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Posted on May 24, 2015

The Unreal Joys of Domesticated Life- Feeling at Home Within- Israel

The Unreal Joys of Domesticated Life- Feeling at Home Within- Israel

the joys of domesticated life, the nomadic family

Kobi’s still out and about backpacking the world as the man on a mission to be just by himself and we’re settling into normalcy with grace and joy and wisdom. We’re enjoying our home, not going anywhere much, doing tons of art activities, and falling in love (over and over again) with our beloved Kitty Cat. We’re also finding great joy and inspiration, great strength in inner calmness and purpose in working in the garden.

We’ve got all sorts of exciting things happening in our domesticated slice of heaven. In the fruit tree department, we’ve added red pomela, pomegranate, and one other I can’t recall to the peach and apricot trees that will bring us fruit for the first time this summer, and the lemon, mandarin, and clementine trees that we’ve enjoyed this year. We’ve got flowers of such grace and beauty that bring us joy daily as we awe in their constant growth and change, their color, and how they, and everything else in that yard, sways in the wind, breaths with the mountain, and harmonizes with the wind chimes and the green lushness of it all.

Here are some pictures reflecting life now. Deep breathe.

Life. Feels. Good.

 the joys of domesticated life, the nomadic family

 the joys of domesticated life, the nomadic family

 the joys of domesticated life, the nomadic family

 the joys of domesticated life, the nomadic family

 the joys of domesticated life, the nomadic family

 the joys of domesticated life, the nomadic family

 the joys of domesticated life, the nomadic family

 the joys of domesticated life, the nomadic family

 the joys of domesticated life, the nomadic family

 the joys of domesticated life, the nomadic family

 the joys of domesticated life, the nomadic family

And all of this normalcy, a day off of school where everyone spent most of the day in flow, a calm weekend within, spending so many hours in the garden… all of that, brings me deep quiet within. It makes me feel like I’m doing something alright when I see them still able to create (as opposed to only consuming), when they beckon me outside cuz “mom, you’ve gotta see this flower’s new growth!” and when I see them outside, on our mountainside, kissing the cat, sitting on the swings, working in the garden, caring about and being an active participant in Gaia’s blessings. Amen to moments when within feels so God-kissed. Amen.

Your turn. 🙂

You may enjoy reading about  my coming back home to Israel after 3 months away:

And coming back home:

12 Day Back Home in Israel, 10 Insights from the Home Front

Being a Single Mom, Shifts in Life, & Other Midnight Oil Thoughts

Middle School Sucks and Finally, Head Above Water

The entire (highly colorful)  Solo Healing Journey Adventure, loves.

First Evening Back in Goa- So Much Love- Part of the Nomadic Family Hits the Road Again, India

Utterly Broken- Day 1 Stretching Class, Solo Healing Journey, Canacona, India

Hate, Judgement & Wild Rashes- Unexpected Twists of Spiritual Healing Journies- India

And our coming home after life on the road to a war and a new reality:

The Sky, Cysts, Silence, Mangled Cats & Daughter Heroes- Returning Home- Israel

Running to Bomb Shelter- Sirens in Kibbutz Hanita

Wings and Roots- Euphoric Chatterings of Just Arriving Home

First Moments in our Summer Rental- K8, Israel

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ABOUT THE NOMADIC FAMILY:

The Nomadic Family  of five spent three and a half years settling into small communities in 16 countries world-wide. Now, they are acclimating back into life in Northern Israel and the story continues. Gabi lived alone in India for 3 months this winter, Kobi is going backpacking for 2 months alone this Spring, and the family will spend this summer in Sweden, Latvia, Estonia, and Finland. Follow their adventures as they share their emotional journey, their spiritual growth; their falling apart and coming back together, the real ups and downs, the sticky, painful, colorful, and magical moments of life on the road and back home.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Insanely unorthodox, embarrassingly honest, and on her path towards spiritual awareness, Gabi Klaf blogs about her family’s ups and downs in their now third year of non-stop budget world travel. This family of five has lived with an indigenous tribe in the jungles of Ecuador, hitchhiked throughout the world, danced with drunk Vietnamese at weddings, and hiked the entire Annapurna Circuit trek with a documentary film crew in tow. Gabi writes about the untold sides of family travel life, those moments that take your breath away, adventures and mishaps while globetrotting, and how bits of her soul remain in this small town and off the side of that river. She is a guitar-stumming, energy-healing, ADHD wind-loving scaredy cat. Hugely romantic, tantalizingly sweet, and hysterically funny, Gabi Klaf represents a rare Rubik’s Cube of family world adventure.

JOIN THE INSPIRATION:

We’re out doing crazy stuff and making our dreams come true, every single one of them, and a few more that sort of flew into our mouths while we were smiling into the wind. Should you like what we are doing as a family, BUY AN EBOOK to support us, share this, tell any media source or local newspaper, leave a comment. Your footprint makes all the difference in the world friends. Gracias!

Gabi and Kobi, Dahnya, Orazi, and Solai

And, sweet new news loves:  In addition to parenting, family life and trauma therapy, Gabi is now offering Make Your Dreams Come True/We Wanna Travel But.. Coaching too. Engage with Gabi!

 

 

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