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Days of Celebration

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt must have been a year ago when I participated in one of Pamela Wilson’s satsangs. Still bothered by a maddening fear of ‘showing myself’ I brought up the question to her what to do with this dread in my belly. She simply let me feel it, which resulted in some intense crying moments on my part. Then she asked: “And what is behind that fear?”

After a couple deep breaths a strong sense of celebration arose inside of me. I was utterly amazed. She said that in 15 years of her work nobody had ever said anything like this to her, and encouraged me: “Why don’t you simply touch people with ‘celebration’?”

Today I like to thank Pamela for her inspiring words, and her gift of making me aware of this long-standing desire of mine.

This Celebration day goes to Pamela and her teachings:

And all the people in the world who can get excited about super huge bubbles!

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From some spiritual teachings we learn that love heals everything – all the abandoned places inside of us. I thought I try this practice on this dumped car, which can be found on my favorite hike in San Rafael.

The Olympus OM-D E-M5, my new carry-everywhere-camera, has amazing art filters. And isn’t applying an art filter what is meant by bringing love to everything neglected?
Well, we’ll have to find out – if one day the car is shiny new again – I know it works 🙂
Here the one I applied:

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‘Lebensfreude’ is like ‘Fahrvergnügen’  and means something like:
The joy to live – to be!
It sounds really good in German Language – another favorite of mine 🙂

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The power of being 11 years young!

This is one of my favorite snapshots, taken at the Getty last summer. I guess it does not need any further explanations. Maybe just a reminder to connect a bit more often to that 11 year-old inside of us, and bring her along to the next photo shoot.

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Scateboarding in Venice…

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