Monday, December 4, 2017

True Story of Manifestation 1 - Painted my friend back to Life

What is manifestation and how do we create what we want or need in this life?  I realized that the power of manifestation had been with me for years, and it was after sharing some of my stories with my dear friend Roz Reynolds (www.PsychicAtYourService.com) - who is a great psychic and life counselor, that she confirmed what the secret to manifestation is.  It is..... simply..... HOLDING A CHILD LIKE EXPECTATION THAT ALL IS POSSIBLE, and not letting any doubts creep in!

Now I love how Jesus said, "everything I can do you can do also and even greater."  Right there in the great texts we have been given the go ahead to manifest, to inspire, to heal, to awaken.  And truly that is my sole/soul mission on this planet... this is why I write and share these stories with you.

This past summer I..., in a very unique way I brought my dear friend/mentor/spiritual mother back to life..!  I met Nan in the summer of 2011.  I knew she was guided into my life because of some circumstances that had deeply hurt my soul months before.  Six months previous to that encounter I had been living with my sister in my uncle's house.  At that time my family decided they needed to have an intervention on my life... because I was not living a life they could understand. They could not comprehend why I would not stay in relationships or jobs for any 'normal' length of time, why I was continually moving around from place to place and barely had much money really to support myself. Truth be told many spiritual aspirants tread the path of the "renunciate."  It is only when you release your attachments to people, places and things that you begin to see the deeper meaning of life. 


It was not easy to lose the family support, but it also made me more committed to go on my own way.  In doing so I began to meet people, who were a lot like me.  People who had begun searching, or who had already journeyed quite far down this sometimes lonely yet highly rewarding path. 

Some of you reading this may also have experienced this kind of story, feeling the pain of separation from those you thought to be your greatest supporters were now tearing you apart and looking at you as if you had lost your mind.  Which as you will discover on the spiritual path to seek God and to see God the mind, the human worldly mind must dissolve. 

Needless to say the rejection from your birth tribe, propels you to go out into the world on your own.  It takes courage, strength and determination to rise above all the emotions but when you do... victory, success, true wisdom and happiness is awaiting you.  

When I pulled away from my birth family, is when I met these two amazing spiritual ladies came into my life.  They were exactly what I needed.  


Ilonka Di'Aura & Nan Cowdrey

Nan was 92 years old when I met her and she was such a bright light.  She not only saw me...., she recognized me.  She was a great support to me, simply by being who she was.  She was a friend, a spiritual mother and a teacher - without ever giving me a lesson.  It was her vibration and her commitment to her own spiritual path which was the transmission I was so blessed to receive from her.

We had two years of time together before she passed at the age of 94 years old.  This picture below shows her radiance only months before.  She radiated this incredible light... and beauty -- the kind of beauty that cannot be bought with vitamins or makeup, it comes from years of devotion to God and to serving others.

Nan in her favorite place - Mt. Shasta

It was sad when she left her body from the earth and ventured into spirit form.  She didn't like to talk about death b/c she knew, that what you talk about you create.  The only thing she would ever say to me is that when it was her time to go, she was going to go quickly and was not about to stick around being sick in her body.  One day while sorting her many papers and endless notes from being a writer, she simply fell down, and she was gone. I know she still watches over me..... and this story proves it.

The years passed and I went on to continue my spiritual journey.  Nan was a traveler and she instilled that in me as well.  When you carry a lot of light, you often get directives to move around and share it with many people.  Hence, while my parents couldn't understand, the constant changing of jobs, relationships, houses, cities...  I knew there was a great purpose in every step I was taking.

Four years after Nan's passing I felt guided to paint her portrait.  I had enjoyed my creative painting with acrylics which became a collection of animal pictures. I had never painted a human portrait, and to be honest it took me some time before I actually had the courage to do it.    



I loved my friend so dearly that I didn't want to paint a misinterpretation of her, so I was a bit nervous about getting it just right.  Once I got started it all came together.  As always I just let my hands move over the canvas without much thought.  As I put the last drop of paint on the canvas I felt quite pleased with my creation.


It wasn't more than half an hour after completing her portrait did I get a call from Cheyenne who goes by the name, "Mama Bear."  I had heard about her and was advised that we needed to meet.  All I knew is that she was a 72 year old traveler who had been living this 'on the road' lifestyle for 27 years.  And I.... at the time was raring to go on the road myself, play my music and fully embody the free spirit I had always wanted to be.  

In past I had ventured out on the road for short bursts, however my desire or shall I say my destiny to pack all my possessions into my car and put my steering wheel into God's hands was calling me to action.  It was time I took the leap and when I did I never looked back. 

That is another part of manifestation - when you get the 'green light' to go for it, don't hold back, don't second guess it, and definitely do not tell anyone who doesn't think it's going to be a good idea... because that will most likely bring you down.  To manifest positive things you have got to be happy, positive, confident, and be in action to serve. You have to have a thick skin when it comes to living your dreams, and you have to be able to walk away from negative talk and keep on trucking.

Now back to coming to the end of this wonderful story. I finished the canvas and called Cheyenne, she was just down the street from where I was staying.  When I met her it was like meeting my friend Nan in the body, she had a similar look, she definitely lived a spiritual life and did not let others shake her from her path.  It was an instant connection.  She totally got me and honored who I was and I loved her joy and light that reminded me so much of Nan.

I have to say, she doesn't replace my good friend Nan, but I do feel like I got my friend back who I can see and chat with and hug.  I painted Nan and she returned to me in a very unique way through sending me a kindred spirit angel.

Sedonah Sunn & Nan Cowdrey (summer 2011)
Cheyenne "Mama Bear" & Sedonah Sunn (summer 2017)


When I finally put these 2 pictures together side by side you can see a striking resemblance in facial features and also in energy.  I believe that why my friend Nan was able to re-enter my life in in this new way, is because there was no longer sadness about her loss, there was only joy and appreciation that she had been with me... for the years she was.

So my final words on this story is.... if life is not turning out the way you wanted, paint a new story and see what you can manifest.

p.s. I have in the last year, had a reunion with my birth family and found peace.  A sign of true healing is when you can forgive those who rejected and criticized your way of life, then you are truly free.


That's all for now from, 


Sedonah Sunn 

Still the "Happy Pilgrim" while now enjoying a new home base in Rimrock, AZ.  After spending 6 months living out a destiny of mine to go out on the road, I am happy to be graced with renting a little studio and a piece of land that overlooks the mountains and the big blue sky!


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- Mobile Massage, Craniosacral Therapy and Lymph Drainage Sessions in your home in Verde Valley area (Rimrock, Camp Verde, Cornville, Cottonwood & VOC)

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

SEVA - The Act of "True Service" Brings Clarity and Peace

On August 2nd, 2017 I began my drive to Espanola, New Mexico. I was going with the intention of taking the 28 day immersion Yoga Teacher training to become a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher.

For 3 months prior to this I had been traveling by the Grace of God playing my music freely for peace.  When I set out on my journey to New Mexico, I did not have the funds to take the class only enough to get there.  I was intuitively guided to go with a notion that the money would come.  When I arrived the night before the course, the funds had not shown up.  No one I contacted could offer me a loan and only 1 person gave me a bursary to get there. 

I stopped the car 20 minutes from Espanola and began to question why I was here.  Feeling a little depleted from the long drive, tears began to role down my cheeks.  It was like success always seemed just a step away.  I called a friend and her words soothed my soul she said, "Remember that the way we live our lives is unconventional from most.  Trust in your guidance that led you there and stay open." 

At that moment a rainbow appeared in the sky --- a sign to continue on anyways.  And so that is how life goes when you trust a calling and go anyways the miracles unfold even when you don't understand God's process.

On route to New Mexico stopping along the way to grace nature with my music.

20 minutes outside of Espanola Ashram

I called the Kundalini Yoga Ashram (Hacienda de Guru Ram Das)  It was Friday night around 6pm and I had no place to go. The Kundalini Yoga Teacher coordinator found me a place to stay for the night and encouraged me to connect with the SEVA program.  I had looked into this before venturing out this way but was not entirely sure what it was all about.  

A message engraved in a rock at an art studio in Jemez Springs, 45min from Espanola


I called Ram Krishan Singh the Director of the SEVA Program and he told me if I could get to a computer that night and fill out the application, he could review it overnight and interview me in the morning.  Wow... things were beginning to unfold in a beautiful way.  I met with him the next day and he went over the details.  I very clearly remember that first meeting, he was so genuine and peaceful I don't think I had ever met a person quite like that before.  He went over the details of the program and the costs.  I told him I had just that amount on me in cash and he said than just pay me on a weekly basis until you have more.  Such a high level of trustworthiness was my first surreal experience there.

The program consisted of:

- 20 hours of community service
- A Room & Daily vegetarian meals 
- 4 weekly Yoga classes and other Workshops on various topics
- A Morning practice of "Group Sadhana" - which consisted of:
   3am - wake up (suggested) cold shower
   walk to the Gurdwara (which I have to say was one of the highlights of my stay there being with the stars in the dark night sky and feeling the peace of that sacred early morning time.)
   3:40am - Japji morning prayers
   4:00am - Yoga
   4:45am - Chanting
   6:00am - Gurdwara service til 6:45am

At first I thought how could I get up that early but it actually became easy enough.  When you are in a field of peace life is just plain simply easier!  

I have for the longest time wanted to live meditation; which to me meant not only feeling the bliss & peace when I was seated cross legged and eyes closed, I wanted to live it in every moment.  I cannot say I am a full master yet however I have noticed that for the most part I find myself in a calm, peaceful state of presence more and more of the time.  

Years ago I declared that this is what I wanted and so it is manifesting for me.  From my experience "When you say what you want and it is in alignment with what God wants for you - it becomes your reality, very quickly."

I have also wanted to live in community with people on the spiritual path, where I was not around anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  For some reason most of my life friendships and relationships have been with people who partake in these substances.  Three months ago I said to God, "is there anyone out there who does not partake in these substances...?"  And shortly after that I found myself surrounded by the most loving and pure heart-filled people.

As I was driving to the ashram my intention for my own life, was to have a clear mind and to live a pure life.  Yogi Bhajan used to say that when people came to his kitchen and did dishes or service of any kind he would literally watch their karma's flying off their body.  SEVA is as I have experienced it is a cleansing, purifying process.  I had no idea how many blessings I was receiving by being there until I left, and the clarity from my time there came flooding in.

I asked one of the elders Guru Simirin, who knew Yogi Bhajan well, "What is the intention of this place, Hacienda de Guru Ram Dass?  Is it to amass a large group of people to come live in this community ?" Her response to me was; "This is the Mother Center, a teaching place, a retreat for people to come and to refuel their energies and then go back out into the world and return whenever needed."  She told me this will always be your home.  Which to a traveling spirit as I am, hearing those words was very comforting.

Yogi Bhajan felt it was important to not only learn the teachings but to share them as well.  I left the ashram to do just that.  At first I began showing people I met the meditations I had learned. 

Then one day I realized that it was not so much about the words as it was about the energy of who I had become.  And I literally began to watch people around me transform over night.  We can all do this... be a beacon of light for others...  by living a clean, pure life.  Knowing who we are with clarity gives others hope that they too can find their way HOME.   


SAT NAM  &   WAHE GURU


Thank you to all my friends at the ashram for your joy and your teachings and your 
PURE, TRUE Presence.


If you found this article of interest and would like to have your own SEVA experience you can get more info at http://sevasadhana.org/

https://www.espanolaashram.com/pages/visitors/spiritual-life.php

  

 Above 2 pics of multicultural peace day event in town of Espanola

 Ashram Grounds

 Seva members offering food to the public as a service

 Every day home cooked meals - eaten together as a community in prayer

 Celebratory event - Yogi Bhajan's Birthday, Aug. 26th

 Day of Adventure - hike into Taos hotsprings by the Rio Grande




 Part of SEVA duties - Gardening

 Other part of SEVA - cooking for the community

Gurdwara Sunday Service

My last day at ashram was blessed by this double rainbow in the sky - Completion

A wall hanging in the woman's quarters - how true, and how sweet it is... REAL LOVE.

Yogi Bhajan - pic from Google images

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Incredible Story of Miracle Healing and more Manifestations

Dear Fellow Human Spirit Beings,

   I hope this letter finds you well and happy. I want to share about what has happened in my life the past 3 months.  On April 30th, 2017 I packed all of my belongings into my car, and head out on the road to share my music along the southern California coast.  I have played at shopping malls, parks, beaches, hospitals, gravesites, in people’s homes and in the middle of nature alone – as a healing to the earth.  I did this freely as a service to shift people’s consciousness taking them out of the mundane busyness of life, and reminding them of the peace that can be achieved when you stop, listen and PLAY.  There have been many smiles and joy felt when people picked up the harp and experienced creating their own song.







I had anticipated booking healing sessions along the way to financially support my endeavors.  There were some however not enough to cover the costs.  I had to stop the journey for awhile. I found a short term home base where I re-evaluated my course of action, which brought me back to L.A. on a 3 week pet sitting job.

While I was there, I decided to return to Venice beach and play my harp for the passerby’s. One particular day a Native American medicine man sat down beside me and gave me a blessing, expressing how sacred my harp was and how important it is for me to share this with people.  When I returned to my car there were two full boxes of books with a note saying: FREE. It felt like a physical manifestation from the Holy man. I grabbed a few books, leaving the rest for others to enjoy the gifts.  One was an Instruction Manual to Kundalini Yoga.



            At the time I had been dealing with fatigue and digestion issues from the extensive travels, giving so much of my energy out and not receiving enough to maintain my health.  I thought my journey had come to an end.  I immediately began practicing the daily morning exercises.  Within 10 days most of my issues had dissolved.  I also noticed that I felt happier and more hopeful about my life in general.

Over the past 9 years, I have taken various yoga classes and have often thought of becoming a Yoga Teacher.  The other practices did not have the depth of spiritual connection I had been seeking for myself or that I would want to pass on to others as a teacher.  This is the first training that feels like ‘home.’  There is a deep recognition, as if I have done this before.


            It has become clear to me now that my path – is to Train, Balance and Strengthen my Mind & Body in becoming a Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher.  The education (which commences Aug. 5, 2017) will allow me to introduce a service that empowers people in their own spiritual growth.  I see Kundalini training as a way to achieve ultimate health, so that I may to continue serving others & the world.

If you feel called to support my MISSION & New Education of Service please consider making a contribution to my work.



PAYPAL: sedonahsunn@gmail.com  or

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 into RANDOM ACTS OF GIVING - it is so incredibly  rewarding.

Much Love,

SAT NAM


www.SedonahSunn.com

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

What you Vision with Love & Joy comes true Quickly

I just looked back and noticed that only a few posts ago I wrote about the harp going International --- well it has.  I had not expected this but my guidance led me to Mexico.

At first when I got the insight I was excited, but as I drew closer to the border a nervousness came over me in that I did not have a map of the area I was going into, and I would not have phone or internet access to pull up a quick google maps as we so easily take for granted living in the US.  Now I would be fully relying on my higher instinct & my guiding angels.  

As I approached the border - on the California side it was sunny, and hanging over Mexico was this grey doom filled looking cloud... which was not making my desire to venture over any easier.

Somehow I found the courage and with that came this little voice saying: "just do it."  Before I knew it I was on the road to Mexico. NO USA RETURN said the road sign.  My heart beat was racing.  I had also just passed all these signs that said "Buy Mexico Car Insurance, Buy Mexico Health Insurance" which I totally ignored and set out on my path.


The traffic edged forward slowly towards the border.  We moved around a corner and then all the road lines disappeared, and it was now a free for all with cars going in all different pathways.  As the mass of cars funneled into the border crossing, I breathed deeply and hoped for the best.  I waited at the stop sign expecting to be asked for my passport but nothing.  There was a guard who appeared to be doing random checks and pulling certain cars over but no one looked at me.  So with some hesitation I edged forward and I was through not even showing my ID.  A complete opposite to the procedure that you go through to enter the US. 

Now the roads opened up again and it was a miracle how my car veered towards a sign that said "Rosarito Playas," - almost as if on auto pilot.  I knew playa meant beaches and that is where I wanted to go.  I found myself on a two lane highway ascending this very steep hill up, which was also so very symbolic for the ascension process I was going on.  As I climbed further up the mountain, the sun beamed it's beautiful LIGHT through the clouds and my whole body went into shivers. I felt the exhilaration of what I was doing at having overcome this built up fear.  Lesson learned: the fears always appear bigger and more menacing than they really are.  And my friends... the only way to overcome is to step in and walk through.  


My first night stay was in Rosarito.  I pulled off the highway when I saw the first sign that said "Hotel."  It was a tall modern looking building in the middle of a shopping mall.  Wasn't very authentically Mexican looking to me... but I needed a place so I went inside.  $90 a night and it had a sterile feeling... not for me.  I decided to keep driving.  The next one was much more authentic looking with orange stucco, and a tiled roof.  I walked into the lobby where a gentleman greeted me.  He spoke no English and I spoke a little Spanish so I managed to get by.  I looked at the board $31 a night now that felt right to me.  Oh but no.... I looked below at the prices and there was a room rental for 4 hours.  uhhh.. I knew what that meant.  I had a sickly feeling in my stomach yet thought the price was right so I asked the gentleman to show me a room. He took me upstairs and opened the door to a tiny room with a bed and no window.  Oh my God I thought are you serious? Not to mention some blaring loud music coming from a room down the hall.

I just knew I could not stay there, no matter how great the price.  Being a spiritual pilgrim my motto has been to eat what is given and sleep where it is offered but I do have some morals.  To stay happy and healthy on the trail it is important to have a very sharp intuitive street sense.  Learning to discern which situations are good and which are not so good, always choosing the higher road.  I did blast the place with LIGHT which is most likely why I was guided there in the first place and very happily moved on.

Listening to my intuition and continuing on even though the sun was starting to set proved very fruitful.  I found another nice Mexican motel, with a female inn keeper and the room was lovely for $33 a night.  



Wherever I go I do my work in bringing Peace, Light, Love & Joy -- blessing the places I stay, the lands I go to, and the people I meet.  Whether it is doing a sound healing in a hotel room, to playing in a back alley filled with garbage, to sharing my music with a beautiful Mexican woman and her children.  I go where I am guided to go.  




I began this story by saying, "What you Vision with Passion comes true Quickly."  I seem to have this incredible gift of manifestation for myself and for others.  

This last hotel I stayed at in Mexico was in the town of La Mission, called, Dmytri's Original La Fonda.  It was a place I had passed the day previously, and while driving by had said "I would like to stay there."   

I drove in the next night around 9 pm it was past dark and I was ready for another good night sleep.  The owner quoted me $100 for the night and that was high for what I wanted to spend.  I told her some of my story about being a pilgrim of peace sharing and blessing people with my music.  Upon hearing my story she immediately dropped the price to $70 and gave me the best room in the house.  I could see she had a heart and she connected with my mission.

What I have observed about the ability to MANIFEST things and experiences it comes easily and quickly when YOU ARE: 
  • in alignment with your soul's purpose
  • in service working for the betterment of the world
  • radiating love & joy
  • standing in integrity and truth

Thank you Sara at Dmytri's Original La Fonda for a beautiful stay and for believing in my MISSION.







Blessings from Sedonah Sunn, traveling Mystic & Healer.

You can catch me on the road or you can reach me by Phone.

(928)-821-4144

I offer blessings to you.  I hold your Visions for you and reflect them back to you  -- so you too can find the courage within to live your dreams and follow your soul's calling.


PEACE TO ALL.