Firstly, I just want to send you all lots of blessings and light!
I have just landed back from India after two amazing months traveling, learning, studying, healing and as Rumi says "flowing down and down in always widening rings of being."
So to start here is a little something I wrote and then about my two months in India!
The beloved of my eye strikes a chord
A chord that I have never strum before
With ever wink she tells a story
And every sigh she sings a love song
The beloved of my eye can't be seen
And yet she is the only one
The beloved of my eye she can't be touched
And yet she is the only one that I can touch
She is the one and only one and yet she is the innumerable one
So I have just arrived in Costa Rica back from India and had an amazing two months really could not have asked for a better trip. The first week I was studying with an amazing Iyengar Yoga Teacher Usha Devi who is based out of Rishikesh but I was on a retreat with her in Goa. One of the most incredible teachers i have ever studied with. Would highly recommend her work to anyone!
Then I went to Tiruvannamalai on the side of Mount Arunachala one of the holy sites of Shiva and where Ramana Maharshi lived and his Ashram is to this day.
This site is very energetically charged as pilgrims from all over the world come to visit Ramana's Ashram and to sit in meditation there and in the two caves where he lived for 17 years after waking up. I have never been to a place where so many people are meditating and coming from the deep place of love for truth and deep desire to realize their divine nature.
India in many ways is such a hectic place but in Tiru it is amazing to feel the peace and presence that is held there even amongst the craziness - Was such a deep teaching of how our peace and well being is only related to our inner state of being. I felt this further when I went next for my PanchaKarma cleanse in Karnataka at Ayurveda Yoga Villa as we were right on the beach and all our food was delicious Ayurvedic meals and we all were receiving yummy Ayurvedic treatments yet the states of happiness from one to the next varied so differently. Having just come from weeks of meditation I felt so supported to stay grounded in the truth of Who I am.
The PanchaKarma treatment I did was 28 days and it was really one of the best things I have done for myself in a very long time. On the one side is the physical cleansing of toxins, inflammation and all else causing illness in the body. But what I felt even more was the energetic and emotional cleansing happening every day. The first commitment I made to myself when going for the PK was I would not use electronics during the treatment and this alone was a huge detox. I couldn't believe how addicted I had become to electronics and how much of my life force I wasted using them.
During the treatment I had a lot of time for Non-Doing - Actual non-doing where I just sat and stared and rested into Beingness - This supported me to see all of the patterns, belief systems and stories that kept me locked in my life. I began to see ways I didn't take care of my body, ways I wasted life force, thought patterns that kept me trapped in belief of separateness and so many subtle forms of bondage that prevented me from really living life.
The amazing thing was it didn't take some huge leap to break free from these patterns but just taking time to see them and to see how they were holding me back in my life.
The cleanse itself was also incredible and very difficult at times - I had no idea what I was getting myself into haha but in some way it was much better that way - Incredibly I lost 7 kilos over the month and really feel like a new born baby after coming out of it.
So immensely grateful for the ability to take this time to heal my body, mind and spirit this trip was long overdue for me. I am excited to continue forward from hear and take all that I have learned and apply them to my everyday life and to bring them to my work.
Skype and Retreats!
I am also planning to go back to Ayurveda Yoga Village and bring a small group of friends! I fell in love with the place and by chance met the owner and we are going to put on a retreat for a small group of people. If you are interested write me and ill add you to the email list for this trip! Dates are not set for this yet!
Also, I am back in Costa Rica for the next two months and will be starting Skype Sessions again! The Skype sessions are a combination of Shamanic Healing Work and Meditation Guidance. In the Shamanic Work we step out of the realm of time and space and thus we are not limited by physical distance.
The healing work we do in these sessions are very deep and it will be combined with suggested meditations or practices for you to take into your daily life. The Shamanic Work primarily comes from my study with Taita Juan and the Ingano tribe but also from the Quero lineage of Peru where I learned Energy Extractions, Soul Retrievals and other practices. In these sessions I combine all of my studies of meditation and Shamanism to meet your spirit and that together we can best bring healing and peace to your life.
For information on any retreats you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blessed to have you all in my life
That you can break free of any bondage in your life and realize your divine nature - That you can live a life of peace, happiness and joy
That we can learn to dance and sing through this miracle of existence!
A deep bow to you all!
Passage from Osho
"Story If you ask a Buddha, "Why are you happy?" he will shrug his shoulders. if you ask Lao Tzu, "Why you are blissful?" he will say, "Don't ask it. Rather than asking why I am blissful, inquire why you are not."
It is like a small spring in the mountains: when there is no hindrance, the spring flows; when there are rocks in the way, it cannot flow. When the rocks are removed... You don't create the spring- you only remove the negative, you only remove the obstacle. The spring was there, but because of the rock it was not able to flow. When you remove the rock you are not creating the spring--the spring was already there. By removing the rock you have removed the negative, the obstacle, and the spring flows. Now if somebody asks,"Why does the spring flow?" because the spring is there, that's why it flows. If it is not flowing then there is a cause to it. Let this sink deep in you because it is your problem too."