Stingray Medicine

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July 12, 2018 

Today I got stung by a stingray

The whole event was raging from hilarious to very torturous. Its kinda of crazy to believe such little animal can produce so much pain, but I guess that the whole animal kingdom never ceases to surprise me , specially and including us.

I wont forget my first impression being NO way ! This actually happened. Kind of how i perceive death would feel, you know ? I always wonder why It has never happened to me, so many visits to the beach, so many close people being touched by it and now finally me.

So yes I was there as the pain really hit me and many things happened after That. Funny things like a woman coming and peeing on top of my ankle, and then me finding out that this remedy was actually for jelly fish 😂 . The same woman then offered me chewing gum, in case that was the thing I was fancing. So cute ! Many lovely people came to help and be with me until finally the life guard arrived and took me through the longest walk, to get my foot finally inside of hot water (which by the way is the only thing u do and then after 45 mins its fine )

And as I sat there I got to talk to my new lifeguard about life and Panama, and of course we talked a lot about sting rays. An older guy that I believe was kind of a knowledgable homeless came and talked to me about how president Reagan was actually born in Panama - I dont know if this is true- . I got to observe for a whole hour a boy interacting with his doggie being the cutest best friends, making me cry of joy to know my dog is also coming tomorow. And finally I got to meet the couple that finally gave me a ride home, learning that they were also both stung by sting rays many times, that he liked going to nicaragua for surf trips and wanted now to add Panama to his bucket list, and that similar to my husband’s nonprofit “give and surf” they had a club named surf and surf but that this was mainly a friends hangout surfing around the world thing. We talked and talked and as we were sitting already outside my home, we said our goodbyes with a very honest “so nice to meet you” but also the sweetest part of all was that when I exited their car she said to me “im sorry about the sting ray” and I heard myself replying “you know, I wouldnt have changed a thing”

Animal medicine is powerful. I felt blessed because sting ray spirit reminded me to be present but also that all pain is not bad. That actually going through it is necessary in order to receive other blessings. And most than most what seems like venom, can be ultimately become true medicine.

This made me think of my strongest piece of my pie- of my life- . The Loving relationship between my husband and I. I have gone through so much to be here... like a lot. And still, I wouldnt have changed one thing. Not one.

So this is my jewel for the other areas of my life. Let it sting, accept the help from other people, appreciate the beauty of this life’s interaction and see how this can transform you.

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I also discovered that the hidden message of stingray totem is that you are on the right path, and to actually keep going ! Its a reassurance of yourself ! LOVE IT

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A Simple Version of Veggie Miso Pho - Good for Detoxing Too !

I have been processing a lot, mainly I have been processing my inability to stay focused and present. The good thing about this is that for once, I am not giving myself a hard time. Instead, I am kinda observing my conversations : always wanting to get somewhere or seeing how every step or situation is trying to bring me also somewhere. Interesting.

So as we were holding this beautiful Ceremony last night, I felt truly inspired by the notion of loving thyself as we are. Coming to see that we are where we have been waiting for FOREVER. And we keep missing it by trying to be somewhere else. Basically the New Moon in Aries is the starter point, Aries being the first Zodiac Sign And where do we start ? With Self Love. 

It was awesome - every time we listen we learn so much. I kept listening to a lot of people wanting to be better, kinder, stronger, more compassionate, simply better ... So much beauty and so much mirroring to where my lesson was. Finally while our Ceremony was being carried, me and partner Carolina, we guided each one of us to complete awareness of what was happening. The true beauty of our existence Right There. 

After I left the Circle me and hubby went for dinner and I guess we partied too much on hot sauce, plus the processing of all the emotions, which led me to have an upset stomach. So I went this afternoon and bought a couple of items in the store having in mind I was to make a Veggie Pho.

 Bon Appetite !

Bon Appetite !

And here it is, it came out DELICIOUS and I am already feeling so much better. I hope to skip the chocolate ice cream I also bought LOL. 

Ingredients:

  • Cilantro
  • Chinese Cabbage
  • Chinese White Mushrooms 
  • Chopped Onion
  • Chopped Garlic
  • Thin Rice Vermicelli 
  • 3 Spoons Miso Paste
  • Tofu Extra Firm
  • 3 Full Spoons Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Tamari
  • Chopped Ginger
 SO DE-LI-CIOUS

SO DE-LI-CIOUS

Procedure:

Stir Fry the onion and garlic in the Sesame Oil. Once you smell the fragrance come out, pour the water on top and let it simmer. Once you see that it starts bubbling go ahead and add the broccoli or other veggies you might want to add. Go ahead and Add the Vermicelli, Mushrooms and the 1 Full Spoon of Miso, Stir as you go so the Miso dissolves. 

Put Fire Off and Add Chinese Cabbage, Cilantro and Tamari. Cover and let it Sit for 3 to 5 Minutes.

Serve on Bowls. Each bowl will have Chopped Ginger, One Spoon of Miso, and Top with Tofu. 

I like to add also Salted Sea Weed on Top, but its up to You.

Enjoy !

* By the Way, I have been a Fan of Miso for a long time but now even more so because of the discovery of this town in Japan that has been healing its population from radiation by simply eating this magical #fermented #probiotic. YES !

 

 I added a Korean Topping that has de-hidrated Sea Weed and Other might not be so healthy stuff ! But HEY ! 

I added a Korean Topping that has de-hidrated Sea Weed and Other might not be so healthy stuff ! But HEY ! 

Pride of failure

When was the last time you felt proud about failing at something or at someone? 

After receiving some letters of what seemed to be full of hate and resentment to me, I had to lay down and cry a lot, of course, this weekend. My ego was severally damaged by the amount of intensity in those letters. I honestly still don´t know why I have triggered these people so much ! But at the same time I do wonder how come this hasnt happened more often? You know what I mean?

With the type of work we come to do on earth which is very BE YOURSELF in your face and there is no script, and if there is please don´t follow it, there is no recipe for making people to like you or not. This has to happen randomly and at a speed and process that we cant control. And if we could, please lets not. 

Now I get it. Or at least a tiny part of it. I get the people that I personally don´t like and appreciate them even more. Why do we need people to like us so much all the time. I mean for sure we want to belong, but at the same time taking the risk to be you - is the risk also for people to find that offensive. So interesting.

There are no conclusion to life, there is only love. And as far as I keep living I keep discovering that love in the most awkward places like in those same letters, they are also filled with so much love. Why not ? Why are we so afraid of the vulnerability. Why am I so afraid of being disliked and unapproved. 

It is interesting to me this lesson. And the more I let time pass the more the lessons fall like blossoms from a tree. Effortless, like me not trying to figure this out. But accepting, observing, learning. We are all so courageous to live on this plane. 

I read this quote this morning ¨Be grateful to the obstacles in your life because they will re-direct you where you need to be going ¨. I imagine it like a hike into the woods, and suddenly you walking into a huge fallen tree that makes you re-route and actually taking you were you needed to be going. It is a good analogy, because our intellectual mind doesn´t like obstacles or change of plans but our soul does and in fact the soul itself plans and needs those, it seeks for those fallen trees, to drive us to the new road of our lives. 

When was the last time you were proud of a mistake?. Mistakes are the proof that we are trying. And hard core trying brings abundance of all kinds, money, love, friendships, business but also disappointments, failures, heart brakes, etc. It is up to us to decide what is more worth, to stay in the comfort zone or go for it. 

Say I am sorry, I love you, I never meant to hurt you. Do whatever it takes for your heart to redeem but also move on. Help people to move on also and see that we are all playing an important role on each other´s lives. This is the year of Totality in Kundalini Yoga, which means the year to accept but LOVE our total selves. Darkness and light, light and darkness.

When was the last time you were proud of your disappointment?

With lots of Love & Sat Nam.

Katherine

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Un Preludio Esperanzador

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Me pregunto cuantas vidas han pasado y nosotros queriendo entender. Sé que me he visto en similares situaciones, preguntándome las cosas mil veces a veces sin tener respuesta y cae uno nuevamente en el sueño enterno de la ignoriancia para seguir así. Yo creo que estamos llegando, a ver al parecer que no tenemos que ir a ningun lado.

Estoy en angustia, se que necesito meditar más, hablar menos. Pero sé tambien que compartiendo uno sana, porque te das cuenta que no estas sol@. Nunca lo estamos.

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A Hopeful Forebode by Allan Watts

¨So here is the situation you see.

The Whole Idea of self improvement is a will of whisper from the books.

Is not what this is about.

Lets begin where we are

What happens if you know, if you know beyond any shadow of doubt that there is nothing you can do to be better.

Well its a kind of relief, isn´t it?

Now... You say, ¨well know what do I do ?¨

See there is a little fidget that comes up. You see, we are so used to making things better. ¨Leave the world a better place than what you found¨kind of thing.

¨I want to be of Service to all the People¨ and all this. Frenzy all of these ideas.

And ah, so. But there is a little itch still. But supposelly you can sit with that. Seeing that there isnt anything that we could do to improve ourselves or to improve the world. We realize that that is so, it gives us a breather and a cause which is simply for us to watch what is going on.

Watch what happens.

Nobody ever does this, you know. Therefore, it sounds terribly simple, it sounds so simple that it almost looks as if its not worth doing. But if you are there just watch. Watch what´s happening. And watch what you are doing as a reaction to it. Just watch it happen.

And don´t be in a hurry to think you know what it is. In other words people look at the things like ¨that is the external world¨. Oh!, how do you know ? The whole thing from a neurological point of view its happening in your head.

That you think there is something outside of the skull is a notion in your nervous system. That it may be or not be, but its a notion in your nervous system.

You think this is the material world, but that is a philosophical idea. Maybe you think its spiritual, that is also a philosophical idea. The real world is not spiritual, it is not material. The real world simply IS .¨

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TRADUCCION AL ESPAÑOL

 

"Así que aquí está la situación que ves".

La idea completa de superación personal es una voluntad de susurro de los libros.

No es de lo que se trata esto.

Comencemos donde estamos

¿Qué pasa si sabes, si sabes más allá de cualquier duda que no hay nada que puedas hacer para ser mejor?

Bueno, es una especie de alivio, ¿no?

Ahora ... dices: "¿Entonces qué debo hacer?"

Mira, hay un pequeño problema que surge. Usted ve, estamos tan acostumbrados a querer hacer las cosas mejor. "Déja al mundo un lugar mejor que el que encontraste".

"Quiero estar al servicio de todas las personas" y todo esto. Frenesí de todas estas ideas.

Y ah, entonces. Pero todavía hay un poco de picazón. Pero digamos supuestamente que te puedes sentar con eso. Al ver que no hay nada que podamos hacer para mejorar o mejorar el mundo. Nos damos cuenta de que eso es así, nos da un respiro y una causa que es simplemente para nosotros ver lo que está pasando.

OBSERVA lo que sucede

Nadie hace esto, sabes. Por lo tanto, suena terriblemente simple, suena tan simple que casi parece que no vale la pena hacerlo. Pero si estás allí solo mira. Mira lo que está sucediendo. Y mira lo que estás haciendo como reacción a eso. Solo mira cómo sucede.

Y no tengas prisa por pensar que sabes lo que es. En otras palabras, las personas miran cosas como "ese es el mundo externo". ¡Oh !, ¿cómo lo sabes? Todo desde el punto de vista neurológico está sucediendo en tu cabeza.

Que pienses que hay algo fuera del cráneo es una noción en tu sistema nervioso. Que puede ser o no ser, pero es una noción en tu sistema nervioso.

Crees que éste es el mundo material, pero ésa es una idea filosófica. Tal vez piensas que es espiritual, esa es también una idea filosófica. El mundo real no es espiritual, no es material. El mundo real simplemente ES  .¨

Aprieta Aqui para el Link a la Canción en Spotify :)

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We are Body, Mind & Spirit

If I asked you what are three things that you work on every day for happiness, what would you say?.

I would say that for me they are my physical body, my mental body and my spiritual, which is what I can understand we are made of. But first the SPIRITUAL, because as soon as I create a space in my house to hold the experience of my day, I recognize that it will become harder to get pissed at almost anything by coming to see all as Pure Process for Evolution, and therefore serving me on my growth.

 

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Use your BODY as a vehicle to speak words that impart freedom, use your movement to inspire, use your breath to remind yourself that you are alive !, use your hands to wove new dreams, use your voice to share messages of hope and truth, and more than anything use it all so that you learn that we can lose everything except our faith. How then Would we be sad or see someone as your enemy in this dance ?

And then THE MIND. We are powerful beings (IF u haven't figured out that one already :) so we also have a powerful minds ! She is ready to serve us, she is our friend, but first we must truly get to know her too and then the natural spiritual laws for manifesting the life that you want will evolve. As the saying goes, we truly create our reality so we must first pay attention to what we are creating. I am ready to create magic, peace, love and abundance, how about you ?

 

 

How to Start Meditating

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LOVE.

A RITUAL TO CONSIDER FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

If there is one thing that you could do to have everything : everything in your life, would you do it? So lets consider this one. Besides all the beauty tips I could give you (which I love), if I have to be honest the ultimate wisdom, beauty and loving tip is to sit down every morning before you do anything else and meditate. 

FOOD

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This turmeric ginger smoothie is packed with fresh pineapple and banana, for a healthy, refreshing drink that tastes like a Piña Colada.

5 minutes

Ingredients

Vegan, Gluten free, Paleo

∙ Serves 1-2

Produce

1 Banana, frozen

1 1 inch piece Ginger, fresh

1 cup Pineapple chunks, fresh or refrigerated

1 cup Soy or almond milk, unflavored

FOOd.

EPIC TONIC FOR YOUTH

Once our body awakens from a long night of sleep (hopefully, but even more so if you didn't ;) our system is at its prime for the absorption of nutrition or not, and it depends on what we choose on how our energy, emotions and therefore reactions that will affect our life arise too. So why not making a little tonic that will make your system alkaline and relaxed for the rest of the day (this is a true tonic for reseting your metabolism too).

KRIYA for elevation, KUNDALINI YOGIC SCIENCE

Here's just a small sampling of the natural treasure we all are, and how we can all activate that within ourselves.

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My favorite Kriya for a QUICK elevation of your self. Truly, it changes your mood in just 30 minutes. For Full Kriya click here

YOGA.

KRIYA for elevation, KUNDALINI YOGIC SCIENCE

My favourite set of exercise to Tune-In as I wake up, it works with oxygenation of the body, plus you get to balance all your chakras & feel radiant while you also release trauma ! Boom. 

The Cobra

Today I am on my 8th day of The Non Complaining Challenge I set on the last days of Bhakti Fest. When we met Prem Baba, a jewel was left in me. A jewel that is a practice of love towards humanity and myself. To not Complain.

You can Read More of the Story Here

I woke up this Morning with the feeling of wanting to come into a new way to polish this jewel that had been given to me.  When messages don't seem to be so clear to me, I like to go to my tarot deck and read a message, that was picked by me anyways. So there it was: Pray with intention Katherine. If our prayers are wishy washy, then they lack the energy to be completely sustained.

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I kind of get triggered when I feel people is criticizing me hahaha, do you too ? MAN, it is so freaking refreshing to speak openly about our stuff. It doesnt matter where this started and how it got developed, but I can hear the little girl saying "MAN!  I have worked really hard! Wanting to hear compliments instead - so give me a break" hahaha. But there I sit and grab the thought, interesting, so I choose to not make this personal at all and be instead in the state of WOW, THANK YOU #noncomplaining there is more depth to intentions than what I have grasped so far. HOW COOL, and humbling is this. Lets discover it.

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So here is the thing. I tend still to regard my teachers, like an outter form, and get a little childish or how we describe it in Kundalini Yoga, Piscean Age. Like I am going to be punished or banned, If I am not a good girl. So yes, there it was, I found it. I keep forgetting that this is so egocentric because you are identifying with a persona rather than with soul. We are living inside THE DREAM, the teachers and gurus are reminders, avatars, of our own identity. I had to start speaking humbly and directly to GOD -to my soul. As I finished my Sadhana, I pictured the people that have caused me a lot of pain in my past years with such love and gratitude.

This is how my teachers would describe it. How awesome is it that before coming to this earth, we made amendments with each other and honestly honestly honestly gave up the "perfect friendship relationship" to be the true LOVE WARRIORS and help each other grow. What a Karma, to take, how much love is in that ! So that we could help each other go back Home. BOOM.

We were reading a new Tarot Deck like geeks for lunch haha and this came up. Just read what it says. Humbleness and Gratitude truly come from Non Complaining :O I am humbled and grateful by these teachings. Sat Nam.

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Thanks for listening or reading this. Maybe you want to try the #noncomplaining challenge with me ?

7 Days to the New Moon, Prepare to Detox ! Transform your LIFE NOW

I wanted to talk a little bit about what has been Transformational to every one of us. Create an open forum for transformation and move on from our attachment to suffering, like a tribe and group that we are.

 Support your detox with GOOD FATS from Super Foods (And also healing crystals)

Support your detox with GOOD FATS from Super Foods (And also healing crystals)

I hate to say this to you haha but If I had to say one thing for me and people I have treated, I would say DETOX. Not only you will remove toxins from your body and mind, but you will change dramatically the conversation with food and the need to use anything as a compensation of your lack. Only restoring you power as a conscious human being.

I recommend to this around New Moons, even more so than full moon's. But if you can lighten your load on both, you are a rock star. The Moon regulates the tides, in our planet and inside of us. They do - I am so glad we live in a place and space where we can freely talk about this - I appreciate what the moon gifts us which are emotions and our ability to be vulnerable. Also the moon gifts us the possibility to learn and let go of those same things, by having digested the experiences which is what I call the spiritual food.

But as much as any type of food, experiences must be digested otherwise the built up and crate disease within us in every level.

MY OWN EXPERIENCE

I was accumulating lots of sh*t literally in my life ! Like experiences, boxes of misery and stress in every cell. I was fat, not from food, but from accumulating depression, old stories and lots of stress, but I was literally fat physically, mentally and energetically + suffering from this too!. I realized I had to get serious with myself. With lots of Kundalini Yoga, Breath, Faith and finally the DETOX that changed shape-shifted my life forever, I made it to a much better place I am at right now. And my only true mission is to help other people understand their relationships to food, drinks, recreation and how these "basic needs"could be controlling and damaging your life due to your wrong use or abuse of them to cover up pain.

During Detoxes we are called to use something called discipline, and Yogi Bhajan said "You know who is your best friend ?, discipline is". I swear to you this is real. You cant love without being disciplined and love is the ultimate experience we all seek. I was so abusive to myself that I used this coping mechanism to distance myself from guess who? myself. And I attracted that all the time. I literally was so addicted to pain, that I didn't feel stimulated if I didn't feel threatened by the illusion of somebody leaving me, or me leaving somebody. You can ask my friends and family, how someone so giving and spiritual :P could end up in such terrible relationships being treated like sh*t. Well , I attracted all of them because all of the things I was complaining of, where inside of me. So I needed some #purification and time to do that.

I went through lots of work and finally these things came out. Have you seen the Exorcist ? It was kind of like this. I committed in letting go of my crippled stories and curriculum that I was presenting to people even before I knew them. This was hard core --> Still is, when you recognize a pattern you have been carrying for years or maybe even life times as your identity, when you do that is almost like a personality death. You dont even know who you are ! Which is great because that is how you start to know who YOU REALLY ARE, not your personality or ideas. Get it?

I swear that when I detoxed, I had no other choice but to focus all of my energy in releasing instead of adding more of anything. I created a healing detox program because I went through it, not only with food but with breathing techniques and yoga to help you remove those toxins. It is a whole plan that will change your life in 7 days.

I healed my hormones and released so much stress, that I became lighter in every way. I dont accumulate anything anymore, as a discipline practice. You will definitely see a healthier and greater body, but what will amaze you is the amount of clarity into LIFE and yourself this will bring. It will sometimes call for a radical change, people leave my retreats with a complete change of jobs and ideas ! I am always amazed by this.

 DETOX RETREAT JANUARY 2018

DETOX RETREAT JANUARY 2018

So what does it take ? A week from your whole year to do this, and save you so much money and time in therapy ?

YOGA + Nutrition + DISCIPLINE will do this for you.

We start a detox in 5 days, I usually recommend 3 days before New Moon and 3 days after. 6 Days of #foodlunation is the BOMB !

New Moons are also times for planting new seeds, your intentions are amplified when you focus on what is it that your SOUL wants. The plan includes a whole formula to help you put that energy that you will invest in your discipline , and direct it towards your true and sincere goals.

Are you ready ? Subscribe yourself in. We start September 17th !

We also have our annual January Detox Retreat, and if you happen to live in California you are in for a treat because Suja Juice will be supplying you along with your subscription, A complimentary WEEK WORTH of Fresh Juice to support your pre-detox prior to Retreat.

#letsdothis !

With lots of Love,

Katherine

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