Friday, December 31, 2010

Thank you 2010

(Photo taken in Wamlung, Tibet)

The merry making and merriment is still very much in the air as evidenced by the traffic jams in and around the shopping malls. I have had my fair share of going to the shopping malls, trying to get last minute gifts and catching up with friends to seal up the year.

2010 seemed to be a not so good year for many because of some challenges to nature but as we all know, after the rain we shall see the sun and in some instances, a beautiful rainbow. For the more fortunate ones, like you and me, do not forget the less fortunate creed. Lend a hand whenever you are able to. If we are given a chance to offer a smile or do a good deed, do not lose that moment or that opportunity to help because it is not everyday that we are given that chance.

I would like to wrap up 2010 with lots of hugs and laughter to all and shall greet 2011 with more hugs and laughter, joys, good health and load of abundance. Have a great 2011.

I shall be blogging less in Inner Journey except for some musings. Do visit Cherish Wellness for more goodies.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The journey

I was fascinated with divination on my return from a week long Reiki Mastership in the 1990s. From flower reading to table tipping, tea leaves reading, tarot, crystal ball scrying, the list runs. This fascination mooted the idea of starting a new age/metaphysical shop. With cold feet and no experience I signed a two year contract with a shopping center and with that I flew over to Australia to pick up knick knacks of new age flavour at RETAIL prices. Within a month The Psychic Corner made its presence as one of the few, if not the only new age shop in the Klang Valley.

As I reminisce on the good days of The Psychic Corner- Tara Touch (a healing and new age workshop center) and Inner Journey (new age magazine publisher), I can sit back and truly say that, that decade had been a great milestone of my life. I’ve had many wonderful opportunities to meet many incredible people and teachers who shared their knowledge and friendship unreservedly. From customers, acquaintances, people who seeked healing became friends who leave footprints on my path. In that quaint little corner of about 126 sq ft of space, we had daily lunch time and every Thursday night from 7.00pm to midnight free healing sessions.  We were totally nonchalant about not charging for all healing sessions. We were happy, contented, fulfilled souls.

In year 2004 we expanded the healing center, Tara Touch, to a 1100 sq ft shoplot in addition to The Psychic Corner.  It was a place where friends gathered for a cup of tea or a heart to heart talk, or just simply chat about any and every other thing. Healing sessions were by appointment. Weekends were reserved for courses and workshops – pranic healing, crystals, reiki, fengshui, tarot, angel, making bath salts, ear candling, tuina ….

Year 2006, Inner Journey New Age magazine premium issue made a hit at all major bookstores in Malaysia. It was a dream realised for me as I had wanted to come out with a new age magazine since 1997. My gratitude to the Inner Journey Team (Brenda, Ronnie, Linda, Tek Ming, Lai and myself)

Feb 2008 I called it a Day. I’ve had my share – the great and not too bad days. Now is the time where I shall dedicate the time to myself. A journey that I need to accomplish before my days are done. A journey that no one can walk for me.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Rediscovering magick

Being in grand-parenthood itself is magickal. Watching Ryan gaining knowledge in life sets me back to my own days as a child as well as to my days as a young mummy.

When we were children the world was a magickal place where things just happened. We rarely worried about where the food came from, we cried and it arrived. We did not fear failure. When we learned how to walk we fell, crawled, got up, staggered, tried again until we were successful. Then we ran. We did not doubt that we were loved – we just knew we were. We lived in the magickal now and trusted that life would provide all our needs.

As we grew older we lost that trust and the belief in ourselves and became unsure, as we became aware that our beliefs included things like fear, what others thought about us, failure, “I am not good enough,” “I will never be able to,” “I should,” and “I can’t.” We became stuck with them not knowing how to change them, let alone cope with them

We are happiest when we are comfortable. Life goes along nicely, just as we planned, everything has a place and is in “it’s place” and it fits in wiith how we believe the world ’should be’. Unfortunately this rarely happens. Life is constantly changing and it would be nice if change came slowly, that we had time to prepare. But there again life has a habit of thrusting change upon us.

Let us recapture the magick of our childhood. Bring back the Magick into your life. Be that child again

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Festivities and travels

Golden Temple in Amritsar ( Picture taken by Lhamo La/Paldon La)

Christmas is fast approaching and then the new year will come around. Before long it will be Chinese Losar in February. From now till then it will be shopping for Christmas, for Chinese Losar and also for the Tibetan Losar in March. It adds a little colour to an otherwise mundane life.

I cant even remember when was the last time I took a holiday with my daughter. It must have been at least 5 years or even more. This Christmas we will be spending it out of town on a 3 day - 2 night holiday with a treasure hunt thrown in.

I will be heading down south for the Chinese Losar to celebrate with my siblings. It will be for about 5 to 7 days. That means I will be back in town on or about 10 February. That leaves me only 3 days to do my packing to India.

To let you into a secret ...... I am almost done with my packing to India whilst my other two trips remain at zero.

In all my travels to India I have never been to Amritsar. Will like to spend a few days in Amritsar this coming trip. And look out for the pictures of the Golden Temple. Promise you loads of pictures.

For now I have to take care of the cough that has bugged me since my return from Yushu in August.

Friday, December 3, 2010

2010 has only 4 weeks left!

I have never given time any serious thought until I received an email from a friend - 2010 has only 4 weeks left. Time has again zipped us by. Again the same question at every year end. What have I done for this year?

What does December 2010 means:
· 4 more working Mondays
· 1 more salary cheque
· 1 more working month
· 4 weeks to plan where you will be, coming New Year
· 4 more weekends
. And time to plan for another trip :)

I am ready to welcome 2011 with love and joy.
Love, Light & Laughter to all!