Over more than six decades I have had a long love affair with the journey of LIFE itself. What it has come down to at the tail end of this “wild and precious life” is the nurturing and growing of love and embracing the unique creative expression of individual Soul presence! It has taken a long and winding road to embody….. oh what a journey!
Born just a hop over a beach wall to the beautiful Pacific Ocean in Mission Beach, San Diego, California I have always been completely in love with the buoyancy of salt water whether jumping the waves, body surfing with sea lions, swimming with wild dolphins in Hawaii, or boogie boarding on the crest of a wave yelling with pure joy all the way to shore.
Times like these spent in nature have taught me to live life full on in alignment with heart, soul, passion, and definitely a sense of humor! This means that I desire to be in the world totally without inhibition, without fear, and without anxiety which translates into Being fully present and available to the Divine Source of life.
This moment to moment relationship with life has not come easily in the past, but now at age 70 my mantra has become “if not now, when?” I am constantly aware of the interwoven and interrelated connection that all life shares on this planet – perhaps in the cosmos. The work that I do with others originates from this deeply spiritual and unfolding space encompassing a global outreach.
As with everyone else on this planet I share the history of grief, struggle, heartache, trauma, sadness, death, and confusion. These experiences have given my life texture and awareness that could not, I believe, have come to light in any other way.
Embodying innate value and belonging within the ground of Being where everything arises offers possibilities. From this place our language and our relationships open the way to taking effective action in the world. It is this journey that fascinates me and one which I love to inspire in others. It is this journey that unveils the best of each of us to express creatively and courageously with a whole heart, by simply Being who we are in our fullest authentic expression.
Having traveled a bit to various parts of the world – central Mexico eco-village to study with shamans and healers; Baja California to an indigenous village to help restore a man’s sight; Bali, Indonesia to a global healing conference; the mountains of British Columbia to backpack and commune with nature – I have found the world is extremely small and people all over have the same basic needs, hopes and dreams.
It is to this natural interconnection that I am drawn over and over and am consistently taken into the deep wisdom given to us by Nature and the indigenous peoples of the world. Transformational Transitions in Union With the Natural World was a focus for me while living in Vermont and attending Goddard College. It continues to crack me open as I walk my own path and witness that of those around me.
Curiosity and a thirst for the deeply spiritual has taken me into exploration of many religious traditions and spiritual paths. Some of these include Buddhist; Hindu; Advaita Vedanta; Kashmiri Shaivism; Christian; Sufi; Taoist; Celtic; Native American elders and other indigenous paths; Shamans/Curanderos; Nature herself; and the deep feminine perspective on the sacred. These and others have created a woven tapestry for my own unique spiritual alignment. The one thing that I gained from these explorations is all paths ultimately contain a repeating thread that brings them all together as One.
My San Diego home base has changed frequently since 3 incredible sons have made their way up and out into the world gifting me with 2 beautiful grandchildren. I have been home in Northern California/Bay area; Honesdale, PA at the Himalayan Institute; Middlebury, Vermont; Corvallis, Oregon; Austin, Texas; and now back to California in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothill town of Grass Valley – all where beautiful communities of friends reside. There are bound to be more as I am always riding the wave of change and am willing to let go into the next adventure that is calling.
From childhood on a love affair with words captivated me. It resulted in hundreds of dusty journals, volumes of poems, and an abundance of stories and poetic prose about people, cultures, healing, spirituality, science, the arts, the natural world and everyday life.
In 2013 the study and practice of the Language of Being/Ontological Mastership birthed a much larger context from which to create, live life as it unfolds, and be more effective in my actions. It has also brought forth the clarity of a lifetime calling: Devotion to being of absolute highest service to Divine Source .
The story of each of our lives continues to evolve and unfold at this great evolutionary turning. If I can be of assistance in guiding you on your journey please take the time to connect. I know I will learn from you as well and we shall ride that wave together!
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Gaye Abbott, RYT, CMT is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher/Therapist and has Advanced Training with Integrative Yoga Therapy as well as being a Master Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner working deeply with balancing and harmonizing energy patterns and releasing body conversations that obstruct flow. For the last two years she has studied Wisdom Healing Qigong with Master Mingtong Gu and is going into Advanced Training.
She was in the medical/alternative health/healing professions for over 30 years, practiced massage therapy for 16 years, and has extensive experience with 1000′s of people in classes, workshops, private sessions, retreat settings, special needs/health challenges, and in shifting the breathing patterns that limit creativity, vital life energy, and vibrant health.
- Published author with chapters in the books Conscious Entrepreneurs edited by Christine Kloser, and Yoga and the Wisdom of Menopause by Suza Francina.
- Creator of the internationally read blogs Wildly Free Woman, LifeAtWolfCreek, and BreathingSpaces.
- Give Us This Day Our Daily Breath , self published January of 2012.
Presentations include college/university campus, hospital & medical clinic, hospice, high school, corporate, non-profit, cancer support group, yoga, and women’s crisis center settings.
Home to Gaye is in Grass Valley, CA in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern California with a backyard filled with trees and the ever flowing Wolf Creek. You will find Gaye practicing Wisdom Healing Qigong and yoga by the creek as a celebration to the start of each day…… and dancing freely and with great passion whenever and wherever she can!
Travel to your location in the U.S. or globally is available. Gaye can be reached at: JoyfulGaye@NaturalPassages.com or Skype: gaye.abbott
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