where the ordinary meets the extraordinary

My regular readers know that I attended the Kumbh Mela in Hardiwar in February for 9 days. I bathed in the Ganges on Mahashivaratri. While I was not at the Mela towards the end in March and April when there were millions more people than in February, I certainly don’t feel as if I missed…

the surrealistic version of Eat Pray Love

I’ve always received messages in my meditations. Some might call them visions although that is too strong a word for me because I certainly don’t consider myself any type of psychic. I do get flashes of peoples’ lives when I do energy healing — I usually don’t tell them what I see but when I…

Aum Gan Ganapatye Namah

O Ganesha and Kali Ma, bless our yatra! I have one more train ride for which to buy tickets. What’s so hard about that you may ask? Well, if you have ever dealt with the Indian rail website, believe me, I repeatedly chant Ganesha’s mantra to remove any and all obstacles! One can book tickets…

my short cut to nirvana

(This image was originally posted to Flickr by Naresh Dhiman) Those of you who are regular readers of this blog know that I am planning a lengthy stay in India next year. I had planned to spend two months in an ashram in south India studying yoga therapy with a swami. I have since learned…

detaching from the outcome

Karmani ave adhikars teyou have the power to act only ma phalesu kadachanayou do not have the power to influence the result ma karmaphal hetur bhootherefore you must act without the anticipation of the result ma sangostu akramaniwithout succumbing to inaction The end of any year always leaves me in a pensive mood, plus I…