Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Dreaming

When we awaken from this dream,
reality it will no longer seem.
The attachments that now gleam,
of little value we will deem.
What value remains beyond?
To what treasure should we bond?
The treasure of the sacred Naam,
to the world ocean it brings calm.
That vast ocean which seems impossible to cross,
will be a puddle when we realize there is no loss,
there is only gain in awakening to our soul,
living without separation, by ourselves totally whole.
Liberated while alive, consistently awake,
the Guru's helping hand is there for us to take.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Guess which mountain this is :-)

I flew over this on the way to Sacramento from Albuquerque.
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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

So Darshan Chakra Kriya

In love with the beloved,
I have planted the divine shabad,
to grow in my mind and serve me,
to be Me who is truly also Thee.
If we truly love ourselves we can truly love all,
because we are all, known by the soul's eternal call.
We are called to be not to do,
without effort we are all that is true.
We are truly souls of the divine,
we can honor that and we can shine.
It is a false separation to believe we are not God,
a trapping of the mind that creates this facade.
The trap of ego, which is not subdued,
which devours maya as it's sacred food.
One tenth of my day to repeat your true name,
the rest of the day, for me, you do the same.

WaheGuru WaheGuru WaheGuru WaheGuru
WaheGuru WaheGuru WaheGuru WaheGuru
WaheGuru WaheGuru WaheGuru WaheGuru
WaheGuru WaheGuru WaheGuru WaheGuru

Monday, August 24, 2009

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Political cartoon

This is my first attempt at a political cartoon. I hope people don't take it too seriously and find it funny.

political cartoon

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The rest of my Mt. Taylor photos

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The sun came out and we started walking again :-)
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The snow started melting pretty quick and we started warming up as well.
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At the top looking at the other side of the mountain, the side we didn't hike up.
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He didn't pose for this photo, he was signing the log at the top of the mountain and I snapped the photo.
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We meditated and picnicked at the top. Here we're about to go down again.
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Another view from the top.
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The mountains looked kind of like a bowl with a peak in the middle.
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Just before we left the top it started to get cold again.
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Looking at the path from a little hideout, surrounded by branches.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Then it started to snow

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There was lightening in the distance so we stayed under some rocks for about 20 minutes until the hail/snow passed us.
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We were just getting near the rocks, but it soon snowed/hailed much more intensely.
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Starting to clear up.
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Getting ready to move on with the hike.
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Friday, May 29, 2009

Going Up

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One of the main reasons I wanted to hike this peak is that it is a really tall peak relatively alone. There aren't really other tall peaks in the area, so you can see pretty far in all directions.
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The rain/snow/hail is approaching :-)
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memorial Day Hike

We hiked a really cool mountain called Mount Taylor (or TsoodziƂ in the Dine language) Here is some info about it on Wikipedia.
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Reaching the first of many meadows.
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We got a pretty good turnout. There are about 5-6 other people that also came, that aren't in this picture.
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Starting to get a little higher up.

More pictures coming later.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Whole Self Recovery

My friend Deva Singh Ji, is involved with a really cool new program for people dealing with addiction. Here is the info:

Whole Self Recovery

Whole Self Recovery

Here is some great information from my friend Deva Singh about a new wholistic program to assist with substance abuse recovery.

"For over 5 years now I have been working in substance abuse recovery field along with my millions of other activities. It is truly one of the most rewarding fields to work in and I have found that Kundalini Yoga is always the cornerstone of a persons growth, change and development. After doing it a number of years independently, a couple of friends and I realized that there was such a huge national and global need in this area for the technology of Kundalini Yoga, we decided to start up a 40 day relapse recovery program called Whole Self Recovery. It is all based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan and I have been working closely with Mukta Kaur the director of Superhealth as well.

The Whole Self program is a holistically based program which utilizes the 40 day herbal Cleanse, a regimented organic vegetarian diet with fresh juices, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, counseling and most importantly Kundalini Yoga. We have been doing it for over a year now with incredible results. Some people have stated that 40 days of this program was like a years worth of time at Bette Ford. The largest foundational piece has been the awakening of the individuals souls. Once that is no longer dormant and asleep, the person is no longer able to live an unconscious life without being aware of the repercussions of their actions. We made the program a minimum of 40 days because we all know that it takes a at least 40 days to break a habit and it has been scientifically proven that is the length of time to legitimately rewire the brain. It works on cleansing the body of residual toxic buildup, purifying the mind and reprogramming unhealthy thought patterns and awakening the spirit. Here is a quote from one of our participants:

“After months at different treatment centers around the country, I know Whole Self offers the most well-rounded, comprehensive, holistic approach to healing available. Their team of healers is not only highly qualified, but also compassionate and uniquely dedicated to uplifting, energizing and bringing out the best in each individual. For anyone who truly desires and is ready to change their life, Whole Self is unprecedented in its ability to provide powerful tools and support in an incredibly loving and profoundly life-altering program. In my opinion, Whole Self has created the temple for a new paradigm in therapy.” JJ

If you know anyone needing or seeking help in this area, please have them contact me at deva@spiritvoyage.com. As it is my life’s mission to heal and strengthen each individual to fulfill their own purpose.

May God bless us all with happiness, abundant health and most especially a deep sense of holy spiritual self.

- Deva Singh Khalsa

Monday, May 11, 2009

Trip to the springs

A few of us were hanging out this weekend and then randomly decided to go to the springs in the mountains. These springs aren't really hot, they're just warm, but still nice.
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One of the pools there.
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On the walk back, the sun was setting and creating cool lighting and shading on the surrounding mountains.
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This is known as Battleship Rock.
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There's also a little waterfall nearby.
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Great way to spend a day :-)