Urubamba was a small place, and yet it was adequate. We had dinner, and then went to bed.
After breakfast the next morning, we sat in a room in a circle. Not long after, Don Manuel and a few others of the Inca arrived. What was most astonishing for me was that Don Manuel looked right into my eyes. It felt like eternity, but I suspect it was less than a minute. He made a connection that I could not yet fathom. I don't remember much of what he had to say, even though his words were translated. It was his presence that was so wonderful. It was the beginning of Don Manuel gently poking me, calling me to be all I could be.
But I had a bad case of flu. We all spent some down time, and the next day we climbed on a six feet high rock Serpent, which we were told it was sacred. Snake is my ally, and I felt the connection. Next we went to a kind of Pyramid, except the layers made steps to climb. I decided to stay at ground level. Between the flu and the high mountain air skimpy on oxogen, I decided to stay with Mary and Don Manuel. I opened my "mesa". It is a kind of altar, but much more than that. I started to work with it, and Don Manuel said it wasn't quite right. He made some motions to show me what he wanted me to do. Immediately it felt so much better. With the next breath he said "We go". And go we did!
Next was a time in the market plaza. The people were mostly quiet, and didn't look to me to be very prosperous. I bought something just to give something to the people. We then went into an actual building and I looked at one piece. I looked at Don Manuel. He was looking at me and shaking his head. Not the real deal is what I understood.
Don Manuel laughed alot! I have a picture from a friend who was on the same journey. She caught him laughing.
TO BE CONTINUED