Trip Start Sep 20, 2007
Trip End May 16, 2008

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Monday, May 12, 2008

I woke up quite early this morning and meditated. I actually meditated this morning, sitting cross legged in front of the patio doors of my room and staring outside at the Ocean. It was rainy and foggy so I couldn't see the Islands that are just offshore. I've always been quite flexible. But I surprised myself this morning. I was able to get my feet up on my thighs in a proper lotus position. I held that position for all of 3 seconds, but I did do it. You have to remember that my male body is 45 years old and not a 13 year old female dancer.  A few minutes later I did it again and held the position for about 5 seconds. The power of the mind is amazing, especially when you completely release pre-conceived notions of what you can and cannot do and just live in the present.
I started meditating when I moved out on my own after my separation. I knew the meditation was working as tears would always flow. A cleansing of the soul. I believe I've mentioned this happening to me at other times throughout my Journey. I haven't, formally, meditated much during my Journey. Being in all the serene and inspirational places that I visited was a form of meditation for me. I meditated again before going to bed. Tears are no longer flowing. All I feel is peace and grace. My soul has been cleansed.
It's been 2 months since I was in Vegas. It was time for another anti-aging treatment. Since I was at a spa, I figured it would be a good time to apply all the various creams I had purchased from Einav. I wanted to do some reading and because of the rain I wasn't planning on doing much walking or stopping on my drive back to Nanaimo. The Universe works in an awesome way to ensure we do what we have to do. Last Saturday when I went for my walk around Victoria I had stopped at a coffee shop. As I'm sitting on the patio a couple (Phil & Elizabeth) sit next to me. I find out they moved from Guelph, Ontario about a year ago. I mention that Nick goes to RMC. They tell me that that's impossible as it doesn't look like I'm much older than thirty. I've heard that a few times before, and I've only used that anti-aging stuff a couple times.
I chat with the couple for a while and mention my Journey. Then Phil says that that must be the reason we met...the Law of Attraction in action. He pulls out a business card that someone had given him. He had met the Grati-Dudes. These two guys have started their own company to coach people on using the Law of Attraction.  They made a movie that was filmed in Victoria where they had people doing the Gratitude Dance from the balconies of a local hotel. I haven't figured out yet how they fit into the grand scheme of things for me. One day it'll come to me...actually maybe it has. Maybe I've started What? Is! as a coaching company to help people find their inner peace and grace. Any customers out there?
Once I've anti-aged by a few weeks I pack all my stuff and check-out. I drive over to one of the restaurants in Tofino that serves breakfast. The waitress sits me in a corner, by myself, where I can look at the "Cherry Blossoms" (her words). A few minutes later the other tables in this section get filled. My waitress is the sweetest thing with this Australian accent. Her mannerisms are just so cute. You had to be there. Across the street from where I'm sitting is the SandStone jewellery & gifts store. I had seen some inspirational cards there the other day and wanted to go back to pick some up. I'm just wrapping up brunch when I notice Patty, the store owner, opening up shop. The store opens at eleven. Perfect timing.
I walk over to the store and start picking out cards. Patty remembers me from the other day. We chat a while. I ask her where she's from. She says Tofino. I've seen and met so many people in town with accents from around the world that it surprised me to actually meet someone who was born and raised here. We exchange business cards.
I hit the road for Ucluelet at the other end of the Pacific Rim National Park. I've been told that there's a nice hiking trail at the far end of town that brings you by the lighthouse. I get there and it's raining/misting. I grab my camera and umbrella and start walking along the trail towards the lighthouse trying to stay dry. I need at least one photo of a lighthouse on the west coast. As I'm writing this I'm looking at the map of Ucluelet and realize that there's a road that leads straight to the lighthouse. I didn't have to walk the one kilometre in the rain. Oh well. It was a nice walk. Even if I wasn't properly dressed for it. I met this gorgeous young woman on the trail and I made a comment about the rain. She says she doesn't mind at all walking in the rain. Actually, neither do I except when I'm trying to keep my camera dry. Something I've been noticing lately is all the gorgeous young women out there. All the women I see are gorgeous.
I let my ego get the better of me in yesterday's blog. I had written the name of my Dream Girl in my draft and then deleted it and inserted "blank". It was like, what is everybody going to say when I tell them that I know my soul mate is Alyssa Milano. I'm quite sure there are a lot of guys out there who have her as their dream girl. Why her and not some other beautiful actress? Why not someone who lives in Calgary and I might have an easier chance of meeting? I'm going to say it's a feeling I have that she's the one. Certain "coincidences" have happened in my life that lead me to know that it's her (now that I look at it in hindsight). It wasn't like I ever thought I would have any chance of being with her before. It finally struck me that it was her last spring at about the time I started thinking of starting "What? Is!", the Journey, the photography and the writing of What is the meaning of life. Prior to that she was just a gorgeous actress on TV.  But the more I see the "coincidences",  the more it makes sense. Maybe the whole purpose of this exercise is to prove to all of you that you can dream as big as you want and if you really feel it in your heart then you should use the Law of Attraction to help you fulfill that wish.
Last year when I was in Rome I fell in love with the Italian women. This was before I even realized that Alyssa was my Dream Girl. This was during the period I was trying to "clarify"  what kind of person I was attracted to, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Alyssa is Italian. Alyssa is also Catholic...which should make my mom happy. (Sorry, but I had to put that in)
Then there's my dream house that I found on the Island. My dream house isn't really for me. I don't think I'll be spending much time there. I'm a free spirit. I'll be travelling the world taking my photos and writing. The house will be for my parents. My dad has always wanted to move to the west coast. Maybe it's time that they do. The house has 4 bedrooms.
I promised you all pictures of the Goats on the Roof when I visited Coombs. I've driven by a few times during my various tour days but they were never out. Today they were. So here are a couple of pictures of the "Goats on the Roof"  Market with the Goats actually on the roof.
I love you all!
Think It! Feel It! Live It!
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