Friends in the US often say to me they think I’m courageous for living in Mexico. That, by stepping out of my comfort zone and overcoming my fear of the unknown inspires them.
But, the truth is, it wasn’t that chivalrous. I was desperate. I no longer wanted the mediocre life I had led and I hungered for an adventure and a new beginning.
When I traveled to Mexico from the United States five years ago, all I brought with me was what I could carry in a 55 liter Osprey Farpoint travel backpack and my golden retriever, Mila.
I arrived in Mexico broken—disheartened and disillusioned with the life I had led in California. And I knew with a high degree of certainty that something in my life was going to have to change if I was going to survive.
I often say, Mila saved my life. At that point, I had just enough curiosity left in me to see if traveling with Mila was even possible. As long as I could keep her safe, happy, and healthy, that was enough to keep me going.
Indeed, caring for her despite the odds, and no matter what happened, turned out to be just what I needed to keep going. So, in that sense, having Mila with me saved my life.
When Mila and I arrived in Monterrey, I was immediately in awe. Mexico was even better than anything I had ever heard.
A month and half later, when we arrived in Playa del Carmen, and my feet touched the ground, this energy traveled up through my entire body and out came a single word, “home.” It was like magic!
Since then, I’ve had many incredible experiences and traveled to several incredible destinations throughout Mexico—including exploring the pyramids at Teotihuacán.
As I’ve explored this great country, I’ve discovered a deep fascination with the rich history and ancient past of Mexico—especially ancient civilizations predating the Aztecs and Mayans.
Living in Mexico, I’ve discovered a deep curiosity about the ancient past, the energetic and spiritual significance of the ruins, the hidden symbolism of their true original purpose, and the significance they hold for the crucial awakening and ascension of human consciousness in modern times.
Becoming more aware of the subtle energies of these sacred places and how they relate to the evolution of modern day human consciousness is becoming a subject of great interest. I truly believe that there is a lot more going on here that we still have yet to discover and comprehend!
To learn more about pre-Mayan civilization, I highly recommend watching the new documentary on Gaia.com by Freddy Silva called, Mystery of the Maya.
Below are some of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned from striving to live consciously and create a life I love the last five years here in Mexico.
If you trust the journey, even when you don’t understand it, you may just discover it turns out to be even better, and more magical, than anything you could have ever imagined!
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