⥢ THE SACRED MEDICINE OF RAPÈ ⥤
Rapé, or Hapé (from Brazil) is a snuff that originates from the indigenous tribes of South America, with the first accounts of the medicine being used some 5000 years ago. This plant medicine was created in the Amazon jungle, made from a blend of tobacco known as Nicotiana Rustica, and various other herbs. Tobacco is considered a master plant and revered as sacred to the native people.
Traditionally Rapè is blown into each nostril by another person, using a Tepi or long pipe. They can be made from various woods, stones or animal bones. Rapè can also be self applicated using a Kuripe, shaped like a V. This sacred medicine is used for cleansing, purification, protection, intentions, meditation and connecting with Spirit.
I have had the great privilege of working with this medicine during my time in Peru, and now that I have returned to some ‘normality’, I continue to hold ceremony for myself and others. I feel a great sense of responsibility and honour to be carrying this medicine from the sacred lands of South America. It brings me great pleasure to share Rapè with fellow seekers and offer my personal application of the medicine.
Rapè has become a beautiful practice for me to connect with myself on a deeper level, setting intentions for creating a more truthful way of living.
There is a community of the spirit / Join it, and feel the delight / of walking in the noisy street / and being the noise. / Drink all your passion, / and be a disgrace. / Close both eyes / to see with the other eye. - Rumi -
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Join us for a powerful and amazing six-day retreat in the Peruvian Andes: the Inner Alignment Yoga Retreat. Ground, refocus and center yourself in a beautiful setting in the Sacred Valley, Cusco.
Align yourself through Yoga, meditation, visualization and Breathwork techniques in a energetic and mystic destination, with delicious and healthy food.
Aho Great Spirit and Aho sacred apus of this land...a thousand thank yous to you in these small offerings from the heart, for all the blessings coming in now and those to come. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Eternally grateful✨🙏🏼✨
A young Quechua girl in colourful local traditional dress makes her way across the cobbled river stones of Plaza Constitución, Pisac market, Sacred Valley, Peru.
In her woven lliclla she carries a baby alpaca. Her older alpaca follows reluctantly behind.
А сейчас у меня лето.
Мало кто знает, но в Перу все наоборот- зимой лето, весной осень и летом зима.
Немного не такое, как я ожидала, но очень привычное для того, кто прожил в Беларуси всю сознательную жизнь
Лето в Куско- это жарища пару дней, следом проливные дожди, духота.
Лето в Куско лечит даже сгоревшие от засухи горы, превращая вокруг все в буйство всех оттенков зеленого.
Лето в Куско- это запах скошенной травы, туманные рассветы и яркие закаты
Лето в Куско -это радуга во дворе и отсутствие электричества из-за грозы.
Лето в Куско-это всегда носить в рюкзаке тёплый свитер, потому что температура и погода меняется каждые полчаса.
Это практически пустые от туристов улицы и эгоистичное наслаждение красотой.
Вот такое интересное лето в Священной Долине.
Вопрос: а интересно ли вообще читать о моей инкайской долине?
Being at Machu Picchu was the most inspirational place I’ve ever been too before... more than the Pyramids in Egypt, or Kyoto in Japan, or Ubud in Bali, or The Great Wall in Beijing, or Ruins in Tulum, Waterfalls in Iceland, and the list goes on... Macchu Picchu impacted me beyond words.
Climbing to the top all I could think about was HOW did they do this... than it hit me I’m still not playing to my full potential.
It the Incas were able to build the most advanced civilization 500 years ago without any technology on a mountain 7,500 feet above sea level than think about the infinite possibilities today... It’s time to dream the impossible.
It's not just other visitors that you'll find roaming the ancient paths of Machu Picchu 😍 You'll also definitely run into a few llamas or alpacas while you're exploring this world wonder! Who would you like to visit Machu Picchu with? 🇵🇪 @PeruHop Discover the real Peru!
55 4,0269 December, 2019
Do you believe in balance? I don’t. Here’s what I learned.... There is no “balance” in life. Especially as an altruistic entrepreneur, creator, healer, or artist.
What we’re looking to activate in our lives is HARMONY, not balance.
Harmony is when you are completely aligned with the life you have manifested. It all starts with alignment.
When your beliefs, actions, and character are all aligned you are living an authentic life of “balance” because you are always in FLOW STATE.
Flow state is when you are completely present and focused on the moment in front of you.
You are always conscious of your behavior, your choices and your energy.
You listen to your body, your heart, your spirit, your intuition.
You don’t overthink, or procrastinate, or make decisions based on emotions or ego... you make your daily decisions based off your values.
Every day is a new symphony for me. I’m the conductor. All the instruments are within me and around me.
The more you let go, the higher you rise 🙏🏻
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All levels are welcome 🤗
Captured by @reneechoiphotography in Peru this year with @chelseasyoga ⛰
71 2,39727 October, 2019
The big adventure is calling you!
The archeological site of Waqra Pukara is high up on our Peru bucket-list!
It's one of the most well-preserved and untouched places to visit in Peru. It's a massive, horn-shaped Inca site standing above the Apurimac Canyon, three hours south of Cusco, Peru.