FROM HAIKU, MAUI, HAWAII
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Peru 2012: Another Dual Purpose Mission - A Trip Back Home to the Universe, Not Just Peru
Toward 12-21-12 Initiation & Ascension
Part 1: Revisiting old haunts from a lifetime 500 years ago - Cusco, Vilcabamba, Machu Picchu; Part 2: Lake Titicaca, Amantani Island - Initiation & Ascension; Part 3: Lima - Recuperating from and recapping it all
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PREAMBLE - TRIP PLAN
HAIKU, Maui, Dec 12 - Before leaving on my 12-21-12 pilgrimage to Peru, I knew my own travel plans would not be worth the paper they would be written on. This whole trip had been planned for me by the Spirit realm long ago. So there was not much sense in me trying to do too much to prepare. Except to be prepared for surprises. That's what the Light Beings had told me when we talked about the trip back in October. Boy were they ever right...
My rough plan was to break the trip into two four-day parts. First, I would meet with Liz in Cusco, my old friend, hotelier and spiritual travel guide. She and I would then travel to meet with various Inca shamans do ceremonies at places that were significant in my lifetime some 500 years ago as Hatun Watana. I was then the high Inca shaman who, along with Manco Inca, led their people to the safety of interior valleys so as to protect their culture and lifestyle from destruction by the Conquistadors. Eventually we ended up in Vilcabamba, the last capital of the Inca empire, deep in the wilderness of the Andean interior valleys. I had never been there before in this lifetime. So I was really looking forward to it and to a chance to pay homage to my ancestors and the land that once nurtured us.
From Vilcabamba, Liz and I planned to travel to Quillabamba, her home town in the Amazon area of Peru and do an Ayahuasca ceremony there. The first part of my trip was to end with a trip to Machu Picchu, and climb to the top of Huayna Picchu where I was planning to do my final ceremony (see the map - right - and pictures).
In the second part of the trip, I was to meet up with another group in Cusco, led by Mallku, also an experienced spiritual travel guide. We would then proceed by bus to Puno on Lake Titicaca. Our ultimate goal was to end up on Amantani Island on 12-21-12 for a special ceremony honoring the Galactic Shift and the passing of the transition between the two eras (Pisces and Aquarius).
So that was the plan. And now, here's what really happened...
MAUI-LAX-PANAMA-LIMA TRIP: "LEAVE ALL YOUR BAGGAGE BEHIND" (1st Spirit message)
"Travel light... come pure and humble; ALLOW yourself to be vulnerable... and we will guide you"
LIMA, Peru, Dec 13-14 - You know what they say about the "best laid place of mice and men" (going awry). Well, I did not have to wait long to find out how my Spirit guides and teachers were going to start changing my plans and laying on surprises for me to cope with and learn from. They did it right from the get-go.
After a long (8,000-mile) trip, I arrived in Lima on time, around 10PM on Dec 13. My bag did not. It was still somewhere along the way.
"It's still in LA," the Copa Airlines baggage handler in Lima told me when I filled out the missing bag claim form.
That was the first of many falsehoods I would hear from the various Copa, LAN Peru and United Airlines employees over the next three weeks. Even now (Jan 2, 2013), I still don't have my bag even though I have been home on Maui since Christmas Day.
Here's a report I filed contemporaneously from Lima on Dec 14:
Hello everybody. Hola! Just a quick note to let you know that I have made it as far as Lima so far. Wish I could say the same for my bag. It is still in Los Angeles.
And now, here are also some other photos I took during and upon landing in Panama City, after a 6-hr flight from Los Angeles.
Some five hours later, this is what Lima by night looked like as we were landing there.
And then the following morning, before leaving the hotel to catch an early morning flight to Cusco, I took these shots at my room:
Hola from Lima! :-) Off to the mountains I go...