Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year..May Peace Prevail~

It has been quite a year. I started this year out moving to a new place...leaving behind many friends and a wonderful business that I loved. We went to India early this year and now I am ending my year with another trip there..this time solo.
We had two new Grandchildren!! Our son was diagnosed with something..but is doing quite well despite it. My Healing Practice is flourishing and I am able to be a facilitator in so many wonderful experiences for others...its a beautiful gift.
We are all healthy and Happy and we have made so many new friends in this new place we now call home...getting used to snow is still something I am trying to learn to do...but that will come with time.
But most of all I realize how lucky I am to be where I am in my life..I have learned so much this year. About myself, and how Love and Forgiveness are the greatest gifts one can receive....I have received both this year in so many ways...beyond belief...
and I am humbled by the wonder of it all!

Happy New Year my friends~

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Nancy...marries Jimmy!

I'm sure you all recognize the face above from Saturday Night Live...our beloved Jimmy Fallon!
But....you probably have never heard of Nancy Juvonen..I used to be her mothers assistant when I lived in Mill Valley. Her name was Pam Juvonen and she was the most wonderful soul~
She died about 9 years ago of cancer...but we were great friends and she was a great boss~
Her daughter is best friends and partners with Drew Barrymore...once when her and Nancy came up for Christmas we all exchanged gifts and I went to Costco and bought a Vegetarian Lasagna because Drew is Vegetarian. Drew and Nancy created "Flower Films" down in LA and produced such films as Charlies Angels...among others.Nancy and her brother are both very successful...he is a screenwriter in New York. Now Nancy is Jimmy's new bride and I am sure if Pam were still with us she would be Beaming with Smiles and Love for them both....as I am sure she is from above!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

New Eyes

seeing things through New Eyes.....at least that's how I have been feeling lately. I have been doing so much studying and inner work with my healing work along with Meditation and my Yoga practice it has been so amazing and somehow "different" inside of me..in my heart, deep within...I don't know, its hard for me to put it into words what has been happening to me..and around me..but there is a difference, a New Change...and its like I am evolving into a different girl..and better, more intense and deep person...
I know its hard to understand..I am barely able to, yet its there, and its so Wonderful!
I feel things more and experience things on such a much deeper level..I know its like I am rambling here..but i want to write this down...i need to remember how this came about and how much more it will Grow with time...just for my own sake and for the record~
OM Shanti

Friday, December 28, 2007

what is this?

so what does a girl do when it is freezing Cold outside and snow is blanketing the ground???

Yoga, Blogging, phone calls to friends, laundry, she eats Pumpkin Cheesecake and makes Chai...and she shows you a little something she got for Christmas....

can you guess what it is???

during my sleep...we got this!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

how many prayers....

I have a client...I don't like the sound of that word when describing this beautiful, radiant spirit..so lets just call her "My Inspiration"
as that is what she has become in the two short weeks I have known her.
When my phone rang and she asked to make an appointment with me...she told me that she had cancer 5 years ago...that they had to cut most of the right side of her face away to get it all..including into her neck. She had a clean bill of health for awhile..so her and her husband had a beautiful Pixie of a little girl and she is now 2...I hear her upstairs crying for her Mother while I am downstairs in her healing room...giving her a healing session....the reason she wanted to see me is that she went to her doctors last month and they found a tumor on her brain..and they can't touch it..they said it's Terminal, and she is taking heavy pain medication as she is in pain.
But "My Inspiration" has this spark in her eye..I say eye because her right eye is paralyzed as is the right side of her face from all the cutting they had to do to her. But there is something there..and when I first met her I cried when she sat with me and told me her story. I told her I was so sorry for crying, she was the strong one...She IS strong. After I left her during our first session I drove away from her estate feeling so sad...I kept thinking of all the times I complain about the most minor things, a pimple, tight jeans,my hair...and then I meet this incredible woman with a husband and a 2 year old who has been given a death sentence..yet she is staying so positive and so strong.
The second time I met with her..I didn't feel sadness...in fact I felt incredible Hope and I sensed that I was not alone during our second healing....I had help with me (as I always do)....I drove away from her estate the second time and I felt a huge feeling of Peace dwelling inside of me...something told me "Everything will be OK"...
today was our third session...and while I was working with her I felt my hands being guided and there was this energy that was SO incredible around her head and chest that it brought tears to my eyes...and you know, she said she had not ever felt anything during our sessions before..but today..Today was different she said...she told me she felt Heat around her head....and she said that she felt a feeling of JOY and Peace in her heart...It made me so happy and she was so happy...it was a moment I will never forget.
She will go to the doctors again on January 11th..the day after I leave for India. They will see if the tumor has grown...or if by chance of some Miracle upon Miracles..it is gone.
Miracles do happen..they happen everyday...and I am praying for this one Miracle...I am praying a lot...

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Love without End

It seems as though I was lead to this book...not unlike I have been lead to many other wonderful things and situations in my life..but let me explain.

A while back I was reading my friend Larugas blog..and she wrote something from this book in her blog..and it just touched me so deeply (as her writing always does) but at the end she wrote the authors name...Glenda Green....and that is what really struck me. Because it just so happens that about 28 years ago I was working in a health spa for women, teaching Aerobics! The owner of the spa was a wonderful, brilliant man named Neil Davis....beautiful daughters, and the best boss I have ever had in my life! On Christmas Day each and every year, Neil would make it his tradition to personally drive to each of his employees homes to deliver them their Christmas Gift that he bought for each of us. He arrived at my front door on Christmas..all those years ago, and he gave me a very large framed print of a painting done by the artist Glenda Green...it was a woman's lower half of her legs running down a stairway with a green skirt and the title was "Glenda Green, Flight of Spring"

I will never forget how much I loved that and I hung it immediately in my bedroom!

On the 16th of December I was in Marin at my friends office doing 8 healings..one right after the other...and in her office was a book shelf....at one point during one of the healings, my eyes were drawn to the bookshelf and what I saw was the book...."Love without End" by Glenda Green...

I couldn't believe my eyes.....

so when I got home I knew I had to order the book...I knew it was a sign and I am one to listen to the signs I am given! They always lead me in the direction that I am supposed to go and never am I steered in the wrong direction~
So I now have this lovely book...and I am savoring each and every line in it...and I got to page 21 Chapter 3..and it seems as though it was written for me....that I was guided to this book, to read this page and those words...Amazing!! It just blew my mind...it is where I am right at this moment in my life...where I was guided to be and this work that I now do..it all just happened so smoothly and beautifully and I am so grateful and feel so blessed that it is so humbling and beyond words.
Thank You Laruga..you played a role in this as well..without us even knowing it!
Om Shanti~

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

and a Peace-Filled New Year!

Monday, December 24, 2007

my friend Rieko~

I received an email from my friend Rieko whom I met while I was in Encinitas taking my Level lll Certification for the healing work that we both do with The Reconnection~
She is pictured on the left~a beautiful Spirit who I am SO lucky to have "connected" with as I know we will be friends for life...
She read my blog..and wanted to do something to help with the charity that I started called "Walking in Their Shoes"...but since the birth of "WITS" I have received 90 pairs of shoes from all over the globe and as I will be traveling to India alone this time...I can't possibly take anymore. So Rieko sent me a 100.00 check to donate to the children of Mysore....and I will be giving that money to "Operation Shanti" when I arrive in Mysore, India as that is the charity that I am teaming up with. They feed the Mothers and Children everyday and I know that the money will help tremendously in that respect!
So again my sincere gratitude and Thanks to my friend Rieko~ we will see each other again one day and I look so forward to that day!

Namaste my friend~

Saturday, December 22, 2007

and now today....

This is a time of psychological and emotional equilibrium, when the different aspects of your personality are in tune with each other

You can face your daily life with less effort than usual, which is bound to have some consequences in your material universe as well.

Relations with friends and close neighbors will be very harmonious, and you may make some new friends.

People will be at ease with you today because you are at ease with yourself. The routine discussions, negotiations and transactions of everyday existence will offer no obstacles.

This is an especially good time to think about your personal and emotional life. Strains in that area can be corrected now, because you are relatively at peace with yourself and with others, and communications about personal matters should be easy

Friday, December 21, 2007

Today is going to be a Yin Day for this girl~ My body is so achey and tired...maybe doing too much, but a relaxing Yin Practice should make all the difference...
Going to go and see Marley this weekend..our new little sweet pea~~~~
then of course Christmas will be upon us and then...you know who takes off for India very, very soon!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Light and Information

I received two phone calls today from two different women who had heard about my healing work and are coming to see me this weekend~ I will have done 12 healings and 1 Reconnection in one week...all I can say is I am so very Grateful to have been given this opportunity to share this beautiful, powerful work with so many people...
It has been more than I could have ever dreamt of~
Light and Information.....sharing it with all!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

my 7 things....

I have been Tagged by my friend Linda http://lindasyoga.blogspot.com/

The first rule is to post the rules:
• Link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
• Share 7 random or weird things about yourself.
• Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs
• Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1~~I was adopted when I was six months old...my birth parents used me as a shield in a Bank Robbery so the police wouldn't shoot them...I was unharmed, and they went to prison and I went to a loving couple who wanted a baby girl...yes I AM very Blessed!

2~~I was on a television game show with my husband TWICE and we did win some pretty substantial cash out of it! Super Market Sweep!

3~~My before mentioned husband used to be the baby sitter for my son...he is only 6 years younger than I am...but he made the first move...were still together 21 years later!!! AND happier than ever too!

4~~I have been visited by angels...FOR REAL...and spirits of friends and family who have died...they always give me important messages..and its the most amazing, wonderful thing in the world!

5~~When I lived in Marin I lived down the street from Sean Penn and his wife Robin...it was cool seeing them all the time...and contrary to the tabloids..Sean is a very down to earth guy who is NOT mean!!

6~~I was voted Class Clown senior year in High School....and then years later my oldest son was also voted Class Clown his senior year~~~~

7~~I think I have OCD....at least that's what my husband and son tell me...but I think I'm just a "neat freak"!!

so..I am supposed to tag seven people..it took me three days to do this..so no pressure...but is you have time and you are one of my regular readers...you know who you are (me too) consider yourself tagged! (ursula,laruga,tracey......hmmm who else reads my blog!!)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

the Gift

I have this client...she is the most spectacular woman...but she is just now realizing it..and she is in her 60's. I feel sad about this...no, not that she is a spectacular person,and human being...but that she never thought this about herself. I have known her for only one month, and in that one month she has begun to blossom and grow and SHINE! I could never imagine the feeling..or lack thereof..of not ever feeling JOY.Just stop for a moment,,and imagine that. Not ever, in your whole Life..feeling no Joy. But this is how she has lived all of her life...that is up until now!
She told me after her third healing session, that she wakes up in the morning now...and has the feeling of Joy inside of her chest! It made us both cry....she said she feels engulfed in a feeling of Love and Gratitude and Joy...
my god...what greater gift could someone be given that that feeling?!!
My whole world feels complete, just hearing those words come from her mouth~
It s a wonderful feeling to be a part of that gift~
especially at this time of year!

Monday, December 17, 2007

The arrival of Marley!

today my second grandchild will be born~ his name is Marley and he is just one day beyond his due date! I won't be there for his birth~ but I will see him this week!
Wow...I never thought the day would come when I would be a Grandmother...but I love it SO much and I find myself acting like a little kid when I am with Kaili, my first grand baby! Its so much fun..and its hard not to buy her everything in the toy store!!

Yesterday I had 8 Healings in Marin~ I worked from 9 am till 5 pm and the most miraculous things occurred in that office....this work is Real..It does Work...and I am so blessed to be a facilitator in it all~ each and every client I saw wants to have Three Healings..so I will be back after I get home from India! It was truly a wonderful, Amazing day for us all!


Saturday, December 15, 2007

for the feet

picked up these awesome shoes for my trip....half off!!! They should be just perfect~ especially for this time of year in the South~~~
Sierra Trading Post rocks!

Friday, December 14, 2007

miss india...

what is this feeling of contentment...of being so full inside that you need nothing more...
knowing that everything is OK....and life is as it should be at this moment in time.....
missing India, but knowing that soon I will be back on sacred ground very soon,
I am savoring each moment here at home....yet the longing doesn't stop...for Mother India~~~
was I once a person who lived there?maybe even died there? I cannot say...I only know that when I return, I feel as though I am Home at Last~ and when I leave it hurts so much that I can hardly bare it....
I am grateful for living here in America~ but nothing will change my love for India...people can't understand it...but that's OK...I do, and that's all that is needed~


well..its been a really successful week with my Yoga Practice..everyday, other than Saturdays and Moon Days off...but today I must practice Yin as my shoulder blades and back are screaming for mercy!!!
But my body has been craving the daily asanas and loving every moment of it~
I will be in Marin ALL DAY Sunday as I have 9 healings that day! One right after the other starting at 9 am!! And I can hardly wait~ I just so love seeing and hearing the results from my clients, so fulfilling~ its worth the long day for me~
Have a wonderful weekend and Namaste to all~

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Beauty and Pain

as the days pass by..and i see how much longer i have until i leave for India....i keep imagining what i will do each day....how my days will begin and what they will hold.
Having been to India before...this is my fourth trip in five years...i am quite familiar with things and places and what to expect....
of course there is always that element of Surprise!
and if you stay in that state of "expectancy" instead of that state of "expectation" you will never be disappointed!
the beauty is there, waiting...and there will be pain as well....as there always is...
but in my 46 years, i have grown accustomed to both and try not to let it get the best of me.
it will be, what it will be...and who could control it even if they tried?
Om Shanti~

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Like a Flower...

something absolutely Exquisite and Profound happened today...
everyday is a Magical Mystery...as I am finding out the older I get...but this work..it IS Extraordinarily Wonderful! I just have to say~ and to be a part of it all is just too Beautiful to imagine!
I have this client..or patient...however you would wish to say it, and she came to me with a referral from her MD who also practices Homeopathy~with two offices..one in LA and one in Santa Cruz,
she was extremely ill, she almost left this life in July in fact...
she arrived at my office three weeks ago....looking and acting very, very ill...her eyes were so dark and lifeless...
I gave her the first healing that day...
she called me and wanted to come back...she felt a "flicker" of something...and felt somehow "different" after our first meeting...
the second time she came to my office..she was so withdrawn and inward somehow..I felt her pain..in my hands...I even almost began to cry at one point..it was dramatic to say the least..
today was our third meeting..
Eric always says "Something Special seems to occur during the third healing"
For the love of God....
It was like a Light Bulb EXPLODED within this precious soul~
She had a life to her that I had NEVER, EVER seen before...
some pretty amazing stuff happened today when she was in my office, on my table...
too powerful to imagine and when she left~she told me that she wakes up in the morning now with a feeling of JOY inside of her chest~she had never felt that her whole life she said~
" I feel like a flower bud that is slowly blooming..and I can feel each and every petal as it unfolds"...as tears streamed down her lovely face..and I thought to myself.."How could I have been chosen to do this work that makes people feel so Alive and Real and Whole...How"?
I am so utterly humbled and Blessed~

Sunday, December 9, 2007

I just finished reading "The Only Way Out Is In" by Anthony "Prem" Carlisi

very good book, and he has the best sense of humor too.

Here is an excerpt that I found to be very true and it made me think too....

The Secret behind Asana, if used correctly, is that it shows us how to go beyond the physical. We can transcend it only when we go thoroughly into it. For those of you who are stuck doing asana primarily as an exercise, I'm sorry to say are making an "Ass-ana" out of themselves.

How true is that?!!

Carry on~~

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Ticket arrived today! I am halfway there!!!
Am I feeling good??? No...I am feeling GREAT!
Happy Saturday~~~~

Friday, December 7, 2007


Another idea for a gift......

we just ordered two of them!

For Prayer Wheels and mantras of various kinds Tantricheartwheels welcomes you!

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Thursday, December 6, 2007

We can all "Be the Change"

This year we have decided to do something different...
instead of supporting the Post Office and sending off numerous cards that will be thrown away anyway....
We have decided to donate a sum of money to"" Anand Chhaaaya needs your help!""
to read about this...just click on the link...you can also access the article by clicking on the link to the right...Animal Lover in Bangalore
There are so many dogs in India that need our help..and as you know, a little bit goes a Long way in India! In small ways we can all "Be the Change we wish to see in the world"
The address is below in the email~
Hi Tracy,
Thanks for your response :)
If you wish to send a cheque, it could be in favour of
Anandchhaaya Animal Welfare Organisation, Ac Number: CA 130 Bank: Sham Rao Vithal Co-op Bank Koramangla, Bangalore and courier it to the following address:
Vinitha Kurup, House Number 90,17 D main, 6th block, Koramangala,Bangalore 560095
If you need any more information, do not hesitate to contact me or Trupthi( also cc'ed in this mail )
Thanks again, Leena

Monday, December 3, 2007

early Christmas Present~

My dear sweet husband wanted me to be able to stay in touch while I am away in India in January~
and so...he bought this for me yesterday! I have always wanted one.....and I am SO grateful to have been able to get one~ Now I can blog away while I am in India! :0)

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Merry Christmas

The tree is up!
and the angel is crooked....

To Get..you must Give~

I just finished up with my first paid Reconnection! I have SO much energy from giving it that I feel like I am on a high like no other! Woah!! I have my second client booked for another reconnection in two weeks!!! This work that I just LOVE so much and get so much out of doing is finally coming to fruition~~~~~people are finding me and the Healings are amazing and I am finally DOING it!! In the beginning I gave many free healings..and those have now blossomed into word of mouth referrals...you know..I always have believed "When you Give, You Get" It is True, it does work that way and I am living proof!
Happy Shiny Girl today!! (everyday)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

one Miracle at a time

I had a pretty amazing experience today with a new client who called me for a Healing session...

It was as if "destiny" brought her to me... maybe not really destiny so much as the Powers that be~

But however..or whoever..or whatever it was...today was so deeply moving for us both and we both left in tears..

this work that I do now is nothing short of Utterly Amazing! I have no other words to describe it...but Miracles can and Do happen..here in this Magical Life that we live...if we have eyes that will let us see...there is such a thing as a Miracle.

Maybe its the soul work that I have been doing..that deep, deep work that you can get to if you truly work hard at it for a very long time...

and truly wish to experience things that people say could Never Happen!

I am so happy that my mind is so open and I accept what appears before me and I take a chance...God knows where I would be now if I didn't!!

May your life only get better with each passing day~and may Miracles continue to surprise us all!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Eyes Wide Open

I can't seem to get enough sleep these days...and then being awake I am so tired. I thought the moon was so bright last night, it just feels like a full moon day today....
I honor my body and how it feels, and the thought of rolling out my mat, makes me want to just lie down on it and go back to sleep!!! Is it because I am 46 years old...because I can remember the days of being up ALL night long and having a fully charged day the next day...going like a mad woman..with energy and then some.
I will run today..that I can do...its a moving forward motion that gets me energized..and I refuse to give in to "nothing" today!! I get into bed at night and read my spiritual books, journal, meditate, and feel so tired...then I turn off the light and get all my pillows in position, close my eyes..and I am Wide Awake! Maybe its my upcoming trip to India that I think about...6 weeks away... I need to sleep!!!
OM Shanti

Monday, November 26, 2007

Bless you Baby Grace~

There are things in this life that will never, ever, ever make sense...People.... people who have children and then brutally torture them and watch them die...burying them in a body of water...all at the age of 2 or 3...WHY??????? Why can't you do what my parents did to me?? Put them up for adoption or leave them somewhere safe like a Police Station or a Hospital?? So that someone who has tried forever and ever to have a child, may take care of her and give her a wonderful, safe, life.... filled with love and joy...
The beautiful, innocent, precious little children who look up to their mom and dad...to protect them and keep them from danger...only to be horribly abused and murdered...
I pray on this night that Riley aka "Baby Grace" is in a safe place now, where she will never be hurt again..protected from harm always and forever..Sweet Dreams sweet girl~

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Pearl and Jaguar from Bangalore,India

I have a link to an animal adoption site in Bangalore, India on my page to the right. I LOVE animals..all animals and one of the hard parts for me when I travel to India, is seeing all of the homeless dogs that run around, dodging cars and people...

I always bring a bag of chicken strips that I buy for my dogs, and I give them to the street dogs when I am out. I have to be careful though...because dog fights happen before you know it when one dog sees another being fed...it can be really dangerous for them. So I am really careful when I do it. But the post below just made me cry to see these beautiful two dogs that are being given away. I swear..if I lived in India right now, I would drive over immediately and pick these two up! I have three dogs of my own...but when I move to India in the future..I plan on getting a few more!

"This has been the most difficult decision for me to make till date, however its time for me accept the fact that my house is too small for Pearl & Jaguar. Pearl & Jaguar were born on 19th April 2007 & I got them home on 3rd June, 2007 and now they are 7 month old. They always loved playing with each other & loves to fetch the ball each time we throw it and they can play for hrs. Both are a sweet heart and very friendly by nature. Pearl has grey eyes & pink nose he is very cute, do not go on his looks he is very naughty & needs lots of attention he gets anoid very fast that's why we some time call him angry young man. The best thing about him is that he is very loving you can't resist yourself from pampering him, he has this eyes which speaks thousand words and I will miss them a lot. Jaguar is very sober in nature, he loves getting pampered and never gets enough of it. Jaguar most of the time losses to Pear on the ball fetching game, but there are days when he would be in form and would not let pearl to fetch the ball even once. Jaguar lets Pearl dominate him, that makes him very sweet brother. They both are vaccinated and were trained for about a month. Both are fawn in color. I would like to give them to some one who would love them unconditionally & who would adopt both of them together, as it would be very difficult for them to be without each other. Some one who has sufficient place for them to run around and play. They are one of the best thing that has ever happened to me and I am sure the lucky one who will have them will agree to me."

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Gigi and Kaili~~Girls day out..shopping!

My beautiful grand daughter Kaili! I took her on a shopping spree yesterday and bought her a pretty substantial amount of new clothes...typical girl..loves fashion! (and grandpa because he really paid!)

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Just for fun....too bad they can't really do it!

from the book.."The Only Way Out Is In"...

"The Guest House"

This being human is the guest house,

Every morning a new arrival,A joy, a depression, a meanness,

A momentary awareness comes

As an unexpected visitor,

Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,

Who violently sweep your house

Empty of its furniture.

Still, treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out

For some new delight.

The dark thought,the shame,the malice,

Meet them at the door laughing

And invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes

Because each guest has been sent

As a guide from beyond.


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

It is almost Thanksgiving once again~again...how time flies.....
its been so extremely beautiful here where I live these days. My husband and I went for a run in the rain yesterday..not really rain..drizzle...but it was refreshing and fun none the less! Now it's sunny and gorgeous out this morning~
I keep thinking about how much I wish I could get back to Varanasi next year while I am in India..but I will be grateful just to be back in Mother India and leave it at that!
The city of Varanasi is just such a spiritual city..and it grabbed me tight and just held on long, long after I had left there....one day I do wish to go back, and I will.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all...and don't forget to be Thankful each and everyday!
Om Shanti!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

How times does fly~

this one is for Kaili, our grand-daughter. She is going to be a big sister next month....to her new brother..Marly. (Unless they decide to change the name before he arrives) But I just can't believe that she will be 1 year old already in January....
it seems only yesterday this little sweet pea was born. How can it be that already a year has passed????
Beautiful girl, born on her grandpa's birthday!

OM Shanti, Shanti,Shanti

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

This Life...

It has been a day of "Realization" and "Healing" for my youngest...
I really don't like to talk about personal matters here, personal matters are well...Personal. Some things should be kept private. But it was SO good! It is a New Day~~~with a very Bright Beginning for a 16 year old young man and I am so happy. Because when your children are happy it is one of the best gifts you could ever receive. At least that is how I feel.
My children's happiness is simply everything to me.
It is what I live for...and would die for...my children.
I have been blessed today...as I feel I am most everyday. Just to wake up in the morning is indeed a blessing. I don't like to dwell on things too long, for in the time it takes to dwell on one thing...that one thing has changed and now you have another..Right?
Like a beating heart...each moment is different..and ever changing.
Like my friend Ursula..we ponder these things daily! Which in my opinion is a good thing!
A Very Good Thing indeed~
Ahhh life....
gotta love it!

Monday, November 12, 2007

As One

I sometimes stop and just for a moment I ask the "unknown" that is always watching over me...
What did I do in my previous life that I am now here in this one..and am so extremely Blessed and so very Loved..
Loved so much that it sometimes hurts because as we all know everything is "Impermanent".
I have learned though..not to hurry my life...not to wish so hard for something in the future..because with the future we age and we die just a little more each day and each moment.
But I do long for the day when my beloved will retire (10 more years) and we will be able to spend so much more time together..
You see, we have this love that is unexplainable..we are, as you might say.."As One" and although it may be hard to comprehend...its just the way it is with us.
We finish each others sentences..we say something that the other one just was going to say only seconds before...we buy the very same cards for each other sometimes on our Anniversary or Valentines Day...and we have even had the same dreams at night.
Why Me?..I won't question it..I will just say Thank You..and I will do my best to be the very best person I can be in this life I am now living...because is I was this lucky this time...can you even imagine another??
OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti

Friday, November 9, 2007

I Love My India

and I Love my Yoga Practice!
But today is a Moon Day and out of respect for the practice...and allowing myself a day off...I will run 5 miles instead~
Chai has kicked in...dogs have been walked...phone calls have been returned..and emails too!
This busy chick is goin' for a run...
Peace Out!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Lakshmi and Hello Kitty....my two girls together!

How absolutely Perfect is this?!!
My most revered Goddess and my girl Hello Kitty!
My Journal is all done and on my way back to me~~~~
Love it SO much Colette!

words to live by....

such simple words....yet so powerful.
Thursday, and five days of Yoga practice under my belt.
I feel so balanced and clear.....
OM Shanti~

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

My Journal Cover~

My sweet artist friend in Canada has created a cover for my journal that I will be taking with me next year to India...
I didn't tell her what I wanted..only that I would love it to have India Gods or Goddess's on the cover...she had no idea that what she chose is my most favorite of Goddess's...
Lakshmi~The Goddess of Beauty and Abundance...
I have Lakshmi through out my whole house! I have paintings, statues, hangings and even an antique sterling silver Lakshmi framed with velvet border that I bought in Kochin 3 years ago while there. I wear her around my neck as well~
Colette...soul friend..intuitive....such a beautiful talented woman!
Her blog is on the right "A Bird in the Hand"...you might just click on it and see her work~~~~~
Holidays are coming up remember!!
Namaste my friend~
Love to you~

Monday, November 5, 2007

Close call....

OMG....My Passport and Visa were due to be delivered to me by 3pm today via Fed Ex...

It Never arrived...

I felt sick to my stomach sending them off in the first place instead of just driving into San Francisco and doing this all in person..

So I called the Indian Embassy...30 mins. later I spoke to a real live human....

they put me on hold to look for it..

and yes, I did get disconnected.


15 mins later I got a real live human being again and Begged her not to put me on hold...

they said they were looking for my Passport.

I began to cry, silently

then they came back and told me they found it! It would go out today!

It was so scary. If you have ever heard of the things that some people do to get hold of an American Passport...to sell....all sorts of thoughts were running through my mind.

But then I came back to the Breath and Trusted that it would all be OK....

and it was!

India...I am Coming back to you!


Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Headshot and the Ad!


That's about all I can say about today...WOWWWWW!!!

I gave a complimentary healing to the publisher of http://www.insightdirectory.com/

and she LOVED her Healing so much that she offered me an ad in the magazine!

She is trading me for one other session..as she wants to count today's as the first!

But the part that really blew my mind...was that TODAY is the deadline for the ad!!! I couldn't believe it...oh, really I should believe it, this sort of stuff happens to me all of the time! So...Oliver took a head shot and I put my ad together and emailed the photo and the ad to her a few moments ago....WOW!!! It will run for 6 months and it comes out in December!

Then...my phone rang...

it was a dear friend from Marin who just set up her new office space and she has 8 people who want Healings!! Yes!! WOW!!! So we are planning that on the 16th of December~~~

A VERY full day of Healings that day!

The Universe is very abundant if you are Open to Receive!

Om Shanti!

Friday, November 2, 2007

It's Always a New Day!

I love knowing that with each new day, you have the chance to "start anew". To "begin again" and that is what is just so extremely Wonderful about Life to me!
Every single day is a new day to do what you do to the best of your ability and with the Best Intention! Just like Yoga~ you come to your mat every morning, do your practice and get on with the rest of your day! What could be more simple and exciting than that??
To me, that's just Everything!
Sure, were all "tested" and some days its so much harder than others...but deep down, you know, that tomorrow is a New Day and You can Begin Again~
Its the Best!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Some Thanks to some of you who Blog....

I would just like to say Thank You to Laruga, Krista, Lisa and Ursula....
You four have been so amazingly inspiring to me in my Yoga practice. Your guidance, advice, examples and just who you are as people have lifted me so high!
Laruga~your Blog posts from India and now from Ohio on Life and your daily practice inspire me to do the best I can each and every morning...your emails too..all printed and in my journal for reference. You are truly one who took the step and became an ever better person in doing so, You learned so much about yourself and trusting..and in doing that you taught me so many lessons on those things as well.Things I shall keep with me always~
Krista~what can I say...You are a Bright Shining Spirit who never stops giving~ I hope one day I can meet you and just be in your essence! You are an example of what I wish I would have been and done at your age...and in that you have inspired me to take the fear and face it head on and GO FOR IT!!! The Yoga will keep me safe always, and you being in my life will as well!
I simply adore you for who you are and I can't imagine anyone being more true as a friend than you!
Lisa~What can I say...You are so supportive and kind and compassionate and true to yourself and what you feel and believe in...if we could all just take a little of that and act on it...what a difference it would make! I have adored you since the first day I read your blog when you were in India. I thought..this girl "has it". And you do... you have SO much that you don't even realize...and you touch so many people in the process. I Thank You my friend! You are without words...truly a gift to all~
Ursula~ I can only say that each and everyday I save the "best for last" I read your blog last...because I hang on your every word...checking in each and everyday to see how your Meditation and Yoga practice went for the day....its like a part of my morning routine...I would be lost without it! You have become my dear friend in Germany..and my day would not be complete without knowing how your morning, afternoon and evening went! I mean that you know!
I think the world of you all....and then some...but not so many..Its sad, but true. You have to use your time wisely and I do....I see my friends from a far daily and they make me a better human being in doing so!

Monday, October 29, 2007

my bad...

I got an email from a Yoga Studio that I used to attend when I lived in Marin one day last week...
It said to "Remember to set your clocks BACK one hour on Saturday Night so that you will arrive for class on time Sunday Morning"
Soooooooooooo,we did.
This morning my husband got up all leisurely and practiced Yoga and had breakfast and THEN his phone rang....
It was his Boss... "Hi Ray, are you coming into work today"?
"Hi Kathy, yes, why"?
"Well, you are almost one hour late"
my bad....
I took the phone and explained what happened, After she told me that for 24 years the clocks were changed the weekend before Halloween...but this year they get changed the weekend AFTER!
Oh well..just another day in the Cox household...did I mention there is never a dull moment around here??
We had a good laugh...then my husband left for work!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

coconut anyone??

i can hardly wait to be here and having one of these in the morning!!!!

soon...very soon!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

My home away from home in Mysore~~~~


This will be my home for 10 days upon arrival in Mysore!!
I am SO very blessed to be able to be staying at Ganesh and Anus in their upstairs room~complete with maid service and laundry! Plus Anu's food is Divine! Its a wonderful feeling for me knowing that I will be looked after so graciously, especially since I will be there during such a busy time~
Ganesh and Anu are always so good to me and my husband! Thank You again Ganesh!

If you click on the "room for rent" you can see the room I will have~
and Thank You Krista for helping as always and especially for creating the beautiful web page for Ganesh and Anu~~~You ROCK my friend!!!


Friday, October 26, 2007

since were on the subject of India....

I thought I would display what I found today when I was out "thrift shopping"!!
There is this Thrift Shop in town..it was voted "Best Thrift Shop in Nevada County"..and I DO agree with that!
I am pretty choosy when I go there..I don't really collect "things"..I walk out of there most of the time with a book maybe..or nothing at all...
but today..Today was different~
I had NO idea that the bag was worth so much more than the measly 3.00 I paid for it, I bought it because, well...I am a girl and I LOVE bags..but it reminded me of India with the jeweled Peacocks on the front and it was so well made and it was made in 1964..so I knew it was a good vintage piece. Then I did a Google search when I got home. WOW! I will treasure this bag forever~ I fell in love with it the moment I laid eyes on it!

Then I saw the Barbie in the Sari with her Bindi and ring and earrings on..and for 5.00 it was going to be for my granddaughter Kaili who is 9 months old..she still MAY get it one day. But now that I have her home I am in love with her!
I was never really a Barbie doll girl...but this one I saw when I was in India this year and I almost got her there...but didn't. Today I grabbed her!
Oh...I found a great copy of "A House for Mr. Biswas" by V.S. Naipal

did I mention that Indian novels are also one of my weaknesses??

OM Shanti!

OH...You MUST click on the photo of the bag to see the detail! Simply divine!