The path of the heart
The Inca shamanic tradition and it's wisdom has been touching peoples hearts for over 5000 years. It's not a coincidence that the Q'ero natives has taught me that it is a tradition they call "The path of the heart" as it is build-up by beauty, humility and compassion.
The Q'ero paqos are great healers, teachers and guides, who walks as their own healer and is in contact with holy forces, the Universe, the Mountains and the Earth. It's a path of following our souls and our hearts way of being in service, help, heal and share. It is about helping oneself and the planet from ourselves, to dream our dream, to follow it and dream collectively.
To walk as a paqo is to help myself and others to open up to all of the gifts that we are carrying within ourselves and to bring us in deep contact with the energies of the earth again. To walk as a child of the sun and the earth. We are walking with one foot in a world of spirit and the other in a physical world & reality and communicates with the living energy in the Universe through soul and our altar; our Mesa. The mesa is a bundle of medicine that holds the creating principals of the universe together with the paqos' path towards his destiny. Through our altar we heal ourselves, our clients and bring balance in all situations we encounter. We are using the mesa physically as a tool of healing stones and other subjects of force but also as an energy tool of healing.
The shaman is living side by side with the nature spirits and if he finds the right balance, these will assist him in the work of his and clients healing and also with his own path on earth. We are using the energy of the nature and forces to heal the wounds of our past, to fully step into a deep relationship with the collective mother that held us through all of our lives. We are walking as the keepers of the earth, as stewards of an ancient medicine and a new vibration that has reached the earth.
Power, in the Inca tradition, is to be able to listen and communicate with the flow of living energy that is the building blocks in everything you see around you and then being able to direct this energy with the soul and the force of the energy field. To travel through the worlds in clarity and to receive and give ancient rites and initiations through the warmth of the holy mountains of the Andes.
The Q'ero natives do not call themselves shamans. They call themselves paqos which means medicine man, healer or priest. For the westerners to be able to understand and categorize the word 'paqo', we call ourselves shamans so that our fellows understand the importance of how we walk in contact with nature and it's spirits. The word paqo is Quechua (the native language of the Inca empire) and comes from the word Paqocha, which is the newly born and soft alpaca foal. It is born to the world completely pure, innocent and with the softest wool it takes it's first steps into the world. In the same way the pacos strive to walk this world. Like a newborn baby or alpaca foal that without fear views the world through the heart in playfulness, purity and softness.
To call oneself a paco means to walk the Inca shamanic tradition as a guardian of life-force, the earth and in the worlds beside us. To walk as a steward of the earth and this authentic and pure energy medicine, that has been given in heritage from paqo to student during thousands of years.
That means that you, in an advanced way, are able to heal and direct energy through the traditional Andino/Q'ero healing tradition, stands for and walks valuations as; balance, impeccability, reciprocity, love, integrity and discipline. We are taking the tradition incredibly seriously but not ourselves as seriously, we play through life, laugh from the soul and explore life. We see that life is not personal but that everything is happening for us and not against us. It's not raining to make us wet, it is just raining but if we are out of balance, the universe will show us through creating life situations which tells us who we are and which we learn from. The shaman sees the opportunities in every path and listens to the soul and also follows our dreams and see them manifest in our lives.