Heal and Transform 
with 
Maya Wisdom-Keepers
and  Spiritual Guides 
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2023 - Dates and Details Coming Soon
Guided by  Sacred Travel Team
Email Lori Ferry at omec.loriferry@gmail.com if you would like to be contacted when Dates are revealed. 

SACRED TRAVEL DETAILS
Upon arrival you will be escorted from the airport in Guatemala City to the picturesque town of Antigua. You will settle into a beautiful hacienda, join the group in a sharing circle facilitated by Llyn Cedar Roberts and Sacred Travel Team director, Lis Traphagen, assisted by Sacred Travel Team member, Lori Ferry, and that evening enjoy a festive welcoming dinner. 
 
On day two, we welcome any late comers and after breakfast our exuberant and caring in-country host, Alfonso Muralles, guides an excursion into local culture and cuisine in the morning and through lunch.  Llyn Cedar Roberts and Lis Traphagen, assisted by Lori Ferry, later facilitates a group circle and sharing that integrates shamanic experiences that will help you to prepare you for the journey. You will share in another celebratory dinner.
 
The next morning you will enjoy many sights and vistas on an exquisite overland travel route, as our native Guatemalan guide and tour operator, Alfonso Muralles, shares about the different regions you are traveling through. Upon arrival at a 7,000-foot in altitude ancient Maya site, Llyn Cedar Roberts will introduce you to the lovely Maya highland couple with whom she and Alfonso Muralles have brought groups to, and worked with, for many years. We will engage the first of many fire ceremonies at this powerful site, very possibly right alongside indigenous Maya families and spiritual guides who are also conducting ceremony.
 
Through the next days, which you will experience as weeks and months, we move deeply into Sacred Time as we harmonize with nature's rhythms and the spirits of the place. Llyn and her Sacred Travel Team help us keep our experience embodied and close to the present moment to stay in the mystery; not revealing every detail of where we’re going or what’s next until we need to know, so we can open our physical and subtle senses - attuning to spiritual energies we have opened to, the submerged energies of the lands, and the colors, textures, nuances and heart of all that is unfolding. 
 
Time continues to expand as we stay unplugged to release the hold of linear time and as we visit and perform fire ceremonies at other Lake Atitlan locations, live with two sets of Maya families from diverse regions at hotels boasting stunning views by the water’s edge and adjacent to lively indigenous pueblos, which we can walk to. Our hearts open as we immerse with our compassionate indigenous guides who take us through life-shifting healing rituals such as limpias and cleansings, fire healings and bundle and/or seed readings or divinations, and as we meet the spirit of cacao in sacred ceremony. We will also listen to the transformative stories of, and receive teachings from, the wisdom keepers - all by the water's edge of the mystical Lake Atitlan in the vortex caldera surrounded by volcanoes. 
 
There are beautiful and colorful traditional textiles to be found in every location we visit and lodge in, and ample times to make purchases. Yet, we encourage you to save your interest for the organic cotton and natural dye textiles of the Maya Women Weavers that are members of the cooperative that OMEC began a partnership with on the 2018 Guatemala trip.
 
At the close of an amazing journey, after visiting five unique highland and lake locales, we say our goodbyes to the beautiful Maya people and the spirit of Lake Atitlan and begin our re-wind pilgrimage as we travel back to Antigua, the festive town where the journey began - to enjoy a final closing dinner and prepare for the return to Guatemala City airport the next day.
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SACRED TRAVEL CONTAINER  This container is held by Llyn Cedar Roberts and her Sacred Travel Team, dedicated to supporting a gentle yet life-changing immersion for each participant. To encourage a healing and transforming journey we maintain a substance-free environment with no alcohol, no mind altering substances and no smoking or vaping, and where participants agree to support each other to be present and unplugged (limit camera, computer and cell phone use, with a daily 'touch-in' option for cell phone), valuing times of quiet contemplation and stillness - equally to times of silly, childlike laughter as well as authentic sharing. Every day, moment, location and experience has its own textures and rhythms, and every person is encouraged to honor his or her own and changing rhythms - taking us individually, and as a group, deeper into relationship with ourselves, with the Maya people and wisdom keepers, with each other, with all of nature, and the abundance of unseen spiritual energies that guide us. Please note: As the participants of this journey will open to expanded states of consciousness through ancient shamanic ritual and ceremony, this trip is not appropriate for those struggling with emotional or psychiatric challenges. Please consult your physician or practitioner six weeks prior to the journey, if you are in doubt. The highest altitude we travel to is 7,000 feet for one of our ceremonies. Most activities and lodging locations are located at just over 5,000 feet in altitude. There is some walking required on broad dirt trails and on cobblestone streets. Participants have ranged in ages thus far from 18 to 75 years-old, men and women alike and from all walks of life. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

 

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