My involvement in Nepal (now 18 years!) has truly informed me how much education makes a difference - to individuals, their community and the entire country. Education and skills training empowers a person and is in my opinion one of the main pillars to alleviate poverty in our world. I do think we can take it for granted in our western countries how much we have available to our children and youth! Being involved with schools here in Nepal and being part of the support to evolve them into facilities that can provide a range of education and skills has been enlightening and heart touching.
It has just come out in the science/health news these past weeks that teenagers/adolescents are determined to be from 10-24 instead of 10-19.
In the past few weeks, science and health news has reported that the teen/adolescent years – once thought to be from age 10 to 19 – are now considered from 10 to 24.This news is deeply confirming for me, as I have long felt and intuited that we are still developing our cognitive and emotional maturity in our early 20s. Personally, I would put the age up even further, to 27 or 28.
I found myself sitting quietly in the forest at sunrise 2018 reflecting on the gifts, the opportunities, the potential of this year ahead – a practice that I like to do each year. I find it helps to become aware of the openings and to highlight what I may step into, of what may be of support for this year 2018. (to listen to my voice recording scroll to end)
As I tune in this morning I get a reminder of patience – that things may not happen as fast or in the direction that I may wish or want. Yet if I give space, allow myself to relax and even literally to sit down, feel the air on my skin, hear the sounds around me, feel my breath in my body – to really feel my-self – then I may gain greater wisdom to deal with the problems and obstacles that may present on the path ahead.
Give a Gift of Giving - that Keeps On Giving!
Wishing everyone a delightfully lovely & relaxed Christmas!
For many of us, as this Holiday season unfolds, we enter the season of giving and receiving. I personally experience giving as a gift of receiving. As I give of my time, energy or money I enjoy seeing others gain benefit – creating a round circle of giving and receiving. Therefore I heartfully invite all my friends and family to give generously this season and enjoy the benefits of doing so! And, I can highlight my own social welfare projects in Nepal as a good option for gifting! Perhaps share of your own abundance to benefit others
Hello dear Satori friends …
Satori time is coming closer once again ... December 10-16th once again at Sangsurya - in case you feel inspired to join or feel to encourage a friend to participate the details can be found on my webpage:
Some of you have already confirmed you are coming, great! If you are planning to join but have not yet let us know in reality, then please be in touch directly by emailing Josie at firstname.lastname@example.org – it helps with the planning and organizing, making it easier and smoother for everyone.
21 years ago I fell in love - with the country, people and culture of Nepal It continues to be an amazing, growing, deepening and empowering journey! The last two years have been especially an exponential experience of growth since enduring the massive earthquake alongside my Nepali friends and families. Please enjoy to read this news update I compiled where I share some of the complexities and achievements in the past two years. I am so appreciative of the many people who are part of my life & journey - love is indeed a shared experience! ♥
Our ability to laugh, play and connect with each other and our surroundings is a natural gift that allows our bodies to be healthier, our mind to relax, our creative spirit to engage and our hearts to be happier There is immense value in literally laughing out loud till your belly hurts – the healthy endorphins released wonderfully naturally counter the daily stresses that we tend to accumulate and automatically hold onto. Even in difficult and imprisoned (physical and mentally) situations we can find freedom when we allow it ... this short video is a lovely reminder to play, enjoy and laugh...
Good morning 2017, I wonder what this year will be?
I was contemplating this question as I sat this New Years early morning in one of my most favourite places in the world, the Whian forest - a magical place - full of so much diversity. When I am in Nature it is always a reminder to me about the complexity of Life and the wholeness of Life. Sitting in amongst the decay, the broken branches and uprooted trees and yet all about me is new growth, new life coexisting with death. This could be a metaphor for 2017. Many people faced challenges and difficulties 2016 (and previous years!) so perhaps our outlook for 2017 can be one of inclusion. Including that there are challenges and difficulties - we can't deny them anyway!
Thank you for those who reached out to ask if I was safe after the heartbreaking event in Berlin (Dec 19th) - I was not in Berlin at the time but in Australia far from the current event physically yet close in my heart to all these who maybe feeling distress, sadness and fear right now. I deeply feel for those who are directly affected and share my heartfelt love & care & simply holding "you"
Hello dear friends,
Satori time in Byron bay, Australia is coming closer once again, Dec 3-9th held at Sangsurya Retreat centre - in case you feel inspired to join or feel to encourage a friend to participate the details can be found at:
Or request further information by email: email@example.com
Sept 10-12 in Brussels a wonderful collection of wise elders, visionaries, artists, scientists and the Dalai Lama came together to discuss the theme of "Power and Care" from various perspectives with the intention to bring these dialogues into our general awareness and discussions. The event was inspired by Dr Tania Singer, an inspiring and innovative scientist as well a heartful woman making a difference in the world – someone I am happy to call a friend! The discussions are in the format of a panel, each with a theme. It is quite some hours but worthwhile to truly receive the variety of insights and wise commentaries.
Alan Steinfeld interviewing Bruce Lipton, who shares some powerful insights/understandings that have the potential to be life changing. I resonate with much of Bruce Lipton's views and I love Alan's insightful questions. I do feel that having material like this can indeed help us all to think a bit outside our normal conditioned beliefs and that can be wholesomely healthier for all of us!
News Update from Kira Kay, August 2016
Deutsch Version hier: http://eepurl.com/cayABr
I happened across something surprising this morning – my local news provider now has a dedicated segment for “good news,” news that is uplifting, news about people inspiring, supporting and helping other people. I would love that this would be our “main” news and that we would have much smaller sections of what is currently our main news – dedicated news of war, murders and misfortune that incites fear, mistrust and anxiety. What might our world be like if this was turned around? If good news dominated our airwaves, TVs and the internet?
Most of us are uplifted when we hear or see something positive happening in our community. I am fortunate to come across numerous examples on a regular basis and I share a few real life happenings that have been in my world for various reasons this past week. Perhaps they inspire or touch your heart and generate a smile – or maybe even encourage you to share your own uplifting stories and experiences?! Boyan Slat as a teenager wowed the world with his ideas of how to clean up the oceans of plastic.
Kira Kay nimmt mehr wahr als andere Menschen. Durch ihren besonderen Zugang zu einem übergeordneten, ganzheitlichen Wissen unterstützt sie weltweit Menschen und Organisationen, Zusammenhänge und Sinnlinien wahrzunehmen und zu verstehen. Unter anderem ist sie Mitglied im Visionsrat des ZEGG und hilft dieser Gemeinschaft, ihrem evolutionären Impuls zu folgen und ihr Potenzial optimal für die Welt einzusetzen.
Almut Groeger sprach mit Kira Kay über ihr Verständnis von Spiritualität und Gemeinschaft.
Watching the sun rise this morning I was reminded once again how ordinarily profound it is that we have the gift of a new day - every day! A fresh day to be. I bathed in one of my favorite scared spots in the nature just after sunrise feeling the refreshing cool waters wash over my skin, another simple reminder - of how good water feels. Sitting quietly afterwards hearing the alive stillness of the forest around, feeling grace & peace - I sincerely wish 2016 to bath all of us in new beginnings and may each of us have many moments to reflect & remember to 'be' and perhaps in that alive stillness hear our heart's messages that allow our lives to flow naturally into grace & peace.
I often wonder the world would be like if each one of us listened to our heart, our inner wisdom, and truly gave of ourselves to each other and the world around us. A world where giving is about supporting & empowering of others and not about status or accumulation of more 'stuff' – where the giver feels so incredibly given to by giving!
I dedicate this post to all my Nepali Friends & Family who have opened my heart and mind with your smiles & innocent resilence heart emoticon heart emoticon heart emoticon
One (of the many!) things I enjoy when I am in Nepal is the smiles – they are not automatic responses but alive, gorgeously unique movies that start with the eyes. A twinkle of recognition that you have ‘met’ followed by the whole face coming alive in warmth and openness – even if you are simply passing strangers in the street. These smiles - from children, elders and everyone in between - never fail to uplift my day and add a spring to my step.