When we arrived in Scotland and headed to the Orkney Islands there was one rainbow after another, like living in a land of rainbows...

...There was an intensity, a harshness, challenges, but in between the wind and rain, the arch of light, with all the colours appeared, all around, like a benediction. And also recently when visited Glastonbury for Samhain and came out the door to the top of the hill, there the rainbow was shining bright. Here’s to the benediction that comes from the challenge, to facing the hills and to glimpsing the rainbow. And enjoying that exquisite moment, that gap between thoughts, just as a rainbow is a gap between storms.


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Always amazed at how Sanskrit brings us together, no boundaries, like we always knew each other. A joy to meet Nidhi and Arya and Mahi in Edinburgh and sing together and learn about Bharatanatyam dance. Thank you to their father Puneet who arranged this and who said “You can never know you can spark something in my daughter that’s why I wanted them to meet you”




Driving through Crystal Palace and finding myself walking up red painted steps to a Lakshmi temple in London… felt like landing in another land. Greeted by Ghanean born Acharya ji, we were welcomed for the celebration of ancestors. As one of the temple trustees said in her speech; "By honouring those who have gone before, we sew seeds for the future." Pictures of peoples, loved ones who have passed on, lined the stage amidst the flowers, Songs and prayers in Sanskrit and people from the community speaking, it was an inspiring morning. And somehow it all happened to beautifully coincide with the passing of Queen Elizabeth 2 so she was honoured there too, whether royalist or republican, whether from rich or poor, for her living a life of Sanātana dharma, putting duty above all else, with grace and dignity and uniting all.



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