In the breadth of Family Constellation work, it is acknowledged that we also have ancestors in the area of our workplace/trade/profession/organization.
Honoring our “Workplace Ancestors” is a powerful way to strengthen and enrich our connection with the Lineage of those amazing women and men that came before us and helped pave the way for the next generation of Healers. We are very fortunate in Northern New Mexico to have a very rich history of Midwifery.
Today we honor Jesusita Aragon, a legendary “partera” or midwife who in her 77 years of midwifery delivered more than 12,000 babies in the region of Las Vegas, New Mexico. Jesusita was born into a 400 year old lineage of northern New Mexico healers. You can read her story La Partera: Story of a Midwife. It is mostly written in Jesusita’s words, as transcribed from a compilation of taped interviews by the author, Fran Leeper Buss. Jesusita will touch your heart with the story of the challenging conditions of frontier living, single parenting and the loss of most of her family members, including her mother at age 10. She will also inspire you with her humility, wisdom and love for the many families of her community that she tirelessly and unconditionally cared for. Though she passed several years ago, Jesusita is alive for any of us as a mentor and a revered ancestor in the lineage of women healers of northern New Mexico. Check out this wonderful youtube of Jesusita http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFrBCacJghc.