Insights from traveling from Hawaii to San Diego

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Aloha everyone!

This blog will be about my traveling insights. I have not focused too much on the blog as the statistics has shown that people do not really read it much. They would rather watch a 8 second video than read something long. But because I love writing I love to archive my thoughts this way and there are some who enjoy reading too. So here we go.

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Reconnecting with myself through a virus in Hawaii!

A wonderful stretch in my favourite Botanical Garden on the island – it feels to me like I am Alice in the Wonderland there;)

What happens when I try to go to bed early and sleep like regular people – 8 hours? My mind is usually so active in the evening and night time that it takes sometimes hours to slow down and in the end I end up still with 6 or 5 hours. But today I had a wonderful shamanic journey while slowing down my brain. I will share here with you.
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I have not updated my blog for quite a long time. I am so sorry. The reason is that  I am so overwhelmed by so many tasks, projects and things on my to do list (and believe me my time management is under too much control at the moment!).
Writing for me is a spiritual time or reconnection and creativity time for myself. When the obligations suck me in I often times lose a desire to write. But today I will as I had a wonderful journey I would love to share with you all.
I know I have to make some changes in my life and choose some new commitments for my self-love so that my own time for my creativity gets also nurtured more.

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ISWG July – Thoughts with big future…

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How do thoughts manifest into reality?? They come and knock on your door and ask your name. They give you titles, guidance and if you are fast enough and make it happen right away, it manifests. It will form its elements and physical manifestation whatever way it needs its expression… They become something – sometimes even big new future. In this process it really helps if you know how to read not only your own thoughts, but also the energies…

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Interview with Valev Laube – ‘Courage is a ticket to your dreams’.

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I am so excited to introduce to all my fans a talented Estonian-born brand manager and designer based in New York City – Valev Laube. We have not yet met each other in one physical location, but we were introduced by powerful women based in New York, like an Estonian dancer Diina Tamm, artist Jaanika Peerna and a power-woman behind the Estonian Cultural Days in New York Kadri Napritson-Acuna.

We have followed each other’s lives with Valev via social media. I instantly admired Valev’s courage to create bigger events and choose challenges which most people would run from.

Even though I thought I am not going to produce more of these kind of interviews he inspired me to make an exception and here it is!

Valev Laube is an Estonian-born brand manager, artist, and designer currently based in New York. He’s an enthusiastic creative mind whose digital designs and social media projects have been the cornerstone of many New York-based festivals, events, and company brands.

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ISWG September – 6 ways to get back on to your ‘confidence carpet’

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This past month has been full of adventure and awe, but also challenges which wiped me off from my own ‘confidence carpet’. I will share in today’s post what happened and how I got out of it and back to my ‘confidence carpet.’ Continue reading

Insecure writers – Use your dreams as your seeds for your better future!

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This time I will share with you about my longterm dream, which I have worked with for many, many years.

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Confidence loves speed – ISWG for June 2017

This month I will write about how to conquer some fears in life and doing so – become a better writer and gain more confidence.
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Keys for March – Meet the spring with your heart’s megaphone and courage!

I am so sorry – my dear English blog readers – that I have not kept up my logging here as I promised last year. It has been a very chaotic period in my life, where we travelled with Michael for 3 consecutive months (California and Hawaii). After that we arrived in Mexico where I had to fix my final paperwork to live and work here as well host some guests from far away and work at the same time. It took me almost a month to adjust after the trip.So all in all I plan to also translate the other blog posts for my monthly keys from last year – as well work on the missing interviews, which I still did not manage to do in full (4 more interviews in the works). I am also learning to structure my life and work a little bit different and prioritize accordingly.
This year the main focus is to get my work going really well with Wantra. I decided that this year I will do my monthly keys as well my ISWG posts monthly in English. If occasionally it happens that I get inspired, I may write some additional posts here and there. I am also focusing to be able to finish and publish at least one of my books during this year. It is about time!  This gives me the maximum minimum to keep my blog fans in the loop while my adventurous and exciting life continues. Thank you for your patience! I so appreciate you all!
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This month I will talk about some very important keys, which I never get tired of talking about. It is how to live from the center of your inner courage, intuition and heart. Sometimes I lose my patience. I talk to people and see them around me and feel like I would love to shake some of them to wake up. When do they finally get it? Who are the doers who are actually going to get something done? Is it you?

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Monthly keys for July 2016 – let the inner feminine dance on the earthly carpet!

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This month has the main focus on the earth element. Read my keys to understand how it can all play out! I also focus on the new time relation shift using these energies and making the shift happening in all of our affairs…

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Keys for June – Water’s soft miracle keys

crystalwaterstarI will talk mainly about the water this month as the leading numbers show the lead in June. I also share how you can use the water as your best friend and guide in your life who helps always bring forth more flow and flexibility.

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Surfing through life and astrology waves – Interview with Katrin Haiba

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Photo: Katrin Haiba

Interview with Katrin Haiba (NYC, Mexico, Estonia)

4th of February, La Cruz, Mexico

A story about surfing, sailing and Cosmic Wave Astrology.

Questions and stories recorded/written by Crystal Ra Laksmi.

Additional editing by Katrin Haiba.

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Tacking the blog – Interview with Michael Ditton – Dreams, Goals and Adventure

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Welcome back to my blog. I will introduce you to my new blog set up as well to my very first interviewee, Michael Ditton – an author, self development coach, speaker, sailor, businessman and so much more who lives his dream. Continue reading

Weekly keys – 4. – 11. January – Roadmap to the Highway to Yourself in 2016

BB7palmsI promised to all of you my dear readers that this time I will talk about the new time numerology for this year, but the spirit is guiding me to write about another topic this time and follow up my promise next time.

This time I will talk about how one idea can reset and reorganise your life, give you your livelihood as well help you to live your dream. As it is the beginning of the year I would love to inspire everyone to make a little research what needs to be changed in your life and where one is headed in general to make it the best year ever! Continue reading

Weekly keys – 26th of Oct – 2nd of Nov – Golden middle path between happenstance and leading

1throwleavesThis week I will talk about how things happening by chance and how to lead, Tammsaare energies and stubborness of Estonians and how to prevent diseases and virus infections during the autumn season and how to improve your immune system. Continue reading

Weekly keys – 6th till 13th of July – Gifts from embracing the change

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Many people write the book first and then make a movie out of it. But my life is already like a movie, which could be turned into a book. My blog posts can be like small movie shots from here and there.

This week’s blog summarizes all the latest keys from NYC and my thoughts about it. I am starting a total love relationship with NYC. It holds me, activates me, penetrates me and grows me. This time it was really cool to be there, as I was there without the fear. Next week I will give you an overview of my observations getting back to Estonia. Continue reading

Weekly Keys – 9th till the 16th of February. Let this week be the DATE week with yourself!

5kayakThis week the keys are focusing on how not to make compromises with yourself; a reminder of the boundary settings; control in the new time energies; how to build the bridge between the heart and the head. It will finalize with a little glimpse to my heritage background. Continue reading

StretchDanced the Storm away!

docutrailerpalmtreeEvery time I go to the class I think maybe I should prepare more. Then the voice in me tells – no. You can just go and improvise and take contact with the group energy and enjoy the flow. It will turn out like LILA – the divine dance of the micro and macro cosmos inside and outside of you. Most amazing is that it does! Every single time!

Yesterday evening I got the message that the tropical storm is heading towards us and probably it is going to be be like 3 days of really bad weather. I had planned to have my StretcDance in the Sea class in the morning. So I tuned in to the storm energy and said, if it would love to express itself, could it come up like around midday not earlier? With that in mind I went to sleep.

vabasukeldumineI woke up and it was really rainy. I went to check it and it was all cloudy but not much of a wind. So I decided to go. I tuned in to the ocean and asked it to deliver a warm current to the spot where we usually have our class. So I got to the beach and wondered if there is someone else brave showing up and yes, one of the mermaids was. She was fully prepared with the equipment.

We said our usual aloha to the ocean and then our toes touched the water and it was really warm. Outside temperature must have been around 25 C, inside it was around 35 C for sure. Wow. What a surprise. So the magic had worked!

We got in and put our snorkels and masks on and saw the bottom. Wow the water was clear! During the first exercises I observed one bigger fish, who was actually checking his breakfast but i guess we were too big to bite. In between the waves were coming in and I was swimming in the clouds. It was a very mystical and mysterious feeling.

Throughout the class one movement after the other presented itself and we got more and more relaxed went deeper and in between it was almost hard to speak as we got so relaxed that it felt like the left side of the brain was turned off completely.

Doing the classes or courses outside in the nature is the most amazing classroom one could imagine. The outer reflects the inner. Today we could hear the symphony of the raindrops getting into the water and also some birds flying and the ocean and the water was very warm and felt almost like an embracing mother. Everything was so humble and it literally felt like the ocean and the nature were bowing down to us and to our dance. There was something magical in the water and in the air. Unusual. Not describable.

We got out exactly one hour later and it was much colder outside than inside, usually it is the other ways.

Then my wonderful human mermaid said something to finish up as we were expressing gratitude to each other in this playful classroom. She said that when she travels away she can still do the moves and it can remind her of me. I thanked her of being the brave mermaid coming out to play as it is always nicer to play together with someone than just alone.

The storm did not reach to our location today and in the news it said during the night it had ‘dissipated.’ One should not think one can order weather, but what if we could? What would happen then? 

Tell me about some of your ocean experiences. What is it you love about this ocean university, what has it taught you? 

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Thank you for reading and sharing your comments, Aloha Crystal

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Bicycle adventure in Mexico

BB1jungleToday, after I had worked online for several hours, I felt my body was ready for a new adventure. I got some directions how to explore more of my neighbourhood. So off I went around 5.30 pm. The weather was not too bad. What I mean by that is that it was not too hot. It was actually cloudy and really ok temperature. September is the hottest month over here, so usually it is around 45C  every day during the daytime.

The first part of the road was like in the jungle movie. Big trees, overgrown on the sides, and then this long green grass on both sides. The first stretch was without any pavement, later on it was paved, so I could enjoy my bicycle ride.

BB4junglehousesJust after maybe 1 km I got to the first houses of Nuevo Vallarta, where the big hotels have been recently built one after the other snaking by the ocean side. One hotel is bigger than the other. The road was wide and very well done, so for the bicycle, it was a paradise. It seemed to become happier and happier as the time went buy. My eyes were enjoying these views of these beautiful houses by the road, hotels and loads of palm trees, alleys and all kind of other exotic trees. It is so lush and green right now as we have been having rain almost every night. In addition some thunderstorms and lightning.

BB2bicycleThe road was continuing for a long long time. So I did something what I did a lot when I was a kid. I just picked one road and wanted to see where it went. So I just followed it until I could not go any more. As it was a little village it was not a problem, because all the roads ended somewhere. But this one continued long. I think it must have been around 45 minutes later I was in the very end of it, as I could not go further.

BB9mayanpyramidAs the prize for my long drive I saw this little Mayan temple and the pyramid. On the side of it I saw many banana trees with their bananas on. I remember some of my first times in Hawaii, when I discovered how bananas grow and also how the whole ‘big plant (because it is actually not a banana tree)’ will be cut down as the bananas are ripe. So I even did some videos of these to archive the precious moments of meeting the bananas. You see, as a person from Estonia, it is a very precious moment indeed.

BB13plumeriasThen I turned back and even found one or two trees with plumerias. In a way it was a bit sad to see all these big hotels and developments. Nothing seemed to be done in cooperation with the nature. Of course I do not know all the details, but it seemed so. What about small cute Mexican style clay houses? Or ecohotels? I guess over here the thought goes where the masses go. I hope it will change one day.

BB7palmsLater I got to another road, which I also wanted to check where it goes, but they had guards there and seemed it was more closed. So I turned around. On one of the corners there were some local Mexicans and they were all waving to me after I shouted HOLA and one of them even said out loud:

‘Hey pretty lady!’

I must have missed one of the turns as I looked at the houses and these looked very strange. So I thought, it is not so far, so I can just bicycle back by the side of the road.

BB18bigroadThat is where the ‘real adventure started.’ I guess maybe my masculine side got a bit tired of me just having this long slow stroll with the bike, which felt like driving a Mercedes, so comfortable. So I get to the main cross and the traffic lights are difficult to understand. there is no clear understanding which light is meant for who. So I tried to figure out and of course started to move exactly where it turned for red for me. Luckily I could stop (in the middle of the road) and get going when all of the cars had passed. 

So I got to the main road and thought there must be some kind of side shoulder or side road. I tried to cross the main highway (both ways 2 lanes) and that was a challenge. It must have taken me around 13 minutes or so to get to the other side as the traffic was very heavy.

So I got to the other side and even if the shoulder is like 4-5 meters wide and you even have the strong yellow line strongly painted close  to the edge, so that the cars should see it clear, there were many cars which passed me so close that I swallowed hard.

So I tried to get as close to the side of the pavement as I could. As it is a total anomaly sight over here to see a white girl driving a bike with very short shorts as well, I got lots of cheering up from most of the cars. Would never happen in Estonia.

Then the next thing came up. One of those side roads which looked nicer and quieter were full of hidden dogs on the side. So they could jump into your bike any moment and then ‘take a little bite ‘ of your leg… I had 2 wild dogs like that coming towards me. Then I stopped so suddenly they got shocked and then I shouted at them some really rude words in Estonian and they were totally shocked and ran back. Works every time. Wow.

So in between I was not sure if I was going in the right direction. I checked some of the buses and they had the sign to Bucerias, so I knew I was on a right track. Then I could see some of the familiar buildings – Wallmart, soon came Mega. I was surprised that there were not so many cars out there, but as it is a national independence day today here in Mexico, everyone is celebrating at home I guess. So I wonder if it would have been more cars as usual would I have been run over then? 

In the end I just got so into the zone of that danger (my hands even shaking in between) that I almost passed my turn. I happily got to my side of the road and cruised into the community feeling like I had passed some kind of Mexican test or something. Feeling proud of myself. 

Then I thought to make a little bicycle round in the community, but first thought to check on the new neighbours – a female couple. They were home, kindly offering me their amazing salads and we were talking stories about ourselves, Mexico and life. It was so nice. We were just so on the same page. They showed me their backyard and the development project which was going on there. That looked really good. They are a Canadian couple who are here in Mexico for good. I admire people like that, who just come and change like that! We also shared some fun stories about Mexican time!

I must have spent more than an hour there. I got home, had a nice cold outdoor shower, fed the cat, who was so happy that took off right after. I myself had another additional bite to sit down and write this.

It just works for me to adventure a little bit every day. Find new places and give my body some new possibilities to move and discover new ways.

This morning I did Organic StretchingTM and the topic for today was ‘multidirectional movement’ and I had a nice session on the floor. I guess what happened was that I also got that ‘multidirectional’ into my bicycle trip. I got back home safe and was totally multidirectional.

Now the body is tired and feels like I would love to go to bed early tonight. Early for me is like midnight (usually go to bed around 3 am). I even thought of starting to have these morning bike rides every day. I will see what the body says in the morning for this. As during the day it gets so hot, it is impossible to move.

The body was happy, the mind was happy and the elements were in total balance and also got some social input, which I have had quite a lot this week. During the last 3 days I have adventured every day – Friday the PV trailer filming. Saturday the eco community visit and today the bike. I have also discovered I am most effective when I have some adventures and then work again. Too much of the same does not really work for me. I am happy to get it confirmed over and over again.

Tell me about you and your adventures? 

When was the last time you adventured?

Do you have your weekly, daily small adventures?

Would you love to adventure with me one day? 

Check out the Hawaii adventures. Still some spots available!

Check out the nice gallery of the journey!

Adventures from January till August 2013

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Summary of the activities and adventures

January till March – London

aablogwingskyI stayed in London to check out new possibilities for my new base in the world. I made several courses for the locals and participated in some of the bigger ones done by others. London as a city was fascinating, almost overwhelming, but living there on that particular moment did not really work. Maybe I lived with people who I was not supposed to? Maybe the timing was wrong, but all the sings where showing on this direction. I got very sick and had to travel to Mexico to get my health back on track. It was interesting that from London the ticket to Cancun was cheaper than the ticket to Estonia. The choice was not hard to make.

March – April Mexico, Cancun

picasa crystalnewmexicoI healed myself through the sun and the ocean and got my body back in shape in 2 months time. At the same time we started with a new online course for 6 months called Ettevõtlusjooga (business yoga) with my new cooperation partner. I joined with several of other projects, to get the foundation for my new life in order. One of these was to visit an event of 5000 people in Chicago, which gave me a lot of inspiration for the future. I worked mostly on the online project and prepared for the courses in Estonia.

May, June Estonia and Mexico – Puerto Vallarta

mirror  theoryI did many Access Consciousness® courses and worked on one to one clients and made bigger conclusions and sum ups of my life in Estonia. In the end of June I adventured back to Mexico, this time to the west coast. I participated in Organic StretchingTM Teachers Training, which was wonderful. After the course I decided to stay longer, to get my body and being more into balance.

July – August Mexico – Mexico, La Cruz, Bucerias

* In the middle of July I got the idea to make a documentary about Pat Henry and Organic StretchingTM.picasapatmemovdinner Magical events started to happen and I got offered 3 houses to take care of and in addition two volunteer proposal editors. It has been a hectic and powerful work we have done all together. Now the local filmmaker joined forces in addition to another one coming from New York. How lucky am I?

mermaid pond* In addition I started StretchDance in the Sea lessons, which have had really powerful results for all the participants, including myself. I did not only lose weight, but also everything and everyone else, which was not supporting me.

* I stepped out of 2 bigger systems, which I felt did not support me any more.

* In cooperation with others from all over the world two amazing new websites were developed:

www.cyrstalralaksmi.com

and the Estonian version:

www.crystalralaksmi.com/eesti

crystalralaksmiandwritersgroup* I met up with many new people and foreigners, who shared with me their trust, generosity, kindness from their whole heart. They did not only share their hearts with me, but also their homes! This is very unique!

* I got invited into some new global clubs, which may influence the world big time!

* I got back to my divine path and back in my zone!

I am really grateful for everyone who has crossed their paths with mine and contributed to me to get closer to my inner path so I can contribute more to the world and myself as well. Thank you, mahalo!