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"We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually who are we not to be?" Marianne Williamson.

February 2012.
What is it you are seeking outside of yourself?
"Be the Source." Neale Donald Walsch.

Update 1-1-11. January 1st, 2011.
I'm excited about the year ahead. I love the promise of new beginnings - and this is the start of a whole new decade. My resolutions are to walk more and write more. I'm targeting ...
"We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually who are we not to be?" Marianne Williamson.

February 2012.
What is it you are seeking outside of yourself?
"Be the Source." Neale Donald Walsch.

Update 1-1-11. January 1st, 2011.
I'm excited about the year ahead. I love the promise of new beginnings - and this is the start of a whole new decade. My resolutions are to walk more and write more. I'm targeting 10,000 steps a day. And writing three pages in my journal each morning. I envision myself as fit, fabulous, radiant and of service to the divine in everyone.

Update March 23, 2010
Cholesterol is back in the normal, healthy range. Lost 20 pounds. For three months, I logged nutrition daily, ate within a healthy calorie range, and walked a minimum of 10,000 steps a day. Now eating more fruits and veggies than ever before. Thanks Spark People!

November 2009: My doctor has let me know I need to lose some weight, a minimum of 11 pounds and to keep my cholesterol numbers down. I want to show up in life as my radiant, best self. Weight goals are part of the total package. Planning for the best possible outcome in the best possible way.

Here is more of Marianne's quote:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are we not to be?
"You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
"We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us. It's in everyone.
"And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fears, our presence automatically liberates others."
Source: A Return to Love, Marianne Williamson quoting Nelson Mandela's inaugural address, 1994.

“We cannot do everything at once but we can do something at once.” ~ Calvin Coolidge

“Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle

“Hope is not a dream, but a way of making dreams become reality.” ~ Cardinal Leon Joseph Suenens

The great Indian teacher Nisargadatta Maharaj once said, "Wisdom tells me I am nothing. Love tells me I am everything. Between the two my life flows."

From Shri Swami Satchidananda
1 February
Ultimate Help
"On a pilgrimage you learn to depend on a higher source. You learn that you cannot depend on anything else for your safety or for your peaceful life. All other things, though they are around, can only help you to a certain extent. They are limited. The ultimate help comes from the God within.
Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi"

"Do you have the courage to be who you truly are? " -Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

May I have the courage today
To live the life that I would love,
To postpone my dream no longer
But do at last what I came here for
And waste my heart on fear no more. - John O'Donohue

"Be who you are and say what you feel...
Because those that matter... don't mind...
And those that mind... don't matter."
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Conjure something glowing
Take this day
You were born with hands for spinning
Talent for dreams and making them real

Roll the hours like yarn
Spin something that makes you feel full
And big and open to talk

Make this day your own square
In your own life quilt
So shining it brightens the whole of your years
This far
Make this day like one of God's seven.
-- Ruth Forman
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Tao Te Ching, Verse 11:

Thirty spokes share the wheel's hub;
It is the center hole that makes it useful.
Shape clay into a vessel;
It is the space within that makes it useful.
Cut doors and windows for a room:
It is the holes which make it useful.
Therefore profit comes from what is there;
Usefulness from what is not there.


Inner guidance 2/14/2010:
"Be happy with who you are. That is the main thing."
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Member Since: 11/16/2009

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My Goals:
To reach and sustain the 120s in a happy, healthy way according to the divine plan for my life.

Gain mindfulness, excellent self-care and radiant self-expression.



My Program:
Regular sadhana.

Walk a minimum of 5 miles a day.

5-7 freggies per day, eating mindfully and intuitively.

The direct perception of truth in meditation acts as a purifying agent for mind and body. It harmonizes thought and activity with the way of right action.

--Ellen Grace O'Brian


Personal Information:
I have lived in India, England and the US and I embrace the best of each of these cultures. While celebrating my heritage, I love the Universals that transcend culture: Love, Truth, and Beauty.

I am an author and yoga instructor, trained in the classical Ashtanga tradition as practiced and taught by Baba Hari Dass of Mount Madonna Center.

I am also blessed to have trained in India with Swami Mahadevananda, and Mani Chaitanya at the Sivananda ashram.

My writings have been in publication since 1996.

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Practicing compassion towards myself and others.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." M.K. Gandhi

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6/12/2014 10:08:26 AM

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You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

Once you've been given this award, you have to pass it forward to other women who deserve it. it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!

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Hi! emoticon Just a shout out to congratulate you...

You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

"Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!"



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VALERIEMAHA
5/29/2012 1:47:46 PM

Dear one,

The Krishna Das kirtan retreat ended yesterday -- WAH -- I'm suffering from post-bliss blues (haha). In the midst of the traditional chanting he suddenly broke into this wonderfulness:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9bSGGTQa
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I'll be leaving the ashram Thursday (three days of driving ahead)....

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