A good friend set out to Machu Pichu yesterday morning. We had a conversation about Machu Pichu and his life before he left to Peru with his wife. He was adopted as a baby, and had recently found his birth family. He had also quit his job. He is in search of his highest self. All this brings up my journey.
I went in a group to Peru some years ago. We did indeed go to Machu Pichu.
I had found a teacher, who had so much impact on my life and my beingness. Mary was and still is a major teacher. I learned ways to heal: not just for myself, but for others.
There was a piece of the teaching that we each had to go through. It opened so many doors I had shut in my inner being. In the process, I saw the Peruvian Master teacher, Don Manuel. He was a simple man in some ways, while on the shamanic level, he was incredible. He was also in my dreams, teaching!
From then on it was amazing. I had very little money, but I put my down payment. Surely my guides would help me! Mary asked me if I wanted to get my down payment back. I said no. As we got closer to the time of departure, I began to wonder whether I was just being foolish. But no - there was a woman who had a scholarship fully paid. She was pregnant and there were complications, and her doctor said there was no way she could go. Mary called and told me I had a full scholarship! I got a passport, just barely on time.
I packed my bags and went.
The journey to get to Peru was long and I was tired and hungry. We arrived in Cusco, the major city of Peru. Our guide, Jose Luis, met us at the airport. We went by bus to a hotel, where we ate and rested.
We were in Cusco for a few days, getting acclimated to the high altitude. Then we went to Urubamba or Urupampa (Quechua "flat land of spiders"), a small town in Peru, located near the Urubamba River under the snow-capped mountain Ch'iqun. Located one hour fromCusco, Urubamba is the largest town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is also located near a number of significant ruins of the Inca Empire, including Machu Picchu. Tourists often come through the town on their way to visit these sites.