New Zealand brought me back to life. My friend Emily, who had also walked the Camino with me in 2008, joined me the day after my tarp-covered gazebo stay. We went adventuring for two weeks and had an incredible time.
At the end of our two-week adventure, I only had $20 to my name and my credit card was maxed out (talk about stress!!). I still had a couple days until my paycheck from work hit my bank account, and I didn't want to borrow money. Emily was helping me brainstorm ideas, and came up with the idea of seeing how much it would cost to sleep on the couch at the hippie hovel for one night, before flying out to New Caledonia.
It costed me nothing. They allowed me to stay for free, in exchange for cleaning out their pantry (it literally took me hours to do), but I had excellent company while doing it and actually had a really great time.
It was then that I met the man who would help to lead me on to my next adventure. He was a sweet, quiet man with crossed eyes. And I came to know that he was an intuitive healer.
At this time in my life I was still really battling with all my ailments, my weight had dropped by 20lbs, but everything else was still very much alive for me at the time, so I was excited to see what he would tell me about my laundry list of dis-ease.
I was just starting to learn how to connect with my own intuition, so I was super excited to receive a session from someone who was extremely connected to his. We agreed that we would do a session when I returned from New Caledonia.
And when I returned, we had our session at the kitchen table, looking out over the tarp-covered gazebo that first brought me to that special place.
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Who is Kristen Stephen?
Kristen Stephen is a bodyworker, practicing integrative manual therapy, in Nederland, Colorado. Her mission is to help people live lives with less pain and more joy.
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