After three months in a country I will forever be in love with, I’m currently in Australia, learning as a deshi in an acupuncture clinic, and looking for a job. I’m renting an apartment right on the beach on the Gold Coast. It’s a long beach, good for runs and walks, with lots of action-surfing/wind surfing, parasailing, doggies. You can hear the sound of the crashing waves from my bedroom window. This morning I went up to the rainforest valley to get produce from a farm. Last night I went to a poetry slam (it was world poetry day) at an art gallery/cafe. And today is one of those lazy Sunday’s, rain coming down, me stuck in bed. One thing that I did was finish this audiobook on YouTube. I wanted to pass it along because this author is so wise and what she says truly spoke to me. Maybe it will for you too. A Return to Love
The story behind what led me here right now is kind of an interesting one. I’m having a little bit of a hard time wrapping my head around it and what’s going on. It’s probably a good thing though and giving me some time to reflect on the energy the universe is sending me. I’ve had all these super cool experiences in the most beautiful places, been around some of the most creative, talented,passionate people, and grateful for that, all the inspiration. When I was in Byron bay I stayed a few days at the arts factory campsite where Angus and Julia Stone first met and played music together. Why are many travelers such good musicians? It’s crazy the number of jam sessions I’ve watched or joined, complete strangers speaking the language of song. Israeli, Danish, Spanish, English, Greek, French, nuaen, German.
“Love law, love also licence, for gold has many shades. The quiet heart seeks quiet only. It better know the world; not trouble shun but trouble joining. Both life and death to learn, the green branch in the fire withers, but in the lotus flower is flame. “
My friend gave me his raw hot cocoa recipe and I’ve been addicted! Thought I’d pass it on:
- Heaping tablespoon of raw cocao and coconut sugar
- Teaspoon cinnamon
- Dashes of cayenne pepper and chili powder
Mix with warm water first so the beverage doesn’t get too hot which can take away some of the ‘raw’ benefits. Then add boiling water. I’ve made it with almond milk too which is goooood too. Spicy and warming!!
One of the things I learned at the farm in NZ was how to make yogurt and cheese out of raw milk (unhomogenised and not pasteurized). In AU they actually sell raw milk in the grocery store which surprised me because there are usually so many regulations. So what they do is label it as bath milk-cosmetic use only. Ehh so weird. I try not to look at the label when I put it in my coffee. Very much so a tangent.