“It’s about heart, around heart and through heart,” were the Sacred words of wisdom spoken by Don Manuel Q’espe, Q’ero Elder, as he eloquently defined Sacred Andean Medicine.
The Andean Medicine Path
The Andean Medicine path returns us home to our innate wellbeing; our Healed State. Through direct experience of the Ancient Teachings, we bring awareness to the unhealed aspects of our being, replacing stories of wounds and disempowerment with stories that grow corn. Through consciously facing our fears and Dying to the Old, which no longer serves us, we deepen into our healing. This allows us to tap into the Sage within, freeing us to be fully claimed by Vision. We engage in a true discovery of Who We Are and Who We Are Becoming, stepping into our highest possibilities and potential. This is the absolute truth of Sacred Andean Medicine.
Walk Hand in Hand with Creation
Andean Medicine People teach us that we must reconnect to Pachamama (the land) in order to remember the part of us that walks hand-in-hand with Creation. By awakening our memories of Right Relationship (Ayni) and Healed State, we walk in Grace, held by the Land. Medicine People are guided on their healing journey by engaging with their Mesa through Sacred Ceremony and Ritual. The Mesa is the living embodiment of the land and the Shaman’s journey, and is the tool that moves the Medicine person from the Personal way of being into the Collective. Shaman are Caretakers of a Vision of Light, Ayni, Fertility and Wellbeing for Pachamama; her plants, animals, people, water, and crops.
Living Fully Awake, Connected to Kusi (Joy)
Weaving these profoundly simple, yet powerful, Organizing Principles of Sacred Andean Medicine into daily life allows us to move beyond our suffering so we can soar. By walking connected to the Earth and releasing Hucha (heavy energy), we embrace Sami (light energy) and can truly step into our power, living our lives fully awake and guided by conscious choice. The Andean Medicine People and their Sacred Andean Medicine teach us how to live a life connected to Joy, Laughter, Heart and Healing. Our healing then ripples out to our families, our communities and the Global Village.
“Releasing Hucha makes room for dancing, singing and playing.” Don Manuel Q’espe.