Thursday, September 18, 2014

EVERY DAY IS EARTH DAY!

Erratic weather, the melting glaciers, and the poisoned oceans...
Mother Earth is clearly telling us
it's time to make changes and save the planet! 
We all need to know this NOW!

This is an invitation to change everything.

This September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.
With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history. We’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.
To change everything, we need everyone on board.
Sunday, September 21 in New York City. Join us.
 
(above is) from the People's Climate Change Website

Also on the site: TAKE A LOOK AT THE FILM DISRUPTION
Disruption is an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction in the face of climate change -- and gives a behind-the-scenes look at a part of the effort to organize the People's Climate March.

This is real people! This is truly a threat and one we can do something about.
Make a stand and make changes in your life to help keep the planet healthy. Once we get Mother Earth back in balance....back in alignment....the world will truly keep improving on all fronts, for all people! We literally, really and truly have to clean up our act. I will participate in the march representing all of you Ageless Warriors who can not be there.

Thank you so much for listening and even more for doing your part to help keep the world vibrant and clean....prosperous and abundant.... exactly like it was made for us.
This guy has a family too
 
Even if you can't make the march in NYC you can still help!
 
Driving a car, using electricity to light and heat your home, and throwing away garbage all lead to greenhouse gas emissions. You can reduce emissions through simple actions like changing a light bulb, powering down electronics, using less water, and recycling. This site (link below) provides more than 25 easy steps you can take at Home, School, the Office, and On the Road to protect the climate, reduce air pollution, and save money. Take action today! Small steps add up, if we all do our part.
 
 
Maybe some day you can build a solar house...

Sunday, September 14, 2014

THE JOY OF LIVING...

 
Life is beautiful...
 
What are you doing on Saturday, September 20th?
Why don't you join me, and many others who will be celebrating the beauty and splendor of life and living at the 2014 Kundalini Fall Festival in Millis, Massachusetts.
 
Imagine a day of sipping warm and yummy, home-made yogi tea (from an ancient and time tested recipe directly from the yogis) under a white tent, singing, chanting, dancing, connecting,
praying, meditating and focusing on the gift of life and living!
 
 
And it's with sheer joy that I say the one and only Snatam Kaur will be there to sing, pray, and uplift us with her angelic voice and radiant presence!
 
 
 Our late great Aunty (the inspiration for this blog) was a fan of Snatam's just like Oprah came to be.

Oprah with Snatam (far right)
 
Kundalini yoga focuses on the beauty and radiance within. We all have it.
By spending a day with such devoted yogis only helps to get you immediately connected to you inner most amazing self.
We still have a lot to smile for in this world.
 
 
I have attended this truly delightful event many times. It's one of the secrets in my little white ageless bag.
 
If you don't have plans for this coming Saturday please register. At this writing there are a few spots left. You will float home lighter, wiser, happier, and much more in touch with your indomitable spirit!
 
SAT NAM
(the magic words meaning true self/truth)
 
 

Friday, September 5, 2014

INSPIRING WEATHER...

Outdoors and Loving IT!
 
Don't you just love September
weather...it's scintillatingly perfect!
 
I was recently on the waterfront here in Boston and just like the song says...
I Love that Dirty Water...oh oh Boston your my home!
 
Seems I just cant get enough of the outdoors. Here at Ageless we know that stopping for a few moments each day to appreciate nature, or to breathe in the fresh air is simply a graceful way to appreciate life, the earth, and your surroundings.
 
Last weekend under the stars, I spent Saturday evening at Fenway Park listening to Tom Petty and Steve Winwood. I was in my full glee and glory. Imagine a stadium full of fans, on a perfect end of summer evening, singing Free Falling, I Won't Back Down, and Can't Find My Way Home?!  My heart was soaring.... I felt fully alive.
This photo of an outdoor concert in the 60's captures the feeling
 
Today with more stellar weather I am seeing to it that I make the time for a short walk outdoors. I am uplifted with just the thought as I look out the four windows of my office to the beautiful world made just for me. For You! and for ALL...
courtesy of Spirit Voyage
 
Please find at least a few minutes to enjoy this pristine day...
Let's rejoice and be glad. There may be a lot going on in the world but the more good energy we put out somehow I am convinced it makes even a little difference. And let's believe its cumulative. Eventually if enough of us stay positive  and grateful, and focus on the beauty and wonder of life and the universe....little by little others will catch up.
 
With our better way of being we can help bring forth more of an emphasis on everything good in the world. And, eventually there will be more and more good in the world! We really are that powerful together.
the Ultimate Force (no matter what the weather)
 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

FACE IT AND ERASE IT!


Tibetan Nuns during a ceremony...

Paying Attention with one of the nuns
When one seeks wisdom and tries to see things more clearly with more compassion for themselves and others, only then will we stand a much better chance of ultimately improving the whole wide world!
As always it starts with you.
Don't wait for your friends, your family, or your neighbors to practice more kindness, more awareness, spread more love and become more peaceful.
Have faith, and some comfort knowing that the universe supports you in your endeavors to make yourself AND it better...
A wise person will not necessarily transcend the problem...they will resolve and dissolve it. But you must face it first. And, generally speaking it's usually not as bad as you think.
Here at Ageless with Aunty we suggest you *Pay Attention* to how you are ACTUALLY living. Is someone or something trying to teach you something?
Stubbornness and Ego must be left at the door for us to truly create a happier world. Opening your heart right now is a good place to start.
Amen....
top picture with Pema's quote is courtesy of Oprah.com

Saturday, August 9, 2014

THE LITTLE PEDI CAB THAT COULD...

Arriving in the nick of time...
I couldn’t be late! I had two tickets to the Jazz Festival in Newport Rhode Island to see my friend the Amazing Grace Kelly perform. Everything was all set. My pal Lorri and I left Boston at nine-thirty in the morning. We filled the car up with snacks, sunscreen, beach chairs, and two tall iced green teas (Thai Flower to be exact). Everything was perfect. We hit Newport in plenty of time and even commented on how easily it was all flowing.
We decided to park at the site of the festival rather than take the usual boat ride over to the event since we had a little extra to carry. We got right into the parking lot without too much trouble. WE were chatting and I was texting (she drove) and not paying all that much attention to our parking spot. Once we got out of the car we had half an hour till show time. Then we looked up in the distance and saw a long line of people. Then we looked further out and saw an old school bus. The line was longer than one bright orange bus would fill and surely there would be a long wait for the next bus. I heard someone say we were over a mile away from the actual front gate. It seemed like a logistical nightmare. And one I had yet to encounter in all my years attending this marvelous event.
with Grace Kelly in Boston
 
All I could think was I just can’t miss Grace Kelly perform. Lorri agreed and started to panic. We realized that this lot we had been directed to was way the heck out of the way and we would surely be late! But then my friend started to smile and looked at me and said, “I know you will get us in there somehow.” I agreed. She added, “You always figure something out.” She had a point. Besides, this was a jazz fest we had to be cool.
I told Lorri to “wait here a moment,” and I started to walk around the bend. Just then I noticed a man with a rickshaw, well, it was actually a Pedi cab. I immediately started to envision him biking us over to the event from the little cab hitched onto the back of his green bicycle! I raced over and asked...
“Can you please get us to the Festival immediately? I have to see my friend perform. I have a friend in the show!”
“Jump in” was all the tall, thin, athletic guy said. I ran back to Lorri, with the guy peddling beside me, grabbed our things and packed ourselves in. As she was being hoisted up Lorri kept saying “This is your karma. Only you could have manifested this.”
This dude started peddling so fast we literally had to hold on to our hats and we flew past all the patrons, and flew past the buses. We soared up a hill, and down another. WE screeched with delight. It was exuberant. We stood a good chance to catch Grace.  
Without missing a beat we arrived at the front gate with time to spare. We gave him all our cash, our peanuts too, jumped out and said good-bye. With precision synchronicity we sauntered over to the Harbor Stage just as Grace picked up her sax. She was terrific. To make it all the more special she was performing alongside her mentor Lee Konitz who had opened the now revered festival sixty years ago!!! Getting caught up in the moment, the man standing next to me filled up with tears.
The Newport Jazz Festival 2014 was incredible. We saw so many talented Jazz acts and musicians, each performance better than the last. We met up with friends and followed their recommendations and heard some phenomenal music from the Ron Carter Trio and the Django Project (with three of the four super talented musicians from Paris) and Peter Beets flying in from Holland to join them! Later Bobby McFerrin carried us away with a stellar performance. There was even a proposal of marriage during the Ron Carter Trio's elegant rendition of "My Funny Valentine".
 
If my friend and I hadn’t thought positive and believed we would find our way we might still be stuck waiting for some old bus. So, when things don’t go your way don’t give up. Smile, Pause, and look for a Pedi-cab. It also helps when you have friends who believe in you!