It’s been a while since I wrote a blog, but a lot has happened since last time. Since April I live full time in the West Indies that I have longed for a very long time.
SO! What can you do on a hurricane day in the West Indies?
Power is out, of course, since 2 hours. The wind and the rain are howling and the trees are bumping into my house.
But it’s kind of cozy though, despite the fact that it is a hurricane. Fortunately not as bad as Irma and Maria in 2017. Right now I think we are in the eye of the storm, because it has become way calmer but it’s only the calm before the storm. I am sitting inside and I have time to contemplate on what’s important in this life. Having one gin tonic, having two gin tonics, almonds, pen and paper. What else do you need?
Well, fresh fruits, water, candles and a sound mind. No use being worried, that’s counterproductive. Passport, work permit, wallet and cash in a zip lock bag, in case of…
The only thing that would be nice would to have company, but my own company works too. I actually like my own company.
I really love living here. You can’t take anything for granted, which keeps you and everybody else on their toes.
This morning we had fifty shades of gray. Now it’s only one shade of gray; the color of rain.
The wind is picking up and the noise is eerie. It’s the kind of noise that penetrates your soul.
It makes me wonder about people’s priorities in life. Living on a rock in the West Indies makes you humble. You have to come down to the nitty-gritty of what is important in life.
For me this is what is most important in life:
Your health is your wealth as I always say. If you don’t have your health it doesn’t matter how much money you’ve got. To have health you have to accumulate:
Knowledge can be about everything really. For me it’s about being a pupil of life. You can read a lot of stuff, but if you don’t make it “your own” you are just going to repeat what others have said. You have to “own” it, make it yours and practice it every day. For me that is wisdom; living your knowledge if it resonates with you.
Love has the highest frequency vibration in the universe.
Firstly, love yourself. Not many people do that nowadays. Secondly, love the rest of the world. Sounds bonkers?? I’m not referring to the love between two couples. I’m referring to the universal love of nature, of animals, the weather, the circumstances in your life, especially the ones we didn’t anticipate, your family, your children, your friends, to the miracles happening in your life, let it be big or small ones. The Trogg’s wrote a song in the -60ies called “Love is all around you” and it’s so true. You just have to see it. Love is energy as everything else. It can never die, only transform into something else, but it can never die.
For me gratitude is part of love. I’m actually always grateful for the good, the bad and the ugly. It defines me, how I relate to it. It has shaped me into the person I am today. Over the years we have had many different versions of ourselves, but the current version about myself, I like. As my best friend says: Now it’s time for v. 3.0. Life happens, shit happens and it all comes down to, is how we relate to it.
When something labeled as bad happens, you can either see a bigger picture or just as bad as it looks. I always look at the bigger picture because I’m not smarter than the universe and the universe always delivers the best, so, the worse it looks, the better it gets.
Every morning and every night I go over the things I’m grateful for. That keeps my energy high.
Why would you not be kind? I never understood that. It doesn’t mean that you let people run you over. Don’t mix up being kind with being nice. That is two different things. Kindness comes from your soul and niceness from your ego. Kindness doesn’t expect anything back, but niceness does.
Being kind is awesome, being nice is questionable.
#6 HAVING ALONE-TIME
In today’s world where you can’t go anywhere without being blasted/bombarded with noise you haven’t asked for, it’s vital with having “silent time”. It’s rape on your ears, so it’s vital to get your alone time. Being in silence actually gets us in contact with the inner source of ourselves. That is why I recommend meditation. When my kids told me when they were small that they were bored, I always said: But that’s perfect! Then you can create what you would like.
#7 EAT CLEAN/REAL FOOD
I find it amazing that most of the so-called doctors haven’t got a clue of the impact real food has on the body, (preferably organic). Real food is as nature intended.
When you switch from “shit-food” to real food you will get your health back, your energy back, your sane brain back. I call it clean food.
#8 THE POWER OF RISING EARLY; AT THE SAME TIME IN THE MORNINGS
Rise with the sun in the mornings and go to bed when the sun goes down and you feel sleepy. When we follow the circadian rhythm, our whole body is in sync with the universe.
#9 LISTEN TO MUSIC
Music has its own fabulous frequencies. Mind though that different music has different frequencies. Heavy metal music is actually detrimental for our well being, while classical music is very beneficial for us. Everything in between the two, either relates to the first or the second to some degree. Listen to what empowers you! Listen to the music that enhances your frequency. You’ll know which. And preferably they should be tuned to 432 Hz, not 440 Hz.
#10 LIVING BY SIMPLICITY
I moved to the West Indies to simplify my life. For one, you don’t need to have layers and layers of clothes. You wake up and choose either a light dress or shorts with a top. Sometimes you’ll need an umbrella, like in the wet season, but other than that you are fine. Here you don’t need a lot of stuff. You actually ARE more than you DO, which I find very relaxing. Everybody is greeting each other in the streets, in the shops, in the banks. It’s a courtesy forgotten in the Western, so called evolutionary, World. They are too convoluted in their own heads and their own importance. Here people actually care.
Bye for now
All my love, Eva
DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF WITH OTHERS, COMPARE ONLY WITH YOURSELF.