On November 30, 2013, Miguel Angel Vergara will be again leading participants through sacred Mexico as part of the Maya Sacred Path series of journeys. But now that we have entered a new cycle, what can we expect from the journey? What will this journey offer us spiritually, culturally, and scenically? Here we take a look at 4 Mayan sites, the work we’ll do there, and the special interest found as well as inspiration from past travellers. We hope to see you in Mexico.
Beach in Campeche
After an opening ceremony at Oxkintok our journey takes us to the beach at Campeche where we spend 3 transformative nights. Our hotel, Tucan Siho Playa, is perfectly situated just a stone’s throw from the enchanting beach and offers all the comforts we need to be fully centered for 2 whole days of workshops and teachings with Miguel Angel Vergara, “Living in Balance and Harmony with Mother Earth – parts I and II”; “How the Maya Used the Energy of the Moon”; and “Experiencing Balance in Maya Ceremony”. Through these workshops we will discover the signifance of the discovery of the tomb of the great Maya priestess/queen, Lady K’Abel, how the Maya used the force of the moon in their everyday life, and how we can stay in balance with Mother Earth. A highlight of our time at Campeche will be taking part in a Maya Sacred Ceremony on the beach, working with the New Moon and bringing our new, deeper understanding to it. The orange skies, tranquil ocean, and refreshing breeze rustling the nearby palm trees will soothe our bodies as we reach a new plane of spiritual understanding.
Our visit to Chicanna, a small site considered the best decorated of the Rio Bec region, introduces us to the concept and practice of trust at the most profound level. Chicanna is a pre-classic Maya site whose name means “The Temple inside the Serpent’s Mouth”. In this sacred temple the ancient Maya practiced special initiations with sound frequencies and mantras. The powerful mantra, “KAN”, activated the sacred fire of Kundalini energy. For the Maya, the Serpent represents the memories of the Ancient Ones and, as we enter the temple, our work is to trust their power and feel their resonances within these sacred walls. As Miguel Angel says:
“In the Temple – Mouth of the Jaguar/Serpent – you will make again your spiritual connection with your seven sons (your 7 chakras) through the divine force of the Kundalini and the Rattle Snake Constellation with its wonderful awareness energy. We will use the Maya mantras of the Jaguar/Serpent.”
Kalakmul is a source of inspiration for both its Maya energy and its surroundings. Located deep in the jungle on the 1,800,000 acre Kalakmul Biosphere Reserve that borders Guatemala, Kalakmul offers sensational views from the top of the pyramid out across the jungle. As the area is also a nature reserve, we are likely to spot many native bird and animal species, including monkeys, toucans, and parrots. This is a unique opportunity to spend time in nature that is almost untouched by humans while admiring the breathtaking feats of Maya engineering that so harmoniously built the two pyramids. This site also has special significance for our 2013 sacred journey to Mexico as it represents the union of the Two Pyramids (Male/Female) in one and the link between the sacred energies of the Cosmos. Meaning “The Twin Temples Looking Over the Surface of the Planet”, Kalakmul will impart a perspective on our journey – and our lives – that can really be found in few other places. As Miguel Angel sagely tells us, “Here you will understand the value of your Sacred Male and Sacred Female energies in order to find the perfect Balance and Harmony between these 2 forces within you.”
Now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Uxmal is one of the most beautiful and architecturally important Maya sites. It is a magic place that, according to legend, descended from the fifth dimension so that human eyes could admire how a City of the Sky looks. Uxmal is a poem in stone, a place where our ancient memories as a priest or priestess may return to us during this special journey. It is also a place where we can again connect to the power of the Moon that we were first introduced to at the beach in Campeche. Uxmal means, “The Place of Kindness of Mother Moon”, and, as Miguel Angel shares, “In this Feminine Sacred Site you will be guided to rediscover the great mysteries of the Medicine of the Moon, how to work with it, how to heal, how to use Mother Earth’s energies to reconnect with her and to Love, Respect, and Honor her again.”
On the 2013 Promise of the Maya Prophecies journey with Miguel Angel Vergara, we will visit these 4 sites as well as others that have significance for this new cycle and our exploration of a new era in balance and harmony with Mother Earth. Our journey will be an intensive with Miguel Angel who will skillfully guide us as we work with Mayan wisdom to create a new alignment between the Masculine and Feminine forces. By bringing these forces into balance, into wholeness, we can find our own inner harmony and truly understand our spiritual purpose on this planet. And we can do this work to a backdrop of intricate, intelligent architecture, untouched jungle and idyllic beaches, rounding our journey off with authentic Mayan hot chocolate at the Museum of Cacao! To read more about this delicious museum as well as further details about this incredible journey, visit Sacred Earth Journeys – Maya Sacred Path.
Inspiring words from past travellers on the Maya Sacred Path journeys:
“No camera in the world could ever capture what your heart receives on a journey. You must experience it!” Helen Wong, Pasadena, CA (Maya Sacred Path to 2012 – Dec/09)
“I knew the trip was going to be great… Not only was it great, it exceeded all of my expectations. The ceremonies were beautiful and moving. The sites we visited were awe inspiring; it was like going back in time. Reading a book or watching a TV program could never take the place of seeing these places in person and feeling the energy directly. The spiritual insights I learned from Miguel Angel were so practical that I knew I would go home and apply them in my life right away. He is a gifted teacher and a joy to be around. I returned home feeling mentally and emotionally centered and physically grounded, ready to go forward and fulfill my spiritual purpose in life. It’s a trip I won’t soon forget, and I wouldn’t hesitate to take another Mayan tour.” Sonya Lach, Las Vegas, NV (Maya Sacred Path 2012 – Dec/12)
“This was a great trip for me. I learned so much about the Mayan culture and philosophy and about 2012 as well. It was a wonderful experience to be with Miguel Angel and experience his wisdom and humanity. He obviously knows his subject, but he also loves to share his knowledge. Talking with him was a very affirming experience. I have also noticed that I feel different in a good way since I’ve been back – more compassion and more inner peace and more gratitude. We were told that we might notice differences after the trip, but I didn’t expect to experience the shift that I have felt. I enjoyed the places we stayed and the wonderful Mayan sites we saw. I always felt well taken care of and safe. It was also a privilege to travel with such an exceptional group of people who were so spiritually attuned. I thought everything was very well planned, and the people leading the group were all exceptional. The trip has helped me in my own spiritual evolution, and I am very grateful for that.” D.F, Philadelphia, PA (Maya Sacred Path – Dec/11)
“I so enjoyed the journey. It was especially great to be taken everywhere and looked after in every respect so one could enjoy all the delights of the special places we visited, along with the very special teachings of Miguel. I have never made reservations on a group journey before and found such lovely like minded people were there also…so many thanks for all the organisation that went into this trip.” Sonia Newhouse, Urubamba, Peru (Maya Sacred Path – Dec/11)
~ Sacred Earth Journeys