Other Ways of Living
What prompted me to downsize and live within a van for seven months?! In a nutshell, it is what I was ‘meant’ to be doing; I was guided.
Before late March 2020, I had enjoyed a housesitting lifestyle for over three years, within NZ and Australia. Life then changed for us all, though mine felt less so as, with housesitting, I was already used to being quite isolated from physical contact with family and friends. Housesitting for a longer term means you need to be pretty comfortable in your own skin and enjoy your own company. I had a suspicion that I needed to give up my housesitting lifestyle, which was not going to continue in the same way that it had, providing me with so many back-to-back housesits over those years.
A ‘reading’ last year indicated I was meant to be providing a service, using my innate skills and talents. It was initially unclear as to what that would be. I was also guided that I was still ‘supposed’ to be moving around, and I wondered how that could work. Talk about timing and the Universe looking after me! A friend offered me the use of their spiritual Airbnb over lockdown – this was where I was ‘supposed’ to end up. One of the books there was Chris Wilson’s “The Magic of the Akashic Records” which really piqued my interest; I signed up for her Zoom course and did ‘readings’ within it.
I looked into the lifestyle of the Gypsy Fair people, and when I saw that they moved to a different town each weekend, my eyes lit up! I was excited! I could move around, be around people, explore more of our beautiful country, and also earn some extra money. When deciding what I could offer, I thought, well, I can knit, I can sew, and I can make gluten-free waffles, though that is not what the Universe had in mind for me. I eventually had my ‘Aha’ moment - I was to offer Akashic Record readings.
I needed a certified, self-contained vehicle and I was not wanting to drive a bus. Being adaptable, the concept of living in compact quarters did not phase me. I had all that I needed in the van I found. Part of my coping strategy was to go swimming and showering in different towns’ pools twice a week.
The rewards have included being able to help light up people’s lives through what they hear within their Akashic Record readings with me.