Home may be where the heart is, but how many homes can one person have?
We absolutely love California and being home with our beloved cat, Toby, but traveling is truly one of our great joys in life. Traveling is such a gift and we feel so fortunate to have been in seven different countries this past year being of service and doing what we love. We cannot wait to set out on our next adventure. We love seeing new places, meeting new people, eating new food, and going outside of our comfort zone to learn and grow as part of working with the Lucia Light.
This most recent adventure included the beautiful, volcanic island of Iceland, the vibrant and sweet country of Belgium, and the charming and colorful Netherlands. Our mission was to co-create an event with The Lucia Light with our soon to be friend Allan in Antwerp Belgium. An extended layover in Iceland would provide us time to explore and demo the light to owners at Hydra Float Spa as well. And what an adventure it was!
Neither Zachary nor I had ever been to Iceland so we jumped at the chance to have two long layovers there. After a very long journey to get to the airport and an even longer flight, we landed in Keflavik. Going on no sleep, no food, and pure excitement we rented a car to drive the Golden Circle of natural wonders that Iceland has to offer. To say it was beautiful would be an understatement. Iceland is simply otherworldly. Driving around we felt like we were exploring a different planet filled with vibrant green mosses, smoking volcanic mountains, and beautiful blue waters.
We were in awe despite our sleep deprivation. It kept us motivated to keep on going, until we could not keep our eyes open any longer and had to pull over for a nap. After a brief nap and some snacks we continued on our way. If you ever get the opportunity to see Iceland, even for 24 hours, take it. To try to describe it would do it no justice. It is so unique and magical. Magical is really the only way to describe what we saw.
That night we camped out and headed to the airport bright and early the next day. We just got a tiny taste and had to move on to our next destination.
To sum up our time in Antwerp, the operative word would have to be SWEET. The food was unbelievable and we definitely indulged in pastries and chocolate. But when in Belgium, right? How could we say no when we spent such a limited amount of time there? We took on the challenge to eat all the pastries and I have to say mission accomplished. We ended every night with saying, “no more sugar” and started every morning with a nice stroll to the pastry shop. Looking through the glass enclosures with wide eyes and watering mouths, every morning was a sweet adventure. Not only were we feeding our sweet tooth, but our amazing host, Allan, also contributed. He brought boxes of the little sticky treats every time we saw him. We could not be more grateful for how seriously he took our mission to eat our way through Belgium.
Little did we know that in Antwerp they have the best falafel in the world, complete with awards and hand written cards to verify. How lucky were we to taste the amazing flavors of the best falafel in the whole world? Needless to say it was delicious and we ate there more than once. Unfortunately we did only have one Belgian waffle while we were there, but of course, it was delicious. And the owner of the waffle place was so kind and lots of fun to talk to. And the chocolate, the chocolate is indescribable. So rich, delicious, and flavorful, that it left us asking, how do they do it?
Not only were we excited to see a new place and try all the food that they had to offer, but we were there to open a light portal for the good of all who would benefit from it. We had traveled a very long way to reach Belgium and were curious to see how the experiences with the light would go.
The Lucia Light was met with curiosity, uncertainty, and a sense of wonder. The sessions were magical and each one so unique. There is always a range in experiences from deep relaxation to deeply profound journeys. After 2 days of sessions we finished feeling gratified by the feelings of healing that were expressed by all light travelers.
We met so many wonderful people in Belgium and they were all so warm and welcoming. Allan has such a wonderful community and we felt blessed to be welcomed in. It is truly a gift to be able to work with this beautiful light technology and a blessing to see each person come out on the other side having learned something new about themselves. It really is a reminder that our inner light shines and in doing so connects us all where ever we go.
Thank You Belgium!
It was inspiring to see that so far away from home, people are just as moved and open to the Lucia Light. Traveling is a good reminder that no matter where you are in the world, people are people. And the people of Antwerp are just as sweet as their confections. To end this post we just want to say, thank you so much to Allan and Josephine for opening your home and community to us. You were such amazing hosts and set such a high standard that we only hope we can meet it when you come visit us in California!