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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Peace Angels

I am very proud to be part of the most beautiful event being held in Sydney tomorrow night September 25th. It's called Peace Angels Walking Light Peace Festival and it is going to be spectacular.

At about 6.45 pm 38 beautiful angels and 15 cherubs will walk through Sydney's Hyde Park in the name of Peace. There will be an indigenous fire ceremony, lights, crystal bowls, orbs and lots more.

A ceremony will be performed at the ANZAC War Memorial and then the angels will walk/dance to the fountain at the northern end of the park where another ceremony will be performed. It's going to be amazing!

If you are in Sydney and want to take part in bringing more peace into the world please come along and join us.

Om Shanti Peace

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Happy Perspective

A woman was travelling in India and noticed how happy the people were so she asked one of the locals, "Why are Indians so happy?" His reply was simple and powerful, "We look at other people, people poorer than ourselves, and feel lucky for all the things we have. Westerners however look at other people and see the things they do not have"

Monday, September 5, 2011

September Sangha

September 14th

Our Sangha this month is one I am very excited about because the main focus of the evening is Kirtan! I love Kirtan it just makes me feel so good. We all know the amazing feeling we get from singing, going to a concert, listening to music. We know that it makes us feel good and there are many studies that prove it's theraputic effect.

It's not a new concept. People have been making music for centuries. All cultures have musical traditions and India is no exception. Kirtan involves musicians and singers leading a group in a call and response of traditional mantras or chants in the very ancient Sanskrit language. You may not understand what you are repeating but it really doesn't matter as the sounds will lift your vibration and you will just feel better. When I first went to Kirtan I was so self conscious of my voice but it didn't take me long to start singing at the top of my lungs and loving every minute of it. So don't worry that you won't know the words or can't sing because it doesn't really matter!

Apart from the wonderful experience of Kirtan we are also going to her Alison, a lovely lady who I studied Ayurveda with, talk to us about her trip to Sri Lanka and her panchakarma experience. Panchakarma is a traditional Ayurvedic therapy that involves a whole variety of cleansing and rejuvenating techniques specifically designed for each client based on their dosha and their doshic imbalances. Panchakarma is used to treat a whole range of illnessess and diseases and has been used in India for centuries with amazing results. It is something that I would love to experience so am really looking forward to Alison's talk.

And if all that wasn't reason enough we will have my wonderfully talented friend Tony Jackson treating us to one of his amazing meditations. I have been lucky enough to experience many of Tony's meditations and they are part meditation part healing. They are something not to be missed.

So please come along and join us in another wonderful night as we join together to sing, learn, share experiances and enjoy and evening of community.

Phone, text or mail me for the details.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

It's Spring!!

Yeah Spring is officially here! I love the change of seasons and this would have to be my favourite. Being a vata I am not at all good friends with winter and all it's cold and damp, but I have learnt to appreciate its beauty and place in the cycle of nature. As appreciative as I am I still rejoice when it is over and I no longer have to wear heavy coats and stay indoors counting the days till the warmth returns. Anyway enough about me.

The beginning of Spring, like the beginning of any new season, is a time when we have to take care of our bodies as we adjust to the changing climate around us. How often do we get the sniffles or a spring cold or just feel a little out of sorts as we start to come out of the winter? This is because we physically start to release all the kapha (cold, damp, wet) that has been stored in our bodies over the winter and if we are not careful during this process we might end up with a change of season cold. Last spring I wrote a post on how to change your diet, routine and day to day activities so that you can avoid getting sick so follow this link to read all about it. If you have any questions, comments or would like help please come in and see me send me an email or hit the comment button below.

Have a great spring!