I first heard of the Giant Buddha in Hong Kong while receiving about three shots of inoculation in preparation for my first trip to India. Sherleen, the medical technician who was assisting me, is a Filipino woman, living in Atlanta, traveling regularly in and through Asia. My best friend and travel mate, Robyn, was also there. We had mentioned we were going to India for a yoga teacher training and then from there to Dubai and from Dubai to LA (for more yoga of course) before returning to Atlanta. My propensity towards claustrophobia in...
Robyn @Labyrinth in Malibu Mountains, Malibu, CA
“But in the desert, in the pure clean atmosphere, in the silence – there you can find yourself. And unless you begin to know yourself, how can you even begin to search for God?”
― Father Dioscuros
“The vastness of the desert frightened her. Everything looked too far away, even the couldless sky. There was nowhere you could hide in such emptiness.”
― James Carlos Blake, The Rules of Wolfe
“God takes everyone he loves through a desert. It is his cure for our wandering...
On Day 1 we did a pose called Visvamitrasana. (See photo below) This was a pose I believed I could not physically do..." READ MORE about how Visvamitrasana taught me lessons in letting go of limitations.
"I share some of my insights and updates via my Robyn’s Healthy Living – Facebook page. I talk about some of my experiences and insights during the Shiva Rea, Embodying the Sacred Flow and Mandala of Asanas training."
Photo by Robyn Donaldson
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
“Balinese umbrellas symbolizes tribute and invitation for the gods and deified ancestors to ‘descend to earth’.” BaliandBeyond.com
The first time I ever saw umbrellas of these kind was when I met Amma the “hugging saint” at her ashram in Northern California. One of the first blogs on this website talks about the moment I realized there are still incredibly powerful spiritual teachers and masters still walking with us on...
To Read Prologue pt. 2: Sci-fi Series: The Nature of Things
Sanat Kumara came to earth from Venus 18,500,000 years ago. Venus, which is considered the “Planet of Love”, is the most spiritually advanced planet of your solar system. The distance between the two planets vary in relation to their elliptical orbits. So the distance is always changing, but life on this planet exists in another dimension. This is because some especially evolved beings chose to move closer to earth in order to help transitioning incarnates.
Spirit Beings In Human Bodies
In this video diary I explore my impulse to begin the story of my personal family tragedy – which is an earthly story – in an unearthly dimension. The impulse is rooted in a belief I have had for a long time: we are spirits having human experiences. We existed before life on earth and will exist still, even after our body’s death on earth. Furthermore, we plan our visits to earth, choosing our portals of entry i.e. parents.
Whose bloodline you will fall under is a result of the lessons you planned to learn...
Gross and Subtle Energy Bodies
My first collage did not begin as a construction of art. It was an exercise … a meditation really on the idea of power. I can’t totally remember why I was so obsessed or concerned with defining or understanding power. Let’s just chalk it up to an inevitable question asked by anyone doing cultural or gender analysis in an academic setting. It was also related to some spiritual concerns I had at the time. Becoming spiritually attuned involves connecting to subtle energies, which is a direct opposition to...
To Read Prologue pt. 1: Sci-fi Series: The Nature of Things
The Nature of Things: Prologue pt. 2
You see, the part of The All that knew itself to be whole saw the infinite nature of itself and thusly, the infinite possibility of both unity and separation. Balance was needed. Those beings from dimensions much higher than the dimension of the Earth plane had begun to incarnate on Earth. They were also getting drawn into an endless loop of vicious life cycles.
They would come down to earth, enter into a body and live and experience...
The Big Switch
Coming from a world of hard deadlines and straightforward analysis in the academy, I felt it might be a good idea to take an art class to give my creative energy a boost. I began my first painting class feeling capable, if not superior to the task at hand. I am not sure from where this confidence came. I had never really painted before, but I loved paintings.
When I was younger I would often watch my artist cousin Kristie craft works of art that involved layer upon layer of color and texture. I was in awe of the process and...