My name is Jessica Bredero, I am Munay Willaq, Voice of Munay.
Since childhood, I have been in touch with the spiritual world, in which I felt particularly at home. But I still had a lot to learn about the everyday people world.
In 2003, I made a vision-quest in the area of Lake Titicaca, the land of the ancient Incas in the Andes Mountains of Peru and Bolivia. During the trip, Titicaca proved not to be just a lake, because as a lady Titicaca she was my travel guide. She showed me and let me experience things that taught me a lot about the dynamics in our dual world and the balance and imbalance in human life.
As a conclusion of the journey, I received the munay-symbol in meditation, and I was requested to spread this.
To meet the request, I had to be able to find the meaning of the symbol, and this required a new journey. This time I moved through the landscape of my psyche.
There, hidden in the dark, unprocessed pains were waiting for me. Only after I had watched and forgiven these traumas did I understand the significance of the symbol.
Despite my connection with Lady Titicaca and her wise teachings, it often seemed forgiven was beyond my reach. However, to be truly happy in the present, I had to release the ballast and my trauma's from the past. The pain I felt was the price I paid for not releasing events that were behind me. Also, I was confronted with the shame about myself and all my weaknesses.
From the sincere desire to find a way by which I could liberate myself from my ballast, and inspired by 'A Course in Miracles' and insights from Andean cosmology, arose a forgiveness exercise that I named the munay-technique.
Forgiving is and remains a transforming process. The more I forgive, the more room love gets. The more love, the more compassion I have for myself and my neighbor, and the more joy of life I can experience.
Sometime later, I returned to Cuzco, the former capital of the Inca Empire in Peru. At the location where once the Corincancha stood, the most important temple of Inca time, I received my calling. The voice I had come to know as lady Titicaca's gave me the assignment of using my voice. From that time on, I am Munay Willaq, Voice of Munay.
Since my calling, my voice can accompany myself and attendees to the core of the poem that belongs to munay: The forgiveness of fear, sadness, and pain, so that love revive the vacant space.