An amazing year in India
I’m on my second 6-month visa in India, visiting mostly the South. I’ve taken some special healing classes, and worked with the sacred cows.
I endured over a month at a famous meditation resort. I was part of a program which kept us busy 60-hours a week with not much time to get out of the compound or do anything else. Thank goodness it was a beautiful place to work. A lush, sprawling campus and I met people from all over the world! There were a few things I did not like about it but overall I was pleased with the overall work/study program experience. Kundalini was my favorite and it fit into my work schedule so I could take part daily. Boy……my body shook something loose with all the dancing. I felt alive again! I met another fellow male tantra practioner who was also from the USA. We exchanged massages and learned we had both studied with the same teacher from Arizona.
I’ve seen a few “friends” for the tantra-ssage when we can coordinate our schedules. This trip is more about ‘me’ on a spiritual journey and if I can do a little tantra on the side it is more meaningful and special for me. I am particularly pleased when I see a friend again. This is something I strive for; to have a network of erotic friends all over the world! I plan to see one gentleman in Mumbai who I saw in 2008 in Dubai. And I am trying to connect with another man in Delhi whom I had scheduled to meet in Denver back in 2006! What a small world it truly is. I recently had one erotic friend who saved our email exchange from 10-years ago!
I’m so blessed to be here. This is my 4th visit to India. I remember my first time was in 2005. I had scheduled a brief stop in India on my around the world tour. I cried when I saw the Taj Mahal. It seemed surreal with the dew and fog rising over the river behind this massive monument. I had wanted to visit the Taj since I was in 3rd grade!
India has been without electricity for 2-days. I just heard 600-million people have been affected. Being without power has been a regular occurrence where I have been. I went an entire week only having power 3-4 hours per day. I was miserable and had a major heat rash. I go from rustic, basic living to 5-star and everything in-between. India is very expensive and there is no way I can afford a 4 or 5 star hotel more than a couple of days a month. I can only stay there when I have time scheduled with a "friend" or two. For me, not having power is not so much of an issue now that the temperatures have cooled. But I can see where in a big city it is a major problem. Heat's a killer. One of the guru’s I studied with predicts a solar flare will cause the entire earth to be without power for 3-days. This will change our earth as we know it.
After a short visit to Delhi, I am soon returning to Rishikesh. I'll be on a yoga and a meditation program similar to the one I took one year ago when I started this spiritual journey. Rishikesh is a pilgrimage area. Hindu’s come to the Ganges River to bath, removing their sins and purifying the soul.
It’s been an amazing year.