The Forgotten 21st Century Pandemics That Are Already Here

We know Covid-19 is very dangerous. Today we’ll look at rising incidence of the top 12 comorbidities and how to avoid them. Some of these diseases are growing so fast they can be considered pandemics on their own, yet far less publicized. The numbers clearly show it is time to rethink many of our most basic assumptions about health and nutrition. It is within our power to reverse these pandemics by simple revisions in our individual choices. Can we make the personal sacrifices to reverse these pandemics? Do we care enough about our future and our children to accept a…

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7th Century Temple at Keramas Sacred River Village in Bali

  A guided tour of the ancient family temple at Keramas Sacred River Village includes a description of numerous statues in three courtyards. Built in the 7th century, the temple is the spiritual epicenter of the property, and has been in the family for many generations. A royal Balinese temple is laid out according to ancient spiritual design. There are three gates and three sets of guardians, leading into three courtyards. The first courtyard is about nature and our relationship the the environment. The second courtyard is about humanity and our actions in on our life earth. The third courtyard…

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Bali Traditional Foods – Step by Step Video

Can you join us for lunch today? In our local Balinese cooking class, we gathered wild foods and prepared them for lunch. I made a video of the adventure! Here at Keramas Sacred River Village Lama D and I are immersed in nature. Every tree, flower, plant, and animal has its special place in the balance. The frangipani flower blesses, many roots offer pungent spices, the leaves and fruits are waiting to be enjoyed, the tall coconut trees provide everything. The knowledgable staff here offers a cooking class for visitors in local Balinese foods. Secretly wanting to taste authentic foods,…

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Bali Harmony, A Concept of Life

How can we begin our day with harmony in the world? Balinese tradition of daily offerings is a simple and deep way to create positive blessings with Nature, to invoke the forces in the seen and unseen world. A profound deeper meaning infuses Bali’s traditional offering. Called Canang Sari, daily offerings of flowers and leaves are prepared according to ancient rules, to maintain the delicate balance between all the elements of the earth. Keramas Sacred River Village in Bali offers visitors a glimpse into the spiritual gifts of Bali. When our lives are in harmony with the elements of nature,…

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The Hindu Trimurti, Five Elements, and Fresh Duck Eggs!

Every place I look here in Bali I see a new thread to explore, a window into another time. This three-headed statue is the Hindu trinity or Trimurti. Each face represents an aspect of God in different forms: creation, protection, and destruction. The Trimurti was described in the Puranas, sacred memorized Sanskrit verses possibly 9,000 years old. Stones endure, and sometimes we can read the language of art even better than words or concepts. Our origins are old and sacred. Just wondering, how were people’s thoughts different in past centuries? Giant three-headed Shiva statues of Elefanta Caves near Mumbai are said to…

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Where exactly are we in the Cosmic Cycles of Time?

According to the ancient Hindu calendar and Swami Sri Yukteswar, earth is moving into a Golden Age whether we like it or not. Our current stress represents a major shift on our long-term path to peace and harmony. This is no joke. Ancient Hindu astronomical prophesies foresee a time of inevitable ascension and enlightenment on earth. But who will sire the new times? And what does Donald Trump have to do with the rebirth of a new age? Yes, the timelines are long, but this is for real. When you overlay NASA’s 25,000-year cycle ‘Precession of the Equinoxes’ with the…

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Pinch me! We move to Keramas Sacred River Village

Pinch me! I can hardly contain my joy. For four months Lama D and I have been asking and praying for for a place to live and hold our retreats in Bali. Well, we finally found it and we moved in yesterday. From left to right is the team of heroes: Ketut is the owner and soul of Keramas Sacred River Village, me Sri Jana, the friend who introduced us is Yoga Wastra, and Lama D on the right. Keramas Sacred River Village is on the Southeast coast of Bali, near the ocean, an hour from the airport in Denpasar.…

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Six-Step-Harmonization, a focused video meditation to start your day.

  This 18-minute video shows how to powerfully rebalance your thoughts and reset your nervous system. It gives you critical tools to relax, ground, protect, and navigate every day the best way for you. Six simple steps can balance your brain, reset your nervous system, shield you from invasive technology, enhance emotional and physical detox, release negative emotions, and set you on a harmonious path. I will teach you exactly how to do it. These six steps help to cultivate calm, happiness, and be the master of your life. Brain Balancing – to synchronize the brain hemispheres. Deep breathing –…

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We Find Paradise in Bali and Make Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream

Can we feel intense joy at the same time as we experience total uncertainty? This is my question for you today. In my daily thoughts, I’m working to embrace uncertainty and joy simultaneously. It’s my new practice, and very much fun. I just try to increase the joy more and more, while embracing total uncertainty. Turn up the joy, and keep the uncertainty at a high level. How much joy can you tolerate? So far, it’s a fun game. When I observe my thoughts, I see through my superficial reactions. This practice requires courage. Yes, I believe that COURAGE is…

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I discover the real history of Bali, and make a video!

When I discovered the amazing story of Bali culture, I made a video about it. Bali is the remains of the ancient Majpahit Empire. Based in Java, this Hindu – Buddhist civilization ruled the Malay peninsula for centuries. When a Javanese king converted to Islam and required that all his people do the same, many Hindu upper class left Java for Bali, in order to maintain their old sacred ways of living. A major exodus of princes, priests, and royalty around 1527 CE established Bali as a safe haven for ancient Hinduism, and their traditions continue to this day. Who was Gajah Mada? Javanese…

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