For the past five years I have gone to Lithuania in September to teach workshops for a month. This year I am going earlier because Latvia has asked me to come. When they asked me to come the first time I had no idea where Lithuania was or anything about the people or the country. I just knew they were literally half way around the world from me. I absolutely love going there and have fallen in love with the country and the people.

It takes me a long time to get there. I will leave tonight and won’t get there until Thursday. I learned the hard way to stop half way there and rest. Lithuania was the first country to break away from the Soviet Union. Latvia and Lithuania are the only two Baltic countries that still have their original languages.

The first time I went to Lithuania I was deeply moved by people’s openness and desire to connect with their spirit. There was one woman who carried a photo of an angel that helped her survive WWII. Over the years I have brought home many angels that were lovingly given to me, long before I wrote my book on angels.

They are amazing people. When they became independent their economy was in ruins and they had to reinvent themselves and their country. I have learned so much from watching them change and grow and look forward to sharing some of that love and wisdom with you in the coming weeks.

With love and aloha,