Sunday, March 6, 2011

Deja vu - Signs from Above

I asked the guy at the front desk if there used to be a French restaurant a few doors down. he told me yes, almost 10 years ago. wow! this is the same hotel I stayed with Auntie Maggie. Discovering that I am in the same space, all these years later, is a little bit like being in the twilight zone. Especially since Auntie Maggie passed away two weeks ago. I mean, what are the odds? Of all the hotels in New York? Ha ha ha.

the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. Auntie Maggie was the first female in our family - and one of our matriarchs - to whom I opened up to about the Goddess. She read Empowering Women by Louise Hay because I asked her to so we could talk about it. she could totally relate and laugh with me regarding my experiences here. It's almost like having her here in spirit. My guardian angel. Watching over me in NYC.

I asked for a sign. I was guided to Osho's web site and found these words:

"There must have been something left undone, because it seems life is taking you back to a point that is hauntingly familiar. It’s only happening because your mind couldn’t conceive of the depth available, and you moved on too fast. Life won’t be side-tracked. Go deep. Dig a little more, go to the very end of it: you will always find purer gold, the deeper you go into yourself.”

Osho, The Beloved, Vol. 1, Talk #10

Ha ha ha. I am digging real deep Auntie Maggie. thanks for being part of my journey - even from beyond. Thank you for always empowering me to be in my feminine essence and follow my dreams. I love you, all ways.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

school of womanly arts

What an OMazing feeling - being in a room with 200+ Sister Goddesses - hailing from 33 states and 8 countries - all hear to remember about the sacred feminine art of pleasure. the air is palpable with excitement and anticipation. and then Mama Gena makes her grand entrance. It's electrifying.

She's even more OMazing in person than as the voice of our Pink Bible, School of Womanly Arts - which is page by page a manual on how to live life fully in our feminine essence. mama Gena is a pleasure expert, having made it her life lesson to research pleasure and reMIND her Sister Goddesses of the same.

Today, we learnt how to brag- how to share our accomplishments and focus with gratitude on the good in our life. We took dance breaks to connect our minds with our bodies and let the information sink in. we laughed, we cried, we shared stories and grew closer, as a group and as women.

10 of us had lunch together at Phillippe Chow (veggie lettuce wraps) as we exchanged names and where we were from and discovered synchronicities.

after class, I went back to Central Park to smell the trees and see some grass. I miss my abundant tree filled front lawn. so blessed to connect with even a little bit of nature in this big city.

Going back to the hotel, I had the sense of Deja vu. passing by Henri bendel's and arriving at my hotel from another direction, I realize I have been here before - many years ago, with my great Auntie Maggie. She would be so proud of me now.

We start the adventure again tomorrow.

Friday, March 4, 2011

New York, new York

Signed up for Mama Gena's Mastery class.
Got on an airplane today and headed for the Big Apple for my first weekend of Sister Goddesses and learning the art of pleasure. A little nervous about being in the city by myself. However, my curiosity took over and I started walking and exploring this OMazing city.

I have a nice room at The Shoreham, 55th and 5th Avenue - seven blocks from Central Park. I desired to go to MOMA. Walking back to my hotel, I got lost and ended up in front of MOMA. I entered and they were giving free passes to the museum. Woohoo!

saw some fabulous art - six floors full - had a great walk - found some healthy food at The Pump (baked falafel on a bed of greens with some cucumber and carrots and a green drink for my morning breakfast).

Not having a bath at home and the jacuzzi being repumped - I am so very excited when i have a bathtub - i stopped at a pharmacy and bought bubble bath. I luxuriated in the hot water fragranced with jasmine and mint. And then i sat in the IJoy massage chair provided in the rooms and let it do its thing on my back, shoulders and neck.

So stoked about tomorrow and meeting other trendsetting women who call themselves Sister Goddesses.
very good, very good, yay!