I have been going to Mt. Shasta in the summer since I moved to California in 2008… it is one of my favorite places in the world.
If you are into the powerfully energetic spots on the planet as I am, Shasta is definitely one to acquaint yourself with.
Every morning as I awake, a hummingbird circles the tent, inviting me to come out and start the day. I go immediately to the freshwater spring steps away to splash my face and drink in the earth’s wealth of nourishment.
I sip my ritualistic hot drink, while listening to the stream and soothing my senses with all the lovely smells of the trees, plants, and flowers. Next I lay out my yoga matt under the trees and stretch (the hummingbird usually circles me then), and I read a little before going on daily hike to different lakes, waterfalls and river swimming holes.
There were way more people than I have ever seen before. The City of Shasta, campgrounds, lakes and trails were flowing with people. As in other cities of California, people wore mask when in public establishments.
Although I usually go to these places to get away from the crowds, it was nice to see so many people get out of their daily stressors and into their natural state of unity with the rejuvenating, healing, and empowering forces of nature.
“I go to nature to be soothed, healed and have my senses put in order.”
– John Burroughs
THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU
My response to an angry post against whites and their ancestors:
Racism is a human disease that causes hatred, violence and separation. It is not just a white and black thing, it is a worldwide humanistic distortion. All forms of separation of my kind versus yours – like religion, politics, economics, capitalism, nationalism are also major contributors to this human mental disease. This Covid-19 and the separation, fear, and intense emotions it has caused is a perfect mirror image of all the pain and horrendous acts we humans have been doing to each other since the beginning of our existence. The remedy to this human illness is not by more hatred and violence, but by more understanding, forgiveness of all our ancestors ignorant deeds, awareness of the basic similarities of all humans while cherishing the beautiful unique difference of each individual, and the desire to evolve into a more unified unconditional loving human race. The time is NOW for a quantum leap in human consciousness towards ONENESS.
Rely not on the teacher, but on the teaching. Rely not on the words of the teaching, but on the spirit of the words. Rely not on theory, but on experience. Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. Do not believe anything because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything because it is written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and the benefit of one and all, then accept it a live up to it. – The Buddha
THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU
-I wanted to write this on Earth day, but I have been way too busy Earthing in the recent nice warm weather😊
Cher was born into a family of metaphysicians, which allowed her innate nature for questioning reality the freedom to explore. She started traveling the world at age 17 to engage with different perspectives of spirituality and Mind/Body Medicine. When she was 30, she settled down in Hawaii to raise her kids and started her private practice as a Mind/Body/Spirit Educator, Therapist. She also owned a Yoga School, founded a Divorce Center for Women, and was the founder of a Re-programming Center for Women and Children. Now her youngest child is going off to University, she is devoting the next phase of her life to travel the world and connect with as many people as possible - sharing her love and gratitude for life, our planet, all beings, and all that exists.