waking up at 6:00AM, high in the Andes,
the sky a clear, clean blue, the air cold and crisp,
the first sight you see is the face of The Old Man,
majestic, ancient, welcoming.
walking deep in the Amazon jungle,
the joyous sound of the macaws and
the monkeys are your companions;
the wild, primal life surrounding you lift you up,
reminding you that you are alive.
Come join Fran Russo, as she traveled from a comfortable,
safe world into a world that showed her what it is to be who she
actually is. Through her experiences in Peru and the teachings
brought back with her, Fran brings the inspiration that
we can all make our dreams come true.
ARRIVING IN CUZCO
"It’s a week and a half away now. The memories come. Hearing the traffic on the
streets in front of the hotel, early in the morning. The air is cold. I can smell it.
The feeling of rightness when the plane landed in Cuzco Airport. Walking across
the runway to the terminal. Feeling in every part of me the sense of being (having
come) home — again. “Greetings, old friends”, I say to the mountains. They
say, “Welcome home, daughter.” Everything else falls away — the tensions, the
stresses, confusions of putting the trip together; it’s gone, doesn’t matter now.
Whoever, whatever I am elsewhere falls away, too. Honed down, stripped away,
I’m there completely. Jaguar, not hunting, not even stalking really, just alive with
the quiet, deep excitement of anticipated adventure. My physical body has caught
up to where my spirit has always been, never left. We go through the gate, get our
bags, get on the bus for Cuzco."
Fran Russo of Ayllusuyu is a curandera working in the
traditions of the Peruvians shamans for many years. Fran
has traveled extensively throughout Peru, from the heights
of the Andes into depths of the Amazon jungle as well
as into Bolivia and the Lake Titicaca and Tiwanaku regions.
For further information to join in on the Peru journeys, the Medicine Wheel, Advanced Chakana or any of Ayllusuyu’s events, visit Fran’s website at: www.ayllusuyu.com
For contact and registration, e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
telephone number is 732-533-7276