I have been a world traveler for much of my life.
I feel one of the many reasons I love travel is that it propels me out of my typical element. Travel, more than anything, catapults us into a “beginners” mind – a temporary setting aside of all we think we know. When traveling we are compelled to suspend our “certainties” in order to fully explore and deeply connect with everything available to us as we sojourn.
Whenever we allow ourselves to trust the deeper, more intuitive soul of a traveler, we notice many things (both inside and out) that delight, astound and amaze us. Colors stun and captivate us, the new flavors of an exotic dish enliven our senses and, perhaps most importantly, we connect with a wider scope of appreciation for the diverse beauty of humanity. New insight and perspectives on others are gained –perhaps while sharing a traditional meal, gazing in wonder at the site of an ancient ruin or basking in the sun and swimming in the unique waters of a breathtaking region.
We all have the opportunity to break wide open and extend the reach of our embrace while traveling.
Unearthing new experiences, expanding perspectives, making personal discoveries and welcoming the unknown…to me, that is what travel is all about.
But I’ve discovered there’s even more.
Over the last 15 years or so, I have deliberately set aside time in my life to experience even greater inspiration by traveling to sacred destinations throughout the world. Some of these sites are widely acknowledged by many to be holy, and others are little
known. I’ve traveled alone, awed to the point of barely being able to keep off my knees, and I’ve traveled with other like-minded souls too. Over the last decade I have led trips to sacred sites in Brazil, France and Italy, and taken part in journeys to India, China, Egypt, Israel, Mexico, Spain and far beyond. In these traveling groups, my companions and I have enjoyed experiences where we would literally swoon with Grace. A shared sense of adventure and deep reverence for the miraculous propelled us into bliss – and just as often had us giddy with uncontrollable laughter, feeling joyfully free of the status quo.
It’s been a few years since I’ve led a group exhibition to a sacred place, but now I’m so thrilled to announce a new Miracle Journey for 2016! And what better place to resume my delight in sacred group voyaging than Machu Picchu, Peru! Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments, and panoramic views. Its exact former use remains a mystery.
Machu Picchu has been a dream destination of mine for many years, but it wasn’t until I discovered the perfect accommodations for a traveling band of miracle-minded mystics that I felt the time was right to set up and offer this journey.
So if you are a soul ready to effortlessly expand your reach into the miraculous by visiting one of the most renown and powerful spiritual mecca’s in the world, I invite you to bring your heart and to bring your soul to Machu Picchu with me!