Saturday, January 30, 2010

I know it has been awhile...

I have TWO "Practice for the children Pendants" available at the moment..


(photo courtesy of Bettina from Germany!)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Big Announcement...

Today I am heading to the Post Office...

as I have TWENTY-SEVEN "Practice for the children Pendants" to send off to Japan!!

Yes, Twenty-Seven~

I want to Thank Kaori for her order yesterday~
Thank You so, So much!

I know that there are so many that need help in this big world of ours...
I wish I could do more.
I can do what I can, and with all of you by my side supporting these children who are so near and dear to my heart..we All are doing so much.
I am deeply grateful and humbled.

We have now raised $2495.00 for the children of Operation Shanti.
I have others still asking about pendants...
and I have more available.
Thus far we have sold 143 pendants.
Since September....

I am going to keep having these made and available throughout the end of February.

This has been such a Blessing...a tribute to our Guruji..and a blessing for the children who live in Mysore, India where our beloved Guruji lived..and so many of us traveled there to practice our Yoga...at his shala.

If you would like one, you can order one on the right sidebar of my blog where it says "Pendant". The cost is $34.00 and that includes shipping anywhere in the world~

It just makes me so happy to know that these are literally "All Over The World" right now!


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Mia Farrows sister Prudence and Tracy...

Ready for a story everyone??? A very Special story.....

Today was the Gem fair..a day that I was looking forward to for some reason..that was yet to reveal itself to me until I stepped foot into the Pavilion.

My attention was immediately drawn to a gentleman's table in the far off right corner and it was almost like a Magnet that directly took me by the hand and guided me to this mans table...

I looked down and saw this pendant...
I just KNEW I knew who he was, yet I could not place him at the time.

I asked the man at the table who the Guru was on the pendant and he was drawing a blank as well...
but, he did tell me that he made a handful of these for a woman who lives in Monterey and her name was Anne Farrow..he only had the one left as it was an extra...

I told him I would google her and see if I could come up with who the Guru was...

I paid him the $12.00 for the pendant set in sterling silver and went on my way..knowing deep inside I had a very special gift...just not knowing how special it really was!

When I got home I had remembered who the man was in the pendant as I had a book on him and his photo was in Namarupa magazine with the Beatles...Maharishi Mahesh Yogi...but I googled the woman's name anyway..
and found out that the woman is the sister of actress Mia Farrow and her birth name is Prudence Anne Villiers Farrow. She was in India in 1967-68 with the Beatles and stayed at the Ashram with them...and she was the inspiration for the song written by John Lennon.."Dear Prudence"...

I feel so Blessed to have been able to get this pendant, as when I was in India in 2008 I took a meditation class with Narasimhan my teacher who was a direct student of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. I will never forget his love for his teacher and how he looked at his photo and smiled the most serene smile I will ever see...placing flowers below his photo and placing his hands in Namaste.
Upon my return to the states I heard the news of the passing of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
I thought about what a blessing it was to have experienced the gift of learning TM from my teacher while in India...
a technique that I practice daily and love so much.

I really had no idea that this was going to be such a special blessing...
but then who really does?
It was just as it was..
meant to BE~


http://www.pophistorydig.com/?tag=beatles-prudence-farrow (for the full story)

Chapati making!

nice to see everyone helping out with the Chapati making!!

(photo taken at Karunya Mane, Mysore India)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Karunya Mane Veggie Garden!

How wonderful is this!!
The "security" man at Karunya Mane also tends the veggie garden there.

This is exactly what we want to do once we "plant" ourselves there one day!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

India is calling....

Many of my friends are headed to or have already arrived in India.
Yes, it's that time of year once again...but, this year my husband and I will not be going.
It makes me so sad.
It was a yearly trip for us, and in fact we would be leaving most likely next week if we were going as well.

But I am so Grateful that we are both working and we have a home..no complaints really, other than just missing Ma India.
But..knowing that we Will be going back One day..keeps a smile in my heart.

I really wanted to be able to go and give Operation Shanti a check in person :0)
but instead I will send it to the San Francisco office and know that because of so many of you, my readers, friends and supporters. The children at Karunya Mane will be well taken care of with the $2050.00 that we have raised for them!

I do have 19 pendants left...
so if you'd like one please place your order and after they are gone..the check will be sent!
Thank You All~ You are all beautiful beyond words!

Oh...and I am still planning on having the collage made..I only have about 38 photos, and if you would like to be included, just email me your photo and it will be done!