This simple meditation is my favorite way of getting rid of my own hucha (heavy energy). It feels good (I’m not sure ‘good’ quite encompasses it) and it provides a doorway through which to experientially explore the Andean Cosmovision. Getting rid of hucha is also a preliminary step for other Andean meditations and it is a particularly important thing to do before working with other people (so you don’t give them your hucha). This meditation comes from Joan Wilcox’s excellent book ‘Masters of the Living Energy: The Mystical World of the Q’ero of Peru‘. Here is how to do it.
Sit on the ground, it is ok to sit on a blanket or sitting pad. Sit as upright as you comfortably can, with your spine vertical (as that is the direction the energy is going to flow).
First, notice how your energy feels, what it feels like to be you right now.
Then, with intent (sincere pretending) open up your energy field at the bottom of your spine and with intent let your hucha begin to flow down into the Pachamama. Don’t be concerned about giving the Pachamama your hucha, it is not like polluting her, the Pachamama accepts our hucha and recycles it into refined energy, releasing it back into the Cosmos, it is one of her great gifts to us.
Right after you open up your energy field at the bottom of your spine open up your energy field at the top of your head and invite the light, refined, energy of the Cosmos to flow down into your body to replace the hucha that is flowing into the Pachamama.
Feel the hucha leaving your body and the refined energy of the Cosmos flowing in to take its place. Continue until you sense that all of the hucha has been released. If there are places where the hucha seems stuck just be patient, keep up your intent of letting the hucha go. I sometimes through intent ask the Pachamama to send her energy up into that spot to gently wash the hucha away.
When all of your hucha has left thank the Pachamama and the Cosmos. Then, notice how you feel now.
The difference between how you felt when you started and how you feel when you have completed the meditation comprises your knowledge of what the meditation has accomplished. Any description you read about what a meditation accomplishes is completely irrelevant, what a meditation actually accomplishes for you is what it accomplishes, and it may not be the same each time, but over several times you will begin to know what the meditation is all about. This won’t be an intellectual knowledge (or you could just read about it) but instead will be knowledge at a deeper level of your being. This is what the exploration of the Andean Cosmovision is all about…an exploration that takes place in a something-other-than-intellectual level.
As with all of the Andean meditations this meditation is performed within the context of our relationship with the Cosmos. The Pachamama accepts and recycles our hucha, the Cosmos gives us refined and beautiful energy to replace it. It is a wonderful Cosmovision where the earth, the wind, the trees, the rivers, the stars, the mountain peaks, the Cosmos itself are willing to support our own evolution. This same Cosmovision has as an essential element the principle of ‘ayni‘ (reciprocity) where to receive is always balanced by giving in return, and to give is always balanced by receiving in return. I would like to refer you back to the post Touching Pachamama for some ideas about how to give to the Pachamama and the Cosmos in return for what they give you in these meditations. It is all about relationship.
Note: I prefer to do this meditation while sitting on the ground and I recommend this while learning the meditation and becoming familiar with its effects. It can also be done while sitting in a chair on the top floor of a skyscraper but I prefer to do it (and I have a stronger experience) in the intimacy of being in physical contact with the Pachamama.
Source of this mediation: Joan Wilcox.Share...