Last week, I returned from a sacred pilgrimage to Peru. Peru is a second home for me. It is a place that makes sense to my Soul. Where the heart of indigenous wisdom shines and many still live in the essence of tribal togetherness rooted in the deep soils of the Earth. They depend on each other and need each other. Many, like my mystical friends and family in the Q’ero communities, continue that ongoing conversation with Mother Earth and bask in the awe inspiring spiritual dimensions of her Being.
One of my favorite places in Island of the Moon in Lake Titicaca. Surrounded by the vastness of Lake Titicaca is this very small, remote and local island consisting of 25 families. From the first step onto this island, the magical aura of the Sacred Feminine fills my being. There are no hostels here, no stores and no restaurants. We were lucky and blessed to get a meal and a room in a local’s home-a thin mattresses resting upon the reeds which they harvested from the Lake. There is no running water, no showers and no electricity. The only thing that is offered here is the mystical, which is an invisible elixer for my Soul. Our room nestled so very closely to the ancient ruin, Coati, the ruin of the 3 Virgins dedicated to the worshipping of the Sun. Exquisite doorways, portals, remain of this ruin. Within each doorway is the sacred chakana, the Andean Sacred Cross, the symbol of creation and the levels of attainment and mastery of our consciousness.
There are three worlds, realms of consciousness making up our human experience: The upper wold (Hanan Pacha) includes the stars, celestial beings, the sun and the mystical and multi-dimenional realms of of our Spirit. The middle world (Kay Pacha) is where we are now and the support from the mountains, our community and all the natural world. The lower world (Uqhu Pacha) is the deepest place in the inner Earth, it is the underworld, the shadow, our repressed emotions, the places in trauma where we fragment ourselves from our center core essence, the personal and collective unconscious and the power of creation. The hole in the center is our deepest core essence, the radiant emptiness which out of the love of creation, births the three worlds, offering us the opportunity for self mastery. The 3 Virgins represent the purity and power that exist within the heart of the three worlds.
Each of these doorways is a sacred portal opening to our inner being. Some go up and some go down. We are told to fear these lower and underworlds, ‘hell’. Yet it is here that our deepest healing can take place and true power is birthed. There is a wisdom that only darkness knows. To enter these doorways, there is a code, a language of the Soul. I hold it all in deep reverence and realize these sacred sites offer a deep initiation. If it goes up, it offers an opportunity to deepen my connection to the spiritual light dimensions of my being. It if goes down, I am drawn into the darkness like entering the sacred womb of the Mother where often there is some pain or some part of my experience that I have been denying, I can now welcome into my heart. It is through this embrace of all that we are, a deeper wholeness and integrity is birthed into the middle world.
This sacred embrace of the amazing, dynamic, full nature of all that we are is what the chakana represents in my experience. It is the guiding influence of my life and my work with others. I have an ever deepening commitment through my own healing and awakening, to continue to open to the purity and power of these three realms of our human experience, so that my presence can offer the deepest support to others.
GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON
I have gift certificates available, in print and in email format, for anyone who would like to gift themselves or someone else a healing session. I am offering a series of 3 or 5 healing sessions for the holidays as well. 3 session series are $200, 5 sessions are $325. I work in person and over the phone or Skype. I hold every session as a sacred journey, unfolding according to your heart’s intention and what it is you are wanting. Sometimes in shows up in the form of a nurturing massage and other times more body centered energy work and intuitive counseling and guided questions to support a deeper connection with your experience. I am here and would love to be available to you.