It is hard to say where the journey actually begins. The beauty of this life lies in the new beginnings. It is a gift of the cycles and rhythms of the universe that we revisit stages & places, yet constantly move & evolve.
My journey begins often. I have changed my name, parts of my identity, the things & people I used to depend on. I have changed my entire thinking & come more & more into being. Life itself is a journey. From the self to the Self.
Ceremony is my spiritual name that came to me in Aotearoa. A ceremony builds a bridge between the visible world & the tangible spirit world. I love ceremonies that connect us with each other, with nature, with the Spirit.
I chose Serena as my middle name. It is a tribute to my grandmother whom I haven’t met in person. She went traveling all by herself when she was very young, in an age where this was exceptional. I know she was a healer & a therapist for herself & her children. She had a strong will & made the best out of the circumstances & limitations of her time. I feel I have a lot more opportunities than she had & inherited her spirit of adventure. I can travel & explore. I can build a life on my own. I am working as a dance movement therapist & yoga teacher. I have so many possibilities which I am grateful for. I’d like to honor her spirit by carrying her name. It is a way to reconnect with my inheritance, despite the disconnect of my family.
Woods. The trees need us. They need a voice. We need the trees, although we don’t seem to have realized this yet as a human species. Trees give us shade & oxygen, they protect the soil & are home to the birds & so many animals. Hug a tree. Feel its energy. I am grateful for every tree that hasn’t been felled out of greed or burnt down for the sake of profit. Let’s protect the trees & reconnect with nature. We are all part of it!
I am here, I am present. So are you. This is all that matters. This is the moment that has the power of transformation. Every moment. Let the journey begin … again.