I was in the grip of one of the worlds magnificent untameable beasts as I walked in to Llani to get to the The Red Lion with its warm online environment and great lunch… what I hadn’t thought about was how drenched I’d be by the time I got there, which rather removed me from the cosiness of the warmth. But I had run out of food in the yurt anyway and needed to go shopping. It was an incredible walk, being almost blown off my feet, hearing the storm not just roar like a lion, but howl and scream across the landscape. Inside the yurt it is intimidating but being out in it’s teeth is something else. So with all the endless rain and battering of these wild winds I’m feeling seriously stormed out now!
Yes this has been a womb for me this winter – this enclosed round space which has drawn me back over and over again away from the internet and work. Working has been such a challenge and now I understand why! This winter in the yurt has been my hunkering down, living more slowly, more in tune with the season and the earth…. it’s a space of reflection, of inner journeys and for that it has been a masterpiece. My sense of myself is developing and deepening.
Now the days are lengthening I feel the need to be more out in the world. My work is taking on a new dimension with greater demands on my time and this off-grid yurt living is not a good match. I love it and will miss it like crazy but oh I want a solid home with plenty of light, warmth and a fast boiling kettle in the morning and internet.
Following the call of my heart to live in such an extreme way this winter may have seemed mad to some but it has been the perfect path for me. I have found my ‘spiritual home’ here in the heart of Wales, among a great inclusive community and learned so much about accessing deeper truth through playful and curious explorations.