"We are Conduits of Light here to Inspire Transformation" - Jemma
Lets face it. We are all Game changers.
At some point we have realized that there is more to this journey we call life than meets the eye.
Once we step onto our path it, it can often be very challenging and we wonder why the hell we signed up in the first place!!
But we have come for a reason. And we are all in this together.
Isn't that awesome?!
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Afternoon Light. I can finally feel my nervous system slowing down and catching up.
There is something about my life in Byron Bay that is always go go go. It’s like there is always something to do, somehere to go, someone to see.
My life in the Andes is much different.
There is still stuff do do, work to be done. I am surrounded by my family and community. But there is no sense of push or urgency. There is a solid, calm, strong sense of groundedness here that I feel is largely to do with the constant presence of the powerful Apus - the Mountains, and the deep connection that virtually everyone has here to the earth. A lot gets done here, but it gets done with grace.
I notice when I first arrive how over active my nervous system has become. It’s actually extremely uncomfortable being in my skin. The clear present and calm energy around me heightens the awareness of the chaotic energy running around inside. Sleep is disturbed, irritation arises and physical symptoms of exhaustion appear.
Then after a few days, the magic happens and the grounded feeling of serenity and calm kick in. I could win first place in the sleep olympics as my body and mind begins the process of catching up. I feel my central nervous system unwinding like a spring.
It feels like such a relief to finally be able to fully feel myself once more. My feet in the earth, the sun on my skin, the crisp clarity of the energy and air that surrounds me.
Still doing, but instead of pushing - the doing arises from the being.
Ahhh Peru. Thankyou for carrying me home once again. I have finally arrived 🌈🇵🇪
In this photo you will see 3 of my favourite things in this life. My two brothers from the Andes who I simply adore!!! And Chicha.. the local fermented corn 🌽 brew that has been consumed by the Andean people for eons.
This miraculous drink has all the pro biotics in it you could possibly need, and as with everything here in the Andes it has been created and is consumed with purpose, intention and connection.
The Maize (corn) or Mama Sara is very sacred to the people here. Itrepresents the abundance of Pacha Mama - the representation of the Divine Feminine.
The water that is used in the brew comes straight of the Mountains - the representation of the Divine Masculine.
These two aspects come together in unification in the chicha brew.
The pot that the chicha is fermented in traditionally is a kind of tear drop shape, made from clay and put into the ground. Even the pot itself has significance. It represents he 3 realms of existence, coming together as one.
The bottom of the pot where the sediment settles is the inner world - the subconscious. The middle of the pot where the fortifying liquid resides is the physical world - the world in which we live. The top of the pot where the fluffy cloud like froth gathers is representative of the upper world - the realm of spirit.
All coming together synergistically as one for us to generously receive.
Is it alcoholic I hear you ask?? Yes! A little bit. Somewhere between 1-4% like a long fermented kombucha.
But we have no limitations here. For us The highest form of Sacred is Celebration and Chicha is the epitome of celebration in a (very large!) cup.
It’s the relationship that the Andean people have to these things, to life, that I love and admire so much. It’s one of the greatest life lessons I take with me.
Everything is medicine. Everything is Ceremony. Everything is sacred. It all depends on our mindful interaction with it. We don’t need to deny ourselves, we simply change our relationship.
Viva la Chicha!!! Salude! 🍻
Sometimes I feel unashamedly so proud of myself for having made the choices I have made to get me here. Living the life that I love. One of liberation, freedom, connection, service and abundance that comes in so many forms. It hasn’t been easy.
It’s been a process. But step by step, one foot in front of the other I have walked a path to living my highest purpose and my dreams.
It’s taken courage, resilience, not allowing the thoughts, judgements or opinions of others to get in my way or hold me back from what I knew in my heart to be true.
There are some very special beings that have played a hugely supportive part in this process - and the main ones are the mountains. My Mountains. My Apus. And all of the non physical masters that still reside in these sacred sites that are here to help me, and you, all of us, remember our mastery in times that can sometimes be difficult on this beautiful planet of ours.
I am enormously grateful for this life. For all it’s twists and turns and ups and downs. And mostly I Am grateful for the courage I have found to walk the path of my heart.
Sometimes our guardians show up in all sorts of ways. Today it was in the strong, unconditionally loving form of this beautiful old black dog.
In many ancient cultures the black dog represents a guardian sent to us from the divine. Some seemingly materialise out of nowhere, as was the case of our new companion today.
This gentle giant guided us the entire way up the mountain, gracefully guarded our energetic space while we were there and while our attention was on the Despacho offering we made, and then alertly safe guarded our way down. Even taking out another dog that came bounding from behind at @me_corina as she nursed her daughter Illari.
I learned so much from watching him today. His gentleness, his presence and his attention. To everything. He mindfully watched and listened for every single detail. He consciously communed with every frequency and energy that was in the vicinity, keeping everything clear and in harmonious balance.
He spoke to each of us through his deep wise eyes, and we heard clearly what he had to say.
He spent the full day in complete service. Still knowing when to relax and rest, when to be playful and have fun, when to work! And at the end of it all he asked for absolutely nothing. You could see in his eyes and by his wagging tale that his service was his reward.
When he was given the chicken out of Corina’s chicken soup in Ayni (reciprocity) you would’ve thought his tail might wag right off he was so happy. Not expectant though at all. Just purely grateful. And his reward was so graciously received.
He was sent as a gift. Another little miracle to be witnessed and given thanks for. They surround us these miracles. How frequent they are depends on how willing we are to observe and receive them with genuine appreciation for the gifts they bring.
This little guy will never be forgotten. He may come and go, but I feel sure he will show up exactly when he is needed.
As a guardian of pure unconditional love. ❣️🙏
A quite unexpected upwelling of emotion has arisen as I left Byron and said goodbye to my mumma.
This time last year (almost) I was dropped at departures by my ex partner with one of those hideous goodbyes that break your heart in a way that you’re sure it can only be happening to let more love in! And of course it has.. ☺️
I have been doing this trip a while now. Every year since 2012, except one.
It has become a bit of a bench mark for me. A marker of yearly growth, as each time I leave I reflect deeply on what has transpired the year before. It has been kinda like the constant in the science experiment of life.
This year personally I am in a much more stable place. I don’t have any loose ends or commitments here at all. While I had my business and at the same time would take these groups to Peru, I would literally work with our people all day til the last one went to bed usually around midnight, then I would start work on Naked Treaties on line half the night while everyone was awake at home. Next day - get up and do it all again.
I don’t know how I bloody well did it to be honest! 🙄 well.. I do, I operate on passion and calling. When something feels important to my heart and like there is a greater purpose there is no stopping me.
I became, or have become, very good at compartmentalising things through that ‘apprenticeship’ focusing on just the thing at hand and giving it 100% til the next thing comes along. I’ve learned to manage my exhaustion. I still go a bit too hard I admit (I kinda only have 2 speeds I’ve come to accept! And actually accepting that about myself is what mostly had the battle won!) I’m mastering both preparing and recovering from big periods of ‘holding Space’ quickly just by deciding I can really. Lots of Self care and nurturing is of utmost importance to me, and becoming a master of how and where I give my energy has also been key. Still learning the ‘no’ word but I’m getting there.
Anyways.. I digress.. what I’m interested in with this observation of self of why I feel more unsteadied this time when everything is relatively very peaceful than when I’m in the cross fire of emotion and drama.
I had a dream the other night where an old wise woman (that turned out to be me) said to my ex partner that I should be careful as the rug was about to be ripped out from under me.
Horrible dream really, but actually not. As I have sat with it and witnessed it send my mind into little stories. I realised that I have become so accustomed to having to ‘fix’ things that when there is nothing to fix and everything is supportive flowing and easy - something feels wrong to my subconscious mind.
It’s an unravelling of a pattern of self induced drama. Self induced because on some level I have chosen it consistently in the past by always putting myself in the way of it.
I remember once years ago when I was in the midst of some serious life shit hitting the fan, I heard my self joking that I had come to this planet to problems solve because I was so good at it.
Well, that may have been then but let me just tell you universe, while I may be good at it, doesn’t mean I always need to put my hand up for the job.
So it seems my work for now is to revel in and get comfortable the easiness. What a fricken cosmic joke! That’s what I’ve been praying for for 20 years and now here it is and my beautiful mind wants to trick me into waiting for the next problem to arise. 🤣🤣
Well beautiful mind, I’ve got your number sunshine and we’ve got some re programming to do you and me.
So with a deep breath of gratitude (the only difference between fear and excitement is your breath did you know...) I am excited for what is to come.
I know it’s going to be big. Like big in ways I can’t even wrap my head or heart around yet. But big in an easeful, relaxed and abundantly joyful way. A new way of BEING for me. As I continue to change my relationship to my old way of doing.
And if the rug does get pulled.. that’s life, I got this. And I have everything I need within my tool kit to (as gracefully as possible) walk with anything that comes my way. And hey, the rug could just as easily be a magic carpet that scoops me up from the edge of the cliff into an even more fantastic and wonderful ride than I am already on..
Peru, World, Universe.. Adventure. Look out, here I come! 🦋🦋
Sacred World Traveller, Cacao Priestess, Medicine Woman and Founder/Creator of the Inspirational Raw Vegan food business Naked Treaties - Jemma has a rich and colourful history that has helped forge a light yet insightful wisdom of her life's experiences. She hopes to inspire others on their journey as she shares the triumphs and tribulations of her own. Alway's bringing it back to a place of empowerment and self realisation.