Meeting Amma

Meeting Amma

“Love is the very foundation, beauty and fulfillment of life. If we dive deep enough into ourselves, we will find that the one thread of universal love ties all beings together. As this awareness dawns within us, peace alone will reign.”

 

Who Is Amma?

Mata Amritanandamayii, known as Amma, The Hugging Mother.

Where is Amma now?

Amma is currently in Her birthplace in Amritapuri in Kerala, India. This is where the central, international ashram is and many followers live.

 

Due to the current global situation, Amma do not host her usual world tours. She knows Her Children are missing Her and really look forward to when She again can hug them. Until then, one can follow virtual events and retreats with meditation, fasting, prayers and more.

INFO:

www.amma.org

www.amritapuri.org

 

“Like the spring travelling around the globe, Amma visits her devotees in their own cities and towns every year.”….

Amma — Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

Many people wonder how a little girl from a simple South Indian village came to be known throughout the world as “Amma, the Mother of All.” Motherhood, in its ultimate sense, has nothing to do with bearing a child, but with love, compassion and selflessness. It lies in totally giving one’s self to others.

If we look at Amma’s life, this is what we see—someone who has offered her every thought, word and deed for the benefit of others. Giving is the essence. It’s just that when the homeless come crying for shelter and Amma gives them a house, we call her a “humanitarian.” And when the sorrowful come crying for emotional solace and she gives them love, we call her a “mother.” And when those thirsty for spiritual knowledge come earnestly seeking and she gives them wisdom, we call her a “guru.” This attitude of selflessly serving all creation, knowing others to be extensions of one’s own self, Amma refers to as vishwa matrutvam—universal motherhood. And it is to this pinnacle of human existence that Amma is trying to awaken the world through her life, teachings and darshan [divine embrace].

Text from: www.amritapuri.org

“Love is the very foundation, beauty and fulfillment of life. If we dive deep enough into ourselves, we will find that the one thread of universal love ties all beings together. As this awareness dawns within us, peace alone will reign.”

Amma giving Darshan

 

from www.amritapuri.org

Express Love Through Action

“True happiness is when the love that is within us finds expression in external activities.”

Where is Amma now?

 

Amma is in the ashram in Amritapuri in India.

Due to travel & social restrictions, Amma is unable to d her normal tours at this point in time-

Amma knows that Her Children are sad,  miss traveling and meeting Her and Hold Us All In Her heart and She is sending hugs, support and love!

Due to this, we do not currently arrange any tours to meet Amma. We are looking forward to be able to do so in the future! With the Grace of Paramatman! Thanks! Jai Ma!

Source: www.amritapuri.org

 

Hot Spring Visit

Hot Spring Visit

 

 we arrange group and priavte trips to therapeutic, natural hot springs

 

lares, distrct of calca, sacred valley

santa theresa

,achu picchu

 

lares one day trip

lares trip with one nights stay

  • travel over high andean mountins
  • witness wild, breatakingly beautoful nature
  • breathe the fresh air
  • visit beautoful waterfalls
  • soak yoruself in the natural hot springs of various tempertaure
  • ‘swim
  • relaxe
  • i bring delicious vegan picnic foods
  • one nigjht stay in nearby hostel
  • pravte transport with exerienced and safe driver
  • witness wha kind of animals live high up

 

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Hot springs baths are more than just a natural hot tub but are precious for relaxation, health, and much more. Of course, hot springs, onsens, mineral baths and spa therapy have a very rich history and are cherished in many parts of the developed world.

That’s because hot springs are known to have several therapeutic benefits. Folklore in many countries suggests that soaking in hot springs increases your metabolism, circulation, blood flow, and absorption of essential minerals.

Sounds awesome so far, but wait—there’s more! In some parts of the world, it is thought that the hot spring mineral waters could help treat several chronic digestive diseases, diabetes, constipation, gout, and liver complaints. Amazing!

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inerals in the Water
Since many hot springs contain sulphur, prepare to get a consistent rotten egg smell caused by the sulphur. There are many other minerals in the waters as well, such as calcium, sulphate, magnesium, iron, chloride, potassium, zinc, to mention a few.

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Currently, it’s not really known how or if you get more of these minerals into your body by simply bathing in the hot springs.

There are many factors that can influence absorption of the minerals through the skin, but our outermost layer of skin, mostly made up of dead skin, is good at keeping out such things. This protects us from so many things. So, yes, it’s a good thing.

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Magic in the Water
Whatever the case, hot springs still feel heavenly and a real treat. A large part of the virtues of hot springs are owed to the properties of water itself, along with the soothing heat.

This heat, although sometimes intense, can help relieve pain. The way it works, as this meta-analysis of studies published in the North American Journal of American Sciences suggests, is that the heat along with the pressure of the water dulls our perception of pain by blocking the pain receptors in our bodies.

Plus, the mineral concentration and hot water can make you feel “floatier”, which has positive effects on your joints and muscles, working together to help you feel good and—more importantly—more relaxed.

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Possible Benefits & Stress Relief
The thermal benefits go beyond helping to relieve pain and aches. Researchers from Japan found that soaking subjects who had chronic heart failure in hot springs actually led to a decrease in blood pressure and improved their symptoms. It’s a pretty radical (and small) study, but there are other instances where the thermal and mechanical properties of hot springs can help the body.

According to this study in International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, many of the perceived benefits are positively effected primarily by the relaxation you experience. In other words, when you chillax, you’re doing good things for yourself.

You can actually relax, you lower your anxiety, stress and can create rippling physiological benefits throughout your body. We all know that stress, the type that keeps you awake at night and messes with your quality of life, is bad news for our long-term livelihood.

The researchers responsible for this study in Advances in Preventive Medicine propose that hot springs are effective at reducing stress and improving things like sleep quality and appetite.

Most of us probably don’t need much convincing to get into the habit of hot springs, if they’re convenient, but

it’s good to know that hot springs are amazing for stress relief.

The surprising health benefits of hot spring baths

Hot Springs As Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

We don’t get super strong or fit from just a single workout, nor do we suddenly reverse years of eating crap by eating a single piece of fruit. So it’s probably safe to say the real benefits of hot springs come from habitual use, as part of a holistic approach to health.

People enjoy their hot springs for various reasons, beyond health and stress relief. For most of us, though, visiting hot springs regularly probably isn’t convenient or realistic, but any time you can unwind and get away from stress—perhaps some alone time with Mr. Rubber Ducky in a hot bubble bath—can do wonders for your body and mind.

Improves blood circulation: The hot springs contain minerals like calcium and sodium bicarbonate so when you bathe in the hot spring, your body soaks in the minerals. And as the process continues, your blood circulation and the oxygen flow increases suggests a study published in the North American Journal of Medical Sciences [1].

Relieves stress: The same study also suggests that immersing your body into a hot spring water can also help reduce stress. While the heat relaxes the tensed muscles, the minerals in the water can contribute to the psychological healing process

Improves sleep quality: When you soak your body in warm water, your body temperature rises and when your bath is complete your body cools down. This cooling process can help you relax and get a peaceful sleep suggests a study published in the journal Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology [3].

Soothes muscle pain: Soaking into a pool of hot water can also relieve muscle pain. A study published in the journal Rheumatology International found that hot mineral baths can aid in pain relief [4]. Here are some of the health benefits of a sauna/steam bath.

 

Combats dry skin: The high silica content in hot spring water can soften rough and dry skin. Additionally, the silica in hot spring water has been found helpful in relieving the symptoms of eczema, and psoriasis found a study published in the journal Acta Dermato-Venereologica [5].

However, before you soak in a hot spring make sure that you check with your doctor if the practice is safe for you. Especially if you are pregnant or have a cardiovascular disease.

References:

[1] and [2] Mooventhan, A., & Nivethitha, L. (2014). Scientific Evidence-Based Effects of Hydrotherapy on Various Systems of the Body. North American Journal of Medical Sciences, 6(5), 199 209. http://doi.org/10.4103/1947-2714.132935

 

[3]Horne JA, Reid AJ. Night-time sleep EEG changes following body heating in a warm bath. Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol. 1985 Feb;60(2):154-7. PubMed PMID: 2578367.

 

[4] Bellato, E., Marini, E., Castoldi, F., Barbasetti, N., Mattei, L., Bonasia, D. E., & Blonna, D. (2012). Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Etiology, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Pain Research and Treatment, 2012, 426130. http://doi.org/10.1155/2012/426130

 

[5] Kubota K, Machida I, Tamura K, Take H, Kurabayashi H, Akiba T, Tamura J. Treatment of refractory cases of atopic dermatitis with acidic hot-spring

 

bathing. Acta Derm Venereol. 1997 Nov;77(6):452-4. PubMed PMID: 9394980.

 

Hiking Trips

Hiking Trips

HIKING IS GOOD FOR MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT!

Breathtaking hikes in Divine Nature and Sacred Sites!

hikes are an important part of our journeys

 we visit…

  • jungle waterfalls
  • sacred sites
  • high mountains
  • ancient trails
  • inka trail
  • hike mountains
  • walk in the jungle..

benefits of hiking:

boost mental well-being

Hiking helps build muscle

It helps control weight

. It prevents or controls diabetes

Stress Reduction

Helps with Anxiety & Depression

Keeps your Mind Sharp

Boosts Creativity

Helps develop a Positive Relationship with the World

 

Strengthens Relationship

 

Hiking Retreats, Yoga Retreats, Private Hikes, Mountain Hikes ~

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Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.

– John Muir

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If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.– Raymond Inmon

Walking is a man’s best medicine.

– Hippocrates

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Taxi and Private Transport

Taxi and Private Transport

We arrengsa safe , private transport during the retreats & journeys

Our driversare experienced and have the permits to do tourist transport

Some of our drivers speak English

We supprt local families by hiring local drivers

 

AIRPORT OICK UP

We arrange safe airprt pick up

Cusco Airport

Lima Airport

 

Let us know ahead of time & the drover will wait for you with a sign with your name on

email us to arrange: sacredjourneysnow@gmail.com

 

you need:

flight number

airline name

arrival time

in case your flight is late, please let us know as soon as you can as the river cant stay long in the pick up area

 

Taxis for privat tours: we arrange safe and comfortable tax rides for private yours in the areas we trave in

 

 

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Arranging comfortable train rides to Machu Picchu

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Arraning national transport bu bus and flight

Arranging boat travel on lake titicaca

adbice on flight routes and arøines that flu to peru

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Acomodation

TRAVELING TO PERU

FLY:

  • International: Lima Jorge Chavez Airport
  • Domestic: Fly Lima – Cusco
  • Airport transfer: We can pick you up in Lima or Cusco with safe, taxi transfer

Good domestic airlines:

Sky Airlines, Latam, Star Peru

International Airlines :- Depends on where you fly from

Europe: Cheap flights from Madrid or Lisbon. Other good hubs: :Amsterdam and London

We recommend booking a separate flight from where you live to Madrid. From Madrid; a separate flight to Lima.  This will be cheaper

From USA:  Florida – Lima, New York – Lima are good and affordable routes. Please do research.

Good search engines: Skyscanner, Momondo, Cheapflights & others.

RETURN FLIGHT: Airlines often require that you show you have a return flight out of Peru in order to board

 “The Journey Of A Thousand Miles Starts With A Single Step” ~Unknown

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS PERU

Please check with the Peruvian embassy/ consulate in your country of residence. Requirements may change on short notice.  Most passport holders have visafree travel to Peru.

Immigration in Peru: Your passport will be scanned upon arrival. They no longer stamp your passport. The usual granted visafree time is 60 or 90 days stay. Thereafter you can easily extend your stay online. Max stay is 180 days per year.

As of July 2021:

A negative Antigen or PCR test required for entry. The airlines will usually check this when checking in/ boarding the flight. It will also be checked as going through immigrations.

No quarantine required.

WANDERLUST:  A Strong Desire Or Urge To Explore The World

 

Taxi and Private Transport

Airport transfer:

We arrange safe, private airport pick- up from Cusco Airport & Lima Airport.

Please send the following details:

Flight number, airline name & arrival time.

The driver will wait for you at arrivals with a sign with your name. In case your flight is late/ cancelled, please let us know.

We arrange safe transport during the retreats & journeys

The drivers are experienced and have the permits to do tourist transport.

Some of the drivers speak English.

We support local families by hiring local drivers.

PERUVIAN CULTURE

 EXPLORE WHILE TRAVELING

Wear decent clothing

Greet people as you meet them… “Buenos Dias, Buenas Tardes & Buenos Noches “….

Smile and Be Kind

Don’t get offended of they are late for appointments. Peruvian Time means a very flexible time for appointments

Give yourself enough time and bring something to keep you busy while waiting for people who are going to meet you

Relaxed way of life and not a fast phase like in the West

The rule is not necessarily a rule in Peru .It can be stretched pretty far no matter in what setting the norm or rule is

Share Food

Medicine Ceremonies

Medicine Ceremonies

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Despacho Ceremony

Despacho Ceremony

A despacho is a prayer bundle or offering. For hundreds of years, the Laika (high shamans or wisdomkeepers of the Q’ero lineage of Peru) have used the despacho ceremony for a wide variety of occasions – births, deaths, as an expression of gratitude, to heal physical and emotional ailments, to restore balance and harmony, or when there is a specific request of the spirit world.

A Despacho is a prayer bundle or offering…an expression of gratitude to heal physical and emotional ailments of any kind, to restore balance or harmony where it is off, or when there’s a specific request of the spirit world.

The ceremony where the despacho is collectively created is a beautiful, South American tradition, where elements from the Earth are chosen and the offering is built together, as a group, with intent and love. Ultimately, the Despacho offering goes back to Mother Earth, filled with prayer, along with the intentions and vibrations of those participating…a living request to bring energy shifts and healing in exchange for the continued love and care of Mother Earth.

Similar to a mandala or sacred creation, the despacho holds symbolic elements and the prayers of the participants. As the elements are added to the despacho, the vibration of the participants and the room raises. The despacho becomes a living prayer that brings energy shifts and healing. 

Prior to the despacho ceremony, a variety of ingredients (biodegradable whenever possible) are gathered as offerings. Tangible offerings enhance the feelings and intentions of our prayers and are of great importance when praying for a community or humanity.

Suggested offerings include sugar and sweets, corn and/or other grains, coca leaves (or whatever herbs or small leaves are readily available), flowers, incense, paper (or “play”) money, salt, feathers, beans, colorful yarn, and any other item that is significant to the occasion. The elements are less important than the intent. You will also need a large piece of paper, or a sizeable leaf, to place the offerings on and later, wrap them with.

The ceremony can be as simple and short, or intricate and lengthy as desired. As with any ritual, the despacho begins by opening sacred space. Then the offerings are selected one by one, a prayer is said over each, and the prayer is gently blown into the offering before it is placed on the wrapping. The offerings can be arranged however feels right. (The experienced shaman will likely follow a specific pattern, but again, the intent is more important than the pattern).

Humility and gratitude and an open heart are important throughout the ceremony, and will ensure that you experience more grace in your life by becoming a better vessel for grace.

Once completed, the despacho is carefully wrapped and secured with a ribbon or string. The bundle can be ceremonially buried (for slow, steady results), burned (for quicker transformation) or fed to running waters, thus conveying the gifts to Spirit.

If the despacho is burned, someone should stay with the fire until the embers are cold, if at all possible. Do not put water on the fire. Ashes created in this sacred fire should be buried in the earth at a later time.

 

 

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OFFERING TO MOTHER EARTH

Despacho describes the Andean practice of making offerings to the mountains (apus), Mother Earth (Pachamama), and other spirits of nature in reciprocity, reverence, and thanksgiving. A Despacho is…a reminder of the connections we share with all beings, elements, spirits, and sacred places.  At the deepest level, it is an opportunity to enter into the essential unity of all things, the living energy of the universe. 

A Despacho is created during a celebratory ceremony. In the cosmology of the Andes, all life is perceived as one grand, infinite ceremony. Because physical survival is so hard in the high mountains, life is experienced as a true gift to be lived, not a problem to be solved. There are at least 300 variations of Despachos in the Quechua-speaking Andes (primarily Peru and Ecuador). While there are certain elements common to all Despachos, the particular healing intention — such as bringing harmony and balance to the earth, honoring new beginnings, or getting rid of an illness — determines the design of the offering, some of the contents, and even the way that offerings are added’.

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Vegan Cuisine

Vegan Cuisine

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Group Healing Sessions

Group Healing Sessions

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Private Group Arrangements

Private Group Arrangements

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