Anyone who knows anything about me knows how much I love Asheville. It is not just a place to live for me – Asheville has a Spirit being that I feel known and seen and loved by. There is a consciousness here that is very familiar to me, no matter if I am in the city or on a trail. I love that the trees here look like clouds and that people smile at you for no reason… that we have chocolate shops and local ice-cream and bakeries for dogs nestled in between unique restaurants that feature fresh, local, organic fare. There is never not something going on in the city – often many things at once; art strolls and craft fairs, music venues, street musicians, drumming circles that rock downtown with rhythm – trolley tours, bicycling bars and LAZOOM which, well – you have to experience to believe. Asheville is a city where anyone can come and be and do anything their hearts desire – and SUCCEED. Known as a Center of Wellness throughout the country – as well as Beer City, THE mountain bike capital of the entire Southeast and one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet… and to THINK, I am fortunate to call it home. I do not think it is simply partial enthusiasm when I say Asheville is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. And not just in its endless mountain vistas, crystal clear rivers, streams and waterfalls and 4 eclectic seasons that speak to the natural abundance and wisdom of the Earth – it is in her essence, her heart and the frequency of her Soul. This coming August will begin my 20th year as a LOCAL and LOVING it resident of Asheville – and I still feel like I am on vacation; meaning, everything is still fresh and inspiring, filled with wonder and the excitement of experiencing something for the first time. Asheville is a place that constantly renews itself – and you can’t help but feel open-ended possibilities and a sense of potential at any given time, in any place – there is just something about the ancient wisdom of these rich, majestic mountains. Moving here was not only one of the smartest things I have ever done, it was also the single greatest act of Self Love I have known. Asheville has been the gift that keeps on giving for me – there is something here that truly loves, teaches, balances and restores. I am grateful for the me I have become because of this little spot of Earth that is home to me: Asheville, North Carolina.
Is there something about cities in the USA whose names begin or end with Ash? They appear to be havens for spirituality, such as Asheville,NC Ashland, Oregon? Is this code for Divine Presence?
The best place for me to visit in Asheville is the Points of Light crystal and mineral gallery!!! The energy here is off the charts. You have to experience standing between two gigantic crystal bowls as the vibration is unreal. Touch the biggest piece of Amethyst in America and feel the healing take place. I am like a kid in a candy store here and must spend hours feeling and looking at all the wonderful crystals, minerals, and gems. Love and Light to all!! Greg
oh of course you are so right Greg – Points of Light is not only a local treasure – it is a freakin national one in my book! Speaking of books, Connie has carried The New Human and Shining Ones, Ambassadors of a New Age of Light, for a few years now. These are the only books she caries that are not pertaining to crystals. I am very thankful for that and I am constantly taking her more books to restock. So there is something about this incredible space and energy that compliments the energy of these New Paradigm anchors and vice versa. We are crystal and Light after all – and we ARE returning to our truest nature once again to live and love as reflections of a higher expression of Existence. For those who are ready – this is our time. xoxoxo