Throughout my travels here in Japan I am humbled by the many gifts I receive from people who come to see Ashtar and me.  From delicious cookies to fine fabrics and everything in between, each is special.  Each and every gift I receive touches my heart.   Today I received something extra special, not because…

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Today’s blog will be sort of a chatty kind of thing, I hope you don’t mind.  During the past couple days Ashtar and I have been doing sessions in the Tokyo area.  On one of my days off Yukari, Yuka and I went out to enjoy the city.  I was enchanted by this photo of…

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As you probably know, when Ashtar is in my body I am not aware of what people are asking him or what his answers are.  Fortunately we have video of many Ashtar sessions which gives me the opportunity to see for myself his beautiful teachings. If I were to guess, almost half of those coming…

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May first in Japan saw the beginning of a new era.  Emperor Akihito abdicated the throne in favor of his eldest son Naruhito and his wife Masako.  Reiwa (a new era) has begun, so it is very interesting to be here at this turning point in history.  The celebrations were everywhere around Tokyo where Ashtar…

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I think all of us have had the experience of a person showing up in our lives, making a huge impact on us, then vanishing again.  We rarely see these people coming into our lives, and when they leave it takes us some time to realize just how much they have done for us. Yesterday…

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I am exhilarated!  Day two of our bus pilgrimage along the Kumano Shrine path was so filled with the most wonderful experiences that both my mind and heart are racing each other to put it all in perspective.  While we did hours on the bus, we also hiked; hiked a LOT! We left the Seigantoji…

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So what does a spiritual teacher do on her day off?  Why, visit spiritual sites, of course!  Yuka san, my interpreter, and Meguimi Kawai of Studio Kara and I took a road-trip to Tôdaiji Temple.  I am moved deeply by visits to both Shrines and Temples as you might imagine, but Todaiji has several other…

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On Wednesday afternoon I arrive at Haneda International Airport to begin my spring tour of Japan.  I would love to say that I am used to the hurried last minute preparations for my extended stay, the twelve hour flight, and arriving at my first destination after 25 hours in motion, but that wouldn’t be true.  What…

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For the past three months I have been enjoying my cozy little home here in Southern California.  Brian and I have added in a trip to Albuquerque to meet some wonderful new friends, and took a brief holiday in Las Vegas to celebrate the second anniversary of our American wedding, but for the most part…

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