Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week-long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I find this question fascinating because I am not at all fond of cities so I can’t really respond. I did live in the Tokyo area for 16 years when I was younger (which is where I took on the surname Urabe) but for the past 16 years, I have lived on a remote mountain top in northern Arizona, where I can go for weeks at a time without seeing another human being. When I welcome people to the mountain, be they old friends or guests at my Airbnb retreat, my sole Soul desire is to give them the direct experience of what I call this sacred place: Where Heaven and Earth Meet. No human beings have lived here since the native Americans 1000 years ago. Air and energy are pure beyond belief or description. The sound of your own heartbeat at night is often what wakes you up. From the stargazing deck, you can reach out your hand and almost touch the Milky Way. The total disconnect from the insanity of the world is a sacred gift that everyone who comes here, leaves with.
To reconnect to the Truth of Who We Are is, to me, the most truly joyous, interesting, exciting, and meaningful gift any of us can give or receive.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Wayne Cody Lassell, one of my most significant soul mates, who pushed me to grow in ways I didn’t know I needed to be pushed. I dedicated the first of my four adult coloring and poetry books to him and my spiritual Master with these words: To my Guru, who opened the door, and my Cody Bear, who pushed me through it.
- Website: http://urabeofficial.com/
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/familyofdivineorigin?utm_medium=copy_link
- LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-beth-urabe-144b0094
- Other: http://www.artstudioprints.com/elizabeth-urabe https://abnb.me/xJS7f1rQapb
First appeared in Shout OutArizona and feature here with permission.