For anyone who loves to travel, Machu Picchu should be at the top of your list of places to see. Go ahead, reshuffle, I'll wait.
|me and the trekking crew|
For my group, it was the culmination of a four day trek, and literally the top of the mountain after a 4 AM start time- making the cherry even sweeter.
I can objectively state that between the ancient city and the nature surrounding, it's the most impressive and inspiring area touched by man I have ever seen.
Many believe Machu Picchu to be a very "spiritual place," where the energy of the world runs strong, often describing the area as liberating and freeing.
My question is, are there zones of the world which can function as "battery storage" for spiritual energy, or is it like electricity, which must be used at the moment generated, or dissipate?
I think the power of Machu Picchu lies in our connection to the ancient civilization which once existed here, having left evidence of its presence, and the natural splendor of the Andes surrounding. It's my belief, that in the dual presence of such stimuli, thoughts of lack, worry, or limitation leave our mind much more easily, and are replaced with an intense focus on the beauty of the area, the beauty of life. It is at that moment that dormant potential energy reawakens within us. These are moments of presence and connection with something beyond the mind, but that potential exists at any moment, in any place. It's just easier and far more likely to be triggered in area like Machu Picchu.
So go ahead and chew on those thoughts, and look through the photos and videos below of Machu Picchu. Hopefully some energy might stir inside you as you do.
|not much to be seen @ 6 AM|
|heavy early morning vapor|
|the shroud of fog lessens|
Machu still shrouded in fog
|the "wings" of the condor temple|
|the head of the condor temple|
video: Temple of the condor inside Machu
|early morning still|
|a window of Machu Picchu|
|in the morning we thought this as good a shot as we might get|
|the ancient city- the veil of cloud coming off|
|the shroud of fog starts to lift|
|should I make this my FB photo?|
|my Chilean friends look out over Machu|
|really great shot of Machu Picchu|
video: breathtaking view of Machu Picchu
|walls of the ancient city|
|llamas on the far side of Picchu- part of the exhibit, not wild|
|trekking group photo 2- nice people|
|some of Machu Pichu's crumbling walls|
|gazing out the window|
|the area surrounding Machu is breathtaking|
|Incan agricultural steps|
|so lush, so green|
|the mountains surrounding|
|all fired up|
|Wayna Picchu? Picchu means mounatin by the way, Wayna means 'young,' Machu- 'old'|
|the river far below|
|yup- that's what you see. Machu is so special|
video: the mountains surrounding and the backside of Machu Picchu