Yesterday and last night and this afternoon was probably the peak of challenge of this trip and I thought I was never going to find Ac Tah or the group who was following him. I ashamingly contemplated heading back to cancun and catching a plane home.
I ended up receiving an email saying that the group I’d been looking to meet up with was going to be in the north, at Merida, about 300 km away from where I was staying, performing a ceremony at the mayan cultural center at 4pm. I knew this was my only chance because it has been cryptic to peg down a schedule of where and when this group is anywhere…
I immediately packed my bags and got to the Coba ruins hoping to find the bus that would get me there. The bus I needed cost nearly $120 and didn’t arrive till 7pm. I started asking around and finally got a very nice guide to make an arrangement with his taxi friend and got the taxi to take me for about $20 more than the bus ride and get me there an hour ahead of schedule.
The biggest thing I learned about this morning and last night was to not get stuck in a dead end Mexican town. With only tour buses that won’t sell you a seat and two hotels in town, these guys can set whatever price they want. Should have been a sign posted in town that said: “can’t get there from here…”
I finally arrived at the Mayan cultural museum and sat through an hour lecture in Spanish which I’m glad had slides because my Spanish ain’t so good when I’m not reading it. Luckily I’d read most of Jose Arguelles books: Earth Ascending and Time and The Technosphere. Mostly the talk I was at focused on the inner journey and change of energy as the sun passed from one hemisphere of the Milky Way to the other, essentially crossing the galactic equator.
Searching for Ac Tah
After the speaker was done, I inquired about the Mayan medicine man, Ac Tah, and the person said he already spoke. My heart raced. I asked another if he was still on the premises and they pointed to the ceremony area in the far end of the parking lot. I set out of the building in a panicked frenzy.
I walked another five minutes in a hurried frantic state of mind, thinking I might have already missed my one chance to find this group and paid out my ass for a taxi that was for nothing I was relieved to find a face that I recognized from Tulum… It was the Irish gal from my Tulum Soul Family who had originally reminded me about Ac Tah by telling me the story of the man she had recently met and his plans for the solstice.
Everyone was doing a practice similar to qigong and then we came together for a Mayan greeting ceremony: partnering and switching with everyone in the group (about 40 of us) ending with the phrase: I trust in myself because I trust in you…
After things ended I got a photo with Ac Tah(see Facebook ) and then started asking around. Several of us were in a similar boat — traveling alone, wanting to follow this group to whatever sacred site we need to be at.
In the end, I wound up with a local couple from Texas and their friend, a local woman from Merida who owns a bakery. She put me up on her house on the beach. Took my first real shower in days, have wi-fi and did laundry. It’s been pure heaven. When you’re on the road and away from the familiar, it’s the little things that bring simple joy and peace.
All night, I gave much appreciation to everyone, and bought the couple and the woman dinner and told them they are always welcome at my home anytime they are traveling. And I mean it; hospitality like this will always be repaid, and a reminder to pay it forward when I’m home and see myself out on the road looking tired and weary.
The group is not sure what’s next. That includes Ac Tah, who pretty much has a schedule guided by spirit. In fact, he walked 14 hours to get to the event we were at today.
I get cautious of the guru thing. He’s pretty humble and is certainly pointing inward and to the cosmos and earth energy and not himself. Though there are certainly some women that are treating him as a guru, I’ve got my clarity that he is simply a guide to connect me to the energy I came down here to receive.
Ac Tah’s take on this Mayan Calendar completion and renewal is an inward shift, moving thru the galactic equator from the side of isolation and marital to connection and spirit. About time, in my opinion, since it takes approximately 26,000 years on each galactic hemisphere of the cycle. The way he says it, there will be a powerful surge of consciousness at around noon on the 22nd. Capture it and most importantly take action on what comes to you.
I know some of this may be redundant with all I’ve written, but I admit I can be a redundant fool sometimes. And sometimes I can foolishly repeat myself. I’m working on it. Becoming more aware of what doesn’t serve me, and what does.
This may be my last entry for a while. We are heading to Piste tomorrow outside of Chichen Itza tomorrow. From what I saw today and what I understand from the Synthesis festival happening in the same spot, it’s going to be an absolute shit show. Crowds unlike what I’ve seen yet and a dense concentration of tourists, festival goers, new age types, towns people, nay-sayers, and the rest of the mixed bag of nuts.
If this is my last entry for a few days, or the Internet transforms into telepathy, I want to imprint a part of your mind, cyber space, and the noosphere (the collective memory / consciousness surrounding the earth — read more in Jose Arguelles books) with these little ditties. These were two notes I made on my taxi ride from Coba to Merida:
Aliens: beyond Spacecraft
When contemplating other conscious forms of life in this galaxy, if truly evolved – instead of developing ships to move themselves millions of light years across physical space — might they instead develop a consciousness that would allow them to explore the universe without the constraints of resources, time, and the possibility of risking the loss or damage to their physical body?
If that’s the case, wouldn’t the most wise and evolved extra terrestrial life forms be looking for a race of planetary beings who are showing their interest in developing their consciousness in a positive and constructive way before making themselves available as guides and teachers to show the next step and unleash the true potential of conscious evolution?
Global Value Shifts to Create Harmonic Balance
- Remove fences between houses. Plant fence line with fruit & nut trees
- Replace all packaging with regenerative material — as packaging breaks down, spores and seeds will grow beneficial plants & mycelium for soil
- Homes with toxic paints and insulation converted to natural building
- Pathways that meander with natural water ways and forests replace grids of city streets for bike and foot paths that lead to central plazas with sacred art, music, ceremony & celebration
- Collective ingenuity and problem solving for genuine needs for humanity replacing the need for one person / company to “win” the economic game or market and produce objects that aren’t truly necessarily for a high quality of life.
- Shared resources, including energy; clean food, water & soil; tool library shared amongst communities; available land for farming and shelter; letting go of the concept that anyone can “own” a piece of the earth; divvy up equal shares of land for caretaking
- Accepting that we are world citizens now. Letting go of dividing lines as they pertain to countries, religion, caste. Universal health care to all regardless of income or nationality. Valuations of time being equal as it applies to an exchange of work for food, clothing and shelter.
- 20 hour work week. Eliminating unnecessary jobs. Focusing on necessary jobs that provide a service and solution to the needs of the community
- Universal technology modular interchangeable and upgradable according to personal needs and preferences: cars, computers, phones.
- All products built for lifetime and ability to pass to future generations. Repair and modular replacementrt, being the key features rather than discard and get a new one…
- Communities of 80-150 blood & soul family who choose to live together according to shared values; living according to their preferences, governance and specialties. Visiting other communities and appreciation for diversity of each individual and community
- Education as collective knowledge how to live healthy life as a human and contribute to caregiving and caretaking the land, each other and most importantly oneself. The ability to specializ according to passion and natural gifts as well as the ability to perform all tasks that a community needs in order to survive and thrive