No journey is truly as rich as it can be without the experiences we have with total strangers along the way. Those “chance meetings”, paths crossing in surprising ways and angels disguised as the homeless man, the bartender, convenience store cashier or the lost dog needing your help, that makes you change course. These strangers are part of my navigational system as I attempt to live in the flow and they have everything to do with how my river moves. Every meeting carefully placed on my path by that which is so much bigger than anyone can fathom. All we need to do is pay attention.
My journey thus far has been a remarkable confluence of meetings that has already changed the course of my plans and my designs of what this year is about. So, as I can, I want to introduce you to some of the wonderful people who are becoming the “sign posts” along my way , pointing out the possibilities and already etching themselves into my heart.
My new outpost in Asheville fills the senses with the pungent smell of spice and jasmine, is littered with dimly lit nooks with small tables, harem cushions and blazing colors of orange silk and saffron. Locals are in the shadows, all hiding low whispers of conversations over a pot of tea from the tea bible filled with a hundred teas from all over the globe. I spent hours in joyful sharing at the Dobra Tea House here in Asheville with a remarkable artist and musician who is inspiring a deeper experience of my own joyful expression. Here is one of Richard Gannaway’s many videos from his album entitled “…And Love Rages On“. Visit his website http://www.richardgannaway.com/rg/blog/wordpress/…be moved, be lite on fire. As one of the lyrics says “I am another you, and you are another me”. Oh so true.
And then there is Mary Long, who I do think is very aware of her angelic presence on this planet. She is motivating me to create an internet presence that is long overdue and is part of a wonderful community here in Asheville that revolves around the Sacred Fire. http://www.ivaluva.com/