I have come to the Land of Enchantment. I know that New Mexico is known for that, I had been trying to get there for close to a decade, but I found this Land of Enchantment along the path. As a Colorado native, I have no idea how this beautiful place so close to where I have lived has eluded me. As I crest the hill past Fountain I know I am almost home because the entire landscape changes. Cholla cactuses take over the fields and the colors mute and brighten, and the air always feels like spring.
Many mornings I am met with a magical veil of fog. This city is filled with lakes. It is more humid here and my skin loves it. This morning the sky was a shade of lavender at sunrise. It is a very special place here.
Because it is one of the warmest places in the state, the birds love it here. Eagles, hawks, falcons, geese, ducks, sea gulls, and many birds I am yet to identify. Many plants I am yet to identify. I am still getting to know the land. There are many things I do not know yet.
Here’s what I do know; we were given a gift. “Be very specific to the universe in your requests,” our friend told us when we first became homeless. “Think big!”
An adobe home with real wood floors throughout. A woodstove, a large kitchen, a place to entertain, a guest room, a root cellar, a large area to garden and be self sufficient. A fenced yard, a chicken coop, a front porch, somewhere between out in the middle of nowhere and inner city. And please close to our kids and Maryjane. Oh, and a warmer climate.
That is the very thing we got. The exact specifications. Amazing, huh? Just have faith in the process here. What do you really desire? Careful what you wish for! Be specific. Make sure it won’t harm anyone. Then go…put it out there in exact detail and watch as it manifests into your life!