The Aspect Of My Life

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ain't Got Time for That

I don't have time to blog any more.  The muse that so filled me with words and letters I needed to write has been on sabbatical for more months than I can count and my recent life has been lived within a swirling whirl wind.  This was my day last Thursday:

Got a text from Steve to come visit so I made the short walk to his site for our almost daily conversation and laugh fest.  A little caramel Baileys made everything even funnier.  A few hours later and it was time for line dancing.

After line dancing I was back in my RV when Mr. Wizard came by to talk about his recent dental surgery.  At one point in his life he was a silversmith so I asked if he could help fix a necklace I recently purchased.  Off we went to his RV where I played his crystal and Tibetan bowls while he fixed the necklace.

Left his RV and was heading home when Evie flagged me down to discuss her cervical bone spurs and her recent visit to the neurosurgeon.  While in her RV I saw Steve knocking on my RV so found him as soon as my conversation with Evie was over.

Back to Steve's RV where he has promised to make steaks for dinner.  A little more Baileys and conversation before I was interrupted with a text from my bank regarding recent fraudulent purchases on my credit card.  Dang!  Probably need to take care of that so out of my chair and here comes Gordon in his cadillac golf cart to give me a ride back to my RV.

The bank taken care of, back to Steve's for dinner.  In the middle of dinner Dutch and Evie come by so we are all soon outside for more conversation and laughs.  As it gets dark, here comes Dave with an electric razor in his hand.  He has gashed his head and wonders if someone can help with any further trimming of hair and help with the butterfly bandages.  Seems I am the only one with the stomach for this kind of thing so I spend a good 15 minutes helping repair the back of his head.

What a day!!  That one was particularly full but all my days seem to be filled with activity, laughter and conversation.  I am also learning how to Swedish weave and practicing an Abba song for the talent show next month.  Add in water volleyball and line dancing and it any wonder I have no time for blogging.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Filling Time

It is summer once again and since I retired I have no summer workamping job to keep me stationary for months on end.  That means I have time to fill and places to travel.  And so, I have been traveling.

After my many months in Arizona I said good bye to the tiki bar and my winter family and started my way back to Eugene.
Bye bye Tiki Bar!

I was back at City of Rocks, NM for the Equinox to meet up with friends I met during the Kaypacha Healing Festival and Star Knowledge Conference and met new friends that I would continue to enjoy in Truth or Consequences, NM and Elephant Butte, NM.  I wonder what world I have stumbled upon while at City of Rocks when I can climb the stones to the other side for a drumming circle, watch the sun set atop these magnificent Rock Beings and then climb back over to my side of the park and and attend a star gazing party.  I continue to be enchanted with New Mexico and in particular this state park.
Just one of the campsites at City of Rocks, all of them are unique and amazing!

New Friends
Reunion in Shasta with Kaypacha Healing Festival friends
I spent a week stuck in Albuquerque due to high winds and then headed to the Bisti Wilderness  Spooky and other worldly!
Just a small sampling of these formations

I viewed Ship Rock, NM from a distance and my plans to stay in Farmington, NM were quickly dashed when I pulled into what I considered a VERY unsafe RV park where I quickly made a U-turn and continued down the road to Cortez, CO and a brand new park in the Ute Mountains.
Ship Rock, NM
Park at base of Ute Mountains

And then I went where I have longed to go...Four Corners, where the states of New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah meet and form a cross.  It did not disappoint and the drive from Four Corners to Moab, Utah was one of the most beautiful of my life.

Another place on my list of "wanna go there some day" was Moab, Utah and Arches National Park.  Words nor pictures can describe what I found at Arches.  It is for each to have their own experience of this profound creation.
Arches National Park.  Love the rainbow effect.

After Moab my mission was to get back to Eugene.  My dad was going in for triple bypass and "just in case" I wanted to be near an airport.  All went well and he is doing well in his recovery and rehabilitation.  I feel so very fortunate to still have both parents living and walking on this earth and enjoying good health well into their mid-80s.
That's my dad....aka Herbie

But returning to Eugene is always a good thing.  I get to spend time with my son, his girlfriend, their dogs and some of the best friends a person could wish for. 
The best gift ever is when I get to watch my son dj
And be there for his girlfriend's birthday

And spend time with Ralph and Bella
I stayed a month before getting the "hitch itch" and then spent a few weeks traveling the Oregon coast, slowly moving from Florence to Newport to Pacific City. 
Mother's Day in Florence, OR

Octopus feeding in Newport, OR
Busy time in Pacific City, OR
Visited the Rogue Brewery and Pelican Brewery

And when I had my fill of the Coast, seafood, brew pub beers and the misty salt air, it looked like Reno, NV had the best weather around so that is where I am now.  Enjoying this border town between California and Nevada and enjoying the very good company of the tiki bar owners from Buckeye.  Thursday we went to Blues on the Porch, fed some burros, bought some farmer's market produce and remarked upon our amazing lives that lead us to such pleasures.  Blues, brews, perfect weather, friends to laugh with, open skies and roads to travel...having the time of my life.

Monday, January 27, 2014


It's been awhile, but I am still here.  I have fallen into a vortex of hilarity here in Buckeye, AZ and life has just gotten too full to blog.  I took the trip to Palm Springs for the Star Knowledge Conference and made two trips to Sedona to visit friends but now feel stationary for at least another month or so.  Between water volleyball, line dancing and weekly socializing I have just enough time left for my pile of books which keeps getting higher.  I am currently reading the Divine Blueprint, the New Akashic Records and The Symbols (the Universal Symbols and Laws of Creation), and then there is the book on my Kindle that I am reading and a paperback novel for when I am at the swimming pool.  Walking in many dimensions.

I had a vision of a flute that has many air holes, each a different dimension of which I play singularly or in varying combinations.  That is definitely what it feels like.  Some days I am hanging with Elvis at the tiki bar, other days drumming in Sedona.
Tiki Bar with Elvis

Drumming in Sedona

Monday, October 21, 2013

Hermit time

I haven't blogged much lately.   I know.  But I just have not felt the need, energy or desire.  Previously I would blog entire posts in my head before I would put them down on computer but that hasn't happened in months.  My stream of inner conversation seems to have halted.

My guess would be because I have just been so busy!  When the festival ended I stopped in Eugene for a week and had five clients during that week.  Then I went back to the ECETI ranch ( over the Labor Day weekend and downloaded more information than I could process so needed a month of inner reflection and minimal outward distractions.

That took up the month of September into mid-October when I found myself in Chico, CA.  I met some people at the festival's first venue that live in Chico and I had hoped we would reconnect again as I headed south.  I stopped in Chico for a week and I saw seven clients over a four day span as well as spending lots of time with my new friends.

Now I am on the road again heading to Arizona.  After a long day on the road I don't feel like blogging.  I don't feel like talking about the road, the park I am at for the night or my inner feelings.  I just want to veg out.  I feel all talked out from the festival and my time in Chico.  My energies have been taken up with meeting so many new people in the flesh.

As my plans stand now, I will be in Arizona for two weeks then traveling back to Palm Springs for a conference (  Or not.  That decision has not been finalized.

But that is why I have felt too busy to do much other than just live my life.  It has felt too full to add anything else into the mix.  I need my hermit time.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I'm Baaaaack!

Kristi, Anouk Sophia, Lori and Me
Well, kinda back anyway.  I spent four weeks on the road with 21 of some of the most amazing and beautiful people I have ever met.  They came from Slovenia, Australia, Switzerland, England and the United States and we lived with some of the most challenging circumstances you can imagine. 

We formed into a community of healers, healing ourselves as well as helping others with their own healing.  We camped on top of mountains (Mt. Shasta, Mt. Adams, Mt. Ashland and the California Coastal Mountains) and found our way through the myriad ways and shapes of a developing community and all its many challenges, all the while being out of our own particular version of "comfort".  We all fell apart at one point or another (I personally found myself in a fetal position crying) and yet we all stayed together and in the end there was nothing but profound love for one another.

Yoga With Mt. Adams
During this particular yoga session I felt waves of love blanketing the planet and knew I had been part of creating something that made a difference.  Something that was so special in its making.  Knowing that we all showed up, no matter what, and planted the seeds of a new beginning.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Fortuna, CA

I am stationed in Fortuna, CA for a few days, the last of my RV parks before the Kaypacha Festival.  Tuesday I head to Garberville, CA and the great unknown.

I have heard that the road to the Heartwood Institute is "scary and challenging" so am a bit concerned but also excited to board this thrilling ride.  I am also feeling nervous and excited about stepping into this community of my fellow gypsy travelers who have also jumped off the cliff into this great unknown.

I won't have cell service or internet access for the upcoming week and my updates may be few and far between as I festival travel for the next month.  But I do hope there will be some interesting tales to tell when I eventually resurface.

Off I go, into the wild blue yonder.  Climbing high into the Sun....

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Break Free Story

 For those of you who may be interested in hearing more about my spiritual journey this link will take you to a recording of my Break Free Story.  My story begins around the 1:00:00 mark and it will only be available for a short time.  Enjoy:).