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Thursday, April 24, 2014

mosquitos

Ok so four days later i probably have 30 misquito bites spread out over my body. But you know what? I don`t give a shit!

 I have been doing a lot of thinking, reflection, and sleeping. I have been trying to read this book called body-mind-centering, and I am actualy very interested in learning more about this subject, yet every time I sit down to read I end up taking a nice nap instead. I am typing on a pretty silly keyboard on my tablet, so I have a feeling this entry won`t be too inclusive.

I just was able to organize 2 private afro-peruanu private dance classes per week starting this Tuesday and Thursday at the round keva on our property!!! For 8 private dance classes this college dance professor is only charging 120 soles. 1 dollar equal4s 2.80 soles.... so it costs roughly around 40 dollars for 8 private classes..... WHAT??? A little more then 5 dollars per class. Wow. I am blown away. 

I have been doing a lot of reflecting about the culture here and its pros and cons. I will definitely be speaking more about that later when I can actually type :)

At this rate, it is looking like I will be spending more time in the laboratory then I initially thought, which is actually probably the biggest blessing. I really want to be able to apply real alchemical principles to movement and the world of Somatics. I am also looking forward to calcining physically and spiritually, breaking down the illusions of my constructed self. I can already tell by the time Phoenix and I touch foot in Salt Lake City, we will be forever transformed by this Peruvian experience.

Hasta luego
N

mosquitos

Ok so four days later i probably have 30 misquito bites spread out over my body. But you know what? I don`t give a shit!

 I have been doing a lot of thinking, reflection, and sleeping. I have been trying to read this book called body-mind-centering, and I am actualy very interested in learning more about this subject, yet every time I sit down to read I end up taking a nice nap instead. I am typing on a pretty silly keyboard on my tablet, so I have a feeling this entry won`t be too inclusive.

I just was able to organize 2 private afro-peruanu private dance classes per week starting this Tuesday and Thursday at the round keva on our property!!! For 8 private dance classes this college dance professor is only charging 120 soles. 1 dollar equal4s 2.80 soles.... so it costs roughly around 40 dollars for 8 private classes..... WHAT??? A little more then 5 dollars per class. Wow. I am blown away. 

I have been doing a lot of reflecting about the culture here and its pros and cons. I will definitely be speaking more about that later when I can actually type :)

At this rate, it is looking like I will be spending more time in the laboratory then I initially thought, which is actually probably the biggest blessing. I really want to be able to apply real alchemical principles to movement and the world of Somatics. I am also looking forward to calcining physically and spiritually, breaking down the illusions of my constructed self. I can already tell by the time Phoenix and I touch foot in Salt Lake City, we will be forever transformed by this Peruvian experience.

Hasta luego
N

mosquitos

Ok so four days later i probably have 30 misquito bites spread out over my body. But you know what? I don`t give a shit!

 I have been doing a lot of thinking, reflection, and sleeping. I have been trying to read this book called body-mind-centering, and I am actualy very interested in learning more about this subject, yet every time I sit down to read I end up taking a nice nap instead. I am typing on a pretty silly keyboard on my tablet, so I have a feeling this entry won`t be too inclusive.

I just was able to organize 2 private afro-peruanu private dance classes per week starting this Tuesday and Thursday at the round keva on our property!!! For 8 private dance classes this college dance professor is only charging 120 soles. 1 dollar equal4s 2.80 soles.... so it costs roughly around 40 dollars for 8 private classes..... WHAT??? A little more then 5 dollars per class. Wow. I am blown away. 

I have been doing a lot of reflecting about the culture here and its pros and cons. I will definitely be speaking more about that later when I can actually type :)

At this rate, it is looking like I will be spending more time in the laboratory then I initially thought, which is actually probably the biggest blessing. I really want to be able to apply real alchemical principles to movement and the world of Somatics. I am also looking forward to calcining physically and spiritually, breaking down the illusions of my constructed self. I can already tell by the time Phoenix and I touch foot in Salt Lake City, we will be forever transformed by this Peruvian experience.

Hasta luego
N

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Welcome to TARAPOTO, Peru

So here is a little introduction to what in the world I am doing at this current moment.
For the last two days I have been living and resting peacefully in Tarapoto, Peru at an eco-village of sorts, called "Yaccumama". The beautiful couple who own and run this place are known as Aubrey and Dionisio. Aubrey owns her own herbal product company called "Qori Inti" where she creates amazing potent products from Amazonian herbs while infusing the products with the flair of Ayurveda. Dionisio is originally from Spain, but grew up in France, and is the father of this beautiful four acre reforestation project. My partner Phoenix and I were fortunate enough to hear an almost three hour story of how he even came to be an Ayawaschero, and how he came to be living here in Tarapoto for the last 25 years. WOW. Mind-blowing, humbling, and fascinating story! Basically we both already know that Dionisio is a very, very, very pure-hearted man and is able to lead deep transformational aya journeys purely through the space that he can hold. Together Aubrey and Dio hold retreats around the world combining their expertise in Ayurveda, Yoga, and Plant Spirit Medicine!

How did we end up here? Well Phoenix was invited last September via a random email from Aubrey, because she had heard about what an amazing and self-taught teacher he is, to come down to the Amazon and teach her the art of Spyagrics. Since that email they have been corresponding, and we haven't wanted to get our hopes up too high because nothing was ever finalized until a few months ago! And lo and behold, now we are actually in the heart of Peru living out some sort of strangely organized, divinely guided fate. Phoenix has dreamed of going to Peru for a very, very long time. I have also always seen myself in the Amazon rainforest in one way or another, since I was about 13 years old. So for both of us, the honor is extremely great that we get to experience this side of the world, let alone together!

So at the moment, we haven't done all too much. We arrived in Tarapoto Sunday night, after almost 24 hours of traveling, and waiting in airports. Dio picked us up at the airport, but he arrived on his motorcycle and we took a "motocarro" (a tri- pod motorcycle that has a bench where 2-3 people can sit and be shuttle around Tarapoto for minimal cost). What a culture shock, being driven on a motorcycle thing through the streets of Tarapoto at night time where we can see the locals just hanging out in front of their houses on plastic lawn chairs. the city is nothing like I imagine India to be, as far as dirtiness goes, but still compared to the streets of USA and major cities, Tarapoto is pretty run down. Still, the people seem very content, peaceful, and enjoy loved ones' company.

Our living situation is pretty large and spacious. We are staying in the guest house meant to sleep 12-15 people and we have it all to ourselves! Everything on the property Dionisio built himself and had help with. Pretty impressive to hear as well, that when Dio bought this property there was absolutely nothing on it, it was BARE, maybe one or two trees that is it. After 25 years of hard work, love, and dedication this land is thriving with many various species of plants and about 4 living structures plus a few extra structures.

Also, as the city has been growing, Yaccumama has been encroached on. It is an interesting mix to hear construction, motorcycles, and other people all day long admist the songs of crickets and jungle lore.

Tomorrow Phoenix begins teaching Aubrey! I am curious where my time will be spent. I have various connections to study tradition in the town. I am also very interested in various natural healing methods used in this part of Peru. My heart is open, and my mind is receptive. So far so good.

Blessings be
Norianna

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Abundance mindset shifting with sickness

I am infinitely abundant. I choose to live life in the highest vibration possible.

I am smack dab in the middle of releasing a whole bunch of SHANNIGANS. It is interesting how being physically ill tends to clear a lot in my life. On Thursday 2 nights ago, I underwent a powerful medicine journey and probably went deeper into the matrix of reality then I have ever gone before. This is literally what I wrote on a piece of paper to set the intention for my trip right before. " I resolve to allow the plant spirit medicine to dissolve anything holding me back in any way from creating and maintaining high abundance. I let the energies of tonight show me new aspects/ deeper aspects of myself I need to work on and change. Letting go of any lack, fear, uncertainty mentality." Low and behold I go to sleep and wake up the next day pretty sick with heavy body aches and a fever. Today I feel about the same- just resting and now pondering as I write this, how can this sickness be related to my journey? In any case it is teaching me to totally let go and surrender- because that is ALL I can do. This weekend would have been a super abundant weekend with a sweet massage gig at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. But you know what? Other people get to have that abundance. Debilitating Sickness seems to always come at a trying time for me. The chance that I do have to make some solid money just slips away- not so easy when you have 200 dollars to your name. Why is it that I can have thousands of dollars in my bank account one week and a few weeks later it is all gone? Of course money comes and goes- that is what it is meant for. But I am honestly over and done with this pattern. I am ready and capable of keeping many many dollars in my bank account- enough so that I have a vacation fund, an emergency fund, a savings fund, and something that goes towards investments. So part of this healing journey feels like a deep purging of belief systems and clearing space in my physical and mental body for the new "programs" I get to be running. These new programs are nothing but the highest vibration possible. I am infinitely abundant in every way: in love, in friendship, in money, in food sources, in my home space, in my choices, in my freedom, in my career...etc. I am truly excited to start this new process. Starting now. I am excited to play with the matrix we call reality. As I experienced myself as the divine creator feminine Goddess on Thursday night, I am excited to play with manifestation and creative action. Anything is possible; that I experience and know first hand from medicine journeys to life experience. I am the creator and the destroyer of myself.

I am excited and ready to start living in a high abundance mindset and lifestyle, to live with class and style, freedom and creativity. And who ever said anything had to be hard? I am open to this abundance coming from anywhere, even the lottery!!!

So these are just musings I felt like sharing. It is good to go global with my thoughts sometimes. Any comments or opinions are always appreciated.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Unearthed errie poem

So I have been visiting in Germany for the past week- I stay another week here with my darling Grandmother before I fly back to Salt Lake City, Utah. I flipped through a copy of my self-published poetry book last week that lays so pround on my Grandmother's altar. I came across this particular poem which I would like to share. It was written long before my mother passed away, and yet it was totally something that should have been written after the fact. Even the line about a 'silent rain dropping on a shattered roof' is so coincidental. The night she passed away I remember lying on the couch listening and making note of the rain; it indeed was silent rain because of the heavyness and silence that lingered around the home. So here I share this with the world. The rawness of my emotion is clear for all to read. I share this because maybe you too have been through the loss of a loved one and can relate.


You are my heart
I had to lose my heart to know
You are my soul

A silent rain
Dropping on the shattered roof
The tears, washing my face
An emptyness
Something is missing inside of me

How could I go on like this?
A deep pain is inside, calling for a way out
Everything I had is suddenly gone
The structure is broken

I didn't want to loose you
The tears, can you feel my pain?
A hollow space
Needs desperately to be filled

Ageless,
Sometimes we can be
 A glimpse of what is on the other side
A Face, a grin, a hint
An Angel is coming for me

A part of my soul is lost
You took it with you
You're my lifeline
Gave me birth and nurtured me
I am sure it is the same for you

I will love again
You are my heart
How could you walk away
I was not ready to let you go
you are my soul
I had to loose it to know

Ageless
Timeless
Bursting through the light
An angel is coming for me!


- My grandmother and I are unsure of the exact date this was written, but for sure sometime in the latter part of 2005 when I was 15 years old. The date my grandmother has on the back is December 9, 2005. My mother passed away March 23, 2006. I intellectually had NO idea  that she was as sick as she was or that she was ANYWHERE close to dying. That is what makes this poem so interesting. It truly was my subconscious speaking through the pen. Apparently some higher part of myself knew this was coming. Yet I don't even remember reading the poem after I wrote it, only after my mom passed did I find this poem again and marvel at what I had pre-empted.


Anyways goes to show the power of free-form writting. Let whatever is inside of you emerge on paper unhindered by the conscious mind. If you practice this even just once, you may find things that surprise you.

Blessings from Germany

Namaste
Norianna

Thursday, August 9, 2012

moving grounding so BLESSED

Whew what a last few days! It is so refreshing to be able to say I have a home with my lover! Finally for however long is necessary/ or that we feel like staying there, we have our own adorable cottage. It is in a prime location in Salt lake city- close to everything important and within close walking distance to the main park in Salt Lake. It is a month to month situation yet we both feel like at this point we want to stay there through the winter. The front yard is literally the backyard of the homeowner- with beautiful sunflowers and lavender growing abundantly. Hopefully in the next week Ronna (the homeowner) can complete the healing room and we can solidify the moving in process. I love it! Together Phoenix and I have the potential to offer a holistic healing service complete with alchemical/astrological health consultation, bodywork, specialized exercise routine, nutrition, tinctures, body balancing advice- ect. Regardless, I have every intention of having regular clientele for my rockin' massage practice!

Being back in Salt lake is great. It feels more than good to stay somewhere for a longer amount of time. It is super crazy how being in the most amazing relationship - is altering my desires. I am much more content to settle down and start homesteading and creating roots- I would have not guessed that was coming so soon. Yet I know throughout my life adventures will be aplenty- I am just coming to truly understand the importance of grounding before I start flying.

I also started an online forum today which I hope it grows it is called www.communitygaia.freeforum.org
and is intended for like minded- like vibrational matches to brainstorm together to create our dream community. We want to be off the grid and create our own way of living. More to come later as I start to draft out my own blueprint!

All in all I a feel extremely blessed and satisfied in a way completely new to me.

Aloha
N

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