Saturday, July 14, 2007


I thought you might like to see some pix of the latest adventure. We biked 200 miles in 7 days up to 3600' in a loop that went from Nelson, BC , to Beauford, Kaslo, Winlaw, Castlegar and back to Nelson. The ride is spectacular but lots of steep hills. There are plenty of places to jump into the ice cold water and cool off. The last leg of the journey was biked in 108 degree scorching heat...But it was worth every moment. The New Zealand trip was a hiking pilgrimage and the air was filled with the sound of exotic birds. British Columbia is filled with the sound of running water.. Every kind, lakes, streams, babbling brooks, gurgling river beds, gushing rivers, waterfalls.. Every kind of water sound you can imagine follows you along this bike route.. A feast for the eyes and ears!

Sound Healing Workshops at Cancer Center

Wow. I am excited. Just returned from a revitalizing bike trip in BC, Canada and am ready to offer some upcoming workshops at the San Diego Cancer Center. The workshops combine breath work, which is a vital part of helping clients there focus on self with intention, release toxins, and get into present moment. Between the effects of chemotherapy and the stress of having cancer it is easy to spin off into fear and be 'out of the body'. Breath work is like an anchor that keeps bringing us back to ourselves. If we can keep bringing ourselves back to it, then we are better containers for the healing sounds of the Tibetan instruments.

The workshops also combine visualizations and of course the harmonizing and soothing sound of the Tibetan bowls along with some gongs. Each workshop also has time for the participants to play the instruments and learn about their properties. I know that healing is taking ownership of all aspects of the self, so the ability to learn to use the instruments is a great way for people to engage in self healing too.

Workshops will be offered twice in July and August and then I will create a new schedule for the fall. A really exciting aspect of these workshops is that SignOn San Diego, the TV channel here will be doing a spot in their news hour on July 18th. The more exposure this modality gets, the better. Go to my site for more information at

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Perception and Sound

A lady had a precious necklace round her neck. Once in her excitement she forgot it and thought that the necklace was lost. She became anxious and looked for it in her home but could not find it. She asked friends and neighbours if they knew anything about the necklace. They did not. At last a kind friend of hers told her to feel the necklace round her neck. She found that it had all along been round her neck and she was happy. When others asked her later if she found the necklace which was lost, she said, 'Yes, I have found it.' She still felt that she had recovered a lost jewel. Now, did she lose it at all? It was all along round her neck. But judge her feelings. She was as happy as if she had recoverd a lost jewel. Similarly with us, we imagine that we will realize that Self some time, whereas we are never anything but the Self.
From Be As You Are Teachings from Ramana Maharshi by David Godman.

This simple teaching story reminds us that our Diamond Self is always present and accessible to us. We spend so much time believing in our "stories" so that regular reminders of the "Truth" is often necessary. Recently I conducted a series of Sound Healing sessions with a person with whom there was so little dialog or feedback that it triggered some feelings of insecurity.I wondered how much the sessions were helping her. But several weeks later I got a message from another person that my client loved the sessions and was helped tremendously by them.. This reminded me that the sound of the Himalayan bowls brings us back to our Truth, to our Wholeness- with or without the dialog.

If you would like to spend a quiet moment listening to the Sound of Creation.. the sound of the Himalayan bowls.. check out my video on YouTube at: