This is the second and concluding part to our sacred journey to Peru. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for joining the experience with us. If you’re just tuning in, you may want to check out Part 1 first to put this all into context. You can find it here:
Day 6 – 3/16/15: Today we headed back for our second encounter with Machu Picchu, leaving in the morning and getting back before 1 pm. We started the day with a vigorous uphill hike on part of the Inca Trail from the city to Inti Punto (the Sun Gate or Sun Door). We started at 8500 elevation and worked our way up another 1500+ feet to just over 10,000 elevation. The Sun Gate connects with the Sun Temple in the city below creating a direct path the Sun’s rays align with during certain time periods in the year. The day started with some rain, but once we started the trail it stopped, supporting our climb. But this day was a mystical contrast to yesterday’s clear skies, with a lot of mist rolling in and out and covering much of the city at times – quite magickal! It was nice to get away from the people into an immersion of nature silence, and once again our timing was perfect having just a few people ascending with us, but of which two were connected to us. It was more jungle along the trail and we saw so many different things like large spiders, tons of butterfly varieties, birds, centipede, multitude of flowers (especially different orchids) and dense little jungle niches off the side. On the way, Aymey got a butterfly on her nose and at the top Christopher got one on his foot! All three of us were being greeted by our ancestors. The two that traveled up with us were an older Argentinian couple that didn’t really speak English, but were spiritually conscious. Along the way my camera stopped working and would continue to be as such on and off when it chose to for the rest of the journey. It felt connected with my energy amplifying and shifting. As we were getting close to the top suddenly these giant stunning butterflies appeared. They were iridescent white with iridescent blue underneath their wings…never seen anything so magickal. They would float by close, but never stopped for us to capture on film. They felt to be greeting us. And when we were able to see our destination – the Sun Gate Temple itself – a hummingbird appeared on a branch below it, sitting there peacefully as a symbol for us and in greeting – messenger of the Gods indeed and of the Cosmic and Etheric Essence. We first individually connected with the temple on our own. I was guided to stand center of the inner temple area facing out toward the valley below. I had so many visions, one after another come at me here, endlessly it seemed. First, a large being stood straddling both sides of the stone walls before me…very strong..huge…holding a staff and wearing a headdress. Seemed to be a guardian. Then, many beings – Gods/Goddesses, Priests/Priestesses appeared. One wore what seemed like metal armor all over including its headdress of silver and gold that made a bird, but it was alive. This live, metal bird being/God was so clear and I realized that it was not wearing armor at all, but in fact it WAS the metal bird. The Sun Star appeared at center so bright and brilliant coming into me and I remember the stones around me came alive into stone statues that moved…one as a Condor and another as a Puma/Jaguar. I was peering through me, but I was me from another time surrounded by these guardians and then the Condor was screeching and looked back at me and then I got on its back and we flew over the valley. Then I was back again to the Sun Star portal and ancient ones/beings were coming toward me from the portal that felt like a gateway. Then a large face appeared in it with outstretched hands that reached out to cradle my face in them, feeling welcoming and inviting, as well as honoring. Then I went into the Star Light and I open my eyes feeling no more visions to come. There is much more than I write in my visions, but these are what remain with me. I do remember getting the message “Shine”. After this I moved to the front ledge of the temple site to the left of Amaru. Aymey was to his right and Christopher joined in between them. The two Argentinians stood behind us. The woman behind me and the man behind Christopher. They joined us in our spiritual ceremony led by Amaru, chanting, sounding, flute…and as we did the mist that covered the city below us, parted and opened and then closed again when we were done. This happened also when I first got to the ledge and was singing with Amaru. We did a healing meditation for self, those dear to us, and the collective, and as we finished a large group of people were just arriving up on the top. Until then we had created a peaceful serenity. So, we knew the work was done, it was time to descend, and the opening had been created and supported once again for the work. On the way down Aymey and Christopher felt presences with us following us down. They channeled that it was a woman and her husband and child from long ago. She had been trapped energetically here and with our work and presence, had been released to be with her family. She was thanking us. She also shared with Aymey that they had all been waiting for the Three that arrive, led by a Shaman. I got major chills when I heard this, knowing the significance on a soul level. The large iridescent white and blue butterflies showed up on our descent down and once more right before we got on the bus to return. We all noted how no one else seemed to notice these butterflies or make mention of them at all, which was odd to us since they were so beautiful, and yet not surprising. Hearts and triangles/pyramids continued showing up for us. We saw many heart stones and on the way down from the temple I found an amazing OM symbol naturally created from some soft twig like material on a rock in front of me. You can see it clearly here. Signs were all around for those with eyes and hearts to see. The rain also gently started up once again as we were descending. Perfect for that cleansing freshness. We then made our way to the city to explore a few key areas Amaru had intended for us. We explored the Sun Temple with Royal rooms, Condor Temple, and cave temple areas that were very deep with energy. We also saw sacred baths used for purifying before ceremonies. It is then that I saw the triangle portal entrance that I mentioned seeing in my vision the other day, here in physical form. Apparently it invites into another dimension and has a hidden labyrinth underground where 2 men were lost in years back that were exploring it. The others with them came out running and they never found the men and felt it better to shut up the hole so no one else would be lost to what was beneath there. The Sun Temple had windows directly linked to the sun beam from the Sun Gate we’d come from and inside was an inner Sun Dial that represented the inner Sun/Illumination within us rather than the outer Sun Dial/Light we’d seen the day before. I found our visiting all of the Sun Temples this time for me, at Machu Picchu, to be like a full circle integration since the last time I was there we had journeyed down to the Moon Temple. We then returned to town and had lunch, did a little market exploring and got on our train back to Cusco. Both ways we enjoyed the Inca Tea of eucalyptus, coca, and mint – and as you can see, our cups to hold them in gave sentiment to our journey “A Mystic Experience.” One side note: I saw a lot of little poops all over Machu Picchu and had joked to Christopher they were from magickal rabbits. Well, in fact I was right, as Amaru said that they were in fact from Andean wild rabbits. 🙂 My bunny loves were making their mark and leaving trails in my journeys once again. They had even shown up in the form of juice names on a menu we came across near the beginning of our journey.
Day 7 – 3/17/15: Today we woke and after breakfast were off on our bus ride from Cusco to Puno and the Sacred Lake Region of the Incas, stopping along the way at sites of interest. We visited two museums, a Church like Sistine Chapel inside that was very ornate and to me, almost gaudy. But at the first museum with Ancient Lithic culture we saw an extraterrestrial skull that had been found. It was displayed next to a human skull. We also saw the elongated human skulls, as the ancient people used to try to mimic extraterrestrials they encountered and engaged with, seeing them as Gods and that this was the ideal form to emulate. You know the difference between human and extraterrestrial skulls because the human skulls have seven parts and extraterrestrial one has three parts. We also saw some very cool spiral symbols carved in rock and one that was exactly like the Tibetan Fire Serpent in Reiki. We explored Rajchi – Temple of Huiracocha – where we came upon more lovely flowers, a frog friend that had made a comfy home on a traveler we came across, and a large bumble bee on a yellow flower that foreshadowed a vision I would see later in symbolism from a ceremonial meditation. Then enjoyed a beautiful buffet we loaded up on overlooking amazing grounds with Alpaca in the foreground and waterfalls in the background. Then we ascended to the highest point of our journey at the plateau of 14,222 feet in elevation. This area is between the basin of Lake Titicaca and the Amazon. Lake Titicaca is at 12,500 feet – our next destination. We had to divert around Juliaca because of a demonstration going on that was closing off the roads and for precautions of safety was necessary to avoid. So this added an hour and a half to our full day drive, but beautiful landscapes and scenic views were abound. The demonstration was about people refusing to pay taxes to use roads the government decided to build that they didn’t want. They were also unhappy with polution of the river by mining companies, which they had so far been able to have one shut down with their efforts. Goes to show you the power of the people when they stand together in the truth of their sovereignty. Together we used our energy again when we hit a block at a different route the bus driver took and our path was open. We managed to cross a flooded area of the road safely too with our energetic focus. Adventures! We arrived in time to see the lights glistening on Lake Titicaca and settled in before a lovely dinner. Our hotel was The Royal Inn. 😉
Day 8 – 3/18/15: Got a good 8 hour sleep – first really so far – and after breakfast we journeyed to the local Puno market to purchase food for our picnic offering lunch and ceremony. Then we were off to the Dimensional Door & Forest – Amaru Muru. Aymey’s shoes had mirrored mine from my first trip to Machu Picchu, having the sole detach. And I too experienced this again on this trip. We purchased some glue to fix it when on the island. Last time I had it fixed on Machu Picchu and this time on Lake Titicaca. 🙂 We picked up bread, fruit, avocado, coconut water, coca leaves, matches, salt, tomatoes, oregano, ginger, lemons, flowers, water. The market was amazing in all its array of colors and variety of fruits and vegetables and everyone was so sweet. Then we were off to our sacred destination. The van seat in front of me had the image of a Dragon and Faery on it, which I thought was synchronous. When we arrived at the site it had been raining, but we waited in the van a few minutes and sent energy to it together and the sky opened and the rain stopped for the entire time we were there. We went to the Door/Dimensional Gateway and set up for our ceremony with crystal and sacred offering altar. On this journey I had been guided to only take my new giant Herkimer Diamond, which was part of every ceremony and acted as the central generator of the grids. It is a Record Keeper with many Rainbows and has some mirroring qualities to an Elestial, but is a powerful Herkimer. This was a very potent ceremony for me – one of my very favorite sites in Peru. On the first day I had shown Amaru this crystal and he asked its name. I said I hadn’t gotten it yet, but very shortly after that, her name came to me – Soriah. At Amaru Muru I told Amaru its name and he said the meaning of this was Mother of the Inner Light. When I looked it up I found that it is a celestial name having an Arabic origin that means “Bright Starlight – the Pleiades”. I also found this interesting meaning by Seven Reflections: Soriah. Amaru chanted and drummed as we meditated. First thing I saw was giant beings come to life from the stones. Some were Stone Beings and others Crystal Beings. They reminded me of the Stone Being in the NeverEnding Story. The Crystal Being had a head like a Crystal Shard like the Shard in the Dark Crystal. They were like Guardians to the portal but also welcoming us/me. Then a four pointed star creating a diamond effect appeared that was a portal in silver with pale yellow at the center in an oval shape. At first seemed like a crystal or stone, but upon further glance it was actually not dense but gaseous and swirling. Then a large Tibetan Magician emerged. This portal is very connected to Tibet, as is the energy of the site, even having a rock that is clearly a Buddha. All the rocks are naturally formed into beings and symbols – similar to Sedona in this way. But the Tibetan Magician I saw was ancient and came in very clear with very long white hair, beard, mustache, and brows, wearing an icy blue robe and taller hat with silvery adornments. He kept coming toward me and lingering in gaze. Seemed other beings came too, but can’t remember. Then saw myself in a robe and headdress – ancient – with hands up to the Light coming upon me. An elephant appeared with golden trunk, saw a starlight bright coming closer and hit me in the 3rd eye gently lodging. This day I was wearing my rabbit sweatshirt that said “Never underestimate the power of a woman with a rabbit” and has a white rabbit, and at the end of my visions a white rabbit in fact appeared. And then the Gateway showed up as a triangle of light with inner dimensions. After our meditation ceremony we each one by one went up to the three openings in the Doorway and invoked and received energies. We faced in and out, and did what ever came to us naturally to do. Interestingly, we all felt to do sound at the center main portal. This was huge for me and something deep, strong and with force came through me that felt ancient as I faced the Doorway. After, Amaru hugged us individually and I remember him being teared up when I approached him. Something activated strongly when I did this and we both felt it. So much so, when I returned to my seat supporting Christopher with his turn, I couldn’t stop shaking until he had also returned to join us. I shook uncontrollably and was breathing out with release. The only other time I can remember similar was in Egypt. Although this wasn’t as intense or long in duration, it was definitely a Kundalini activation just the same. Powerful! I was so ready to step into this. After our ceremony we climbed to a level place with a natural stone table and chairs where we would have our lunch offering. On the way here we stopped by a few local women selling offerings they had found. I purchased two stones that were Quartz with Calcite. We had an amazingly yummy lunch that was to be as a collective offering eating mindfully of those without and sharing the abundance with all. We then made large closed and open-faced sandwiches of fresh bread with tomato, avocado, ginger, salt, oregano, and lemon juice. YUMM! We finished off with grenadine as dessert and coconut water. Two hawks screeched overhead as we ate in reverence. We then went to another location at this site for our next closing ceremony working with all of the elements at a natural altar rock that had 10 small pools of water on it. One larger and the others smaller. The only thing I remember seeing was a large Cobra head and after we opened our eyes there were two heart clouds in the sky. One large one with a pyramid hole in the middle and the other smaller one with a spiral. At the end we offered the flowers we had picked up in the market and then we were each told to follow our guidance to take our 3 coca leaves we were holding to offer them at a sacred place any where that called to us. I was called to climb higher and so I did. I made my way up a steeper area and stood on a rock doing my own offering and intentions to the collective that I would in turn give to receive and the wind blew strong as I stood there. At the end I was moved to say “I’m ready to go”. Directly after I stepped off the rock I immediately noticed 2 Hawk feathers on the ground before me that I knew were offerings to me. And then two Hawks flew overhead. It was amazing. Another beautiful day with butterflies all around and two bright caterpillars. I held one butterfly with an injured wing to give it extra energy and life. After this powerful experience we enjoyed a lighter experience of laughter and joy at the Temple of Fertility where there are many mushroom stone sculptures (appearing like Phalluses) and one large Phallus sculpture at the center also encapsulating the female energy as well. We laughed so hard as we took funny photos. No one leaves this little temple without being tickled giddy. As we left we took a look at the items offered by the locals and I was surprised to meet a 17 year old girl here that shared my exact name in pronunciation and spelling, which is not a common name in Peru. So we took a photo together, and then we made our way back to town to explore the city streets/shops and enjoyed dinner before bed.
Day 9 – 3/19/15: This morning we traveled by Tuk Tuk – three-wheeled little mobiles that one guy powers by pedaling like a bike. We loaded our bags and ourselves and off we went to the harbor to catch our boat to Amantani Island, where we were serenaded by music Amaru joined in on to kick off our lake journey. Lake Titicaca means Puma of the Stones or Gray Puma. We first stopped at the Floating Islands (or Reed Islands) of the Uros people. We spent a lot of time immersing with them on one of the islands – Santa Maria – which was really fantastic. The people are passive and peaceful, fleeing from confrontations long ago to live a life of harmony. They basically work around the clock cultivating their life and their little islands, fixing them constantly from wear and tear of sun and the elements. Every two weeks they have to redo their homes. They relay reeds on their island anew as well. The islands float on roots of reeds bound together that act like corks. There are 87 islands total, each with up to 10 families per island. They have one president for the entire community and one president per island. The main president is elected and has a term of 3-4 years. The individual presidents have 1 year terms. So everyone gets a chance to run things. Everything is shared on the islands in responsibility and in abundance. Money is distributed equally, as well as food. Children are raised by all families. There are separate islands for schools and banks. They have some small boats with motors to get to Puno for trade, but otherwise they do everything on their islands. They also now have solar energy, which was gifted to them by an Asian businessman. They eat fish, fried bread, potatoes, and even the white part of the reeds. They boil water from the lake because it is clean enough and fresh with only a very tiny portion of salt in it. When we arrived, one woman took us each into their homes to share their lives. The woman who took Christopher and I in was named Marie – like me again. She also offered to dress us up in their local clothing, which we were excited to receive. In exchange for all the hospitality we purchased some of their handmade items and also gifted them the toys we had brought. I gave all of mine to the people on this island to distribute. The slinkies from Aymey were a hit and they loved my stuffed animals – one little girl got the purple dragon 🙂 We were there witnessing their normal daily routines…cooking, making their reed boats, etc. Their two sources of income are fish and tourism. The little girls were sweet – one pulling on my shirt to get my attention…another was playing with Aymey in her lap placing stickers on her skin. Amaru was overwhelmed with love and tears on the island, as he has such a reverence for these people and his roots and it was easy to understand, as we were all sad to leave. These people remind us of our ancient ways, who we really are at heart, and the simplicity and beauty of natural harmony at work, shared with Terra and each other. We left, sharing lots of hugs and kisses with everyone and then continued our boat ride to Amantani – the Island of Love. We had a long climb up to our home for the next two nights, but arrived at our beautiful accommodations greeted by the family that would care for us. We received an amazing spread of fresh veggies (corn, giant fava beans, broccoli, carrots, potatoes, and rice), guacamole, quinoa and veggie soup, bread and teas. Wow! It was a lot, but so good! We finished off with some papaya and then all went to our rooms to rest for a couple of hours before sunset. I was loving the high altitudes so felt invigorated. I was so grateful Amaru gifted me his usual room he gets when staying here, which was a large room overlooking the Lake with nearly 360 degree views. The room had a large front area perfect for ceremonies, which we would use the next day. I was so grateful. After our rest, Amaru, Christopher and I walked up the hill for the sunset. Aymey remained to rest, as the altitude was creating the need for adjustment for her. We watched the stars and sunset, focusing on the aura of the trees and Earth. Then returned for dinner of veggie soup and garlic bread with tea and conversation. Our days were full with communing and sharing. Amaru was grateful to have like-minded souls to be able to talk about everything with. The evening was filled with clear stars abound. I provided a short Reiki session to both Aymey and Christopher this evening to help them adjust with things they were experiencing either with altitude or a food eaten, and to help balance things more. Then nighty night time.
Day 10 – 3/20/15 Our Day of Assimilation and Comprehensive Preparation in the Path of the Light for the Equinox: I was happy to hear that both Aymey and Christopher were feeling better. The night was a wild one in terms of a major thunder, lightning and rain storm coming down. It was also the first night I remembered my dream clearly while here. Interesting that in Iceland and Peru, while I was dreaming a lot and sometimes vaguely remembered something, I wasn’t remembering clearly and extensively like I normally do until this night. I had an important and symbolic dream that the four of us were doing an initiation/activation ceremony, as we’ve been doing, but it was on a much larger scale – interestingly synchronous since this day we’d be engaging in our Equinox ceremony. We had a fifth person with us, however. We each had done our part, provided our key codes, and it was then time for this fifth person to do theirs. But they were hesitant and reluctant to do so. Finally he said, “OK,” and added his “key code” to the mix. He stated out loud a sequence of 6 numbers that activated the finalization. The very instant this took place, in conscious life a very loud thunder hit and the storm started that night, fully bringing all my awareness into awake state, although the experience was all seamless. As I talked to Amaru about this the next morning we realized that this fifth person represented humanity, or the collective. In my dream he appeared Asian (or a mixture of ethnicities), but he was like the fifth element needed to put into place things. Interestingly, I’ve been on other trips, including the 12/21/12 Bimini one, where humanity/the collective was not ready for some of what we were activating/opening. So we needed to wait for more alignment that would take more time. However, in my dream, humanity/the collective WAS ready. Although somewhat hesitant, did come through and met with us in partnership. This was huge in my opinion! And the storm activating directly after was potent indeed. Big stuff! In the morning I noticed one of my windows slightly opened, after I’d been awake a while. I’d closed all of them in the night and this one wasn’t open when I first woke up. So I went over to it and on the sill inside I find a folded up piece of paper with writing on it. The paper said “This way to open” with an arrow pointing to the right and then a heart with the word “thanks”. I asked around to everyone, but no one had left it on my window. Where it came from I can only imagine, but it felt connected to my dream somehow and was a message of some sort. I saved it in my journal. Was it pointing up the hill, as that’s where it was placed – pointing to our location of our last ceremony on the island to come? Or was it something beyond this trip in general? Hmmmm….The rain continued hard that morning, but we felt it was perfect and fine, as we had already made plans to have our Equinox/New SuperMoon/Total Solar Eclipse ceremony in my room overlooking Lake Titicaca. So after breakfast of yummy pancakes and fruit with Amaru’s special green tea mixture, we set up our very powerful altar grid and we each took our places at the four corners. This ceremony lasted until lunch and as you can imagine…once it was done, the skies opened to blue sunny light! Our ceremony was nothing short of amazing again and very powerful. I mostly just felt peace and expansiveness as Amaru lead the ceremony chanting, meditations, and then we all together created music and sound – Aymey and I had purchased rattles on the Floating Island – Christopher and I had also purchased flutes in Cusco. The only visions I remember were that of what to me was Pachamama symbolized in a large, voluptuous, Inca-looking ancient woman with animals around her, and then light and Cosmic beings. One of them held a diamond of light in its hand and placed it in my 3rd eye. Then at the end of the ceremony I remember seeing a giant gold ring with a giant gold bumblebee on it that was being presented to me. Amaru then presented the platform for me to share concluding and supportive words to everyone for our journey thus far and what to take away from all of it. At the end Amaru gifted us the ceremonial head pieces (that were his) he’d placed upon us for the ceremony – very special. And after, I presented Amaru with the Herkimer Diamond and Aqua Aura Quartz pendant that was mine, as a gift to him to wear in his special ceremonies. After we cleared out of the room, Christopher offered to do an energetic clearing for my cough with me. So we did that and then enjoyed lunch before we would head off to our sacred site on pilgrimage with sunny blue skies! The rain stopped, as our ceremony ended. Our pilgrimage took us around half the island to find a very special altar place no one knows of that isn’t local to the island. We walked through the terraced hills on the stone path and off-path when the water had covered the path. We also walked the pebbled beach, finding many symbolic stones. We were so absorbed we passed the altar, but knew it was perfect, as we found special things along the way. So we made our way back for a very powerful ceremony at the altar overlooking the Lake and a big initiation. I first initiated Christopher and Aymey with Reiki. Christopher received his Reiki 1. Amaru and I felt this to be important to link us all in the energy, since the rest of us were Reiki attuned, but also to raise vibrations to receive his initiation from Amaru after. I gave both Amaru and Aymey Reiki 3 initiation attunements, however, I was guided to initiate them with a special Cosmic activation that channeled through, which was very powerful, and something I haven’t done or gifted anyone before. I did Aymey first then Amaru later. Amaru placed a colored square cloth of 7×7 squares = 49 around my shoulders for this, like a little cape. After this, Amaru then initiated us with the Solar Path and taught us 3 symbols we were to memorize for now only, and receive energetically. They are imprinted within us, as the Reiki symbols are and I easily memorized them to this day. He will provide more thorough explanations to us in the days to come, but for now the activation was necessary and we have learned to use them already by what he briefly shared. The essence was most important, as always. This was all very powerful and connected us, as well as ignited something on a very large scale beyond us. As I was giving Amaru his initiation, Christopher buried a crystal grid in the ground that he had been guided to do that would link with another grid he buried in Arkansas to be part of the Earth grid. The next day I received that what we’d done and the grid he placed had all activated the Crystal that resides beneath Lake Titicaca. After our initiations, we walked back to our home, but it was sunset, so most of our walk was in the dark and starlight. It was definitely part of the initiation to use our inner light now and inner Sun to light the way and actually, the path was easier going back than coming, as a new path was created for us that we didn’t take before! We had a great dinner, and off to bed early, as we had a very early rising for our concluding island ceremony.
Day 11 – 3/21/15: We rose at 3:30 am this morning in the dark and starlight in order to ascend to our destination by sunrise for our ceremony of Solar Initiation. Throughout the night it rained even harder than the previous night, and when we woke we discovered hail piles all around, like mounds of ice pebbles everywhere. The weird thing is that the hail storm started right when I was dreaming something else this night that felt significant, yet this time I didn’t remember the dream like the previous night. We bundled up in our layers and were given heavy, thick ponchos to keep us warm for our hike up to the Temple of Pachatata. We climbed at least 1000 feet higher, taking us to 13,500+ feet elevation. Our intent was to connect with our inner Sun and give reverence to the Sun. We began our walk at 4:00 am after having tea to warm us. As we were reaching the temple, the Sun was rising and Amaru then set up for our ceremony with fire and inner visions. The light and Sun danced with us, creating amazing illuminations all around and within each of us (seen in the individual photos of us here) – at times engulfing us (as you can see in one photo where I appear like a Sunlit headless horseman). We each had sacred time with the fire, as Amaru blessed and activated along with our offerings. This was a very sacred and powerful experience, still giving me chills now to reflect and write about it, as the feelings flow through me. And we then concluded with music we played on our instruments, while we danced in celebration, which all brought out the Sun, as well as a Hawk that hovered intentfully right above and in front of us between us and the Sun as Amaru was concluding ceremony. A Puma paw glowed in the water ahead of us after our ceremony and the Sun glowed each time we invoked it. After, we descended for a delicious breakfast – everything looking so vibrant, freshly new, and beautiful, which this whole journey in fact had changed for us and how we see things. We packed up to get our boat back to Puno. We were all sad to leave our island home and sanctuary, and these gentle people. Our journey across the waters was mostly silent and inward, as we sat at the back of the boat receiving the Sun’s rays. We rested and integrated the journey thus far and I felt the Lake’s giant Crystal activated. We were feeling the sun inside and out. Upon arrival, we settled into our hotel, had lunch, shopped, and then packed before our dinner and a good night’s sleep.
Day 12 – 3/22/15: Our last day together began with breakfast and then off to our last sacred site to do a closing meditation, overlooking water at the Temple of Immortality – Sillustani. We did this individually and quietly within ourselves to give gratitude and honor, as well as celebration for the journey we shared, and the journey yet to come. I only felt peace within this time and no visions except a profile of a Hawk that turned into a Condor, but I communicated a lot from within my heart and out to all in reciprocation to all I’d received. After we completed our individual time, we joined together with Amaru and he initiated us in a diamond formation to channel the Cosmic Light. We were shown how to move the energy, again only needing to remember the basic essence of what we were experiencing and would receive further what we needed when the time unfolded divinely. I felt incredible heat through my core when doing this. Upon completion and a group hug, we always shared, we descended the temple grounds back to our van. Along the way I saw my first live rabbit – a wild Andean one that descends from ancient times. I was so moved by this symbolism and physical manifestation on our very last day, concluding our very last ceremony together, as rabbits are my magickal familiars. I knew Nestor was shining down upon me with her love and support, as well as that Joy and Cosmo had been with me all along…everything was in Divine order, was being supported, and was coming to full circle closure. All I had been guided to do was complete and honored. I was grateful both to all of my soul family that had supported this, but also to myself for embracing the call. This was very magickal and special to me and I captured photos of the rabbit that showed up. The path to and from this site was also lined with yellow flowers and represented to me the yellow brick road like in The Wizard of Oz, which Aymey also reiterated. It spoke to how we always search for the power or some outside source/wizard/magick, but all along we were the power/wizard/true magicians and could have and do all we needed and wanted at any time we recognize and embody that truth fully. That is the true magick. And that is one of the things I took away from this trip. Not needing anything external, but knowing I have all that I need within me. Interestingly, upon return home two of my crystal friends (the largest I have ever had) were also going away to their new home and mom – one of which was my giant Amethyst Rabbit. Again, everything is within us/me, and so the connections and magick are always there to experience when ever we want, regardless of what we think we have or don’t. We made our way to the airport and shared our “see you soons” rather than goodbye with Amaru, which still tugged at the heart, as we parted ways to take our flight back to Lima and he would take a bus to his home in Arequipa. We spent the rest of the day driven around in Lima to bide time until our late night flights back home, having lunch, exploring the beach and beach area, as well as the city center. It was Chistopher’s first Pacific ocean sunset and touching his feet in these powerful waters, so we had to capture that first moment indeed. Some card games and dinner saw us through our last hours and then it was I who left first this time (I had arrived last at onset) and I settled in on my flights for a good night’s rest until home. We know we will all be called again together for further work when the time aligns.
We had all been gifted protective, empowering bracelets with seeds from the Amazon Jungle from Oscar, our first driver who also greeted us upon arrival into Peru. These united our energy daily, as we wore them throughout our journey together and like with everything, but mostly our hearts, will deepen the continued connection.
Wow, ain’t gonna cut it this time to convey the magnitude of our experience in Peru. LOL! What an incredible nearly two weeks we shared. This trip definitely goes on my top fav list of journeys, including my top powerful list as well. Woah! Not to mention it was SO different energetically from my first trip in Peru. You can’t compare, but definitely doing this twice really reflects the shifts and how much has evolved, including myself.
I return feeling even more connected to multi-dimensionality and with a deepened sense of inner peace and centered strength.
From onset to closure, it was jam packed with potency, magick, harmony, and love. All I knew when I was called to put together this journey, was that I needed to be there, the timing was auspiciously aligned and not to veer off from, and who ever was truly meant to show up would.
And boy oh boy did things synchronize into perfection.
I was also so grateful to reconnect with my beautiful and powerful soul sister Aymey and brother Christopher, which was a soul family celebration indeed when all four of us came together, not to mention a powerful reactivation of the powerful work we were continuing together…chills writing this now even.
Themes of the trip were activating and integrating our Cosmic essence with our human bodies, embodying the power and light of the Great Central Sun, remembering who we REALLY are and standing in that knowing and power so we can simultaneously support others through that example, opening and expanding our hearts deeper and wider to the unconditional love and gentle nurturing within us, transmutation, and courageous embracing to return to the natural harmony essence with all.
There was also the beautiful balance of deep spirituality and very, very light humor and humanness we enjoyed and experienced each day. Laughter, tears, playfulness and focused integrity, overwhelming grace and power…just exquisite.
Rebirthing was indeed mirrored again for this trip, as it was in Iceland. I also, personally, saw a lot of orange show up for me – it came through in what I was drawn to over and over, which included a raw orange Jade I picked up as a new friend (which just so happened to have the mirroring outline of Machu Picchu inside of it as you can see below -I got it at Machu Picchu too), as well as orange roses that were given to myself and Aymey during our journey by one of our amazing drivers and co-facilitators in Cusco, Paullo.
We experienced our ability to manifest what we desired and how our individual powers can be harnessed massively when brought together with others with heart-full intention. We saw this at work over and over each day, as we literally controlled the weather together (forecasts had shown rain throughout our time away, but in fact didn’t happen or did at the opportune times), crowds of people encountered, and every detail that would perfectly support what we each would need, as well as would be in support of the highest and greatest good collectively.
Everything was orchestrated from onset, in a way that would provide the right synergy for all of this, down to even creating who would actually show up in order to have what was needed take place – which is a story in and of itself.
I personally return feeling the most empowered and whole I have yet, and lighter – literally – as I lost another 4 pounds on top of the 5 I lost from Iceland. Woah!
Not sure exactly physically where it all came off – kind of just all around – although I do look and feel different to myself, but I can definitely sense it and it feels like an energetic release has taken place at another deeper core level that is cleansing and letting go of everything with ease. It is incredible to compare my photos from my journey back in 2008 with now…what a change.
But this energetic release was evident also with something physically I have been experiencing.
Since the day of my return from Iceland I had a very deep lung cough that lingered since the 28th of February until my very first full day back from Peru – incredible! I haven’t had anything like that ever, in terms of such a long experience with something lasting nearly a month. I never get sick, but know that anything that shows up is a reflection of something on another level working itself out. These trips have been huge for me and this time period in my life is significant.
A little background: my lungs have always been my weakest link in my body, which always mirror things that aren’t good for me and how my body reacts to help cleanse it out. When I was a child, I wouldn’t really ever get sick except for my deep lung coughs where my lungs would fill with stuff that had to be coughed up and out, literally gagging me (gross I know). And since, my lungs react to anything that isn’t good for my body (allergies to food and things in the air like smoke of any kind, etc.) by creating the same experience of messaging my body with a deep cough that has to come up and out of my body, lasting for anywhere from a half an hour to a couple of hours until it’s all gone and my body is rid of it – like a protective barrier my immune system has, as well as a way to alert me.
However, I’ve also come into this life with a huge amount of past life grief to transmute, which has resided in my lungs and has been working itself out with my work. I also have very small lungs in comparison to most people and a smaller rib cage, as well as much more shallow breathing than what others experience, which is normal for me. Perhaps also part of why being at high elevations for me is very natural and easy without challenge. And recently I’ve learned that shallow breaths actually have a cosmic connection. 😉
Anyway, that all to share that having this pretty major lung experience between two very important and potent trips I was called to take, really felt to be symbolizing taking/breathing in life in a whole new way, which would call for a deepening release of anything remaining of that grief. As well as, embracing the changes on a life large scale I’ve been integrating – opening to what that involves and a new way of taking in and experiencing life, freely and filling up more space by being in full essence without hindrance.
So while I was coughing pretty badly since Iceland, as well as every day in Peru (although decreasing every day more and more), it all dissipated upon return. I had no other issues, nor felt bad in any way. There was just this cough that was letting go more and more, with less and less needing to come out. It was not something I didn’t need to do anything about except to embrace it and allow it to move through, supporting it energetically to do its thing…running its course while the integration/transmutation was taking place.
Just like with all things in our life we come up against, if we can just flow with it and not fight it, fear it, be angry at it…it WILL move through and bring you into the next experience awaiting on the other side.
My cough was an example of that, as literally the first full day I was back it completely disintegrated. And the day I traveled home, it was already dissipating nearly away and now poof! Buh bye! Amazing, yes? Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
But back to the fullness of our journey. The first incredible thing that took place, after the fact that the trip actually was energetically created, was the bringing together of soul alchemy in mirror of the experience to unfold.
To make a long story short, which won’t be possible in these journey shares, we went from being a group of 16 of us down to 4. Twelve people for one wild/odd/timely reason to another, all dropped out and/or cancelled leading up to the journey. So amazing! Much of this taking place not long before I went to Iceland, during my time away there, and upon return from there. Having done this enough times in terms of retreat, journeys, workshops, etc. seeing how everything works itself out like a collective chess game, I just sit back and watch the divine perfection and cosmic fun unfold. 🙂
I know where I’m meant to be and welcome others who know the same.
Since I was going on this journey regardless, I just marveled at who was going to show up alongside me and was so so grateful for who did.
And so we were four – two male and two female souls creating a most beautiful and connective family. Each so beautiful and powerful in their own way, but the four of us together was incredible to say the least. We were so in tune with each other, on the same page, in flow, supportive, and experiencing similar in different ways in our lives. It couldn’t have been more perfect. Another beautiful alignment was our shared birthday energies between three of us. I had just had my birthday, one was going to celebrate his in the middle of our journey, and one would be celebrating hers soon after our return!
The other interesting thing is that each of us had an integration of Female and Male energy within making us both sensitive Males and strong Females…not to mention we all were so in tune that we could understand one another and knew how to support, communicate, and flow with each other intuitively.
Had it not been the four of us only, we would not have been gifted the astounding things that we received, nor created what we did. Our journey was deeply intimate and because of the soul energy synergy we shared, we were able to visit places that were intuited by our group essence (including some new places I had not been to before), and were able to spend extended time emerged in the energies, as well as received initiations we otherwise wouldn’t have due to lack of time and different energy dynamics. The intimacy provided us all the things we each needed to give and receive. Blessed we were.
To say I love these three souls in human bodies is an understatement. And before I progress further with our experiences, I just want to extend my deepest, heart-felt gratitude and honor to each of them for courageously showing up, and bringing forth the vulnerability they each shared, as well as the power they embodied. I have no words to describe the magnitude of feeling I have for them, but I know that they know just what I mean.
What we experienced individually and together, was not isolated to merely us (nor to this one moment in time), but rippled out to the collective and amplified through the Cosmos and out from this sacred energy center we were at physically.
Nothing we do is “just” about us, and yet it’s not about needing to specify this is for me and this is for you….it simply all is that, simultaneously, within the presence of experience we consciously show up to embrace and consistently walk in the path of daily with each breath of expansive awareness.
I hope you find a piece of yourself in this journey I share. I can’t express enough how these journeys in the physical truly are life-changing. People simply don’t realize, I believe, what a trip like this can support. And each person on this journey manifested their way there magickally, just as anyone can do. I never accept something as impossible…perhaps not meant for someone or perhaps not aligned, but where there is the will and intent, there is the way.
We are all magickal beings living a magickal life, if we want to realize and embrace that truth.
Here’s my vision of this magickal journey we shared through my eyes and heart, shared with each of you.
Each of us had our own journey, which is not for me to share, honoring the privacy and sacredness of that. So this is my personal experience and how I saw things. It was all being experienced with all of you in mind and how what we do creates the possibility and potentials for everyone, as well as literally IS being experienced by all through us.
I wrote quite long journal entries for this journey (no surprise I’m sure lol!) – longer than usual – but given this trip was double Iceland’s time period I’m going to try to abbreviate just a bit – if that’s even possible as a Pisces with Mercury in Pisces loving to creatively express from the heart.
Another chronicle in store indeed, but it ended up about 4,000 words shorter than Iceland, so I did something different given this trip was twice as long. LOL! Hopefully the photos will help with capturing the essence, but I do want to share my visions in meditations and ceremonies, however, feeling it important this time. So this will add to the length, as well as perhaps draw you deeper into the experience with me and us.
However, being that this will be a long share with many photos (thank you to Aymey and Christopher for sharing some of theirs to add with mine), making it a very big post, I am going to share it in two parts so things upload more easily and don’t overload with the energy that’s potently packed in it. 😉
I find that writing and sharing these experiences are an integral part of the integrative process, not only cathartic in a way for me, but also brings things to full circle closure. Until I’ve put it all down and out there, it doesn’t feel fully complete.
So from my heart to yours, I share this with the Cosmic love that resides within all that I am and all that you are.
Day 1 – 3/11/15: Today was a very full travel day from Los Angeles to Lima, Peru starting at 4 am until 4:37 am the next day. I had an hour in between my connecting flights from Miami to Lima. But my LA flight was delayed for some silly reason (perfect in the eyes of Universal plans) and literally everything blocked me from getting to my next flight in a way I have never seen. Even the people on the flight ALL completely ignored the announcement to stay seated and allow all passengers at the back of plane with tight connections off first. I’ve never experienced people not listening to that before. Every single person got up and blocked the passage so that most of us all missed our flight connections. And even when I did get off and ran/sky trained to my gate, they had just closed and although an attendant asked them through the door if they’d let me on, they said no. So, indeed I was being rerouted energetically on timing to arrive. Who knows what I avoided, or what was being aligned, but one thing that worked out is that the hours I had in the airport provided me the time to work on a sacred tattoo design and complete it in totality. I normally don’t take work with me, but something said to do so and so this all worked out quite well and created a really amazing design my client was quite pleased with. The only down side was my arrival at 4:37 am in the morning rather than 9:57 pm in Lima, which meant literally settling into my room, showering, breakfast and off to our first journey immediately at 7 am. Despite not sleeping much on the plane, I was feeling refreshed and ready to go, knowing it was all perfect.
Day 2 – 3/12/15: This morning we gathered (Aymey, Christopher, and I) at breakfast and ignited the energy connections for our sacred journey together. At breakfast I shared the crystal gifts with each of them that I had intuited for them (and which we used in each ceremony along with all our sacred things – our grids kept growing from onset to end of our journey) and was also surprised at a lovely crystal gift I, too, received, which was a Golden Healer personally found in Arkansas by Christopher. I also later received an amazing cosmic heart from Aymey for my birthday. We constantly were gifting each other throughout the journey with gifts from the heart, which was such a sweet surprise to each of us to experience that kind of unconditional giving and receiving with so much mutual honor that likely we’ve mostly been accustomed to giving out more. I also got to reconnect with Amaru, our amazing Shaman and my dear, dear friend, which was very beautiful to give and receive hugs once again. I also gifted him a crystal. We got more connecting time on our 4 hour drive to our first sacred site – Caral. I had not visited Caral on my first journey to Peru, so this was a new experience for me. It was very expansive with many pyramids on the sacred grounds. Caral is the Highest Altar of the Oldest Civilization of the Americas. So it was perfect to begin the journey with this ancient energy igniting things. We did several meditations and ceremonies here. First, we stopped on the bridge over the river on our way to the site welcoming and opening to the energy. Each time we did, the wind would pick up and soar through. It was the beginning of our experiencing the power of our being in tune with and able to work with and control the elements with our heart-full intents. It also was mirroring of how the ancients and Cosmic ones were supporting and engaging in every aspect of this journey. They had been waiting for us. On the middle of the bridge where we stopped, which represented moving from one reality and world to another we were crossing into as we welcomed this journey, as well as reintegrating ancient parts of ourselves, I had my first vision of an Inca Warrior with large headdress standing on the other side of the bridge with his arm out extending a welcome to me/us. We then did another pause and tuning in, where this time I then saw what appeared more to be like an Inca God with huge headdress/crown of gold reminding me of Huiracocha/Wiracocha (Creator God/Cosmic God), sitting tall on a very tall, lean white horse on the other side of the bridge waiting for us and welcoming us. We then walked with intention along the path to the site. We found many old things on the path – petrified corn, pottery, part of a skull, feathers, shells – as we retraced our ancient heritage. We explored all of the grounds, including a circular area used for ceremony and Cosmic connection, similar to a Sun dial with Obelisk, and a fire altar, and above an entrance to an underground labyrinth where the spiral symbol was hidden. We were not allowed to do ceremony here, but Amaru was given permission to do a quick one to ignite things for us at the fire altar using our crystals we had all brought and other sacred things. While he did this, we tuned in and here I saw flames emerge and a white Dragon appear. On our way back we did a ceremony at the top of the hill overlooking the pyramids, valley, river, and feeling all the elements of wind/Air, river/Water, Earth, Sun/Fire, and Spirit. Again, this is not usually permitted, but even when a man came to inquire on us after we’d been in ceremony, he simply waved us on when Amaru told him what we were doing, aligned with our pure heart intent. Amaru created a grid with the things we’d found and our crystals, which we sat around in a half circle, and then led us in a special Cosmic initiation he does not do usually – very special. During this I saw a Native American Indian Chief with headdress and later learned that Christopher had this guide show up in his meditation providing his name of Red Cloud, I believe, who was then with him throughout. So we were seeing the same, as would continue to happen through the journey for us all. Amaru came around to each of us and we channeled the Gold Light of the Cosmos, as well as the Blue Light of the Earth and transmuted it all through our hearts, emanating the Green Gold Light. He inititated us each while playing his flute, chanting, doing symbols and had us join in with our first chant of “Nokan Inti Kani – I am the Sun”. We BECAME the Great Central Sun, to carry this energy with us always, during and beyond this journey. After, I gave Amaru a Reiki Initiation Attunement. He is already a Reiki Master of 18+ years, but he/we felt it important for him to receive this initiation for all that he would be facilitating for our journey, as well as to connect he and I with the combined energetic work we were doing and be a mutual exchange of giving and receiving. After the ceremony, Amaru gifted each of us some of the sacred pieces he used in the ceremony and told us something personal when doing so. I received a Chrysocolla Heart Stone (he said it was for the Healer that I am). During the ceremony he had also honored me with ceremonial knitted-ribbons around my neck (you can see in photo here to the right), feeling as an honoring to work alongside him. And Christopher and Aymey also received special pieces of a crystal and a crystal necklace. The Sun moved behind the clouds during ceremony and then out when we ignited the Sun within us. We then crossed back over the bridge, as a flock of sheep approached us and waited for us to let them pass. Right before this a huge flock of goats were making their way down to the river. Both very appropriate for this year of the Sheep/Goat that we’ve entered. After, we headed back to our hotel on our 4 hour drive.
We caught a beautiful first sunset together to kick of the journey, including a small rainbow portal in the clouds. I was in bed at 1 am and up at 4 am, for another early departure. Not much rest for the Cosmic adventurers!
Day 3 – 3/13/15: Today we were off to Cusco, hence our early morning to catch flights out – we were on 3 separate flights, although Aymey and I were together and manifested sitting next to each other through a whole fun exchange. Upon arrival to Cusco we all felt an immediate shift in energy – lightness, opening, uplifting. After settling into our beautiful hotel with amazing views and beautiful baths, we headed off to our first destination – Qoricancha Temple (Temple of the Golden Consciousness), which is a mission on old Inca ruins where now stands Santo Domingo Catholic Church. We explored the history and ancient energy here, receiving more insight to the evolvement of things. We then took a walk and had lunch at an amazing little place with a stunning view in the city square. After lunch we set off for Sacsayhuaman where we used our energy in synergy with each other and held off the impending dark clouds and rain, diverting them around and away from us. After our time here, the locals at the parking lot thanked Amaru, as they knew that we had moved the clouds and rain, knowing he is a Shaman and the work we were doing. This assists them because with rain they cannot sell their hand-made items. We explored here and then drove to another near location where there was a cool cave we all really connected with and spent a little time sitting in, tuning in. Back to hotel and before dinner I felt this evening was time for some special healing intentions and setting the tone of the journey for Christopher and Aymey’s intents, as well as my own. So we gathered in Aymey’s room that had a half circle/Moon large window space and table at it, perfect for our altar we created with all of our crystals and sacred things. We sat and talked for about an hour and a half about their intents, challenges, blocks, and deeper discussion of where things are energetically to really connect with it all before I did Reiki Healing Attunements for each of them. We also discussed that now is the time to release, transmute, and ignite as the powerful co-creating beings that we are. It was a very special, intimate, connective gathering that set the tone of our Magickal Triad that we were – creating a pyramid energy between us. At times it was the two females holding the base of the pyramid with the male energy at the point. And at other times, I felt our energies would shift into positioning each of us at the integrative point for what was needed, holding the energy of that space. Every piece integral to the other and supporting and receiving to and from each other. After our session we had a very nice dinner overlooking the city of Cusco and relaxed in our rooms for an early night of good sleep – my first! Triangles showed up much on this day as symbols everywhere and this would continue throughout the journey, mirroring the three of us and the energy of the three/pyramid that I discussed during our session. A great day really shifting energy in a lighter, opening way. This day was Friday the 13th. 🙂
Day 4 – 3/14/15: Today we made our way after breakfast to a very special site we all really connected with, and which I hadn’t been to on my first trip either, where we did an incredible long ceremony (ceremonies and meditations every day! weeee!). This site is in the Chinchero Region and went by several interchangeable names – the Magic Altar or “Willko Umo”, the Sacred Head, and then its secret name: “Qori Uma” meaning Golden Head. This place had such an ancient, alive, nurturing essence where all of the rocks were rich in life and the energy was infused with Faery essence especially amidst the waters trickling through and the mossy magick. Aymey and I both went off for a little nature bathroom break and saw a black butterfly together and then we returned for our first meditative exercise of seeing ourselves and aura through Amaru, as our mirror. This took us deep within. During this I had a vision of a figure wearing a huge golden headpiece and then realized it was a very large golden head of a dragon with spokes that made up the headpiece. The face of the figure became my own, wearing this golden dragon. Simultaneously a vision of a woman all in white floated through the valley in front of us with an ethereal, transparent robe flowing behind and the then the two images merged into a white ethereal, transparent Dragon flying through the valley. I learned after that Aymey saw a white Dragon too during this. I also saw many visions of what the area may have looked like in the past, including a triangle cave opening or portal with dimensions that was before me to enter (I later saw this opening at Machu Picchu and recognized what I’d seen). After this and tuning in a bit more…a very powerful place for Aymey here, we went on top of the Mother rock and did an incredible long ceremony with fire, drumming, flute, chanting, singing, and our own meditation supported by all of this. We had created a crystal and sacred altar grid again around the fire. I felt called for this one to place the ring I was wearing – my silver ring that says in Mayan “To Be Reborn”, which felt perfect for this, not realizing consciously what were going to activate. (If you remember, this was the only jewelry I took with me to Iceland, and once again here to Peru, along with 2 necklaces of Orange Kyanite/Flower of Life and Herkimer Diamond/Aqua Aura Quartz). The smoke at first came all at me and when I breathed in, it burned in my nasal passage and throat, which felt to be like transmutational fire that was assisting me, including the energy to move in my cough – cleansing, purifying…and ended up helping my cough to stop for the entire ceremony and for quite some time after. As always, we cleansed our aura with sacred oil and would hold 3 coca leaves in our left hand, as well as placed some of these on the left side of our mouth during the process. During this ceremony I saw what all seemed to be a place and time elsewhere – not Earth – or perhaps a New Earth. Many visions of light portals and light stars as gateways I would enter and become the light of each one after another. Light infused landscapes, not Earthly, for me to enter and embody. After our meditation we went to the upper top portion of the rock where Aymey, Christopher and myself all took turns holding the clay pot that held our fire – now smoke – in our left hand and Condor feathers in our right. I started off and we were each to embody the essence of the Magician, Master, Goddess/God, Leader, Light that we each were and to invoke and activate that in any way that we were moved to, acting from our inner guidance as who we were in totality and once were and always are, rather than the us we identify with only in this life. An experience of being in our true power to continue to walk in forever. “Being Reborn” was indeed a theme for today and this journey. After our beautiful ceremony we ate some amazing fruit Amaru had picked up at the market for us. We then visited Ollantaytambo – site with its ancestral Temple of the Sun, Temple of the Condor, and Altar of the Cosmic Waters where rain came for the first time, however, here it was perfect and like a purifying cleanse for what we had just experienced, as well as a nourishing and nurturing gift of renewal. We climbed the many steps up to receive activation and then descended to catch our train to Machu Picchu town – Aguas Calientes where we settled in, explored the market and had dinner.
Day 5 – 3/15/15: Today was Christopher’s birthday and what a way to celebrate by visiting Machu Picchu – the Crystal City – for the first time! Yay! Was so excited for him to experience this powerful time for his special day. We had perfect weather and no rain, with beautiful clear views of the sacred city and grounds all around. There were crowds of people, which is normal for here, but much, much less than when I had been here last time. This is because it was not a high season tourist time. I noted that much had changed since I was here back in over 7 years ago. Roped off areas, more rules and areas we were able to hike to on the mountain were now only accessible with in-advance specially purchased tickets months ahead. How things shift indeed. But, we always created our own sacred space, moving crowds energetically by will and it never being an issue. Upon our arrival a butterfly flew to us and directly came at me, literally kissing my lips with its fluttering wings, lingering there a bit. That was such a gift and blessing. And right after that, another butterfly came at me and circled around me. The night before I had been guided to purchase a very large butterfly pendant at the market with stones in all of the Chakra colors/energies. 😉 The butterfly was my first symbol that came to me in this life and represented my path when I began my conscious spiritual journey. This was amazing and butterflies continued to grace us with their presence, one by one later welcoming the rest of the group as well. This day I was also wearing my infinite love t-shirt (a heart with infinity symbol and wings) that has a Hunab Ku symbol on the back as well, along with my Cosmic Love sweatshirt. Amaru discussed how the butterfly kiss was an honor and recognition. I have also learned that butterflies represent ancestors that are returning. So this was very powerful. We hiked up to our first scenic overview where we did a meditation looking out over the sacred city. During this I saw a figure appear wearing a large bird headdress, but the bird was actually alive – seemed to be a small Phoenix. Then there was a procession of headdressed beings when a large Condor appeared over the entire city of Machu Picchu with wings spread and then seemed to turn into a Phoenix energetically with light and fire. A lot of light and bright star energy lit up the city from it and I took this in and embodied it once again, projecting it across the city and out to the Earth. Then a High Priestess/Magician showed up and I knew it was me, as I saw out from her, wearing a large headdress that was all light and gold. I/she turned into light that projected out and then ascended to the Cosmos. Then I sent out Golden Green Healing Light from my heart through the center of the city, beaming it out like a beacon across the globe, illuminating the Earth in healing Golden Green Light. During the meditation I also was holding my orange Jade I had also picked up the night before in the market. And when I came out of it, Christopher and Amaru said to sit still, as they were gently removing something from my hair. Apparently a tiny orange insect, that looked somewhat similar to a ladybug, but all orange, had been sitting on the crown of my hair/head. Amaru again said that when they land on you it means you are very blessed and honored. I was, as I know all of us were, feeling very blessed indeed. After our meditation we visited areas of the city, including the Pachamama stone altar and Sun Dial that Shirley Maclaine touches on in her book “Out on a Limb” – one of my first spiritual introductions along my path when I was 15/16 or so. Together, we moved the crowd of people at Pachamama altar so that we could get unobstructed views/photos, as you can see. It then started to rain, as we were leaving. After our descent from the mountain we had lunch outdoors (but under cover) in town serenaded by beautiful, live Peruvian music, as it rained. Then we shopped the market – the skies clearing of rain once again to support a beautiful rest of the day. After, we changed into our swimsuits and went to the hot springs for a couple hours before dinner, which was relaxing. Along the walk to the hot springs I captured many orbs in the night sky along the river. Then we enjoyed a very lovely dinner at a really nice restaurant to celebrate Christopher’s birthday. Our little family was deepening in connection, as our hearts expanded more and more each day. Oh how I love these souls.
What you’ve read so far concludes Part 1 and to bring the journey full circle you can visit Part 2 here:
Three nudges makes a charm. This is the third time within the last two days that my post on The Three Incan Laws comes to my attention. It’s actually a post that has drawn a lot of resonance and interest since it first went up and has been very meaningful for a lot of people in varying ways.
The three nudges included 1) a new client that was drawn in by it, 2) it suddenly popping into my thoughts last evening likely based on its message link to current energies and an upcoming retreat, and 3) the lovely Angela Gerber of Butterfly Effects Meditation (who wears her own pair of magickal butterfly wings tattooed on her back to reveal her inner Butterfly Goddess) asked to share it along with some of her own thoughts, in a post for her website, which went live today here:
So with that, I am feeling guided to reshare it, as the foundational simplicity of the three laws really speak to creating harmony and grace within your experience of life.
You can also view my original post here:
I am extremely connected to the animal world and power animal guides and totems are prevalent in my spiritual and daily experience. That connection runs very deep, more than I can explain in words, and I feel that they channel through me so that I may share their messages to help integrate into the healing work I do. So it is no wonder that I carry many of them on my “Spiritual Skin” body canvas art of sacred tattoos and that they consistently show up in my paintings and in all aspects of my work. I see no separation between anything and that every thing has its own consciousness equal to our own and is interconnected. It is simply the channel of manifested expression each part of that consciousness chooses to express itself as, that conveys in visual difference, but the heart of their personal petal is from the same flower essence whole. When we understand this, a whole new and beautiful experience of life opens up – and the way we walk through life completely changes.
According to shamanic belief, everything is alive and carries with it a wisdom and power. Shamanism is found in all cultures of the Earth and is the world’s oldest healing tradition. This ancient, worldwide practice involves engaging with spirit helpers and the forces of the natural world to develop relationships, solve problems and perform healing. Shamans travel to the parallel worlds where time and space have no meaning and use the powers of those worlds, the subconscious and the realities of this world to cause change.
I created a painting, the one you see to your right (which you can see larger on my website: www.taniamarie.com) to honor the energy of what I’m sharing here and to provide a healing portal that can be utilized for embracing these energies. I combined the Incan Medicine Wheel, with Tarot, seeing its connection with the World Tarot Card symbolism and created a visionary interpretation of the two synergized.
All of the work I share is heart-focused on supporting us into a more compassionate, responsibly conscious, integrated and abundantly expansive, loving, joyous, creative experience. There are many ways, modalities, tools, thoughts, beliefs, and steps people can choose to follow and practice and I in no way discount any of their validity if they feel true to, and work for you. We all find our own way through what resonates for us and all are of value.
Everything is a “tool” that can support us in reconnecting, remembering and reactivating our wholeness. When seen in this way and without attachment or used as a crutch to avoid your own divinity, but rather as reminders and awakeners, then you don’t get lost outside of yourself.
I have found that in all of my years of reading, searching, studying, practicing, listening, observing… that what we think is complex can actually be very simple and that we tend to strive for something that is already within us, feeling that there must be more or that we must attain all the knowledge there possibly is before we can actually achieve or create what we desire.
I find this, for myself, to be inaccurate and that the answers lie in the core of our hearts.
I have always been drawn back to ancient civilizations because of my resonance with their simplicity and potent symbolism and have learned to integrate the timeless wisdom of then into the now. I have many ancient symbols, images and writings tattooed on my body for this very reason – part of creating my skin as my own personal portal of sacred art, helping to heal, integrate, activate, and access – bridging physical and spiritual. In simple terms, to return to the innocence of my wholeness, embody what I’ve come to believe, and to be a beacon simply by that being – be the change.
I’ve written a book on this, which you can find at www.spiritualskin.com.
In the book I describe how I’ve utilized tattoos in this way and how my hands and arms are the one place I have ancient writings and symbols, while the rest of my body is adorned with images, which include the four sacred directions of the Inca medicine wheel as symbolized by animal totems that are guardians of those worlds.
Included in the writings I wear are the Three Incan Laws or Principles, which are simply encompassed in these three words that hold vast meaning.
I’d like to share them, as they speak to the heart of things in simplicity – how we can personally and collectively create the New Earth.
The Three Incan Laws:
The energy of universal and unconditional love that resides in the heart chakra, bridging our lower and higher selves and is a consciousness of acceptance and appreciation for all creation and All That Is.
The lesson of Munay is “We are One.”
The energy of our “work” or “service” towards all living creations and the universe that resides in our physical body coinciding with the first three, lower chakras. It is a state of consciousness where each individual’s soul purpose, or path in life
is in service to their fellow Man as well as the cosmos/the Divine. Shows us it is wise to live consequently and with integrity and without fear. It allows us to express our creativity through our work and can also be thought to symbolize the power of the physical body, or our animal selves.
The lesson of Llankay is “We are all Connected.”
When Munay and Llankay are in proper balance and relationship, it allows one to manifest the third Inca law of Yachay or the energy of “wisdom” and is more of an inner knowing and higher consciousness of our “authentic”, or true, selves residing in our three, upper chakras, centering at our 3rd eye. Yachay allows us to have inner peace and joy, through stillness and presence, as we release our identity with the several roles we play in life which have the tendency to bind us down and prevent us from “remembering” who we truly are. Yachay is all about living in the present.
The lesson of Yachay is “All is Well.”
Living by these three principles help to create a world of peace, balance, joy, beauty, grace, and harmony.