You know how when something smells bad, but when you’re in it you get used to it? That’s what it’s like in the States now. I spent 3 months in Spain. Lived on 25 euro, and less a day. This included going out to eat. An incredible meal with wine is 8-15 euro depending. Going to the Mercado Central, spending 20 euro I’d have food for the week to prepare at home. They are fortunate, there is no trip about food. It’s all local, regional, from amazing soil. You are enriched by the earth that you’re standing on. I became sooooo much healthier. I also went to an amazing dentist, a dermatologist, and opthamalogist. You don’t see an opthamalogist here, likely don’t even know who that is, unless you’ve had surgery. They are the ones with all the degrees. She was 50 euro- for the most complete eye exam. The guy who fit me for contact lenses didn’t charge me anything until we ordered the lenses.
Michael Moore’s movie, Where To Invade Next, is just coming out now. He’s showing the amazing things that other countries do for their people. Of course, it’s complicated here in the States.
The first trip to Whole Foods upon returning here, I was sad and mad. Furious that a loaf a bread could cost $11, because it was local and from the little guy. Of course this person had to charge that much. How else? I was sad at how confused everyone must be here and some don’t even know WHY. One week back some little things that had healed, a split in my nails for example, came right back. Weird. I feel it’s about minerals. They have a mineral water that I couldn’t get enough of. I won’t even write its name..it’s so sacred! My friend who brought me to Spain to watch over her pets and apartment, told me before I came that she thought the mineral water was helping her hair. I couldn’t really take it in, I had to experience it.
This post isn’t about bashing the States, or that anyone should move somewhere else. Why are there refugees in Europe? They are not being accepted here, from something initiated here. I’m writing as a reminder. It’s not all personal. You’re not crazy. You’re on your own. In ways that you shouldn’t be. It’s affecting everyone. The quality of life is hard to find cuz it costs more than is correct. The good news is. You’re on your own. You’ve got to dig in deeply and find what’s right for you.
More than ANYTHING that can be written is to focus on what floats your boat. Remember the place inside where you feel some peace. Keep your energy up, as high as possible. This includes the company you keep. If you keep entrenched in the problems that is exactly where your energy goes. This is a choice. I’m not saying it’s effortless. Like I said in the newsletter, our job is to be the LIGHT. So.. What lights you UP?
We have control of our inner world. From a groomed worrier: Stop worrying and find your sweet spot!!!
This is a photo in Peniscola Spain, where they shot the last season of Game of Thrones in September.