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This past Sunday I attended a memorial service, where there was not a dry eye in the crowd.  Carol, was survived by her husband; her soul-mate of 35 years. 

The feeling evoked by his deep sorrow was profound.  He was so honest, raw, broken and lost.  It was actually inspiring to see his heart in such a powerful way.  His courage was in the realism, the pain, the daze.  How do you pick up, and continue on?  Life, as you’ve known it, suddenly so radically changed forever.

Well, no one really had the magic answer for Richard, but the love, support, and total acceptance his friends, and family showed seemed to offer some consolation, and warmth.

We don’t know when the ‘last curtain’ will be called. But for those of us who experienced the depth of heart displayed, you can bet we will continue the performance with a new script.

♡¸.•*¨*• . ❤ ¸.•*Last Curtain ♡¸.•*¨*• . ❤ ¸.•*¨*•.

I know that the day will come
when my sight of this earth shall be lost,
and life will take its leave in silence,
drawing the last curtain over my eyes.

Yet stars will watch at night,
and morning rise as before,
and hours heave like sea waves casting up pleasures and pains.

When I think of this end of my moments,
the barrier of the moments breaks
and I see by the light of death
thy world with its careless treasures.
Rare is its lowliest seat,
rare is its meanest of lives.

Things that I longed for in vain
and things that I got
—let them pass.
Let me but truly possess
the things that I ever spurned
and overlooked.

Rabindranath Tagore

Ylang Ylang~Heart Centered Essential Oil

Original Essential Oil Blend for Comfort Support

Lavender(Lavandula angustifolia)- 4 drops

Frankincense(Boswellia carterii)- 3 drops

Neroli(Citrus aurantium var. amara)- 2 drops

Marjoram(Origanum marjorana)- 2 drops

Ylang Ylang(Cananga odorata)- 1 drops

The above blend can be added to a portable blank inhaler.  Uncap, and hold under the nose for 2-3 deep, relaxing inhales.  Use throughout the day, as needed, for soothing peace.

Until next time,

Breathe Joy…



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It’s Friday night, and raining again.  There’s a cool breeze and a thick fog outside. Even though summer is close on the calendar, tonight feels more like fall, with a slight chill in the air.  Brought to mind a few of my cozy favorites.  A hot cup of homemade chai, Rumi and a little Coldplay in the background.  Yes, all feels right now.

The following recipe is from a dear friend, direct from an ashram in India.  It’s super delicious.  I like to mix it up with some star anise(one of my all time favorite’s) and/or some black peppercorns.

A Taste of Chai…

1 cup pure water

1 cup soy or almond milk(or a blend of the both)

6-7 cardamom seed pods

5-8 cloves

2 T fresh grated ginger root

2 t organic sugar(could play around with less, stevia or agave)

1 t black loose leaf tea(Taj Mahal’s Orange Pekeo is good)

Boil water, ginger, cardamom, and cloves.  When boiling-add tea, milk and sugar.  Boil gently a second time, strain, pour into mugs with a cinnamon stick and ENJOY!

These flavors *rock* together…so warming & comforting.  And when the sun does decide to come out, its great iced too.

A Taste of RUMI…

So, I had the great fortune to meet Andrew Harvey @ the Omega Institute.  He is a lively soul full of passion, and exuberance.  Below is one of the great mystical poet’s(Rumi) works…translated by Andrew:

Jasmine comes up where you step.

You breathe on dirt and it sails off  

like a kite. 

You wash your hands and the water you throw out

shines with gold.

You say a line of scripture

and all the dead commentators lift their heads.

Your robe brushes a thorn bush

and a deep chord of music comes.

Whatever you break

finds itself more intelligent for being broken. 

Every second a new being

stands the courtyard of your chest

like Adam, without father or mother,

but the beginning of many generations to come.

I should rhyme that fifty times!

The beginning without any

inclination to end!

But I won’t. I close my mouth

in hope you’ll open yours.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :o )

Until next time,

Breathe Joy…

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