Eat, Pray, Love
by Elizabeth Gilbert
I loved this book! But then who didn't love this book? You've all probably read it already but on the off chance that you haven't - please do. It is insightful, funny , inspiring - I read it twice!
You may not have seen this Authors@Google talk that she did - can't wait to read her next book...
It was her episode on her bathroom floor and the subsequent guidance she got that reeeeally resonated with me. I had had a similar experience one November night, too, the same as she! (there's an intense Scorpio Sun during November...Scorpio rules Transformations, intense feelings and Healing) I had written about it in 2005 and uploaded the page somewhere in the labrynthian World WaveSpells pages within my website but now I'd like to share it all with you here as I think the message is clear and a good one: All you have to do is ask for guidance and your higher self, god, the Universe, guides - whatever you want to call it - is ready to guide you.
My experience - November 13, 2004
Remember to ask...
I offer the following experience to you in hopes that it will inspire you to request assistance from your higher self (or guides, or Universe, or Divine energy...whatever you believe in) and follow your intuition and guidance that you receive...
During the Blue Crystal Storm year I felt an urge to break free of the 10 year relationship I was in. Allowing the truth of the matter to bubble up from my subconscious self into the light of my consciousness was difficult...but then deciding what to do and how to do it became the most torturous ordeal.
On November 13th, 2004 (Friday the 13th!) I was working from home on my computer having the most frustrating day I've had in a long time: I could not send any messages...I could RECEIVE messages, but I could not send any!! I knew there was a major symbol in all of this...and I tried, with my brother's help (he's a computer expert) to fix the problem for hours on end. He said he had never seen anything like it. I feel certain that I was, energetically, effecting my computer and the ability to send-receive flowingly. I was blocked.
During this frustrating day my boyfriend came home and we started a serious relationship conversation. I just blurted out: I need to be alone! I need a change! Then, of course, cried and cried and cried...
About one week before I had had the revelation: I can leave! It's probably easier for me to leave than for him to leave (my job is portable). So I started thinking about where I could go. I've always been a lover of Europe so I automatically thought of France or Italy. I tried to imagine myself there and I searched for places to rent on the internet. But, the vision didn't gel. I couldn't see myself in France or Italy - it just wasn't happening. Didn't feel right.
So...on this very frustrating day, as I sat at my desk at my window I looked up to the heavens and, with tears in my eyes and the most sincere intensity ever I pleaded: "Show me where to go!!!! I need to go somewhere! Show me! Give me a sign within 24 hours. Pleeeeeeease!!!" There was alot of feeling behind my request and I was desperate. (I think the intensity helps!)
That night the plan was to go out to my girlfriends place, sit by the fire outside and have some drinks with another of my girlfriends. It turns out that it wasn't just going to be the three of us because one of my friends had her really good friend in town so...we told her to come along too. This was the first real time I've hung around with this girl. Spontaneous. New. We all had a great time that night by the fire (well, I was a little dull, as I recall, but trying to make the best of it - I didn't talk about the fact that I wanted to go somewhere to get away) then...
The next morning we all went for breakfast. During the breakfast this new friend started talking about a great, little fishing and surfing village she went to in Mexico! My ears perked up. Everything she said about this village totally resonated with every part of my being. I looked at my other friend who knew that I was looking for somewhere to go and she knew, too. An explosion took place and I told everyone that I had requested a sign within 24 hours that would give me a huge, unmistakeable Road Sign pointing to where I needed to go. Well...the sign had come in 16 hours flat~!
The more we talked about the pueblo in Mexico the more I was sure that this was the place I was being guided to go.
One of the biggest synchronicities was the fact that I had dreamt of Mexico 3 times in October!!! And, what was really crazy about that was, that when I was writing the dreams down I thought: Mexico??? What? I NEVER think of Mexico! I'd never been there - didn't want to go there - had no interest in Mexico. I was a total Europe-o-phile!
In the Mexico dreams of October 2004 there were groups of young, creative, friendly people (yup!), young men that liked me (nice!), crumbling buildings (my own structure crumbling and transforming....I am in a 11-Spectral-Letting Go-Liberation year after all!!)....and there was even a Mexican lover (that's another story!)...
The clincher (as if I needed more confirmation!) was the fact that the name of the village, numerologically, is a 27/9....and my Life Path is a 27/9 as is my name: Tracey! Crazy eh?
My girlfriend and I have beeing saying for years now, as we have opened up to being aware of all the synchronicities and stunning magicalness of Life: I can't believe it!!! But....we are trying to change our exclamation to: I can believe it!! (heh heh)
So, to finish the story off: I booked my ticket for Mexico for 2 months: January and February 2005. It was life-changing. Exactly what I needed. (thank you higher self!)
For the first month I spent most of my time by myself, sitting on the large boulders surrounded by dynamic ocean (it is verrrry powerful energetically down there! It felt like the dynamism of the crashing waves were breaking down and washing away all the old stuff that was no longer needed (Pluto, that powerful force, was actually squaring my Saturn as soon as I arrived) - purifying me - then, at the same time, filling me up with life-affirming power)...communing with it all.
The second month I came out of hiding and starting meeting more people - my White Dog guide has defnitely been doing it's job of guiding me towards companions of destiny!
In March I came home and my boyfriend and I broke up - then I flew back to Sayulita for April, May and June. This second trip was even more magical than the first! (utterly amazing)
The transformative powers of Blue Crystal Storm freed me into being absolutely fearless and feeling the most free I've felt in all my life...
So...don't forget to request assistance when you need it - the energies are right there just waiting to hear your request! That's what the energies love to do best....help you out...you just have to ask.
Feliz en Mexico!
Hi all! I just started sewing for the first time since home-ec class in Grade 8 and I'm sooooo excited. Since I've moved to Mexico my world is super infused with colour and I'd love to share that colour and inspiration with you, too!
My etsy store is teeny tiny right now but I'm sewing up a storm so check back - I'll ship anywhere in the world, of course....