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India 2017

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on India 2017

Spring Awakenings

Our time in India is coming to an end.  We both feel invigorated and cleansed from our extended time with Amma,  She illuminates and eliminates many of our tendencies that no longer serve us, while bringing out more of our light at the same time. We had an incredibly full four months here at the Ashram.  We participated in the Christmas play once again which took much or our attention in the month of December.  The production was the Prodigal Son parable.  We danced and enjoyed acting and freely expressing ourselves. We shared our Heart Opening workshop on New Years Eve here at the ashram.  It was so thrilling to work on people from all over the world sharing the language of the heart. Amritapuri (the ashram) is feeling more like home every visit.  Living in a large community where activities and purpose are shared feels so rewarding.The structure supports our spiritual practices and healing,  It feels like community living is a very balanced way to live  We were fortunate to go on three Indian tours with Amma as she visited her children all over India. We are becoming accustomed to the large crowds, cues (long lines), heat and austerities (uncomfortable situations).  We are definitely learning how little one really needs. I do bring my feather pillow wherever I go as some things are just a necessity. I am actually starting to like sharing a room with other women with just a mat as my own personal space. The camaraderie and group living feels comforting at times. It is interesting rooming with women of different ages and nationalities. Chi is finding shared space with the men beneficial for growth also.  While traveling we get to experience both the Indian city and country settings which are quite contrasting. The villagers are so pure and innocent. I feel we are both becoming more world citizens with friends as family all over the world. The work on ourselves here has not been easy, but the results are palpable. Feeling blessed to have the healing tools to move through things quickly.  We are ready to share the gifts we have received with all of you.
We will be going to Singapore next week offering sessions there on April 5th and 6th.  If you have any friends that live there, we have a few openings left just message us. We will be headed to Australia after Singapore.  My son Michael will be meeting us in Melbourne and my other son, Parker will catch up with us  late April on the Gold Coast.
We will also be doing two Awakening your Heart workshops in Brisbane and The Sunshine Coast.  We are offering the workshop in Brisbane on the 19th with private personal sessions on the 20th.  The class will be held on 30th of April on the Sunshine Coast.
We are headed back to the United States early May.
We are offering Readings or Healing Sessions in Portland at Ayurveda Plus Rejuvenation Center, 3609 SW Corbett Ave May 16-18th. Contact us for opportunities by Emailing us at Awaken@IamAwake.com.
We will also be at the Oregon Coast doing Readings & Healing Sessions on May 19th at the Crystal Wizard in Gleneden Beach, Oregon.  Call the Crystal Wizard at 541-764-7550 to schedule.
For all of our Northern California/Humboldt county area friends we will be offering Readings or Healing Sessions in Arcata, California May 20th to 22nd. The spots fill up fast, so be sure to email us to get on the schedule and find out the location.

Life is constantly changing… Stay positive, grounded, connected with your heart and remember to breathe deeply… May your days be filled with joy, love and peace…

mediumship

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on mediumship

Mediumship provides Messages and Healings for Loved Ones on both sides of the Veil!

Recently we had the grace of offering a few group mediumship nights. One in Portland and one in Minneapolis, Mn.  A few highlights from these events were a father came through Shuba to share with his daughter how proud of her he was. While he was alive he had a hard time expressing himself and showing love. He was so relieved to be able to tell her this, both of their hearts were lightened.  A grandmother who had only met her granddaughter once when she was ten years old came through and apologized for her unkind words and told her granddaughter kind things this time. Unfinished feelings freed up for both. In another reading a mother was also able to reconnect with her son who had died in a car accident when he was 23. He was able to cry and release his pain of making a choice that was irresponsible releasing some of his guilt! He was relieved to talk to to his mom and she was happy to hear from him.  Others in the group got some past life memories awakened while others received messages and healings.  If this sounds like something you or your friends would be interested in, please contact us to schedule a group mediumship gathering. We are grateful for all of it!
Blessings to all of you!
May your lives be filled with Grace on your Journey of Awakening!

Updates from India

Posted by on Jan 18, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Updates from India

Shuba has been posting about her trip in India on Facebook. Friend Shuba on Facebook if you want India updates.

January 7th

We loaded up and got on the buses this morning. We’re off on tour. It was sad to say goodbye to our dear friend Andressa and others. When Amma leaves many visitors disperse and go in many directions. Amma reminds us all the time of impermanence. Cling to the Permanent…the Divine.

Busses on India TourYesterday I had a wonderful surprise. I was in the pathway at the western canteen, I look and see Amma just walking towards me. I was lucky enough to get close and receive a big happy smile. It was Darshan without the hug. I was instantly happy, childlike and open hearted. It was so refreshing to just see her so spontaneously…unlike programs where it’s scheduled and hoards of people are vying for a touch or just to be near her unconditional love and pure energy.

We stopped in Cochin for breakfast at one of her many schools. It’s truly amazing how well organized and efficient it all is. Amma can feed so many people well and quickly. I am constantly in amazement and Awe. Hugs from India…

January 9th

The tour has been amazing so far.

Amma's Program IndiaOnly in India- The first night imagine a big hall full of people with Amma handing food out and everyone passing the plates full of food to the back of the hall until we all have a plate. It was like playing catch hand off. You had to stay alert and aware. It looked chaotic yet worked perfectly. Kind of like the driving.

We’ve participated in two morning pujas (ceremonial worship to balance negative influences from different planets). A hall full of people each with their own private lit oil lamps, camphor, burning incense and various other puja items on a chair in front of each person. Many of us have flowing clothes with scarves. It’s a miracle we didn’t catch on fire. I did manage to get tumeric on my white outfit while carrying a clay pot on my head on the way to the blessed Temple.

Chi and I are having a blast. Thanks to Jaggati I have my own personal mosquito tent that works great. I just pretend I’m in the forest. And the bathroom situation is working. Tomorrow we travel again to a new place where Amma has never been. It will be an all night event and the facilities are suppose to be much more difficult than these. We shall see…

The people here are all from villages. Very pure innocent and happy. We sat among a group yesterday and felt so welcomed. We get to help on stage with Amma and get to practice alertness over and over.

Sending much energy and love to all of you…

January 16th

We are at the 4th stop on the tour. We are in a town emanating strong female power. The second stop was a public program with massive crowds and she hugged all night long. She emerged awake and bright as ever after hugging 20,000 people or so. That alone is a miracle. She’s done this for 35 years.

The last stop was in Chennai. The venue (ashram) was right in the heart of the city. Chi and I took a rickshaw to buy a watch as our phones only have power occasionally. It was very crowded and dirty. The stage Amma was on and hall were small like a church basement. She felt so accessible and as if we were with her in the old days before the masses found her.Shuba and Chi India Selfie

Things are going well. When I find myself resisting any situation difficulty appears in my mind making me unhappy. I look at my reaction … go deep into the cause of it … feel it, let it go and surrender to the moment. Peace and happiness returns. I am mostly Happy. So grateful for the chance to practice surrender in many situations. I have had lots of auspicious experiences. Being in the perfect place at the right time. Amma’s Grace is flowing.

My new seva (service job) is flower petal assistant. I get to be on stage with Amma pulling petals off the old garlands that Amma wore. Drying them in the sun to be reused for pillows full of shakti. (Ammas divine energy).

I have to thank my deceased parents for preparing me for these intense situations. Thanks to my mom. I get ready in 5 minutes. There were 7 people in our household with one shower. Short showers! And thanks to my Dad for reinforcing not to let others upset you. He always said “That’s their problem” when we encountered difficult people. I feel so blessed to be able to sleep anywhere, eat anything and pee anywhere without squeamishness. These are traits that make tour easy.

Anyway..lots of personal growth, peace and gratitude. I also am realizing how little I need and can’t wait to go home and purge more collected crap. I admire the ingenuity and acceptance of the Indian people. Anyplace is a kitchen, washroom or bedroom. Adaptability. The people here are actually so much happier than most westerners with all of our conveniences. Lots to learn from them.

Big hugs…love Shuba.

India

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on India

Hi ..We are off to India tomorrow for three months.  We will be living In Amma’s Ashram in Kerala India. Amma is the great Purifier.  We are thrilled to have this opportunity to have concentrated time for spiritual practice, Devotion and Service in her presence. We will be available by skype for sessions. I will blog about some of the experiences I have here..In service to Amma..Love Shuba

Surrendering to the Divine

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Surrendering to the Divine

Sometimes This soul (Shuba) is surrendered to the divine and is misunderstood by others. It is hard to explain my gift and commitment to Self Surrender..I sat with questions about this …and the following is the reply I received and am sharing .

I heard…

Can you ever truly be free when you need to be understood or not judged?

No…

You need freedom to be God’s Instrument.  Whether people understand or accept you.  True Freedom lies in absolute surrender to the Divine.  It can not be explained or understood by those who are residing in their egos.  Some may have an understanding, but not a belief from their own experience … so hard to comprehend.

Quit trying to get others to understand you. If you do not need approval or understanding your ability to surrender will increase and the dissolving process will quicken.  No need for anyone outside you to understand the process and trust God explicitly- will lead you to peace and harmony and Bliss.  Your path is unique to you and others have their paths.  Follow yours, do not worry about theirs or their reactions..Do you trust me?

Yes

I am always with you..I won’t let you falter.

I need your help Amma.

Does it matter if anyone else loves you or does not love you?

No

Do you love God? Amma?

Yes

Amma loves you unconditionally and will help you chop out-change all of your prior conditioning.

Freedom will come…Continue to Heal and go after what is important- Your Connection to the Divine..all else is business, mind splatter.

Trust..I am Guiding you and love you so much.

What is Energy Healing?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on What is Energy Healing?

What is Energy Healing?

Everything is Energy! (E=MC2)

Whether it is a particle, wave, solid, liquid or gas, it is all energy that is vibrating at different frequencies. In refrence to the human body, when these energies are disrupted, distorted, blocked or disharmonious the result is pain, disease or lethargy on some level of our being. (more…)

Amazing Retreats

Posted by on Jan 21, 2012 in Featured, Healing | Comments Off on Amazing Retreats

Amazing Retreats

We are blessed to live in paradise and get to share it with you. Come to our cabin and feel the profound healing energy of the forest, creeks and ocean.  Tent spaces are available in the summer right next to this pristine creek. Or stay in the cozy cabin in the rainy months. Hike in the forest and feel the aliveness of the ocean.  Check out the Personal Retreat Page for more information.  See you soon!