I return to Peru and high in the Andes Mountains over and over because it makes my bones speak to me and tell me things that apply to time present. Looking at this image of these steps, my bones' tongue loosens. Here. I will let you listen in.
My bones - Do you wonder that everyone soars when they come to this place? And why is that? It is profoundly beautiful, yes, but there is more to it. The world now is hungry for a kind of music that sings in these stones. It is the music of knowing what it means to feel our Divinity in the midst of our human existence.
To know that all earthly struggles are as nothing compared to the privilege of being able to touch in to our Divine inheritance while we are in a physical body on this planet, these stones high in the Andes Mountains will remind you. Hunger, war, oppression of whole peoples as played out throughout human history (and still being played out) cannot hold a candle to what these wise mountains ('apus') in Peru know about how lucky we are to be alive in a body.
Machu Picchu is but one of many places in these mountains where those who came before lived in a state of consciousness that we are trying to re-claim, and indeed are re-claiming in this powerful year of 2013. These forces moving on the face of the earth now are so strong that, to bring the past home again, we do not even have to go to the land where the stones talk to our bones. Seeing images is sufficient to give us the jolt of remembrance.
There is a difference though. Something about putting our feet where so many before us stepped, who carried the Light we are now lookinig to carry, causes a deep unassailable gratitude to flood in. We owe them much, both the people who lived back then and carried the Light, and the stones of Gaia herself. It would be so much harder to make the leaps we are now making, were it not for what got laid down for us by the very ones who walked the stones in this picture. Something to ponder when 'the world is too much with us' during our current challenges.