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To the lands of Pachamamma

My Dears

One month before take off I am experiencing feelings I seem unable to hold. What to do with all the excitement, the panic, the joy, and sadness?

Excited because there is so much adventure ahead and I am fulfilling my dream to go on an open end journey around the world, also known as vagabounding 😉

Panicked because I’ve let everything go that used to be mine and home and save and secure, like a job and a place to live. All I need I will carry in my heart and on my back and this does create some sort of restructuring of my being that is painful at times.

Joyful I am because now I have the chance to reinvent myself, to be the best self I can be and for a time just to relax before I head into the next projects which are very sure to come.

And sad I am because I leave so many wonderful friends and family behind. In the end this is the most important thing in life always and forever. We will miss each other and we will see each other again for sure! Glad to know they know I just have to go now.

So I just want to share this beautiful picture, of an unfortunately unidentifiable artist of Pachamma holding her child.

Merry meet and merry part and merry meet again.

Alma Gitana

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Travel theme: Street Markets

Every Goddess likes to shop so I would like to join my fellow travel bloggers on this weeks travel theme. A nice preparation for the roads out and about I would say.

Friday morning at the weekly market at Zurich Bürkliplatz. Buy a bag of rose leaves and sprinkle your bed for a romantic night a-deux 😉

One of my favorite stalls in Antigua Guatemala’s daily market: Candelas, Aqua Florida and other magical stuff used for religious purposes.

At the same market I found these “Konfetti” not sure what they do with this stuff throughout the year but I thought it’s funny and beautiful.

I love fresh fruit, especially Pinepples and Mangos. Unfortunately with the later I usually make quite a mess when trying to cut them, the more I am impressed with these beautiful Mangos on the Stick version here found in Aquas Azules in Chiapas Mexico.

My absolute favorite in the streets of Goa India: Fresh Sugar Cane juice. Just add a little lemon and you have the sweetest most refreshing beverage possible.

And last but not least a little selection of fresh herbs and spices as they are widely available in markets of Cairo Egypt.

So long.

Alma Gitana – Gipsy Soul

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The Black Madonna of Einsiedeln

As a passionate dancer of the 5 Rhythms, an ecstatic dance practice with deep transformational properties, I often end up dancing barfoot in rather unexpected places, or places a nature loving pagan like me usually wouldn’t visit. Isn’t it that God doesn’t need a house, God Is the house. Since many years you do meet me ritualizing and dancing in the spacious and plain protestant church of St. Jakob in Zurich Stauffacher that is now often referred to as the Open Church, because you will find Sufis, Yogis and other alternative folks there. This winter the church parish even hosted a group of political activists of Occupy Paradenplatz, at least until the revolution turned into something more like a soup kitchen.

Dancing the light and the shadow of the Yin and Yang recently in a group of 120 people in a small circle with two very good woman friends, it was a touching mystical moment when I felt the presence of the Black Madonna dancing with us, all our suffering and our pain mystified, transformed, shed and shaken off like snakes shedding their skin, cleansing, loving and deeply caring. She called upon me. It was a new energy and still so known. Dark Kali shook her necklace of skulls while our Mother Isis wiped away our tears. She’s been calling me strongly the Lady in Black ever since.

Destiny must have wanted that a very special person who has come into my life at this crucial times, invited me along to his house at the lake Sihl near the monastery of Einsiedeln on the Camino de Santiago

Spending the long weekend of holy Pentecost in a sort of sacred communion between Aphrodite and Dionysus, or was it Pan who visited Her in the night? We took upon us the pilgrimage and visited Her along the entourage of Angels. Out of fear of her dark powers so do I believe she is kept in a faraday cage. No hindrance for the little witch though slipping spirit close and inside, sinking to the floor in front of Her in ancient subjugation humility and gratitude for all She gives is Love & Protection to Her Children.

Her Grace to You my Friends

 

Salve Regina

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve;
to thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.

Turn then, most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us;
and after this our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

 

 

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Wise Sayings

And only as you accept imperfection

can you lead a joyful life

and derive enjoyment out of your relationships

all of which are bound to be imperfect

Life is a Journey

no Destination

Love like you’ve never been hurt

Dance like there is no one watching

own less, do more

buy less, think more

rush less, smile more

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Welcome to Goddess Travel Diary

My Dears

Why a Goddess Travel Diary and not just another I travel around the world Blog? Well I think the answer lies within the question, there are just too many ordinary travel blogs out there. Some are really good, others rather boring. And I am not just writing this because I want to tell my friends and family where I am and how I am doing. This is part of it, but not the entire story. With my ever expanding interests my focus for this 24 months adventure tends to get lost. In order to find the happiness and fulfillment I am looking for I have to focus on my roots. First chakra. Base. Foundation.

Warrior Women Prayer

Here I stand, ready, naked, and unashamed

I am ready to take up my calling as a Warrior Woman

My words are powerful and bring healing and peace to our planet

My actions are purposeful and bring solutions to humanity

My choices always support life

The Goddess is our Mother. She Is the Earth. Giver and Taker of Life. In Her honor I want to travel and experience. All her aspects shall be my guides and friends along her way. Every Crossroad is blessed by her and I trust in her protection because I am her child.

Every breath I take is a love song

Every step I make is a ritual

I intend this Blog to be soft and caring, looking out for the beauty in nature and the love connection between human being. If you are also interested in my more critical thoughts about this world along with describing the journey of transformation I am undergoing, please visit my other blog @ www.walkingthehimalayas.com.

You don’t need to come here every time you think of me, it is much easier to subscribe to the blog via the button on the upper right corner, so you will receive an email of me whenever I think of You!

Be Blessed

Gipsy Soul