"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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Solstice • Inti Raymi • Andean New Year •
Where the shadow meets the Light.
This year I spent Solstice at my favourite guardian, teacher and guide, Apu Ausungate
This Majestic Mountain for me is the ultimate Paco - he is the absolute Master of living energy.
There are not many places on Earth you find such harmony, tranquility and abundance around a glacier so powerful and rugged. Fluffy Alpacas, birds, crystalline lakes, rolling green fields roamed by local mountain people with smiles as bright and wide as a crescent moon.
He really does offer us a surreal and idyllic paradise. He even gifts us hot springs at his base - the healing amniotic fluid of Pachamama.
And being the ultimate teacher and harmoniser of duality, you may just recognise a profound reminder in one of these photos of how important it is for us to acknowledge both our shadow and our light - and what a more fitting day to receive this lesson than on the solstice. Moving in the Southern Hemisphere from darkness to light.
We come from a place beyond dualism but while we are here on earth our path of mastery is to learn to live in harmony with both shadow and light. We can’t have one without the other.
These 2 photos were taken as a series of about 5, only seconds apart. If you look closely, on one of the photos Ausungate has given us a miraculous display of equal shadow and light emanating from his peak.
Reminding us about balance. About accepting all parts of ourselves and loving them all equally. That no one or no thing escapes duality, not even the Apu considered to be the Chief of Chiefs.
Everything in harmony. Everything in balance. When we truly embody this teaching into our hearts - then like him, we become the Masters of living Energy.
I walked through this arch way into the Andean Corpus Christi festival in Chinchero this afternoon into a sea of colour and the vibration of pure celebration and joy.
This is the last of a series of festivals that span over 7 days - and is the final celebration of the ancient festival of the stars q’oilloriti , a full moon pilgrimage held on a very powerful and sacred glacier at dizzying altitudes.
The local people have danced and sung their way throughout the days and nights.
Men, women, children, grandmas, grandpas, newborns, all coming together under the Andean flag of the 7 rays - the rainbow - to celebrate all that is here for them. For us all. It’s an enormous celebration of life and how we are in service to it and it is in service to us. Ayni. Constantly giving and receiving. Always Sacred, always Celebrating.
In ancient times it wasn’t the deities of Corpus Christie that were paraded around the square but mummies. Ascended masters that prepared their whole lives to be in eternal service for those yet to come. Their essence remaining in the mummified remains. They were in the ultimate service to life. To unconditional love.
The details may have changed a little but the essence remains. It deeply humbled my heart to see such togetherness, such joy, such simplicity, such reciprocity and a deep connectedness to life itself and all the beings that are here to support us through it.
There is an eternal well spring of wisdom in these mountains held by these people that is so pure. And so so relevant to how we can show up and live in balance and harmony even in our over privileged western societies.
My wish is that one day, everyone will have the opportunity to have their hearts exposed to this beauty and feel it for themselves.
Until then I will continue to share and I invite you to join me vicariously on the journey. If I can give you even just a small glimpse into the hearts of these people their Mountains and their connection to Pachamama, it may just spark something in you that will change your relationship to life forever.
So grateful. So blessed. Awesome.
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.