Saturday, 25 November 2017

From sea otters to saving four legged souls .

Well what joys are we having , each day something new requiring our full attention and keeping us grounded and in the moment .
After such a great weekend in San Francisco we travelled to Morro Bay on Monday where our travels plans changed due to the coastal highway being closed . However we meet a man who's young daughter had died just that week humbling , and yet the exchange we had was so beautiful , deep and so meaningful . Routes and plans can change in a moment that much was made so very clear !
 We then encountered the Sea otters in the bay there, just the start of Tuesday ......

Airport chaos the next part of the day so just trying to stayed relaxed required great patience and meditation skills , things we practice daily so happily we managed to stay cool , board the overnight flight and arrive in Tahiti .......
Paradise and super relaxing , exactly what we need . I have learnt that we cannot pour from an empty cup and self care and love is essential .
We make sure we spend time with locals staying in a small family run place and shopping with road side vendors where possible. This is the view we have each morning.

Our hosts dogs came to visit us as if to inform us of information we would need whilst here.
And that was to become apparent when a little lost dog ran in front of our car for about a mile . It finally ran into the ditch alongside the road ,and naturally we stopped to see how it was.

Terrified but happy for us to pick it up , we wrapped it in a beach towel and brought it back to our accommodation certain that the host would approve and be able to help.
We washed and fed her ,little puppy she is and tried our best to deal with the flea infestation , clipped all the vegetation out of her and posted on the local lost pets site . She slept soundly that night and in the morning our host came and collected her . She is currently with one of her staff who is happy to keep her if no one comes forward .

Lovely to help another lost soul four legged though she is .

Monday, 20 November 2017

Seashores and labyrinths

So Judith took us to Point Reyes yesterday , the weather was so kind . Ali and Judith drew two labyrinths in the sand and we all walked them together . It's a ritual that is part of the women's soul quest Judith facilates back at the farm each May , we all go to Penbryn beach and walk a labyrinth Judith draws in the sand there . It was lovely to be able to join her at her favourite place in California and do the same . 

Then her own little one outside her front door that I walked this morning .

We have three labyrinths within the gardens at home and they are such a beautiful tool to ground , release and just be within.
We leave the San Francisco district today and head south , we will hug the shoreline as we go we will no doubt be taking many pictures along the way .
So let's see what we can capture as we go .

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Dreams and spirals .

So not fully sure what sleeping on the floor of a cathedral has taught me yet , the experience though was certainly not the average daily one ! A special thirtieth celebration of the event added to the whole thing , and along with jet lag it's all very surreal . 

I met some beautiful women who shared a very sacred space and time together . Very blessed indeed . Much more will come from what occurred  during our dream time together and thankfully I have space  to allow it to arise and process fully . A great way to use the jet lag in the middle of the night !

What ever comes from this I know will be of use when more seekers come to the garden . The wisdom of the women and the deep heart opening and connection can only bring insights that will enrich my life , and then naturally the lives of those I encounter . So lovely to be in this beautiful part of the USA with a local . We will head to the beach later and make a labyrinth in the sand .
For now though middle of the night here as it is I will try and get a little more sleep .

Friday, 17 November 2017

City by the bay

We arrived in San Francisco early evening yesterday Pacific time . We are 8 hours behind the UK here and after the great flight and some sleep we were up around 2.30 am . Settling in , though not fully in sync with the time change .
I have the women's dream quest tonight at Grace Catherdral with our great friend Judith Tripp facilitating. I am so looking forward to that . Sleeping and dreaming in a Cathedral ......
What new ideas will flow in ???
We have heard from Sally back at the farm and garden , all is well there .
Well we will grab a few pictures no doubt as the day progresses and put some on this blog. Really looking forward to going across the bay to Muir woods again and seeing the giant Sequioa trees there . When I first came nearly thirty years ago I didn't have a local to help inform me of the history etc. This time Judith has plans to show us more , and I feel sure we will get lots of great information and story telling about the place . This trip is now moving from the planning to the reality , blessed be .

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Looking Forward

Lots to look forward to now .

The new sunroom at the back of Sunflower is taking shape , 

Willow needs just a few last minute finishing touches 

, all should be finished when we return from our trip, which of course we are really anticipating eagerly.
Things are seeming to move very quickly, transformation is all around us .
Sally and Micheal have arrived they will be looking after the farm whilst we travel , last minute check list of who gets feed what and when ..... list of contacts in an emergency , though we don't envisage any need for those .
We now can get on with packing and relaxing , easing into the overdue holiday . A time for us to refresh and renew so we have lots to offer the next seeker . The fire here in May a distant memory and the energy of change it brought with it so very evident . The sun today shining with its own fire energy .
Feeling blessed .

Friday, 10 November 2017

Changes a plenty.

What a busy week , so much has changed .
Helen came and left , she let us know she arrived home last night safe and well feeling totally different to the person who arrived at the weekend . Quick transformation indeed.

Much like everything else here !!!

Just look at what's happened in Willow cottage.

And then the new porch at the back of Sunflower , which will become the craft room.

All four dogs have have a wash and been clipped where needed .
Probably why I have not had time to gather myself to write a blog . Good news today though , we are preparing for the weekend away to Malvern and the sound healing conference .
Plenty of time and space for Ali and myself to totally relax and restore ourselves . Transformation & changes nothing staying the same .
The nearly bare trees let us be totally aware of that .

Monday, 6 November 2017

Floors and doors

Yesterday saw two of the floors in Willow laid , today we may see the doors fitted . Certainly the final stages are coming together nicely.

Helen arrived for some respite and her feet are planted firmly on the floor/ground here , the animals and the land  of Gwenhwyfar Garden already doing their work . I hope we can enter new doorways together as her time here continues .

I love the way all the daily chores weave with the deeper soul work each seeker comes here to explore. Floors and doorways seem very appropriate , though to really keep myself grounded I love nothing better than bare feet on the earth . The new wooden floors do feel nice under foot though and with all the extra insulation not at all cold .

It's lovely and bright here today the sun coming up behind the trees by the chapel, so beautiful ......
Grateful and certainly feeling very blessed to be doing my work in such a magical place .

From sea otters to saving four legged souls .

Well what joys are we having , each day something new requiring our full attention and keeping us grounded and in the moment . After such...