Monday, March 3, 2014

What an interesting experience it is to be Human

I am sitting here looking out the window at the fresh foot of snow we just received here in North Idaho on March 3rd wondering what the Robins I have been seeing are thinking. I am assuming they aren't really thinking. I feel as if they always come at this time, and start looking for food and a place to build a nest. This is not so different than me. I don't know why, but the place I have called home for 33 years doesn't seem like the place I want to have my nest anymore. Wouldn't it be nice to be a little bird and flit and fly around without all the luggage we have to cart around to feel safe and secure in our nests? If I had one backpack I could put my life into I would be stoked!! So, what is it that is making feel unwelcome? My soul longs to breath the pinon pine trees while putting a wee bit of honey on a sopapilla looking over at the Sangre de Crista mountains in the Southwest. It longs to feel the wind in my hair, the sand between my toes, and the smell of saltwater on the Oregon Coast. I long to go iceskating on the dyckes, and indulge in good chocolate from Holland. I will always treasure the place I was born at, but I want to go where my soul longs to linger. Now, How do I do this on a paupers pension? I am not upset about my current flow of green energy. I just need advice on how to get a little more of it to follow my dreams. I have a long life to live, and I feel "now is the time to get on with it" as my teachers' teacher would say. She was and still is such in inspiring woman of her time. I am referring to the late great Rev. Master Houn Jiyu Kinnett. After she survived WWII she decided she was fortunate to do something with the rest of her life. So, she chose to go to Japan to become a monk. Her story of struggle and triumph is well documented in a book called The Wild White Goose. I have been an official lay buddhist now for almost one year. I took the precepts which show me how to be an upstanding citizen in society, and by myself. For me it has been the hardest year of my life. This happens when I realize how small I am in the big world. Finding complete independence has been intense. I am still not there yet, but when I do get there I suppose it will be when I experience paranirvana, or when I leave this glorious earth plane. My point here is can I be a monk in the world? Can I have my cake and eat it to? We are the ones we've been waiting for. I do find solace in the forest, or anywhere outdoors by myself or with a good friend. The Eternal is waiting. We just have to knock on the sky and listen. Be Well whomever decides to read all of this. In gassho _/\_ Jenn

Sunday, March 11, 2012

      What can I say after seeing this video? I can say I am so grateful for my life. I was and still am affected by the events that occurred in Japan last year. Some things are much better, but there is a lot left to go. I feel a responsibility to look after the well-being of all the beings over there. I have been doing my best to find a sense of order within for the last year also to be able to be effective when I send it out to others. It is very humbling to realize how very small you feel on a day like this. Till next time. 
     May Peace be in Japan.  May Peace Prevail on Earth. Domo Arigato Gozaimasu. Thank you

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Dear Friends and family,

      I just had a very interesting trip down the Columbia Gorge on the OR side and then up to the WA coast for a little while.I saw a lot of beauty and  I realized this time that no matter where you go for inspiration or to go deep inside yourself for days, there you are.
      I fully accept the fact I am human and I make human mistakes. When adversity came my way this week I really had the opportunity or timelessness to look at it and feel the complexity of a dozen different emotions rushing through my body, speech, and mind. I did want to play the blame game primarily, but I truly saw it as a moment to use (as they say in Soto Zen Buddhism) my Lord of the House or Higher Self to come from a higher place. I am realizing also in a big way how important it is to walk with integrity no matter what I am doing. These are the days we can use our training for the betterment of our human family and other beings on our dear Mother Earth.
      I am so thankful the tools I have learned along the way and as Lightworkers in these days of magic and wonder we have an opportunity to shine brighter than ever. So don't get sucked in to sorrow and despair if that's all the advice I can give you today. Enjoy the great outdoors and smile. It makes the world wonder what you are up to.

Love, Jenn

Monday, January 2, 2012

SOPP 2012 flyer

Dear ones,

     Here is the flyer for our event that we have been doing now for 5 years. I cordially invite anyone who would like to participate to please feel welcome. I wanted to get it out early so we, whoever that can participate, can co-create a beautiful gathering. Let's make 2012 a year to remember our family here and abroad. Aho. You can get more information online as well at or  Take good care.

Love, Jenn

Monday, December 19, 2011

Thank you

Well I just want to say how blessed I am at this moment. Thank you everyone for being in my life. You know who you are. Words can't really describe how I feel about my life right now. I recently found a quote and had to share it here.

"If you think the law is outside you're not practicing the correct law."  Shakyamuni Buddha

This is Buddhas son Kanzeon.

Have a blessed Winter Solstice and may 2012 fill you with wonder and magic.

Homage to the Buddha
Homage to the Dharma
Homage to the Sangha

May Peace Prevail on Earth

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Hello World

     Isn't it funny how for the longest time I said I wouldn't acquire a cell phone, and here I am creating a blog for all the world to see. Life is quite interesting. It had to be done. Anyway I wanted to create a place to express my gratitude for my life and all life on our planet. So here I am writing to you thanking you for showing me how magical and mysterious being a human at this time can be. Thank you. May you be happy.