El Morya's Garden
Celebrating the Sangha and the Can-Do Spirit!
By Patricia Romero
In September 2016, forty-two Latin American chelas participated in the Teleconferencia Saint Germain sponsored pilgrimage to the Temple of Illumination over Lake Titicaca, in Bolivia and Peru. There were chelas from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Vienna and the USA. These chelas were brought together as a special mandala. A very special bond emerged and continues even today, thanks to the wonders of WhatsApp. We are using this technology to keep in touch, to share information, to pray for each other’s needs, and remind each other of the mission we just began.
The purpose of this pilgrimage was to “water” the seeds that Mother planted during her South American pilgrimage in 1973. In addition, we wanted to decree to clear personal records and to clean up the area for the seventh root race destined to incarnate on the South American continent.
The thirteen day journey began in La Paz, Bolivia where we spent the first few hours, after we arrived, adjusting to the altitude which is 11,975 feet above sea level. Throughout the trip we visited several ruins, museums and markets, as well as beautiful cathedrals. We enjoyed the beautiful views of the Cordillera Real of the Andes1. On September 21, Spring Equinox in the southern hemisphere, we visited the pre-Inca archeological site of Tiwanaku, declared a Word Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. This particular site was full of school children from different local schools as this was a very special festive day for them and they were having as much fun as we were.
We programmed three conferences in three cities and played six dictations giving to Guru Ma during her pilgrimage forty-three years ago. We also played a short ritual that Mother did on the shores of Lake Titicaca, in La Paz, Bolivia. We played it in the conference room in La Paz, and then we played it again on the shores of Lake Titicaca in Puno, Peru. We played the recording with speakers and sung with Mother as she called the song numbers during the ritual. This was the highlight of our trip.
In La Paz, Bolivia, we boarded a catamaran on the shores of the magnificent Lake Titicaca that took us on a beautiful cruise towards the Island of the Sun, the cradle of the Inca Empire. We also visited floating handmade islands made of reeds, called Totora. These islands are made by the Uro Indians, who gave us a very warm welcome as they sung to us and sold us their beautiful crafts. We visited magnificent ruins, including the Inca palace, Pilkokaina. As we sailed this magnificent lake, we did the Gemini Clearance Ritual with Mother at dawn right on Titicaca Lake, as well as Mother Mary’s rosaries and fiery decrees.
We visited the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu in Cuzco as we tried to cover the same cities that Mother and the pilgrims visited in 1973. The victory of this trip was due to the efforts of the committees that Teleconferencia Saint Germain formed which made the trip manageable for its content, delivery and great success.
We did have a couple of “accidents.” Two lovely Colombian ladies suffered a broken ankle and an injured knee. This left them traveling in wheel chairs for the rest of the trip, but they took it with dignity and poise realizing that it could be a bit of karma to be paid, and so they were happy to deal with it as best as they could.
The gracious presence of Rev. Erika Klügler, who traveled from Vienna but was born in Bolivia, complemented the pilgrimage with her lectures and stories about Mother.
The joy and brotherhood that the pilgrims experienced, as well as the excellent hotels, transportation and food, made us very grateful that we made this “pilot” trip. We now know what to expect for a future trip to pay “Homage to Guru Ma and Lanello” as well as to our beloved God and Goddess Meru in the Temple of Illumination.
1. The Cordillera Real is a mountain range located southeast of Lake Titicaca, and east of the Bolivian capital of La Paz. Its mountain peaks range from 14,000 to 21,000 feet above sea level.
I am particularly grateful for bringing the past close to us by the pictures of those beautiful scenes.