I spent all of December in Las Vegas, Nevada, assisting with a new wellness center.
I have only been to Vegas, a couple of times before… when I was in my 20’s and 30’s, and only stayed on the famous Vegas strip. This time I experienced being a local, staying on one of Cary Grants old homes.
I have traveled many countries in the world that are considered dangerous, and I found this place to be the first I ever felt afraid. I like to walk around the areas I am exploring to get a good feel for the place. It was a beautiful, morning and looked forward to take a stroll. I walked for about an hour, and within that time I had one guy follow me in his car, even getting out of his car to start a conversation, and as soon as he left another guy walked up behind me yelling out to talk to me. I started walking very quickly, to almost a run, crossed the street and turned the corner to escape.
When I returned to the house, my friend told me this area is considered old Vegas, which is now overflowing with drug users. We discussed in depth about why people go to Vegas, and the energy pull it has on many. In addition to the normal reason to let loose and party all night, attend a conference, or the flux who moved there during the 80’s for a chance to own their own home – there are also many highly advanced in the realm of spirituality and expanded consciousness who moved to Vegas… like my grandfather who was the founder of the Institute of Cosmic Wisdom, and moved there from Hawaii in the 60’s.
The insight of this discussion was Vegas challenges and test people with their vices and addictions; like sex, drugs, alcohol, gambling, overindulgence, greed, escapism, need for power – weakness in their psyche. For the ones who feel they have reached a high level of spiritual/consciousness advancement, it seems they experience the last temptation.
I believe most humans are constantly challenged with some distortion of mind. We are a species plagued with mental instability…. And the remedy to this condition, is to re-mind humanity of the eternal, fully empowered magnificent beings that we truly are.
“Carefree Scamps like you and I go through transition stages from time to time, and one of the exceptional things about life's challenges is that we get to discover what we’re truly capable of. You, my friend, are more spirited, resolute, and fearless than you can ever imagine. And on the flip side you’re more immoral and foolhardy than most people could ever dream of being.
Isn’t that great?”
― Karl Wiggins
THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU
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... with her home base being Honolulu Hawaii. At 25 she had her first child 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 she is an empty nester, 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.