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I am chillin in front of the fireplace wearing a beachskirt, tank and a homeknitted scarf! I am writing about the weather and some other stuff. Currently I am in between houses and stranded on a beach. Living this close to the ocean surely affects me. Its only 20 steps to the oceanfront where giant surf waves is flooding the beach.
I have never stayed so close to the sea before. When I go to bed in the evenings I fall asleep to the sound of waves and wind in the palm trees, a gentle whisper that has a calming effect on me. Sometimes the sounds awakens me and I am afraid the waves will wash into the ground floor. Just outside the house there are dunes that protect for any small tsunamis.
The last two weeks the waterfall have been enormously. I was not prepared for the rain so I have been running around in flip flops and raincoat. This morning we managed to get drenched in the few meters from the house to the car.
The rain plays an hugely important role here were soil and rock are suffering from drought and high fire hazard. Rain, thunder and lightening, storm and small streams is my life right now. I lovet it, remembering college days back home in Bergen, it actually makes me feel even more at home here.
Well, enough about the weather. I actually wanted to share with you a bit of what I am doing here after soon 1/2 year in Cali..I can literally feel the time fly. But I utilize every moment of the day to explore and find my tribe and mojo. I get up early, preparing brekkie and bring kids to school. During the week I will visit at leasts 2 new studios (mostly yoga and pilates) to find inspiration and to gather my ideas. Once a week I have lectures with my Chakra healing teacher Lani Reagan. This includes an hour of daily “loving kindness” meditation and practicing healing sessions.
Sometimes I manage to do only a short meditation, and some days I skip.
I am doing the YTT – finishing this spring. I write my blog (and more) and work on instagram for about 2 hours daily. Once a week I am working on the new concepts (“spiritual fitness”) and the plan is to bring some trendy news back to Norway this fall. I do meetings with my colleagues back home – manager Celin Roppen and partner Rikke Schillinger at The Room. One day each week I do Skype workout and coaching with some of you guys back home. I meet incredible talented instructors here which I am filming for the online workout company webtrening.
It is almost impossible to render my enthusiasm for all the knowledgeable people I meet here.
To sum it up, I am as busy here as I was back home, but filled with joy, love and gratitude.
After a long day with Chakra healing and yoga with my teacher Lani the sun glint from behind the clouds. I guess I have until now seen about 150 sunsets, revealing themselves in a purple, pinkish, orange gold painting – glittering over the ocean and the sand.
Mahatma Gandhi said:
” When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.”
For the first time I discovered the “Giant Pismo Clams” this afternoon. People get them from under the sand here right on the beach, even though its not actually Pismo Beach:-)
I am facing west, tonight the clouds looked like a painting by Rembrandt. When I turned my face east this is how the clouds looked like:
It´s in the little things the strength lies. By searching one little heartfelt thing each day you will explore your body and mind getting to know yourself deeper. You will feel more harmony with yourself and with the world around you. It might be the sunset, or even just a quit moment, music or connection to Mother Earth. This is a way to heal yourself.
We usually stroll the beach until the sun is set. It´s a magic moment for all of us and this evening Michael and Johnny celebrated this experience with a little star!
Best Wishes Monica