2023 sees us opening to many changes great & small. Certainly the changes that have developed since the pandemic have had us all in a challenging whirl, not to mention the uncertain developments in climate and government, globally. With many choices available as to how to spend our down time, here are some of the offerings in San Diego that I have enjoyed this past year.
From previous posts, the acknowledgement of San Diego as the choice for my retirement has been a blessing. To all of you who have helped with this possibility, I am forever grateful! Please remember to see the beauty that surrounds us.
It is surprising to me that many people have never heard of the gorgeous National Parks in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, those south of Yosemite National Park. Yosemite of course is extremely famous for the wonderful views that are so often photographed as you enter that Park. 112 miles south of Yosemite are the National Parks, King’s Canyon and Sequoia. I highly encourage those of you who have not yet experienced these Parks to put them on your bucket lists.
In the National Forest lying between the two Parks is a very special Retreat facility, Camp Far Horizons. The Theosophical Society was granted a 99 year lease of this property in the 1950’s. Continuing to operate five months of the year, the Camp is without electricity or constant wireless connectivity, thus their promo “Disconnect to Reconnect”. My friend El Larson and I were happy to return to Far Horizons this year as a “Rewind” of our 2021 Retreat. We were excited and pleased to meet new faces and welcome returning students.
Our schedule included Ashtanga based yoga, chair yoga, pranayama, philosophy study, and evening Sound Bath Meditations. The 3 meals a day (inclusive) offered exceptional vegetarian/vegan cuisine. No instant camp food! The camaraderie of the group has left us with wonderful memories and nurtured new friendships. Many thanks to everyone involved; staff, volunteers, and retreatants. Please click on the photos for a larger view.
Wishing to you All beautiful closing months in this current growth filled year, 2022.
We are hurtling towards September and all that brings: harvest season, back to school, and in some latitudes, leaves beginning to turn. 2020 thus far has been a year of great challenges and there appears to be no end in sight. It is by challenges that we grow, learn, and hopefully evolve. Let us all work together as humankind to rise to these challenges with courage and compassion.
Much to reflect on concerning the Covid 19 pandemic, there are still so many questions????? Personally I think Mother Nature Earth is giving humanity an extreme wake up call. Blessings and Love to all who have been so seriously affected by the ensuing tragedies. Can we remember to “Let Love Rule” in the face of such adversity?
Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks sit in the middle of CA due east of Fresno in the Sierra Nevada Mtns. Recently I journeyed to these parks to help at a Retreat Center in its preparation for the coming months with a bit of yearly maintenance. The following photos give a glimpse of some of the spectacular offerings of these parks. Since my phone camera is not the best, I can honestly say these photos do not give justice to the views. Please make the time to see these Parks for yourself! You can click on the photos for a full view.
Do Stay Safe and Trust, in the Love in your Heart. Namaste