Machu Picchu Peru has always been my top wish-list destination. Ever since I read Celestine Prophecy when it first came out, I knew I needed to be there. My heart and my soul called out to me to give myself that gift of a life experience.
I didn’t fully understand at the time what I was going to experience. But I knew it was a powerful place, filled with energy that could transform you if you allowed it into your space and your being.
Let me take you back to a few weeks before the trip begun. My husband, John, asked me casually one day, “If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?”. Straight away I replied, “Well, I have to get to Machu Picchu Peru. That would be the first place I would go…”
Two days later, the phone rings and it’s Shayne asking me if I wanted to go to Machu Picchu Peru to film a spiritual journey. “You have got to be joking!” I practically screamed in his ear.
So there we were, a few weeks later, on the plane to Peru. I truly didn’t know what to expect, because in the past I had never traveled with groups. I was more of an individual explorer. So having a planned agenda and everything lined up and ready for us was new. And very nice.
Right off the plane we had people waiting to pick us up and bring us to our hotel. We had wake up calls and more shuttles back to the airport the next day. Our domestic flights were pre-arranged. It was all so easy. I was already liking the new experience of group travel.
And then it just got even better. We got to meet the group. There were 10 of us plus our tour guide Puma. And after having a wonderful dinner together (also all pre-arranged and covered), I really started to understand the dynamics of traveling with a group like this on a spiritual journey. We were 10 souls coming together to have a heart opening experience together. We were on the same path at the same time in the same place. How fabulous is that?
Each of us there would experience this trip in their own unique way. But at the same time, we all were going to share so much. And also support each other in ways that I can only believe were also pre-arranged… just not by Sacred Earth Journeys (or maybe Helen really is that good!)
Over the next few issues, I will be sharing with you some of my personal life-changing breakthroughs that were my gift from Peru. What I know for sure right now is that Peru is forever in me and I have always been in Peru. “Until always”, as Puma would say so well.
Rose-Anne currently is the owner of a production company, and runs her own businesses and web sites related to food & health, and women’s issues. (RealLifeChanges.com)
I love inspiring people. I have been fortunate enough to have had the time and guidance in my life to help me find some of those answers, and it’s important to me to be able to share what I have learned on my own journey.
A mother of two young kids and a step-mom to two older girls, Rose-Anne juggles the family and her own businesses with adroit skill. She is an avid gardener, singer, artist, photographer, and has a deep interest in alternative medicine and energy healing. She loves traveling around the world and practicing her language skills whenever she has the chance.