A Modern Gypsy

How does one know they are a gypsy? In my case it consisted of 5 elements. The first was being born into family that already has its share of misfits, mystics, and psychics. My maternal grandmother was a midwife, tea leaf reader, and herbalist. My paternal grandmother was a garden diva who’s life revolved around the cycles of the Moon and the seasons. Both grandmothers were psychics. Added to this generational milieu, was my love of travelling, my secret desire was to be a hippie, the pull of wild gypsy music, and books that took me to foreign countries. Which brings me to element number two. I was 16 lazing around in the backyard on a sunny summer day when I heard a voice. Yes, a voice! This voice stated very precisely, "You were going to live and work overseas.” As strange as it may seem, those words resonated with me and I had no doubt that they would happen. In the ensuing years I based many decisions on this voice. For example, my career choice to become a … [Read more...]

How I brought the world to me!

Have you ever looked back on your life and marvelled at the synchronicity that took place prior to certain events or achieving something you really wanted? This is exactly what happened to me in the 90s after I had read the book Celestine Prophecy. After I finish the book I realized that so much of my life up to that point has been led by synchronicity. It was as if I was being led to a certain destiny. When I looked back on the events in my life I saw clearly how the little decisions and actions I took came together like building blocks to guide me in a certain direction. It was almost like there were invisible roadsigns along the way to keep me on track. I can recall my sense of wonder at how it all fit together so perfectly. Even though I saw the magic of it, and became more aware of synchronicity in my life, I never really gave it any deeper thought. I was still trying to control some of the events and direction of my life. I hadn’t completely taken my hands off the … [Read more...]

Is this my dream?

You sit, hands clasped around a cup tea, staring out the window and wonder what happened. Is this really your dream life? You went to college, landed a great job, got married, had kids, have all the outer trappings of material success, BUT feel empty. You did what your family and society expected of you. You did what everyone else was doing. Was it right or wrong? Neither, it just was. You made those choices based on who you were and what you knew at that moment. They were the best decisions for that time. Now you are living this dream. There was a time, I too sat starring out the window wondering if this was all life had to offer. Then I became aware that my life was my dream, my choice and it had been perfect for me. Mine dream included university, a short marriage, no kids, a 25 year career as an educator, a life of constant change and movement, no permanent fix address and sense of adventure that leads me on. This was my dream and it was/is right for me. The … [Read more...]