Part One: TODAY
What a gift to be living in a little cabin in the Pacific NW where I can have a the door open and a fire going at the same time. It’s so peaceful.
I love it!
But, in the broad scheme of things: the town here is pretty sleepy…
Still, aren’t there just so many incredible places in the world?
Choosing a place to live is like being asked what part of myself is the most important aspect. What part do I really want to grow and develop and where physically would that be most supported? I’m so diverse, it’s hard to say what part I most want to develop. I really want to live in nature, but I want community near by. I like a climate that is warm, AND I also like to feel a bit chilly at times. I like the beach and forests. I like the mossy NW gardens and the tropical Hawaiian ones. I like the perpetual springtime of southern California (but not so much the dryness). I also love the classic seasons of the North Carolina mountains but there I miss the sea. I want a good source of potential patients–people who may be interested in and receptive to my gifts…given at my highest and most easeful, fun, and creative level. I also want a place where I can feel inspired to make art, write, and grow my own food. And I want interesting, fun, conscious, and loving people to interact with socially and professionally. Sometimes I think I want to ski above all else. “That will make me happy.” Other times, I think swimming with dolphins is the greatest thing I could possibly imagine. I dream of dolphin-assisted therapy and dolphin-art-healing retreats. Eventually, I envision starting a nonprofit related to art + nature + healing and kids. And then I think “just loving”, which can be done anywhere, is all that matters. Probably where I am isn’t nearly as important as I think it is. Mine is a journey of inner discovery that I am simultaneously taking externally, it seems.
Really, I’m guess I’m looking for a place where I can feel that I am embodying my highest self, whatever that is or could be. (Though one might reasonably ask, “Is it really up to the place to do that?”.)
At the moment I feel calm and supported, peaceful and happy. I am grateful for the rest. I am also grateful for the journey.
I think I may be home…for now,
though I’m beginning to discover that perhaps I never left ..♥..