It’s CHOICE not chance that determines your destiny.
— Jean Nidetch
It is the last day of Mercury Retrograde and the last 3 weeks have been a time of wrapping up loose ends from the past.
In honor of Venus and Love and in honor of my recent past when I spent 2 months on the island of Bali (and the islands near her), I am writing an Ode to Mama ShamBALI.Continue reading
This last weekend I had the great pleasure of teaching Yoga, Conscious Breathing and a mini workshop called “A Journey Through The Chakras” at one of my favorite places on the planet, The Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA. Over the past 3 years I have facilitated “A Journey Through The Chakras” a lot and every time I teach it I draw a picture of Chakra Man, the guy you see pictured here.
I draw him on a giant white paper sketch pad on an easel.Continue reading
To amplify the SUPERPOWERS of this Full Moon:
*Open up to the subtle energies of the unconscious and to your feelings.
*Know that Choice becomes possible if you trust your real feelings.
*Open up to a new positive perspective that will help you confront the financial, political and environmental issues facing you.Continue reading
VIBRATION TRANSFORMATION JUICE FACTORYContinue reading
Last week I arrived home late from a birthday party and went inside to get ready for bed.
I realized that I had left one of my favorite beauty products Bee Magic (a healing salve made out of the purest bee mojo) in the car, so I went back out into the garage to get it.Continue reading
On my birthday hundreds of you awesome friends wrote on my wall.Continue reading
“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.”
Don’t you love it?
Isn’t it right on?
It gives me Truth chills.Continue reading
They arrived with a pizza box but never ate a bite of pizza.
They wanted to pick oranges off the trees and make smoothies.Continue reading
We are back up at the house looking out to the ocean and Santa Cruz Island.
We were just on Santa Cruz Island today and it is so amazing to be looking at it now from this bird’s eye view.
What a truly epic day.
One the way to Santa Cruz we were accompanied by hundreds of happy dolphins, breaching whales, sunning seals, cruising sharks, as well as countless cormorants, seagulls and pelicans.
30 seconds before the dolphins and whales appeared I said, “I can feel the dolphins and whales. They are here.” And began to call them with my special dolphin and whale calls…and then they showed their sweet selves.
When I saw them I squealed like the most blissful person on the planet.
The combination of being with the Captain of my Heart and my favorite creatures on the planet brought waves of ecstatic happiness throughout my entire being.
The water was crystal clear aquamarine blue and we could see the bottom of the ocean throughout the day.
Captain Dabney drove the boat into Painted Cave, the biggest sea cave in the world and we could hear the seals barking from deep within.
We spotted 2 bald eagles majestically perched and checking out the wonder of it all.
We sea kayaked into a magical cove and then walked up a canyon to a waterfall where we found a time capsule that Chris had written in 11 years ago when he visited that very spot.
We checked out Arches, a stunningly gorgeous rock formation that was created when the islands were forming via volcanic eruption millions of year ago. The hot gasses blew a giant hole in the molten rock as it hit the cold waters.
On the way back to the mainland we were in the presence of more giant blue whales who were powerfully slapping the surface of the sea with their tails.
When we pulled back into the harbor we met up with my sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew and cruised down the coast. We were all so delighted and elated and laughing gratefully as we zoomed through waves. We reminisced about our childhood doing the exact same thing with our dad when we were growing up here as children of the Sea in SB.
Tears are streaming down my face as I write this because I AM SO BEYOND GRATEFUL.
We Santa Barbarans are so blessed.
Every day we have the opportunity to be on a totally unique adventure in the beyond belief beauty of Mother Nature that completely blows our minds and blasts open our Hearts.
I LOVE YOU SANTA BARBARA.
I am SO LUCKY that you are my home town.
This is Heaven on Earth.
This quote by Friedrich Nietzsche keeps popping up in my consciousness lately.
The more I consciously choose Love, Compassion, Forgiveness and Gratitude the more I experience Love, Harmony, Peace and Happiness in my life.
I am finding that whatever I consciously choose to focus on is what I experience.
That might seem silly to some, but to me, it’s real because it’s happening more and more.
In the same way that you become intoxicated by wine when you drink it and it changes your consciousness, I am under the influence of the energies that I constantly ingest.
I am always listening for the sweet melodies of Love, Compassion, Forgiveness, Harmony, Beauty, Grace and Light.
And because I focus on finding these energies everywhere, everything is someone or something that I can dance with…if I choose to perceive reality in this way.
I am finding that when I am in the presence of anyone who doesn’t hear the music I hear it’s simply because they are not putting their focus on the same things that I am focusing on.
We are not tuned into the same frequency.
We are not drinking the same wine.
We are not under the same influence.
We are not listening to the same song.
And of course we might not understand each other because we are not listening to the same station.
And this is the thing….
I am deeply devoted to listening to beautiful music and I deeply want my life to be a beautiful dance and I am doing everything I can on an on-going basis to tune into the channels that uplift and inspire me.
If you don’t like the song you have been listening to over and over then simply change the station and tune into a song that uplifts you.
You are the only one who can change the channel and there are lots of stunningly gorgeous songs to listen to…
And when you do, I bet you’ll be dancing too ♥
Photo by Alexander Yakolev