Puerto Vallarta – Mexico
by Julie Guerrero
The first time I was making my flight arrangements to come to Puerto Vallarta, I had to look it up on a map to see where I was going. I had never heard of this resort town on the Pacific coast of Mexico. I was living in Mexico City and my then-husband had just accepted an invitation to interview at the Four Seasons in Punta Mita. Having just completed his culinary program at Le Cordon Bleu at the UNAM University, it was time to look for where we were going to relocate. While I love visiting Mexico City, I was ready to live in a tropical climate. We had visited Acapulco, Los Cabos, Veracruz, Cancun, and Playa del Carmen. I was getting a little concerned. While all of those Mexican cities boast lovely beaches and sunny weather, I was not feeling it.
When I got off the plane at Gustavo Diaz Ordaz airport and stepped foot in Puerto Vallarta for the first time in November of 2007, I felt something. I didn’t know what it was, but it was definitely something. By the time the taxi dropped us off at the Playa Los Arcos hotel in the Col. Emiliano Zapata, I said to my husband, “Regardless of what happens with the interview, this is where we’re going to live.”
The next month, December of 2007, we moved to Puerto Vallarta.
I was working for a global recruiting firm at the time. I would fly out of Vallarta on Monday morning and return on Friday afternoon, having only the weekends to start to learn about the city we now called home. That schedule lasted through all of 2008. However, people at my company, and all over the U.S. were getting nervous. The writing was on the wall and we knew the financial crisis that began in 2007 in the subprime mortgage market in the U.S and developed into the full-blown international banking crisis in 2008 was going to have wide-reaching effects.
In January of 2009, my company eliminated the entire Learning & Development department. So here I was in Vallarta. No job. Lots of possibilities. And, all of a sudden, I found myself living here. No more travel. No more road warrior status. Good-bye traveling the world. Hello Vallarta.
One of the things that I noticed about the people visiting Vallarta as tourists is that they really liked it here. I mean really, really liked it. As a globe-trotter, I enjoyed visiting new cities in my business travel. I would normally tack on a few days to the end of my projects so I could explore the cities where I was working: Monterrey, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Lima, Santiago de Chile, Tokyo, Toronto and every major U.S. city from coast to coast. I met people here in Vallarta that once they came the first time, they never vacationed anywhere else. I found that both impressive and curious. How could people not want to explore other destinations in Mexico? How could you want to come back to the same place every year? Then twice a year. Then a few months at a time. Then again, all of a sudden, people move here. I found that fascinating.
So I started asking people, “What is it about this place? Why do people fall so passionately and deeply in love with Vallarta?”
I got consistent answers. “The beach. The mountains. The food. The people.” While the answers were consistent, I felt they were lacking. There are many cities with more beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, nice people and more cuisines and restaurants available. I kept looking for the answer. Then I found it.
Ley lines are invisible lines of energy that connect the earth’s sacred places with each other. They are lines of naturally occurring fields of magnetic force, or mystical veins of power, that run across land or water and lead from one point, or vortex, to the next like thousands of fiber optic streams similar to the Kundalini. They spread out like a spider web connecting them in a vast network of pulsing, subtle power that geometrically links holy places worldwide. This attribute has the ability to amplify specific areas of the world. It is said that even people not in tune with ley lines can feel or intuit their power, a notion that explains why holy places remain holy – they “feel” sacred. The ley lines carry vitality to the land and people, the same as blood vessels do in their bodies.
In Puerto Vallarta, these ley lines are overflowing with elemental powers that are sacred to the Shamans, Medicine men, Huichol healers, Guru’s, Channelers, and spiritual teachers. Their energy inspires artists and writers who live here. They also draw people who are looking for peace and a life of spiritual quality where one can evolve in a deeply meditative, healing atmosphere. Puerto Vallarta’s healing ley lines are wonderful for meditation, doing yoga, and are deeply restoring to the soul.
Living near a vortex or a ley line forces one to find internal peace. It is a place where you need to abandon your resistance and the way you have done things in other places. One re-evaluates the modus operandi that that may have worked in a more hectic environment. It won’t work here.
WARNING: In Puerto Vallarta you cannot force your will or live in your ego, because if you do, you will become angry, agitated, and miserable. Many people come and go from this beautiful healing energy of Puerto Vallarta. People who come from pure ego or a my-way attitude eventually leave Vallarta because the energy drags them out. This much energy can be manifested for the greatest good or, in the alternative, some pretty dark forces.
There are 12 ley lines that transverse Vallarta. Puerto Vallarta’s first ley line enters from the south of Banderas Bay and goes to Los Arcos where the first vortex emanates. It then makes its way to land and moves through the mountains toward the upper part ofConchas Chinas.
The 2nd vortex emanates in the upper part of Conchas Chinas. From upper Conchas Chinas, it runs down to the small rocky section of Playa Los Muertos to the 3rd vortex.
It then moves to the upper part of Amapas where it stops in the 4th vortex.
It moves across the mountains to Basilio Badillo to the 5th vortex.
It runs straight across to the mouth of the Rio Cuale where the 6th vortex emanates.
Then it moves up to the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the 7th vortex.
The ley line continues toward Gringo Gulch where the 8th vortex emanates.
From Gringo Gulch, it moves along the ocean to the property of the Sheraton Buganvilias Hotel to the 9th vortex.
The ley line continues from the Sheraton to the mouth of the Ameca River, the border of the state of Nayarit, to the 10th vortex.
From the Ameca River, it heads out into the Bay toward the Marietas Islands and the 11th ley line to Punta Mita where the 12th ley line is located.
In Puerto Vallarta these vortexes can be observed over the Bay of Banderas only from the mountains. They are visible from October to early December, and later for a couple of weeks in mid-January and again after March. They are created, not by wind or water, but from spiraling spiritual energy. Vortex sites are believed to be locations having an energy flow that exists on multiple dimensions. The energy of the vortexes interacts with a person’s inner self. It is not easily explained, and obviously it must be experienced.
Puerto Vallarta is a deeply healing city. It lies off the world grid. Because it is off the world grid, one does not feel the scattered disruptive energies of the rest of the world while staying here. While the rest of Mexico has its own unique beauty, Puerto Vallarta truly has it’s own magnificent vibration because of it’s off-the-grid energy which creates an environment of kindness, love, meditative, spiritual and sexual energy.
So there you have it. Ley lines: one of the reasons we all live and love in Vallarta.
Source: Bart Smit – Ley Lines in Puerto Vallarta, Wonderful for Meditation, Yoga and Restoring the Soul