What started out as a trip to Argentina, turned into a journey through the Bolivian desert and some time in Peru.
As usual, I had certain planetary power spots planned as my main destinations, with Ushuaia Argentina being one of them. Ushuaia is the worlds southern most city before Antarctica, which is also referred to as the End of World. It is truly the epitome of natures glory.
I enjoyed hanging out with the sea lions and penguins while boating through the many islands in the Beagle channel. I spent multiple days hiking and exploring the rugged and muddied, Terra del Fuego National Park.
From Ushuaia I went to Capilla Del Monte, which has a history of UFO sightings. It's so well known for this that many stores in the small city sell alien themed souvenirs. My interest in the area is the Cerro Uritorco Hill, that is said to have a crystalline structure, and legends say a specific advanced race of being live within.
I was the fool who thought it would be no problem doing the 4hr hike up the hill in over 90 degrees, midday. It took me 3 hrs to get down, and by the time I was off that hill, I thought for sure I wouldn't be able to walk just one more step. I didn't realize until I got back to my room and looked the mirror how sun burned I got. I peeled on my head, forehead, and shoulders for weeks. And BTW, it's not just a hill, it is an entire mountain range that you hike through to get to the summit.
I spent a few more days swimming in rivers and waterfalls, then took a bus towards Salta, stopping for a night in the Thermal baths at Termas de Rio Honda. I usually try to find a relaxing place to stay for a night to break up the long bus ride to the next destination of interest.
Next was Salta, a city lined with cafes, museums and colonial architecture. I stopped there for a day on my way to Purmamarca and its famous hill of seven colors, and the very powerful salt flats of Argentina in Jujuy.
After an all night bus ride to the border of Bolivia, I found myself in the Bolivian Salt flats one day later... that was cool! And to top it off, I ended up spending three days driving through the Bolivian desert on the border of Chile. AMAZING!!
But that wasn't the highlight of the trip... the winner would have to be Lake Titicaca. It is the second largest lake in the world and the highest in altitude that you can navigate. I am absolutely IN LOVE with this lake. I first went there a few years ago from the Peruvian side. I stayed on an Island where you can only stay with a local family for a few days. The people of these Islands still live in there traditional culture totally self sustained. This time I went from the Bolivian side to the very popular tourist Island, Isla del Sol. Unfortunately the people of this Island are having a very difficult time adjusting to the tourism; so bad that the people on the North side refuse to let tourist come on their side due to the destruction of their sacred sites, and almost all the people on the South side have caught the bug of capitalism and turned their homes into hostels, restaurants, and stores.
Even with this conflict and the steady flow of tourist (most just say the day), the Island still exudes a magical, mystical aura.
From there is headed to Lima Peru, to catch my flight back to the States.
The entire trip was exactly one month. If you think that is long, you would be amazed at how many other travelers I meet that have been going for months, or often a year or more. What I love most about traveling is meeting like minded, open hearted, free spirited brothers and sisters. Its a huge wonderful world we live on, and I love every inch of her.
“The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton
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The book I wrote in 2019 launched today! You can purchase the download and Kindle version for $1 for the next 24 hrs. Much love and appreciation for ALL OF YOU!
Cher Hayes book has been described as a handbook to help you along the transformative experience of life towards realizing/remembering your truest self and the One Only relationship that exist. It gives very powerful techniques to get rid of all limiting beliefs in order to live your life to the fullest. It is highly comprehensive and uses science-backed information to make crucial statements about human creation and its purpose.
Delving into the world of electromagnetism, frequency and vibration, it helps you interpret the Source as the origin of all creation where all beings were created equal, with an equally important role in the grand scheme of things. By helping you understand your unique relationship with the Source, it helps you enter a heightened state of consciousness where possibilities become abundant and limiting boundaries begin to fade. Highly adaptable and easy to navigate, this book provides a new yet authentic perspective on the way people live their lives.
Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B084191Z9H
I did a very quick 5 day trip to Phillip Island, Australia end of Dec.
Although I’m thankful I was there before the fires spread into Melbourne area, I feel deeply for the traumatic devastation all of Australia is experiencing at this time.
I went to philip Island because it is on my new list of the worlds power spots. The history of the Island began over 500 million years ago, with a volcanic explosion creating complex multi-cellular life forms and surface land layers of various colors.
After bicycling over 5 miles in 100 degrees weather, I was blessed with having an entire most spectacular bay of pink granite, columns of basalt, agate, zeolites, and the areas special Cambrian Greenstones, all to myself for hours :)
I hiked exploring the parameter of the bay, and merged myself in the rawness of the ancient volcanic terrain sitting in deep meditation. This experience and place had a profound affect on me…it felt like I was in the womb of the earth. My already immense love for our planet has grown even deeper.
I was inspired to create the Thank You for Being You project while sitting on the ground between the ancient oak trees, Gog and Magog in Glastonbury, England. While in deep meditation, I automatically said thank you for being you to them. Immediately I felt a surge of energy rush into my body, and it felt like they were saying it back. I thought how wonderful it would be to give that feeling to as many people as possible while invoking in them the love and gratitude for self, all other selves, our planet and all that exist.
Earth is our home, she provides all the resources for us to thrive, grow, and evolve… just like most mothers do for their children. And we humans are like spoiled, self-centered, immature children who use and abuse, while taking advantage with little respect and appreciation for all that she continuously gives. She has been waiting with unconditional love for us to mature into adults who will in turn love, respect, appreciate and care for her.
It is time for us all to grow up and take responsibility for our actions and contribution to the whole of humanity and our planet. We each have an important role, and it is our job to find out what that role is and do/be it.
“There greatest rewards come when you give of yourself. It’s about bettering the lives of others, being part of something bigger than yourself, and making a positive difference. — Nidk Vujicic
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Within the past couple weeks I heard stories of a dog and person who were expected to live only a month or two, and in both cases the families are restricting them of doing the things they love. The dog loves to take a daily hike on the trail from their home down to the stream with the other dogs, and the man enjoys going into town for a coffee and special snack. Both families are forbidding these outings that bring such joy.
I would think these last couple of months would be to help them do everything they enjoy as much as possible.
The reason I was inspired to write this is because during that same week, I ended up watching two movies in which women killed themselves because they felt trapped in lives they deemed utterly unbearable. In both stories the women were overwhelmed from emotions of life experiences and family constraints… so much so they would rather be dead. (A tale of Love and Darkness & Revolutionary Road)
No one is absolutely sure what happens after death, but what we do know is we are experiencing this current life now. Knowing you are never sure how long you will be living this life, I highly suggest you allow yourself and others to spend everyday appreciating and living it to the fullest and the best most joyful way possible.
“Why do they not teach you that time is a finger snap and an eye blink, and that you should not allow a moment to pass you by without taking joyous, ecstatic note of it, not wasting a single moment of its swift, breakneck circuit?” ― Pat Conroy
It’s Thanksgiving day in America, so first of all I would like to THANK ALL OF YOU for BEING YOU!
My perspective, it would be beneficial to each individual, every family, and the entire human race if EVERYDAY is a day to give Thanks. Thanks for each other, for our planet, for being alive! Seriously, what a wonderful blessing and miracle Life is.
I returned from Egypt a few days ago, and WOW what an experience that was. Landed in Cairo on a full moon night, so dropped off my bags and went directly to Giza to see the Pyramids in the mesmerizing moonlight. Spent 2 days visiting the Pyramids, the Sphinx, a few museums, and went inside the Pyramid of Djoser, which is considered the oldest Pyramid in Egypt. Next we flew to Aswan, and I totally fell in love. The entire area is surrounded by water, and the temples are on Islands. One of my favorites was the Philae Temple of Isis. Next day we drove to Abu Simbel, one of the most recognizable ancient sites in Egypt, near the border of Sudan. We spent the next 3 days on the boat that took us on the Nile River to Luxor, stopping to see Temples on the way; like the Valley of the Kings, Avenue of the Sphinxes, Luxor Temple, and quite a few more. I lay in my bed in the afternoons and mornings looking out the big wall of a window watching the Nile life of people riding their donkey home, and the traditional homes with their dome top to catch the heat. Flew back to Cairo and spent my last full day by myself walking around the Pyramids of Giza to know them even more.
Egypt is another one of those places that I will definitely return.
“I feel as though I have lived many lives, experienced the heights and depths of each and like the waves of the ocean, never known rest. Throughout the years, I looked always for the unusual, for the wonderful, for the mysteries at the heart of life.”
― Leni Riefenstahl
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I have been working in the San Francisco Bay area since my return from Tibet. My life schedule for the past couple of years has been work for 1 month all day 7 days a week, and travel for the Thank You for Being You project 1-3 months. The past couple of months I just took some short trips… one to Mt. Shasta, California, then Crater lake Oregon, and a two week visit back to Hawaii.
Mt. Shasta is known to be the energy of the planets first chakra, and is a truly amazing place to experience… I usually go at least once a year. My favorite to places are Panther Meadows where I drink fresh spring water from the sacred source, I absolutely have to swim in Castle Lake daily, and an adventurous hike to Heart Lake.
Although I have been to Crater lake a few times before, this was the first time I swam in it… and yes, it was COLD… but definitely worth it. Crater lake is breathtakingly beautiful with it’s array of stunning colors.
I was blessed to house sit my sons home on Oahu, enjoying the spectacular ocean sounds and view while drinking my morning coffee on the lanai.
I am currently house sitting a clients home in Monterey, California until my trip to Egypt Nov 11. I am very excited to explore the wonders of Egypt, and look forward to sharing my experience with all of you.
I am finishing the final draft of the book “One and Only”, and will send it out for final editing by the end of Oct. My intent is for the year of 2020 to be the beginning of new chapter in my life, dedicated entirely to spreading the message, and awakening the remembrance of ONENESS throughout all of humanity. I feel with all of my being that EVERYTHING I have experienced in my life was preparing me for this mission. I am soooo excited to be able to share it with you very soon.
“You are here for a special mission. There is a purpose of your life. Find that purpose of your life, work on it and live your life happily.” Raaz Ojha
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The Island of Hawaii (the big island) has been calling me back in a very strong way for the past couple of years. I had plans on going there last year but somehow I ended up somewhere else. Then right during the time I was going to go, Kilauea erupted, causing it’s 35 years of lava flow activity to cease.
I spent most of my life living on the Island of Oahu, but the Island of Hawaii has always been a big love of mine. In the late 80’s I spent 3 years building my dream home on Parker Ranch, and during that time and all the visits to that Island, I never explored the volcano areas… so finally I did :)
I rented an Airbnb on Hilo side for a week with plans on spending the entire time hiking through all the trails and craters in the Volcano National park. I was very excited my 30 year old son and his girlfriend who both live on Oahu, came to join me.
We not only hiked in the Volcano area, we found waterfall and waterslides we had all to our selves, jumped off South Point Cliff, went the to the best black, green, and white sand beaches, and ate the ONOLICIOUS fresh poke.
People often ask me which of the Hawaiian Islands do I like best? And my answer is "I LOVE them all. They are each special in their own way." The Island of Hawaii represents to me the immense power of creation and destruction... they are one and the same.
When I travel to new places in the world, it is like meeting a new person... Each place has it's own personality, it's unique vibrational quality... ALL an important aspect of the planet we share.
“In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
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Mount Kailash in Tibet was on the very top of my list of places I HAVE to experience.
It is believed that the earth has chakras (energy/power vortexes), same as the human body. Mt. Kailash is the ‘Crown Chakra’, or 7th Chakra, considered to be the highest spiritual center and the state of pure consciousness.
Mt. Kailash is considered to be sacred in four religions: Bon, Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism.
The Hindus believe it is where their god Shiva resides; the Jains first spiritual leader was enlightened there; the Buddhist say it is the navel of the Universe, and the Bon believe it is the home of the sky goddess.
It is a very important pilgrimage for the people of these religions, and it’s believed if you walk around the mountain (a three day trek) all your negative Karma is cleansed.
I said for the past 4 years that “I have to go there”, but I didn’t follow through because one, I don’t like the cold so it had to be done in the summer, and two you cannot go to Tibet without a tour group which makes it more expensive than my usual budgeted travel style.
Well, again life has it’s way of making things happen when they are meant to happen.
I planned the month of May in Nepal to write the book, and when I told a friend about my plan he said I can go to Mt. Kailash from Nepal… in my mind I always thought I would go from India or China. So I looked for a tour from Nepal, and there just happened to be one starting the day I was planning on leaving Nepal. Still I hesitated about the money, then within days I found out my tax return was going to be the exact amount needed. LIFE IS AMAZING!!!
I joined a group of ten people from different places of the world. Two seasoned world hikers from Malaysia, three nuns from Indonesia, a professor of physics from Ireland who was in her 30’s, a man also in his 30’s from Israel, a linguistic professor from Hungry, a young woman in her 20’s from Vietnam, and the only other American was 30 year old software engineer form Seattle. Our guide was a 30 year old Tibetan with what seemed to be many lifetimes of knowledge about Tibet’s history with it’s people, politics and spirituality.
We spent the first 3 days in Lhasa acclimating to the altitude while visiting many of the Monasteries. Then drove 9-10 hrs a day for 4 days across Tibet, stopping throughout at various points of interest. Tibet and its people are truly a magnificent experience. On day 6 we slept at Mount Everest base camp and on day 8 we started our 3 day 52km, trek around Mt. Kailasha, at 5,600km elevation, through snow, ice, and rocky paths. Day 11 we slept at the Holy Lake Manasarovar. Day 12 spent the day at the Lake, and day 13 started to long drive back to Kathmandu Nepal.
The entire Tibetan trip was a blessing beyond words. I am so grateful for life on this planet and all it portrays.
“Happiness cannot be traveled to owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” — Denis Waitley
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The plan to isolate myself in Nepal for a month to finish writing the book was a success! After writing from morning to night while fasting for 23 hrs per day and eating one meal during the 1 hour, I finished the first draft the day before my ticket to Tibet.
I stayed in ‘PJs Garden Home/Studio Apartment’, which is above the garage on the property of a very kind Nepalese family who rents it out as an Airbnb. I took short breaks throughout the day to stretch and meditate in the lush garden. A few times during my stay, PJ’s mother would give me a delicious home cooked meal.
PJ’s home is in a suburb, about a 20 min drive to central Kathmandu. Many of the homes in this area are like huge mansions in America. They usually house multiple generations of the family.
A few times a week, I walked a couple blocks from the house to the main street in the area to get fresh fruit and veggies from the street vendors. I never saw another foreigner the entire time I was there. I went twice into central Kathmandu to get a visa for Tibet, and enjoyed all the colors, sounds, and vibrancy of life while there. I experienced the Nepalese people to be very gentle mannered and kind. And shockingly, being one of the poorest countries in the world, I did not see one person asking for money or food, and felt very safe walking around by myself.
I would like to return someday and explore the treks throughout the Himalayan mountain range of Nepal.
This is the beginning of the first chapter of the book I wrote ’The One and Only’. Please leave a comment if it looks interesting to you :)
1. EVERYTHING IS ENERGY (Light)
“Matter is Energy…Energy is Light…We are all Light Beings.” — Albert Einstein
I constantly remind myself this in order to avoid getting lost in the physicality and fear-based drama of human experience. I find that if I keep my perception tuned to the Light of things, life is much brighter!:)
Your body and perceived physical reality is made up of atoms, which are 99.99999% Energy/Light. Your body is really an electromagnetic field of vibrating Energy waves comprised of photons. You are a dynamic, intelligent, vibrating, electromagnetic information field of consciousness; constantly sending and receiving information while creating and recreating Self, and in relationship with/AS the Infinite expression of Source.
Physicists validated what Mystics have said for centuries - all of creation is a sea of conscious Energy (Light). We are a droplet within the sea - interacting, exchanging, experiencing, and in relationship with/as it.
"Energy is the inherent effort of every multiplicity to become unity." -- Henry Brooks Adams
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India April 2019
Enjoyed my time in Auroville very much - I LOVE THAT PLACE.
Afterwards I went Mt. Arunachala, in Tiruvannamalai, which is one of the five main holy places in South India. I visited Sri Ramana Maharishi’s temple and meditated in the Virupaksha Cave where Ramana Maharishi lived for 17 years. Sri Ramana Maharishi was one of the most famous sages in the twentieth century.
Before leaving India I really wanted to experience another new place, so I went to Rishikesh, “The Yoga Capitol of the World’. It has now become one of my two favorite places in India. Most the travelers were there to study yoga and meditation, so they were in a beautiful state of mind, and I found the locals to be more relaxed and peaceful than other areas of India. Also, it is on the Ganges river, which most of you know I LOVE WATERWAYS!
I was very excited to plunge myself in the place where the two rivers meet to create the Ganges. Talk about cool… as in temperature and experience.
“Our own self-realization is the greatest service we can render the world.” Ramana Maharshi
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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.