This Symbol tells the story of the web and its weavers. In all ancient cultures there is a story about one or more mythical beings who determine the destiny of humans and the universe by weaving or untying the threads of faith.

In Norse mythology we see the three Norns, which I like to call past, present and future, sitting at the foot of the world tree Yggdrasil to weave the destinies of humanity and all inhabitants of the worlds of Yggdrasil. In South and Central America we encounter the Great Spider Goddess, who spins the web in which all life takes place.

I think spiders are a great metaphor because we all weave the web of our lives, and we do it from within ourselves. The thread from which we spin our web of life arises from us, like with the spider; That means what we think, feel and, above all, believe has an incredibly large influence on the quality and beauty of our threads and thus also on our entire network aka web.

Ever since I was born I have seen the human being as a web within a web within a web. The older I get, the more clearly I can perceive, clean, mend, and reweave my web. Weave differently, weave more beautifully, weave better. I am absolutely convinced that life on Earth is a weaving school.

And that’s what Oiehatlotl stands for; it supports us in breaking free from the webs that are no longer beneficial to us, empowers us to recognize our own web, inspires us to weave a new web that is coherent for ourselves, and protects us on this journey towards a more authentic, fulfilling life.