Welcome and Thank You 2017

Life is beautiful. What we give to life, it gives us back. The things we choose to see, the thoughts we choose to believe and put our focus on, show up and multiply tenfold into our experiences. So, let’s learn to be mindful of what we want because the things we are asking for in our most unpretentious, selfless, sincere moments do make their way into our lives. Let’s strive to see, think and be the very best of who we want to be. Let’s attract the finest…the happiest,  most awesome life filled with millions and millions of tiny miracles, gratitude and love that turn our fears and doubts into a fine mist of starry dust. Let’s be thankful for moments that help us grow stronger, kinder and lovelier than the last moment that just passed by. Let us be the person we would fall oh so head over heel in love with.

Welcome 2017. Thank you for being the year that continues to help me grow into this beautiful, strong, kind, cheerful, happy, generous, resourceful,  multi talented woman I have always wanted to be ever since I was a little girl. Thank you for allowing me to find gratitude, beauty and love everywhere I step into. Life is easy, and I am happy.

And Pinterest makes it so much fun ….some of my favorite pins for 2017!!

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Letting go

let-goMastering the art of letting go…

of people whose actions, words and intentions are not in alignment,

of things you have no control over,

of disappointments and failures,

of expectations of one another..

is always difficult if you haven’t mastered solitude first.

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Gift of gratitude

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Hidden behind layers of masks,  trapped beyond fears, falsehood and pretensions, inside the soul of some beautiful beings is this light. It penetrates and shines through their faces, it makes any place they walk into instantly bright, yet calm and under control. They glow from within.  I see the light and feel immensely blessed ‘cuz that is the most amazing gifts I think I have.  The ability to see and sense beauty in places where no one else seems to find any.

Are you lonely?

lonely   Check who you are with!! Cuz, loneliness seldom comes from being alone. A myriad of questions of the following nature are thrown at me at all times…

How can you possibly stay alone? Don’t you ever get lonely? How do you spend your evenings? What do you do for…uh…uhmmm…uhh…you know what I mean!!

The best one ever…

…are you the closeted type, it’s alright ..times have changed you know!!!

…followed by looks with various punctuation marks. Then come suggestions and well meaning advice. Am growing old. I ought to be concerned. I should look for a nice loving partner now or it will be too late. I say late for what?? Am just starting to grow up. Like in the real sense. For the first time I’m growing up for no one but myself. For the first time I have no expectations to live upto. For the first time am choosing to live on my own terms. For the first time am doing things that make me happy. Am finally getting to know ME. For the first time I am not afraid. I feel free. And if feels absolutely wonderful. Not to say I haven’t been happy in the past. Just that my happiness depended on a lot of factors. How well I pleased people. And how often I offended them. People who pretended to like me if I made them happy. People who made me feel loved when I sacrificed – my freedom, my choice, my voice, my entity, my likes and dislikes, my opinions and values, my friends. People who never tried to know me, and seldom cared. People that once provided a safe home to an obedient little girl that loved to please and serve, in trade for bits of what seemed like love. To a 19 yr old girl trying to escape a violent, abusive home, that was once indeed happiness. Today I don’t know if I am happy because I am single. Or because I am in tune with life. Because with time I have found a truly reliable friend, that’s ME!!! Or because I never get bored, and find possibilities…and so much to do, learn and get busy with. Or because am not afraid of being alone. Or that am no longer afraid of losing ‘cuz  almost everything I held so close to my heart for many many years, I have let go. OR Am I happy because I am no more surrounded by people with layers of masks who have no clue who they are or who I am and I don’t have to please them or pretend to be someone I am not. Well now my happier self wants to put out an order for a genuine, loving partner who’ll have to be my friend as in someone I can look upto, someone I can laugh and be silly with, who’ll take me as I am, show me what’s right instead of putting me down, be willing to learn and grow, be silly and adorable, sweet and irresistible, be fearless and carefree, and not take life too seriously, put up with my craziness, hold me close when am down, look into my eyes and see my soul, trust me wholly, blindly, completely, madly and most importantly, never ever let me go….uhmmm well, Universe, do you mind expediting my order..how about an overnight delivery!! Thanks 🙂

Holistic healing, energy work and compassion clearings

She has a kind of grace, calmness and wordless compassion that sets the energy and pace of the entire session she will be working with you, on you. She has a soft, soothing, gentle touch of a healer yet does all kinds of Asian bodywork that involve intense, firm body massages. She is quite well read and her knowledge of arts, music, culture, history, bodyscience and metaphysics is equally impressive. She is a vegetarian, environmentally conscious, very generous. She can sell herself short but will not overcharge her clients…in fact, none of her sessions run exactly on time because she is so generous with her time.

Veena Saraswati Lucas, massage therapist, energy-worker, compassion healer, herbalist, nutritionist…she wears many hats and am glad I met her in 2012 when I had scheduled my first ever massage appointment having looked up online. All of her services are highly recommended.

Veena speaks softly, listens intently and remembers every detail of her client’s condition, as well as her own recommendations, prescribed methods of healing, recovery etc. She attends to her clients needs even when she is not working. She works incredibly long hours to be able to run a successful business between two cities, commuting at least 8-12 hours every week and dreams to have a work cum living space, so she can raise her daughter near the bay, where both mother and daughter love to live. She plans to have her own apothecary, and make organic herbal concoctions, ointments and lotions and have her own range of healing products one day.

And that is to say only a little of what I know about her. I wish her all the best, she’s such a kind, compassionate soul.

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Veena with her lovely daughter Nadia

Please visit Veena at: http://www.bodycontinuum.com/ and http://veenasaraswati.com/  for more information!!

Burnt rotis don’t hurt, harsh words do…

Share the good stories ‘cuz kindness matters…..

Ex Indian President Dr. Abdul Kalam Says:
“When I was a kid, my Mom cooked food for us.
One night in particular when she had made dinner after a long hard day’s work, Mom placed a plate of ‘subzi’ (cooked vegetables) and extremely burnt roti (type of Indian bread) in front of my Dad.

I was waiting to see if anyone noticed the burnt roti. But Dad just ate his roti and asked me how was my day at school.

I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember I heard Mom apologizing to Dad for the burnt roti.

And I’ll never forget what he said: “Honey, I love burnt roti.”

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy, good night & I asked him if he really liked his roti burnt. He wrapped me in his arms & said:
“Your momma put in a long hard day at work today and she was really tired. And besides… A burnt roti never hurts anyone but HARSH WORDS DO!”

Love the people who treat you right & have compassion for the ones who don’t.