My first stop was another favorite place. The following information is from Jose Luis two-years ago when I was here with him.
Vision is a “map” of a domain of consciousness that includes the process of Creation. Therefore, when one asks for vision they are asking for a map of Creation. The less attachment one has to outcome, the more open they are to receive vision. When vision is received, passion must be generated to “grow” it.
Many areas within Machu Picchu were crudely reconstructed and do not reflect th original precision of the Inka stonework. Today, more precise restoration is employed. There may have Reconstruction of stonework been adobe houses for the workers as well. There is a hypothesis that Machu Picchu was already part of religious/scientific culture before Pachakuti’s reign, which would make the site much older than is generally accepted. It was designed as a nation onto itself. Archeologist Maryann Kendall, who lived for more than 10 years in the vicinity, concluded that there must have been a large population that needed all of the agricultural production that was produced at Machu Picchu and at its 30+ satellite sites along the Inka Trail. Machu Picchu may have been the capital of this mini-nation.
Next, I headed to the House of the Chosen Women — the Virgins of the Sun.
Women” were vital to the empire because they could be given to a conquered ruler in order to seal the conquest and make the alliance secure.
- We have been the first Westerners to receive Altomesayoq rites in the traditional way from Altomesayoqs as well as converse with apus.
- Our homework assignments:
He then went on to give us each personal instructions, and charged us with assisting each other to attain these goals. He reminded us that this is an allyu and our journey is “collective.” My instruction was to: “Sit longer with your heart. Go beyond the model of loving that you have mastered in order to find the essential so your kausay flows strong. This will improve your health."
Then Adolopho told us to:
- Exercise patience;
- Create and hold sacred space — the winged-ones will come;
- Hopes the seeds flourish in our hearts so we can feed others;
- By coming together we can create a full garden;
- Pachamama and the apus are continually assisting our transformation;
- As we create cekes to higher affinities and become more open and available, God will have a more tangible manifestation in our lives;
- We all have apu benefactors — we need to find ours in dreamtime. To do this, we need to look inside of our hearts;
- We must work to bring our mesa into its full expression. Go past denial. Love will bring us wholeness.
In summation Jose Luis said:
- Don’t create meaning from your head; only your heart.
- Join me and other paqos energetically on August 1 for a nighttime celebration by doing a full accounting of the previous year (8/04-8/05); take it to the fire; renew your kausay; create/strengthen your cekes to the mountain spirits and conditions that empower us. Put everything that disempowers you into a despacho that holds elements of your land/reality, and burn it at night.
- Your mesas are ready to communicate with Spirit due to the rites that have been sealed by all of the blessings of the apus.
The train we were to take back to Ollantaytambo was postponed until 5:30 p.m. due to the volume of people who have been inconvenienced by the National Teacher’s Strike. When we finally reached Ollantaytambo, Walter was waiting to drive us to Cuzco where we quickly dropped off our luggage, and then went on to Jose Luis’ home for a late dinner, thank you’s and “farewells for now”.
By the time we returned to the San Agustin Hotel, I was too tired to pack — a job to tackle in the morning!