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…
It windy stormy today. I am loving the wind. I was walking and enjoying the feeling of the wind blowing my hair everywhere and the feeling on my skin.
So here is something I have written in one of my visualizations in honor of the wind:
Now imagine a great big storm comes rushing through…rain, thunder, and lightning, wind…storming and swirling left and right…up and down…demonstrating its power and force…you remain there shining being the tree you are…you dive within…pause…listen…feel…everything around you is moving, blowing…in a crazy speed…yet you remain silent, aware, unmoving…mmmmmmmmm….is it not one of the most soothing feelings imaginable? The wind does not disturb you in any way…instead it dramatically changes into something extraordinarily magnificent and beautiful…you may watch the trees and leaves around you in total havoc…swinging from left to right…front to back…you are aware of how gorgeous and natural it is…grounding you within yourself…to the earth…if you were to begin getting caught up in the gusts of winds…moving against it…it would transform into something entirely different…
just like that from peace it would turn into annoyance…frustration, obstacles, and struggles…instead listen to what it has to offer you…your reality switches just like that…from destructive to delightful…your view of it changes…its power and strength becomes your power and strength…aware that your inner stillness…being, is strength, power…beauty…you are consumed by a feeling of gratefulness for the storm…your life…you…you admire it…honor it…immersing yourself into the gift of your being…all you have to do is be you…listen to its whispers…it is a gift as you are a gift…notice how fun it is…how calm and relaxing…what an adventure!…the more crazily and stronger the storm blows around you…the more amazing you feel! How fun! The more your own being becomes known to you…the more aware you become…the more spectacular you feel and the more extraordinarily astonishing the view becomes.
Maybe the storm has something to teach you…what are you aware of?…breathe…sense the wind between your body…allow it do its thing…to be the storm it is…its natural self…you become aware of every inch of your body…the storm can be one of your greatest teachers…or it can be your worst enemy…it can be one of the most horrible, annoying things ever…or one of the most graceful, beautiful things imaginable! Take your pick…choose…remember you have a choice…who could have ever imagined that something so unstable, chaotic, and wild…could be something so beautiful?
I am camping on a beautiful ten acre property on Orcas island. Trees, plants, and a lovely pond. Amazing birds and dragonflies and damselflies everywhere. The people on the property are beautiful! There are a couple of people living in yurts, someone in a beautiful tipi, the couple that owns the property in their home, and then me in my tent. The land is large so we all have our solitude yet we have the choice of having some human companionship if we want to. Such an amazing group of people. There is an outdoor kitchen and a shower, bath and sauna. I got settled beneath this lovely tree near the pond.
My neighbor helped me set up my tent and tarp in a way that my things and I would not get wet. Thankfully we finished just five minutes before it started pouring for a full day and a half. The first night I had camped elsewhere I went to sleep to the lullaby of the frogs and woke up to that of the birds, well that’s every day now. A black and white dragonfly appeared and landed on my tent and just sat there and didn’t want to leave. He would sit sometimes on my tent and other times on a box I had outside. He allowed me to get as close as I wanted. I named him Iperesthisia (υπεραισθησία). He did this for the two days I was there. I was very honored by his presence. I do love dragonflies and feel very connected to them definitely my favorite in the insect realm. There is something very special about this dragonfly. He has come once since then to my new location and I see him by the pond.
I love my little space! This is the best decision I have ever made! I love being right on the earth and among nature and I love this outdoor kitchen! I still have a few adjustments to make to my tent but it already feels like home. I have begun continuing writing my next book and my others, and also writing my usual fairy tales. I am loving it! Many amazing magical synchronistic things are happening on a daily basis. I feel re-grounded fully immersed within my being…I feel happy, truly happy and that am finally home.
I wanted to name my new temporary home. I had just finished changing my cover photo on facebook with a photo I had found long ago. I began searching for a name and when I came to Laka I felt that’s it! I then proceeded to look at what the name means and the first page I open had the photo I had just placed as my cover photo.
Laka means “gentle, docile, attracted to, to attract.” She is Pele the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes’ sister. She is a nature goddess that can be invoked for rain. She is the goddess of hula, the forest, and the wild woods. Her symbols are lei flowers, dance, and the color yellow. She collects the treasures of our personal legacies and records them so they can be shared with the future generations. Yup, I believe it’s the most appropriate name.
The two trees behind me are Phigalia and Pitys.
I have been sleeping the best I have in years and something I have noticed is that usually I lie in bed thinking a lot before I drift to sleep whereas now I just drift with no thoughts. A large variety of birds hang out on the ground around my tent and surrounding area searching for insects and such. I get to watch them from my tent. They are so funny.
So far it’s been far more beautiful than I could have ever imagined.
The first few days back on Orcas I stayed in this beautiful tower with an incredible view of the ocean and islands. In my tower there is a small little bat that lives in there. I was so happy to see him as bats are one of my favorites. I named him Thodoris.
Here is the tower:
The journey begins….
You plan all these details for a month everything you could possibly need for 3 months camping, you finally get there after MANY adventures the journey is about to begin…you open up tent bag and….the poles are missing bahahaahaha…had to get creative..and now my tent it named Stravoula (crooked for female).
The journey begins….I have been wanting to do this for 2 years now and I am finally doing it. I am camping on Orcas island among nature for three months, and just being….writing and being creative…healing…something I am doing for me….my body has been asking for this for a long time and I am just filled with everything!!!!! Yuupppeeee!!!!! and I am just ssooo curious what is going to come from this!
“Freedom is not about the size of your cage or power of your wings or non-attachment to a person or a thing. Freedom is about being so truly, deeply & madly attached to your own soul that you can’t bear – if only for a moment – a life that doesn’t honor it.”
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 specializing in pregnancy and childbirth and nature connection. I am also an Access Consciousness Bars Facilitator. More importantly I am a writer (favorite being children's stories and fairy tales), artist, dancer, nature dweller, photographer, traveler, dreamer, and creator. I love creativity...I love all nature, especially trees.