The one from Kheerganga. ~All the senses responded~
Misty smoke floats over and covers mountains and valleys spreading out for miles in front of and around me.
Before me are colors a thousand rainbows mixed together could not duplicate.
The most talented artists could never capture their beauty and glory with mere paint.
Shades of green turn to yellow, turn to gold, turn to orange, turn to red, scarlet and purple.
Sounds of water splashing against rocks as it rages down streams traveling I know not where.
I hear the sound of wind blowing gaudy colored leaves through trees. That southing sound puts my troubled mind at ease.
Birds, animals, sounds of the earth are alive and fill the air. I can see, feel and hear nature alive everywhere.
The air is clear, crisp, fresh and easy to breath. Here, in this place, I feel I have all that I need.
There is a feeling of tranquility around me and inside of me. The presence of God seems to surround me.
Breathe in trees.
Soak in the warmth of the sun~straight down to your silent cells.
You are here.
Coax yourself into the light, and let your wanting body deeply love the world.
Looking for a few sweet spots to park #AzulTheVan in the front range (close enough to still teach classes in Denver) over the next couple of months. Ideally away from the city where I can setup a camp kitchen.....or alternately if more in "civilization".... I would love a work trade situation with access to Wi-Fi, a bathroom, and a kitchen. Other than that, Im pretty self sufficient. Also, I would love some friendly fun sleepover opportunities❤ We could do a new take on Bed-and-Breakfast.... if you have a bed for me I'll cook you breakfast (or dinner)! I am saving money to lunch the next step in my business! Thank you in advance for all of the well wishes and support! I'm going out on a huge limb here, but if history has taught me anything its that I always land on my feet! #likeacat#gypsywagon#romagypsy#vanlife#roomwithaview#valleyviewhotsprings#igotthis
Gratitude for one of the most memorable weekends of my life. I am so grateful to the girl I was last year, the girl, who in a moment found the courage to change her life and free herself from all that was not serving her. It only took one choice, one moment to change the path I was traveling down. I thank The Universe everyday for that strength. It has not been an easy journey, but it has been a blessed one—full of learning, self-discovery, love and deep friendships. I am so humbled by this beautiful life. Photo credit @jshackwrites . .
🦇Flight🦇 250,000 Brazilian Bats in flight. 12 minutes of this x 2 separate flight times = 250,000 bats all up flying out of the depths of the now defunct Orient Mines kind of tells you how deep those mines must be, right? They disperse all over the high desert plains of the San Luis Valley in search of insects, including around our heads in the hotsprings later that same eve. Their sonar capabilities prevent any sort of collision with us; one of nature’s wonderful little miracles. The bats arrive from their migration sometime every June, before which the insects there in the valley are terrible. So ... make sure the bats arrive before you do! #valleyviewhotsprings#sanluisvalley#batsofinstagram .
Hey babe it's been a minute since we have soaked our well-worked bones in sacred waters!⠀
I mean we take baths together almost every night... but there is something so magical about hot springs, deserts, and fresh air!
So whatcha say? Hot springs trip in September? <3⠀
When I was a little girl I was extremely insecure about my body. I didn’t want anyone to see me naked. I remember even feeling anxious and embarrassed about taking a shower with my sisters, who I was very close to.
I’m not sure why I was so ashamed of my body. Perhaps I was picking up on the collective body shame of our world. Or maybe the whole Eve ate the apple story really got in my head.
I’m also not sure when and how I so radically shifted. One of the millions of reasons I feel at home in Hotsprings is that Hotspring culture (at least in the States) is mostly clothing optional. I love the freedom to be naked in nature. I love the human body and I appreciate being around naked people of all ages, shapes, and sizes. No need to be model skinny or super hot here, just be YOU!
I don’t find hotsprings any more sexual than anywhere else. Sometimes you meet someone you’re attracted to, but overall everyone is just hanging out (literally) wearing their birthday suit. Of course you might get the occasional creeper, but overall people at Hotsprings are my sorta peeps.
Body shame and sexual repression are the cause of so many issues in our world, and I believe if we celebrated the naturalness of our human vessel and sexual nature more we’d actually solve a lot of problems.
From Valley View Drive in Topanga to Valley View Hotsprings in Colorado... you could say I love gorgeous valleys with epic views. This place is ridiculous and gets a check on my “favorite places on planet Earth” list. Super stoked to soak with cool people in such beauty and get some online work done here too over the next days. Feeling blessed by the #Colorado vibes. #valleyviewhotsprings#ilovehotsprings#nakedisnatural
I was introduced to hot springs a little over a year ago and I'm completely hooked! I try to go to free/BLM springs in my travels but often times the paid hot springs are well worth the money for the infrastructure and access (you can usually camp overnight there for an additional fee as well). This was the view from the top pools at Valley View Hot Springs in Colorado (a clothing optional off-grid community) . It was a 20 minute strenuous hike from the main resort to get here, but it was well worth it.
Somebody gives you love, and you take it. You can’t choose who sends their love to you. you just recognize that you are worthy of love and accept it with gratitude .
// TAKE ALL THE LOVE \\
\\ GIVE ALL THE LOVE //
....who says we can’t be in love with everyone, all the time?
Signs are everywhere, literally and figuratively. On the Camino Baca Grande it was nice to see a random thank you. Gratitude is everywhere, in a sign, in a leaf, in the breeze, in the whisper of a song. The symbolic journey of going inward in order to move outwardly. All of life ebbs and flows. The human heart pumps in and out. Consciousness absorbs and then perceives. And finally a humorous account of the unusual sign near Valley View where in the past had been the remnants of cattle associated with alien presence. Are we the only ones that matter? What is matter for that matter. ;) #Crestone#crestonecolorado#valleyviewhotsprings