The lightening strikes have stopped but the storm clouds are still there. It feels like everything takes extra effort - mostly around following my heart's desire. Simple things like registrations for camps that get sent without enough postage to getting lost on the way to a belly dancing stores to unanswered emails to teachers.

I remember something one of my teachers said about how when you follow this path that there are times that you can feel Western culture pushing down on you. I don't know if that is what it is. I do know that I feel like I am at the bottom of a long hole and its going to take a determined effort to climb out with grace, respect, and harmony. All I can do is trust the Goddess and hope.