Can Nomads Find Love?

We met on the desert at my cactus camp

My van still had NY plates. She was from a small town on the West side of the Adirondacks, I was from the East side. Her previous hometown was no more than a few hours from my mine. Can nomads find love? We had to travel cross country to meet each other and find love on the desert!

It was the fall of 2017, before we met. Separately, we’d made the cross-country trek from NY to AZ, to Quartzsite and the land of the Saguaros.

Many nomads are looking for love. At the time we met, neither of us was looking. Maybe that’s the ultimate paradox of finding love. First you must focus on living your life fully. Feel the love you have for your own life. Revel in your freedom. Then let go.

Be Open To Synchronicities

She passed my cactus camp every day on her morning walk, and one day she started up a convo commenting on my NY plates. She was just down a ways from me in another camp … was she watching me? Probably so. 🙂

We were drawn to each other like magnets 

We didn’t meet by chance, the Universe knew exactly what She was doing. We were drawn to each other like magnets, with every event in our past leading up to the moment we met.

The synchronicities were too many to dismiss … who else would know the eclectic band Sirsy? Her son did a music workshop with them and my daughter sang backup on one of their songs …which happened to be on the only Sirsy CD Nancy had brought with her. We also both play the guitar, and have an intense need for music in our lives.

Say Yes To Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone

The ranger asked her to move her camp a few days after we met. Had she moved to another spot before I got there, would we have met? The Universe would’ve found another way I bet.

After she moved, she no longer walked by my campsite every day, and I missed her. When I mentioned it to her, she invited me to share her camp. It was a big step for two introverted loners, but something inside me said YES when she asked me. That was the beginning of our love on the desert!

It’s impossible to capture our journey in these few words. I’ve never believed in Twin Flames, but certainly, that’s exactly what we are. The thing about Twin Flames is that we’re here to heal each other, to unearth trauma, to become the most vulnerable and raw we’ve ever been. This healing paves the way to the grace of pure love.

Happiness at the LP concert in Phoenix, AZ

Trust The Process

We’ve spent time apart when the wounds were too raw. It was painful and sad, but time apart ripened us for a deeper love. It ripened me. I learned to soften my heart and let down my walls, and she learned it was time to become a whole person unto herself.

When we let each other back in, the sweetness filled us, our spirits soared, new energy flowed between us, unobstructed by the wounded egos of the past.

We’ve become clear channels for love and healing. I’ve never felt anything like it. We still have conflicts, like any normal couple, but we’ve learned the dance steps that bring us back together.

The nomad life we live together is the richer for our partnership. We’ve been coast to coast together, gazed on mountains and deserts, the Sequoias and The Saguaros.

Sequioa National Forest
Nancy even wrote a book of poetry, 34 poems that tell the story of our love on the desert! You can find it on Amazon: Poems and Love Stories of a Wandering Nomad.
Love on the desert - poems and love stories of a wandering nomad

So, how can nomads find love? If you’re like many nomads looking for love, don’t give up! But first, find happiness living the life you have NOW. Revel in the life of freedom you’ve chosen. Pay attention to signs you’re on the right path. Practice gratefulness. Surrender to the perfect flow of life. When you’re ready, love will show up in your path!

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