After much silence I'm sharing my August, September and October 2023 Newsletters here. Hoping to share more soon. 💞
Happy August, Beloveds!
Hard to believe we are already halfway through August! I hope you've been enjoying your summer delights and vacations! No major vacations for me this year but I did get away for a 4-day class in Fairfax, Virigina with Patrick Zeigler, staying in Leesburg with the Sweidels. Thank you, Monica and Marty!
I'm still integrating the work I did in Patrick's All Love class. As always, it was humbling to watch the transformations and openings around me. I walked into the class with such a sense of ease and contentment. That got shaken up by the end of the morning of the third day. Patrick pushed me hard. I spent lunch in tears feeling my heart torn open. That opened a door for me and by the end of the day, I went into Samadhi. My mind went totally silent and still, the deepest waking silence I have ever experienced.
Here is the definition of Samadhi from www.ananda.org: "Perfect union of the individualized soul with infinite spirit. (1) A state of oneness; complete absorption. (2) Samadhi, which literally means “to direct together,” is the state in which the yogi perceives the identity of his soul as spirit. (3) It is an experience of divine ecstasy as well as of superconscious perception; the soul perceives the entire universe. (4) In other words, human consciousness becomes one with cosmic consciousness. (5) The soul realizes that it is much more than the conditioned body. (6) Christian saints have previously described this experience as “mystical marriage,” in which the soul merges into God and becomes one with Him. (7)"
There are a lot of words above for the wordless state I experienced. I've tasted moments of it before. On July 30th I stayed in that deep silence until my classmates and Patrick started dancing over me to bring me back. The class was ending for the day and they needed me to 'come back'.
I would best describe the experience as perfect emptiness. Now to move into it again and again until I can live there and be awake and functioning here at the same time! I was not the first or the last to experience this state in this class. Thank you, Patrick, for opening the way for me and many others!
Om Namah Shivah!
Coming Soon ... I Hope!
Having never published a book before, I may be exaggerating by saying it will be out soon. I'm in the editing phase and believe I've finally completed my memoir. I started writing it in 2010 and hope by the end of 2023 I'll have it self-published on Amazon. We shall see. The memoir concentrates mostly on my life between 2008 and 2015. The title, Stripped Naked and Other Songs of Love, came to me in New Zealand in 2008 on my All Love/Tantra Retreat with Patrick and Natalie Zeigler. Patrick wants me to make it clear, which I believe I have in the book and now here, that he is not teaching or offering Tantra. That was Natalie's gift. I'm considering adding a subtitle: Birth of a Sacred Intimate. We shall see. The first quote under the title at the very beginning of the book is from Osho:
“Before he can come to know himself, a man has to become naked; he has to drop all his clothes. We not only wear clothes on the outside, we also wear clothes on the inside, in the mind.” ~ Osho
I share intimate details of my life and healing journey as well as my Tantric practice; so this book will not be for everyone. In the introduction I say: "Throughout these pages I've shared many intimate sexual details. If you’re uncomfortable with explicit sexual content, much of this book is not for you. My sexual journey played a powerful role in my heart's evolution. I hope to encourage readers to let go of making sex wrong and use that powerful energy to propel you into ecstasy and the truth of your being. It's all part of the joy of being alive in this precious body!"
I've had several people ask me over the years, 'who is your audience?' I finally can answer that question. It's people who will love the book. Maybe you will love it, maybe not. You'll have to let me know. Having finally gotten to the editing stage I have a song from YouTube I want to share to celebrate the journey! Enjoy!
I hope you can join us this Thursday, August 17th for another All Love Zoom from 8pm to 10pm. Dive in and open your heart to feel the love that you are!
There will be no All Love in-person class this month due to vacation schedules, but I will have one on September 16th. See above. The September All Love Zoom will be on September 14th. It's usually the third Thursday of each month. Hope to see soon!
I always love to hear from you to find out how your life is going and/or hear any reaction to what I have shared with you. Drop me an email if you have the time!
I hold you in my heart sending you love, healing prayers and peace. May you and your loved ones be deeply blessed.
Love and Many Sweet Blessing,
Happy September, Beloveds!
I know it still is Summer out, but I wanted to share a little of the coming Fall colors above! Fall Equinox is about eleven days away on Thursday the 21st. I hope you're enjoying the longer nights and occasional cooler weather as we head into Fall. I know am!
It has been an interesting time for me having finally finished the book and sent it to my editor. I'm adjusting to not having writing as the center of my day. Instead, I keep going over the book to see what I need to change, remove or reword. I may drive my editor crazy with my updates. Luckily, she hasn't started editing the book yet.
I enjoyed making a mockup of the book cover (sans the spine) on PowerPoint using Susan Singer's painting of me called "The Bliss of It All". Here's what I have so far. The block with the title needs to be changed using something softer. I'd love to have my book published on Amazon by the end of the year. We shall see. Let me know what you think of my cover mockup. I hope the description and cover art are enticing!
Last month I sent out the wrong date for the in-person All Love class. It's the 23rd of September not the 16th. See below. I've settled on the third Thursdays of the month for the All Love Zooms. Join me online on Thursday, September 21st at 8pm to 10pm. Here is the link:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 891 8411 0786
The fee is $20 and you can pay me via Zelle using my phone number, 410-598-1010 (Preferred - name shows as Sharon Tuegel) or on PayPal via my email address: email@example.com. I'd love to know ahead of time if you plan to attend. Hope to see you online or here at Sturgis! These gatherings continue to delight and amaze me!
I hope your days are filled with love and joy as you embrace whatever challenges life brings. May you tenderly hold the part of you that sometimes suffers letting go of whatever must or needs to go. Each day I spend time remembering the eternal soul that I am. That gives me deep peace and connects me with love and a renewed strength to face the moments of my day.
I've felt a bit tired and challenged recently. I had two nights I dreamt of my brakes failing. I thought it was my anxiety over finally putting the book out, or that my brakes needed fixing, maybe both. I took the car to the mechanic, just in case, and the front brakes were completely gone. Glad I listened to my dreams!
I hear the 'energies' are improving out there. I feel lighter these last few days, happily. I hope you are feeling good too! As always, I love to hear from you and what is happening in your life! Sending you my love and many sweet blessings!