All things are for a reason. This morning I feel more inspired than I have since our travels began. This unplanned travel picture journal includes my deeper personal feelings, beyond the philosophical explorations of my earlier writings.
I would still choose all that has happened, because it provides the proper stimulus to do our inner work. Not that I would deliberately put ourselves into jeopardy, but now that we're in it, I am grateful for the gifts it hides.
The many happenings of synchronicity have been curious and tantalizing. I have learned not to apply strong interpretation to synchronicity, but still am intrigued to know their message, if any. Later I will write about some which led to our embarking on a journey which scared us from the beginning. There is one which I hesitate to write about, because it seems strange even to me!
Nevertheless, while in Coarsegold, California, in our plastic yurt dome oasis on the semi-rural property of our son, I often did inversion while deep breathing, toning and invoking the key phrases. Insights frequently came to me while hanging upside down, and sometimes I would hear more clearly the inner voice. More than once, over a period of time, the inner voice spoke to me of communication that will happen over crystals on Crete. Ahem. Well, just telling it like I heard, the understanding was that 'higher consciousness' (though it was not termed so, I don't know yet how else to describe) wants to communicate with humans over crystals. There, I said it.
When we arrived in Azogires, a village of about 25 people, I was rather stunned to see a large quartz crystal perched atop a bright green pedestal at the Alfa Cafe. No interpretations, yet. The crystal is among the pictures of this post.
Last night was another emotional roller coaster ride for half our team. Besides everything else, I 'misplaced' in my luggage on our travels an envelope with 150 Euros, which is one quarter of the cash we came with. I simply forgot where I put it, and nearly turning the over-packed bags inside out was fruitless.
It was challenging to not be influenced by the loss, but after 'begging God' (metaphorically speaking) to help me find it over the past six days, I managed to let go.
Impacted by my partner's distress (not having to do with the lost money, but the whole situation we are currently experiencing), in every waking moment of the night, my deeper self repeated the 'key phrases' which so far have been my stable ground. They are to me more than affirmations, mantras or key phrases. They definitely shift my experiential vibration field to one that is more balanced and authentic. New phrases also came to me in the night: 'I know nothing except I am that I am' and 'I practice having no opinion' in addition to 'I am grateful for what I am.'
150 euro was found, morning of January 4. Yes, I am grateful.