I went with the Goofy Spiritualists Meetup today to take a tour of one of eccentric artist, Ra Paulette’s, caves carved into the Northern New Mexico desert and am so glad I did. The cave that you can tour is on Origin’s property, which is a lovely healing center. Just standing on their property I kept tingling…so there IS powerful energy there. (See my 2013 Taos post about my first time in New Mexico in 1998 where I had a life altering experience at a hot springs spa in Ojo Caliente.)
The owner of Origin hopes to buy more land that contains 2 more of Ra Paulette’s caves. You’re not allowed to take photographs inside as they want it to be a spiritual experience, but we all were so chatty it wasn’t exactly meditative. LOL! Here’s some external shots.
At one point, our tour guide played some singing bowls inside the cave and it was magical. She just gave us a quick sample as Origin does offer actual singing bowl tours. I would love to live in that cool cave! My cats would like all the nooks and crannies too…and a decent amount of windows for bird watching. Ha! I did sit in one secluded spot and tried to meditate a little, but didn’t get very far. I could see, though, if I was there alone, it would be a wonderful place to commune with nature and my soul.
I just posted one video and 100 pictures on my Instagram account if you want to see a lot more. If you see this post a year from now, try searching for #origin or #rapaulette to find the pictures and video.
On another healing note, I met this fabulously vivacious woman named Ginny who was also called to Taos (back in the Dennis Hopper heyday of 1969) who does a specific form of Qigong in Santa Fe now. I may go see her as she was very inspirational. She is a cancer survivor and has witnessed the magic of Qigong. I’ve had a feeling for a while that the 100s of MDs, healers, chiros, etc. that I’ve gone to who have not been able to help my 21+ year long headache and neck pain was a lesson to me that I need to heal myself and stop looking to others to heal me. Ginny agreed. Going to her would not be me looking to her to heal me. She’d teach me how to do energy work on myself to heal myself. She’s simply a teacher.
Ginny, my friend, Sy, and I got talking about how NOT living your purpose or hating what you do for work literally can kill you. Sy told me this woman custodian where she works was diagnosed with deadly pancreatic cancer. She quit her job she didn’t like and moved to Washington State where…2 years later she’s happier and still alive! When Ginny brought up the need to write to get things out that are inside and I mentioned that there’s a writer in me screaming to be set free (told the Neil Simon story), this other gal listening in said to me, “I can tell just from how you talk that you’d be a great writer.” I then blabbered on about a TV show idea I have, etc. and Ginny said, “Do you know how much you LIGHT UP when you talk about writing?” That was eye opening for me. I’ve not been lit up about anything in eons. My light has been dimmed.
Here are some cool signs in the parking lot of Origin. It was hard to choose, but I parked in front of “Park here if you desire to return to your origin.”