This is just the beginning of the journey. All journeys are truly a jump into the unknown. This amazing group, who came with me on the most recent sacred journey to Machu Picchu, The Sacred Valley, Tipon, Moray, Lake Titicaca, and beyond in Peru, is amazing. They all said yes to themselves. Interestingly, all of them had been putting everything, but themselves first. They had each taken a vow that this year would be different. When we sat around at the beginning at the sacred temple of Tipon, the water temple, which was created 500 years ago to harness the water gifts from the melting glacier, their stories were all resonant with each other. The year had to be soul first; the year had to be about the real me that I have gotten so far away from. The year had to be about new habits that support instead of displace me. They wanted a new flow and there we were in the water temple.
The amazing things about this temple are two things and 2,000,000 things.
1. There is no temple structure. It is an aqueduct with the water flowing through them from the sacred mountains.
2. These 500-year-old aqueducts are in perfect order; no erosion of stone, no cracked rocks, and no mortar. The walls of the aqueducts and the walls around each terrace are huge polished stones sitting connected and supportive without the mortar.
This is what these women were longing for, the support needed to flow in the depth they knew they had. We did three meditations which included our beloved guide, Benjamin. We sat with our back into these stones so they could share their depth with us. We held mudras for lungs and expansion of breath and heart. We finally chanted Sat Nam which they loved, loved, loved. No one wanted to leave the place.
Then we went to Urubamba for lunch after a long and wondrous drive through land that defies description. Each moment of this drive unveiled another miracle of vastness. There were fields of quinoa against the backdrop of the green and wave-like structure of the Andes with its rivers, wild horses and shanties. There were towns known for their bread and ones known for spiders. We ate at this magical place called Manu, which is a peppermint like herb here. Beautiful gardens and fresh non GMO foods abound. This Andean band played and we got up and danced with them. It was truly amazing.
I have never laughed so hard with any group of people in my life, which goes to show you that deep spiritual work is not all work. We had so many meals that were deeply full of joy despite, or maybe because, of all the physical woes of lungs and intestinal divergences. Purging took on a whole new meaning. Laughter is such a great breaker of all that was; inviting in all that can be.
I only wish each of you could have been here with us. The vastness of the experience is like the pictures of these places; they just can't bring the true nature or the vastness into the grasp of the mind or heart.
Deep Love and Joyous Blessings,
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