High Fives for High Hope
Submitted: September 18, 2012
Stayed: August 2012
In March of 2012 I crafted the affirmation: “I have a quiet and inspiring place in Nature to read my diaries and write my book, where contact with people is optional.” I threw it out there on a wing and a prayer, with minimal attachment to the outcome. That seems to be the magic formula. The Universe delivered the place with splendor and threw in Chandler and Krystyna as a cherry on top.
I knew from the moment I asked Chandler if we could talk about the possibility of me exchanging work for stay and she answered, “There are always possibilities...,” I knew I would feel a kinship at the ranch.
The space is sacred, healing and a sanctuary of peace. It’s a time capsule of sorts marked at its beginning by the millions of year old fossils and at its present by the native flora and fauna flourishing on the 1,100 acres today. For those who walk the trails with attention, looking for signs guidance, the answers will appear, often metaphorically, in a rock formation, a trip over a root, or the spotting an animal.
Perhaps the greatest gift I received from my time there is a once removed answer to a request for clarity. I will be doing a vision quest in May with Krystyna and Chandler, my first step toward apprenticeship in a vocation fear has kept me from following up until now.
I conclude my long-winded testimonial by saying, all who come to High Hope with an open heart will find comfort in the lovely rental houses, beauty in the surroundings and blessings from the warm and wise staff.
Families with Young Children,
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