Author Robin Rainbow Gate
Calling Myself Home: Living Simply, Following Your Heart, and What Happens When You Jump” by Robin Rainbow Gate is the true story of a woman’s complete reinvention of herself, a journey that takes her from suburban Chicago to the Pacific Northwest, India, England, and Appalachia, before she is drawn by visions to move to a rural mountain village in the south central highlands of Mexico. She leaves behind a career, financial security, close friends, her possessions, even her old name, and studies with elder teachers and traditional healers, all in search of a new way of living in harmony with the earth and ultimately herself.The book explores simple living, personal transformation, and the pertinence of living traditions in today’s world. At heart it’s a love letter to the rural community she adopted, and which adopted her. The core message that it’s all about relationship—among people, animals, plants, mountains, the elements, the seasons, the cycles of life, and the beings, seen and unseen, that inhabit the world around us—will resonate with many readers. The book awakens the reader to indigenous ways of knowing and living, in service of a model of sustainability the planet desperately needs.Equal parts travelogue, memoir, and guide to voluntary simplicity, Calling Myself Home will leave readers deeply moved and challenged by Robin’s unique journey. Through stories, reflections and inquiry the book inspires and encourages readers to follow their own inner voice. Her story dares the reader to consider whether they’re on the right path for themselves, and if not it helps them find the courage to step onto the right one, however frightening the “jump” may be.