Photo Diary: From a Land of Ancients (Xochicalco Pyramid Ruins – Mexico)

“Whichever road I follow, I walk in the land of many gods, and they love and eat with one another. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.” -Linda Hogan

Xochicalco, Morelos, Mexico

I find it alluring to know that before us, somewhere in another realm, there existed an entire society of people that were so exceptionally intelligent beyond their time.

But today all we can do is piece it all together. Studying the past so that we can try to learn what only they knew…

And so the day brought us to the Archeological Zone of Xochicalco in the state of Morelos, Mexico. In the land of my ancient ancestors.

Xochicalco, Morelos, Mexico

Built sometime after the fall of the historical Teotihuacan (100 B.C. – 650 A.D.), Xochicalco is believed to be a site where two main gods were worshiped: one of the Earth and one of the Water and Wind.

My type of beings :)

Xochicalco, Morelos, Mexico

The ethnic origins of its inhabitants? Unknown. A mix of cultures collide in this very site.

Xochicalco, Morelos, Mexico

…Just another mystery held within these walls.

Xochicalco, Morelos, Mexico

And it felt so magical. So powerful. So empowering to be able to connect to ancient ancestral roots.Xochicalco, Morelos, Mexico Xochicalco, Morelos, Mexico

If even through just touch…

Xochicalco, Morelos, Mexico

…and presence.Xochicalco, Morelos, Mexico

But even more wonderful was to be able to share the day with special humans :)

Xochicalco, Morelos, Mexico

Mother & Godmother

Xochicalco, Morelos, Mexico

Two littlest sisters :)

Xochicalco, Morelos, Mexico

Daddy :)

Xochicalco, Morelos, Mexico

Facing the Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent.

Xochicalco, Morelos, Mexico

Could you imagine experiencing both past and present, all at the same time?

Xochicalco, Morelos, Mexico

The idea is enough to knock the wind right out of your lungs…

Xochicalco, Morelos, Mexico

Xochicalco, Morelos, Mexico

Xochicalco, Morelos, Mexico

We traveled back through time as we walked around the crumbling pyramids.

And I created stories in my head. I imagined the lives of those before us — the crops they planted, the customs they practiced, their spiritual connection to the land — everything that made me who I was today that brought me to this very moment.

And it made me wonder, whatever will our footprints leave behind one day?

Love and Magic,

Denise

Xochicalco, Morelos, Mexico, VW Bus

PS: Special thanks to my brother for bringing this place to our attention before we embarked on our journey to Mexico :)

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6 responses to “Photo Diary: From a Land of Ancients (Xochicalco Pyramid Ruins – Mexico)

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  2. Oh man, I felt the same way when we visited Chichen-Itza. It feels great to be able to have a connection to these beautiful ancient cities. :)

    • So much mystery! Thank you thank you thank you! for letting us know about this place. My madrina LOVED it! That lady can walk for days. Lol. I think mom & dad really liked it, too. We have plenty stories to tell you next time we see each other ;)

      Chichen-Itza looks even more amazing, how fun!
      Did you guys find any other cool locations around the area? Cenotes? So lucky :)

      • Unfortunately we didn’t get to see the Sacred Cenote of Chichen-Itza. We were on a tight schedule because we were on a tour bus (typical tourists, haha.) However, the tour bus dud take us to see one cenote on the way back to the resort. When you go (because I know you will one day) I recommend exploring these things on your own. Rent a car.

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