Alissa in Wonderland

Screen shot 2013-06-03 at 7.42.02 PMWelcome to a magical land called Vilcabamba... A place where everything blossoms! When I say everything, I mean nature, wildlife, food, people and hearts.

A place where you don't need to rush to do anything, because tomorrow (manana) is another day.

A place where you smell the fruit you're about to buy, not to check the quality but because it's so delicious that you just can't resist.

A place where organic really means organic.

A place where people greet each other when they walk by.

A place where you drink living water right from a spring.

A place I have started to call home.

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My beautiful parents moved to this paradise three years ago and twice a year I come to visit - last week being one of those times.

This trip was the shortest ever, only 6 days! But within that time, I got to meditate in the sacred portal, I had my mandala read by the Shaman who taught me how to interpret mandalas for others; I went to the local coffee festival and markets, I got to read, eat the freshest, most delicious raw food (thanks Mum!) and most importantly, I got to spend time with my family.

I came back to New York "glowing" - as quoted by my co-workers :-)

Each time I go, I learn something new from my parents. This time was no exception. I learned that the best way to curb depression is to keep busy. And the best way to keep busy is to create. When you create, you expand your soul, you grow your presence and fulfill your purpose.

My Mum's creation is her ever expanding garden and the vibrant food that comes from it. My Dad's creation is the foundation for Mum's garden, the decorations and the structures within, it's a beautiful site. This is reflected in their intertwined spirits and in their relationship - one couldn't exist without the other, it's a beautiful sight.

What you create becomes a reflection of who you are, make sure it's beautiful.

 

Stay in tune,

Alissa

 

Welcome to my home...

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