Imagine going on a vacation and coming back changed, activated and inspired! The upswing in travel with a purpose—spiritual, volunteer and ecotourism—is a great indication of the shifting collective consciousness.
Travel is certainly not the only way to inject spirituality and meaning into the mundane; there are other entertaining, educational options to change your perspective and encourage a shift. But the wonderful thing about travel is that it can put you on a fast track to change. Plucking yourself out of your life and immersing yourself in growth and energetic activation for a month, a week or even a single day can have a huge impact.
While writing our novel One Great Year, my co-author Rene DeFazio and I travelled from Vancouver, BC, to South America, crisscrossing Peru and Bolivia, researching, filming meditating and evolving along the way. We knew that our ancient story location, Stone at Center, presently known as Tiahuanaco or Tiwanaku, Bolivia, would be fascinating to visit, but we never anticipated our experiences would forever impact how we see world history.
We arrived in majestic La Paz with our backpacks bursting, prepared to adjust to the high altitude. We set out across the Altiplano of Bolivia, driving two and a half hours to visit the ancient anomalies of Puma Punku and the Akapana pyramid complex that anchor the tiny town of Tiahuanaco.
The whole area, directly beneath the celestial Southern Cross, is thick with energy, and we couldn’t help but wonder Who? What? How? at every turn. Although the ruins presently border a humble village, the place feels important, and our intuition was alive as we explored and felt compelled to touch every wall and stone. Could we feel the ancestors or was it our imagination?
One highlight of the Akapana was the quadrant known as the subterranean chamber, said to represent the underworld. The walls of this lower chamber are distinguished by protruding heads and mysterious faces from ancient times. The fascinating thing is that the faces appear to be multicultural, a United Nations of days long past. If you look carefully, there are even a number of visages that look otherworldly, eerie and exciting all at once. How could these ancients have imagined the faces of too-distant countries and planets? Perhaps there was once more contact than we know?
Across the grassy plain, an easy walk from the pyramid, are the ruins of Puma Punku. Having travelled the globe—Egypt, Cambodia, Easter Island, Kenya—we can say that in our experience there is nowhere in the world like Puma Punku. It is worth making the journey to see it. Its origins are unknown. Although the structures are ancient, you get the sense of being in a modern concrete graveyard. It is littered with enormous and precisely honed stone blocks with copper staples and interlocking designs; these works indicate incredible knowledge of architecture and engineering. Some have suggested Puma Punku was once a shipping port, although its elevation of 12,800 feet above sea level would date the origin of the ruins long before the currently accepted timeline of world history.
Tiahuanaco was only one of many spiritual locations that we visited while researching and writing. Peru and Bolivia are both beautiful and inspiring, and we visited islands, jungles, ruins, portals, villages and sanctuaries that had a profound effect on our spiritual advancement. We look forward to returning and sharing the magic with the rest of the world.
When you combine trekking and learning with meditation and full-on kundalini activations, a whole new kind of vacation can happen! No matter what country you visit, it becomes a journey into the possible.
Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazio are the authors of One Great Year. While writing the next book in the series, they have partnered with Spiritual Quest Journeys to take travellers to sacred sites around the globe. For more information, please visit www.onegreatyear.com.
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