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For the past three weeks or so I have been immersed in a new creative project and not written nearly enough……give me a few more days to get over the hump and more will be on the way. And also an insight into what is being created…I am excited out it!

No matter where in the world you live, during this week of Thanksgiving, remember all the Blessings and be in Gratitude of the “hologram” presented –  large and small, seeming good and not – we are all in life together…..all different in how life looks, feels and responses…..yet all connected……

If you haven’t heard about this movie yet…now is the time  ‘Thrive”  you will see the world quite differently by the end…a must see! The information is not new, just ignored by most…..storyline puts all into perspective on how YOUR lives are affected everyday!

Until our next wandering together……..

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Unraveling Mystery

I am in Mt Shasta on retreat and regroup…..loving the mountain, warm days, cool nights and the flowing spring waters.

Hope to have a new posting up by the end of the weekend!

Thank you for visiting!

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I have been on the road for what seems an eternity and the pen to paper has paid a price. In the next few days I hope to get the spark back to share and gather wisdom’s from the between where the road and tire meet!

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Delayed Social Security Payments May Prevent Default But Would Cause Disaster

Today’s headline…..and oh such audacity they have in DC!

How about a gifted donation from the top 400 BILLIONAIRES in this country of a few hundred million or a billion each to cover all they have gathered over the years, from those like you and I!

How about all representatives of the people fore go their salaries for the next month and feel as the rest of the population feels with such headline threats!

Perhaps it is time for all those who believe they are in power to feel humility of their life, strip down to their shorts and sit on the earth of the Washington Mall and give thanks for being such great tools
and expressions of what they now represent…..

Stop the insane partisan posturing for it means naught……..

Action of integrity will only show truth…….and that must start at the top with every single one of you…..

DO YOU HAVE SUCH COURAGE?

At the end of the day and your time on earth power, possession, fears, greed, intolerance will mean nothing…..for all one seeks is that Light and Love and Peace secured by the Divine God, Creator.

And so it is!

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The middle of last week I had the strong push to create a new video series on Time Collapsing and the Mayan Calendar. This came out of the discussions on this exact topic during the previous weekend’s retreat.  Losing time is a big issue, no it is a huge issue and one that people do not have any understanding of relative to today.  Taking the journey through time/history allowed for much more clarity and an acceptance, whether understood or not, that is it indeed a reality. Video Part 1 can be seen by clicking on the video image in the list on the right side of this posting.

It was while editing Part 1 that the topics for this posting began showing up. Then in its own time and way pieces of the larger topic began incubating and birthing without my conscious awareness until the flow of information, people, messages and experiences come to me seemingly out of the blue and the topic is revealed. These themes and word kept resurfacing: Time, Space, Fear, Illusion, $$, not enough, spiritual drought, material flooding, virtuous business, spiritual capital, righteousness, thrift and contradictions to name a few. A pretty impressive line-up!

Themes Emerging for this posting:

I received an article by Neale Donald Walsch on Spirit Library June 23 about What we’ve been taught about What God Wants regarding love and money.  The last paragraph touched on the one of the topics – says it all that doing good  or the higher the purpose, the lower the rewards!

The next clue was received a day or so later from Spirit Library directly. It was about their future. After being a wonderful forum for so many very well known Spiritual Teachers and a source of information for so many seekers they realized that there is no money, not to mention profit, in the business of Spiritual Education. Even though, according to marketing sources, this is a huge $$ market.

I know so many individuals who are dedicated and doing powerful spiritual work, changing people’s lives yet in general are in no way compensated appropriately. Some people even get upset if they are expected to pay for this work. Never mind that it is the practitioner’s main work and source of income! The irony of all of this is that when there is a crises in someone’s life more often than not it is the Spiritual teacher, guide, practitioner and medicine person who receives and answers the first calls for help.

Let me clarify, the Spiritual market I am referring to is not connected to ‘any religion’ because the general driving force of religion is power over the people and most usually runs as a non-profit corporate entity where people are encourage to pay for salvation! This may sound pretty cold and hard but when you peel away the emotions, the faith, the actions and promises what is left is the unending requests for money to “save the church” not the people! I learned and saw this quite personally when married to a minister and “served” churches in the deep South and Mid-West.

I believe Mr. Walsch and God felt this was the perfect time to address the inequities of the Spiritual and Corporate worlds!

Next, in one of those accidentally searches I came across  Doing Virtuous Business by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch. It sounded interesting and worth investigating further. After reading the Bio and overview of his book as well as his book titled Thrift – Rebirth of a Forgotten Virtue. Then I read reviews by Steve Forbes, the CEO of Polaroid, a Director of Public Justice and many other high powered executives of big business and government, all espousing how wonderful this idea is and it should be implemented everywhere. I lost interest! More lost words by people who are completely out of touch with 90% of the world. Too many scandals, too many lies, too much greed and too must Virtuous Righteousness in the Name of Spiritual Capital!

Take away everything THEY hold important and what would be left……could they stand on their own two feet without shaking in fear!

And then comes a message about this week’s New Moon and Solar Eclipse with the title Initiation of the Great Renunciation or It is time to Renounce Materialism!  

How is that for Divine Synchronicity!

On the eve of this New Moon and particle Solar Eclipse on Friday, the theme of which is “Initiation of the Great Renunciation”  (Renouncing Materialism). For many readers this will throw you into panic at the possibility of losing everything  you possess and worked for, all the creature comforts, savings and dreams!

The three points mentioned below give an idea of what the Initiation of the Great Renunciation signifies:  

  • The volatility during this Grand Cross cycle instigates the unveiling of new leadership initiatives while continuing to dissolve false societal systems. This includes manipulative corporate structures and their games of monopoly.
  • The light streams of the New Moon Eclipse initiate more tangible preparation of our body to house multidimensional consciousness from the foundation of “physical body” integration.
  • This alignment catalyzes a great wave of assistance from Sirius, considered home to many of Humanity’s greatest teachers. The Sirius system is directly “upstream” from our solar system and within the galactic arm of our Milky Way Galaxy. Sirian light codes envelop our planet to help us advance into the new race genetics.

This means moving beyond the fears and incredible attachment most have to the objects, status, wealth, health and power the “illusion of material safety and security  represents!” To live on earth today there are tangible and monetary needs we all have. The degree, size and purposes of those needs are different for everyone and how the necessary universal flow of needs are given and received each moment are varying and ever changing, as it should be!

What happens when one releases the fears and attachment to material possessions, old corporate and government models and toxic medical practices is the ability to see more clearly the “hold” all these things have on you, the draining effects experienced and the pervasive corruption and deception fed to the masses from times past until this very moment. When the “revolutionary lights go on” the perceived fears and needs disappear almost immediately and thus the need to hold on to the past….this is the beginning of FREEDOM achieved without violence or an insane “defense budget!”

Until next time…..keep clearing and cleaning to Lighten the Load!

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Just after finishing the last blog entry I headed to the Santa Cruz Mountains for a week with women, indigenous and non- indigenous, at the 1000 Hummingbird Gathering. What transpired for me during that week was profound and the week following I spent in retreat for myself – nurturing, sleeping remembering and clearing. All ending just after the powerful new moon/eclipse in Gemini. A breakthrough and new clarity energetically imprinted internally.

I am not alone in taking deep inner and outer journeys as you all well know. So many of us in varying degrees of awareness are in the same place – you may be one of them!

Life is an experiential journey of lessons and understandings to be felt and seen physically as well as emotionally, mentally and spiritually. This is so for all of us, the fun or not is in how we do it and your make up!

Today I will share the experiences of the Women’s Gathering of the blessings and the challenges and pains I saw and felt. The location was amazing. The one thousand plus acre property in the Santa Cruz Redwood forest was once owned by HP Corporation. From the left turn off Highway 9 onto a single lane rough road winding and twisting a couple of miles to end at an open meadow with a single large housing structure. What a beautiful space! Our gathering was meeting further down the path at another meadow surrounded by glades, large open kitchen and seating, walk-in/freezer and prep kitchen, conference room and nature.

We would all be camping in the meadow. The land had once been part of the Ohlone People’s tribal land and like so much, it had been taken/stolen and abused by “white man” many, many years earlier – the pain and suffering still held below the surface.

One of the stories I received about this land was that several years ago the grandchildren of HP founders’ demanded this land be deeded to the State of California for the open use of all people for a return of respect of people and lands. The 1000 Hummingbird Women’s Gathering, initiated three years earlier by a group of Ohlone women was the first group to hold space and ceremony on the land since the new stewards had been in place – a significant happening all by itself!

The first group of women and one man arrived on Tuesday to participate in a three day drum making class. This time was also spent preparing the camp for the larger group arrival on Friday. I arrived not knowing anyone yet it didn’t take long to connect with a like-minded woman, with a similar “energy connection.”

The first evening during the opening circle around the fire introductions and sharing revealed much of the pains and judgments held by both indigenous and non-indigenous women. Few really knew each other yet assumptions were strongly expressed in comments and postures – non native women could not know or understand the ways, protocols, purposes and pains caused by those of the past. And those exact feelings were mirrored back through empathy, guilt, loss, pain and memory of the “outsiders” in so many ways. This should not be a surprise for this was the whole purpose of the gathering; to learn, understand, share, cry and rejoice as women, mothers, sisters and wives.

I am a person who helps everywhere. The first task was providing the only tow rope available to pull cars out of the muddy lower meadow.  Knowing my way around commercial kitchens and restaurant operations from many years of experience caused stress with some as “taking over” per se. Our chef did a wonderful job and provided excellent meals under a mixture of adverse situations, rain and cold being prominent.

Yes it rained! Tuesday while preparing the Arbor, Ceremonial Fire and canopies it rained – no, it poured and we were all drenched and in good spirits. At the lunch break my friend and I even drove the twelve or so miles into town to put our clothes in the dryer as everything else was wet!

Walking the paths through the Redwoods, most 200-300ft tall, are amazing growths of huge old stumps hit by lightening years perhaps centuries ago that were now surrounded, relatively speaking, by smaller new trees; deer families wandered occasionally watching us and then they continue to eat. Crows, ravens, hawks, turkey vultures, dozens of other birds and hummingbirds were present in flight and song.

Wednesday came with a slight breather from the rain. Preparation continued and drum making started. (That was a separate and profound experience I will share later.)

One of the reasons I needed to attend this women’s gathering was to connect with women in many different ways, to walk through my stuff, provide medicine and healing in different ways and be vulnerable to true authenticity and open heart connections, especially when appearing to be pushed away. The way my heart and soul are made up I connect to what is on the surface and what is deeply hidden and old. This is the magic of medicine woman work.

Gopher medicine was well at work the second night. In the wee hours of the morning I was awakened by something pushing at my hips, through the sleeping mat and bedding. At first I thought I was dreaming so just shifted body position. Minutes later it returned with more force to the point I thought this critter was going to eat through the tent floor. I shuffled around, it moved with me still pushing – he/she wanted me out of there! So in the darkness I emerge, pull all the stakes up and pull the tent a good three feet away from that spot. Reattached everything and slept peacefully.

The next morning I found two big gopher holes and tunnels right where I had been lying the night before. I took this as a very metaphoric message and it also provided a lot of laughs the next morning. This actually happened twice yet the second time I asked gopher to allow me that small space and they could have the rest of the land. All was quiet after that!

To be continued in a day or so…………

Due to the protocol of Sacred Native Gatherings and Ceremony, photographs are not encouraged or wanted so I took very few during the entire week. (more…)

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Our hearts and prayers are going out to the people of Japan. This does not mean deep spiritual principles are now null and void! Quite the contrary!

There appears to be more evidence that Mother Nature DID INDEED have some help in getting herself shaking and moving….so now Grounded, Truthful, Heart-Centered, Open-Eyed, Conscious Thoughts, Prayers, Blessings and Clearings are crucial to hold and assist those who are working for all that needs to be changed!

The Japanese people are not alone in the need for prayers and assistance either. The everyday people of New Zealand, Bahrain, Libya, Ireland, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Haiti and many others are in turmoil.  And there are many “just regular people” going through dramatic life-changing events.

A Message  for All of Us:

With permission of the author I share a profound message with all of you. This message was sent in response to mine, from my Japanese friend HaRuKo,  the very first person I met upon arriving in Mt Shasta. What makes this message so profound is that I say with no reservations, HaRuKo is one of the purest, clear and truthful beings I have met. Her Galactic Artwork is profound, please visit her website   http://www.bluestarchildcreation.com. (Please know she is not perfect and has her own personal life struggles just like all of us – I am speaking of her essence between Heart and Soul. We all have this potential!)

Therefore I ask you (no matter where in the world you live) to take her words humbly into yourself. If she has much work to do, then we all have tremendous work to do on ourselves.

Message: My parents are doing fine in Tokyo and I do not know anyone in the area where Earthquake and Tsunami hit very badly.  But, being Japanese it was tremendous shock and I felt in every cell of my body so intensely.  And it is a tremendous mirror and opportunity to heal myself and know myself more.  It seems to me that there is  so much more I desire to work within myself to empower myself, ’cause I know that it is the only way to create our ultimate dream.  It is really time to come into our truth, I know.   I get frustrated sometimes, so I need to remind myself often that it is perfect how I am now and where I am now.  I too feel deep deep desire to be greater love than I could allow myself to be.

No More Gloves!

It is time to take the gloves off, get down and dirty, in your face and say VERY LOUDLY – Lightworkers and Light Carriers of the World it is time to WALK YOUR TALK THROUGH AND BEYOND THE MATERIAL MEDIA FEAR.

It is time to put Dr. Emoto’s work and the truths of others into complete practice, WORLDWIDE!

Now is the time like no other time in known history to put into practice every single spiritual lesson and knowing available. Every part of the Universe is telling us that! The incredible astrological set ups happening – Uranus in Aries on the same day of the earthquake; earth moving into the Ninth Day cycle (and last cycle) of the Mayan Calendar on March 9th,  the more hidden dwarf planet of Makemake heralding change, transparency, shake up! For those unfamiliar with Uranus – it is known as the radical, system’s buster, shaking up all that is stuck. Add Jupiter (expansion) in Aries to the  mix. Uranus, She/He comes into Aries, (the active imitating warrior) every 84 YEARS, literally ONCE IN A LIFETIME and that is NOW!

Yesterday I was having lunch with a friend in a local microbrewery and during conversation I had an amazing revelation about Japan’s earthquake. We were sitting at wooden tables surrounded by dozens of huge stainless steel beer vats. The spotlessly clean, shiny, perfect vats surrounded by wooden rafters and beams at varying angles reminded me of Japanese décor.   Perhaps Mother Earth herself was saying “I cannot stand within the  such confined and ridge structures imposed by MAN/HUMANITY and their rationalization of purity in control.” I will say that probably ALL systems/countries of such control over people’s minds and free-will are at risk of similar natural wake up calls, this country included)

If I may give you the perspective of what the event in Japan could mean not only to itself yet to the rest of us!

Birthed out of the horrendous loss during WWII, Japan set it sights on never being destroyed again by the other guys! Perhaps this time, the pure desire for perfection out of the ashes has been the catalyst itself!

I have been to Japan and it is a beautiful country and her people are mostly wonderful and friendly, yet there are always those who are dark, greedy, cruel and demeaning. Her history is of powerful Lords and Emperors, power, aggression and abused woman and peasants. A pure feudal system.  Architecture, landscaping, bonsai, art, clothing, interior design, technology and innovation are all about clean, clear, simple, controlled, confined, precise and minuscule appearance and application. Nothing out of place!

In general her people are taught to be incredibly respectful and fearful of anyone who is “above them”, even if that is just an inch. Guarding personal feelings is required protection. Many grow up starved of demonstrative love from parents, only because the demonstration, not the love, was forbidden to them.  Creativity is framed through Left-Brain functions with brilliance in music and sciences normal. Right-Brain, out of the box and just flow is not so common.

“Melting down of the nucleus/center within destroys old structures not in resonance to the new and natural flow of universal life. The external can remold and rebuild in flowing harmony.”

Transmute and Cleanse Consciousness

Today I heard that in a store in Ashland, OR (a supposedly very conscious community) there were people fighting over what small supplies of iodine were available. Other stores are now rationing iodine for concern customers getting upset when supplies are out. This is unacceptable behavior!

From what I have heard/read “in relation to radioactive contamination, iodine is good for the thyroid, yet has little benefit to other systems of the body!”

We need to, as a collective consciousness focus on cleaning the air, the water, the rain, and the land and OURSELVES.

Responsible or Irresponsible Media!

Question what you read and who puts it out! INCLUDING HERE!

Who has a vested interest, paid for research; it is US against THEM, a cover-up, diversion from real point of interest, whose facts, why!

How short the collective memory when mass media takes over.  Do you remember back to Y2K and the media/tech industry hype that all systems would crash and the world would disappear if all computers were not updated to the “new” codes.

January 1, 2000 at a minute past midnight we were ALL still here!

Do you remember the pandemics of Bird Flu, Swine Flu, Mad Cow Disease, Small Pox, Measles, Cholera and Anthrax that have been begun and ended by the media/NIH (National Institute of Health)/EPA/WHO? Yes, there were deaths and thousands of animals slaughtered but were they all the REAL CAUSES!

There were no Weapons of Mass Destruction! We are told of terrorists! For the past ten years every airport traveler has been subjected to insane, insulting, invading, sheep-herding procedures in the name of safety. Because it has been instilled by media and governments that “ the YOU next to me” is the potential bad guy!  And so everyone who looks different to you becomes exactly that!

There are financial crashes, yet the rich keep getting richer, in spite of the crashes!

Have WE lost humanity OR have WE lost the wonder of our uniqueness within humanity!

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Opening the blinds of the hotel room in Flagstaff, AZ revealed a beautifully sunny but cold morning for the drive to Santa Fe. After packing the overnight stuff back in the car I checked the engine fluids…oil was OK, coolant need topping up, which was duly done. One quick return to the room, wash hands and return to the car…..to find something leaking from the engine…had to be the coolant. First stop of the day was the auto parts store for something to seal the leak. That done with the help of a salesman, a prayer of “oh please keep us both safe and in working order” and we headed for Hwy 40 to Albuquerque and then Hwy 25 to Santa Fe.

As the miles unfolded the scenery changed from forest covered mountains to bare hills, desert flatlands and then New Mexico’s moon-like landscape.

For anyone who has traveled the highways and byways of this country in any direction can’t help but notice that far too many towns and cities have lost their personality or signature….driving through main streets, neighborhoods, shopping areas, business centers they all start to look the same…..the same or similar planning, stores, name brands, big boxes, restaurants…..some “old downtowns”, especially those relying on the status of tourist or art destination are small, quaint, individual but not that many. After miles of roads, farmlands, prairies, grain elevators and tiny, almost forgotten towns in the middle of CO, KS, NE, UT, NV, they all look the same which I find to be quite sad for travelers and residents alike.

On my first visit to Santa Fe I arrived from the East in late 2006, from Washington D.C. area. This time arrival was from the West. The first visit of living and working there lasted about 14 months; this one would be four nights or so. Northern New Mexico around Santa Fe and Taos are gems of beauty and interest. I love the mix of Native American, Adobe and Spanish architecture, culture and food. It is in everything and you know you are in another world experience. This area is old. The Taos Pueblo is the oldest continually inhabited community in the country, possibly a thousand years or more; first Spanish missions date back to around 1613, and then White/European settlers came after that. History has dictated these three cultures to be at odds with each other and there are still separations unfortunately. Invasion, retaliation, genocide, conversion, intolerance, tolerance, acceptance, and honoring have played and shaped the people, art, food, dress and tourist economy.

My visit was to reconnect and spend time with friends, to meet others I had heard of through mutual friends and finally put faces and voices together, share stories and learn, visits to several very special galleries, meet artist and art in presence, experience my more expanded Self in a former familiar setting, and be grateful and blessed by all.

This land is the high desert. It is dry, rocky, eerie at times, UFO visited mesas, burial grounds of ancient wanders and warriors. Hot in summer, cold winters. And this land is and has been corrupted by the worst that science can dream up and test. In the hidden labs and dugout mountain range of Los Alomos, only 25+ miles from Santa Fe, science boasts of imagining, building and dropping the Atom Bomb, of secret (to this day) genetic cloning research, of alien exploration and even possibly creation, of barbaric mind control and manipulations (like the Philadelphia Experience) and the development of germ warfare for eventual population control. In Southern New Mexico underground testing of warheads and nuclear bombs have been commonplace, as well as the dumping of such waste!

Why this ancient land has felt so much and still speaks of power, beauty and forgiveness astounds me, yet it does! The land always spoke to me in so many ways… I used to love walking the canyons and arroyos of rocks, red dust and sage brush. Sometimes ancient messengers were all around me, guiding, revealing and sharing wisdoms.  One day I was standing on the edge of a large and long dry arroyo (gully). The peace disturbed only the whisper of wind,  “what do you have to tell me today?” run through my mind…

A voice, yet not a voice, a feeling presence enveloped me,

When consciousness shifts the waters will flow!”

And as these words formed within, an energetic picture was revealed.

Clear waters flowing deep under the burnt ground of the arroyo, pushing up and out through tiny cracks.

It was not just about where I was standing. This was a message about US as Humanity. You see, the Element of Water is associated with Consciousness and Emotions…the very beginning fabric of life and manifestation.  When We, individually and collectively change and grow life all around us does the same. This message was received in 2007.  Now as 2011 waits for the door to open, to reveal in time just how far our Consciousness and Awakening have come!

The road trip out of Santa Fe to Kansas City started in anticipation of another snow storm….stuck on a remote highway in swirling snow storms, fridge temperatures and endless miles ahead is not something I wanted to test and so this timing departure blessed me with beautiful clear blue skies, high 40s and smooth sailing for the 750+ miles across the central plains.  Pretty much I was following the routes known as Hwy 66 (and as the old song goes “getting your kicks on Hwy 66”….and the pioneering Santa Fe Trail ending in Boonville, Missouri.

A mid point on this route is the real Dodge City, KS, the cowboy whistlestop so many of us remember from the early days of television and kids westerns like Hopalong Cassidy, Wyatt Earp and Gunsmoke. There is a small area on the east end of Dodge City with familiar facades of the original saloon, general store, bank, church, and the jail, along with souvenir shops, art and clothes.

Eventually the endless miles did end at the home of my son Jerame and his fiancé, Kate. Since arriving the days have been filled with celebrations of Christmas, Birthdays, coming New Year and doing energy and sound healing sessions with the families, of retracing, shifting and dissolving threads of past lineage and experience memories to clear the way for entry into our new times. More below…….

A month ago today I was standing on the cliff edge at Big Sur, CA and received the profound message to retrace the steps of the past and return to Florida from the birth of my grandson. I am at the mid-point so to speak, both in time and in location. Although not the exact geographical center of the country, it is the mid-point “big city” east/west and north/south. One city for two states, Missouri and Kansas! As Jerame has lived here for quite a few years, both before and after graduating UMKC, visits have been normal. I hadn’t paid attention to its significance in repeating pattern until now.

My first visit to KC was in 1987 for computer training with TWA. Back then I designed and often led specialty tours to Orient, South Pacific and all of Central America.  In 1996 we moved to Marshall, MO (83 miles east of KC). My husband, Tim, took a position as Minister for a congregation in the town. Jerame’s years at UMKC and buying a home continue to draw me back to this midpoint. None of this I ever anticipated, way back when!

Coming Full Circle – The clues appearing in people’s lives!

Yesterday I received an unexpected call from Lori after many months of no contact. This is not really so unusual either, it has been the pattern for us both since I departed Florida in 2004. Lori was one of my Reiki students back then. About Jerame’s age, we have always been friends especially since our profound shared experience of finding a dead man one night. (Part 1 of “A Trip for Chocolate”)

During her call she talked about how her life is coming full circle and now realizes the importance of all the previous years of work and contradictions between the real everyday life and the striving to be an enlightened spiritual being desiring, desperately sometimes, to not be here. I am sure many of you can identify with these feelings.

Lori’s calls in the past have always come as affirmations of what was happening or what I happened to be writing about on that particular day. Yesterday was no different. My first question to her, asked with joy and laughter attached was “what message do you have today?” As she spoke of her life, relationships and work the theme became apparent coming full circle, retracing steps and bringing her/the world into balance. I started to note some of her phrases; they were perfect descriptions of the realizations:

Balance of the world is so important

Not interested in collecting things but rather having experiences

Bring back enlightenment (leaving superficial rhetoric behind)

Rekindle remembrance fires

Not want to be stagnant

Spiritual and physical balance

To be in the NOW

We talked about being stagnant verses continuing to take tiny, small, ever growing steps. My remark of feeling stagnant, uncreative, even loss of purpose brought a great burst of laughter to the surface;

“If you look in Webster’s under Stagnant, nothing about you will be in the description…..stagnant is to Settle for exactly the same as always has been…same town, house, job, interests, stuff, patterns…NEVER changing anything……You only Settle for a moment in time and experience that!

Lori was right about it all. Her revised views of all the past circling to meet her evolved self, what stagnation is and is not, what is important to her to bring joy, peace, beauty and romance back and it all begins, ends and is realized FROM WITHIN.

As with al l my stories and ramblings, they are to perhaps help the reader to review their own lives, why they have been drawn to it, is it relative to something in the NOW in their life! We are preparing for another completely new year, unlike any other in history.

I leave you with a profound verse to herald in 2011 and the purest expression of Coming Full Circle as the line is crossed to begin the Paradigm of 26,000 years of LIGHT.

Without the Dark one cannot see the power of the Light

Without Violence one cannot know Peace is the answer

Without Hate one cannot know Compassion

Without Adversity one cannot learn Respect

Without Power one cannot understand Surrender

Without Greed one cannot learn Generosity

Without Possessions one learns Freedom

Without Light there is no Love

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In my rush to get something online I missed a lot of the facts I learned during this journey. Please note I will give you what I remember in simple terms as my technical knowledge is not there yet. I had all this stuff roaming around my mind in the wee hours of other morning and as I want to keep the blog journal in sequence my journeys this past week will come after later.

As I write this piece today I am listening to Andre Bocelli and am in heaven – I am back in Europe with the feel of the music touching a very deep, longing and loving place within me….the passion of life within the words and music is so powerful….is this not what we seek on this journey!!!! Such pondering within the Sonoma wine country!

To continue – Facts I remember:

The vision of Lucy and Ethel stomping grapes in the vineyard is a fact of the past, yet anyone who saw that episode will smile at the memory and craziness it portrayed. This young man working the grapes by hand is as close as it gets today!

Grapes in general – the tannin comes from the skin- juice comes from the pulp.

Within the field or blocks of any particular variety of grape, for instance, chardonnay, merlot, shiraz, etc. the flavor and characteristics change noticeably because of the amount of sun, soil makeup, moisture,  drainage, and pruning. As I walked through the blocks randomly picking grapes to taste after a while I was able to tell where there were higher sugars, more or less acid, more pulp juice,  lightness or depth within the variety. When all these different flavors come together in the pressing each batch becomes absolutely unique and pretty much can never be replicated.

The weather and the slightest fluctuation in moisture at the wrong or right time can make or break an entire season of growth. Too much or too little sugar or acid; water and heat create mold within clusters; to prune or not to prune allows for more or less light and sun or not enough at a crucial time. As with all agriculture, reading Mother Nature’s cycles is an art and discipline borne out of experience.

In all fairness to life’s journey I do have to say that there has been a few moments of misunderstandings and assumptions by the three goddess’s in different situations on the journey to wine country. These are not to go into yet only to say that hindsight is such a great equalizer when objectively viewed from not only our 3-D world but also the unseen and higher realms of purpose. I thank my traveling companions for the gift of such great realizations into my own work and that of the greater picture we all so often (myself included) miss!

After the time spent with the Pete Barra and family,  I headed south to Sabastapol. My first visit turned out to be on a Sunday, day of the farmer’s market on the central plaza. It also turned out to be at the time of celebrating and honoring the Pomo Indian Tribe of Northern California. Dancers, singers and drummers of varying ages shared their history and cultural traditions under warm sunny skies to an appreciative crowd.

It was in Sabastapol that I had my first “couch surfing” experience with Bob and Kat. They opened their home and hospitality to me and what a great experience it was all around! Bob loves his “bike” and it turned out that he had just arrived back from a 30 day ride around Co, NV, AZ and CA.

From there I went to Petaluma for two nights and “couch surfed” with another wonderful family, Ron, Imka, Kayla and Sabastian. Conversations around the dinner table, watching Ron successful can the abundance of tomatoes they had grown in their garden and being charmed by 11 year old Kayla and her talent with the cello, clarinet and piano and wonderful her innocent dialogue. Kayla in her “shades”!

I am now just outside Sabastapol in Forestville staying with another woman. Irene is a former dancer and lives in a small home with an amazing garden she has cultivated over the past 10 years. She grows everything and has six chickens to boot! She asked me to stay here until next Wednesday to look after her garden while she takes a few days off for vacation. After that, I’m on to another adventure over the weekend with Therese!

I have been paying attention to the “clues” popping up as to whether this (Sabastapol) would be a good place to live! I thought Shasta area may have been it, but it appears not to be!  The theater, dance and creative scene in Sabastapol is very strong as is the healing arts community. A partnership would be a nice plus as well….time will tell!

Today we woke up to a soft rain and my host Irene went into panic to complete all the things she had not done to prepare for the first rains. What made it more urgent was the fact she was going away for a few days and could only see disaster “things” were not done. I helped where possible with picking tomatoes and grapes in the morning rain but left her to plants seeds and attend to her stuff while holding a quiet space…it is interesting how I am understanding the meaning of this type of presence!

Last night I went to a small theater production featuring 2 actors and puppets offering a dramatic message of life situations.. Independent Eye Theater! It was a different format for messages similar to my Life Theatre production!

About noon I left to go and do my washing, get coffee, visit the farmer’s market and then joined the last day of the countywide Art Walk by driving around following the signs to various galleries….millinery by Amy Smith- flyingcolorstudios.com (what I thought was a lost art – hats, both panama and felt, were part of my school uniform in Sydney), woodworking, photography, weaving, painting and incredible  junk art by Patrick Amiot (patriclamiot.com). His art is featured all over the town in parks, commercial buildings and people’s front yards. The whimsical memories of childhood are caught in each piece!

Well, I think I have pretty much covered it for this installment….I hope you days and nights are unfolding in similar mystical fashions. In conversations and observations with others the common theme (although unaware by most) is about life and passion for it….finding it….settling for less to keep peace…where to find balance in and to be in love with?……where are you in the dance….can we find each other on the same dance floor…..or will it be a brand new, scary, unknown, unproven, illogical location without a practice mirror to reflect US back to OURSELF!!!!!!!!  OUCH!

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So much has happened recently and I am still floating and not necessarily in a completely good way….meeting new people from different walks of life…still looking for the place to “hang my hat”. I miss the mountain energy and most especially the water.

Pictures and stories to follow soon.
My phone has been doing strange things recently…people are getting busy signals and I have no idea why. Last few days seem OK!
Please keep trying as I would love to talk an catch up.

Blessings to all!

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