When I was in college ( a long time ago) I had a reading done. I went to college in Salt Lake City. The community was pretty conservative to say the least. Close to the college there were a few random stores. One of these housed a old gypsy type lady. She basically just set up shop in a space. There was nothing there but her. She would just sit and watch the people going by. I really wanted a reading done, but she was a bit spooky. I also did not have a disposable income. So for a long time I would just walk by as she watched me .....
Eventually I found a friend to go with me. He wasn't going to have a reading done, but he was there for support. I can't remember much of the reading , except feeling really disappointed. I didn't find out about true love or any of the things I thought important. I can only remember two things that she told me.... She predicted it would be many years before I would feel satisfied or content . Believe me this was not what I wanted to hear! The next thing I remember is her saying I would live in a place with dark mountains and water, but have a second home where oranges are grown. This sounded OK, but did't mean anything to me.
I went home rather disappointed. My friend thought it was hilarious. He drew a picture with an old women's craggy face and dark mountains in the back ground. I quickly tore it up...
That reading really did stick with me. It did not ring true at the time. I can tell you as my life unfolds it has been proving true. First of all I have been living in Alaska for over 13 years. I live by water, surrounded by dark mountains. I also did not find a peace in my life until recently. It's not that I was unhappy. I just had not settled into a knowing of peace. I have a deeper appreciation for life. I'm talking about the life that just is... The life that involves family, friends , chores, work etc etc . The real difference is, I'm not constantly striving for something more. I have it all.
The second home where the orange trees grow? I'm not sure how, when or where, but I know it's on the way!! When ever I travel to warm places, orange trees are always on my mind!!
What is your version of an orange tree?