What I Didn’t Do This Trip – India 2012

November 12, 2012

What I Didn’t Do This Trip

There were a few simple things I had assumed (never a good idea) I would do this trip, even though my time was short.  My trip is coming to an end and so far, what have NO done, is the following:  (but you can see photos and read about these lovely outings in the accompanying post links from previous years)

Village Walk

Back to Nature and the Music of Water

Tapovan Village Walk

Through the Village and Up the Mountain

Mussoorie Trip and Buddhist Temple

Walk to the Waterfall

Aarti Puja at Shiva Ghat

These things will still be here next year – but it is honestly quite disappointing.  I’ll enjoy them vicariously, together with all of you, by re-reading the posts and enjoying the photos (and memories)

But I now have 10 days left after finishing my panchakarma, and I will be taking full advantage of them to have fun in other ways…walking around, eating in different restaurants, enjoying visits with my friends, and just flowing with each day as it comes.  On the 19th I have another wedding which will also be lovely I am sure.

Namaste from Rishikesh


Quiet Time – Message in the Cards – Nov 11 2012

November 12, 2012

Quiet Time – Message in the Cards – Nov 11 2012

From my recent posts you will have realized I am in forced R&R which I have now surrendered to and am actually enjoying.

But just o make sure I got the message – I was guided, twice during the past week to check my cards and choose one.  (unusual for me-I usually check the cards infrequently – never more than once a month and usually much longer).

You should know that I have two decks with me here in India, Goddess Cards and Angel Cards, and each deck contains 44 cards.  The chance of the same one card being chosen twice, at random, from the 88 cards is very slim.  I shuffle both decks very thoroughly before spreading and choosing one, after deciding from which deck to finally pull a card.

The first time, about 5 days ago, the card I chose was Quiet Time, and this made sense with everything that was going on.  But yesterday, when guided to once again choose a card, I was astonished when the SAME CARD found its way into my hand.!!

“Take some quiet time alone to rest, meditate and contemplate”

I guess they figured I wasn’t taking the first message seriously enough (which I wasn’t but had jus decided yesterday that I finally DID “get it”) and wanted to make sure it sunk in.

Just out of curiosity, I took the OTHER deck of cards and pulled one card as well.  And it just pushed the message further home for further thought:

“Time out!!  You’ve been so busy taking care of everyone else’s needs, but now it’s time to stop and take care of yourself”.

I guess the message is clear!

Namaste from Quiet (HaHa…It is Diwali Time-Definitely NOT quiet) Rishikesh

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