~ from cats, dogs and nature to the flowering of body, mind and spirit ~

Saturday, September 26, 2009


I returned home yesterday from twelve intense, marvelous, incredibly beautiful days at Kripalu School of Ayurveda. The experience was a remarkable one that I thoroughly enjoyed on every level of my being. I hope to share some details of that experience later on, but meanwhile, I share here a simple view of the Berkshires from the school.

Ron took fantastic care of the kids while I was gone, so I had no worries at all and could completely immerse myself in the learning experience. However, I was, of course, thrilled to return home to my loved ones and have spent the time reconnecting through lots of hugging, touching and many cuddles all around!

A final thought...

sama dosah samagnis ca sama dhatu mala kriyah
prasannatmendriya manah svastha ityabhidhiyate
~ Sushruta Samhita

One who is established in Self, who has balanced doshas (biological humors), balanced agni (digestion), balanced dhatus (tissues), well functioning bodily processes that allow for the optimum release of mala (wastes), and whose mind, senses and soul are blissful, it is said is a healthy person.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hummingbird Rescue

Today Ron was home (normally he's at work on a Wednesday!) and saw a hummingbird in the garage. We left both doors open but the little fella just wouldn't leave. Finally, Ron saw him again and the poor little guy was just sitting on a beam, not moving. Ron thought he was probably tired and thirsty/hungry (knowing how much energy they expend so quickly) and we had no idea how long he might have been trapped in the garage so ... Ron simply reached up and gently cupped the hummingbird and it didn't struggle or anything - nothing, just sat there. He took it outside and it just kept sitting in his hand, its little eyes closed. Poor thing. So I got it some sugar water and some 'emergency' flower essences. Ron tried a couple times to put it down but it flew right back onto his hand! So he sat with it for about 15 minutes and continued to offer it the water which it *was* drinking a little at a time. Then, it started opening its eyes wider and standing up straighter and then ... finally flew up into the trees! :-) It was really a remarkable experience for all of us.
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