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ps lambs and camera update

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ps.  The little lambs both got out of pen and became my friends.  Sort of.. at least they always ran over to see me, let me pat them briefly then snubbed their nose at me because I didn’t have food.  They were free to go, but apparently liked their home.  So that made me feel better, busy body that I was.

The camera after one day of demise .. a day of small village parades and seeing a car called a “Megane!” , and a nude beach plastered with signs ‘no nudism’ and naked bodies….  .. anyway, the camera recuperated and is now working again.. inasmuch as it has ever worked.  The cameraless day I did try to sketch the things I couldn’t take a picture of.. including 4 year old style drawings of nudes…  but in the end, I think being cameraless is what triggered a cranky day,  which made me want to ‘get on the move’ again,  which may or may not have triggered a badly strained wrist which led to the egyptian man, which led to Delphi.   (see previous blog)  See?  Look how one can realize a crappy day may have been meant to get you somewhere else.

A strained wrist brings me to Delphi Oracle Site, on this most magical day – Halloween and Papa’s Day.

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I am delighted beyond imaginings to be in Delphi, Greece for this special day… Halloween and “Papa’s Day” – the anniversary of my Dad’s death two years ago.   I was trying to get to the Oracle of the Dead, but because of a strained wrist (was sooo painful, but now okay)  and a really really lovely Egyptian man, I got to Delphi instead. (The wedding dress, which will be worn for the reception in Canada,  continues to gather energies.. now the wonderful energy of Egypt!.. via the egyptian man who carried it through all areas of Athens to help me get where I thought I was trying to go)

And of course, arriving in Delphi is perfect… Home of all the mythology, gods, goddesses, faeries, nymphs, muses, magical ships..   Ya, you gotta know it feels a bit like ‘home’ to me.
I’ve packed up my paper, pencils, and pens, a great mythology book, and Papa’s pant leg and am going to spend the day and evening in the ancient site of Delphi.
And my journal… where apparently, I am rewriting ‘history’ with my wandering thoughts of what went on so many ‘a long time ago’s” !

Magical Mystical Celebration Circle of Athena

Magical Mystical Celebration Circle of Athena

The energy here in Delphi is astounding, truly feels like ‘all’ the ‘ways to enlightenment’ play joyfully in this ancient and beautiful location of the world. Delphi is most known for being an oracle site.  Sounds a lot like the ‘gifts’ of so many nowadays – in fact, all of us, if we choose to discover this!

I simply did not know that Delphi is high in the mountains, with incredible trees, cliffs, magical creeks… did you know this?  I guess I wasn’t paying enough attention!

I am pleased that so few people are here, as well. (like 10.  none last night, except me!)  Sometimes it’s hard to ‘pick up’ the energy of a place when it is overwhelmed with the energy of a lot of cranky and/or exhausted tourists!

Courtney, Cody and Evalee who are in Portugal, are trying to get to the Church of Bones for this special day.. which also happens to be Cody’s birthday!

Wishing all of you a most magical day… I truly believe Halloween is a special time to be open to the ‘more than what we see’.  Maybe you’ll notice something ‘unseen’?  And if perchance you are not reading this on Halloween.. ah, what the heck, notice something ‘unseen’ anyway!

And if it’s not too too weird for a blog of a life coach.. I’ll fill you in on my antics of this day later!

Post Trip Addendum:   I had a strange encounter and I’m writing it here, just in case someone somewhere knows more.  On my first day at Delphi, I went immediately to the museum.  The greek museum attendant took an interest in me saying, “I know you.. I know your eyes.. or something”  He shook his head, almost bewildered, and said, “It’s not important”   I said, “Yes, it is. Tell me what you are thinking.”  He mumbled, “You were here.. 500 BC… ”  Then he went and got a piece of paper and carefully wrote down in ‘english’ a phone number.  “Call this at 6:30 tonight ON THE DOT.   This is not for me, it’s for you”   Then he proceeded to take me to the window and show me the area of Delphi that I MUST go.    I went there immediately.. Athena’s ‘Circle’ and it brought tears to my eyes.  I decided I would go back the next day (Halloween) and sketch.

Weird. A paragraph of this post went missing.  but here it is again:   I decided that if I had a phone in my room I would call. Sure enough, for the first time in my travels, I had a  functioning phone (Hotel Pan) .. an olive green rotary dial model.  At 6:30 pm ON THE DOT, I dialled.  And the call wouldn’t go through!! It just made odd tones.  I went to the hotel desk to use their phone, but no one was there.  I went to use a pay phone, but they required a card, not coins.. and no stores were open to get ask or get the card I needed.  Hmmph.  I did go back to the museum the next day, but the fellow wasn’t there. 

Rejuvenating my feet after healing my wrist, Delphi Magical Spring

Magical healing waters of Delphi.

However, I did wander my way through Delphi that night, just me and all the magical energies.  The most enchanting spot is the crevice where a spring flows through.. once used for bathing, cleansing.. and this time for healing.  I soaked my damaged wrist,  and my tired feet.. and of course, my wrist was better in the morning.  That was a bit miraculous, I thought, considering that I could not move even one finger, let along my wrist, nor touch or hold anything, without extreme pain.    Cool.

Later at Athena’s ‘celebration circle’.. which is my name for it, I sketched and  ‘heard’ the most amazing story in my head.   Ya, it will get written.
 Post post script…  HEY! WAIT A SEC!  I still have the PHONE NUMBER!


Halloween.. a most special time of year, and where shall I be?

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Halloween is even more magical, since it is Cody’s Birthday, and also the anniversary of my dad’s death.  I’m back in Hania, taking a ferry to Athens overnight, while choosing a place to be on Halloween that speaks ‘magic’ to me.    Maybe the Nekromantia of Afyra, or Egypt …..


Happy Birthday, Cody!!!!    where ever you are!  Portugal?

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