Πέμπτη, 31 Μαΐου 2012

Three wonderful pictures in one day!

  Today, the walk with Freeda gifted me with three great shots.

The flying bug looks like a dragonfly. And it stood there for me to capture him! Thank you little bug for making my walk so special!

And then it was this amazing green creature... So many legs, so much beauty! It was walking around the tree and it will possibly grow to be a butterfly... These days there are a lot of butterflies in the forest, but they are too quick to photograph...

And last but not least, a beautiful, shining, spider-web...  I could not help but research the spider. This is what I found in one of my favorite websites... http://www.shamanicjourney.com/


"Spider weaves her web, we weave our realities. Spider reminds us that we create many of the situations in our lives. Spiders have the extraordinary capability of creating, weaving and spinning their own webs. This ability shows and teaches us the gift of creation. We have the power to create what happens in our lives - to us and to others. But we must realise this. The choices we make coupled with our attitude - very powerful stuff. "


Whenever I walk in the forest, I take good notice of the Animals or Birds that come my way. I think they might have a message for me. Once, I saw an owl. Another time I saw a crow. I came home and researched the shamanic meaning of these creatures...



Δευτέρα, 28 Μαΐου 2012

Forests...

 Travelling contiues.

Yesterday I visited a plane tree forest next to the river called Sperchios.

Three hours of walking among the trees, bedazzled by the colours, the sounds and the exotic flowers, which grew beneath the trees.

Freeda was running around, chasing the birds and the lizzards, she was so happy to be there. And so was I.

Breething deeply the fragrances of the wet ground; these days heavy spring rains keep the soil wet.

This walking trip was organized by a group of people who love to walk in nature, to uncover the secret passages into the forests. Once every two weeks, they call out for people to join them. We were at least 45 people walking.

And one dog! I was a bit nervous about her, intergrating with strangers, but she did fine! She swam into the river, drunk water from every mud puddle... she was kind to the kids and adults who where walking with us. Everybody loved her!

Until the last bit of the road when she found a dead goat and rolled happily on it... She was stinking! A few years back I googled this hiddeous dog habit and found out it's all about their hunting instinct. They have to have this awful smell, to get as close to their pray as they can. It was bathing time, when we got back! She hates it... At least now, her coat is shining and she smells of shampoo!




Another trip we took last Sunday, was on the mountain called Oiti (pronounced ee-tee). Near the village called Pavliani. It certainly looks like the Alps up there. Spruce forests and clean cut mountain tops, the ones I love to see, dream of and photograph. Wild horses, green grass... My father knows my love for mountains and is really happy he can show me around the places he has been. He needs to convince me this is a blessed place. But I don't need to be convinced. I already know that, around my home town, there are so many breath-taking spots...

I can still smell the spruces. I can still feel the new needle-like leaves. I can still see the small villages with their red roof tops.

My next project is to learn how to drive. I need a car of my own, to take Freeda and explore the mountains near by. Experience freedom. For so many years I have been dependent on other people to show me around with their cars. The time has come to take the wheel on my own hands!

PS. I am so consumed by sewing and trying to find a way to display my artifacts... and my primary blog - the one about travelling - is left behind. Yet, I feel much love in everything I do. I made a promise. The money from the items I sell, will go in a piggy bank for the travelling. My first 10 euros have already gone there. Hurray!

Κυριακή, 20 Μαΐου 2012

My secret place in the forest

 First of all, I am amazed that travellerlina's artifacts reached 500 hits in just 10 days! It's really incredible! It means people are drawn to what I make and want to see it up close! I just hope to start selling them, so I can make more... My sister told me she gave up her cigarettes and shifted to tobbaco just to have one of my pouches, ha ha ha! She's going to be my perfect advertiser!

Another subect I wanted to touch on, I found a sectret place on a mountain that nobody knows except a couple of stray dogs. Every moring, I take my dog on a walk. We walk in a forest consisting of pines, cypresses and prickly pears. The path is barely visible and I have to jump across a tiny gorge. When it rains it is full of water, but these days it's usually dry. It used to make me nervous, but now I go across much easier.

And then it's more pines and more prickly pears.

And then there is a meadow! I can  sit on the grass and watch the big mountains that my town is overlooking... The names of the mountains are Iti, Pasrnassus and Kallidromo. I find peace in this meadow. I can express my gratitude for everything I have, for everything I experience... I listen to the birds and feel the energy. Two times I saw a large owl flying really close to me!

The only thing that worries me is the snakes that might live there... A snake bite might be lethal to the dog... Everytime I get into the forest I ask the snakes to let us walk without disturbing us! I just hope they listen!


Πέμπτη, 17 Μαΐου 2012

Creativity

There are times when you can't lift one leg and place it in front of the other. There are times you gladly run around! This is me at the moment

My sister came around yesterday and she became my model. Together we did a nice job photographing all the small and big bags. It's really nice to spend time with her!

My sewing machine is on fire. My house is a mess. Creativity.

I have already sold my first two bracelets... One was an exhcange for a book my friend just published.

I am really glad things are going well. I feel blessed...


Κυριακή, 13 Μαΐου 2012

busy busy busy

 Right. I now have to manage 3 blogs... Keeps me busy...

Let's see what's new.

My old-new friends keep inviting me to dance and have a good time. In one month I have seen 2 live gigs. I knew these bands when I lived in Athens, but I never saw them live.

My sister also helps me socialise in other areas, she is putting up a theatrical play with her students and I'll help her wherever I can. She will also be my model for photographing all the bags I have yet to publish in my new blog. I can't wait!

And last but not least, my mum and dad. They both try to listen and they offer tremendous support and loving.

It seems moving was a right choice. It seems life has changed. It seems brighter and brighter.

So let the light shine on...

Πέμπτη, 10 Μαΐου 2012

blog birthday

I missed it last year, but I will not miss it now... Two years ago, on the 10th of May, I wrote my first post.

Nobody knew me back then, (almost) no one read what I had to say...

But I knew I had to do it. I had to write. I still feel the need to write, even when I'm not travelling. Writing has become a kind of psychotherapy. I think most bloggers would agree on that...

This blog became famous when I decided to go around the world. I would start from Italy and go on travelling to the farms of the world. When a friend wrote an article on me and my story in a famous website, my blog got 3.500 hits in one day! I was overwhelmed! The comments were good and bad, but I didn't care. I was going on the trip of a life time!

I have now 59 followers and many more who are not followers. They honour me with their comments and the mere fact they are still reading.

The trip around the world was temporarily cancelled. I came back because I needed my man. The security of a home... And my man got sick and died.

But I have to move on. Keep on living. Keep on creating. Keep on dreaming of going around the world.

In the safety of my family, I am planning the future.

Instead of introducing a TV in my new home, I took out my sewing mashine and put it where I could not miss it. For days it was looking at me. Inviting me. So I started again.

I fixed my duvet cover. I made a cover for a little table. I ended up making 3 bags because I did not like the bags offered in the stores. Yesterday I made a pouch for my tobacco. Sewing is back in my life. A burst of creativity.

And then it struck me. Show it to the world! Make a new blog with these artifacts! And I did! I now have to photograph everything. Practice my photography on another subject! I'm so exhited and I can't hide it!

I like the exclamation mark. It's become part of who I am.

Σάββατο, 5 Μαΐου 2012

Thriving is a lonely story...

I read something today and I need to share it over here. It took me a while to understand it, not because of the difficulty of the english language, but because of its difficult message. I'll post it and write my thoughts on it below. It was written by a friend called Linda Masterson. You can find her here.

"I wanna say something. Some will not like this. I'm sayin' it anyway.

This is something that is obscured in most discussions of "the Awakening." Animals are designed to live in Group Mind, placing the SURVIVAL of the group above that of the individual. Humans, having souls, are designed for THRIVAL through individual sovereign choices. Animals receive Animal Innate Knowing through the strings/meridians of creation. Humans receive Soul Innate Knowing through the strings/meridians of creation. This is one of the ways the elite can program us so easily: we have accepted the mingling of Soul Innate Knowing with Animal Innate Knowing. 

Think of the half-human/half-animal gods of old and all the way up to Smokey the Bear and the Easter Bunny. Whenever an animal is displaying human behavior, a program is being run on the observer. This program commingles the strings of creatiion so that humans, designed for THRIVAL, subscribe to behavior motivated by SURVIVAL. With this program in place, the Group Mind is in place in ones not designed to function in Group Mind.

Yes, we influence and support one another. Yes, we receive influence and support of higher dimensional beings.

However, it is very dishonoring to those doing the WORK of self-liberation to view this work as merely the function of some mass enlightenment. Mass enlightenment will not occur. It has never occurred. Those putting forward this notion either have an agenda of complicity with the elite or they are innocent of this complicity and uninformed about how energy works. In either event, this note is a CALL that we respect ourselves and those doing the work of self-liberation without watering down our respect in notions of "it's a mass thing, anyway." It is NOT. And, each one doing this work deserves and HAS my humble respect. It is WORK and CHOICE and it results in SOVEREIGNTY, not in some la-la, New Age, blissed out delusion. 

There: I've said it and I'm glad. :)"

 This writing touched me. 

These days I feel like spending more time with myself than with company. Yes, I see and communicate with many, but I do enjoy the time I spend with myself. 


Sometimes I have a feeling I don't belong. And I don't want to belong. I want the freedom of being me. Which is uncomfortable for some. 

But what I am took courage, tears, pain, energy, money, laughs and more courage. It took courage to see the darkness inside. It took strength to love an imperfect self. It took time and effort. And it is still going on. Linda reminded me this. She reminded me that no one will do it for you. You have to be willing to look inside the dark room. Just because some people are looking inside themselves, is not going to "save" everyone else. I tried to "save" some people, but they still went ahead and did their thing inspite of my expectations.


I can only "save" myself and myself can only "save" me.


But instead of saying "save" I should say " thrive"!


Have a wonderful dive in the sea called life...