, The Divine Mystery of Corn, published in Around the Fire.

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“Corn is a teacher because the plant itself teaches us how to move beyond obstacles. Corn can fall down because of wind and animals, but it can recover its vertical ascent towards the sky. One night, the whole stand of corn may be on the floor, and the next day it can be up again. Moreover, corn has amazing adaptability to different types of terrain and can grow in very harsh landscapes and climates.”

— Jaime Velez
Tepoztlán, Morelos, México
July 26, 2018