Category Archives: Philosophy

Leaving Los Angeles

It has been quite an adventure traveling to exotic places for six months, then returning to L.A. to earn money to travel off again. As native Angelinos, we’ve experienced the prosperity and the despair of this intense place from childhood into our adult life. Today, however, the continued glamorization of Southern California and reality television has increased the masses of people moving in, and as it happens the native families become extinct. Even yoga in Los Angeles has become a product of acrobatic fitness challenges and commercial magazines. All that being said, I couldn’t imagine growing up any other place. The areas we lived in Malibu, Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks brought us all the enjoyment of Zuma Beach, Santa Monica, Venice, Hermosa, Santa Barbara, the mountains, the cliffs, the music, movies and endless sunshine.

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Even my career carried the spirit of Los Angeles with famous clientele, billionaire homes and parties, the flow of stimulation is endless. This megalopolis is massive and extends for nearly a hundred miles of Southern California’s coastline and stretches three hours inland. It is a collection of cities connected by the largest network of freeways in the world extending all the way to Ventura.

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For us, however, it is the endless stimulation, the constant hum of the city, freeways and air traffic which can no longer soothe the dreams of our adventurer spirit. Upon our last move out of L.A., we claimed it as our last. Leaving is like withdrawal from a good drug, but on the other side, it is knowing how the ensuing experience would be something completely new and exciting. We will always be L.A. babies, but it was time to release the umbilical cord, and yet keep the etheric connection to the magic and friends which created our experience and carry it forward.

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For most people, a choice to move would start with a job search and job security in the transition. As in the case of the adventurers like us, the first step is to define the location of our highest joy and allow great spirit and the guiding light of our heart to lead the way and create the lifestyle and income.

Since our travels began in 2011, we have lived and relocated ten times. We eliminated our belongings to just a few suitcases and traveled with things, such as gear, clothes, three pairs of shoes each, and musical instruments small enough to fit in our suitcases. The moving has become a perfected routine, and with each move comes absolute gratitude for spiritual guidance. We’ve learned to use particular essential life tools to keep us in harmony with our desires. Our current desire is to settle long term. With our world travel experiences, we thought of several places we would like to relocate. We created a new vision board and mind movie to highlight a clear vision of our next move.

We know how well our skills in health and yoga can blend with a vacation retreat center. We decided to step it up and focus our intention on prosperity to realize this idea. When we ask for change, change will happen. We do our best not to judge how things are changing no matter how unforeseen. The ensuing months threw us right into a free-fall of unexpected events to the next phase of our vision.

While care-taking a 3 acre organic edible garden property in Puerto Rico, we were gifted with a vision for a business. We left the paradise we were experiencing to develop this idea further. During the process, we were swindled out of our money and experienced an ugly side of humanity. When the idea hit a wall and ran out of money we then experienced the proverbial “kick-em while they’re down” behavior from people around us, people we thought were our friends.

It turns out the intensity of it all actually helped us narrow our vision and strengthen our bonds even further. Anger propels intensity and fierce decision. Though I cursed god, I held fast to the knowing that the greatest of achievers have been in this position. I began to search for the perfect opportunity, low and behold. A man who had a large plot of land and built a home by himself on the big island of Hawaii was seeking trustworthy people who could care-take his property and also help turn it into a money making business while he travels abroad for a year or more. The connection seemed perfect.

Though we never met, we felt enough of a pull to make it happen. The Angels seemed to support this move and by mid October, we made it to Hawaii.

A month later and we are leaving. The merging didn’t work out. Even though we were sure this was the place, it was only the catalyst.  Tired and a bit weary, this phrase from the classic poem “The Invitation” rings in my ear… “It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children.”

So with friends within reach, we move on.

On a side note,  it’s funny how the the idea of developing a great business opportunity comes a bit of sadness, sadness for what the dealing of business has caused us. We were quite happy on that little island before we had the “big idea.”  This in turn, reminds me that I am not a yogi.  Real yogi’s have no attachments and thus no desires for business, or a new computer, Twitter or Instagram. So as a yoga teacher, all I can do is utilize the lessons of yoga to get through the attachments we define ourselves as. We do our best to detach.. Sometimes we do. Sometimes we don’t. As we all know, life is happening now, a place in time on the vertical choice of our vibrations.

I guess you could call me a wandering angel, or a lost Angelino. I practice and study the lessons of yoga, play music, enjoy my creativity, nature, my body, and friendship. So in the tradition of the modern California yoga dude, allow me to extend an invitation to follow us as we progress into the evolution of our experience.

Angels from the west coast.

Aloha

~D

Stirred not Shaken

The turbulent world around us seems to be experiencing a division of ideas on what it is to be human. We definitely have two sides expressing their presence.  It’s a peculiar spectacle to watch at the least. The dark and the light, or is it knowledge and ignorance, synthetic or organic?

Some entities feel humans should not have freedom or knowledge and instead be led into a pre-determined lifestyle free from unique expression, because unique expression would lead to chaos. Then there are those who believe the unlimited free will of humans will express be expressed in harmony and joy and discover a new world of abundance for everyone with no “one” in control.

This expression of creative differences may be referred to as “opponents”, but not really.

There are humans who have been blindly led to a life of disease and confusion. They are lost and will fight to keep their position at all cost rather than face the idea of responsibility for their life and their own direction. These are the slaves of a system. They will not face humiliation or judgment from their peers to become free. They will fight for their system as long as it keeps them fed, numb and entertained. These slaves are controlled by the few. A few people wanting to control  food, water, energy, employment to the system, media and entertainment.

Then there are the awakening ones. These humans have literally, like waking from a bad dream,  shaken off any and all beliefs from the rubbish fed into society by the few who have wanted to control all.

The awakened ones are simply saying no to the system of limitation and offering their precious human energy in another direction. The awakened ones do not want to change the system and continue to ask for permission from the big boss. They are creating a new world out of their exponential growing intelligence and ideas of freedom and living on earth as natural human beings.They understand that Mother Earth can more than provide for everyone, water, energy, food, housing and their is no reason for fear or control.

When you look at it like this, you see the one side using fear and tyranny to manipulate and control more and more people into playing their game, and another group simply walking away to play a new game. But those still clinging to their control game of human limitation want to numb as many as possible to become slaves and help to cage those walking away. It’s not possible. When one has awakened to their ability to create and make choices based on their desires for joy, their is no one with a greater power over them. It’s at this great understanding when the law of attraction is realized and life becomes new again.

The awakening ones know that its our simple joy to live as an example and allow everyone to experience their current beliefs as they are, that lights the way much clearer.  They believe humans have unbounded energy and potential and when harnessed with conscious clarity and passion can create anything.  So they are creating a world free from control and experiencing a dawn of human joy and creativity like never before.

Awaken, for it is better and easier than you may think.

Begin to ignite into ideas of a life with no jobs, no money, abundant food, water, creative freedom, and harmony.

Start with gratitude for you next breath, and move with joy. Keep your heart forward and just say no.

Message for 11-11-11 and beyond

Message for 11-11-11

Anyone who’s looked at the world around, knows that we are in a time of great change.   We have indulged a little too much in a path which creates disharmony among people, and within Earth herself.

We see clearly what has become and realize the ignorance which created it.  Now, as intelligent beings, we must put that wayward, ignorant mind in transformation. We have to powerfully yet lovingly bring healing to humanity.

 We shall put our minds together in unity, to focus on the creation and  development of the earth we desire.  For as we all know, it all starts in the mind. We have to see it first, for it to manifest before us.

Let us first support the gifts and goals of those who choose to bring forth the wisdom and technology of a new earth. Let’s support those who speak of love and creativity. Let’s look at what we put value to in our lives. Who and what do we support with the powerful energy of our dollar. Let’s open the door to allow through imagination and wisdom a chance to create a loving and fun place to experience life and happiness for our families.

Everything we need for joyful, healthy living is before us.  Those who speak with wisdom and of love are in the space of a much higher vibration and power than those based in fear. Feed only that which we desire and only that will grow.

 So in this time, when minds unite, focus with great power of intention on the support and love for all humanity. Focus on the earth you wish to live with healthy air water, free energy, food and warmth for every being on the planet. It is our natural and inherent right to be here and be fed. No man owns, controls or sells the earth. It is ours to nurture to love and to enjoy. Together we approach a new world.

This is where we are now

It is a wonderful time

~Douglas