Here Comes The Sun

Good tidings fellow Space Cadets.

It has been a while since I have written a journal entry and recently you have had something of a musical interlude thanks to the STUFF boys, I hope you have enjoyed it.

Now that Spring is here we have been very busy having a gigantic Spring clean here at the Ashram. It is my favourite thing to do, although we haven’t done it for a number of years which is why it has taken so long this time.

His Holiness Sri Twangybanjo often talks about how our external lives are a reflection of our inner state and so he was most disgruntled to discover what terrible hoarders we had all become here at the Ashram. What is the metaphor therefore with hoarding? What are we clinging to and holding on to? And why are we doing this?

It won’t surprise you to know that His Holiness lives in an impeccably clean lodge and he has very few material possessions and what he does own is in immaculate condition. Mental Guru on the other hand, well let’s put it this way it took seven of us a week just to sort his bedroom out and he literally had to be handcuffed down when the decision was made to finally take his 240 piece Star Wars figurine collection to the charity shop. (We did let him keep his lifesize Chewbacca costume because he does a hilariously awesome Russian dancing routine in it every year for the old people’s home down the road and they LOVE it.)

As for my living quarters, well the less said the better. But what does it say about my state of mind when under a pile of clothes I found the mobile phone I thought I lost way back in 2006 and there were 754 missed calls from my sister in California!! Ooops.

So where’s your head at? Are you surrounded by clutter and dirt or clear as a freshwater stream?

With the Spring equinox ushering in a period of change and new beginnings it is the perfect time to consider things and make that change.

Peace. Om. Chaka Khan

Swami Cashinanda

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