The Aspect Of My Life

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Stranger in a strange land

I feel like I am such a stranger in a strange land.

Yesterday I purchased a ladder for the first time in my life. And I purchased duct tape and a hose nozzle. Today I visited an RV supplier. It feels such an alien world, like an electrician or mechanic learning to read tarot. And what strange language I am learning, and strange people I am meeting. Odd and exciting at the same time.

And I am straddling the worlds and dimensions, one day in the field of cranial touch and the Void, floating weightless, holding space while another is on the table visiting her home planet. Other days being in the Akashic records with Souls who are being quantumly affected. And the next day learning this new language of PVC pipes, and clamps and sewage hose doughnuts. The new and the old energy fields flowing seamlessly together. I feel so blessed to be a part of this process. The Divine Being within the human body. In this world, but not of it. Knowing and feeling the vastness of the changes that are present.

What a world...strangely perfect.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

My power-less awning

It's true what they say, there is a steep learning curve when it comes to RV life and learning, and I have heard it takes around two years.

I came back from my Maiden Voyage feeling very confident after having learned so much more than I knew when I headed out on Wednesday, October 21, 2009. I had a wonderful time driving the twisty, turning roads out to Lorane, enjoyed driving through downtown Cottage Grove, and thoroughly impressed myself by backing into my parking space on Amy and Jason's land. I was fed organic food from the greenhouse and feted like I was a guest from a foreign country, which I guess in some aspects, I was. Jason was an amazingly patient teacher and we went through every outside storage bin and discussed all the many questions that have been plaguing me until I felt I had this all under control. That was, until today.

Today is Saturday, just two days after returning with all my new found knowledge. And today, I am feeling totally lost again. And out of my league, and inept and overwhelmed. All because of the power awning that I have been bragging about to everyone, the one that was one of the "best" features of Minnie Winnie and the one I was most pleased with. Funny how all that can turn around in one day.

Yesterday it poured and poured and poured rain in Eugene. I spent the day "in-town" at the pool and doing laundry and dodging in and out of rain deluges. I didn't pay much attention to my awning that I had left out all day, other than to be thankful it was protecting me from the rain as I brought the laundry in from the car and was glad it was keeping me dry when I sat outside. When I gave it some further attention this morning, it was sagging from the accumulation of rain and leaves from the previous day. I poked the awning with a broom and buckets of water and leaves came gushing down. And now, my awning no longer has any power

My neighbor, the one who fed me brownies, helped me hose off the inch thick pile of sodden leaves on the awning but it still has no power. He helped me manually roll it up and next week's chore is finding someone who can service the power awning that now has no power. And now I have no awning. And now the world does not feel as safe as it did just two days ago.

So, I am still in the learning process, making mistakes and learning something new each day. I need to purchase a ladder and a nozzle for my water hose so I can be a bit more self sufficient next time around. I hope someday I can repay the kindness, generosity and patience all these many people have shown me as I stumble my way through this alien world. I hope someday I am the knowledgeable one and some novice somewhere needs my help and advice and I will remember these days and know how far I have come.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Maiden Voyage

Tomorrow I am going for my first official road trip. Out to Lorane, Oregon to spend a night with some wonderful people who have offered to host me for an evening and share their experiences of RV life. Not sure they know what they are in for:)!

So I have reorganized the entire inside, packed, protected, swaddled, adjusted, fine tuned....everything I can think of so that nothing will rattle when I start down the road. One of the obstacles of traveling solo is I can't send someone to search out any annoying rattles. But, good news is that noises rarely are so bothersome I can't tune them out. Also, I have this bitchin' high tech CD system and speakers so that should come in handy.

Looking forward to tomorrow and what the day brings.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Alternate Realities

Susan was the name of the puppy's owner. She was traveling with her husband of 22 years, and three Golden Retrievers. My guess is she was in her early 50s. I was drawn not only to her puppy, but to her light and her smile.

When we shared conversation, she told me she had been a nurse but was now interested in hypnosis and tapping into the subconscious. She was just beginning her spiritual opening and while we stood talking, she began tapping her third eye in hopes of awakening into her potential. She lives within a reality where sharing such things is not welcome and although she has friends, there is no support or willingness to encourage her along this path. She and her husband were in Oregon exploring the possibilities of moving here and after spending time in Eugene, she felt particularly drawn to this town.

I did not recognize the similarities of our stories until this morning, floating in that layer of consciousness between sleep and wakefulness. My name is Susan. I have just left a marriage of 22 years. During most of that marriage we had Golden Retrievers. My husband and I also came to Oregon and explored the possibilities of moving here and ended up in Eugene. And my spiritual path took wings and exploded soon after the relocation. And I have tapped into the subconscious, the Akashic records.

I can't help but wonder if this alternate Susan is not a piece of me, a few years back, and we have met up in this particular timeline to share our past and future Beings with one another.

I am excited for all that lies before her.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

RV Life

The thing about RV life is, people leave.....

My puppy has gone, spurred on by the rains that came, and I am missing the feel of that silky fur and puppy joy. Makes me wonder if I wouldn't enjoy having a furry traveling companion, but then what kind of life is it to be confined to small quarters or walking on a lease? And the thought of pee or poop in the RV, just about cancels any thoughts of house training. So....will just see what comes along.

The rains came with gusto, I think it was at least a 1/4 of an inch that first night, and I have realized how much more in tune I am with nature. Sitting in an RV watching the rain, and listening to the rain, feels so much more exposed than sitting within a house. There are more textures and layers to the rain, the sounds are different, and louder. The first night I did not sleep well, wondering if there would be any leaks, and adjusting to the new audibles. The heavy rains sound like hail, and the lighter rains are so soft and caressing. When I look out the window, I am still surprised to see there is actually less rain falling than it feels like inside this new home. Best news, not a drop of rain has leaked inside.

Spent several hours adjusting, and re-adjusting my route down to Phoenix. Don't want to drive too many miles any given day, but must be able to end up at an RV park. And, I want to avoid the large interstates whenever possible. So there has been a lot of fine tuning and even that may yet need to be fine tuned again:)! I think when the time comes, in two weeks, I will be ready to leave. Or, if not, I will just flow with that as well.

On clear nights I can step outside and view the stars, looking for signs, asking for visions from my Star brothers and sisters. It feels wonderful to be in a place where this is so possible. The sky here does not compare to the sky at Mt. Adams which makes me realize and appreciate even more the magic of Mt. Adams.

I am now dreaming in a larger collective field and my dreams feel very off, further away, more fearful. I have had to become very conscious to energetic boundaries and yesterday smudged, salted, cleansed and smashed to establish new boundaries that were not originally established. Had some dark energies enter my field the other night which needed to be taken care of and a wonderful wake up call to keep my space clean, clean, clean. This will be of absolute importance as I move down the road and I am thankful to get the message this early into the journey.

And so it goes......
Just checking to see how all this works. My first post!

Monday, October 12, 2009


The rains are coming and life has settled into a certain peacefulness. The TV is gone which has freed up much needed space and it now feels much more open and less burdened within my small quarters. The bedding situation has been resolved and my bed now feels like a wonderful womb instead of a morning hassle. Finding it hard to leave my new space to do any daily errands. As the dust settles, I have had a fleeting moment of a sense of being free. Hope there are more of these moments to be strung together.

I have a wonderful younger man (early 40s???) who is my neighbor and has been separated from his wife for four months. How coincidental we would find ourselves neighbors for this next month. I am in awe of how accepting he is of his "doing nothing" in this interim period as he waits for his next chapter to unfold. He has helped me learn a few tricks and he makes me laugh, which is so welcome at this juncture. This afternoon we flushed out our sewage hoses. I have never had so much conversation regarding sewage and feces!! Not just from this afternoon, but the entire week I have been here. It is such a bizarre reality I am inhabiting:). My neighbor loves to cook, and brought me a big ole piece of brownie after we flushed our hoses. Feces and brownies???!!!! Gotta laugh:).

I spent some time with an older couple from Arizona figuring out a route to take to Phoenix next month. It all feels like it is coming together as I start to vision the next chapter. My friend Pamela was over earlier in the day and "made like a car" so I could test out my side mirrors and see where the blind side is so I can more accurately calculate where the cars are on my left side. That feels much better now. Thank you Pamela!

I also have a puppy that I am in love with. It is a 6 month old Golden Retriever that walks by my space each day and stops to be loved and petted. Such soft fur and white teeth and exuberance! His owner's name is Susan and we also have a special connection.

These are the precious moments of my new life.

Friday, October 9, 2009

RV Life

Whew, what a journey!

I picked up the RV on Saturday, October 3rd, stuffed her full to be able to completely move out of the house by Monday, October 5th, and finished just in time to have a major meltdown. Leaving the house and all the memories was quite painful, and the fear of what I was undertaking became overwhelming. All the strength, clarity and resolve I previously had left in one fell swoop. I was quite the mess. Thankfully, dear friend Carolyn called at the perfect moment and assured me it was a natural process, and not a sign of weakness.

Sam piggy-backed cars with me (oh my gosh, how glad am I to have the car right now!!!???) and so I checked into the RV park with the car first and emotional turmoil written all over my face. A wonderful woman by the name of Marianne (Mother Mary in disguise) checked me in and told me to honk when I came back with the RV and she would help me set everything up. Thank you Spirit for sending me the exact women at the exact time.

So, Marianne helped me set up water, electric and sewage and answered all my initial questions. Another kind man helped me figure out the water heater (he asked me "how are you" and I responded "I need HELP!" so what else could he do:)?). Everything magically worked - still feels magical that I can have electricity, wifi, hot water, a flushing toilet, microwave, fridge all in the comforts of a vehicle I can drive. How does this all work???

Spent Monday and Tuesday night in a pull-through trying to re-organize and situate myself. Out went the glasses - acrylic only - and a trip to Wal-Mart and Camp World helped me get a bit more organized. I am still in the process of what stays and what goes into my 5'x5' storage unit. Should have it all figured out by the time I hit the road sometime in November.

Wednesday was moving day, moving into a permanent spot for a month's stay. It was now up to me to un-do everything, back into my spot, and reconnect everything. On my own. Luckily, I was feeling confident, took it slowly, asked a neighbor a few questions while disconnecting (grey water and black water valves are opened, when do I close them back???) and drove around the circle to my new spot. The previous evening Marianne had walked me through the disconnect and we had walked to my new spot so I could visualize how backing in would look and she gave me some valuable pointers. Slow but steady, ask for a spotter if needed, keep to the inside of the road, line up with this spot.....

And I did it!!! Not only that, but it wasn't that difficult and I only had to make some minor adjustments to straighten out and get it perfectly aligned. I was so pleased with myself::))). Minnie really does handle beautifully. Fabulous power steering. My concern at the moment is the HUGE blindspot these RVs have and not being able to turn my head and look behind me. Mirrors only. That is for another day....

I am now all hooked up again, using an electric heater to save on propane (learning lots of ways to save on propane, everyone has been offering valuable information) and continuing to adjust to the needs and comforts of RV life. Gotta get some different bedding! And the beautiful flatscreen TV must go to storage, just no room and not a necessity. And, have kinks in my sewage hose which will need to be addressed much to learn. Good thing I am a fast learner and I have a thick manual to start studying.

I am set up for the month at space #37 at Deerwood Park
so if you would like to come for a visit, just give me a call on my cell phone to make sure I am home and we can sit outside and enjoy the peace and quiet. Would love to see you all.