Day 1 of our journey began at the Philadelphia Airport around 10:30am. Although we all arrived around different times, we found each other fairly effortlessly. It is always interesting when you get a group of women together to travel across the globe to watch them with their luggage! Lol! We had a 50lb weight limit which we all did well meeting but then we heard a “rumor” that our luggage would go straight to Cusco and tonight during our stay in Lima we would be “luggage-less!” Tell a bunch of women they will not have their “necessities” after traveling for a whole day and you have a bunch of women who will kill!
As always, Peru brings up interesting things for each individual to look at in their lives before, during and after a visit to her. Ironically, we had a group discussion in Philadelphia about staying open and flexible during our journey and just “going with the energy flow” in order to stay open and present to the lessons that want to present themselves to us. Hence, we immediately get a lesson in “going with the flow!” (Watch what you ask for…you just may get it!)
During our group discussion I revealed a “surprise” to the group. A very big piece of anyone’s journey to Peru is always some kind of spiritual transformation. She is a very high vibrating country and is a beautiful place to release and manifest. What better way to experience the spiritual side of this amazing country than with the best of the best when it comes to spiritual guides and shaman? So, I let everyone know that during our first 2 days in Cusco before we hit the Inca Trail we would be blessed with Jorge Luis Delgado, author of the “Andean Awakenings” as a spiritual guide and, as far as I am concerned, he IS the best of the best” when it comes to spiritual guides! Everyone was thrilled!!
Each individual going on this journey has come for their own reasons but the one thing we all have in common is that we are all open to learning, growing and awakening to a new lessons; Lessons that will make us better people and live our lives with a sense of joy and fulfillment. Jorge will certainly be an added blessing to all of us and I cannot wait to see what he is like in person!
We arrived on time in Miami and after hiking a “mini-Inca Trail” to get to our gate (Geez!), settled in to grab a bite to eat and enjoyed getting to know one another. It was a 5 and a half hour flight to Lima where we de-planed, picked up our luggage, walked it around the airport, and then dropped it back off again! We got to our hotel in Lima around 1:30 am….Woo hoo!!! We get 4 hours of sleep!!! Lol!
This is my 3rd time in Peru and many people ask me why I come here. Well…it’s hard to answer that question because Peru is someplace you “feel” more than “experience.” She allows you the space to be present and have a precious few moments to listen to the silence of your soul and the language she speaks when there is no “noise.” It is in those times that we have our “awakenings” and discover who we truly are. Can we have a similar experience at home…sure. But sometimes, if we “fly far away” to a place where the playing ground is neutral and we have no distractions from work, kids, schedules, relationships, etc., we find that part of ourselves that has been hidden beneath all of the chaos. It is this part of us that Peru opens our eyes too. Peru leads us home…..