An Enchanted Trip, by Frances

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Blog, Featured | 3 comments

An Enchanted Trip, by Frances

Last weekend, Val, KJ, Anders, Petra, Christiane and myself went to visit our friends, Tricia and Monique, who are house-sitting at Deva España, a beautiful retreat house owned by our friends Bertil and Elisabeth. We went there with the purpose of feeling out the house’s potential as a community house. We rented a car for two days, combining this trip with two airport runs to send Anders off to Denmark and KJ to Norway.


The days in Deva were beautiful. Everyone was amazed at the spaciousness of the house, the beautiful garden and the huge potential of turning it into a vibrant community house. Tricia and Monique graciously hosted us with all their love and desire to be supportive in any way.  The house rests in a valley surrounded by mountains with a distant view of the sea. We sat around the table enjoying the sunshine, the quiet valley and our intimate talk about the way we live. Petra laughed when an idea came to her mind to write a book of how decisions are made in this community – we are so clueless and yet we seem to keep stumbling on miracles every day. Anders has felt the inspiration to write his second book that will be both profound, yet less serious. Andy came to mind to be part of it as well.

As we were sitting quietly together watching the sky turning darker and darker, KJ felt that the world would soon disappear. Petra said before the world ends she would like some chocolate, as she was reaching out to the chocolate on the table. And Anders said he wanted to sit there for a while, just as he was now sitting there. We were laughing at how we have everything we want right here, right now. There is no future goal, only present contentment and joy bubbling from inside.


As we were driving away from Deva on the winding mountain road we looked back and saw Tricia, Monique and Christiane far off, dancing and waving to us from the roof. We were all laughing and the way out seemed much easier and quicker than the way in. We thought our new book’s title should be “Laughing All The Way.”

We dropped Anders at the airport, waving him goodbye from the car as he was making dance moves to us at the gate. While driving through Malaga, we realized that it was our first-ever chance to see Malaga. We drove along the coast under the palm trees and giggled at the idea that Spirit was giving us a holiday from our holiday in Alozaina. On the way back an email came in from an English friend asking whether she could make a donation specifically to our community in Alozaina. We are all so grateful for the love we receive every day.

Val, as the steward, has been using her Irish cell phone for all the logistical phone calls for the house. She shared how she got a message saying that, if she replied to it, she would get a 50-Euro credit to her phone. She replied and actually got two 50-Euro credits to her phone. Also, last week the roaming rate between European countries dropped significantly. I see how Spirit provides everything we need when we need it.

As Jesus says in A Course in Miracles, “Once you accept His plan as the one function that you would fulfill, there will be nothing else the Holy Spirit will not arrange for you without your effort. He will go before you making straight your path, and leaving in your way no stones to trip on, and no obstacles to bar your way. Nothing you need will be denied you. Not one seeming difficulty but will melt away before you reach it. You need take thought for nothing, careless of everything except the only purpose that you would fulfill. As that was given you, so will its fulfillment be.”

As KJ was driving us back to Alozaina, tears of gratitude streamed down his face. The rest of us were silent, sharing our deep gratitude for Truth and our intense Love for God and His Son. Then we passed an elegant couple slowly riding two large horses down the highway, and we couldn’t help but laugh at the Holy Spirit’s humor.

KJ left this morning for his next assignment in Norway… In a state of mind of wanting to be truly helpful, he has been in full support of the house and everything that’s happening here.  By allowing inspiration to lead him to what’s best for the Whole, he built an outdoor pizza oven around which we shared some amazing pizza nights together. He helped build our website:, and he led our Internet and garden teams. He also found us a projector that turned our movie sessions into movie theater experiences. He has been flying as high as a kite as he allows the Holy Spirit to flow through him. A mind that wants to be truly helpful is a gift to the universe. We wish him an adventurous and miraculous time in Norway with Kerri.

Our landlord Paqui told us that she was enchanted to meet us and this house has now turned into a miracle. I love the word “enchanted.” This is exactly how we feel about our life: an enchanted journey. And it is an honor to be able to share it with all of you.

We are all here with our arms wide open to God, and “nothing left to lose.” We want nothing from this world. We only want to feel His Love now and forever.

This Gift, by Glen Hansard

Last week we watched Slumdog Millionaire, in which Latika is the symbol of Love to whom Jamal gives over his life.

Latika’s theme – Slumdog Millionaire


  1. ‘an enchanted journey’ indeed! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Have you ever seen the movie “enchanted cottage”? It’s an oldie, but so sweet. The cottage makes that the ones in it see past the surface of the (scarred) body, to the Beauty that is one’s true Self.

  3. Hi Lily, I haven’t seen the movie, but it sounds beautiful. Thank you for the suggestion.

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