Love and Tell the Truth August 7th, 2013 by Cherie Ray

photo (6)Recently, I had the good blessing to meet Ram Das.  I was in Maui for my Master Integral Coach Training with Alan Cohen and Alan arranged for us to spend a morning at Ram Das’ home.  We were told we were going on a field trip and the destination was going to be a surprise.  We were given hand written driving instructions.  When I pulled into the driveway, a big smile came to me when I read the license plate frame on the car in front of me.  It said, “I’d rather be here now.”  I said, me too!  It was real, we were going to meet with Ram Das.  We were welcomed into his home as if we were long-awaited welcomed guests.

There are so many things I would like to share with you about this experience.  Here are just a few.

His heart was so clear that his eyes sparkled like glitter.  When he described meeting his teacher , Neem Karoli Baba, he described the feeling of experiencing unconditional love for the first time.  As he connected to his experience, through the telling of his story, he began to weep as if it happened yesterday.  His heart was still so touched by his experience.

His teacher told him to always love everybody and to tell the Truth.  He admitted this was not an easy assignment but he would do his best.    It sounds so simple but also an assignment with a lifetime to complete.

One of the ways he practices to always love everybody is to put a persons photo or name on his altar and pray to love them.  He said there have been many people that have had a place on his altar for extended periods time.  I thought this was a wonderful idea.  What higher intention could we offer but to love those we don’t understand or find challenging?  The whole idea suggests relaxation instead of conflict.  I’ll take more of that any day!

altarWhen we had finished our time together he offered a prayer to us that I would like to share with you.  “May you see yourselves as souls.  May you all remain in the moment.  May you all swim in the ocean of love.  Yeah!”

It was a great experience that I continue to integrate.  To feel abundant and generous love is nourishing on many levels.

 

 

That was fun! April 21st, 2011 by Cherie Ray

Creating pottery at Foelber Pottery.  I love the earthly feel of playing with clay and the hypnotic joy of playing with FIRE! 

Rice Gallery March 12th, 2010 by Cherie Ray

If you get a chance head over to Rice Gallery at Rice University to see the exhibit by El Anatsui, Gli (Wall).

www.ricegallery.org

I love art that offers an experience!

The National Museum of Funeral History October 23rd, 2009 by Cherie Ray

This is a very interesting museum. A wide variety of exhibits makes this an unusual but highly enjoyable Artist Date.skullheart

Check’em out:
415 Barren Springs Street
Houston, TX 77090
281-876-3063

http://www.nmfh.org/

University of Thomas Labyrinth October 22nd, 2009 by Cherie Ray

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The University of St. Thomas has one of the most beautiful labyrinths I’ve seen. It incorporates water, roses and the gift of being outdoors. It’s a serene place to be in comtemplation.

It’s easy to park near the Rothko Chapel and walk a couple of short blocks to the labyrinth.

Forbidden Gardens October 20th, 2009 by Cherie Ray

This is a great Artist’s Date just west Houston, TX on Interstate 10 in Katy. It’s an amazing exhibit with plenty of benches for resting, sketching and absorbing this incredible fete.

What are some of your favorite Artist’s Dates? I would love to hear your ideas………genbanner021

www.forbidden-gardens.com
23500 Franz Rd
Katy, TX 77493-2703
(281) 347-8000

Check out the amazing work of Anado McLauchlin. August 31st, 2009 by Cherie Ray

dsc01697dsc017031dsc017001dsc017071dsc017111If you’re traveling south to Mexico I suggest you make a stop to see the amazing work of Anado McLauchlin. His magic, his work, his talents, his creativity are everywhere in the oasis he has created outside San Miguel de Allende.
Thank you, Anado for opening your home!

Yeah! It’s Sunday Morning…… August 30th, 2009 by Cherie Ray

image502185gOne of my favorite things in the world is waking up on Sunday morning and watching The CBS Sunday Morning Show. Why? Because it brings a sense of relaxation and exploration without needing to put on my shoes. Each week they feature a Creative person showing what they love to create or they feature the works of those who created before us.

I love hearing about each Creative’s process.

Take a Fragrance Walk May 8th, 2009 by Cherie Ray

The Hermann Park Rose Garden (Houston, TX) is a treat for your
senses. The roses are blooming, there are
benches in the shade to make reading and
writing a pleasure.hermannpark  Not in Houston?  Discover a Fragrance Walk near You.