Everything in nature has a language. In order to learn that language we need to sit with each element and watch it through our hearts.
I learnt this wisdom as I walked the beautiful terrain of the Sacred Valley, Peru in a powerful and transformative pilgrimage to Apu Salkantay and Machu Picchu with Valerio Sasari of Runa Ñan, Peru Healing Travel.
There is something truly magical about Peru. The mountains come to life and literally speak to you. There are so many faces and animal shapes that undulate the surface of the rock. There is a stillness and reverence for being that draws you into an ancient call of the wild, yet paradoxically keeps you firmly grounded in the present.
I felt very ‘held’ and safe in Peru. The trek was challenging, don’t get me wrong. I was not physically prepared for the altitude or the steep inclines and uneven surfaces! At times my faith was tested, especially those moments when every step was mindfully crafted as I traversed a ravine and tiptoed across what looked like the precipice of death – literally walking on the edge of the mountain, no harness, narrow path, huge backpack and nothing but sharp rocks below and evidence of landslides above…Yet I felt more alive and more connected than ever in my life. There was a language being spoken and in the stillness I could feel the messages being transmitted. Continue reading “Language of Nature”