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To my great surprise, this blog has transformed from a collection of interesting stories to reveal a greater purpose. A discovery of the many amazing people who have been in my life. I am humbled by the quality, beauty, power, devotion, and divine spirit that has come through every one. Looking back, I am able to see divine spirit in each of them.

 

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Stories Told to Me

Stories Told to Me

On a dangerous road in Kenya, two buses were approaching the same narrow bridge from opposite sides, neither yields and they crash. Many people were killed. A man was spotted taking the mobile...

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An Amazing Family

An Amazing Family

I got a call from a young woman asking if it would be okay if she joined my class. She explained as a child, she was injured in a fire that left limited movement in one leg. I told her she would be...

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The Hopp Way

The Hopp Way

Michael Hopp showed up in my yoga class in Santa Fe around 1990. Each yoga style has a type and Michael did not look like a Kundalini Yoga type. During the class he struggled but did his best to...

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Yogi Radar

Yogi Radar

To me, this is a real thing. What is yogi radar? It has something to do with intuition, destiny, need, attraction and trust in the unlimited possibilities available in every moment. One time in a...

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Magdalena Oracle

Magdalena Oracle

The Magdalena Oracle has 45 beautiful hand-drawn cards. A small book has a description for each card. It was a gift from a student many years ago. Something like a tarot deck but for me, much better...

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“Oh, Swami”

“Oh, Swami”

Wearing a turban produced many and varied reactions over the years. I never felt offended since I understood peoples reaction was based on their own confusion or fear. Mostly I felt amused. The...

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Pride is a deep hole of mud

Pride is a deep hole of mud

The first days of my retreat in the Scottish Highlands, as I look out the window of my remote cabin, a beautiful deer was in the field eating the grass. I often see deer in the woods behind my house...

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Lorenzo Sandoval

Lorenzo Sandoval

Lorenzo Sandoval was an unlikely healer. His chiropractic practice was a room in his house. He only charged one price for everyone. Some sessions took 20 minutes, some 45 minutes and some almost an...

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Rattlesnakes like me

Rattlesnakes like me

The only place to find rattlesnakes in South Florida was at the famous Miami Serpentarium. It was famous for the work done by Bill Haast who had a thing for snakes. He had developed the anti-venom...

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Living in heaven & hell

Living in heaven & hell

Its official name was Ram Das Puri. It was the location for the annual 3HO summer gathering known simply as Summer Solstice. It was a celebration of yoga, meditation, and all things related to...

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Team sports suck (for me)

Team sports suck (for me)

I did try team sports though I had resistance. And I did find some enjoyment in the experience, but in the end, it was clear, team sports are not for me. I was not a jock (what we called people...

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I will not marry you!

I will not marry you!

“I will not marry you” was the statement Yogi Bhajan said to me in the middle of the wedding ceremony, with the family, guests, students and intended wife all gathered for this sacred event.  After...

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Destiny at Bayside Park

Destiny at Bayside Park

It was 1969-1970 and Coconut Grove was a place of alternate lifestyles and altered realities. Unlike the university community of Coral Gables and other well-known areas of Miami, the Grove was hip,...

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I will not live to be 11

I will not live to be 11

When I was ten years old, I suffered from asthma. It often was quite bad. I had the standard spray. It helped. When it was really bad, I took some pills. They both sped up my heart to the point...

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You are not my student!

You are not my student!

While trying out different hatha yoga classes, I was also on a quest for a spiritual path. Along with millions of other young seekers, I was looking for a more spiritual life. I checked out many...

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The First Teacher Training

The First Teacher Training

Eric had come from the Netherlands to Santa Fe to learn to be a yoga teacher. He had read it was a place where many teachers lived and taught. His plan was to attend every class to evaluate his...

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The Remarkable Old Woman

The Remarkable Old Woman

Before the seminar on Saturday, I gave a talk on the Thursday before.  After the lecture, my host Helga, brought this woman up to meet me and to ask a question. She speaks no English, is close to...

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The Power of the Word

The Power of the Word

Most everyone has heard the phrase "In the beginning was the word, and the word was God.", but few have any idea what it means. Here is a story that may illustrate the deeper meaning. This story...

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Anger and Inner Trust

Anger and Inner Trust

A few months after I moved to Germany in the summer of 1996, I was living in Frankfurt. I walked past a street and some flute music caught my attention. I continued down the street. At the end of...

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The Metaphors of Life

The Metaphors of Life

I believe the universe is a loving and compassionate place, therefore all messages, experiences, challenges, struggles, hints and more, are at their core, both loving and compassionate.

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apps for iPhone and Mac

apps for iPhone and Mac

apps for your iPhone & Mac Okay, this is a personal list and represents only my own way of doing things. If you find this useful or not, it is entirely your choice. I have no financial interest...

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Going Mobile for a Birth

Going Mobile for a Birth

I had my first mobile phone back in 1978. You could hold it in one hand, at least part of it. It has been two years since her brother was born so my wife and I had some experience, but this was...

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Gurumarka Khalsa

Kundalini Yoga trainer.

Gurumarka

Professional troublemaker.
Always ready.
Sees world as a large community of diverse people wanting to do good - some of the time.

Lives in Heppenheim, Germany



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