Dragonflyer Newsletter # 7
February 14th, 2004
Hoping this newsletter finds you in good health and happy Valentine
Life is very good at the Dragonfly. We have over 90% occupancy—with
the HIGHEST order of lovely guests.
What fun! Each day, in a very dear way, we are living Kahlil Gibran’s
words: “In the Sweetness of Friendship, let there be Laughter and
the Sharing of Pleasures.”
This morning after breakfast, for example, Phoenix sang a sweet
song and played soft guitar for a young woman and her mother (who
recently lost her husband). Deb and I held each other in the kitchen,
swaying to the music, laughing together as we cried tears of joy.
Marilyn & Debra Derusha
OUT WORKSHOPS IN MARCH
Dr. Emily Kane
|There is still time and space to sign up for the 5 day
workshop starting March 5th. Dr. Emily Kane works magic with hormonal
balancing, is a great yoga teacher, and is offering an individualized
session with each person attending the retreat.
The first 2 days are for relaxing, snorkeling, communing with the
dolphins, getting massage, using the far infra red sauna and resting.
The last 3 days are packed full of teachings and yoga classes. Emily
is a fine naturopath/acupuncturist/shiatsu therapist/nutritionalist as
well as being a delightful person. Please share with your menopausal friends
about this opportunity for empowerment!
Check for details on our workshop
web page in progress.
TIP TOP SHAPE AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH ALL
RULES AND REGS
I have gotten final approval from the county regarding my latest structure
(the Illuminarium). I also
got full thumbs up from Bishop Estate. I had to remove the 4 ugly white
tents. I must admit that the Dragonfly looks much better for it. No more
tentalows means less staff quarters. But with my hard-working, self-motivated,
mature staff who are natural care takers, it is perfect. We are constantly
refining and eliminating clutter. Clean and pretty everywhere! The organic
garden is flourishing, delicious and loved like never before, feeding
us and guests.
| MY VALENTINE STAFF
I am in love with every member of my staff. It feels so wonderful
to be totally harmonious. Work doesn’t really seem like work
when you are feeling joyous. We face our challenges with humor and
grace, remembering to laugh at ourselves and not take anything personally.
Phoenix, Barbara, Deb & GJ
With Phoenix, Deb and GJ living here, I’m in staff heaven! Rosey
comes in to make sure the garden is pumping and Deb 2 comes to manage
my office. I’m free to do what I love--my healing work. Bobu
has returned as the “drop in handyman.” (He once left
me because I had people who were not “treating the temple with
Not only does each of my present staff treat the Dragonfly with respect,
but they take care of their personal bodies as temples. They are also
aware of caring for our mother Earth as a temple. Each day I ask to
be worthy of these blessings. I have to remind myself that I have
worked 30 years for this high point.
TREE HOUSE IN THE
Anyone knowledgeable about treehouse
construction ? Our huge monkeypod trees are awaiting ideas.
book called “Prayers”
by Don Miguel Ruez (“The Four Agreements”) is inspirational.
He tells us to pray with authority-- ”like the wolf howls to the
You can order online.
If you haven't read his other books, I
recommend them as well.
Hidden Messages in Water"
is an eye-opening theory showing how water is deeply connected to people's
individual and collective consciousness. Dr. Masaru Emoto describes the
ability of water to absorb, hold, and even retransmit human feelings and
emotions.He found that water from clear springs and water exposed to loving
words shows brilliant, complex, and colorful snowflake patterns, while
polluted water and water exposed to negative thoughts forms incomplete,
asymmetrical patterns with dull colors. Emoto believes that since people
are 70 percent water, and the Earth is 70 percent water, we can heal our
planet and ourselves by consciously expressing love and goodwill...
Fujiwara Dam Water, before offering a prayer
Fujiwara Dam Water, after offering a prayer
Dragonfly is ordering the books and video
as we speak ! You can learn all about it when you come here.
HEALTHY WAY TO DRINK COFFEE
As you all may know, I have an organic
line of coffee called Dragonfly Goddess (Awakening the Godessence Within).
If you are going to drink coffee, which I do not recommend doing), make
sure it is organic. Better yet, if you want to boost
your immune system without frazzeling your nerves, SNIFF your coffee.
Shake the beans and breathe deeply through your nose!
MY GOOD HEALTH
(anyone not interested in health, please skip over this entry)
Because I feel so good, I want to share with you that this is the first
year I have avoided a flu or cold in the Fall since...I can remember.
Eating out of the garden, exercising, and being happy certainly helps.
But I honestly believe I can attribute some of this good health to
my adopting a program called Layers of Light, a 3 fold system used
by NASA. I gently urge you to check out my web site: www.mylayersoflight.com/dragonfly
You can actually use the little computer test to “feel the shift”
that happens when your chakras are aligned with the frequency this company
managed to put into the energy pouch, the music, and the powdered acidophilus
mix. For those of you interested in improving your health, I love sharing
this discovery that helps me feel amazingly balanced and powerful. Feel
free to call and ask questions about why this “frequency”
thing makes us feel stronger.
Kiki, Mekana & daddy Kavika
|My "babies" all listen to the Layers of Light
vibrational frequency with me while we sleep with the music playing.
They seem even more loving, calmer, quieter and precious than ever.
(This is a prejudiced point of view but I think it is true!)
As a member of the human race, I think we are all here on the planet together,
taking care of ourselves, each other and our mother, Gaia. When all of
us at the Dragonfly went to see a documentary called TIBET: CRY
OF THE SNOW LION, I vowed to encourage everyone to see this movie.
While I sobbed through much of the movie, I left inspired to do whatever
I can to make the Chinese aware of their need to start respecting the
Tibetans, their land and their culture. As well as refusing to buy products
made in China, I am writing to Walmart, etc. Please let me know if you
feel the same after seeing this movie. We are all the “Ohana of
the World” and it feels like it is time to embrace our obligation
to take care of our family.
We have a friend, Craig, who delivers fresh Alaskan king salmon to Dragonfly
each week. So we are reveling in this find and share these low-mercury-content
meals with our guests. We do, however, still eat ahi (tuna)
once in a while, even though the mercury level is high. I learned recently
that using fresh cilantro (coriander,
Chinese parsley) with fresh ahi dinners (high in mercury levels)
actually draws the mercury out of our bodies. We are now adding cilantro
to my latest greatest dressing recipe that includes the purslane (which
has high omega 3, calcium, and protein).
Blender full of purslane, lemon basil, and coriander
Quarter cup olive oil
1/8th cup lemon juice
Fresh ginger and garlic to taste
One omiboshi plum (to add salty zest and to alkalinize the body)
Sending all Dragonflyers my love
and hoping you are having a fun time with your number one Valentine
( yourself ).
Aloha nui loa,
wanted to have you get this Dragonflyer on Valentines Day.
One of our guest here pointed out that everyday is a Valentines
Day at Dragonfly.
5 (May 2003)
-Dragonflyer 6 (November
Barbara with Kiki
under Hanging Jade
I granted my talented Dutch webmaster, GJ, permission to have this link
in the newsletter:
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