Tuesday, November 20, 2007

20 November 2007: Planting Roots

:: planting new roots ::


It’s official: I’m staying in Hong Kong. That is, it’s as official as anything in our always-evolving and ever-ephemeral world can be…


When I left Santa Monica 4 months ago, I wasn’t quite sure what would manifest for me. All I knew was that I felt inexplicably but undeniably called to embark upon a gypsy journey eastward. So I packed up and moved out of my home and bought a one-way ticket to Hong Kong. I’d never even been to Hong Kong before, but I felt in my gut and in my heart that big things were waiting for me here.


Guided by an intuitive whim, fueled fully by faith, and supported by Big Mind, I arrived in this new land with a wide open heart. And my goodness…the beauty that has unfolded…


About a month into my stay here, I was offered a full-time teaching position at Pure Yoga. I happily, gratefully, and excitedly accepted, and I just received my work visa last week (it’s a fairly long application process). I taught my first day of classes today, and it felt fantastic to be back in the studio. If you’re interested, you can check out my bio (though they’ve yet to put up my photograph) and my schedule (which changes every week).


As amazing as everything has been, it hasn’t been without moments of struggle, uncertainty, fear, and loneliness. The longer I’m away, the more I miss what has been my home for my entire life. I’m especially feeling the void this week of Thanksgiving and as we enter into the holiday season; it doesn’t quite feel the same (which, of course, is not a bad thing). I miss my doggie so much that I dream of her nearly every night. And I miss you, for sure for sure.


But I’m really happy to be settling here, psyched to see what I can create. How a place I had never been to – at least in this lifetime – was to be my new home, where I was to plant my roots, I can’t cerebrally explain. Simply (if grandiosely) put, I reckon this is what’s meant by destiny.


So, dear loves, that’s my official word. Thank you for staying in touch and for sending your love and support. It really means a lot to me to stay connected to you.


Fly fearlessly...

Seek sincerely…

Practice patiently…


…and let me know what manifests. I bet it’ll be wicked beautiful.


So much love- Leah.

7 comments:

neelu said...

hello sweet Leah!!
much love and blessings on your journey!! glad to know i may have a 2ftx6ft floor to sleep when i visit hong kong next; Happy Thanksgiving!!! i am thankful you are in my life :)
Neelu

rulove78 said...

Hey babe! I am overjoyed with excitement for you I am crying as I type. You are an inspiration to us all. You are in my thoughts every day, happy turkey day!
Love Andrea xoxo

rulove78 said...

Hey see if they need any yogitoes!! Heehehee We have 5 new colors www.yogitoes.com :p

Andrea said...

i'm so glad to hear you're settling in and down :) your whole journey to hk is so inspiring... i love how you just followed your heart! happy thanksgiving - more great things to come, i'm sure. and come visit me in singapore!!
love, andrea g
hehe - i love how there's another andrea; a wonderful name, to be sure ;)

jazmine said...

aw ms pickles,

we miss you here,
we think and talk about you all the time here...your journey IS inspiring...

love you.

gecko.

Shaun said...

Leah,
Just as everyone has said, it's very inspiring to hear that you followed your heart and let it lead you to where you needed to be. Best of luck to you in your new home and all your future endeavours. I know you will shine!
Big hug,
Shaun

shiapet said...

Leah!

I'll definitely be over to visit you over the summer! My brother lives in Hong Kong and I have a ton of family there! I miss you! Happy holidays!