There are very few photos of the Second Gate Activation, yet its energy can still be strongly felt.
To get to our Activation site, we departed our hotel in Quito at 4:00 am.
After a 45 minute ride in buses and minivans, we were deposited on the edge of the Pululahua Crater.
It took us nearly an hour from here to make our way down the rather steep cliff
on a narrow, switch-back path that led us into the crater.
While we descended the steep trail into the crater, we walked single file, forming a long procession.
We had our arms upraised in the One Heart Mudra and softly sang the starry song, "Inah Kivo Kay".
It took us nearly an hour to reach the bottom of the crater.
we walked for two kilometers more, now in total silence, through a small indigenous village
until we finally reached the field where we were going to hold our Activation Ceremony.
Since we were sharing our sacred field with a herd of cows,
the first thing that we did was lovingly pick up all the cow dung and set it to the side.
It was a momentous day that began so sacredly and ended up, in its final minutes, in total chaos.
But we accomplished what we had set out to do:
We merged Earth and Star and anchored the One Heart into the Heart of AN.