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Ramblings about life . . .

What I share about my life is simply to help reinforce the understanding that it is possible to live with love and laughter, in between the tough times.

Life is what we make of it, no matter how harrowing. We accept and embody this with-in ourselves, thereby allowing the energy to manifest outwardly in our reality.

It starts with each one of us as an individual to form the collective consciousness.

Be the dream.

We honour the light and the life within you.

Please be aware - I upload other bloggers' posts and then delete after a month. This is my journey and others help me understand where I am, until they become irrelevant (a few posts excepted).

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert and surrounds, France


Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert - "Situated in a valley near Montpellier in southern France, the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert was founded in 804 by Guilhem (Guillaume) au Court-Nez, duke of Aquitaine and a member of Charlemagne's court."

Open and vulnerable

One of the most stunning areas that we have visited. Even the drive to this village was beautiful.

The trail up the mountain from the village was unevenly cobbled most of the way. It was created by the monks over many years. Eventually the path petered out and became quite a climb to get to the ruin at the top. We did not finish the hike as we weren't equipped with the correct footwear.

Even though we did not quite get to the top, the views were incredible.

Later, after something to drink and eat in the central square, we walked down into the little village.
It's rather commercial - there's a community of artists living there selling their wares. I don't begrudge them their industry, but (for me) it kinda spoilt the authenticity somewhat.







Should we go further?


Wrong footwear for the climb!








On the drive there and back -