My Path to Cerchio…

By Trina Otero The most important thing in my life is to focus and dedicate my energy to my purpose here, on Earth. To be a citadel of Love. To be a Beacon of Light. I dedicate the majority of my time to my spiritual life, my growth, reading, researching, praying, meditating, and connecting with … Continue reading My Path to Cerchio…

Cerchio, Italy

Sleepy Cerchio, Tell Me My Destiny

By Trina Otero The village of Cerchio sleeps while I sit at the edge of the castle wall, pondering my destiny.

~¤~ Stargazing in Cerchio & the Number 911 ~¤~

I went out on the terrace last night to look at the stars and to pray. To talk to God, my Angels and my Guides. To look at the constellation that caught my attention a few nights ago. I laid on the lawn chair, wrapped in a blanket, and I released a deep breath. The … Continue reading ~¤~ Stargazing in Cerchio & the Number 911 ~¤~

Grazie per la Cena

Every night I say to Siena's Nona [means "grandmother" in Italiano], "Grazie per la cena." [Thank you for dinner.] Last night she told Siena to tell me, "You do not need to thank me every day for the food, because I cook from my heart." I asked Siena to tell Nona, "I know...and I want to … Continue reading Grazie per la Cena

Our Magical Mountain Peak in the Dolomites, Italy

About two or three weeks ago Jess and I went driving into the Dolomites. She vaguely remembered a road that went high up into the mountains, complete with twists and turns through lush forested areas. We drove high up a range and noticed a fork in the road....and we decided to take the road to … Continue reading Our Magical Mountain Peak in the Dolomites, Italy

Ghost Trains, Italian Beaches, Mariachiala, & Tequila Shots in Cerchio

These past two days have been interesting -- I have not gone to bed [a.k.a had decent sleep] since Tuesday night. Wednesday night I did not go to sleep because I had to catch a train at 4:19 a.m. Thursday morning from Sacile to Venezia [Venice]. I did not see any point in sleeping -- … Continue reading Ghost Trains, Italian Beaches, Mariachiala, & Tequila Shots in Cerchio

Nature Yoga, Prayers & Healing

By Trina Otero Today I woke up "sick" - kinda feels like hayfever or a cold. My friend and I went to the gym, but I felt my soul tugging at me, yearning to go outside. So I grabbed a yoga mat and weights, and I sat in the grass by the track. I took … Continue reading Nature Yoga, Prayers & Healing

Three Full Moons

By Trina Otero Three moons have passed while I have been in Italy. Wow. That is crazy...and just like I view my life now-a-days, everything has passed by in phases. From adapting to my surroundings, the language, climate -- to sifting through some unresolved feelings about certain people -- to learning some valuable spiritual lessons. I … Continue reading Three Full Moons

The Lesson of the Italian Lizard

By Trina Otero I kept seeing a lizard walk by the open door downstairs. He couldn't walk inside because the screen was pulled down [they slide down here in Italy, instead of sliding left or right in the US]. I noticed the lizard walked by the doorway each time I was thinking about certain things, … Continue reading The Lesson of the Italian Lizard

The Parable of the Italian Wolf Spider

By Trina Otero It was very late into the summer night, past 1 a.m. in Italy, and Tasneen was comfortably sitting on the couch downstairs in her home. She had her iPad, a book, and a set of earbuds beside her. But her phone was in her hands - she was talking to various friends online, … Continue reading The Parable of the Italian Wolf Spider