JOIN ME AT RANCHO LA PUERTA

RANCHO LA PUERTA

#1 International Destination Spa in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards many years in a row.

I will be a Guest Teacher September 4-17

I will be teaching a variety of drop-in classes including Yoga, Breath work, Meditation, Deep Relaxation, Chanting, Sound Healing and other Health and Wellness practices as well as leading hikes in the sacred mountains.

Please visit www.rancholapuerta.com to book your stay.

THE REASON Interview with Ian-Michael Hebert

I am SO excited to share my latest interview for THE REASON, my collection of interviews with big hearted visionaries, leaders, teachers and healers about THE REASONS why they feel how they feel, love like they love and serve how they serve.

 
Ian-Michael Hebert is one of my dearest dear hearts, favorite people and is always an incredible inspirational presence in my life.
 
He has a heart of pure gold and love and I love and appreciate him immensely.
 
He is a true visionary and the work he is doing on our planet in service to Mother Earth, nature and humanity is truly evolutionary.
 
He is a Designer, Creator and builder. He has degrees in Ecological Resort Design and development,a Masters Degree in Community Mental Health and Psychology. He is the Director of Campus renewal and sustainability at our beloved Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA. And he is a Father, Vision manifestor and Adventurer.
 
It was my great honor and pleasure to interview him about living in alignment with his Purpose, Values, Message and Vision.
 
My vision for you is that this interview helps you get clear about THE REASONS that motivate you in your life and that it supports you in conjuring up greater COURAGE to openly and vulnerably share THE REASONS that inspire you to live in alignment with your Purpose, Values, Message and Vision with those you love and serve.
 
If you like it, then like it, love it, comment on it share it with those you love and serve and take some time to ask yourself these powerful questions about THE REASON why you do what you do and feel how you feel.
 
To connect with Ian-Michael email him at ian.michael.hebert@gmail.com
 
REMEMBER, THE REASON REVEALS THE WAY.
 
Follow this link to listen to the podcast HERE
 
 

Make Peace with the Sea

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I have all over body chills and tears in my eyes <3

This woman is one of my new superheroes and has tapped into a frequency that I vision myself fully embodying <3

Ever since some recent sightings of Great White Sharks in the glorious Santa Barbara ocean many people have been asking me:

“When you swim and surf in the ocean are you afraid of the sharks?”

And I say,

“I choose to LOVE all the creatures in the sea and know that the LOVE that I am keeps me harmoniously aligned with them all.”

When I was living in Indonesia my Dad took me on a 2 week trip around the Spice Islands and we lived on a beautiful boat and went diving 3 times a day.

In the days before our trip I dreamt of sharks every night and was feeling a lot of fear about seeing one.

Being the wise man that he is, he told me “There are a lot more sharks on dry land than there are in the sea.”

This message was delivered by the adventurous Soul who jumped into a swarm of thousands of mating hammerhead sharks and sank to the bottom of the sea where he watched the the aquatic love dance while breathing underwater.

Lo and behold on our first night dive on that diving in uncharetered Indonesian waters when all I had was a flashlight showing me what was only right in front of me, I spotted 3 giant sharks within the first minute.

Yes my heart quickened.
Yes I had a momentary holding my breath “OH MY GOD I AM WITH 3 GIANT SHARKS” all over body shivver.
And yes, I CHOSE LOVE and TRUST and SURRENDER.

And because I did I BECAME ONE with the sea and her wonders were revealed to me.

Check out THIS INCREDIBLE VIDEO of these magical human beings dancing with the marine beings.

Their mission is to END THE WAR on sharks, whales, dolphins and other marine animals.

Let’s remember that the ocean was our original home.

We are all water beings here to embody and share LOVE with all of existence.

LOVELIGHTBLISS <3

Haystack Rock

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I am here now.

At Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast.

I am loungerlating in an old school leather chair kicking back with my feet criss crossed on this matching ottoman and rocking with a cup of hot tea in my hands.

I am perched in a wood house that is filled with memorabilia from fishermen and a lifetime of ocean lovers on a hill top gazing out to Haystack Rock which is one of the most sacred natural displays of beauty that I have ever seen.

There are thousands of white seagulls flying around and resting upon Haystack Rock.

Just in front of my view of Haystack Rock there is copious amounts of Queen Anne’s Lace flowers wildly growing with dollops of pink roses here and there.

The surf is flowing in constantly…wave after wave of deep aqua blue power & the soundtrack of the sea is lulling me into what feels like an alpha wave inner state of calm and centered beingness.

To the left of Haystack Rock there are 2 surfers in the ocean in head to toe super thick wetsuits and they must be truly stoked because they are catching wave after perfect wave.
Up here on the hill I can’t see the expression on their faces but I would guess they are smiling ear to ear.
And I am truly hoping that they are staying warm out there in that frigid water.
And I kinda wish I had my surfboard here.

There is a big white fishing boat slowly trolling by in the distance and my wish is that they are catching lots of fish.

There are droves of people and dogs on the beach.

Some are walking.
Some are running.
Some are skipping.
Some are biking.
Some are sitting.
Some are happy.
Some are in deep contemplation.

I have a feeling we all feel really lucky to be here.

I feel really lucky.

Last night we took a long walk down the beach at sunset until we couldn’t walk any further.

This beach is gargantuan.

Super long and super broad.

I took so many photographs and will share them with you accompanied with inspirational messages for years to come.

The scale of Nature’s majesty here makes me feel incredibly tiny.

And this littleness feels really good.

There is one lone man who is sitting in a chair very close to the waterline with his giant camera set up on a tripod.
My fantasy is that he is doing a time lapsed photography session.
He has a big pair of binoculars and he is probably looking at everything I am looking at but up close and in detail.
Hey, here’s a telescope.
I can get in on that up close and personal detail should I choose to…or I can just stay in this perspective with the bird’s eye view.
Now there is a small group of 4 people talking to him and he has leant them his binoculars. They are pointing at something in the direction of Haystack Rock.

As I tune into their frequency I now find myself with tears rolling down my face for no particular reason.

And now it’s not just tears.

Its a big deep cry.

It’s one of those “God I am so blessed to be alive” cries.

Really cathartic.

And it is really quite simple why this is happening right now…

I am deeply touched by this place.

We all are.

How could you not be?

It is familiar to me and it feels like one of my homes on the planet.

I feel deeply held by Mother Earth here.

The energy is so huge here that I feel like a child in her arms.

I feel tiny and it’s a relief to remember this Universal Truth.

I am here in this home and in this sacred place because my dear friend, who is my soul sister has an amazing family who is part of my soul familia here on beautiful planet Earth.

I just naturally and easily love them and I am grateful to receive the love that they naturally flow to me.

And I am so blessed that they graciously invited me into their mystical world here in Cannon Beach and into their super sweet world back in Portland.

Like me, they are all beauty givers and nature lovers and artists and lovers of life.

They are sensitive and kind and gracious and generous souls.

And I can palpably feel the love and attention to every detail that has gone into emulating the pure perfection of nature’s majesty in this home temple on the hill that is giving me shelter and a cozy spot to rest and relax.

This place is part of their family’s legacy passed down from 4 generations back.

My soul sister’s grandparents have passed away but I can feel their Spirits here and I deeply appreciate everything they have created here.

And I am feeling so much Love and Gratitude for my parents and grandparents and their never ending love for the sea and all of nature and for always creating dwellings that bring the outside in and have always helped remind me that WE ARE NATURE.

I am doing my best to keep these traditions alive.

And I feel their spirits here with me now (especially my dear ole Dad) and know how deeply they would appreciate this awe inspiring place too.

It always amazes me that the deepest tears I cry are the ones evoked by Love and Gratitude.

The waves of tears have now subsided but I know they will come again and I invite them to visit me anytime.

Wave after wave will continue to flow throughout the tides of time during this miraculous life.

What will always remain amidst the ebbs and flows is this Heart centered Spiritual Soul presence that is as strong and powerful as Haystack Rock❤️

Life Long Dream Come True

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After a back to back morning of sauna, meditation, Yoga practice and several clients I took a mid-day break to head down to the beach and jump into the ocean.

I came back up to my house and did my last Skype coaching session of the day in my bikini with ocean water dripping wet hair :-))

Just as my session ended my friend texted me:

Ocean dip?

YES! It’s friggin hot and I want to get back in that cool dream scene!
It’s time for round 2 dippety doo.

I cruised down the hill and met her and we caravanned back down to the beach.

As we drove I was oodling at how much fun I was having.

I am following one of my best friends as she revs through the twists and turns of Montecito in her new super foxy black Porsche and I am wearing nothing but my leopard print Brazilian bikini, freshly made green juice in hand singing along with Pharrell as he raises the vibration of the planet with HAPPY.

I was blissing.

We parked down at the same beach where I had just been swimming hours before, walked down to the seashore and the first thing I see is a dolphin leaping out of the ocean.

I looked at my girl and said:

I am going to go swimming with those lil pippins.

I threw down my towel, kicked off my sandals, flung off my sunglasses and ran into the sea and swam as fast as I could out towards a small pod of about 6-8 dolphins who were leaping and playing.

I have been swimming with wild dolphins many times in the Bahamas but this was the first time that I have ever been this close to our lil Pacific babies

Whenever I swim with the dolphins I talk to them in a high pitched tongue enhanced squeal that they seem to love.

People have always called me the Dolphin Girl when I am around the dolphins because they are always drawn to me and swirl their love mojo all around my everything.

Shortly after getting into the Sea I started my lil dolphin call and a stand up paddle boarder who could see the birds eye view of what was happening said:

They like you and they love that sound you are making and they are coming to play with you.

And then they were right there with me…jumping and frolicking and sparkling their high frequency LOVELIGHTBLISS all around me.

I played in their aquamarine playground with them for awhile and then they cruised up the coast and I started to swim in.

And when I was about half way in they came back and did a few more flips around me.

When I came back to shore and was laying out in the Sun a few people came up to me and said:

We were watching you play with the dolphins…we have never seen anything like that before!

And I said I have never had that experience before.
It’s a lifelong dream come true for me to play with dolphins in my home town.

As the crow flies, that beach, my beach, that I go to all the time is about 1/2 mile from where I grew up in Montecito.

Right here in the bay where I grew up swimming out the raft and hanging out at my God Parent’s beach house and sneaking into the Miramar Pool and getting chased out by Jacques the Miramar bicycle guardman and kayaking in the ocean with my dear ole dad.

Right here.
Right smack dab in a regular day doing what I do all the time when I am here.
Magic.
Pure magic.
Today a big ole dream came true that I have dreamed about my entire life.
It happened right here.
Right where I am.

So remember to dive into this moment.
Swim after your dreams.
And don’t give up.
There is so much LOVELIGHTBLISS for you here

(This photo was taken of me swimming with one of my fearless radical lover dolphin friends in the deep blue sea off the coast of Bimini.)

Yogi Lizard

10320485_10152379728973908_716298688036991651_nOne of the highlights of my day was finding this lil guy while on a bike ride.

He was about 2 feet long and soul gazed with me for a few minutes.

Most lizards are masters of Chatarunga, the Yoga pose that looks like a push up.

But as you can see, this lizard Yogi is doing a different pose called Reverse Namaste with his front legs.

Have you ever seen a lizard do such a thing?
I have met many a lizard in my day and this was a first.

The full pose is bringing both of your hands completely together behind your back.

It’s a very advanced pose for a lot of people because it requires major flexibility.

This guy is still working on it like many Yogis are.

I was impressed to meet a lizard who had the courage to try something new and felt extra honored that he he was flowing the Spirit of Namaste to me…in his own special Yogi lizard kind of way.

And now that I really feel into him and his message for me, it was:

Send Namaste blessings to the past and everything that is behind me.

I sure am happy that he took a break from his countless push-ups to send me this age old timeless lesson that I continue to practice daily.

Some people stop and smell the roses to remember the important things in life.

Today I remembered what is truly important by stopping and soul gazing with the Lizard Yogi.

Calling in the Condors

Calling in the CondorsA rare of wondrous blessing from the Condors of Big Sur who circled around us flying just above our heads over and over for over 10 minutes. Feeling deeply connected to, loved and supported by Great Spirit ♥

Rare and Wondrous

CondorsWe are in total awe after a rare & wondrous sighting of the condors of Big Sur…

We considered stopping the journey up the coast to check them out but decided to carry on…

And lo & behold they decided to chase after us!

Such an incredible metaphor that we do not need to turn around so that we don’t leave anything behind…if anyone or anything wants to soar to the highest heights, they will rush to find us & rise up to meet us ;-))

As they flew right by our chariot we pulled over & they circled back around soaring right above our heads… not once but 3 times…encircling us over & over again.

We knew that we were being blessed with a supreme blessing & when we read the symbology of the Condor our Spirits truly soared:

Condors prefer to live in the high mountains, to fly in the skies above the cordilleras. They symbolise the highest elevation, above limitations and obstacles. They are, above all, the symbol of the transpersonal; they integrate the wisdom of those who have died, those who have no ego. They are the symbol of spiritual ascension, of communication with the spirits, with what is subtle.

The condor is the symbol of creative power, the incarnation of timeless philosophy; his majestic flight suggests the process of life itself, of creative eternity, whose ever-living works are made up of births and deaths.

The eagle is the symbol of the sun, but the eye of the condor is the sun; it symbolises the hidden light of the great emptiness. It is the master of weather, of thunder and lightning, of wisdom, of new vision, of prophecy, of illumination.

The condor is without doubt the king of the skies, but ultimately he is a servant, a simple gardener, the instrument of the art of renovation, of cleanliness and purification; new productions need new spaces, which are fertilised from the disintegration of the old, of the spirits of the dead. Wisdom, prudence, calm, reflection, discretion, intuition, vision, prophecy, messenger of the divine – these are the attributes of the bird.