At the tail end of my USA pilgrimage I had the opportunity to spend the weekend exploring the mysterious ruins of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico with Gregg Braden.
It’s not the first time I’ve toured with Gregg nor is it the first time I’ve journeyed to Chaco Canyon with him.
Our first travel adventure together was in 2012. I, along with a group of approximately forty-five people from around the world, spent three weeks with Gregg attending his daily lectures and trekking with him through the Mayan ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
This journey was a real turning point in my life. Through his lectures, wisdom and knowledge, I discovered many things about myself and humanity’s collective history. But the true gift Gregg gave me through his teachings was the ability to connect with my heart.
It was the simple, yet highly effective techniques he taught me that helped me to by-pass my logical, fear-filled mind. This gave me a means to understand how I really felt about any given situation, so I could make clear decisions that were best for my well-being.
Wanting to learn more from Gregg, I traveled to Peru, South America in 2014. This was another meaningful journey which gave me an even deeper understanding of not only who I am but of ‘who we are’, the time we are living in now and the changes that are occurring on the planet.
Having caught the travel bug, in 2015 I signed up for the first tour Gregg was leading through Chaco Canyon in almost two decades. On this journey, I found intriguing parallels between the sites in Peru and those of Chaco Canyon (parallels such as style of architecture, quality of the stonework and celestially aligned buildings). During my latest visit, I was privileged to take part in assisting Gregg document petroglyphs that may have correlations to recent archaeological discoveries in Peru.
Experiencing such vast and sacred sites with Gregg has further fuelled my desire to understand the mysteries surrounding the truth about our origins. However, it has also been the catalyst for the way I now live life.
One of the most important things I’ve discovered, through travelling with Gregg over the past five years, is that when I freely explore activities and ideas which I find interesting and inspiring, regardless of how off path they may seem to take me, meaningful coincidences and synchroncities present themselves. Doors that were previously closed, or didn’t exist at all, begin to open up without the need to exert any effort.
I’ve come to believe that there is an innate intelligence guiding and directing us at all times. I’ve learnt that this intelligence speaks to me through things that catch my attention. Intrigue me. Arouse my curiosity. Evoke excitement. Inspire me.
I now understand that when I engage in the things which entice and excite me, my life flows and unfolds more easily. I no longer need to push or try to make things happen. I just need to be patient and continue to engage in the things that bring me utter joy, then follow the signs and walk through the doors that open for me.
I don’t know where my fascination for ancient ruins and sacred sites will lead, but it’s allowed me to meet a kindred spirit who has become one of my dearest male friends and to find a tribe of like minded people scattered all over the world.
Thank you Gregg for saving me a seat on the bus to Chaco Canyon. A big shout out to the Gathering Light Journeys team and Laurie Willmot for taking such good care of me on this journey. Let’s hope our next adventure together is not too far away. Who knows maybe I’ll join you in Chaco Canyon for the third time in April 2018.