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2011 Rest In Peace

Yet again the passing of another year as we reflect on the people, places, and events that have touched us. I believe it is Pema Chodron who challenges her long time students to return to the places where we grew up. Revisit older friends and family who knew us when we were younger. It is here that the mirror of spiritual development is revealed.

I wasn't sure what to expect when i returned to central New York this past autumn. My mom had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in late July with a poor prognosis and very few updates from afar. The subsequent 3 months that i cared for her were a clear reflection of our truths. Who we were. How we got to this place. Where we are going. All that we most loved and feared in this life.

The evening before her passing was long and cold yet mom never closed her eyes. Family took turns throughout the night holding her hand and comforting her. It is difficult to give someone permission to die, most especially your mother. Our hearts were breaking, but after months of failed treatments, further degradation and increased suffering it was the most kind and compassionate offering.

I confided in her that we were going to India together in the coming year - that she would always be with me wherever i was traveling or living. Her gaze constantly fixed into the far corners of the room shifted to me and her hand squeezed mine. Unable to speak or swallow, i felt in that moment that she understood.

She was holding my hand as i came into this world. I was holding her hand as she left.

May peace and joy prevail in the New Year

I love you Mom.

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Bliss Fairy in flight

Fairy; Noun. 1. a magical creature in human form; 2. possess supernatural powers; 3. allie of nature; 4. can change the course of human affairs.

Hari Om new guests and old friends! Please stroll through as the Bliss Fairy once again assumes a cyber identity and takes flight with renewed "inter-web" pages. The past year has provided beautiful space to peel back a layer or two and examine the course and breadth of the yogic path. It is my intention to repurpose this venue to not only share spiritual practices but also the boons that have evolved from their application off the mat. Be sure to check out the Loving Service link to get a taste :)

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Love me some Goethe

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to drawback, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that moment one definitely commits oneself then Providence moves too.

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in ones favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings, and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

Whatever you can do or dream you can begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it: Begin it now." ~ Goethe