3 times a year, we being a member of Luntiang Aghama showcase our Filipino Identity by observing the following Holidays: every April we celebrate the Day of Valor which is usually celebrated every 9th of April so as the Whole month as Month of Baybayin which usually observed every 21st of April. We held this month of April as sacred as most of our Wiccan Friends consider it as Earth Month and Baybayin as a product of our Culture.
Historically, the Laguna Copperplate Inscription was the first ever dated document that proves that our Filipino Ancestors have our own writing system. We in Luntiang Aghama consider April 21, year 900 to be the true date of independence as the inscription is all about declaration of freedom from debt as it states: that it releases its bearers, the children of Namwaran, from a debt in gold amounting to 1 kati
Our participation in creating a Standard Competency Standards for National Certification and Accreditation of Hilot Practitioners, Training Institution and Hilot Healing Center has one of its aim in preservation of the Philippine Ancestral Healing Arts and Science.
Throughout the History, the definition of Hilot have been evolved through Generations.
First during the precolonial times, Hilot has been known to be the only medicine for the common people. During those time, our ancestors have power over caring for their own health by employing thier own knowledge and skills so as their behavior towards our natural resources as a form of medicine.
During the Colonial Period, Hilot has become a liberating modality not only in terms of freeing an individual from physical ailments but also from emotional disturbance and mental disabilities.
Still on the Spanish rule that extends to the American Occupation, Hilot becomes a life changing modality that gives woman the power to exercise their power of choice. Hilot has been used for abortion thats free the woman from the responsibility of taking care a new life within their body. Though later on the act of abortion has been criminalized so as the Practice of Hilot on Pregnancy as well as on Maternal Healthcare.
Later on Hilot has become a modality of luxury, where people can avail its services on a Hotel so as in a High End Spa. Now that we are in the 21st century, we are redefining Hilot as we integrate it into our National Healthcare delivery system. And lastly, Hilot becomes our Windows in the past and we dont just see it like in the museum but we can experience it; thus hilot becomes our ancestral and cultural heritage.
The Director General Dr. Anabelle Pabiona De Guzman posted on here Facebook Page our meeting with her Together with Former Tourism Secretary Dr. Mina Gabor. On Directors General page she captioned the photo:
A big and promising future for our Hilots as PITAHC sits down with former DOT Secretary, Dr. Mina Gabor, in order to put up a training center for Hilots that will enable them to be enterpreneurs and world class wellness experts. The school will be put up in Silang, Cavite. #hilots#wellnesstourism#wellbeing#wellnessjourney#internationalmodel
I am very grateful to all who have attended our Hilot Orasyon Webinar that started on April 13, 2022 by 8:00 PM Philippines Time. I have made 3 batches on this webinar and the first batch were attended by participants coming from South East Asia.
Then our second batch are coming from New York, USA and people living nearby who has the same time zone.
and lastly our participants that is coming from California.
I am very overwhelmed by the number of respondents who fill up our forms.
Thank you everyone for Participating our Webinar. Our next schedule for our Hilot Online Training will be on May 15, 2022.
The month of April has been known as Earth Month so as with us in Hilot Academy, we recognize this month being the month were Baybayin through the Laguna Copperplate Inscription was recorded in our history. The LCI is the first ever dated document that shows that our ancestors have our writing system. The date being recorded in this document is April 21, 900- so on the 21st of April year 2022, this public document will celebrate its 1122 years of publication. And this copperplate celebrates not only the liberation from debt but also redeem us of our Identity as a Filipino.
Since the establishment of Luntiang Aghama on year 2000, we are celebrating Earth day by conducting rituals honoring the Earth Deities and one of the result of this rituals is the establishment of Hilot Academy of BInabaylan as an Educational Ministry Arm of Luntiang Aghama Natural Divine Arts Shrine of Healing Inc. We have established Hilot Academy of Binabaylan through registering it to the Philippine Department of Trades and Industry on April 5, 2016 and this year we are celebrating our 6th year anniversary. We have register it first at DTI Makati but the processing officers refuse to process the registration, as she says that we are not allowed to use the word Hilot as a business name because it is a public domain. But i push and make appeal because we do not make it an exclusive name just for us as the Business name is a descriptive title of what we are providing.
So from Makati, I travel back to my Home province which is the Land of the Heroes in Bulacan. And luckily my registration was approved at DTI Malolos City at Robinsons Place Malolos. It was a 32 miles or 51 Km travel. It seems that the ancestors are guiding us where Hilot Academy of Binabaylan should be established. I remember when doing it in Makati, i have waited for 2 hours queuing before being rejected, but DTI Malolos, i only spent 15 to 30 minutes to process it without queuing.
From then on, our ministry began to grow that we have accept our first students of Hilot as we share the Earth Healing Tradition up now. Before we are only providing lessons on a face-to-face basis and now thanks to the Universe because we have been taught how to face life challenges such as this Pandemic of Coronavirus 19, that it has opened a window that people could still learn Hilot Virtually through our Hilot Online Training.
As of this day, we are proud to say that we have retrieved the lost healing method that been taught by Kilibansa who is the Diwata of Healing and through the guidance of Luntiang Aghama we also have developed the Sibulan Adlaw Tala Binabaylan Mystic Oracle which employs Baybayin as a Divinatory/ Diagnostic Method which is under our Tawas Divinatory and Spiritual Diagnostic Studies. And this 13th of April we are going to release our Book on Hilot Orasyon through a webinar which you can register by scanning the QR code.
And hopefully, I could finish all the materials needed so we can start the Diploma Training on Manggagamot, Magtatawas and Albularyo.
By the Way, Hilot Academy still needs fund in order to build our own place in sharing this ancient knowledge. As some of you know that we are like gypsies who goes to places in conducting this training. We really pray that we could have a proper venue, where the students could stay either for 9 days or even months in Mastering the Ancient Healing Tradition.
If you have a calling, and the Spirit touches your heart to build this School you may do so by making donations below.
In the old times, Manghihilot are known to be the healthcare provider for the common people. Even those people who takes refuge in the mountain seeks help from them to be healed. Those mountain people are called rebels by the lowlander government as they take firearms in protest to the dominant government of the land. And unfortunately, some of our manghihilot are also being persecuted because of rendering their services to the Rebels.
We as Manghihilot are inclusive. We do not take Side. We are standing on our own Principles in preserving life. As long as an individual has breath, we render our service to them without any questions if you are a rebel or not.
Everyday, we have this chance to live the Divine Life which is to create and recreate. So at the end of the day, ask our self, what have i created this day? am i happy to what i did? Evaluate the actions you have done? Do God manifest in your life today? Do you become a blessings for other people? If not, do not worry, tomorrow will be a new opportunity to do so. You still have a chance to live a Divine Life.
Our souls are the expression of our Spirit in order to manifest life within our body. Separating our souls to our body makes it lifeless or dead. Living our life also just to please other people limit us to experience the joy and beauty of life. Our Souls belongs to God our Creator, thus the life that we have right now is the manifestation of the Divine in this Physical realm. God is our Creator, and we as the manifestation God must also work as Co- Creator of the Divine.
Everyday, we have this chance to live the Divine Life which is to create and recreate. So at the end of the day, ask our self, what have i created this day? am i happy to what i did? Evaluate the actions you have done? Do God manifest in your life today? Do you become a blessings for other people?…
And with this life that we have, our own decision making ability accompany us to live. So do not be afraid to make decision of your own. Your Life is your own. Enjoy it Freely! learn from whatever outcome it may produce.
Do not worry if you are doing things correctly, it is through our own decision making ability allow us to experience and learn. What matter is we use our own power to choose what we like to do and be bounded for ever just to please other people according to what they want.
In our life, there are things that other people could not have control over us and that is to eat, breathe, and drink for us. We alone could do that for ourselves and we do not need approval of other people in order for us to enjoy that power. We are grateful for our parents by giving us this opportunity to be born in this world that we may have life of our own.
And with this life that we have, our own decision making ability accompany us to live. So do not be afraid to make…
I know that you are familar with the title of our article today. And to remind you, it derives from the Eraserheads hit song With a Smile!
I was in HighSchool when this song becomes very popular and amazingly it is still a hit for me specially right now that i had stroke. I cant imagine myself having this illness to myself. All i thought only before is I want to understand Stroke so that i could handle it properly with patients. I know i could learn it by reading books or articles in the website but now i am learning and overcoming it through experience.
In relations to the title of this article, luckily my stroke does not affect so much of my actions. except on my first 3 weeks from February 14- it paralyze my left part of my body. my left legs could not move so as my arms and hands. The paralysis reached my left face that makes me to have slurred speech.
I was so down that time and my left part of the body is literally cold and at that time i considered it dead as if your right part of the body is alive and moving while the left part is dead. i want to move it but literally i could not move. i could not even picked my nose using my left finger or wash my butt when i poop. it has no strength to carry a tabo (dipper) or even a glass of water. But in my mind i refuse to be enslaved and be chained by stroke. literally stroke makes you a prisoner within your body that makes you not only limited but totally all your freedom are frozen.
Luckily, i have a companion here in the Shrine. Lakay helps me to be warmed up and battle the coldness that covers my body. With the help of the Diwata through a Hilot Orasyon and pagpapahid, the natural heat of my body has been restored that now i can walk and move my arms. But i am still working out my smile.
I want to record here the memory when my stroke started as far as i can recall. I know that I and Lakay were craving for Buko Pandan that we asked ka Bheng bheng to make us some in exchange for a meatball spaghetti. So after Lunch i Borrowed my sister motor cycle so that i could withdraw money at atm because i don’t have money at hand. After getting money from atm , we went to cemetery which is just nearby to talk to nanay. We just spend a few minutes with nanay as i talk to nanay, lakay asked if he could learn to drive the motorcycle. so i allow him to practice driving. before going home, we stop by to the grocery to buy ingredients for the meatball. and when we got to tatay’s home i start to cook meatballs then spaghetti.
it was that day when I start to feel differently, because at that day i start to feel that my legs and hip has no power that i feel that i am being pulled down to the ground. i just ignored that symptoms that i thought i am just tired. so we end up that day happily. and valentines day arrived. On the night of 14th, I start to feel differently, I am about to sleep and sitting in front of the altar to pray then all of the sudden i hear my self differently.
At that night I called Joan immediately together with Lakay, they brought me to Qualimed Hospital and there was given initial diagnosis. They told me at that time I am suffering from Transient Ischemic Attack which is a form pf mini stroke. and was recommended for admission. As i’ve been talked by the admission officer, they told me to be isolated for 7 days without any companion to see if i am clear from Covid19. I refuse their offer because they will charge me Php 30,000.00/ day in order to receive treatment. Well it is obvious why i refuse their treatment because i do not have that amount for a day times 7 days. I really feel bad because i dont have that money just to be treated well. And at that time i already feel that I already die because i am not making enough money that I will be treated well, I really feel bad not only for my self but also to others who do not have money that could pay Php 30,000.00 but at least there is a public hospital that is free. But you have to endure on a long queue before you will be called and be given care. I experience that because I dont have money to pay, so i seek free government service that i endure to have a series of stroke episode before receiving care from medical professional.
FRom Qualimed i ‘ve been diagnosed with MIni stroke then to Sapang Palay Emergency Hospital it become to mild stroke, now that i found a private cklinic doctor it become a full blown stroke.