The Meditation: A Sacred Shamanic Journey to Machu Picchu

ray of light shining on Machu Picchu
Image by Ira Gorelick 

Narrated by Marie T. Russell

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Editor's Note: This meditation was written by Vera Lopez and excerpted from Chapter 9 of the book: "Shamanic Mysteries of Peru: The Heart Wisdom of the High Andesby Vera Lopez and Linda Star Wolf Ph.D.

Take a deep breath and close your eyes. Exhale fully and allow yourself to become fully present—right here and right now. We are going on a journey, a sacred journey to the heart of Machu Picchu.

Open your mind’s eye and imagine traveling to this sacred land and to this sacred place. Breathing in and breathing out, you can see in your mind’s eye that it is still early morning. It is dark, yet we know that today is the day we’ve been waiting for. Today is the day we return to the heart of the mother; we return to the ancient university of Machu Picchu.

We are at the door of the ancient city of light. We are wearing white and we feel ready to take this journey.

In our hearts there is pure peace, serenity, trust, and deep joy; we feel the honor of returning. The principal gate opens for us and we walk along the path before us, knowing this journey well from lifetimes before. We walk gently, and even though it is still very early and dark, the morning sun has not yet broken through the mountains, and we can still see everything.

As we walk, we follow the high path to where we can deeply connect to the entire city, and we open our hearts to the majesty that is Machu Picchu.

And as we walk this path, we smell the beautiful rainforest. It is a perfume so characteristic of Machu Picchu. The Earth smells fresh. The vegetation smells alive, and we feel the presence of Great Mystery. We feel the presence of the ancient ones. All the living beings that have shared the sacred university with us in the past are walking this path with us. We can feel their spirits rejoicing with our homecoming.

We are connected...

We are connected to the invisible worlds, and the spirits of Machu Picchu; they are journeying alongside us. We feel and we see their presence. We even hear their giggling of joy, of happiness—celebrating with us this sacred initiation.

We take a deep breath, and look around, realizing that time has passed so quickly and we are now on the highest point of Machu Picchu. We close our eyes for a moment. We feel the ground below us, and we feel the roots that we have in this place. It is an ancient home for our souls. We feel the connections we have with this sacred mountain. There is a love here that we have never felt anywhere before. It is a love that nurtures us and speaks directly to our hearts. We feel grounded and centered.

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We stand tall and we feel the vibration outside of us as we continue with our eyes closed. We feel the vibration outside of us organizing the magic to welcome us back. So as we stand at this point, at the highest place of Machu Picchu, we go deeper and deeper into the inner silence and expand all the senses of our being. We feel our pineal gland opening up the gifts of our intuition—the gifts of our knowing, the gifts that remind us of all the thousands and thousands of years that we have spent in the expansion of our consciousness.

We become present...

We become so present. We feel our physical body, our light body, so alive, and we expand both the vibration of the physical and the vibration of the light body, like a big egg of light all around us from below, entering the grounds of Machu Picchu and from above going all the way to Hanan Pacha. We are in the big egg of life. We open our arms, and we hear the “Yes” to open our eyes and see the sun rising above the beautiful, sacred mountains.

We see the sun breaking through and shining upon Machu Picchu’s ancient stones. We see the light touch the stones and turn everything to gold. The stones are shining and glistening in the light. The grass is greener and the illumination is so high that we know that we are in the seat of crystals, the seat of life. We are in the city of the clouds.

The mist is opening magically in front of our eyes. We hear the birds of Machu Picchu singing songs of welcome. We feel the presence of Chuma, the high priestess of this sacred site, as well as the elder council, the shamans, priestesses, and Ñustas. These wise and ancient beings are here to welcome us into the shamanic mysteries of Machu Picchu.

We are in this great awe as we are once again remembering all the initiations that we have received here before. These memories and these powerful beings support us in forgiving ourselves for forgetting who we really are; they are here to support us in taking back ownership of our divine self.

Each chakra in our physical body is open as a vortex spinning with light, receiving and downloading ancient wisdom that is vibrating everywhere in Machu Picchu. We are not only receiving the physical energies of Machu Picchu, we are also tapping into the energies of the astral realms—the etheric dimensions of this crystal city of light. For there is a Machu Picchu that we see, and there is a Machu Picchu that we feel. We are interconnected with both of these energies, and there is an exchange of sacredness going on—in and out between us and this city in the clouds.


As we welcome this day, we feel the warmth of the sun on our skin. We feel the light of the sun touching our heart, and we feel the guidance from the holy women of Machu Picchu as well as the presence of the great grandmothers and Apus guiding us to come down these sacred steps, going all the way through the sacred plaza. We move very fast down these steps. Like light beings, we move in front of the Temple of the Condor.

We stand in front of the presence of Condor—the presence of Hanan Pacha. Under the wings of Condor, we are guided to crawl through a small entrance. This entrance is the portal to the Ukhu Pacha of Machu Picchu. As we enter this portal, we hear voices of the light beings that live within the ancient tunnels, and we are being granted permission to walk through this portal.

So we walk through it and we know that there are many rooms and today we are going to go through a special room. We allow a light being to guide us to where the gift of today lies. And we trust this being because we know this being from many lives and many, many years ago—years that are cosmic. Light years.

It is a return into the past, the present, and the future, and here we find a room. The room is made of ancient walls of stone but they are really light and transparent. This is the mystery of the ancient library. It is made of light, and it reminds us of what we are made of. In the center of this room we find a white table made of a special stone.

We approach the stone, and we put our hands onto it, and as we do we start to feel a transmission of ancient wisdom into us. For a moment we feel ourselves traveling into this zone of no time and no space, and we remember very clearly this beginning of everything.


The transmission of this ancient library is helping us to remember who we truly are by remembering that in the beginning we were the light. We came from a point of light and we traveled through entirety to choose the point of individuality where we separated from one light into many particles of light to experience a new perspective on Creation.

The ancient wisdom of this library is showing us the secrets of the past, the present, and the future. In this, we are meant to totally be a part of what is right here and right now, because everything is happening all at once.

The deeper we remember who we are, the more we are willing to dive deeper into the light within. The more we are able to connect with our whole, inner wisdom, the more we are able to access the entire wisdom of the universe. Because we are it. We are the knowledge. We are the library, we are the light, and here are the stones in our hands.

We become one with this room and this frequency, and this is the gift of this library. It unifies our fields with everything. In this, we have an awareness that the separation happens as a choice and the unification also happens as a choice. We can come back to the oneness and we can come into the individuality as we choose.

At this moment...

It is all clear to us—we know that when we go to the field of oneness everything is available to us, and we can choose to bring the energetic field of oneness back into our individual expression and manifestation; there is no need for fragmentation. Within this space, we also know that the great wisdom within the field of oneness is always available to us, even when it seems absent; we know that this absence is just an illusion.

This ancient library reminds us that all of this wisdom is always available within us, and when we trust this knowing, we will obtain the wisdom we need for our divine purpose. We feel in this moment the self-empowerment of being connected to our true selves. And in this deep silence of the void, of the beginning of everything and the eternal of all, we return to the point of light inside of our hearts. We return to our body, knowing that we know the secret that Machu Picchu holds is the secret of remembering who it is we truly are: both universe and human, and god and goddess of Creation.

In the one or in the individuality, the wisdom of everything is always available to us. We can access this wisdom through our intention. In this moment we choose to continue to journey as individuals and we give reverence to the beings of light that are with us in this room and allowing us to go through this remembering.

In this blessed moment we find ourselves guided back to the hallway that takes us out of the portal outside the Temple of the Condor. We know, with great joy, that Machu Picchu is always vibrating into this high frequency and we can access its heart and its secret of oneness and individuality at any time.

We can journey through this portal as a reminder of how to access and journey into this integration. We return into the seed of who we are right now. And we travel deep and fast into our physical body that is in the center of Machu Picchu. Breathing in and out, back into our body wherever we are sitting right now.

And feeling the awareness of this journey and the joy and the magic of knowing that we truly experience the sunrise in Machu Picchu and the activation of the sacred library and our activation of the crystal in the center of Machu Picchu. With this, we have the intention to remember that all beings here are one.

We bring all of this together into right here and right now. And we trust that we are the avatars, that we are the shamans, that we are the healers, that we are the enlightened beings. We have the medicine, the power, and the gift to really remember who we are and facilitate others to do the same. And together, declare heaven on earth—and so it is.

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Reprinted with permission of the publisher.
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Shamanic Mysteries of Peru: The Heart Wisdom of the High Andes
by Vera Lopez and Linda Star Wolf Ph.D.

Shamanic Mysteries of Peru: The Heart Wisdom of the High Andes by Vera Lopez and Linda Star Wolf Ph.D.The Andes Mountains of Peru are rich with ancient shamanic traditions, sacred places, and heart wisdom passed down from the Inca and safeguarded for generations by the Q’eros nation. In this experiential guide to the wisdom and practices of the Andean people and their sacred land, Vera Lopez and Linda Star Wolf take you on an intimate journey through the sacred sites, temples, and power places of Peru, including Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuamán, Písac, Lake Titicaca, and more. They show how each of these powerful sites holds an ancient wisdom--an initiation left behind by the Inca--and they share initiatory rites and shamanic journeying practices to allow you to integrate and embody the wisdom of each sacred place.

For more info and/or to order this book, click here.

About the Authors

Vera LopezLinda Star Wolf, Ph.D.Vera Lopez is the founder of Spirits of the Earth, a travel company specializing in spiritual journeys to sacred sites. She is a transformation teacher, shamanic minister, and Andean priestess, who has received direct initiation from shamanic elders in several traditions, including the Q’eros of Peru.

Linda Star Wolf, Ph.D., is the founding director and president of Venus Rising Association for Transformation and Venus Rising University. The creator of the Shamanic Breathwork process, she has led countless workshops and certified hundreds of Shamanic Breathwork facilitators around the world. She is the author of several books, including Soul Whispering and Shamanic Breathwork

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