It looks like this blogging is becoming a monthly thing. How much more do I really have to say anyway?:-)
Many people are asking about the trip we are planning to India. I’m currently working with two companies who are designing travel packages for us. One idea is to travel exclusively to the south of the country, to Kerala, which is the home of Ayurveda (the 5000 year old Indian Healing system). There we could partake in Ayurvedic spa treatments to cleanse our minds, body and soul, and take additional side trips to spiritual sites in the area. And I could finally visit a city I’ve been wanting to see for 20 years – Cochin – also known as Jew Town. Guess why I want to go?! Cochin, besides being India’s premiere Jewish city, is also home to artists and textile manufactures and a few synagogues.
Ok – so in addition to the ayurvedic idea, I’m also exploring a trip to the Indian Himalayan region – the crown chakra of the planet. This trip is a bit more out-doorsy where we would actually be doing some light trekking while visiting amazing sacred sites. White water rafting and other outdoor adventures can be a part of this trip.So as soon as I have the details I will let you all know via my weekly newsletter.
If you read this and are interested in coming to India, let me know what you think of the two ideas. Unfortunately we can’t do both in one trip. Each journey would be about 2 weeks. I don’t know the cost yet – but I’ll keep you informed.
Just in case you are interested in my personal Ayurvedic progress, as of today I am so much closer to having my doshas balanced! I’ve lost 37 pounds since September. I’m down to my college weight – and I’m 44 years old! By eating Ayurvedically, meditating and exercising, I’ve changed my body’s way of living and holding on to things. The weight is literarily falling off of me. I keep looking for it! Where’d ya go?! Well, I’m not looking too hard. I’m thrilled. And I’d like to lose 23 more pounds.
Yesterday I bought a pair of Levi’s at one of my favorite shops in Baltimore – The Bead in Kenilworth Mall in Towson. I won’t tell you the size – but I will tell you I can’t even remember the last time I bought a pair of Levis! They feel amazing.
Everything is just shrinking -including crazy dramatic emotions, frustrations, sleeping hours, and appetite. Things that are growing are patience, happiness, acceptance, love and self-esteem. I’m also feeling things more deeply than I ever have before. Some of that can feel a little scary – but with a more consistent meditation practice I can more easily see the story behind the emotions, feel it in my body and let it go. Meditation is truly the key to all.
It’s so funny trying to tell people what I’m doing. So they say – wow Susan – you’ve lost so much weight – what are you doing? They want a quick answer – like Weight Watchers! Or I eat less and move more! But telling people that “I eat Ayurvedically to reduce my dosha” gets complicated. There’s so much to explain! But I’ll just keep explaining it to anyone who is really interested as it just doesn’t get any better than this. That’s all for now!
Love to you all,susan