Many people are pooh-pooing the Coronavirus, saying it’s an overblown scare. What if it could end up being humanity’s greatist gift? Let me explain. Has there ever been a time in your life when have you wished you had paid attention to a suggestion to change something about your life earlier, when the suggestion was gentle, only to be forced into changing something by a traumatic event? I fully believe this is what the COVID-19 event is all about.
We say it’s too costly to change our economies to combat climate change, and that the existing power structure will never change. We say that structural change in our political, social, and economic systems has to be incremental, and will take a long time, so we can’t work for sweeping, immediate changes. Well, in two short weeks of February 2020, China cut their carbon emissions by 100 million metric tonnes because of quarantine conditions due to COVID-19. That’s nearly the amount that Chile emits in … Read the rest
I was recently pushed past my percieved limits during an 11 day Ayurvedic (traditional Indian medicine) treatment immersion. I love Ayurveda because it is precise, it has been researched and proven effective for thousands of years, and it’s all herbal, so it is in total alignment with the natural order. It targets restoring the body’s innate balance, so that it then heals itself. My series of treatments were similar to Pancha Karma, if you want to Google that to get some idea, but tailored to my specific health issues. Think hours a day, every day, filled with massages with various medicinal herbal substances, steam treatments, purges, and drinking, swishing, and snorting various herbally medicated substances. Day One was heaven, but by Day Three it had devolved into a hellish passive endurance test of being poked, prodded, and pummeled, and there were nine days still to go.
On Day Six, I felt like they broke me. I was shattered. I couldn’t imagine continuing. The thought … Read the rest
Warning: This got
long. I’ve been posting a lot of photos
on fb, but now I feel the need to paint a picture with words.
I’ve been in Tiruvannamalai just under a week, so I’m about half way through my visit. I initially thought two weeks wasn’t going to be nearly long enough, but I’m having the odd yet pleasant sensation that every day is about a week long. I also considered not coming; like this short of a visit wasn’t important for me to be here, but oh my heavens, I was wrong about that! My experiences here have been exquisite.
Multiple times a day, when I come home, I open my gate and
step into my yard, then open the metal grating to my foyer and seriously wonder
how I ended up with a proper house in the perfect spot on the main street of my
preferred part of town for a screaming deal of a price. I thought being here
for … Read the rest
I’ve been trying to extinguish this rant for three days. It just feels like more negativity in an already negative world, but damn, it needs to be said.
The current state of affairs with technology is FUCKED UP. I just upgraded to Office 2019 from 2010 a few days ago, and the invasion of my privacy is astounding!
Not only does it try to suck every part of my life online, the user interface for Outlook is completely unusable for me. Even after tweaking every possible font, spacing, and color setting, it’s still an instant headache that turns into functional blindness about about 15 minutes of trying to use it. Who designs this shit??? Clearly not someone who cares about users who may be aging or have visual processing issues.
Conversations with long time tech friends in a bar last night echoed conversations with friends at kirtans and other social events over the last year. Yes, we know [fill in the blank] is detrimental … Read the rest
I go for months at a time without updating this site, so people (including me) forget it’s here. Starting right now, I have a subscription link in the right sidebar of every page. That way, if it’s been six months since I’ve shared my musings, you don’t have to notice, and you’ll get an email letting you know I’ve written something. Please give it a try!
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I am a shameless Bhākta. I am head over heels in love with divinity in many of Its forms. So why Tantra? It is said that Bhakti is the fastest and most enjoyable path to enlightenment, so why not just stick to that? That’s where I started, so why the emphasis on Tantra these days?
It’s like this: Bhakti is indeed a very fast and enjoyable path. I don’t know about enlightenment because I am not enlightened, but I trust what knowledgeable people say about that being true. I do know from experience that it is a lightning-fast method to obtain Oneness. When I’m chanting, the bliss of that Oneness is unsurpassed. The effects of the vibrations change matter, as I found out when I healed my body with chanting. However, the Oneness fragments back into the many when I stop chanting and come back to the relative world. The echos of the vibrations definitely come with me, and ripple out into all areas … Read the rest
Instead of bearing up under problems, what if they were a source of information about how to live the life of your dreams? They are! Or perhaps you have a dream, but don’t know where to start. You might not even know what your dream is, but feel like something is missing from your life.
As your Dream Doula, I will share gentle and joyful ways that interrupt the status quo inside your mind, which will allow your heart to open and begin to share what it wants to experience. If you wish, I can help you birth your dreams.
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Recent feedback from a satisfied client: “I had a lovely time yesterday. I have a new sense of purpose and peace today… Read the rest