The Bee and Its Message

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” Buddha. I am that flower.  Recently, my friend, Lezlie , and I were at Questhaven Retreat Center , a wonderful place created and run by Christian mystics, beautiful souls who walk the talk. In other words, they not only speak of love, and peace, and harmony, they live it in their actions and their offerings to the community. They offer pranic healing by love donation on the first Sunday of the month. Lezlie and I had received pranic healing and were integrating in a quiet space overlooking a beautiful canyon with desert cactus, wildflowers and subtle colors amongst the fading green quickly turning into golden hills. A bee came to me, circling and circling. The trick taught to me by my childhood Portugese friend of swiping thumbs against fingers wasn’t working. I rose from my chair and the bee followed. Lezlie tried to intervene saying, “Oh come here, my little friend. I want
Enjoy the video from the recent Happy Rhythms 4 a Happy Life free online class.  Next class March 23rd. Sign up:

Happy Rhythms 4 A Happy Life!

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Surfing the Waves of Grief and Gratitude

Do you ever listen to the lyrics flowing through your thoughts? Not the annoying commercial jingles that get stuck in your head, or most of the children’s songs you sing carting your young ones around. But seriously, have you ever really thought about Row Row Row Your Boat? That is one complete system of living in and of itself. I’m talking about songs that get in your head for a reason. A snippet of the Pink Floyd song, Fearless, was running through my mind, “Fearlessly the idiot faced the crowd, smiling (entire lyrics and You Tube link below).” I must admit at first I figured it had to do with a current person in the White House. But since Jung says all the characters in our dreams are merely aspects of our own selves, I went deeper into the rabbit hole. One recurring lyric is enough to send me into sleuth mode. Some people stalk exes or old classmates online. I research totems. What does it all mean? Is it just a random swarm in my backyard or did three dozen amber co

Full Moon Wesak

Full Moon Wesak celebrates the birth of the Buddha. It is a great time to confront the past so you can release it and start anew. Sunday is Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day to all, whether or not you have biological children. We are all creators of our own realities, therefore, all Mothers! There are a few young people in my orbit these days. This is good for a number of reasons. They ask the best questions. They challenge me with queries about beliefs I have held for so long I stopped questioning them. The other day a young person said to me. “I’m constantly hearing teachers saying to ‘love yourself.’ But they never say how. How can I love myself more?” Well, how do you love a child? You give a child words of love, positive reinforcement and affection. Now give that to yourself. OK, I‘ll be the first to admit I would feel silly going around hugging myself all the time. But there are other ways I love myself. Here are 3 ways to get you going on your self love journey. But fi