I was in Sarasota Florida for nearly 2 weeks. What did I discover?
Sun heals the soul and heart.
Friends, Linda and Doug Haley offered their gorgeous home on beautiful waters of Phillipe Creek, with Osprey overhead and hysterical Crows. Adam David Mcinnes graciously took me to various parts of the city, sharing meals and we both missing 5 Corners Kitchen and all our friends there.
Adam David Mcinnes, great company and tour guide!
Linda organized a dinner party to meet even more delightfully enlightened beings. Helen Joy Gardner, healer and fellow Polarity Therapist, an apprentice from 1996, drives for hours to hang out for breakfast, farmers’ markets and other delightful moments. Linda and I walk the quartz crystal sands at Crescent and Siesta Key, or simply walk along with plant drenched paths. The plants are so bright and happy and beckon to me “Get to know me.” Future Plant friends to learn from and listen to.
I feel I am tapping back into myself. My light-sprouting times 40 or 50 years ago with Bernie Siegel and Louise Haye, hanging out for Satsang and meditations with circles of kindred spirits.
Louise wrote that wonderful little blue book “Healing your Body” with affirmations tied to body ailments or thoughts expressed.. Clarity of being, being human on this Earth. Bernie and Louise teaching so many the healing arts, the power of the mind through all these years.
Nina Meyer Zaken has blossomed and evolved, chills run up my spine, great company, and warmth. There are regular circles for Sufi dancing, meditations, study groups on spiritual evolution & drum circles. Excellent espresso at Perq coffee bar. I do mean excellent espresso! Blues and jazz. Wine tasting from South Africa, Australia and France and more with Lisa Nelson after my superior massage with her. I have met organic farmers (twice a week at the big or little farmers market) and an herb grower and today, wait for it, an herbalist!
Lauren Pagano Steven, a blessed herbal connection in Sarasota!
Self-taught Lauren Pagano Steven, Urban Blossom Tea Co. appeared for her first Market and I felt the kinship we herbal folk do. The eyes meet, words spoken, and you fall into the deep well of knowingness. My peeps. I suggested she organize a class so I can return next month. Maybe return every winter for the duration. Maybe buy a house and set up practice in this sunny land. Maybe become a Snowbird. After all, my hair is white and this place is a vortex of amazing energy. My house sitters are incredible, Jeanny Preston, Rob, Galen, and Aiden Whitman keeping the energy at home high. Loving Luca and making sure all is well. Do I have two homes now? Hmm, may need an herbalist to take up residence in Marblehead, filling orders and seeing clients, loving Luca… any of my students interested? Winter in Massachusetts, Boston so close, 5 Corners to tempt your palette?
Margi at the Drum Circle Siesta Key
One thing I know for sure, the plants, our kin, have always led me. They will have their way! Intention and change for the highest good! Classes to begin in Sarasota soon. Want to join us?