By Jelelle Awen
One year ago, we arrived here in Portugal with very little sense of how it would be here or even much orientation to this country at all before then. We had received guidance in April last year that it was time to move on from Glastonbury, UK and yet to stay in Europe to serve here, especially to connect to the soul grids and soul family here. Portugal came up as the ‘doorway to the grail’, more sustainable/affordable living, better weather, and to connect to it as a beloved coastal and mountain landing space for the Magdalenes.
We followed this guidance as we always do when major life changes come through from the Divine….(ten major moving shifts in 14 years and five different countries!) with a sense of surrender and a bit of tension/fear in parts of us too that we needed to be with and respond to. Raphael and I had envisioned that we would spend the summer moving throughout the country, camping and staying in places as we were guided until the fall when we would settle somewhere as a community.
Instead the strong frequencies of Gaia here along with a deep need to digest our karmic healing and soul activation experiences in Glastonbury/Avalon guided us to spend the entire summer in one campground in Northern Portugal and to live there as a community. We humbled to living in tents for three months, letting Nature teach and guide us. The purity and high frequency of the river; the sheer beauty of the mountains; the warmth of the people…all of it worked on us at deep levels of clearing and healing.
We did very few sessions during this time and took pretty much a full break from posting online as well. Bey joined us in August at the campground after doing remote sessions with us off and on for a few years. She has become a beloved member of our core community since then.
After summer was over, we moved into the two beautiful spaces in this village in remote central Portugal that we live in now…Raphael and I are about a five minute walk up the narrow village road to Gabriel and Kasha’s place with Bey and Raianna living in a nearby town together. Settling into this mountain valley has felt like being held in Divine Mother’s nest as the deep Marian frequencies here invited us to go more monk like and inward. We’ve held several two-day long healing groups here as a community exploring emotional, soul, and energy healing together.
As soon as we moved into our ‘yellow light ship’ house, we experienced a deep reunion experience with a local stray black cat who claimed us immediately and we named Ravyn. We were taken on deep soul remembrance journeys with her as we invested in her health (and a bit costly vet bill) and committed to caring for her the rest of her life. She has become our beloved temple cat, offering so much loving to us, activating our heart chakras, and in sessions now too. We couldn’t imagine our life without her! And recently, Gabriel and Kasha welcomed a black cat of their own named Kaia.
In the last month there has been a shift inside us and as a community to more outbound activity, sharing, and timeline shifts of deeper service again to those souls who are drawn. Raphael and I get another honeymoon living together alone phase as Raianna has moved to live with Bey in the town of Coja. We will be moving to Coja in October, along with Gabriel and Kasha, where there are more opportunities to connect with others and it is a bit less isolated and remote.
In this moment, I feel a deep appreciation for Portugal and how it has embraced us, supported us, and held us through a necessary digestion and retraction phase. The culture shock has been real at times plus the challenge of the language. Yet, the energies here are both ancient and progressive.
New Earth is seeding here too, which is why it draws so many ‘ego-immigrants’ to come here and live off-grid. I have the sense that this country really is planting the possibilities of New Earth/New Lemuria in a way that is unique in all of the world.
We are blessed to have been guided here as it has been ‘easy’ to be here and I look forward to the deepenings to come here as a community and within myself! Many more sharings to come from here!
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