Into the woods we go!

In just under a weeks time, we will be packing up our belongings and moving into the woods. For a years stay. Potentially, longer. We will see how the stars align! Pretty amazing to imagine truly sinking our roots among the Redwoods trees and rich abundant flowing waters of the Russian River. Only minutes to the coast! And Yes, we will have wifi!!! Trees and wifi! So, hardly off grid. But, close enough.

I would not be being truly honest if I casually chose not to mention that it has been a bit of a journey to arrive here in this moment of time with only sunshine and rainbows on my heart. 😃

You see, as far as I can remember, I have always wanted to live in the forest. Deep in the forest. While I grew up in Los Angeles and have done a fair amount of traveling, my souls desire has often been guided to live in the wild places of the earth.

I also felt that it wasn’t quite my time…

I have trusted the unfoldment of my path. A rather unconventional weaving of strands...

This winter, I took the opportunity to peel back some pretty deep layers of resistance to the new changes before me.

A few months ago when a potential opportunity emerged to move to Cazadero for a year, I really had to face that part of myself that was like “No, wait, I haven’t completed my work here in Southern California…” I can't go into the forest quite yet….” But, when two fires come to your door, one being quite catastrophic, yet liberating, and the other spontaneously booting you from your home, you wonder...


Perhaps, it's time to set sail in a new direction? Living a nomadic life for the past 7 years has been one of the greatest experiences and eye opening adventures of my life.

My heart longs for places I have been…and places I still have yet to go. It's very much like falling in love over and over again..and then saying farewell for's time for me to travel on...

...And then that auspicious day, just two weeks prior to the biggest flood in Guerneville in over 25 years, the next town over, happened…

I gathered my medicine bag and went down to the creek to listen closely to the messages on the winds. I tuned in….I listened carefully…As the trees swayed through the air, I felt the forest floor opening her arms and sharing her wisdom with me...The message I received is that it is my time to come home to the forest for a longer stay….Not that quick visit, I have been making for the past several years! For, there is purpose to you being here. I heard the spirits say...

In that moment, by the edge of the creek, I started to feel my heart beating stronger and brighter...It was the day I truly felt a resounding "YES" to this auspicious opportunity.

Feeling that it is in divine accordance to my souls evolution, after all! That my presence in the forest, along with the connection of others, will anchor something quite beautiful here on Earth. Suddenly, I felt my body  swoon for the forest and gravitate closer to the earth.

I took a deep breath and felt a sigh of relief… Spontaneously, I came into acceptance and peace with all shifting and transforming before my eyes…

So, as the winter months set in, I dove deeper and deeper setting myself free, shedding layers of all resistance and setting myself free of my attachment to other dreams and plans potentially coming true at this time….

While my heart still longs a bit for what's familiar and places far away, I welcome the new with open arms. There are moments I miss the touch of our close knit communities. I love that feeling of walking into our beloved home town of Ojai, sharing in spontaneous hugs and laughter with friends and community.

What a gift it was to walk the coast line of Malibu, especially among the community of Point Dume, channeling new insights and playing in the multi-dimensional field there…oooh... and being among our beloved Topanga…Sitting in prayer and in plant ceremony with the green witches of Topanga…and being among friends, light workers and healers of Ojai…and visiting so cal family and friends…Southern California has been my home for as long as I can remember…in this incarnation! 😃

But, most of all, destiny calls! And I am excited. And while change can feel bittersweet, at times, it does make life that much sweeter….and how beautiful it is that we are all a truly interwoven, connected and in personal reach with one another as we choose!

ALISUN TREES – “AUNTIE OWL” weaves transformational healing stories for all life on Planet Earth as a catalyst for growth and change, integration and expansion in celebration of these incredibly potent times. 

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  1. I was meant to be here, on this page. I was meant to find you, to connect with you. I have been looking for a teacher, and I believe the universe answered with you. If you are ready to mentor, please reach out to me.

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      Hello Aletheia! How beautiful the synchronicities that weave us all together in that quintessential divine timing…Please feel free to contact me at organicart at yahoo dot com… I invite you to share a little bit about yourself and what inspires you at this time and we will go from there! Magical Blessings to YOU…. 🙂

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