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Seeking My Guru

 I've been on the pilgrimage for two months now and am nearing the event that I was motivated to do this for:  Initiation by my guru.


Here is my personal article about the journey and what I have found:

A Living Experience

Travel Blog URL


Today is the day, now is the moment. I'm at Julia's to post this and then Brian and I are heading to Wilhoit to camp for a night before I stick my thumb out. Here is the url for the travel blog. I will no longer be updated this blog regularly.

A Living Experience

I'd like to thank everyone for helping with support, love, prayers, and guidance. 

Thank you, again, to my many sponsors:
Heather Kozan - camera
Brian Albing - assistance/monetary
RayRay - assistance running errands
Norsy & Family - monetary/supplies
Josh Griswald - monetary/supplies
Erika Martin - monetary
Justin Baker - supplies
Merideth Seppanen - monetary
Esther Groves - monetary/supplies
Mathew Patterson - monetary
Timothy Burke - monetary
Cynthia Hall - monetary
Josh Griswald - monetary
Joshua Wilson - supplies
Brenda Enders - monetary/supplies
Andi - for the sigils
Mom - for the heart necklace, your beauty, and your grace
Dad - for the medicine pouch
Thank you to Wheelz and Mat for taking my pets
and to all my friends - for encouragement, patience, and love

 
 
If anyone got left out of this list, please know it's not for lack of appreciation but for the hectic nature of the day as I try to get out of town.  Thank you, everyone!!!
Snout!

Om namah Sivaya
Om Shakit Ma
Om

Potlock Tomorrow

Potluck Tomorrow: IMPORTANT

Friends, please be sure to bring your own utensils and dinner-ware. Bowls are preferable to plates as they will hold soups or other foods.

Potlock starts at 8:15pm tomorrow (October 6th) at Kiwanis Park.

Hope to see you there!

Love You All,
Starlyn

Three Day Left

Three days left after today to finish tying up loose ends, get my gear, and get outta here! Still seeking donations for a cold-weather mummy sack (type of sleeping bag). All donations are received with gratitude and the intention to use these resources to further my development in the effort to help others on the path. Thank you so much!





Thank you, gracious sponsors:
Erika Martin - monetary
Justin Baker - supplies
Merideth Seppanen - monetary
Esther Groves - monetary
Mathew Patterson - monetary
Timothy Burke - monetary
Cynthia Hall - monetary
Josh Griswald - monetary
Joshua Wilson - supplies
Brenda Enders - supplies
Andi - for the sigils
Mom - for the heart necklace, your beauty, and your grace
Dad - for the medicine pouch
Thank you to Wheelz and Mat for taking my pets
and to all my friends - for encouragement, patience, and love
 
 

Yoga In the Park

Last Yoga In the Park with Starlyn, before I go off to be a sadhu for a while...
Date: Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
Time: 6:00pm {BE THERE 15 MINUTES EARLY, no straglers please}
Location: Kiwanis Park, near the water. Follow the smell of nagchampa and the sound of the bell.
If you cannot make it to yoga there is a pot-luck at the same day/location at 8:15pm.
What to bring: water & yoga mat. Raw food or cooked vegetarian food for pot-luck later.
If you have an extra mat, please bring and share with others who may not have one.
What to expect:  breathing exercises, sanskrit invocation, gentle warm-up, vinyasa, extended svasana with guided meditation, and closing chants for well-being.
Who may come:  ALL are welcome to attend.  You too, Buddhist. 
Yoga


 





Seven days until I leave the city.  Am seeking donations to prepare for a very minimalistic spiritual quest that will take me up into the Northwest. Thank you.
 

Progress Update

Purchased necessary gear last night at REI...
10 liter dry-compression sack
20 liter dry-compression sack
water proof bivi sack for putting sleeping bag into
 (cost = $180) 

Thank you, gracious sponsors:
Justin Baker - supplies
Merideth Seppanen - monetary
Esther Groves - monetary
Mathew Patterson - monetary
Timothy Burke - monetary
Cynthia Hall - monetary
Josh Griswald - monetary
Joshua Wilson - supplies
Brenda Enders - supplies
Andi - for the sigils
Mom - for the heart necklace
Thank you to Wheelz and Mat for taking my pets
and to all my friends - for encouragement, patience, and love




The supplies from REI are necessary but ate up approximately 3/4s of my funds.  I have about $80 left to finish equipping myself and for emergencies, food, and sending post cards to my Mom.  All donations are received, gratefully and designated modestly toward higher priorities first.  Thank you so much. 

Coming Soon:
Mission Statement
Last Park Yoga Announcement
Itinerary Of Travel
Travel Blog URL

In devotion ~ Om namah Siva! 
Carry me where you will, God.

And the Update...


Four days left in the aparment, eleven in the city, and fourteen in the state. I'm giving up my posessions to wander as part of my spiritual path. This morning I woke up in my bed for the last time and felt the empty space that my cat's psyche occupied. You're on your own now, kid.Collapse )
 
Thank you, sponsors:

Esther Groves - monetary
Mathew Patterson - monetary
Timothy Burke - monetary
Cynthia Hall - monetary
Josh Griswald - monetary
Joshua Wilson - supplies
Brenda Enders - supplies
Andi - for the sigils
Mom - for the heart necklace
Thank you to Wheelz and Mat for taking my pets
and to all my friends - for encouragement, patience, and love


 






To support my journey, please donate to my paypal account. All donations are received with gratitude and will be put to use in outfitting myself for this quest as well as for emergency funds on the road. Itinerary and blog are in the works. Will post about them soon.

Wish list:
compact and half-way decent digital camera for documenting the journey
bivi-sac for sleeping bag (bivi is waterproof)
two or three "stuff-sacks" for making my items as compact as possible

Om namah Shakit Ma, Shivaya.
Shakti nam.

Writer's Block: Do you remember?

What is your earliest memory?

My earliest memory that I have is before birth, according to my perceptions of this memory. Though for a long time I've thought this was the moment of my soul coming into the body being hosted in my mother's womb, there may be other explanations. This state is best described as an irridescent-rainbow liquid. It wasn't liquid, this is just the only way I can express what it was like. Even though I was not seperate there is also the perception that within this I was round-shaped. Something told me that I must go. I saw glimpses of my life and did not wish to go for there was adversity and suffering. It was imperative that I go, however. So I did.

Perhaps this is not a memory? Perhaps I am not all sane to think I could remember such a time - particularly because my early childhood itself is a bit foggy. Yet this is the perception that I have - be it as it may.