Wednesday, December 30, 2009

"The Proof" and The Oneness Expirement

What if it's possible to actually prove that the mystics and saints were correct when they said that we actually are ONE? And what if it could be done in a fun, exciting way that touches millions of people who would not normally be attracted to such ideas? 

Reading The Proof  is a profound experience for life. It will change the way you look at yourself and the world you live in. I was blessed to participate at "The Oneness Experiment" a couple of months ago, and oh! what a journey!
James Twyman and spiritual teacher Anakha Coman  break down the process of discovering Oneness into 40 practices that can profoundly change your life and how you see the world. Through step-by-step instructions, you’ll be able to tap into your own hidden power to achieve the miracles you only dreamed of before. This is more than an instruction manual—it’s a doorway into a new world.

40,000 People - 40 Days - 40 Meditations
On January 1, 2010 we will begin The Oneness Experiment! Imagine devoting the first 40 days of the New Year to praying and practicing Oneness with thousands of people from around the world. You are invited to join us in this powerful and profound journey, engaging in a simple meditation every day for 40-days and tracking your experience through a simple survey scientifically designed to demonstrate that we are not separate and alone, but ONE!

Your participation is what will make this experiment a success!

How you can join:

   1. Order your copy of The Proof—with your purchase, Hay House will give you The Proof Online Course for FREE ($31 Value).
   2. Sign up for the experiment and join a community of thousands of people from around the world. Join The Oneness Experiment on Facebook and receive daily quotes and updates.
   3. Take the first survey to help us gather information for the first level of the experiment.
   4. Take the same survey two more times during the experiment, tracking your progress and the experience of Oneness in your life.
   5. Join James Twyman and Anakha Coman for a series of weekly conference calls designed to amplify and clarify your experience with the Oneness Experiment.

Join the Movement — Be Part of THE PROOF!

Monday, December 28, 2009

A Special Tea Party

"The first time you share tea with a Balti, you are a stranger,
The second time, you are an honored guest. 

The third time you become family."
Baltistan prov

I love tea-any kind of tea- and I am excited to participate on a Blog Tea Party tomorrow Tuesday, organized by Wanda the owner of  Plumed Pen! Cookies and tea are my weakness so how couldn't I? Plus, there are so many brilliant and beautiful people in the blog-sphere that I feel honored to be part of it!
I can't wait to taste all the deliciousness of spirit and heart that is shared..
And you are all invited for this special Tuesday Tea For Two party. See you there!

And if you are a tea lover like me, here is a favorite chai tea recipe from Mighty Leaf Tea:

Bombay Chai Latte
    * 1 tsp. Loose Mighty Leaf Bombay Chai
    * 10 oz. Purified Water
    * 3 tbsp. Whole Milk
    * 1 tsp. Sugar.
Boil purified water. Measure out tea leaves into an infuser and pour hot water over leaves. Let tea steep for five minutes. When steeping is complete, remove infuser from cup and discard spent tea leaves.
If you have an espresso machine, combine freshly brewed tea, sugar and milk. Froth beverage until right before it becomes foamy. Enjoy this energizing delight.
If you do not have an espresso machine, pour milk, sugar and tea into a large bowl and blend with hand mixer until it becomes frothy. Pour beverage into a mug and enjoy.
Serves one 12 oz. cup.
In many parts of the world, people use Chai as a generic word for tea. However, the original Chai, a mixture of black tea, milk, sugar and spices hails from India. Although the word derives from ch'a (a Chinese word for tea), Chai has been drunk in India for over 5000 years.
According to one legend, an ancient king invented the exotic concoction and protected the recipe as a national treasure. In another story, a royal family's doctor who probably ascribed to the Hindu natural healing system called "ayurveda" prepared variations specific to individual's health needs.
Regardless of the story, Chai's origins can be traced back to Ayurvedic medicine where people used tea, spice and herbs as a health tonic to remedy, among other ailments, indigestion and lethargy.
Today, Chai is India's most popular everyday drink and is served in roadside stands, bus and train stations and in public markets. Street vendors called "wallahs" serve Chai in tiny cups with plenty of milk and sugar. Chai recipes differ depending upon location and many families pride themselves on secret recipes handed down from generation to generation. Cardomom, the "Queen of Spices" in India, is one ingredient almost used in all Chai preparation.


I was blessed to be at one of Greg Mortenson's speeches at the Principia School and I was completely touched by his amazing and inspirational story! Greg is a captivating speaker and his desire to change the world, impels his audiences to follow his example.

Some failures lead to phenomenal successes, and this American nurse's unsuccessful attempt to climb K2, the world's second tallest mountain, is one of them. Dangerously ill when he finished his climb in 1993, Mortenson was sheltered for seven weeks by the small Pakistani village of Korphe; in return, he promised to build the impoverished town's first school, a project that grew into the Central Asia Institute, which has since constructed more than 50 schools across rural Pakistan and Afghanistan. Coauthor Relin recounts Mortenson's efforts in fascinating detail, presenting compelling portraits of the village elders, con artists, philanthropists, mujahideen, Taliban officials, ambitious school girls and upright Muslims Mortenson met along the way. As the book moves into the post-9/11 world, Mortenson and Relin argue that the United States must fight Islamic extremism in the region through collaborative efforts to alleviate poverty and improve access to education, especially for girls. Captivating and suspenseful, with engrossing accounts of both hostilities and unlikely friendships, this book will win many readers' hearts.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Angel Wings



Angels visit each and every one of us offering unconditional love and protection daily. They are loving thoughts, divine messengers full of compassion, gentleness and purity. They are our best friends without asking anything in return. They celebrate and double  our joy and they guide our thoughts in goodness, unity and forgiveness. They gently suggest, they offer comforting thoughts and they hold our hand every step of our way.
I am sharing different images of angels and angelic creations in various forms that I have collected over the years, showing their beauty and their endless ongoing inspiration!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Christmas Dream

It was Norman Vincent Peale who once said...

"I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world."

So this Christmas let us ...
Rejoice in the spirit of Christmas which is Peace,
the miracle of Christmas which is Hope,
and the heart of Christmas which is Love ...

Make sure you turn on your speakers so you can hear the exquisite musical artistry of Dana Cunningham's "O Come All Ye Faithful."

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

It is A Mantel Thing!

I am grateful we have a fireplace in the family room; we spend hours around it with my family. But I don't have a mantel and I really miss it during the holidays! There so many beautiful things you can do with Christmas decoration: Garlands, bows, flowers, fruit, reindeer, candles in all sizes and dimensions. I submit my favorites, courtesy of Traditional Homes.


Monday, December 21, 2009

It Is Time For Forgiveness

What has ForGIVEness got to do with fine design?

ForGIVEness is taking the clutter out of your emotional life. It is unbundling the chaos in your mental reckoning. It is enlightening the darkness in your intellect and letting the light of clarity shine through your spirit into all the corners, cracks and crevices of your mind.

ForGIVEness author and lecturer Pat Crosby journied to Peru on a sacred vision quest to spend time in deep meditation on the high Andes of Peru in the Lake Titicaca region. There she encountered the angels  who revealed a simple and powerful short forgiveness exercise that is tailored for today's busy times and busy lifestyles.
You can get a FREE download at: iloveforgiveness

Beginning in December of 2009 there is a monthly Global ForGIVEness Mastermind. The December special guest is Jacqueline Joy, founder of the Diamond Energy project. See full details at

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a limb for a limb makes the whole world blind, dumb, and lame. Forgive NOW!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Over The Top!

There is nothing like a beautiful table top with a dreamy welcoming set up! Beautiful embroidered tablecloth, transparent glassware, elegant tablescape, delicious winter treats, sparkling ornaments, some candles and...voila, the Holiday dream is on, wrapping our loved ones with charm and joy!


Monday, December 14, 2009

Silent Night

In the Presence of Love ...

As I grow spiritually and in Oneness, the sense that we are all one, I realize how easy it is to love, love, love everybody around me. Knowing that we are all one indeed, we're coming from the same Source and we ultimately want the same thing--to be loved-- loving is easy and natural.

In the words of Mary Robinson Reynolds, the producer of the Silent Night movie, each person's core purpose in life is to be loving. Love and compassion don't solve problems, they just get you into the best frame of mind and heart to reach beyond where you've gone before, to find new, creative, peaceful and healing solutions.
Christmas is the time of a new birth in consciousness ...and a return to that which created each and every one of us: Love.

Mary Rowland in her book Dare to Believe! has described how you can double the good in your life by simply putting love first:
"If you are not attracting the good that you desire in your life, learn to express love; become a radiating center of love; and you will find that love, the divine magnet within you will change your whole world ... when your heart is filled with love you will not be critical or irritable, but you will be divinely irresistible."

Florence Scoval Shinn wrote, "Every man on the planet is taking his initiation in love." To which Catherine Ponder concludes: "Whatever your problem, it is but a test in love. If you meet that test through love, your problem will be solved. If you do not meet that test through love, your problem will continue until you do! Your problem is your initiation in love."

With peace, comes love. Peace can be found in the silence.
Enjoy the Silent Night!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Contemporary Bedroom With A Twist

When my client K. and I decided to transform her bedroom from traditional to something fresh with cleaner lines, we felt the urge to keep the old bench, a traditional piece with a sense of whimsy. We thought the character of the piece would give a personal touch to the room and a feel of "movement" that was missing from the rest of the furniture lines.
The result: A very restful and inviting room,  harmoniously put together with brightness and order--characteristic of its owner. The playfulness of the bench was exactly what was needed to make this room personal, interesting and definitely unique!


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