A few years ago, a woman walked through my doors and helped to guide me on my spiritual journey.
She introduced me to Joseph Campbell and the "Hero's Journey".
She told me to read my son fairy tales.
And when she heard my longing to move to Australia, she called me, "The Alchemist".
I didn't understand what she meant by this, but today, as I watched Oprah interview Paulo Coelho on Super Soul Sunday, I understood. I have not yet read "The Alchemist", but I am now.
This year marks it's 25th anniversary.
I have pinned several quotes from Paulo Coelho's books and read them for continued inspiration.
I hope that they can do the same for you. I'm curious to know if you have read the book and what your thoughts are on it? My favorite quote is:
"Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure. Never forget your Personal Legend. Never forget your dreams. Your silent heart will guide you. Be silent now. It is the possibility of a dream that makes life interesting. You can choose between being a victim of destiny or an adventurer who is fighting for something important." - Paulo Coelho
I am completely fascinated with Joseph Campbell and his theory of "The Hero's Journey". All the great stories we love so much are because we can relate to them as they inspire us. We are all the Heroes in our Journey of life and we will all go on hundreds even thousands of adventures as we grow older, deeper and more authentic. So when life hits you in the head just think of it as the first step on the Yellow Brick Road, or the invitation to Hogwarts. Below are two wonderful videos on "The Hero's Journey". Enjoy, Heidi
I love the soft gray for the trim work. A new metal roof with signature Aussie bullnose veranda would do wonders for the exterior.
I would love to expose the rock of the rock wall and plant lots of roses.
(is that possible MOTH? Or should I have Jboy power wash it and just paint the whole thing?)
This Aussie beauty is in a small town called Edithburgh in South Australia.
There is a house behind it and then the Gulf St. Vincent.
Edithburgh has some pretty special point of interest.
I would LOVE to explore its coastline, but even more so, I would love to see first hand the very rare Leafy Sea Dragon in all its majesty in its coral forests and underwater grassland.
I wouldn't need a swimming pool since the town has one built into the shore.
Edithburgh beach and the view of Gulf St.Vincent
Image via Caty Malo