Friday, October 26, 2007

Just 3 Minutes Per Day

I am continually amazed by the power of intention and prayer.

I remember several years ago trying to break some depression due to a failed relationship. I set the intention to be a channel of unconditional love and joy the next day... to be happy. The next morning I woke up having forgotten my prayer. I worked through the morning grogginess and suddenly found myself having a great day for no apparent reason. Then I remembered my prayers the night before.

A few weeks ago, I felt myself floundering and made a list of short term goals. Four were mundane about things to do in Rishikesh. One was to be a "meditative sadhu bliss shaman"... which carries a particular image I have of myself. I realized that of my five short term intentions, that was the one I had the most control over as the others related to things with other people. And furthermore, that if I achieved that one, nothing else would matter... everything would flow... or at least I would be blissful! The next day I found myself spontaneously triggered into a blissful and mystical state while I listened to a tedious ego based debate on enlightenment! Everyday since then I have found myself achieving a blissful mystical state at odd times as I go about my day. I remember to think about my intentions and pray a few moments a day, and oft times find myself forgetting the intentions... only to be grabbed by Spirit and put into the state as I roam about.

I've been trying to meditate more formally, yet find myself no expert. And often my attention span is short. And yet Spirit grabs me! The Universe supports my momentary prayers!

Just a few moments of remembering can trigger profound changes!

So I urge you to just take even a moment. Remember, prayer, ask for change or bliss or whatever you might like to BE!

I wish you enlightenment in the best sense of the word! May you be Blissful!

Forgiving Others by Seeing the God(dess) in Them

I have found when I am angry or frustrated with someone that if I try to see them as an expression... a channel of my highest spirit, then I can see the gift of their action and release the past.

For instance if someone I am dating stops seeing me, I can say to myself that there was a reason my Spirit kept them from continuing to see me. That my Spirit knows better than I what is right for me. Usually in hindsight, I can see why a relationship didn't work out.

Or perhaps Spirit sends someone to challenge me for me to learn to trust myself or assert myself.

You can take any person or situation in your life, and try to find why your Spirit might have given it to you... what is the lesson... the harvest?

DhamiBoo On Death


Know that it will almost surely happen! It is the one thing we can pretty well trust in life! Make friends with it!

Know that death is only in form. The Spirit lives on to choose another form when it wants to.

The cells live on as part of the Earth... transmuting into soil and plants.

You need not worry about karma because many have prayed for the release of karma for all sentient beings.

Know that you have a lot of choice in your death through your conscious and unconscious choices. Intend well! Set your intentions about how and when you would like to die. Ask Spirit to give you that or something better! When you find yourself worrying about death, remember your intentions!

The challenge in dealing with death of others is our attachment to dreams. It is the loss of the dream of future time together in the physical form that we are attached to. But the future is always a dream.

All we can really hope to experience is Love (unconditional). Send love, receive love!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

General Information About Reiki


Just for today,
let go of worry,
let go of anger,
live fully,
be kind,
and be thankful!


Reiki means Universal Life Force Energy and can also be thought of as Unconditional Love. Reiki is a traditional Japanese laying-of-hands technique. During a treatment, the Reiki practitioner channels Reiki energy through their hands into your body and aura. Your higher-self guides the energy where it is needed to balance energy fields, relieve stress, and facilitate healing to achieve highest possible good. Reiki can never do any harm; if it is unwanted, it just goes back to the earth. Reiki works simultaneously on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. My clients often report feeling as if they are in a warm, loving cocoon and a feeling of deep inner peace. Often they fall into a trance or dream-state having visions of what they are letting go of or clarity about changes they need to make in their life for healing. Healing is often instantaneous. Dr. Mikao Usui rediscovered Reiki in the late 1800's after receiving the Reiki energy in a vision quest. Reiki was given to him as an answer to his search for the healing secrets of the Ancients. Reiki mimics healing techniques from Tibet and Egypt, and is purported to be the same energy that Christ and Buddha used in laying of hands.

This informations excerpted from

Who can benefit from Reiki training?

Reiki is a useful tool for anyone interested in healing themselves or others. You can use it for fun, or professionally. Reiki combines well with other therapies. Doctors, nurses, chiropractors, massage therapists, sex workers, counselors, acupuncturists, etc have all combined Reiki successfully into their practices. Reiki can be used on plants and animals. Reiki also helps you gain awareness of subtle energies. Those interested in gaining such awareness find Reiki training helpful. Shamen, witches, sadhus, crystal healers, etc also find Reiki a useful tool in their practice.

Reiki training can benefit almost anyone interested in healing or energy awareness. It is as useful around the home for friends and family as it is professionally. Reiki can also be used as a form of meditation. The training activates your own self-healing as well as energy awareness and your ability to heal yourself and others.


Imagine having an upset stomach, putting your hand on it, feeling warmth and love permeate your stomach, and having the upset stomach heal! With Reiki, such miracles happen. By learning Reiki you develop the ability to channel Universal Life Force Energy (also known as Chi, Ki, Prana, Unconditional Love, etc...) through your hands to promote healing. Reiki attunements also increase your energy awareness--the ability to sense energies of people, plants, animals, houses, rocks, and more! This helps empower you by giving you sensory input to feed your intuition. Although Reiki is similar to other energy work modalities, and laying of hands techniques, I find the story of Reiki one of the more empowered stories to work within, and it's simplicity removes alot of ego and power dynamics.


I teach Reiki in three levels: Reiki I, II, and III. Each level activates your own self-healing and transformation as well as your ability to heal others and even plants and animals. Reiki works on physical, emotional, and karmic levels. I provide instruction manuals, certificates, training, attunements and ongoing support.

"Attunements" are initiations that allow you to channel the energy or strengthen your ability if you are completing levels II or III. The attunement also activates your own personal transformations according to your personal highest good.

In Reiki I, I activate your ability to channel Universal Life Force Energy and teach you the definition, history, and basic hand positions for a self-healing treatment or for working on another person.

In Reiki II, I teach you the sacred Reiki symbols which allow you to specifically address physical, emotional, or karmic healing, as well as do distance healings. Also, you will learn how to heal the aura or subtle energy field around the body.

Reiki III is the master/teacher's degree for those who are truly devoted to Reiki. You learn the master symbols as well as a symbol for spirit liberation specific to this lineage of Reiki. And you learn how teach Reiki and how to pass "attunements" to initiate others into Reiki.

I can teach you any level in 2 hours individually, in person. I occasionally offer group classes. Or, I can teach you via distance by sending you a manual (either via snail mail, or electronically) to read and going over any questions by phone, email, or mail. Then we pick a time for you to receive your "attunement" (the activation of your ability to channel Reiki energies). Since energy goes through time and space this is no problem.


Reiki I: Reiki I is a good staple tool for anyone. It will open you to knew ways of seeing and feeling so that you can help yourself and others heal. If you feel called to take Reiki I, by all means take it! Reiki II: Of course, you must have Reiki I before you can take Reiki II! If you have Reiki I and are using it regularly on yourself and/or others, then you are a likely candidate for Reiki II. My personal view, is that

Reiki II is the "professional" degree for those who wish to practice Reiki on others regularly. The ability to send Reiki by distance makes it a perfect supplement to any work with other people. I know psychiatrists and counselors who use Reiki II subtlely in their practices. Of course, massage therapists, acupunturists, psychic surgeons, and other healing arts practitioners can easily use Reiki in their practices. And, if you just like to use Reiki casually in your own life, Reiki II will certainly give you alot more empowerment.

Reiki III: Again, the prerequisite is Reiki II. Reiki III is for those who are truly devoted to Reiki as a practice in their own life and sincerely interested in teaching Reiki.

Personally, I listen to Spirit and each student's story to decide if they are ready to proceed to the next level. Some lineages say that one must wait a certain period of time between each attunement. Others teach all three levels to students over the course of a weekend. My own personal preference is to spread the attunements out. Each is a very special day and I believe in honoring each stage of your personal growth. That being said, there is an occasional student who is very used to working with energy and magic, and is willing and ready to take the attunements more rapidly.

My personal process was that I received a spontaneous attunement to be aware of and channel energies. About 6 weeks later I fell upon a Reiki I training at a gathering and that gave me a mental framework with which to view the energy I was feeling in my body. After my Reiki I training, I read every book I could find and Reiki and played with the Reiki energy every day. At the minimum, I gave myself a daily treatment, and I occasionally gave a friend a treatment as well. Over the next two months, I started informally incorporating Reiki into massage work I was doing. I started to do informal distance work based on what hints I could find in my reading. About that time, I found a local Reiki Master and received my Reiki II attunement. I figured I would wait a year before my Reiki III attunement. In the meantime, I used Reiki II almost every day in my erotic massage practice and also personally to work on myself and friends. I continued to read everything I could on Reiki and energywork. One day, about 4 months after my Reiki I attunement, and 2 months after my Reiki II attunement, I can home from the bicycle shop I worked at and felt energy buzzing throughout my body. I immediately sensed it was time for my Reiki III attunement. I called my local Reiki Master and got an appointment. In hindsight, the third attunement was just right, being a few days before I traveled back East to clean up the last of my belongings from my prior life as a horse farmer. I gave my first attunement by distance to my acupuncturist. And, within two weeks of my third attunement, I taught a Reiki I class to 13 students at a gathering.

This is an excerpt from

Reiki I Manual

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

My Gift: Free Reiki I Attunements from Now until 02Jan2008

To share my gratitude for Reiki and what it has done for me in my life, I offer this gift to anyone who wishes to receive it.

From now until 02Jan2008, anyone who wishes may study and receive a Reiki I attunement from me via distance. All you have to do is

(1) read and understand the Reiki I Manual, (2) receive the distance Reiki I attunement and feel the energy in your hands, (3) give yourself one full Reiki treatment, (5) give another person a full Reiki treatment (6) promise to giveyourself a Reiki treatment and work with Reiki energy every day for the next 21 days, (7) promise to use this wonderful gift on yourself and others to make life more enjoyable and fun, and (8) promise to drink plenty of water during the 21 day assimilation process and Reiki yourself and/or meditate to receive distance Reiki from DhamiBoo if any detox symtoms (emotional, physical, or spiritual) arrise.

You can read about Reiki at and find the Reiki I Manual at

You can find the same information posted below.

To receive the attunement (initiation) as per step 2 above, simply pick a time for yourself when you will be uninterrupted. Find a quiet play to sit or lay down to meditate with the intention of receiving the attunement. You will likely trance out a bit and feel energy in your body. Afterwards, your hands will start buzzing with Reiki energy. The attunement also works with your higher self and brings about great self-transformation in your life, bringing you into greater alignment with your higher spirit and path of highest good. There is no need to inform me about the time you choose to receive the attunement because the attunement goes through time and space and is already waiting for you to receive it.

If you want an electronic certificate, you can fill out the registration form (blog entry below) and email it to me. Because I am travelling, it may take me some time to email your certificate to you. If you do not require a certificate, just enjoy! If you do not wish to receive a certificate, there is no need to register.

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Reiki Registration



If you find this gift useful, you can leave a donation for DhamiBoo so you can enjoy the spirit of giving too. But it is not required! It’s a Gift!


I joyously affirm that I (1) have read and understand the Reiki I Manual, (2) received the distance Reiki I attunement and felt the energy in my hands, (3) have given myself one full Reiki treatment, and (5) have given another person a full Reiki treatment.

I promise to give myself and Reiki treatment and work with Reiki energy every day for 21 days. I promise to use this wonderful gift on myself and others to make life more enjoyable and fun! I promise to drink plenty of water during the 21 day assimilation process and Reiki myself and meditate to receive distance Reiki from DhamiBoo if any detox symtoms (emotional, physical, or spiritual) arrise.

The date I received the attunement and completed my Reiki I training is:


The name I would like to appear on my certificate is:


Monday, October 22, 2007

Reiki: Total Devotion and Enlightenment

Reiki is such a gift. It is such magic. It is so powerful when we totally embrace it.

A useful meditation from William Lee Rand is to do Reiki on yourself, with the following thought: "I surrender completely to the Reiki energy and the Source from which it comes."

Reiki is Divine and goes only to highest good. So there is no need for fear.

And if you realize that there is absolutely no reason you (if you are giving Reiki to yourself) or the person you are giving Reiki to ought not to be healed, whole, healthy, and blissful, then you will find Reiki miraculous! You will not limit your use of Reiki. Why should we hold onto Karma? Why should we hold onto limitations?

After my Reiki III attunement I went into three months of deep intestinal cleansing (i.e., diarrhea). I tried this and that. Finally, one night I said, "This is silly! I'm a Reiki Master and I've been helping other people heal themselves of all sorts of afflictions. I can heal THIS!" I put my hands on my belly and it grew all warm inside and I was done with the diarrhea!

Futher, when you bring Reiki into your meditation of life, keeping awareness of it as you go about your day, you discover universal Oneness. You walk down the street, perhaps chanting "Mother I feel you under my feet, Mother I feel your heartbeat, heya heya heya, ya heya heya ho, heya heya heya hey-ya ho!" (a chant I learned at a Rainbow gathering years ago). You feel the Reiki energy all around you. You realize that it pervades everything.

You realize that when you are angry at someone, the best thing to do is send them Reiki. What could be better than their own healing and "enlightenment"? You give it to yourself.

Reiki can be another form of meditation. It can be another way to tap into superconsciousness. It can be another way to tap into Oneness.

When you realize that Reiki aka Life Force aka Unconditional Love, you can see the world through total "bhakti" or devotion.

It's amazing!

Reiki is such a gift! I feel like everyone should have the gift of Reiki. To this end, I send you free distance Reiki energy right now! And I will shortly be announcing free Reiki I attunements for whoever wishes to receive them!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Kundalini: Aghora II Review

I just finished the book Kundalini: Aghora II by Robert E. Svoboda. Overall the books reads in a similar manner to Carlos Castanada's tales of Don Juan, except that Aghora is a Hindu tradition. Aghora carries similar traits to Don Juan's tradition in that it is a power-over rather than empowerment based tradition. It is fulls of rites and rituals that must be followed strictly under fear of mayhem and mishap. Aghora supposedly carries a very "left path" of Tantra in which rituals could employ what other traditions might consider abominations. One definition I read about says that feces and urine might be used ritually. I found no descriptions of such in this book. It talks alot about guru/disciple relationships and power trips to debase unruly egos.

I found the book a bit tedious in it's readability as it mainly records conversations with Aghora Master Vimalananda. Sticking with it, I found some interesting tales of supernatural powers and I gleaned some nice insights from the book:

The speed of thought is quicker than that of light. So that the creative force of our consciousness and intention is instant. Well, the book claims that only the thought of Rishis is that powerful. I think perhaps we are all capable of such powers with some study.

In sadhana (spiritual practice) there are two paths: jnana (my wish), and bhakti (thy wish). In jnana, one works with personal intention. In bhakti, one surrenders to God with pure devotion. According to the book, you must choose one path or the other. An example is given in which a manifestation of water is needed. The jnana shapeshifts and goes down a well to bring up water. The bhakti worships the world with such love that water bubbles up out of the well on it's own accord.

"A real sadhu says, 'Why should I bother about trying to establish something? If God wants me to have it I will have it.' This is the right attitude; it shows that the sadhu has full faith in his deity. Only if he has no faith will he try to collect money, or disciples, or whatever."

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Discernment Vs Judgment Vs Forgiveness

Discernment is about the Present. Judgment is a story that shackles the Future and Past. Forgiveness is about creating the Present and Future.

Discernment is saying, "You are overcharging me for that banana. I don't enjoy that. Please give me a reasonable price or I won't buy my banana here." Judgment is saying, "You always rip me off and cheat me." Forgiveness is allowing myself to be happy and abundant regardless of what I pay for the banana, and creating a space through communication and action for you to be honest and reasonable.

Bliss, Enlightenment, and Judgment

One of the questions in the TV interview that was proposed but wasn't asked on camera was: "What is enlightenment?"

I was thankful because I've never really formally studied the subject. I know that Buddhist's and Hindu's strive for it, that it's something about transcending the cycles of death and rebirth and suffering. But it's never been a quest of mine.

Yesterday I was in Rishikesh and happened in on a lively dialogue about attaining enlightenment and what people should and should not do to attain it. One one side was a lady who claimed to have been in an elightened state for 7 years. She said she glowed so much that people stared at her and cars crashed. She said she didn't eat for the period because she wasn't hungry. On the other side was a guy who is a whiz kid and went into the quantum physics side of trying to explain things. Their egos seemed to clash in an apparent disaggreement over whether one could actually achieve non-attachment and if so how. They seemed to be saying the same thing in different parables.

I was rather annoyed by the conversation because it seemed to be a clash of egos. And it seemed to be one of those intellectual conversations that was going way beyond direct experience, and an attempt to explain the unexplainable. Plus the two main conversationists, weren't very amenable to the other two of us adding our sense or experience. I did manage to get a lay definition of enlightenment of "extreme state of bliss." That I could relate to. In fact I feel like I've experienced alot of bliss that seemed to transcend the physical realms. The catalysts for such events have included just following my heart, ecstatic orgasisms, meditations, Reiki and other healing modalities, visits to spiritual sites, visits to nature, yoga, and probably a few other things I'm not remembering. There was a year or two after a Native American Ceremony where I prayed for being Unconditional Love and Empowerment and learning to shift realities and Sexually Transmitted Love and Joy as a reality for the whole world, that I was going out of my body a good ways and often feeling rebirthed into a state of ecstatic bliss.

Perhaps what I've claimed as my spiritual practice: Unconditional Love, Joy, Empowerment, Abundance, and Fun is some form of Enlightenment? Though I must admit that my reality does not see a need to end the cycle of death and rebirth; I feel like our Spirits choose to incarnate to have fun and experience things in the physical form. Because it's an empowered choice to be a person as opposed to float around in space as a spirit, or be a tree or ant or something... there's no need to "end a cycle". Just don't choose to be reborn again. And because I believe in true Forgiveness and the Mutability of all things... no karma traps.

The funny thing was as I sat in on this conversation, I suddenly felt an extreme state of bliss come over me. In fact as the woman talked about feeling the atman and it detachment from the body and physical realm, I felt myself leaving my body a bit! I had experienced this state before. Not so strongly for a while. It felt like an old familiar horse. I started to remember other ecstatic times. So I sat in a state of Bliss, while occasionally the woman looked at me and explained what I needed to do... the practices I needed to practice for long periods to get to nirvana! I laughed and said, "Well, I feel pretty damn good right now!" Their chatter went on and I wondered why they just didn't try to practice enlightenment rather than arguing about it. I tried to beam it out at them and even got everyone to take some deep breaths together before we parted.

My two friends went on about the woman laughing that they didn't really believe her and that she seemed to be a bag of wind. Today, they asked a friend who stayed on after we left what she said about us. He said she said she thought we were three guys trapped in fashion and full of hot air! I laughed at the mirrored judgment! And suggested we ought to just practice and keep our mouths shut!

Meanwhile last night my bliss kept on for hours. I decided to intend/pray to remain in bliss the rest of my life... perhaps a more tangible prayer than being a channel of unconditional love and joy. I looked at my hotel room full of stuff and saw how each item attached itself to a reality. A jacket meant I would depend on it rather than my own ability to ask my body to be warm (what the Buddhist's call Tumo, I think). How books on healing and spirituality implied that I couldn't just "look within" and/or have my own direct connection to Spirit. (I keep getting the message that I don't need to study any more but rather just practice what I know and trust my intuition). I made a retroactive prayer for all beings in all realms, sentient or otherwise to be enlightened to a state of bliss such as this or better. I thought perhaps that was even better then praying for healing which I sometimes think is just an ego thing of judgment that creates a need for sick people.

I remembered the day before when I tried an excercise in a meditation book where you write out "What is the way you want to Be now? (purpose, meaning, short and long term): I had set the intention to Be this vision I had of myself as a "meditative sadhu bliss shaman". I wondered if that was why I had suddenly jumped into this state of being during the conversation? was it a silent prayer for me from the conversationists?

I laughed and smiled through my whole body. I prayed this for everyone! I pray this for you! So far I have been keeping pretty well in it for over 24 hours... I'll keep you posted!

Unconditional Love: Short and Sweet

I was interviewed in Rishikesh a few days ago for a Ukrainian TV broadcast about Spirituality in India. One of the questions I was asked was to define Love ... which stumped me because I usually only think in terms of Unconditional Love... so I stumbled and said Love is a vibration. My mind clicked in about 6 hours later long after the fact and recalled that I've written and thought much about Unconditional Love and I came up with a new short and sweet definition:

Love: seeing the Divinity in something or someone.

Unconditional Love: acknowledging and/or believing in the Divinity in something or someone even when you can't see it.

Loving ourselves is about seeing and/or acknowledging our own Divinity.

Divinity is merely acknowledging that we are all a part of creation... you can insert God's or Goddess' creation if that is how you see the world. You can also insert other words such as beauty in place of Divinity.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Trading Glances, Trading Stones


In Sarnath, a village near Varanasi where Buddha gave his first sermon, I wandered by a street vendor peddling souvenirs. He had a clay Buddha sculputure which I'd seen before. I'd been offered these sculptures for anywhere from 10rs to 10 US Dollars. The peddler offered me one at 5rs. Really unbelievably cheap. That's only about 0.40 USD. I purchased one. Then immediately wondered why I had purchased it. My bag is heavy enough. And this is a relatively heavy and bulky thing. I carried it back to my room. A day later I was playing mind games with myself stressing over the decision of going to Ladakh even though the season was late, or just going to Uttarkhand which was closer. Ladakh had been the reason I thought I was returning to India, and I had procrastinated the summer away. I found the Buddha scuplture in my bag and pulled it out to put it on my altar. As soon as I held it, I felt the energy of the Boddhi Tree in Bodhgaya! My body vibrated with energy. I was amazed as I hadn't consciously charged this cheap clay sculpture. But my Spirit had! It jarred me back to Reality and out of my headspin. I enjoyed some nice meditations with it! Even though it is heavy, I haven't parsed it out of my heavy backpack. I know I will at some point... it will have a better home with someone I meet. But for now, I'm savouring it!


On the train from Varanasi to Rishikesh about a month ago, the train car was virtually empty. An Isreali couple and I made up the foreign component. A swami sat in the next compartment within eyesight.

My journey to Rishikesh was to see about doing some Reiki with a student of mine. I hadn't done much Reiki in months. The Israeli lady came over and sat down and said she was ill... stomach cramps. I told her that I didn't have any medicines, but that I could do some Reiki. To my surprise, she said she was familiar with Reiki and would appreciate some. So I pulled out some of my stones and crystals and went to work on her for about 5-10 minutes. I had the white stone gifted to me in Sikkim that was supposed to be good for stomach pain. I had the woman hold it in her hand while I did Reiki on her. Her cramps went away. I loaned her the stone, a crystal, and the magic Buddha carving for the afternoon.

After I finished doing Reiki, I returned to my seat. I noticed the Swami looking over at me. I sensed that he had felt the energy moving around when I did the Reiki. Our eyes met and we held our gaze for several minutes and exchanged unconditional love. The Israeli couple and I ended up traveling with the Swami from Haridwar to Rishikesh together. I found the Swami to be one of the most centered loving beings I had ever met. He said he'd worked high up in the government until seven years ago. Then he became a Swami.. a Sadhu ... devoting his life to Spirit. He was slim and in good shape now. He said before he "dropped out" and started some kundalini yoga he was fat. He said the government still wanted him to come back to work. But he would not "go back". He said if we ever needed any help to call him... he still had valuable connections. It was a treat to meet such an amazing man.


As you may remember, one of the Bethehem Grid Crystals I carried from the US went to a fellow in Thailand. He'd given me some local Thai stones in return. The larger of these I charged with "the Grid" and figured I would anchor someplace in India. Turned out that Bodhgaya was where it wanted to call home. I put it in a small stupa at the Main Temple in view of the Boddhi Tree where Buddha became enlightened... to add the Christ consciousness of empowerment and unconditional love into the energy vortex there. I expect it will help the surrounding communities in Bihar as well as all the visitors to the Boddhi Tree.

I still had a large quartz crystal charged with "the Grid" that I knew would tell me where to anchor it. When I got to Rishikesh, I soon felt that the crystal wanted to be anchored in Shiva's Hump in Kedarnath... a Hindu pilgrimage site near one of the sources of the Holy Ganga. To my mind, putting the lingam shaped crystal in the hump made some sexual sense. I had visions of an ass shaped rock in Kedarnath where it would go. I blessed the crystal with my most sacred juices. Left handed Tantra, I suspect.

I set off to Kedarnath with this Holy purpose in mind, to plant the crystal there. Kedarnath is a healthy high altitude trek. I decided to rest one night part way up the climb. I settled into a dormitory by myself, only to be disturbed by a family caught in the rainy evening. I fell asleep nonetheless, only to be awakened by the son tapping on my shoulder to see if I knew how to give injections. I looked over and saw the father gasping into an oxygen mask. I soon learned that he was a kidney patient and his lungs were congested. I had no needle skills to offer but gave him Reiki, until a local doctor arrived and spent 1.5 hours trying to find a vein to inject... unsuccessfully. After he left, I gave the man some more Reiki and had him hold the crystal charged with "the Grid". He seemed to appreciate it and feel positive effects. I let him hold the crystal over night. In the morning I broke some small pieces off the crystal to use for anchors in my journeys and left the larger chunk with the man. Somehow the crystal was called to be with him. I'm curious to know what it will do for him and his life! But I expect I will never know what magic it had in store for him.

One of the pieces I discreetly dropped into the stone hump inside the Hindu temple atop Kedarnath while the Hindu priest looked longingly at me, wishing to sell me a ritual. It wasn't nearly as magical an experience as I expected. I later laughed at my expectations, and rejoiced in the magic of how the crystal tricked me to bringing it to the kidney patient!


Above Kedarnath, which lays in a high valley (over 3000 m... 12,000 ft or so if I remember correctly), is a glacial lake where Ghandhi ashes were spread... or attempted to be spread. A traveller told me of a book about the matter written by a guy who was there witnessing the event. The wind kicked up and blew Gandhi's ashes in his face and created quite a stir in his life. It was funny to find myself at this lake above Kedarnath several months after hearing the story. Rain came down hard. Some sleet even at the high elevation. I nearly turned back before I reached the lake. A group of Indians trudged past me and so I perservered and followed them. To my glee, it turned out I only 10 minutes away from the lake. The fog, or rather cloud that was laying on the mountain was thick. And I could barely see a small portion of the greenish lake maybe 30 feet below me in glacial till. I made my prayers witha piece of the Grid Crystal and tossed it into the lake to charge the water/ley lines with The Grid.

Out of the fog came a Hindu monk from Bangledesh. He said he'd hiked over from Tapovan near Gangotri, the main source of the Ganga. I didn't think much of it. I'd met a fully loaded backpacker earlier that day who'd done the same thing. I'd also met a Sikh man, who had done the same with guide and porter. I figured the monks guides were somewhere in the mist. The monk waited as I visited a cairn and finished my business. I was a bit dismayed to have my enjoyable solitude disrupted, and my pace slowed down abit... I intended to get off the mountain quickly.

I picked up a stone that caught my eye... charged with Gandhi Tal Energy! And walked down the mountain with this monk. I ended up walking too much in fact... trying to get all the way down the mountain in one day, after week's of no hill climbing. By the time we reached Gaurikund my legs and knees especially were in pain. I wasn't very good company. The monk bent my ear telling me how wonderful meditation was... you could simply concentrate on a pain and it would go away. I tried. I couldn't do it. My knees screamed at me. The monk went to an ashram. I crashed in a guest house.

I lay down that night thoroughly depressed, in pain, wanting to go home wherever that was! I had just discovered the joy of hiking and walking barefoot and feeling "the Mother" under my feet, only to have my knees and their pain take it away from me. I tried to Reiki myself. My mind was focused on failure and thinking of how I'd have to abandon my other plans for treks in the region. I started to feel congestion and thought I was catching a cold. Then I had the remembrance of the "detox" paradigm... of course my body was shedding some toxins from my lungs and sinuses... it was the most excercise I'd gotten in a while. I didn't have to let my consciousness hypnotize me into a "cold". I picked up the stone from Ghandi Tal without much thought. The vibrations of the stone reverberated through my body! I soon started remembering the other times I had healed my knees through magic/intention/energywork!

I stayed there two days getting the best rest and sleep I've had in months... maybe years. Traveling can be hard for sleep. Different places, different energies, different noises. Staying with people can bring different expectations. I spent hours laying in my room both resting and being in some sort of trance state with past experiences from my life flashing through my mind's eye. I enjoyed the public hot springs. Within a day I was walking pretty well and feeling little pain.

Four days later I started my ascent to Hemkund (4340 m) and felt a vestige of pain in my left knee. I started chanting the Sikh chant "Ik Ongkar Sat Nam Siri Wahe Guru" and within two hours there was no longer a trace of pain. I spent 4 days trekking up that mountain and exploring the Valley of Flowers. The vibrations of joy from that valley and also the sacred lake of Hemkund (the 10th Sikh guru allegedly meditated there) were amazing!!!!