Making Home in Morocco 2.0 — Moving to Chefchaouen

Entrance Gate - We have the 2nd Floor plus Roof and Garden Access

Entrance Gate – We have the 2nd Floor plus Roof and Garden Access

On Sunday, September 14, 2014, Tomas and I (with huge help from our friend Johannes and his car) moved our belongings, ourselves and our life about 50 miles inland and about 1000 feet above sea level to the mountain town of Chefchaouen, otherwise known as The Blue City.

Although Tomas confessed (once we got here) that he had felt since visiting The Blue City on a day trip in mid-May that Chefchaouen would someday be our home, I was skeptical and doubtful even as we went through the motions of looking at properties. Even the day before we signed a one-year contract with our wonderful Moroccan landlady, Fatna, I dared not let myself fully believe this move was happening.

There is so much that I could say of this whole exploration that spanned several months and has culminated in my feeling fully home and truly safe on this planet for the first time in my entire life. I have not been able to find an “entry point” into this amazing story that I’ve wanted to share with all of you, since Tomas and I began our active pursuit of our vision of living in Chefchaouen in early August.

There are probably more facets to this cycle of “Tales of The Blue City” than what I posted in late May/early June. But I know that you are all eager to see where we’ve landed — you want photos — and so I am going to post a few here with a link to more on Facebook. Then, as time and energy permit, I will break down the full saga into smaller, more detailed episodes, so that you can also get a feeling for the immensity of this journey that Tomas and I have undertaken: a journey to find a true sanctuary in which we can continue deepening our  meditation practice and shed the armor and defenses that we have burdened ourselves with while doing spiritual battle for many decades.

Personally, I have declared my work with the Transition DONE! My new assignment (and I choose to accept it) is to live a life of JOY, PEACE, LOVE, ABUNDANCE, GRACIOUSNESS and CREATIVITY.

We have found a place that is allowing us to relax deeply, cradled securely in the Presence of our mountainous surroundings, abundant in beauty, among kind and generous people.

We send you our gratitude and our joyous blessings and invite you to enjoy the photo diary of


View to the Southeast from the Roof

View to the Southeast from the Roof

4 thoughts on “Making Home in Morocco 2.0 — Moving to Chefchaouen

  1. Hi from the Andes of Ecuador
    I traveled from the cloud forest to Riobamba to attend a friend’s memorial service. After the services I’ll be returning to the cloud forest (7 hours away) and off the grid again. For the short time in Riobamba, it’s nice to have internet, and a little time to scroll back in your archives. I’ll leave this tucked back in this older post, and it’s fine or maybe even better if you put it in moderation or trash it.. anyway, you have been exceptionally silent, and tomas’s posts – and location seem out of character as well, and i suspect there’s more that’s not been said. nothing needs to be explained – i just wanted to let you know that you are missed, and i hope that all is ok in your lives.

    lisa tzeebra at yahoo dot com

  2. Hi Alia,
    I was mesmerized by your early photos of the blue city. Kudos for creating your perfect home. I can’t wait for future installments of how the pieces fell together so wonderfully!
    Blessings, Love and Sparkles,

    • Thank you Brenda — This has truly been a lesson in magical manifestation. I credit several of your recent blog posts for “spurring me on” to heightened levels of co-creation, the likes of which I have never initiated or actualized before. “Stop worrying and start living — joy is in the air” was one of those. So I guess we could say that you and your messengers were part of this co-creation. Many blessings, Alia

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