Q. Can you tell me about your spiritual path?
A. When I was young, I didn’t want to follow my traditional roots, even though my mother was a healer. So I tried to escape from metaphysical and shamanic things and became a businessman and scientific tour guide. At that time, I didn’t have a picture of myself as a spiritual teacher. Now I’m still a businessman and tour guide, but I’m also a chacaruna, an Inca shaman who uses stones and feathers to heal. It’s a joy to share my Inca traditions and experiences with others. Of course, I love and respect everyone’s path—their own possibilities and light.
I used to work as a guide for Don Miguel Ruiz when he took his groups to Peru. He would teach the Toltec ways and I would teach the Inca. We always commented on how similar everything was. When he had a heart attack, I went to visit him in Las Vegas. I went to Las Vegas for spiritual reasons (laughing)! I asked him, “What happened during your heart attack? Where did you go?” He replied, “I went with the masters. I saw that they are all working to bring spirituality back to everyone on the planet.”
This confirmed all our legends and prophesies about returning to the cycle of light. Sometimes we think the light is just for good people. Who is to say who is good? The light is for everyone. Everyone has an inner sun. It’s great to see that and know that this transformation is happening. Our ego sometimes says, “I would like to see it all, the whole transformation.” But we must remember that our brothers and sisters who built Machu Picchu didn’t expect to see it finished. They just put their love, service, and wisdom into each stone. Today we can still feel it. It’s one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It expresses the apukunas (mountain spirits), Pachamama (Mother Earth), and mountains in an extraordinary way.
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