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Machu Picchu: The Power of a Journey to a Sacred Site

To paraphrase a Tibetan saying: “One day in a sacred site is like a thousand days of meditation.”

I couldn't agree more. A sacred site is an earthly location where energy radiates at a higher frequency. There is a power found in sacred places not found anywhere else.  Ancient civilizations had a profound relationship with Mother Earth, sensitive to these power points of energy called ley lines.  Ley lines are the spiritual life force inside the planet just like meridians inside the human body.  The ancient sacred sites are often built on these ley lines and in the reflection/formation of star systems.

This all became very apparent to me while visiting Machu Picchu what will be two years ago this May. There is an exchange of energy between the visitor and the essence of a presence of the site. Even the most unmovable human being are moved by what they feel here.They say sacred sites gain strength from each visitor.  I believe this is true because of what I have seen and felt at Grail Springs retreat.

Because of the increased energy levels at these sacred sites, it is wonderful if you can experience them with a group of like-minded people, led by an experienced guide who can relate to the energies and who will best be able to assist you in adjusting to these frequencies. For me, that was Vera Lopez. Two years ago she asked me to assist her along with 31 other women for a very special Mother's Day gathering at the top of Machu Picchu. It left me breathless and in awe of nature's beauty!

When you visit a sacred site such as Machu Picchu, Avalon's Glastonbury or Grail Springs, clarity of Spirit becomes yours. You can hear your higher voice, your wisdom talking. 
It can activate an internal healing, rejuvenate mind, body and soul and bring new revelation upon new revelation

On returning home from this sacred site journey, I was forever changed.  I am more in tune with Mother Earth then ever before.  I've felt vibrant peace and joy at the very center of my Being since. It has forever altered my perception of life and the lives of all those with whom I have traveled. …and they, in turn, have altered their communities and the world.

Thank you Vera Lopez for this once-in-a-lifetime journey of the Spirit.

If you have always heard the calling of Machu Picchu to you, I'd like to invite you to join Vera Lopez and myself May 12-24 as we embark once again through the portal of Machu Picchu. For more information please visit

Find out more about this journey in a Introductory Conference Call this April 3rd at 1pm EST with Madeleine Marentette and Vera Lopez.
Vera Lopez, a native of Brazil, has studied many spiritual practices for over 35 years, including a variety of healing practices, shamanism, metaphysics and universal laws.  Since founding Spirits of the Earth in 1989, she has been able to assist hundreds of people connect to their inner selves while guiding groups to sacred sites.  She has an extensive knowledge of the sacred sites of Peru and the Andean Culture.

1 comment:

  1. Thank You Madeleine for your divine presence in Machu Picchu. My experiences over 22 years leading sacred journeys there taught me that sacred sites not only provide the unique vibration for our shift but we too bring special blessings and increase their sacredness. You for sure are one of these Souls and for that I am so grateful. I can't wait to return with you and the amazing Grail Springs community. NAMASTE!