To the Beach

What to do when work’s done, deadlines met, responsibilities fulfilled?

What do you do when you were in a survival mode to “get the job done”!?

& it’s finally … done?

Yes, to the beach …

To breathe, to re-calibrate, to fill up with fresh air, running between the waves, smelling the salty ocean, the surf, overlooking the horizon where the ocean blue meets the sky blue …where clouds move and shift as waves gather and crash onto the sands …

breathe in fresh ocean scented air … breathe out staleness and fatigue, re-calibrating that balance, we owe to ourselves to renew.  There’s resurgence of … energy and upon leaving the beach, feeling so much

*** Gratitude ***

Yesterday, there’s was sense of imbalance (literally feeling vertigo due to my inner ear tubes impacted by hot air and air travels … fixed), today there’s the sense of being whole and well. Physical discomforts negatively impacts our mental and spiritual state.  It’s not all state of mind – it’s all connected.  That’s why yoga feels so good … and here, it’s Doga:)

Kundalini Yoga & music in SF

What can be healthier ? Breaking into Laughter in a big crowd – looking like a goddess, we were surprised – she has sense of humor !  Not pretending to be some sacred spiritual being … just a normal regular mom, artist, partner, daughter, sister, Being of Light. Goddesses have sense of humor for sure:) The are not bent out of shape but bent 360 degrees flexible, passionate and … powerful !  She’s not the soft white marshmallow angel but a powerful woman with a gift and a purpose.

Laughter, chanting, love, love, love and connection as I held the hand of absolute stranger on my right belting out LOVE, lol:)  We were all vulnerable and that was okay – held hands, swayed, chanted the seed mantras and basked in the vibrations of life.

Life throws you many curve balls but … it’s times like these, it’s good to be alive and well.  Gratitude for the sounds, the vibes … the beauty that resonates.

* Really surprised as she got up and started sounding like a jazz singer … we should not stereotype people is one of my many lessons gleaned from the rich evening.

Inspirations from Japan

Here I am in Karuizawa, Japan.  Found this store full of natural stones and all things I love to make something with or simply surround myself with.  Natural stones have POWER if you find the special one that’s calling out to you – it’s an amulet once you find that ONE.  I remember growing up visiting my grandparents home where there would be an alter at the corner of the room to honor the ancestors. It’s very grounding to have “an alter” so to speak in your home to honor your family or your ancestors, and therefore, your very own existence.  There’s a reason why you are placed on this Earth; in this Universe.  Why on earth why?  Have you ever wondered?

Abundance …

Power stones and various beads …

Crystal Quartz – Rose Quartz – Amethyst – Onyx – Lapis lazuli

Amazonite – Nephrite – Aventurine Queen Conch Shell Lemon Chrysoprase ..

Tigers Eye Red Tigers Eye

My mother’s birthstone – Amethyst

I have one I use often 🙂 

White Sage and Sweet Cedar grass for smudging, clearing the negative vibes in purification of space around us – so wonderful that there are like minded here in Karuizawa, Japan.

Like an amulet, especially the rose quarts and amethyst are precious – Did you know that rose quarts for example has a power of “universal HUG”!!!!????? yes, oxoxoxox !

Let’s make one to manifest your intention … I am so inspired to create beautiful hand made things with all these gifts from all parts of the world.

生きているということ                To be alive
いま生きているということ         To be alive now, to live this very moment means
それはミニスカート                    It’s the miniskirt
それはプラネタリウム                It’s the planetarium
それはヨハン・シュトラウス     It’s Johann Strauss
それはピカソ                              It’s Picasso
それはアルプス                          It’s the Alps mountain range
すべての美しいものに出会うということ   It’s about experiencing all things of beauty
そして                                                          Then
かくされた悪を注意深くこばむこと   with deep care, reject the hidden, the darkness
(詩「生きる」谷川俊太郎)         (Poem “To Live” by Shuntaro Tanikawa)


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君も僕も美しい                                     You and I are … beautiful
君も美しい、僕も美しい                       You are beautiful, as I am beautiful
僕も美しい、君も美しい                       I am beautiful, as you are beautiful
美しいものだらけの世界                       The world is filled with beauty
山と山が讃嘆しあうように            Like mountains and mountains admire and celebrate                                                          each other
星と星が讃嘆しあうように            Like stars and stars admire and celebrate each other
人間と人間が讃嘆しあいたいものだ  if only us humans could admire and celebrate                                                                    each other more as we are all … beautiful

武者小路実篤                                       (Poem “Untitled” by Saneatsu Mushanokoji)