An Amazing Adventure
It seems like this has taken forever, but finally I can tell the world!
For the past ten years I have been on an amazing journey, discovering who I really am, what I really want in life, a deeply spiritual journey, that has brought me to where I am today.
Around three years ago, I was mega busy, loving every moment of my work.
Running a crystal shop and healing centre, helping so many people.
I was teaching, running workshops.
I was also renting a beautiful little cottage, and was at the point of feeling …
“life does not get better than this”.
All the tough parts of life seemed to be behind me, I had done an amazing amount of self-healing, my connection to Nature, Angels, Creator and Spirit was amazing.
I know I use that word…amazing… a lot, but I couldn’t quite believe how life was, after everything I had come through.
One beautiful summer day, there I was sitting in my beautiful little garden, feeling completely at peace with myself and the world. I was thinking… “it doesn’t get much better than this”.
When a little voice said to me… “oh yes it does” “just you wait”.
So being the nosey kind of girl I am…. I just had to ask…” show me”
The next question that came is “how do you want to feel”?
In a split second my answer was “free”.
Then I was shown the most amazing things, and the feeling I was given is like nothing I have ever experienced. It was like having a dream, but I was fully awake. I knew that I would be travelling, and that I would be physically and emotionally free in every way.
Not long after that I realised that if I wanted to have this amazing feeling of freedom, I had to stop trying to control, I had to trust where I was being led.
Did I ever mention I used to be a massive control freak!!
Once we let go of fear, love starts to take over, and magic starts to happen.
I am getting to the point… I promise.
Well my lease is up on the shop (a little earlier than it should have been).
And I am about to start planning my adventure.
I will be going to New Zealand, partly to see my sister who I have not seen in person for 10 years, and partly because I can. Then on to Australia, and where ever the wind blows me or destiny takes me.
I will be buying and selling camper vans as I go, time to be a real hippy, that’s the physical freedom part. I will be able to travel around, stopping when I want to, and moving on when I want to.
I plan to continue to work on my crochet designs as I go, and I am really looking forward to trying some of the amazing hand spun yarns in New Zealand… well there are more sheep than people there 😉
And I hope to meet some of the amazing people I have come into contact with through Facebook, both the spiritual and the yarny folks.
I have already been asked about doing some crochet retreats in the USA, so that is all in the mixing pot too.
And I will be hunting for crystals as I go, connecting to Mother Earth, and embracing the histories and peoples of each area I visit.
When you follow your heart, and do what you love, the love takes over and life can be truly magical.
So here I am, free to just BE, extremely excited, to see where the wind or Creator takes me.
I will be spending the next 2 months planning my trip, and helping Mum through her hip replacement surgery, getting her mobile again, and just enjoying the wonderful relationship we now have.
I have another big crochet project coming up, and that will be the test of how easy it is to be completely free and yet stay connected, where it matters, at the same time.
Time to purchase a new phone and a new camera, to record all the amazing things I will see.
And the only other thing I keep hearing (in my head) is “second star to the right, and straight on till morning” yes I feel a little bit like Peter Pan. But I have already fought Captain Hook and killed the Crocodile!! The past is behind me and the future beckons.
Maybe some of you will understand why I have this on the front page of my website…..
Who knows where the road goes, where the love flows, only time…..Enya
When we allow ourselves time to listen to our heart and allow our creativity to flow.
Peace descends upon us and joy starts to grow.
Do what you love and love who you are.
You are divinely perfect in every way.
I just caught up with you…although I don’t know where you are now. The last I read you were going to New Zealand. I feel connected in a couple of ways.
I am so happy for you..especially as you will be seeing your sister, how beautiful for you both that will be..also you will be visiting my country.. Australia..that’s exciting..I have love Enya from a wee girl, her music/words have helped me through a lot of adversity over the years..I wish you a very Merry Christmas, I will spend Christmas by myself again, but it’s ok..I have my crochet and christmas movies and carols to keep me company
Thank you so much, have a bless and peaceful Christmas 🙂
Helen, I am so happy for you, it has taken most of my life to get to that place. We are only across a little stretch of water from NZ, please contact if you want to visit us in Australia. Keep following the creator
I have just read your bit about your big adventure and it bought tears to my eyes – not sure why – but thought I would let you know.
Dear Helen, I am relatively new to crocheting, but serendipitous, I found the Mandala Madness CAL, and for whatever reason, I couldn’t stop crocheting it even though I felt like quitting at some of the harder rows. There was a drive that I couldn’t resist but keep on going. It is almost like life with all its ups and downs. I, too, am spiritual and I love that you are the same. I wish you great journey as you travel about and look forward to reading your adventure and see the world through your eyes. Blessings always and I wish you your best life yet. Thanks again for your generosity. May you receive it back 100 fold. Peace and God be with you.
Bless you 🙂
I wish you a wonderful journey – what an amazing thing to do. I look forward to seeing your stories and photos. And of course your new designs. Is your Mums little dog Mitzy a Westie? I also have a little Westie – Toby he is 9. Good luck Helen and God speed where ever your journey takes you.
thank you, yes she’s a westie 🙂 an old lady now at nearly 14 🙂
Yay! Good on you….that marvellous feeling of kicking off your shoes and feeling the wind in your hair and under your wings!
Some of us are born to be gypsies and too often some other life is imposed on us. I am deliriously happy for you and the hope it gives to others to go for it.
I am in Cambridge NZ…if there is anything I can help with just shout (although given your sister is here she will know the lie of the land).
Looking forward to reading about your adventure as it unfolds and wishing you both fun and thoughtfulness. 🙂
bless you 🙂
I just know this is going to be a wonderful adventure! Enjoy the journey
Helen, good luck on your travels and for your future. You are truly inspirational from your amazing designs to your story of renewal. Many of us would just go with the flow and never find true happiness, you have not only embraced change but are leading it…. WOW!
Best wished for this your new journey, nothing best than to be free !
Enjoy your journey and please stay safe during your trip. Thank you for your amazing patterns and I am looking forward to your stories.
Please don’t forget us … the UK might be small in area but we have big hearts to welcome you. Come to the city of reconciliation through the Cross of Nails, Coventry, and we will make you very welcome. Your blog has helped me find the woman my late husband fell in love with and to respect, as well as enjoy, the freedom I’ve never had before.
Bless you and may God go with you. x
I am in the UK Anne…..but still much of it I want to visit when I come home 🙂
I look forward to sharing your journey vicariously. I don’t travel much, but I love to hear about and see pictures of the travels of others. Go with God.
I look foward to joining you on your trip via email and blogs and more crochet!
I look forward to following you on your trip via email, blog, and crochet!
thank you 🙂
Sounds exciting. Have a great adventure. Maybe I will get to meet you if you are in my part of the U.S.
I hope to be in the US at some point 🙂
Wishing you all the very best Helen. The peace and fulfilment you gave me ( and thousands of others) with MM will not be forgotten. Go dté tú slán ( May you go safely). (BTW Tasmania is my birthplace and the most beautiful place, you won’t regret visiting there). Hope you make your way through tropical North Queensland on your journey. Love Neita
thank you :)and yes I will be going to North Queensland at some point 🙂
Helen that is so true and so beautiful, Thank you for the reminder, It is a Blessing to me.
Thank you for all the help you gave me when I lost my soul partner. You are an inspiration to us all.
May love and light always be with you
Bless you Chris 🙂
Dear Helen, it is difficult to express my emotion after reading this. I have started my own journey onto freedom around 3 years ago and I have never felt more at peace with myself. I only met you recently because of your wonderful CAL but I must say you have a massive positive influence on me and so many more people. This energy is so powerful that it could change the world, I am sure about that. Sorry if I cannot express with better words my overwhelming gratitude and love but I am sure you will understand <3 I am looking forward to following you on your personal journey to Love and Freedom. Thank you for being such an inspirational and precious Soul <3 with much love and respect, Alessia
bless you 🙂
You are a very inspirational person Helen! Thank you!
Wishing you all the very best on your amazing adventure… Helen you must remember you have been an amazing person and still are … You have had an amazing influence in people’s lives.. You have even helped to pay for their lives..
Wish you all the very best and perhaps one day we will meet again
Hugs Julie xx
How exciting!! I can not wait to follow along with you on your “living life” adventure.
Please come stay & visit I live in Brisbane Australia. Ditto all the previous comments. I started my free journey at age 50. Recommended reading Broken To Brilliant. I think maybe your chapter should be in the next book
So thing in your pot has hit a personal spot in my heart. I too have and are on s journey to live in the moment and be at peace. I’m in Brisbane Australia and would love you to stay with me on your journey. There is a book I’d like to recommend to you and anyone else that I contributed a chapter to. You won’t find my name on the publication for legal reasons. It’s called Broken to Brilliant all proceeds from sales going to the white ribbon foundation to help women & men who’ve suffered. The editor plans many more of these books. Like jack Canfield started out with the first Chicken Soup For The Soul. Havnt achieve a mandala yet but it’s in the planning stages. Your designs are inspirational and please don’t stop either your crochet or your life of freedom. I started mine at age 50. Bless you and always health & happiness
What an amazing opportuity – nice job listening to spirit! comment*
Thank you all so very much for your lovely comments 🙂
Mexico is probably far from your mind BUT it really has beautiful things
South America is on my list 🙂
I am soooo excited for you and look forward to following your journey!!
Helen, Godspeed on your next life event. Keep us posted.
BRAVO!!! I admire your faith and courage. With regret and envy, I totally understand. BEST WISHES! (will be waiting for your next cal!)
Helen, please know you have an amazing following that wishes you all the peace and happiness your heart can hold!!! Personally I am fixing to start my mandala am doing it with small hook and various colors of thin thread I got from overseas. I will post pics and hope you will be there of I get stuck. Thoughts and prayers are with you on your travels…please keep in touch with us. I live in South Carolina USA so maybe one day? Who knows what our future holds. Can’t wait for your next project. I bet it will top mandala madness. Take care. Chat in the future.
Thank you for sharing!! What a gift you have received!! I’m happy for you!
I am so happy for you, you are an inperation to me.
How exciting for you, enjoy your journey!
Helen, I hope you will find all the freedom you can handle! A bit jealous, but knowing it’s my own choice to be kept tide down… even though I sometimes pull the strings and get some air. Don’t forget to post while you’re on yr trip! Plzzzz
Hi Helen, thanks for the update was wondering how you plans were going the other day, so excited for youx wish it was me doing the travelling in the campersx
Hi Helen. Congrats on the new and wonderful turns life (and destiny) are giving you. I’ve only been following you and your work for a little over a year (thanks to facebook) and I love your designs. My youngest child spent a year in Australia (along with Fiji, India, England and France) and when she returned I discovered she had reached a sense of freedom and new self she probably wouldn’t have had she stayed in the States. I wish you luck, discovery and peace in your journey.
I will miss you, after not seeing you for years we finally met up, and you have helped me so much over the past few years.
I wish you all the best for your travels. Live, Love , laugh and be happy.
Keep in touch
Helen I am so pleased for you this sounds truly wonderful and for me your comments about letting go of the control are so meaningful because it is what I am working on right now. Have a wonderful future wishing you all you wish yourself <3
I have been following your work both crochet and healing. I think you are an amazing woman and I am thankful to be able to watch you spread your wings and take flight. Thank you for sharing. Continue in love and light.
Blessings of love and light to you 🙂
Helen, that sounds absolutely wonderful. If you ever do get to Australia may I invite you to our beautiful island state of Tasmania where I would welcome you to visit and stay in my home. Good luck and God speed in your travels and new adventures.
The rough plan is Australia in February (4 months in NZ first) and yes Tasmania is on the list 🙂