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Local Rowing or Global Rowing?

I haven’t written at all about sculling lately. There’s been nothing to write. I haven’t been out on my boat in a very long time. This is ok, I decided … after having too much angst about it for too long. I had to decide there was a reason beyond my wisdom to STOP me from pushing myself so hard physically for a season after too much injury.

Of course, I could blame it on treading in water instead of sculling on water (too much work and no play) and being fed a rich diet by a very good cook (my Venezuelan assistant who did not agree with my views on carbohydrates), but in the end, something just had to give — and for a while, it was my training.

I am supposed to be a health and fitness expert, which was great while I ran a retreat. Having all the time to do what it took to be healthy and fit then was easy. It was my “job.” I was simply monetizing my lifestyle by letting other people do it with me and pay me for it.  It’s a bit more inconvenient as you all know when you have to fit it in around doing things to pay the bills that have nothing to do with preparing organic raw food, working out, doing sports and spa treatments all day long. That’s why I decided to turn my big house again into an “eco-community.” First to surround myself again with people who want to live the way I want to live and to have trustworthy people in the house to take care of it while I travel. And it looks like I’ll be doing a lot of that soon.

I have also been taking the time again to do for myself what I know I need to do to restore my adrenals, cleanse toxins (all you have to do in this world to be toxic is breathe) from my body, AND drop a few of those carbo-pounds that have turned me into a lightweight instead of a flyweight. My wonderful MAAS Flyweight rowing shell has a low weight-limit that I am slightly exceeding at the moment.  :(

There, I’ve admitted it.

But all is well and I am still strong and fit. The important thing is that I am healthier now that I have taken a break. I am completely injury free, my joints and adrenals are happy and I am ready to build up my training again wisely and gradually — while eating the healthy organic high percentage raw and low percentage carb diet my body wants.

Meanwhile the bread-pastry-cheese-rice-pasta-ice-cream nazi Trina (she did love sprouting though … and I do take responsibility for eating what she put in front of me) is cooking fattening arepas for her mother now in Valencia, Venezuela and taking care of her after several surgeries. Soon, in advance of my arrival to Caracas, she will be testifying about my medical invention before the Ministerio of her country. She is quite familiar with my device (that she misses sooooo much being able to use since she had to leave the USA because her visa ran out) that the government of her homeland began to pursue last summer through a former colleague of hers who is high up in the current administration.

I say my arrival … it has to do with whether they invite me. They want the device, yes, but we will have to come to terms. My caveat is that it not be distributed solely in A L B A Countries, but in First World Countries too. That’s a bit sticky with the political climate between Venezuela and the US at the moment, but people need it everywhere. It’s a latin telanovela. There is nothing boring about my life!

Tune in next week to see if the much maligned, misunderstood and now mysteriously ill leader of the richest country in America’s Backyard will ever forgive the ALL POWERFUL First World Country of the Americas that is still giving his best friend’s island the Cold Shoulder long past the Cold War and just get OVER all those assassination attempts by the all-pervasive intelligence agency whose name see I aaain’t gonna mention, that may well have it’s roots in the dark past of the Es Es.

¿Y quien es el padre de Elena en la verdad? ¿Miguel? ¿Guillermo? ¿Louis?

Even more mysterious is how have I been writing all those long emails in Spanish to my Power of Attorney (El Chino) in Venezuela and understanding the emails he is writing to me. Do I have a Spanish Angel? Well soon I will have an “in-house” Spanish translator/angel visiting this week (perfect timing Universe! Thank you!) named Juan Torres. As Trina always said, my Spanish is good enough that I wouldn’t starve, but I’m not ready to go have in-depth conversations about manufacturing and technical things in Spanish when I barely know the words in English. I joke (but it’s TRUE) that when I began the process of prototyping my medical device, the only technical works I knew to google to find the components I needed were do-hickie and thinga-ma-giggy! I know more now, but I had to put myself through my own personal “engineering school” the hard way.

Juan will be here just in time to be by my side for some Skype conference calls coming up as momentum is building in the matter of manufacturing my medical device in Latin America. There are other opportunities coming at me from several directions spanning many of my projects and inventions so I will be listening closely as I am still in Quantum Superposition — as to which position to snap into next. But just so you know, I AM UNLIMITED, all is easy, and I intend to do it ALL. I’ll be making some big decisions soon. But I’m completely calm about it since all I have to do is listen. ¡Todo es fácil!

So will I be Local Rowing or Global Rowing in the next few months?

I am fully prepared and ready to go for both!  Either way it’s adventure … so if you’re also ready and feel CALLED to a life of magic and miracles and FUN, then join me!!

Get on board!


Hummingbird Handling in Español & English, 101

Your Dream Is Willing (To Stay or Escape)

A visit from a baby hummingbird is just a usual day in the life of Jenifer Humming, but  holding a hummingbird (colibrí, picaflor, tucusito) is a life-long dream come true for Trina Jacqueline — Jenifer’s talented, interesting well-traveled, multi-lingual buena amiga and assistant from Venezuela and a European resident. Trina is in the United States training to be el jefe of International Fundraising for The Global Rowing Club, promoting Jenifer’s inventions in South and Central America and learning to be an excellent sculler!

Watch our fun little pelicula … un poco en español, a little in English — but a picture is worth a thousand words in any language. If you suspect everything is a metaphor, you are probably right. Subtitles may be on the way so check back.


La Tragedia

Cuando la tierra está en dolor, ella entra en erupción. La energía negativa de todos el odio y la violencia y la deshonestidad y la codicia de los humanos hace sentir impotente. Cuando ellos también maltratan a ella ya todos los abusos de la generosidad preciosos de los animales y plantas que ofrece para nuestro sustento, que la hace enferma de sentirse no amado. Su dolor y los síntomas de la enfermedad muestran como los desastres naturales.

When the earth is in pain, she erupts. The negative energy from all of the hatred and violence and dishonestly and greed of the humans makes her feel helpless. When they also mistreat her and abuse all of the precious bounty of the animals and plants she provides to sustain us, it makes her sick from feeling unloved. Her pain and sickness show symptoms like natural disasters.

Las personas que murieron se han salvado. No es una tragedia para ellos. Son libres y en la felicidad. La tragedia es para los que se han quedado atrás a llorar y sufrir por la pérdida de sus seres queridos. La tragedia es que ni siquiera esto despertar el resto del mundo a actuar tan rápidamente como se debe para evitar futuras tragedias que afectan a todos sin excepción.

The people who died have been spared. It is not a tragedy for them. They are free and in bliss. The tragedy is for the ones who have been left behind to cry and suffer for losing the ones they love. The tragedy is that not even this will awaken the rest of the world to act as quickly as they must to prevent future tragedies that will affect everyone without exception.

La tragedia es que me siento solo en amarla tanto y no poder hacer lo suficiente porque la gente está demasiado asustada y no se unen para salvar a nuestra madre. Yo no soy más que un hilo de voz. Tengo que ser una gran voz. O tengo que ir sólo de distancia, porque me duele mucho no poder ayudar.

The tragedy is that I feel alone in loving her so much and not being able to do enough because people are too afraid and will not join together to save our mother. I am only a small voice. I need to become a big voice. Or I need to just go away, because it hurts me too much to not be able to help.

Voy a rezar por las víctimas de la tragedia, sus familias, para todas las personas en el mundo, y para el planeta bello que el amor. Siempre lo hago.

I will pray for the victims of the tragedy, their families, for everyone in the world, and for the beautiful planet I love. I always do.


Mostrarle Su Amor Para Ella

El deseo de mi corazón es para nuestro  preciosa la tierra volver a sentir amada y respetada. Ella es tan hermosa. Ella nos alimenta. Ella es nuestra madre. Ella es nuestra hogar!

Hago un llamamiento a todos los que están en deuda con ella para su existencia, en este oasis de abundancia en medio de la nada inmensa – para mostrarle una vez más de lo que le debemos nuestra adoración y cuidar de ella con reverencia.

Yo nunca se apartará de ti, mi amada Gaia, mientras que respiro tu aliento. Usted es dueño de mi corazón. Tú eres mi amor y de vida. Todo lo que hago, lo hago por ti.

Mis hermanos y hermanas, que me ayude por favor. Nuestro viviendo, sentiendo, languideciendo planeta necesita nuestra ayuda y tenemos que unirnos.

Por favor, dime que no estoy solo en este amor. Usted debe ir más allá sentimiento amor por ella. Usted debe mostrar su amor por ella.

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The desire of my heart is for our precious Earth to feel loved and respected. She is so beautiful. She feeds us. She is our mother. She is our home!

I appeal to all who are indebted to her for their existence, in this oasis of abundance amid the vast nothingness — to show her once more than we owe her our adoration and to take care of her with reverence.

I will never turn away from you, my beloved Gaia, while I breathe your breath. You own my heart. You are my love and life. Everything I do, I do for you.

My brothers and sisters, help me please. Our living, feeling, languishing planet needs our help and we must unite.

Please tell me I’m not alone in this love. You must go beyond feeling love for her. You must show your love for her.


Mostrarle Su Amor Para Ella

El deseo de mi corazón es para nuestro  preciosa la tierra volver a sentir amada y respetada. Ella es tan hermosa. Ella nos alimenta. Ella es nuestra madre. Ella es nuestra hogar!

Hago un llamamiento a todos los que están en deuda con ella para su existencia, en este oasis de abundancia en medio de la nada inmensa – para mostrarle una vez más de lo que le debemos nuestra adoración y cuidar de ella con reverencia.

Yo nunca se apartará de ti, mi amada Gaia, mientras que respiro tu aliento. Usted es dueño de mi corazón. Tú eres mi amor y de vida. Todo lo que hago, lo hago por ti.

Mis hermanos y hermanas, que me ayude por favor. Nuestro viviendo, sentiendo, languideciendo planeta necesita nuestra ayuda y tenemos que unirnos.

Por favor, dime que no estoy solo en este amor. Usted debe ir más allá sentimiento amor por ella. Usted debe mostrar su amor por ella.

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The desire of my heart is for our precious Earth to feel loved and respected. She is so beautiful. She feeds us. She is our mother. She is our home!

I appeal to all who are indebted to her for their existence, in this oasis of abundance amid the vast nothingness — to show her once more than we owe her our adoration and to take care of her with reverence.

I will never turn away from you, my beloved Gaia, while I breathe your breath. You own my heart. You are my love and life. Everything I do, I do for you.

My brothers and sisters, help me please. Our living, feeling, languishing planet needs our help and we must unite.

Please tell me I’m not alone in this love. You must go beyond feeling love for her. You must show your love for her.