Sunday, July 25, 2010


It's a gorgeous morning. I mean GORGEOUS! The windows are open, birds singing, sun is shinning and everything is absolutely lush. That includes the lawn which needs cutting and the weeds in my gardens which need a backhoe at this point, to remove. There is a gentle breeze and the temperature is still in the low 70's. Perfect.

My mother will often remind me that Hawaii is like this, perfect. She should know she and my step father lived there for a number of years. That was after they left Portugal where they had been quite content to live until a pesky uprising sent them out of the country.

If you ask her, my mother, will gladly tell you how she smuggled their life savings, out of Portugal in her bra. She proudly went from an A cup to a D through customs.

They lived on the mainland for a number of years, this was back in 72'. Then they moved to the Island of Madeira, truly a paradise from the postcards she sent. And, no, I never went over to visit. A ticket never appeared in the mail and we were newly married with a baby on the way.

I think that my mother's happiest times were when they lived in Europe. With her black hair and blue eyes and her ability to speak the language, many people often thought she was Portuguese. That delighted her. The British had their little conclave of ex patriots living there and my step father was right at home in their midst.

All of the above got me thinking about being happy with where you are. Are you happy where you are? Do you long to be living in a different climate? House? Condo? Etc?
Are you waiting for something to happen?
Waiting for a change in your life?

What are you doing to CREATE that change? If you put your wishes VERBALLY out into the Universe and you have been very clear about what you NEED and your INTENT is genuine you might be surprised at what comes back for you. Often the surprise is that we have forgotten that we put it out there because it took so long. Or we are having a hard time recognizing it because we weren't really that clear about our needs when we put it out into the Universe.

Many years ago I had a picture of a country road posted above my desk. The road went between two fields in an S pattern. It was just a dirt road. I often studied that photograph and then meditated and finally one day I asked out loud for land that that road would lead me too. I wanted a place that I could take my family and spend time with them out in nature. Most of all I wanted to see sunsets. I had a list of things that I thought were important for this land.

We rearranged furniture and my desk got moved and somehow the picture of the road got taken down and put somewhere. I still longed for land but was caught up in daily life with three children. I'm not sure who's idea it was to talk to a realtor, I know Zeus wouldn't have if he hadn't been interested too. The realtor took us to a couple of proprieties, out in the country.
At one residence, the realtor told me that I could stand on my deck and bag a deer without moving away from my coffee. He soon realized that we weren't happy about the places we had seen. I think more in disgust he told us about this other place and said he didn't have time to show it to us but we could drive there and look around.

We did. We stood on the edge of a ridge, looking West at the sunset, surrounded by fields and woods and quiet. We looked at each other and said nothing. What can you say when you know it's right?

We bought the land and the twenty year old A-frame sitting on it. Our children were 2,6 and 8 and we made a lot of memories over the years, with them, out there. It was a vacation home just 45 minutes away from one back door to another.

And, the road in, a dirt road, made an S-curve between two fields.

:)Bea Who is actually CREATING in the studio and it feels so good.


  1. What a lovely post. How true it is that when we put our intentions out into the universe it comes back to us, often in unimagined ways. I have been intending to live nearer my family--it used to be a nearly three day drive, now I am three hours away.

  2. Thank you Susan. We just have to be careful to include EVERYTHING we need on the list. The Universe doesn't read minds. lol Sometimes people get something and they say, "HEY, what's this, this isn't what I asked for!" Oh yeah, it is. lol :)Bea

  3. What a nice story and a great reminder to all of us. I haven't put anything out there into the universe for a long time and I need to. Good goal for today! I'm glad it's sunny there any in the seventies. It's sunny here too (for the umpteenth day) but in the nineties. I'm glistening already! LOL

  4. awesome story bea
    your mom was a bit of the gypsy eh...and you gave credance (sp) i think to the power of voicing the wish

    glad to hear you are in your studio too
    and we had a perfect morning as well!
    i watched the deers (and twins) having their breakfast on the hill while i drank coffee and chatted with colleen
    a kind of morning that reminded me of fall actually!
    thank you for coming by!

  5. Jill, sometimes I just say a thank you to the Universe. I don't need anything but I suspect a little positive energy from me helps her work. :)Bea

  6. Mar, we seem to have two Mama deer and babies coming to the pond, lately. I wonder if the Moms were sisters, everybody seems to get along so well. Lots of splashing in the pond by the little ones. :)Bea

  7. We know the soon as we saw our hill in the woods we knew we wanted our cabin in the woods up high on the hill....24 years later and I never want to leave. Now I am excited to be putting a more visible studio downtown...six miles each way...I love the inspiration I have close to Nature's precious gifts. Beautiful post ... Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  8. Thanks for taking the time to stop by Mary Helen. I think you know when you are in the right place when you WANT to get home. When you find yourself smiling when you turn into the drive. It's a good thing. :)Bea

  9. This was such an interesting post... diving deeper into your life. I love to read such interesting stories of the people I consider friends :) I feel so lucky to have so many blogger friends.

    I need to get on my list for the universe right away! Oh, and I have twin baby deer with their mama coming to our lake everyday, too. What a treat to live with nature.

  10. What a great post. Good for you in asking the universe. I think I must have a go. There is a house in the UK in my son's village that I want. It's so cheap too, but we don't have the readies, as it were. Ah well, one day maybe.