Karma Yoga – Mother Theresa Missionaries of Charity, Goa

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On 6 April 2015 husband and wife team Anton and Pamela announced themselves at Mother Theresa Missionaries of Charity located in Carambolim, Goa to spend a day with the residents doing selfless service, Karma Yoga.  A sign describes the mission as a home for the aged, the destitute and the dying. There are fifty one residents of which the majority are mentally handicapped or unstable, under the full-time care of  five nuns.

“We arrived just after 09h00 and over the five hours that followed, ...

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Freedom Tolerance Respect – 71 days to departure

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It was late 2011, during the first year of living with my husband (at that time boyfriend), that I had the opportunity to travel to Ibiza, Spain. I had not started yoga nor had I any inkling to travel to India, both were completely unknown to me. During our brief stay I decided on a second tattoo on my left shoulder, neck area…’a peacock feather inscribed with the words freedom, tolerance, respect’. Sometimes impromptu decisions especially about tattoos can leave ...

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Exodus to India – 101 days to departure

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After many cosmic connections and signs or messages from the universe over the past two months it is without a doubt that Anton and I have a calling to leave again, on 25 March 2015, for India…
and anyone is welcome! Daniel 9:10-11

Yesterday, after a morning at the Milnerton Flea Market selling odds and ends, we found ourselves sitting around our home bar in the early evening talking generally about the next ...

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Karma Yoga – Blessings from the Universe

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TO: THE LEELA HOTEL MANAGEMENT AND STAFF – THANK YOU!

I don’t know if it was karma, fate or pure coincidental luck that introduced me to your employee Arwind Rawat on the streets of Mumbai that hot October evening but I was open to any blessings the universe would offer at the time. I had been in Mumbai for 4 days and was beginning to feel quite alone in this big city. My current hotel was less than adequate for a ...

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Yoga Sore

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It’s so good to be back on my bed again. My body is very sore this evening.

So sore I just couldn’t sit crossed legged for meditation, but lay down for the allocated half an hour. My hips especially are aching – I can feel the inner groin muscles have been stretched to their limit. My ankles are also very sore, but I can feel overnight that they are much stronger. The backs of my knees are tight like a bow, ...

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Salute the Sun

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Plant a ‘seed’ and the sun will make it grow…

In unhappier times I went to see a drama therapist who gave me some homework after one of our sessions. She asked me to interpret my understanding of happiness in a collage of random pictures. There were a few peripheral images of material comforts but what really sticks to mind is the image I used in the centre. It was by far bigger than the rest and a direct interpretation of ...

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