Day 15

Got hypnotized and “illumined” by a Shamanic Practitioner.  Spirit releasement as well came into play.

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Clearing Chakras

Illumination

The physical body is surrounded by a Luminous Energy Field (like an aura) that holds the imprint of traumas and wounds from our personal and ancestral histories.  These imprints can become activated, resulting in patterns of behaviors, relationships, negative emotions, illnesses, or accidents that replicate the trauma.

The Illumination Process “combusts” the heavy energies associated with trauma and disease into light.  During an illumination, negative imprints in the Luminous Energy Field are revealed as dark or sluggish energies in the chakras.  Once these heavy energies are cleared and the affected chakra illuminated with divine light, you are no longer informed by the wounds of the past.

An illumination can be helpful for the following:

  • Emotional traumas from the past continue to bother you, and don’t respond well to other healing modalities.
  • The same problems keep surfacing in relationships, or relationships continually fail.
  • You are stuck in behavioral patterns that continue to repeat, especially when under stress.
  • You have chronic anger or fear.
  • You have a chronic physical condition that seems related to emotional distress or anger.
Illumination is an ancient healing technique that comes from the high-mountain shamans of Peru who are descendants of the Inka.

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Day 14

Cable Car Museum – one of those attractions being a local I probably have biked by hundreds of times in oblivion.  Took 10 minutes out of my day… (In fact, on that note – this one new thing per day is making me that much more cognizant of how crucial time management is to fulfilling our day (not FILLING our day with nonsense, but feeling fulfilled when we lay down to sleep.  Be sure to respect yourself enough to get OFFline and out in the world soaking in something that has meaning to you.  Because life is flyin’ by, may as well enjoy the ride ;)).  

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this is the “Grip” – kinda like a pair of pliers that reaches in and clamps onto the moving cable, then the car is pulled along with the Grip.  apparently the strength of the grip on the cable can vary (loose, car pulled slow – tight, car full speed of 9.5mph. makes sense).     Also learned it can support 10 tons. cool stuff. 

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This is the Clay Street Hill Railroad grip car No. 8. The only surviving car from the original 1873
fleet, making it the oldest cable car in the world…

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Day 12

Upper Fisherman’s (“black sand”) Beach in Marin Headlands: Hidden Gem.

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Then an added bonus, and quite the highlight on my trek back up to the dirt lot to head home.. encounter with Harley (friend/manager of a local surf shop I teach yoga at) – he was scoping out the swell and clearly jonesing to catch a wave or two.  Apparently OB and other local spots were super crowded today.  What a rockstar, tore down there in a heartbeat to get after his passion.  Only one out there in the water! and not at all intimidated by the do not swim could die signs. Harley, I bow to you my friend.

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Day 11

SLIDE RANCH – 

” connects the Bay Area to sustainable farming, healthy eating and environmental stewardship on 134 acres of verdant coast lands in West Marin.”

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This was CERTAINLY a first time experience – flowers and EO hand sanitizer in a porto. wow.

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Our Mission

The mission of Slide Ranch is to connect the Bay Area with farm-based environmental education that focuses on the principles of sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship. By cooking, gardening, caring for animals and exploring country and coast, we teach students and families to see the connection between their own choices, a healthy food system and a healthy, resilient environment.    

ROCK ON, this place is amazing. http://www.slideranch.org     keep it down to earth.

Day 10

Live music at Phil Lesh’s digs with Nik and Seraphina  – Terrapin Crossroads (see bottom of blog for more info on venue, great place!)

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How Terrapin Crossroads Came To Be

For years now, our family has talked about creating a home away from home, where we could play and listen to music together, while also finding a way to reach out to our community.  We find so much value in the arts and feel that so many outlets have shaped our lives, and given us perspective on the world and all its moving parts.  A few years ago, we seriously started researching what it would take to truly embark on this adventure.  After considering various options, an array of locations and ever-morphing ideas, we were very lucky to come across the wonderful venue located at 100 Yacht Club Drive.  The minute we walked through, we knew the shell had the bones and the promise to build a fantastic musical and culinary home.  We are so blessed to be right here in Marin, and so excited to bring so much of what our family has experienced to the communities around us.  We hope you enjoy the ride!

History

The Grateful Dead are known primarily as a San Francisco band, owing to their very short but very important time living in The City, and being the true embodiment and co-creators of “The San Francisco Sound.” But by 1970, the band had crossed the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County, with San Rafael becoming the hub of all Grateful Dead activity from 1970 to 1995. So to be accurate, the Grateful Dead was essentially a San Rafael band.

full site- http://www.terrapincrossroads.net/about-us/

Day 8

Made own Vanilla Sugar Body Scrub – skin is feeling smooth and smelling tasty!

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Vanilla Olive Oil Sugar Scrub

1/2 cup granulated (white) sugar
2 cups Turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw)
1 Tablespoon honey
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon Vanilla extract (or your favorite essential oil)

Directions: Combine the two sugars in a bowl and mix to incorporate. Add olive oil and stir. Mix in honey and vanilla. Store in an airtight jar and enjoy!

* This is a coarse scrub, if you would like a more gentle scrub you can substitute brown sugar for the turbinado sugar.
* Always exfoliate before shaving to prevent irritation and achieve a better shave.
* You may add more olive oil to your jar after packing if you desire a different consistency.
* Oil will settle in the jar so stir before using.
* I do not recommend using this scrub on your face. It is intended for use on the body only.

Day 7

30 minute silent meditation at Buddhist Temple of Marin (but have to admit my not planned plan B was a bit more fun :).   

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unexpected first:  Highway ride commute home on Aprilia, first time ever with open face Supermoto helmet and Amber depth enhancing safety glasses.  WILD perception, a whole different world..definitely buying a pair of these!

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