Dragonflyer Newsletter # 5
Aloha Dragonflyers, Since the last newsletter in July, much has changed
at the Dragonfly. Starting with the most recent good news:
The Dragonfly has been blessed to make a strong alliance with a highly
respected keeper of the ancient Hawaiian wisdom, Papa K. He and his new
bride-to-be (July 16 wedding), Rebecca, will be living at the Dragonfly
starting June 5th. We intend to collaborate on having workshops to teach
Lomilomi and other
Hawaiian healing arts. Having the opportunity to have daily contact with
our resident Kahuna is a gift beyond words.
Later in June, another Visiting Teacher, Wolfgang Moeller, will be bringing
his healing talents (and expertise in running retreat centers) to the
Dragonfly. This loving German gentle man has taught the Barbara
Brennan method of healing and now teaches Pathwork.
He will be our honored guest until July 21.
Our Visiting Teacher in May, Sea Criss, brought her wave movement
therapy called Yogaia.
Originated on this island a few years ago it is basically contracting
and expanding the spine rhythmically, coordinated with the breath. Sea
is a fantastic teacher and healer. I have been applying her teaching to
my 5 Tibetan Sacred Rites and daily swim. This gentle movement is a wonderful
way to keep the spine flexible, pumping the spinal fluid.
Before long, perhaps with the help of Loren
Lewisohn, Sea, may have her second Yogaia video ready for purchase.
SELLING THE DRAGONFLY
Other important late breaking news is my reluctant decision to release
the stewardship of the Dragonfly. While I am in no hurry to stop hosting
wonderful people, doing my healing work and being a part of the magic
that happens here, I am approaching 60 and have been doing this for 30
years. It is becoming time to find someone who is more energetic with
more business orientation who can make the Dragonfly fly higher. If you
are interested in this job or know of anyone who would be right to care
for the Dragonfly, with Aloha, please give me a call. It is my intention
to write my movie, To Die Laughing and my book, Healthy
Food for TwoYour Dog and You.
Other news: In the Sept. I had the good fortune to attend the Labyrinth
Society Convention in Sacramento, followed by my 40th class reunion
in Burbank, California in Oct. Eighty of us went on a 5 day cruise to
Mexico. Getting reacquainted with my classmates that I knew from kindergarten
was a delight. It was an extremely heart-warming trip!
While I was on the mainland, I bought a beautiful Toyota Privea van which
has the license plate, 4FUN. I am proud of my Dragonflymobile!
My staff continues to change and improve all the time. My graphic artist/friend
for 18 years, Susan Lawton has completed her book on the Medicine
Wheel. Thor, who was a student at Heartwood,
will be arriving mid June to help with dis and dat. My trusted
friend, Phoenix, one of my webmasters who has been a Dragonflyer for a
few years, has returned with his humor, music, and multitalents. Another
webmaster/delightful Dragonflyer, GJ
of the Netherlands, will be returning in September. (No wonder my web
site is so great, eh?) As always, I am looking for hard working, honorable
people to work with me here. I have found that when people are trustworthy
and fun, things get done with ease.
At last I found the perfect workshop coordinator: Tracy Holzman. Having
retired as CEO of her company, Tracy is a good friend and frequent guest.
She has been successful in organizing and assisting with workshops at
the Dragonfly. If you are interested in bringing a group here, contact
her at 510-235-6143.
STAINLESS RICE COOKER
My holistic lawyer turned me on to the fact that Teflon is extremely dangerous
for our bodiesas well as for the planet. If bird food touches Teflon,
birds that eat the food will then die. Not good! As a result of the e.mail
Duane sent me (which you can see by clicking
here), I got rid of all Teflon pots and pans. But I couldnt
stop using my Teflon rice cooker! Finally, I discovered a fantastic stainless
steel cooker that can also be used as a steamer, turning off automatically.
I got two so I can steam veggies while grains are cooking. I was so impressed,
I became a distributor of these great little healthy machines. If you
are interested in getting one, I will gladly drop ship it to you. ($69
plus tax and shipping.)
Those of you who know me, know I like to share the latest, greatest
whatever in health (like my new rice cooker). Fortunately this one is
not one of those multi-level disasters. This is the organic golden flax
ground fresh daily in the coffer grinder. Whoee! It works wonders. Regular
flax seed is good, but the organic golden flax is even higher in all the
good things, including taste. Breakfasts at the Dragonfly have much improved
with the grain cooked in the new rice cooker, and the flax seed toppingalong
with roasted pecans. Yum Yum.
DRAGONFLY GODDESS COFFEE
If any of you coffee drinkers out there want to drink organic coffee and
help support the Dragonfly, we now have pure
100% Organic Kona coffee available on our Dragonfly Goddess label.
Our motto: AWAKEN THE GODDESSENCE WITHIN.
If any of you can get away, or know anyone who can, we are running a special
during June: stay 3 nights for the price of 2!
Id love to have you experience our new, luxurious sheets (800 thread
count) that we purchased in our constant effort to improve the Dragonfly
LUXURIOUS NEW SHEETS
Yes! Eight hundred thread count for the Royally Sweet Suite!
ART WORK COMPLETE
For those of you who havent been here in a while, the Business Temple
(converted bus) has now been completedwith me driving the eye ball!
A Swiss woman, Sonvja, painted the bus and JinAnn coordinated the fish
Regarding our Pomeranian family we suffered a near tragedy in September
when Kiki was hit by a car. Her back legs were paralyzed until she got
acupuncture and experienced the healing miracle of time. Kiki now does
her daily yoga, rides the chi machine with me and takes far infra red
saunas. All is well! Kikis internationally famous healing tongue
lives on. Kavika remains the proud and loving father of our adorable Makana,
now just 4lbs, turned a year old in March.
FATHERS DAY BLESSINGS
Speaking of fathers, mine is still trucking at 93. Happy Fathers
Married to Geaorge Kahumoku
for 9 years, mother of beautiful Sarah Hall, my hanai tete (adopted sister),
Maggie lived here with me for 8 years, loving the aina and lovingly caring
for this home. She brought to the Dragonfly her unique humor and artistic
flair, but more than anything, she gave her potent Aloha to all who entered
the Dragonfly gate--especially to me. While it is difficult to release
attatchment to such a great soul, I know that Death was Maggie's friend
who gave her a lift on June 9th, freeing her of the painful struggle.
Mahalo and Aloha Nui Loa to
You now have the latest news from the Dragonfly for Spring 2003! Hoping
all of you are well and enjoying each breath of this precious life.
COME SEE ME
When the place sells, Im going to miss hosting all my friends. Come
visit me while Im still here! Aloha nui loa, Barbara
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Email: info (at) dragonflyranch.com
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