by Gregg Prescott, M.S.
Drunvalo Melchizedek explains the meaning of ‘In Lak’ech’ and how the Mayan culture used this terminology with one another.
Have you ever heard anyone say “In Lak’ech” or “In Lak’ech Ala K’in”?
Sometimes you’ll see it spelled this way: “In lak’esh” but the correct spelling is “In Lak’ech”. In Lak’ech Ala K’in means “YOU ARE ANOTHER ME” or “I AM ANOTHER YOU”. The traditional Mayan interpretation simply means “I am you. You are me.”
This is very similar to the West India origin of Namaste which has a variety of definitions generally meaning; “I bow to you”, “reverence to you” or “the light in me honors the light in you”.
The Lakota have a saying amongst their culture of “Mitakuye Oyasin” which means “We are all related” but can also be used in warfare. According to one particular Lakota website, “Only Lakota can use this word as it is in our language.” It is spoken during prayer and ceremony to invite and acknowledge all relatives to the moment.
In Lak’ech Ala K’in is not just a statement that we say to one another. It can be said to greet the morning sun, for the appreciation and gratitude of water or any other element or sentient being on this planet.
SPIRITUAL PSYCHOLOGY: Psychologist Carl Jung coined the terms introversion and extroversion. Introverts are people who, generally, are quiet and reserved. They will often keep their “energy” within. Extroverts are commonly outgoing and assertive people. Introverts can “send” energy through thought and intention without fear of attention or recognition. For example, they can send the energy of “love” to other people in a grocery store without saying a word.
About the Author:
Gregg Prescott, M.S. is the founder and editor of In5D and BodyMindSoulSpirit. He hosts a weekly spiritual show on In5D Radio and promotes spiritual, metaphysical and esoteric conferences in the United States through In5dEvents. Gregg is currently working in collaboration with Michelle Walling, CHLC, in opening a holistic walk-in clinic called Alternative Holistic Healthcare (AHH) in Sarasota, FL with subsequent subsidiaries around the world based upon this model.