Dec. 6,2008 – Day of “Rest”

December 6, 2008

Dec. 6,2008 – Day of “Rest”

Decided to stay home and take it easy today before beginning my next workshop tomorrow, but things have turned out differently. Very enjoyable, but different. When I finished my “morning stuff”, I decided it was time to change my linens, so I too by blankets out to air them in the sun and went downstairs to ask for clean linens.
To my great surprise, they were out of sheets!! But I had already thrown my dirty ones in the laundry, so I told them to look until they found something clean…which they did!! While downstairs, a young American guy came over and asked me if I am Jane…said yes, and he asked when he can do a workshop and come for a treatment. Soooo….tomorrow, when I finish day one of the workshop, I will give him a treatment, and he will do a full workshop next Thursday and Friday. He will look for someone, as will I, to join him, as it is always better if there are at least 2 people, and so I have another busy week ahead of me.

Finished changing my linens, all the time listening to Chopin, took a nice shower and then came back out on the terrace to eat my breakfast which I decided would be fruit today. Just then einat came up to join me and ordered her breakfast up here, and I saw, after two months of waiting, that the kitchen had prepared their famous homemade garlic cheese! I finished my breakfast of fruit, spoke to Einat for awhile, and then went down to have a treat of toasted brown roll, garlic cheese and masala chai! It was heaven. While down there I came across the guy who commented on my music yesterday. He is not Chinese (but it was dark last night). He is a Japanese fellow who has been living the last 25 years in Peru, and basically traveling the world. Very interesting fellow to talk to, but eventually I had to get on with my day. I bid him farewell, checked in on my kidney stone patient, who will also be doing the workshop tomorrow and then came upstairs to begin preparing my veggies for soup. I sat outside on the terrace, in the lovely breeze with the sun shining, and peeled, and chopped and grated to my heart’s content. Usually at home I rush to get this part of the cooking over with, but today I did it with complete mindfulness, being aware of everything around me and everything I was doing, and it was sooooooooo relaxing and pleasant. A true joyful blessing.

I got the soup up cooking, the room is filled with a lovely smell, I am now outside on the terrace writing this and soon the “kidney stone” guy will be up for Reiki. ….just finished a Reiki session with the soup bubbling away, will wait for it to finish cooking and then head down and get a few new books to read, have something to eat in a quiet place along the Ganga, and then go into the internet before heading up to relax for the rest of the day. It is now 1:30 so the day is well on its way, but it has been superb so far and am sure it will continue in the same lovely way.

Exchanged my books, went across Laxman Jhula for a Thali at a Dhaba, but it was not all that great, took a slow easy walk back up, and met a friend I hadn’t seen yet. He just got back today, and we always discuss healing and Reiki…so today I asked him to read my palm and he was quite amazing. I will try to remember all he said and write it up later this evening. I will be going back home shortly when I finish here and hope to have a quiet evening but have a feeling I will be doing a couple of more treatments before I get to my soup. Plan to eat it while watching a movie this evening before beginning work again tomorrow.

Namaste
Jane


Dec. 4-5, 2008 – First Reiki Workshop this Trip and a Reiki Workshop First for Me! And More “Just Living!”…As Well as a Special Treat

December 6, 2008

Dec. 4-5, 2008 – First Reiki Workshop this Trip and a Reiki Workshop First for Me! And More “Just Living!”…As Well as a Special Treat

First just a few more pictures my my visit to the Arora’s last week,

Doc with the Girls

Doc with the Girls

More Pics from Arora Visit

More Pics from Arora Visit

as well as a lovely sunset, and moonrise (notice the two stars close by…hope they can be seen…it was absolutely exquisite).

Sunset

Sunset

Moon Rise

Moon Rise

It is now Friday evening, and although it is chilly, I am still sitting out on my rooftop terrace enjoying the fresh air. The wind has not come up yet and so I just have to be dressed warmly, and covered in a new very large woolen shawel, more like a small blanket, to feel completely comfortable. I am getting more pleasure out of this rooftop than I could have imagined. In the morning I sit up here and eat my breakfast just as the sun comes up over the mountain top, and when it gets too warm on my face, I turn my back to it but still feel its warmth. Later in the day I sit in the shade enjoying the blue sky, the green mountains in the background and the wonderful clear mountain air. After 5 years of living in a flat in the city, this is the one great pleasure I miss. Having my own yard where I can sit outside whenever the weather is perfect. In the summer, after the sun goes down, and in the cooler weather, almost all day long. I do my food preparation outside, my reading, my eating, (when it is a little warmer in the mornings, also my yoga pranayama and meditation…but not now), my writing, and my relaxing. So the six months here will certainly give me full compensation for the time I miss at home without a yard of my own. I am now listening to music – today felt like classical – and another guy, Chinese, sitting up on the roof as well, has thanked me for making the evening just perfect with the addition of the lovely music.

A quick backtrack to yesterday. I began my Reiki workshop with the two young Indian guys, Sushil and Sandeep.

Good friends, both 25, and completely modern Indians, into the same things as any other healthy, full-blooded 25 year old male anywhere in the world. But the workshop with them was so intensely different than anything I’ve ever experienced before, it gave ME so much inspiration and energy, that they perhaps should have paid me for the amazing experience of teaching them. It is very difficult to explain in words, but after teaching them for two days, I understand the reason why so many Westerners are pulled again and again to India. What we spend our whole lives searching for, and if we are persistent and lucky enough, might even find, they just KNOW from the time they are born. They have a completely different understanding and perception of how the Universe works, how the world works, how we are all part of a Divine scheme…these things just ARE for them. So obvious that when the subject is approached, they simply don’t understand what all the fuss and bother is about. It is all obvious to them. And it is beautiful to see. These are not “religious” guys…just regular Indians…they pray to God, believe in His ability and desire to “take care” of us, really don’t worry about things the way Westerners do, take life as it comes as a matter of course, etc. They seem to be enveloped with these understandings that we work so hard to find. The true meaning of “shanti”, peace, is inherent in everything they do, in the way they react to life in general. I am not saying this all very well, Read the rest of this entry »


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