After breakfast, the morning was spent packing up our gear and doing individual chuyaska ceremonies along the creek — discharging, cleansing, imprinting and re-balancing our energy centers and the kuyas held in our mesa.
Next, we were told to find a place to sit in stillness, within our mesa arranged in suyus or quadrants — Salkantay (north), Ausangate (south), Pachatucson (east) and Huayna Kauri or Mama Simone (west) -- and wait for the apus to make themselves present. As a final instruction, Jose Luis told us to “Keep it simple; go into prayer and stillness.
That evening, we all gathered in the chapel for haipay, followed by Adolpho calling in the apus. Before beginning the ceremony, Adolpho told us:
“Salkantay is a big mountain. To bring Salkantay to our ceremony requires us to open our hearts and make ourselves available. Continually align to the energy of light (consciousness) and bring forth the energy of love that you hold. We need to continue developing our relationship to Pachamama and the Santa Tierras (Earth spirits) so that we strengthen the coordinates held in our mesa.”
My question: “How can I open my heart more fully to Oneness?”
The answer: “You have collected lots of information. Now you need to rediscover the gem that has always been within you.”