As I watched the sun rise over the Pirámide del Sol from my bed this morning, I remembered how as a child I would look at the sun and think how every person and every thing that has ever lived on earth or will ever live on earth has seen or will see the same sun, has felt or will feel the warmth from the same sun. The time each of us has here seems so short from that perspective, and each of our lives so insignificant, but there is also a sense of connection, or oneness, with all of humanity and all living things past, present, and future.
Then I would think how every atom in my body had the same power as the sun, so within me was the power of trillions and trillions of suns. A feeling would come over me that I was the key to everything with this immense power within me to unlock a new Golden Age.
I hadn’t planned on coming to Teotihuacán or San Miguel de Allende. The wind wasn’t promising for sailing, I was growing tired of Mazatlán, so I flew to Mexico City and got on the first bus to someplace interesting. San Miguel de Allende is a colonial town with beautiful Baroque and Neoclassical architecture, narrow cobblestone streets, numerous art galleries and upscale restaurants. I enjoyed walking in the hills each day, music and dancing in the Jardin each evening, great food and friendly people.
As I was leaving my boat to fly to Mexico City, my neighbor told me I absolutely had to visit Teotihuacán. From then on it seemed like a constant barrage of people were telling me not to miss Teotihuacán. So when someone offered me a ride I took the hints and went. I spent today wandering the site and climbing the pyramids. It is an amazing place, built two centuries ago by unknown people who then vanished. The Pyramid of the Sun is the third largest pyramid in the world, an immense structure. It’s interesting watching all of the people, each here for their own reason, to hold a ceremony, to take photos, to study the architecture, to meditate, to sell souvenirs. Individually we each do our own thing, collectively it organically comes together as a wonderful dance.
The feeling I’d had as a child stayed with me throughout the day. As I walked and watched the world around me, smiling, occasionally sharing a few words or a laugh with others, I was joyful and happy.
Walking back from dinner this evening the full moon was rising above the Pyramid of the Moon, the perfect ending to a wonderful few days.