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Coming Home

Hi, I’m on a bit of hiatus from writing posts. My writing efforts right now are directed toward putting together a book based upon what I’ve written so far. I don’t want the Salka Wind blog to languish in the meantime, however, so I’ll continue to share what I can of salka and the Andean Cosmovision and the exploration of who we are as Beings in the Cosmos (put like that it sounds like a rather lofty goal).

About a month ago I returned home from another trip to Peru where I worked with don Americo and other mystics, p’aqos, healers and of course Peru itself. Coming home was hard on me. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say I made it hard on myself. I didn’t want to step out of the Andean Cosmovision and back into my western culture’s view of reality. After a couple of weeks, and fair amount of depression, I finally made the shift. It’s not bad, I’m glad I did, and I have learned something by looking back at what I went through during the transition.

My reluctance to return to my western perspective was based upon fear, a fear that in doing so I would lose what I had gained in Peru and simply return to how I was before I left. Silly me. That is never what happens, what does happen is that I return to my everyday life and to the everyday things I do, I go back to work, I go back to meditating at my favorite spot in the mountains, and then after a while I notice that I’m not like I used to be, I’ve changed in a way that leaves me often feeling happier to be on this planet and more enthusiastic to move forward in whatever-in-the-heck-it-is that I’m doing (“I don’t know what I’m heading for, but I’m going to head for it that’s for sure!”, Grateful Dead lyrics).

We don’t have to go to Peru to have this experience, every time we do one of the Andean meditations we step into salka, it is just juicier in Peru, but small steps will get us to the same place as large ones. Whether in Peru or meditating in our back yard we move into our salka way of being, and then we return to our everyday, domesticated, way of being, and then our Being subtly integrates the two. I’ve come to realize that this Being, not the U.S., not Peru, is my home. Every time we meditate and then go back to our everyday life we take a tiny step toward home.

When I came back from Peru I was afraid that re-entering my everyday life would lead to my losing what I had experienced in Peru. The opposite of fear is love.

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  1. So beautifully expressed and so true.

  2. Another beautifully timed post – am going though some turbulent times and needed reminding where ‘home’ is.

    Am looking forward to reading the book.

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