Recently I returned from a longer trip in South Asia. I wanted it to be a research into sacred sites of peace and power, and their influence on the consciousness and meditation. My intention was also to learn about myself and to get knowledge and wisdom I previously did not have. Spiritually, I found the trip very good, giving me lots of new understanding, situations to learn from, and breakthroughs into my inner work. However, it is beyond the scope of this article to write about what happened. I will only focus on one aspect of it – the role of the heart in that recent journey.
Many of us heard statements such as, ‘Listen to your heart’, or ‘It is important to connect to your heart’, and the like. For a while I didn’t properly understand these sayings, even though I was aware of intuitive hunches having its source in the heart area. It was only later in life, as I continued pursuing the inner work, and later on doing long travels, that I learned what that really means.
Ancient spiritual traditions have said that the heart is the temple of the Divine within us. It is the place where we feel the energy of love. The latter may not be bound to heart only, but it is the source where we feel it, and later, if sufficiently developed, it radiates outwards. The heart is multi-layered, which means that there are different aspects of it in various dimensions. Physical heart is the material aspect, or counterpart, of the heart center. However, this heart center is also present in higher levels. For example, it also exists as a heart center on the astral body, as well as other higher bodies too. In that case, people know it as the heart chakra. Continue reading
Perhaps the most intense experience I had while traveling in Mexico was in the ancient site of Yagul, in Oaxacan Valley. The site was inhabited by Zapotecs, thousands of years ago. There was something special about the mountains surrounding the site, and because it was tucked in and secluded, one could have a richer experience. It was a beautiful sunny day. After walking through this ancient site and trying to get the feel for it, I have sat down under a tree on a courtyard, which in the past has been surrounded by temples. I felt this courtyard had the highest spiritual significance back then, and its positioning in relation to other parts of the city helped strengthen the already manifested wonderment and awe. “Something profound was going on here”, I thought.
So I sat under a tree, relaxed, and went on to silence the mind. Then I visualized that courtyard, trying to perceive how it looked like in its golden age. Images were forming strong, yet most of insights came through feeling. I then stood up, closed my eyes again, and imagined with a strong intent that my body is encompassed by the ancient time, like that trying to perceive through the third eye what is around me. I could feel and sense myself there, thousands of years ago. This method came to me intuitively on the spot, and the results motivated me a lot. Again, images were there, but not as clear as the feeling. In the end I did Runic exercises on that same spot. Doing some of the deeply spiritual runic postures in front of the esoteric temple, was a profound experience. At that point I was connected to the past of this ancient place in way I never knew is possible. It’s hard to describe in words how I felt, and the feelings that were brought about.
The following quote comes to mind:
“Our mental screens are impregnated with atoms of past civilizations, and though we think of them as dead and buried, yet within these screens these atoms will still contact us to those civilizations that are now far in advance of our own. And the student can contact their golden ages of culture and intelligence; civilizations that will take this world many centuries to achieve. For example, although Egypt is considered but a remnant of an ardent glory, in the inner planes we can still enter her periods of illumination and wisdom, and discover what the world can gain with such a consciousness.
The student should always remember that space-time is non-existent on the inner planes. That everything IS. Thus he will learn that within him are atoms representing higher development than his.” ~ from the Dayspring of Youth by M
Another interesting occurrence while using the same type of technique happened in the sacred city of Uxmal in Yucatan. That is another sacred site which has the aura of spiritual glory, with its powerful and peaceful energy still imbuing the site. At one point I came before the Great Temple of Uxmal. In front of it was a sign “Climbing is dangerous”. I never saw this sign in any other sacred site I previously visited in Mexico, and so I was somewhat put back by it. The temple was huge, and it had many stairs. I decided to climb up. On top, a Mexican man whom I’ve seen in the bus when coming to Uxmal (he was then reading some interesting esoteric script), was meditating. I joined him in meditation. For a while there was nobody else except us. Granted, due to hot weather not many people were in Uxmal anyways, but lucky for us there was none on this temple (I think that the sign at the bottom had something to do with keeping people away).
So I went to meditation, trying first to calm the mind. Then I tried to perceive the city of Uxmal how it was in the ancient times. The experience I had up there was very moving and intense. Again, more focused on feeling then image, but the image was there as well. In my mind’s eye I’ve seen the glory and power of this ancient site. At one point I opened my eyes and looked up into the sky. Up there I’ve seen two birds of prey soaring very high up. The silence, the birds of prey, the meditation, the atmosphere and the energy of that place – it seems that all of that had an impact that connected me even more to the very ancient time of the Mayas. I knew that profound things were happening there, that the ancient Mayas were much more advanced then we think of them, and were not the bloodthirsty savages.
Uxmal is a place of wonder. A place where it seems that the layer separating the past and future is less thick, and at times it feels that it’s not there at all.
One of the last sacred sites of Mexico that I visited on this trip was Teotihuacan. It is believed that Aztecs found this place and that the place itself was built by their ancestors – the Toltecs. The truth is that it’s unknown when this site was built, and it’s also unknown who were the original builders. According to Samael Aun Weor, the Aztecs were much older culture than it is originally thought, and Toltecs even older than them.
Teotihuacan is another ancient site that has the potential to awaken deeper feelings, thoughts, chakras and more. To visit the temple of the Feathered Serpent, to walk along what is now called the Avenue of the Dead, to climb the pyramids and temples on the sides of the Avenue, and finally reaching the main squares, was a profound experience. There were lots of tourists, but since I dedicated to spend the entire day at the site, I had some moments of greater silence. And despite the tourists, the energy is still so strong that you only need a little receptivity in order to tune in to it, and you can open yourself up to that through various spiritual practices, such as mantras and meditation.
Sitting on the top of the Pyramid of the Sun and looking in direction of the Pyramid of the Moon, which is also where the biggest square is, I felt compelled to put in writting what I felt at that time:
In the ages now long gone, there was a race, strong and dignified. Their goal was clear. Their life – to reach towards the sky. The heart burns with mystic wonderment upon beholding, now ruins, of what once was a city of the Sun.
Going deeper, trying to pass the veil of time, I find myself immersed, completely embraced by the mysterious energy still present and strong, in this Sacred place. What happened here, in the time now long gone, I know not.
Yet, the profoundity and the deep purpose of it reaches me – it goes through my core, my very Being. To the Sun, to the Sun. To the Father – Mother. To the light. These are the silent whispers, residues of the cries of the holy ancient people who dwelt in this city, long long ago.
Sitting on top of their sacred pyramid, my heart still burns with wonderment and love. I pray for strength and understanding to act upon this feeling, this precious gift.
To the light, to the light. So that the way of the spiritual not be forgotten.
Recently I’ve been traveling in Mexico, with primary goal to visit and explore many of the ancient sites that the developed cultures, such as Mayas, Zapotecs, Mixtecs, have left for us to get inspired from, and maybe even something more. Prior to that I have been looking more into the ability of the third eye and was doing corresponding practices for its development. I was aware of the many potentials that the chakra of the third eye has to offer, but for one reason or another the most intense experiences relating to it came to me about eight months before coming to Mexico, when I was traveling in British Columbia.
It started when I was on a retreat land in-the-making in Ontario. During one group mantra practice in a yurt, I suddenly saw (while having eyes closed) a random hill, from the bird perspective. It was a rainy day, and in my vision the weather where the hill is was also amidst rainy weather. The vision was alive and animated. I knew that what happened was that I tapped into the third eye chakra potential of remote viewing, and that the hill I saw was real and somewhere nearby The only thing that puzzled me was the hill itself, as up until that point I didn’t see any hills in that area, only forests and lakes. Soon after that I discovered that there are indeed hills there.
From that moment on, my third eye chakra got very stimulated, to the point that often when I would close my eyes, I would see images forming towards the point of clarity. I tried to use this ability when traveling in British Columbia by having visualization practices where I would visualize myself on top of some of the mountain near which I was sitting, and then trying to see how it is up there and what is on the other side. The results were such that I got more and more convinced in the powerful ability of the third eye.
Early on this year I decided to travel to Mexico, with the purpose of visiting the ancient sites of Mayas, Olmecs, Aztecs, Zapotecs, Mixtecs, Toltecs etc. I knew that many of the cultures who lived in Mexico were spiritually more advance than us, and my goal was to visit their sacred sites and cities and to use the third eye to try and pierce through the veil of time. Third eye chakra can be used to look into past, present, future, to distant places on Earth and in the Universe, and with it you can even perceive other dimensions. My goal was to tap into the ability of the third eye to perceive clairvoyantly, so to perceive the golden age of the places I would visit.
I started by visiting the Mayan sites in Yucatan peninsula, Guatemala, Tabasco and Chiapas. Going up North to Oaxacan Valley I visited the sites of Zapotecs and Mixtecs, and North of that the mysterious cultures in the state of Puebla. At the end I visited the sites of Toltecs and Aztecs.
I enjoyed visiting all of those sites, but naturally some of them stood out more than others, and out of that a few had profound impact on me. The more developed a culture of the distant past was, the more prominent is the heightened energy still vibrating at the sacred site. The way buildings are arranged and positioned in relation to each other and various cosmic objects and events, is another indicator of the spiritual development of a culture.
Mexican sacred sites that stood out for me the most on this trip were: Monte Alban and Yagul in Oaxaca, Uxmal, Calakmul and Edzna in Yucatan, Teotihuacan (Mexico), Tula (Hidalgo), and Tikal in Guatemala.
It is not a coincidence that these sacred sites evoke certain feelings in people. It is my impression that the builders have intentionally built them that way, and that they mastered the science of higher archeology that is connected with human consciousness, and therefore can stimulate a higher type of feelings. It was a wonderful thing to observe people at the sites like Monte Alban, Edzna and Uxmal, and how something in them, something that goes beyond the layer of emotions and thoughts, was stimulated. One example is a woman in her early 60’s, who looked like any other tourists, not standing out in any way. Yet she was looking at the Pyramid of the Magician for a while, and I could clearly see that something in her has awakened, even if only for a short time. That was a wonderful thing to witness.
The site I perceived as the the most powerful on this trip in terms of structures of a city, their arrangement, and the energy, was Monte Alban. Walking in that ancient city awakened strong spiritual feelings in me, and it felt like walking on another planet. I knew without a doubt that the civilization that lived there in its golden age was very advance. There too I’ve seen those deeper parts of the psyche manifesting in visitors.
“If you would train yourself to understand, go into the country, lean with our back against a tree trunk so that you may hear the language of the trees. Listen to the song of the wind as it rustles the leaves. It has a message for you in the language of the Gods, the language of the old Indian, the old Maya, of the old, old race…” – from The Sun-Men of the Americas