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)

“a story telling art form” Love the Story, Self Expression through … dance

I love dance … and I have dabbled in learning some styles but somewhat intimidated to join the lessons for classical Indian dance because it is so … challenging.

So, I went to observe a classical dance class and was blown away by the practice session I witnessed. The students are so beautiful and dedicated – all I have for them is, respect and admiration for they were so …graceful.  I was also humbled in realizing the steps to be mastered let alone the arms/hands movements.

No, Classical Style is NOT Bollywood.  To dispel the misunderstanding I share this video I found online as I was searching to find some explanation on the different kinds of classical dance – there are 8 classical schools of dance in India.

Dance – Martial Arts – Yoga

all … persistence in practice … repeated over and over to reach the better version of self in each repetition.

Love them all:)