Monday, December 17, 2012

A trip to Varkala

Viewed from our rickshaw on the way to Varkala
Hello!! We are so excited to share a bit more of our adventure with you all. I am amazed and so grateful to my sweet Zane as it seems that he calls in what he needs so often..
In this post I am sharing what took place about 10 days ago..
I have so much desire to share more pictures..however no where to be found around here in the ashram and little town. There have been many power outages as well...I was able to download these last pictures while we were on our Varkala it is..

We were at breakfast one morning and we were sitting next to this woman..she was kind and very grandmotherly to Zane. We start to speak about thing we knew we were sharing that I knew her daughter Annie and her new husband Tyler from Yoga Shala..comes to find out she was going to visit them in a near by town for a few days and then head back to the states..she invited us to come and surprise the group that Yoga Shala was hosting in India..Sounded Excelent to us!!

Annie and her mama Carol at Varkala!!
So Zane and I loaded up a few things to stay for a night or two with our friends from Sacramento. Carol opened her grandmotherly arms to Zane..and he just gobbled it up. When you get to know Zane you know one of his favorite foods are french fries..which we are all eating in the above picture...Zane was in heaven.

Carol took Zane's hand as I took the other and we played in the ocean. This was the very first time for Zane and by the end he was able to let too..and trust playing with the waves in the Arabian cool!! The water was warm!

On our way to Varkala..Zane kept saying mom when am I going to see an elephant..and i told him soon..we will see some soon..and sure enough we see one helping his owner move some plants walking in the street..awesome!!

The Varkala experience was just what we needed as we were able to spend time with what felt like "home" for a few days..Tyler, Annie, Josh and the rest of the crew were so gracious and open to us crashing in on their India experience..we hold the experience very dear to our hearts..We bow down in gratitude.

As for what we have been doing from then until now..I have been.working with Znae's body with Yoga..sitting with AMMA..receiving darshan from AMMA...and letting things unravel so that we are moving as much in the present moment.

Ashram life is many people are here from all of the world..what I have appreciated is all the parents that have brought their children here to have a more spiritual has been a beautiful experience to be a witness to all of this.

Zane is changing and becoming more confident..he wakes up in the morning and says mom can I go play with the other kids..yea Zane!!

Tomorrow is his birthday..we have ordered a cake..we are making crowns out of palm leaves to decorate. We bought a big star and these colorful streamers to decorate. At 4 pm we will have a birthday that all will be invited too..Zane has called in many who "get" him and they are all looking forward to sharing this special day with him..
As his mama..I am still digesting that he is turning 7..he is such a teacher to me..I bow down to his presence in my life..

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