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Peace and Goodwill

This year is fast coming to its completion, as 2018 readily approaches.   Two thousand and seventeen has been and still is a year immersed with numerous accounts of love and joy, along with occurrences of heartache and strife.  There has been and still are continued accounts of people’s courage and strength coming forward alongside the many offerings to others in need. These situations and accounts of ones true beauty and heart are being displayed during the many disasters that so many of us are and have experienced and witnessed, both near and far.

These heartfelt accounts of Goodwill that has and continue to emerge, is bringing individuals and communities closer together than ever before seen. I believe these events are and what is bringing us closer to the truth of who we really truly are; A spirit filled self. A place in us that gives and receives without thought or judgment, a place that brings us and others to an effortless exchange of love, a place that is innate in all of us.

Let us continue to bring forth our true divine nature into this coming new year. The self that continues bringing all the people of this EARTH some peace and goodwill.

May our time here continue to be an extension of warmth and kindness to one another? May we find a way to shine the truth of our divine light this season, which will inevitably spill over into our everyday lives. What better place to call home than in a place filled with peace and goodwill.

With love from Sol Journeys

Ashes to Ashes…

The Peace of Wild Things~ by Wendell Berry

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in the beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the wild, and am free.

 

Our spot here in Glen Ellen the land where are Sol Journeys took place was brought to a place of stillness as she lies in wait with her ashes from the fires of Northern California. This same spot I had also called home, the place I lived and loved. I am so very grateful for the time spent upon her as well as the many others that also enjoyed her magic and mystery. Although with this clearing of our dear Gaia it will take some time in allow to see what is to emerge, as once again she finds a new freedom of growth upon her earth, as well as a new energy that she will bring forth. As she begins again to make her way, so will I as well as our entire community.

I find myself by the waters of Bodega Bay as a place I am “finding peace at a time of unrest among the wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief.” May each of us find a place to rest in the grace of this world and a place to free yourself from any remains that wish to be brought to rest. This so the new places and energy within can begin to form and plant ourselves a new.

With Love, Regina

Coming Home…

 

 

Coming Home::: Upon completing the Camino de Santiago I recall a time with a fellow pilgrim whom I ran into on and off throughout my journey. He was a gentle 60 year old soul, from Italy. We saw one another many times throughout the Camino, although we never really spoke until the end, in Finisterre. It was then he disclosed why he was doing the Camino. He shared he had been adopted as a boy, and as a child he never knew his birth name. A life perhaps been lived with a void that may not have been spoken, although a walk to uncover something he did not have to put words too. Before walking, he discovered his birth name and found his parents had passed. Upon entering Santiago, the place your walk is commemorated. It was here he acknowledged his name, and placed his adopted name along with his birth name on his placard. He shared his birth name aloud with me, as we teared up it was as if he made his way home to the truth of his roots, his souls coming home for the first time.

A moment etched in my heart, a poignant marking, each of us so very different, unique in our life and seeing himself as my own mirror at that moment in time. I have been blessed to share many a moments with many a soul during my walk, although this an ending or shall I say beginning of finding the truth of what being home with oneself truly means. It was and is A Perfect reflection of my own Truth in fully coming home.

Finisterre may have a literal meaning, of In Roman times it was believed to be the end of the known world. The name Finisterre, like that of Finistère in France, derives from the Latin finis terrae, meaning “end of the earth”. “The Earth, no matter where or when we stand upon her, she always finds a way of dying and birthing itself over and over. She is never stagnant, never still, always in fluid motion; just as are we. I know now here back landing upon an amazing spot on this beautiful earth. I am so very grateful for my home, my spot in the natural world that was provided to me before my pilgrimage, not knowing until now that in fact it is truly my home.

The Earth, the place you ground into, the place we call home is like being connected into our electrical system within our literal and figurative house. When we are walking upon the earth, we ground more into the support and nurturance of dear Gaia along with all who have walked before us and all who will come after. When you stand with our feet on this earth you tend to ground automatically, when walking for days at a time you are then re- aligning into your electrical system, like bringing yourself closer and closer to home.

In the days before rubber-soled shoes, we were walking barefoot among the trees, always deeply connected to thy self, and to the earth. Earth has an energy, a vibration that has an amazing healing property, just as our energy system brings us life affirming aliveness into our systems if treated with love and compassion. Bringing in the flow of healthy negative ions in and any buildup of positive ions and its accompanying toxins flowing out is how we naturally take care. As for our health, grounding needs to be part of our daily life, as the Earth’s healing energy awaits your arrival as when ill either physically or emotionally, staying grounded as much as possible is a good tincture in your medicine cabinet.

We are making our way toward our 3 Day Retreat right here in Northern California and we still have a few spots left for our time on the land. We would love to have you take part in finding your way home!

Blessings, Regina

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Strengthening our spiritual muscles

 

When we keep ourselves busy enough, in order to have enough, we sometimes miss out on bringing forth our full divine potential.

~If you are spiritually awake YOU will be totally taken care of in this world~

I came across this most recently in reference to a class, it felt like it was written in BOLD print. I have always felt a strong pull to fully engage the many aspects of my self this lifetime. A pulling at my heart on how to receive, how to open and fully ground, all in pursuit of living freely from the inside out.  This way of BEing continues to strip away my illusions of self-sufficiency, so to be with thy self as well as the other, as a vehicle of transformation and change. The child once in need of being cared for by other, only to realize we are already totally cared for. As the process of surrender unfolds, the more awake I become into further aspects of my unknown self, and able to allow more of the mystery and magic into everyday life.

I recently dreamt of being asleep on a train, upon awakening, I saw some people I knew walking past me in the aisle. They were people I had journeyed with this lifetime, in the mountains of West Virginia. The last person who started to pass me stopped and sat with me. He had been a teacher and a spiritual mentor of mine. He shared his upcoming programs and what had been happening over the last year. He asked how I was as I was stretching my arms out, as if I was awakening from a long slumber, I responded, I’m stiff. I realized after I reflected upon this dream, it was as if I was a bear awakening from a long winter hibernation. All the while sitting across from someone I have always respected and admired in his way of BEing in the world. With the realization of how I have been totally cared for with amazing guidance and support, whether asleep or awake!

Our paths have many roads to choose, all in preparation of awakening our spiritual potentials. I have been blessed many times over this lifetime with so many wonderful experiences with people, places and animal kingdom alike, all to assist in building and strengthening my spiritual muscles. All perfect just as they are no~thing good, no~thing bad, perfect and getting better and all in divine time.

I now find myself going on a journey for 6 weeks, a walk across Spain. My departure date April Fool’s and my arrival date is Mother’s day! No accident on those 2 significant dates. I am going with the intent to continue my spiritual expansion, as a way to gain more truth and understandings of myself and my gifts. A time to let go of anything that may be preventing my full self being fully present, here now. The Camino de Santiago is a pilgrimage, ending at the tomb of St James~ Santiago (St. James) de Compostela (campo de estrellas, or “field of stars”). The final destination a field of ✨ stars, to walk to awaken my full spiritual self,  with a community of like minds, all on a journey to the unknowns within.

We all take different routes to awaken and some travel the world over in order to find our way back home ☺ Others awaken one morning to find themselves on a different route than they normally take to work, only to discover a new way of being.

A Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step~ Lao-Tzu

Where ever your soul awakens to this day, may you find your feet fully planted upon this gorgeous planet we have been placed.  If you stumble or fall in the process, may you find the strength to once again begin the journey to discover the truth and understanding of your divine being.

Pay attention to the messages, they are everywhere!

I have a dear friend and colleague who is an amazing Akashic record reader. If you feel called and would like to learn more about her gifts please go to readingsthatheal.com ~I mention this as we all are in need of assistance as we make our way on our journeys. Perhaps opening your records may assist you in your manifesting your desire to awaken!

If you long to bring forth a life lived from your full Divine potential, fully here and present I hope to have you join us on a Sol Journey Adventure.  Sol Journeys will continue making our way upon the lands of this 🌏 earth once again and will soon be offering week long retreats here and abroad. It may just include a part of the Camino❓One never knows what lies ahead as remaining open to everything,  expecting no thing!

Whichever road you choose, may you find an effortless ebb and flow as you make your way.

Until our next Sol Journeys

God Speed,
Regina

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Medicine for the Heart and Soul

 

When I SEE you, I SEE me

So many opportunities come our way to provide us with the ability to truly SEE ourselves. This can occur when we stop, slow down, and really SEE the other. As so many times there in lies an opportunity to get back in contact with parts of ourselves we may have forgotten or avoided. When we can SEE any and all parts of our self that otherwise remain hidden or lurking in a shadow, this can offer us a lesson on our personal journey. Opportunities come in many different ways; like seeing a child singing and dancing we may instantly find ourselves smiling, allowing our entire BEing to feel into that joy. It’s as if SEEing and being with that effortless flow of life and or the essence of our true self is touched upon as we are allowed to fill with that joy of being free and uninhibited in that instant! In that moment of that experience an aliveness awakens, and so we can then continue nurturing that area, once we allow our self to SEE that in another is so wanting to come forth in our self!

The flip side when we find ourselves a bit irritated or rubbed the wrong way by another; whichever the opportunity it is a time to stop and SEE ourselves within the other. Whether it’s being brought back to a lack of something or a place in our shadow as an opportunity that can take us by surprise, that may otherwise be left untouched. Many times a family member, a co- worker or even our partner can provide these opportunities to polish our own mirror in order to get a closer peek at our otherwise cluttered closets. These can leave us out of balance with little or no room to breathe or move into our full divine Being.

May you SEE and find the truth of your BEING in whatever way life presents itself! May you remain open to live a life with love, harmony and joy in your heart!       Blessings,   Regina

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A Time of Reflection and Ceremony

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“We come onto this earth walk like a piece of smashed mirror. Each piece is part of a giant puzzle, each piece reflecting the light of the Great Spirit. We spend out lifetime fitting these pieces together until we have a finished mirror, a totality of being. “ Agnes Whistling Elk

This time of year can bring us into a time of self-reflection, a time to ponder the past in its totality.  A time to find our self wanting to purge or let go of something in attempts to find more balance on what may appear to feel like you may be walking on uneven pavement.  This time may assist in discovering the missing piece in your puzzle that leaves you feeling somewhat off balance. It may have that felt sense of an inner gnawing or prodding, leaving you good one minute, then off the next! A ceremony could be just the ticket!   A time of letting go, or a time of taking in.  This in order to re-discover your divine spark, reflecting more of yourself than you did in the past.   This is a time of coming together, to mend those place (s) that may have been shattered from past hurts, past traumas, or events that keep causing this on and off unrest within the system. When we discover this contemplative place it can be both uplifting as well as cathartic, when we stop to reflect upon our inner/outer workings.

Go ahead and write down what is working and what is not~ it may be best to put some time down on the calendar, some YOU time! Self care, the necessary ingredient during these busy times. This as in order to nourish those around us, we must first start with our self.   A time to collect some of those piece(s) that may be looking for a home, or wanting to be released or tended to in order to find more alignment in our bright beautiful self that is looking to be polished, in hopes of getting some resolution and peace. As all in all you are perfect just as you are, and getting better!

So no need to go to great lengths, sitting with a lit candle, bringing in a sacred object and wallah you have the makings of a ceremony. Sitting in your home or garden somewhere in the natural world would be great if possible.  As a way to honor our dear Bella Mama as she would delight in the witnessing of you honoring yourself, in her presence which would directly reflect and honor her.  You could start with a prayer in bringing forth Divine Protection as a way of creating your sacred space, then you may wish to bring in the four directions. The directions can assist in the narrowing down the areas in your life that are in need of some attention: The South- Child- Physical; The West- Adolescent- Emotional; The North-Adult- The Spirit self; The East-The Wise One- The Intellect, the mind.

Please send us some insights and happenings from your solstice ceremonies!

Blessings to all over this holiday season.     Regina

The web of connection

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~ Nature has a great deal of influence on our lives. As we are but the tree we stand in front of, all seeking harmony with the branches we connect too. We realize that it is not until we gain the respect and understanding of that truth that we will be able to tap into our own truth. It is with the lighting of our own FIRE, that we can begin to connect with others, then form branches to grow and nurture in harmony within the Universe. I believe to be in contact with self in the presence of such beauty is truly being in contact with our own divine nature. Nature provides the Soul with a nurturance that goes beyond our mind, bringing us a sense of comfort and compassion that only an EARTH mother so pure and beautiful could provide.

Until our next Sol Journey~ 

                          Regina

The Road Less Traveled……

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After marking the calendar of yet another year I realize the many blessings I have been connected and witnessed too on our amazing planet. A place that continually brings up so many lessons that seem to keep everything right on track for this crazy adventure called life! I seem to find myself with so much less resistance these days, and at far greater peace both inside and out. That internal compass that knows just how to navigate and at the same time bringing to places within that can easily move me to tears and or that roar of laughter in an instant, as the everyday “stuff” continues to keep on keeping on.

We all know life has its many ups and downs and also leaves us to contemplate the beautiful magic and wonder.  Sometimes leaving us to ask the question; What if I continue to take that easy path that has been traveled by the masses? What if I don’t? As I write this, I think I have never been that person. I feel as if it’s never been in my cards. So I have to ask; Do you ever find yourself asking where your directional is pointing you at this time in life? Do you ever have that moment when you just Stop and ask; Where is it that I want to put forth my next step, where do I want to plant myself here now? Perhaps just sitting in the place of the unknown is just what I need.  If and when we start the process of moving forward, its as if we mark the time and place of change to come forward, which in fact may bring us so much less discomfort in the long run. It sometimes takes the road less traveled to find the less turbulent ebb and flow of life, to create that  Joie de vivre ~ The French ‘joy of living’, that excitement of life in place of that path well marked and worn of the “just so” life.

If you are ready to Re-discover that place in yourself , that place to Re-Ignite that Joy of Life, or you are READY to let go of what continues to keep holding you back. Then perhaps its time to make the choice to plant yourself on the Earth with us for a Sol Journeys Adventure, as it may be just what you need!

Sol Journeys is making its way to The Center at Westwood, in Mass on Sept 17th for a Day Long Adventure and would love to have you join us. If you are interested in this journey or attending another- Send me an email at regina.soljourneys@gmail.com for more information.

I look forward to your next Sol Journeys Adventure, Regina