12 years ago, at the end of October 2004, I packed up my life in Sweden and set out on what I thought would be a one year long, around the world trip, alone with my backpack.
I had it all planned out… first a power journey in Teotihuacan Mexico with the Ruiz family, then visiting friends in San Francisco, before heading out to the Philippines to go scuba diving. Then my journey would take me to Bali for a deepening of my yoga practice, before spending several months in India, visiting ashrams, meditating, going inward.
One woman, one year, one back pack.
It was the beginning of a new life, a new dream… even if I wasn’t aware of it at the time. My journey did not turn out anywhere close to what I had envisioned... life had other plans for me, and all I could do was say Yes… and everything inside of me, as well as around me, changed!
I had lived (at least) two completely different lives before that.
My first 30 years I spent doing everything I could to fit in… ignoring that which wanted to emerge through me. I lived a good life, successful in every area of my life, making a name for myself in the business world, making money, engaged to a wonderful man, traveling the world and much more.
Life was very good, according to the standards of the world.
I was miserable.
A skydiving accident and near death experience changed my perspective completely, in an event that can’t have lasted more than 5 minutes in total… it was an eternity!
My second life began after that incident, and everything changed. I had realized in the accident, that I was at the center of my own life experience; life wasn’t happening to me… life happens, and I, the persona called Eva Charlotte, get to choose my response.
Well, I actually experienced myself as Life itself, creating into this reality... but I was still too identified with my personality to incorporate this truth at that time.
Even more so, I had realized that I was not as powerless as I had imagined… quite the contrary… I (as well as everyone else) have the power to truly create into this experience… and I set out on a journey of self-exploration, shifting my life from misery to joy and fulfillment.
15 years later, I was living that joy and fulfillment – and still, something was missing.
In the accident, I had experienced being completely at peace with what IS, even if that was the fast approaching death of my physical body… and even if I now had created my own “heaven on earth” I still did not live in that state of peace and acceptance on a daily basis… there was a longing to go deeper….
So I set out on my around the world trip, which lead me to my third life in this life time… a life where the main focus was being in training with a master, an intense personal apprenticeship, through which I ruthlessly got to face all facets of myself... as well as managing his business, traveling the world, speaking on international stages, teaching along side him, and on a personal level, also living as his partner… a powerful, beautiful creation that changed everything, inside and out, once again.
And once again, a life within my lifetime came full circle.
Now, 12 years later… almost to the day (at the end of October), the apprenticeship-relationship graciously has come to completion, and it is time for me to once again pack up all my worldly belongings and set out on a new journey.
Tonight, Thanksgiving Day 2016, just before midnight, I set out on a new journey… the conscious deliberate creation of a new dream, my forth life within this lifetime… a new dream, independently created into this world, as opposed to in response to this world.
To start with I’m heading to Ecuador, for three months or so… followed by Peru.
Bolivia and Colombia have been popping up as possibilities… so have Europe.
New Zealand is scheduled this spring.
Me and my backpack once again.
Part of my journey and creation this time, is to see how I can best share with you all, all that I have experienced and learned so far, throughout my three lifetimes.
Living in peace and acceptance no matter what, truly is possible… pain is a natural part of life, but suffering is most definitively optional.
I’d love for you all to join me on this journey, indirectly or possibly also directly...