Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Email Offerings...

I receive many interesting items into my inbox on a daily basis and I thought I’d share three of the recent most yummy items...

1. 25 Statements to Happiness, sent to me by ‘Shanel’.
I’ve never seen these statements before, set out like this – I think they’re beautiful. They also happen to accurately sum up the way I see life, so I’m delighted to share them:


1. Most of the time, I have a great time!
2. I am content with my professional career.
3. I listen to my inner feelings and let them guide me.
4. Every day, I laugh and smile a lot.
5. I rarely become annoyed or angry.
6. People in general like me and my company.
7. I don’t get easily afraid of anything.
8. I rarely feel stressed out.
9. I adapt easily to changing circumstances.
10. I don’t feel the need to compete with anybody.
11. My life is a great adventure and so much fun!
12. I don’t spend much time worrying.
13. The world is beautiful and full of opportunities.
14. I sleep very well at night and wake up refreshed.
15. I usually focus on the solutions and not the problems.
16. I feel relaxed most of the time.
17. I know my abilities and feel confident most of the time.
18. I feel mostly fine, even when I’m alone.
19. I have no regrets over past mistakes.
20. To me, arguments are a waste of time.
21. I’m always open to new ideas and concepts in my life.
22. I live the way I choose and I let others do that, too.
23. I don’t blame or intimidate others to get what I want.
24. If I’m not happy about something, I take the initiative to change it.
25. I like myself the way I am.

I hope you enjoyed those and that lots of them resonate for you too – or if not, that you might perhaps take steps onwards to gradually incorporating more of these ways of being into your daily rhythms, for more jooooooooyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :)

on May the 6th I had:

1.5 quarts water
water of 2 young coconuts with a glass of green juice
large fresh papaya with a bowl of banana ice cream and a sprinkling of bee pollen. ‘Cayenne cooler’ drink on the side...
1 quart water
shot of gotacala juice with glass of celery/carrot juice
bowl of blended yum: banana, coconut meat, spirulina, with karengo seaweed on the side
1.5 quarts water

2. Next up is yesterday’s daily email from Brian at – as I’ve mentioned more than once, I LOVE these free daily inspirational offerings and this one on ‘Regaining Your Balance’ really spoke to me:

“Here’s an exercise I often use to capture the importance of having a clear intention to regain our balance:

Stand up. Put your arms straight out. Make sure you’re in an area that’s big enough so you can spin around. Alright. Now, spin. Give yourself a good 5-10-15 spins. Whatever it takes to get you a little off-balance. Alright. Now once you get there, I want you to stop spinning. Then, I want you to do two different things:

First, I want you to put your hands together like you’re praying and stare at your finger tips—it brings you back to balance AMAZINGLY quickly. Then, I want you to quit staring at your fingertips and instead I want you to look all around you—up, down, far away, to the right, to the left…just look everywhere. Notice how that makes you feel. If you’re like me, it probably makes you feel nauseous.

For me, this is a perfect metaphor for having a clear intention in our life. When things get stressful (i.e., we’re “spun around”), we have a couple of options: we can look all around us to get a sense of perspective (which usually leads to more confusion/nausea); or, we can focus on what we know to be true, what our intention in life is, what the purpose of that experience is, etc.—that clarity brings us back to balance as quickly as staring at our fingertips.

So, the next time you’re spinning—have a clear intention: know that your highest intention is to grow as a more enlightened, loving, balanced, growth-oriented human being (or whatever it is for you) and come back to that to re-gain your balance.

Try it out! Methinks you’ll dig it.”

This spoke so much to me, as spinning like this is smthg I do every morning anyway, as the first of the 5 Tibetan Rites, so I can totally relate to this analogy – LOVE it, thanks Brian :)

on May the 7th I had:

1 quart water
mug of lemongrass tea
glass of carrot/celery juice, glass of green juice and water of 2 young coconuts
big bowl of banana/mango raw ice cream with bee pollen
1 quart water
a few durian pods, 4 mangosteen, 8 rambutan
2 cups water
shot of gotacala juice, water of one young coconut
6 rambutan
1 quart water

3. Finally, here is an email request for some help with 'digs and gigs' from some very talented musicians from the Auroville Community in India who have been invited to play at 2 huge festivals in the UK (Sunrise and Glastonbury) and are looking for some suggestions/assistance with accommodation and extra gigs. They are the people who made the ‘Tat Tvam Asi’ album that I listened to pretty much on loop while writing Raw Emotions and which we have for sale in the RawReform Store:

“The band is called Emergence. You can listen to samples of their music here:
The band plays its own brand of Acoustic Indo-Pop and this is their first UK appearance as a band, although as individuals most have international experience. They have an invitation to the UK to play at the prestigious music festivals, Sunrise and Glastonbury, at the end of May and the end of June respectively.

These festivals, while being an incredible chance for them to play their music, is also an opportunity for them to share some of their experience and inspiration.

They are living diverse life styles. On the one hand they are devoted farmers and environmentalists and on the other hand serious musicians trying to bring their music to another level. It is ok to be a farmer and a serious musician. It is even great! this diversity is rich and inspiring! Emergence going to UK and playing at these shows is not just about a band going abroad and doing some music. It is about people who ACTUALLY live on the land, close to nature, who have something valuable to say.

Krishna lives in Auroville on a farm called Solitude -
Solitude is a farm based community which has been producing crops on a small scale and growing it's own food, including oil seeds, dhals, rice, millets, vegetables and fruits, working towards self sufficiency for the past 12 years.

The farm is also a market farm, supplying a wide array of fruits and vegetables to the local population. The crops they have chosen to grow include indigenous grains, gourds, beans and fruits. These fruits, vegetables and millets have mostly disappeared from peoples diets ever since the Green Revolution and our home style organic restaurant supports the re-popularisation of these foods.
Here are some sites that you can look at about Solitude:

If you are in the UK and think you may know of somewhere the band members could either stay, put on a gig, or give presentations about their incredible farm work, in the month of June, please feel free to email me at and I can put y’all in touch. I think they'd be fabulous guests to enjoy the company of - wow, all that natural gardening wisdom and musical mastery rolled into one - if I lived somewhere, I'd invite them over ;)

One love,
Angela. xxx

1 comment:

  1. I'm sitting here blissed out and listening to Emergence. 'Who You Are' is one cool tune.