EARLY MORNING WALK #4 2015

October 1, 2015

October 1, 2015
EARLY MORNING WALK DOWN TO LAXMAN JHULA, ALONG GANGA PATH AND BACK ACROSS RAM JHULA
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I decided the only way I would get past this spell of unseasonably, really hot weather, is to take advantage of the cooler times of the day. So this morning, I was already out walking at 6:30 AM and walked for 5.5 km with ease, and took lots of photos.

VIEW FROM LAXMAN JHULA EARLY MORNING

VIEW FROM LAXMAN JHULA EARLY MORNING

First of all, it was deliciously cool, even chilly, and down by the Ganga, the wind was so strong it was kind of scary walking across the swaying bridges. Look at these shirts which were hung up on the trees to dry, and apparently be ironed as well, and you can imagine the wind blowing off the Ganga….or this willow tree blowing in the wind

CLOTHES DRYING AND BEING IRONED BY THE WIND

CLOTHES DRYING AND BEING IRONED BY THE WIND

WILLOW TREE ALONG THE GANGA NEAR RAM JHULA

WILLOW TREE ALONG THE GANGA NEAR RAM JHULA

But it was delightful…
Secondly, It was a whole new experience. After so many years of walking in India, I’ve never been out at this time of the day and it was a completely different experience. ALL shops were closed, very few people in the streets

EMPTY STREETS

EMPTY STREETS

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LOTS of stray dogs which scared me a little as they kept approaching me…..but a while new world out there. Of course, no colorfully dressed woman in scores to photograph, but a I saw things which I’ve never noticed before on walks when I’m usually surrounded by people on all sides.

BUILDING 2 IN LAXMAN JHULA

DOOR FRONT IN LAXMAN JHULA

DOORWAYS IN LAXMAN JHULA

And of course, seeing the town slowly come to life, mainly children going to school, street cleaners, several people bathing in the Ganga or setting up stands to sell to people later in the day…quite lovely to say the least.
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STREET CLEANERS

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SCRAP COLLECTOR

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And the lighting on the mountains and Ganga and bridges was so different and beautiful to see.

NOTICE MOON SETTING OVER LAXMAN JHULA

NOTICE MOON SETTING OVER LAXMAN JHULA

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VIEW FROM LAXMAN JHULA EARLY MORNING

VIEW FROM LAXMAN JHULA EARLY MORNING

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RAM JHULA EARLY MORNING

SUN RISING OVER RAM JHULA

SUN RISING OVER MOUNTAIN NEAR RAM JHULA

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A VIEW FROM AFAR OF WHERE I LIVE

A VIEW FROM AFAR OF WHERE I LIVE

Hope you enjoy the photos in this post….look forward to doing this more often, maybe even tomorrow in a different direction.

I AM EXTREMELY BLESSED AND GRATEFUL

with love light and JOY

Jane

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January 4, 2011 – BRRRRR…Unprecedented Cold – Monkeys, Winter Dress and Food

January 4, 2011

January 4, 2011 – BRRRRR…Unprecedented Cold – Monkeys, Winter Dress and Food

Ganga View from Restaurant on Cold Dreary Day

It is now 4 AM and I woke up for some reason, and instead of just tossing and turning and trying to fall back to sleep, which never works anyway, I figured I’d get my notes of the past day written up.
So I am in bed, under several blankets, with lots of warm clothes on, the heater turned on in the room and a hot water bottle to cuddle up to, and I am actually quite comfortable. One o f the nice parts of the cold weather are these lovely red winter carrots…so delicious..amazing flavor..and have only seen them in  India

Delicious Red Indian Carrots

But the truth is, as you may remember, last year was the coldest winter on record in North India. Well, this year has surpassed it over the past week! It has gotten colder with each passing day and yesterday, at the “warmest” part of the day, it was 10 degrees outside. (if you need a translation, that’s around 50 farenheit I think- but remember – that is the warmest it gets.) It is snowing in many places, but I imagine it is down to 2-4 degrees most of the time here…this is the weather I do my best to stay away from, but it has caught up with me and I am really really cold. So much so that I relented and bought a hat – which I seem to have lost after using it for the past two days. It actually did make a big difference being out with the hat on. If it continues like this, will just have to buy another I guess! I am also wearing a fleece jacket which I have never worn before in Rishikesh…I usually save it for Dharamsala, but right now it is keeping me comfortably warm during my walking around.

Dressing for Warm Weather

And I am obviously not beginning my panchakarma as planned. It will have to wait until it gets a little warmer. Nothing is heated here and there is no way to get undressed daily for massages in this kind of cold.
The biggest problem is the fog which is hiding the sun. Last year most of January was foggy like this and I hope this will not be the case once again. Although at the moment, I hear the usual Rishikesh night wind blowing for the first time in several days, so hopefully this will clear the fog and in the morning I will find the sun shining.
OK…back to my “adventures” of the past couple of days.

Sunday, out on the bridge, some interesting interactions with the two local types of monkeys. The beautiful grey and black lemurs, gentle and quiet, and the noisy, aggressive rhesus monkeys.
This lovely grey lemur is always sitting quietly at the bridge, where people usually give it stuff to eat. As I went past today, he was sitting as usual, when all of a sudden he got up from his seat, walked down and directly up to a person walking next to me, stood up straight on his hind legs and not aggressively, placed his hands on a snack the man was holding in his hands. He gently grabbed it, without pulling, as if waiting for the man to release it into his hands – which of course the man did without further prompting. He then very quietly walked back up to his seat, slowly opened the snack which was wrapped in newspaper, and quietly began eating it. Very interesting interaction.
And then, just further up the bridge, a rather large rhesus monkey, ran up to another man, with much shrieking and screaming, aggressively ripped a plastic bag out of his hand, ran off with it and ripped it open and gobbled up what was inside.

There is a very well known Vedic astrologer working here in Rishikesh, who also works in Germany and other places during the year, and although I myself have never felt the need to consult him, I have sent many other people to him who have always been amazed at what he was able to reveal to them during a consultation.
Well, this year, I’ve felt the need somehow to talk to him, beginning even before I left for India, and so I packed my Vedic birthchart (prepared for me in 2007 in Dharamsala) before leaving home.
And after the work I’ve been doing over the past couple of weeks here, and couple of very insightful Tarot readings, I knew the time had come to go see him. I went past his place a couple of times last week but it was closed, and I figured he was out of town, and yesterday decided to give it one more try. If he was still closed, that would be a message to me that I don’t need to speak with him.
As I approached, I saw it was indeed closed and was getting reading to leave, when someone came along and began opening up the shop. Seeing me, he asked if I needed to see Prateek. I said yes, he explained that he makes his appointments and just came in for a short time to check something, and if I wanted he could make an appointment. Long story short…I saw him today but he asked me to come back on Friday for a full consultation…so will let you know how that goes.
I also “just happened” to buy a book by Doreen Virtue before leaving home, called “chakra cleansing” which I threw into my suitcase at the last minute.
Well, this morning, I took it out and began working with it. I first worked with Archangel Michael on etheric cord cutting and then with archangel Raphael to send unconditional love to all those that I cut the cord with. It was very powerful together with the Tarot reading message regarding the changes in my life this coming year. I am curious to see if Prateek, the astrologer, will have any further insights to add.

I am now sitting in a new restaurant which opened in Laxman Jhula which looks lovely and promises good food,

One of the partners in it turns out to be the owner of the the Day and Night restaurant in Dharamkot, who is now here for the winter season. Although I doubt there are any more people here right now than there are in Dharamkot. Everyone seems to have fled South to the warmer weather sometime over the past week.

And of course, India means cows. Notice the interesting horns on this one..

And now…back to sleep and hopefully get this posted, along with some more pictures, when I get out later today.


December 23, 2009 – More Video Viewing and COLD COLD COLD

December 24, 2009

December 23, 2009 – More Video Viewing and COLD COLD COLD

…”those who insist on believing in coincidences are missing out on miracles” – Angel Medicine , Doreen Virtue, p. 217
Just something to think about. before beginning the rest of this post!

And then, just to keep from being bored:

I took my camera down to the building site I mentioned a couple of weeks ago and put together a short video to give you some idea of the primitive way in which this is still done…and this goes for building roads, laying underground cables, building houses…and not in just small private areas or villages…the same basic methods are used in the big cities as well. It is amazing that a high rise apartment building can be built using the same basic techniques as this small two room house you see in the process in this short video.

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Well, I can honestly say that today was the first truly cold day, all day long. At 6 AM it was 3 degrees and when I went out around 9:30 it was only 8 degrees. And at the warmest part of the day it was not more than 12-14 degrees…and it was hazy so the sun was there, but not at full power. I’ve had my heater on and off all day. Out in the sun where possible and then back in the room to warm up. Trying very hard not to bundle up to much as I mentioned in my previous post, and it seems to be working. And of course I have my hot water bottle which is a life-saver in the evening when I get into bed, and it stays warm for many many hours. Today is the first time even the local Indians are discussing the weather, as it is usually not this cold until well into January. I imagine it will get warmer again for several days, and the truth is, it is not all that bad. I have plenty of warm clothes, and of course my heater so I will not be uncomfortable. And if I wasn’t doing panchakarma, I’d be out walking each day which would be lovely. Part of my problem is that I am basically inactive which doesn’t go a long way towards warming up my body. I do some dancing in my room and some yoga as well, which helps some and gives me something to keep me busy. In addition, as part of all the changes taking place for me, I seem to be suffering much less from the cold than I ever did before in my life. As a matter of fact, I am not “suffering” at all…just FEEL the cold like everyone else. It is a wonderful feeling.

Namaste
Jane


December 20, 2009- Long Time Getting this Written – Messages in a Book

December 21, 2009

December 20, 2009- Long Time Getting this Written – Messages in a Book

This again is more suited to my Mindfulness Journal blog and is posted there, but since it did, once again happen through the blessing of my being in India, I am posting a link here for those interested.

http://mindfulnessjournal.wordpress.com/2009/12/21/december-20-2009-%E2%80%93-long-time-in-getting-this-written-messages-in-a-book/

Namaste
Jane


December 19, 2009 – India Brings Me New Insights

December 19, 2009

This post is not truly about my India journey, but I feel it deserves at least a link here as much of what is written about in the post, I believe, is made possible BECAUSE of my being in India. My stays in India give me exciting opportunities for personal growth and insights, making my journey inward that much more productive than it would be if I did not spend this introspective time alone in India…so here is the link for those interested to a post entitled: Dreams and Messages, Tarot Cards and Understandings

http://mindfulnessjournal.wordpress.com/2009/12/19/december-19-2009-%E2%80%93-dreams-and-messages-tarot-cards-and-understandings/

Namaste
Jane


December 17, 2009 – Angel Medicine, Crystal-Clear Intentions About My Soulmate, Sunlight and Messages

December 18, 2009

December 17, 2009 – Angel Medicine, Crystal-Clear Intentions About my Soulmate, Sunlight and Messages

YOU MAY WANT TO READ THESE LINKS FIRST BEFORE CONTINUING ON WITH THIS FULL POST…IT WILL FILL IN SOME MISSING DETAILS OF HOW I GOT TO THIS BOOK BY DOREEN VIRTURE

https://janesindiajournals.wordpress.com/2009/12/14/december-12-13-2009-%E2%80%93-books-books-books-and-finally%E2%80%A6it-happens-the-beginning-of-a-new-adventure/

https://janesindiajournals.wordpress.com/2009/12/14/december-14-2009-%E2%80%93-angel-message/

Reading the Angel Medicine book is proving to be a very powerful awakening for one of many things that I know deep inside but never connected with previously. In addition, I am receiving strong confirmations for my routine daily practices and healing “techniques” which I have come to practice by following guidance from my guides, angels and ascended masters over the years.
The more I am cleansed by the panchakarma, the more room there is for personal growth on deeper levels than ever before.
The book has written about the effects of sunlight and this connects up with what I learned so many years ago in Soul Love…of the sun being the soul of the universe and the immense power of sunlight in helping us connect, and stay connected with our soul’s needs. It also speaks of the importance for Read the rest of this entry »


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