Today is a day of deep gratitude for my life! I feel connected and alive, motivated and serene. These feelings have arrived on the waves of bliss experienced afterI played kirtan for two hours at Unity Chapel of Light in Santa Mara. My kirtan/chant band Give Peace a Chants was so fortunate to play to a beautiful group of sweet souls who embraced our work and gift of music. And the experience was truly transformational for me. In fact I was so filled and "high" that I took my son to eat some Thai food after then we headed to Eldwayen Beach. Ahhhhhh the grounding force of nature and her elements. I climbed over rocks and watched various young children play with sea creatures in the tide pools or randomly toss rocks behind them in an effort to clear away the endless supply. They were so in the moment and immersed in the gift of this earth it was truly humbling to watch. I also felt the serene moment of watching my 19 year old son climb and explore as if he was a little one again. He was quiet and searching and watching, he was in the moment with me but on his own. This feeling of apart and together is most profound with its bittersweetness. My son is a man and although we share time together it is on a different plane now. We joke and laugh and share funny stories with each other but there is a lot of time we separate to do our "own thing". Watching the juxtaposition of the young children vs. my son was a realization that this experience of sharing but separate is what human beings do all the time. But the separation is only a construct of the mind. When the young children were immersed in the tasks of exploring they were also separate from their parents wandering in their own inner world and the beauty was when they shared their discoveries with one parent or the other. So it was with the kirtan, we played the instruments and lead the singing but then the sharing was so profound with each chant. The stillness created and the connection of the moment was transcendent. I am so grateful to be able to have this group of women especially my musical muse and sweet friend Nur Latifa. She has been the wind beneath my wings and the water gently carrying me to the shore of my most deep self. My gratitude knows no bounds. And at the end of the day my son called to me from the top of the cliff as he had climbed up over the big rocks to gain the summit.. And as we stood watching the other we smiled and I asked if he had climbed up from the boulders and he nodded. I turned to walk to the stairs as the day was wearing on me and I thought the better of not following his foot steps but being gentle on my bod so I took off my shoes and socks and felt the small smooth pebbles beneath my feet and even immersed my feet in the water and felt the ahhhhhh of the day settle into my bones. Today was one of those extraordinary days that come unexpectedly and brought with it the sweetest of gifts, deep peace.
My mission is to help people become more in tune with their own Soul Spirit plus Spirit Teachers and Angelic Guides resulting in clarity and awareness of the Divine that lives within!