@ From my heart to yours a loving history lesson about power center #heart #chakra of sacred sites of the Andes, Ingapirca. You may know it’s sister city Machupicchu. The Incan civilization is endlessly fascinating and is part of my heritage too.
Ingapirca are the largest and best preserved ancient Inca ruins in Ecuador are located near Cuenca, in the province of Cañar, Ecuador. They are known as Ingapirca (in the native Quechua, "Inca wall").
The most important construction in this complex was the elliptically-shaped Temple of the Sun, built around a large rock, without mortar; the stones were carefully chiseled and shaped to fit together perfectly.
The chamber at the top of the Temple of the Sun was designed so that during the solstice, at a certain time of day, the sun would fall through narrow windows and illuminate sacred elements. Researchers investigated the ruins of Ingapirca and concluded that the altars within the Temple of the Sun receive direct illumination only at certain times of the year, specifically New Year or Inti Raymi.
The Inti Raymi (in Quechua: "sun festival"), a religious ceremony of the Inca Empire
in honor of the god Inti (Quechua for "sun"), one of the most venerated deities in Inca religion.
The entire complex was a fortification mixture of the Inca and Cañari civilizations.
As the Inca worshipped the Sun and the Canari (Cañari) civilization were worshiper of the Moon, the city's puma design and the crescent shape of the site reflect the Canari civilization, while the temple of the sun and its Inca walls reflect the Inca culture.
It’s been 7 years since I was last here.
I needed the infusion of power and clarity.
I required a touchstone of balance between the Sun and the Moon, sacred masculine and feminine.
It’s built on a bed of crystals to recharge me. .
I chanted. I prayed.
I petitioned for healing.
I invoked love in all ways.
I am asking for a miracle. .
#ingapirca #ecuador #grateful #sacred #inca