The encounter with Aya was awaited by me. I felt that this experience has been awaiting me since the moment I had read about the ceremony. I could not afford a trip to Peru and to my great surprise She came to me, in some way.
Aya has shown me, that I was a part of every being living here on Earth and also made me aware of how close and limited I was due to my emotional obstructions and beliefs.
In this journey I wanted to “fly” higher, but Aya in her wisdom, kept bringing me down “to Earth” showing me that I will not go any further, unless I put myself in order. I couldn’t disentangle myself from this trap I was in. After many attempts of releasing myself from recurring cycles of shooting up and falling down, I suddenly noticed my world was contained into the transparent membrane dome. To get out... but how? I’m trying to jump up and break through the membrane with my head, but I can’t make it, it’s too high, there is no ladder. There must be a way... And then sudden thought appears: “You can do it if you get rid of this mask of fake smile you have for the world from your face and begin to smile sincerely.”
Seems simple but turns out that I can’t do it, all I can is to emit an empty and dry ha... And then another thought – a hint: “You can make it if you open your heart”. Sounds simple, but how to do it?
I concentrate on my heart, touch it, caress and... a wonderful thing happens. A beautiful lotos flower grows out of my heart, covering my whole chest with its petals. I stare at it in astonishment and disbelief. And after a moment I explode with a sincere laughter. This experience was the best fifteen minutes of my journey. Or maybe of my life?
I’d like to thank all the guardians of the ceremony, Luki and Easy – for the ceremony and your wonderful hearts, Kasia and Antoś – for taking care of the travellers and your soothing presence.
And I hope we see each other again. :)
"Make it last for all of us and love yourself!"
- Byron Katie