With the correct people for you your strengths become magnified, empowered flourish…expand into the greatest potential possible. In the same way with the incorrect people your greatest strengths become your weakness, that which you are judged for and made wrong for.
Upon visiting the island of San Juan and a place called English bay, I had the joy of seeing up in this beautiful maple tree a raccoon with its baby
Hank or Kukuvagia as I call him (owl in Greek) is my neighbor for the summer. He lives in a beautiful tipi he has made. Hank has a special connection with owls. When I first met him he would speak to me of this and all the incredible experiences he has had with them throughout his lifetime. An owl would come to him at very magical times to give him an important message. One day an owl even dropped an orange in front of him as a gift.
About a week after I met Hank, we were sitting with some others by the outdoor kitchen. A grey horn owl came and landed on the trees straight across from us, from a distance looking at us and coo cooing. Shortly after it left. Hank went back to his tipi and the rest to their place, and I remained to cook up some dinner. When it was time to head back I began walking and this bat began to fly around me. I love bats so it was a delight. As I was getting closer to my tent I was hearing an owl coo cooing. Immediately I thought “that is coming from down where me and Hank are!” As I got closer I witnessed a most beautiful sight!
The owl and Hank were communicating, talking to each other. The owl would coocoo and then so would Hank and they would go back and forth. Not wanting to disturb I made my way very slowly and silently. When I reached the pond I decided not to walk up to my tent so I don’t interfere. It was a magical twenty minutes. I was gazing at the reflection of the trees in the water and various bats flying around , listening to the occasional frog croak, and in the background hearing this beautiful interaction. It was like a fairy tale. I had a big smile on his face.
When I proceeded back again I was being cautious. I wanted to go over to them but I refrained unless I was properly invited. As I was getting back in the tent Hank came over and whispered to me to come over. I watched him in full excitement with what was happening. The owl was fully fascinated and curious. If we moved away it would follow us to a closer tree. At some points Hank used this incredibly beautiful flute to answer the owl back. This went on for about an hour and a half. At one point the owl flew directly above us looking down and coo cooing. Finally we decided we should sleep.
The owl came back the next day. Not only that, but I watched as he would follow Hank wherever he went on the ten acre property. Since then the owl makes a point to show up a couple of times during the evening to visit Hank. If he is not there the owl moves on.
Kukuvagia named him Leni after his grandfather.
Leni has changed Hank’s life as he says. He feels he has a very close ally and friend. Whenever he is feeling a bit down or unsettled Leni appears getting him right back on tract. Leni has affected how he feels in his day to day life and how he handles his life’s situations. “I feel like I am becoming more owl,” Kukuvagia said.
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I am very happy to announce that the first children’s book of my series “Treea Fairy Tales ‘The Culture of Trees” is now out
Treea Fairy Tales “The Culture of Trees” is here to journey you into a wise and wondrous world of trees. The mystery of life is wrapped in a gift of adventure within fairy tales. This book is overflowing with fun, magic, dreams, empowerment, awareness, and beauty and you can participate by creating your own illustrations at the end of each story. So you can see the magic of each tree and their secret life that humans often do not see.
Like humans, trees have their own culture, their own way of life, system and customs. This book is the beginning of a series to introduce you to the culture of trees! These stories are about real trees that I have met in my life. They are living somewhere around the world spreading their magic across the land.
Enjoy a fairy tale journey into the life of trees!
Table of Contents:
Astor and Drisea…page 3
Emilie & the Rainbow
The Fellowship of Trees…page 20
Available in paperback and kindle:
& all Amazon Europe
For some examples of tree stories you can go to:
I found my island…I love the island of San Juan..got a beautiful tour yesterday by my amazingly sweet new friend yesterday…and I love their lavender farm so beautiful…
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When you try to control me…that’s when you loose me,
You have my love and devotion…
Control is not necessary.
My love or your love cannot be measured, solidified, and locked in a box…
It is open, expressive, and free.
It keeps growing and growing expanding way out into the universe.
If you try to put it in a box remember it will remain in there…
Solid, unmoving, unnatural, no longer what it was,
None of us can be, or move free,
We are locked…caged within each other,
We begin to hate each other,
Blame each other…
Blame the love,
Chocking our expression…
You see…we are not free.
The love becomes something hurtful, painful, negative…
Stop controlling it…
Or even stop trying to create it…it is the same.
It is there or it isn’t…
In either case you have your freedom,
The freedom of being you,
Of being or not being,
Aaahhhh…the fools we are to believe we can control love or life,
Ha! Judging it as it should be this or that,
Trying to be it or not be it…
It does not work I tell you…
Love yourself silly being,
It does not matter what anyone else does,
There is no loosing in love,
There can never be…
It is a gift always…
Stop trying to create it or control it…give up this insanity…
Loosing me and you…
If you just let it be you gain me and you…
You gain life…
It’s not all love and it’s not all hate.
We can both be free to be and swim in a pool of endless love for each other that grows and grows…
Reaching beyond anything that can ever be reached…
You already have my love and devotion,
You can try and place our love in a small box placing it in your pocket to keep it safe,
Trapping in our fears along with it…
So our love will never go away…
Denying its wings….
What will it be?
I spent the day at one of the lakes a couple of days ago. One of the people I hitchhiked with was this wonderful man. I felt like he was looking directly in my soul. You know when you have those encounters with people. It’s like he knew. He knew how my day was going to go as well, giving me subtle indirect messages.
One of the things he said was a quote from a poet: “Flower work isn’t easy. Staying soft in fire takes time.” He also talked to me about deer and the contribution they are to the world.
My company at the lake was this black and white dragonfly. I love how they just let you get as close as you want and just stare at you with those intense eyes.
Later on I went exploring and found this area where all these flowers were.
At one point I almost stopped but felt to go further. I reached a point where I felt to cut through off the path. I had a feeling I would see a deer but discarded it as wishful thinking. I felt extremely drawn to climb and go to this spot, and sit specifically next to this tree.
Well! I had major emotion come over me as I sat down and all kinds of awareness and releasing happening. Then I felt an extreme dejavu, how I was feeling exactly at that spot, in this forest. Then this beautiful deer comes walking in front of me some feet away from the right, staring me as it slowly would walk then stop, then walk. There was no fear. It was exactly what I needed at that moment. It started to make a circle around me the whole time looking straight at me. It had a very gentle energy. Sometime after I could not see it any longer. I remembered then that I have my camera with me and I could have taken a photo.…
Then I felt something and looked behind and it was staring at me directly behind me a few feet away between two trees. I sat for a few minutes looking at it. Then I turned to grab my camera but when I turned around it was slowly walking away. I got up and walked over which by now was far away and had its butt to me so I went to put my camera down but then it stopped, turned around and looked at me again. I took the photo and it then turned around walking back to where it came from. It had made a circle around me.
As I was standing in the outdoor kitchen this morning. A humming bird came flying in hovering closer and closer to me until he was straight across my eyes…it then proceeded to fly above me and then in front of me again staring at me for a minute and then flying off….
If someone judges you let them and their words be the fuel to make your dreams come true…to remind you of what you are here for…to jump on your horse and ride…no longer waiting…for approval from anyone around you..you are never going to get it from everyone…some will, some won’t. Allow both those who judge you, and those who support you to be as much as an empowering force as the other… to be all that you can be…mutually igniting that fire….to take off and burn….to get you off your ass, and take off and fly…
My name is Gaia (Γαία) and I was born on the beautiful lush island of Kos, along the Aegean sea of Greece, where Hippocrates, the "father of medicine" was born. I am a Cultural Anthropologist, Hypnotherapist/Regression therapist specializing in pregnancy and childbirth. I am also an Access Consciousness Bars Facilitator. More importantly I am a writer (favorite being children's stories), artist, dancer, nature dweller, photographer, traveler, dreamer, and creator. I love creativity...I love all nature, especially trees.