Oooopppsss...I was going to get to this two days ago.
So where did I leave off? I prepared in as many ways as I could and the morning of was taken 'out' to my space high on a hill out of Sedona, Arizona. The space had been selected. There was no cover except a little scraggly desert 'tree or bush' a little ways off. And the site, not very big, was on a bit of a slope!
The first night without any tent or protection was the hardest for me. In the night I heard what sounded like hooves and then snorting and yikes, I was scared. So I jumped up and starting saying: "I mean you no harm ( whatever big boar beast I imagined )...go away." Well they did but they came back each night. Four nights.
I did not rest well and you have to know that when dawn began I was SO happy to see the sun over the mountains across the valley, and to hear the drumming and singing of my supporters far, far below on the plain. But they were so loud - on purpose - I heard them.
How did I make it through? Not sure. It is now all like a dream. And perhaps while I was out it was a dream.
On the last day I was ready early for them to come and 'get me.' I was almost giddy I remember. I walked easily down the mountain and into the second half of a sweat lodge. Yikes...that was hard. NO water or food for 4 days and we have another hour or so of prayers in a hot, hot lodge.
But I made it and I am very proud I did. When my kids and grandkids and even great-grandies think about my life, I hope they remember this about me: I took chances. I did my best to follow my dreams.
I am a catalyst for others, helping people continue, over their entire life span - preconception,
conception, in the womb and after - to grow, learn, heal so that each person can live their deepest longings.
This is my passion and purpose.
Adventurer, lover of beauty, seeking clarity, harmony & balance. Compassionate. Just. Fair. Grateful. Hugely grateful.
ONE more time: HUGELY GRATEFUL.