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Week ThirtyFive: Going Back in time to 1959…Cuba 2015 Before the American’s arrive.

The curtain opens...

The curtain opens…

As we board an  Ilyushin Il-96-300s with Cubana de Aviación (Cuban Airlines) this is the 1st step back in time…

It has a two class configuration…this is a big wide body four engine long haul aeroplane…The 1st class seats are UNreal like big lounge chairs so comfortable I went to sleep as soon as that big baby left the ground feeling totally safe and secure.

Fasten your seatbelt and prepare for landing…OMG I am so excited I have waited for this moment to arrive for awhile, funny when you get into the FLOW its amazing how quickly you can manifest your dreams with a little help from my Merman…

‘I multiply my value a hundredfold’ a quote from Og Mandino

I multiply traveling to AMAZing Places lots 🙂

Through customs with a BIG Welcoming Smile…Mind you we are traveling on our Kiwi Passports.

Change some $US into CUC’s (Cuban Tourist Dollars) find a cab then into the city of Havana to our Hotel The Saratoga…As we travel First Class and it’s my BornDay Month I wanted to stay in Luxurious Style and Comfort and that is exactly what our Hotel is, old style opulence, the paintings, the carpets, the lighting, the door-man and the First Class service…

I’m in Heaven in Havana on my 50th BirthDay with my Merman Warwick…

We go to the room and dump our bags have a quick wash…”lets go to the bar for a drink, Happy Birthday to me”

The bar is beautiful, totally old world charm and our barman Randy…OH yeah ladies watch out what a dream, white shirt, bow tie and smoldering cuban blue eyes PHEW! We order coffee, rum and WHY NOT…a Cigar ! Its a birthday gift from blue eyes 🙂

Yip now we’re talking, this is exactly where I wanted to be when I turned 50…its 3am and Life Is GOOD!

Around 11am we wake up…Open our curtains to….WOW its everything and more than I could have imagined check out the architecture and those cars…American 50’s Classic’s everywhere, some are mintO and others are belching black smoke and just bearly moving, its like watching an old 50’s Black n White movie BUT in HOT Cuban Colour!

We decide to go look for breakfast and not half a dozen steps from the hotel door we are swept away into the local scene by ….. a music teacher OR as he likes to be known a Profesor de Musica, he takes us to the local market where he gets a bunch of banana’s for me (I was saying to Warwick up in the room “all i want is a bunch of banana’s” ‘Ask and you shall Receive’) and a beautiful exotic flower…then its onto a bar which supposedly was in the Buena Vista Social Club NOT! I do know abit about Cuba, BUT I’m rolling with it as it’s FUN) where we dance to Cuban music and drink more Rum inspired cocktails… WELL it is my BirthDay!

He asks Warwick if he’d like to buy cigars? THERE are a few things NOT to do in Cuba…BUY anything from anyone on the Street (unless you know them) Warwick says yeah he’ll have a look…BOOM he just bought a $40 bundle of ‘El CrappO’ Cigars! So called Colosso’s,  Fidel’s choice of  Cigars…BaBAM! Wrong!  Anyone who knows anything about Fidel Castro, knows he smoked Cohiba Esplendido…Gotta get street smart baby!  I didn’t care as I was having a Blast, dancing and laughing and having FUN this is what I came here for LIFE is ONE BIG ADVENTURE!

Oh our barman was a huge Russian guy named Vladimir who just kept the cocktails rolling…(for those of you who don’t know me I don’t drink much anymore just the odd cocktail OR two) BUT Cuban Rum I got turned onto by some really good friends Pipi and Geoff from Wellington a very long time ago and I do LOVE it so lets see what happens with that 🙂

We decided to ditch our random tour guide and go explore on our own, the architecture is Unreal you feel like you are in Spain or Italy Or St Petersburg, some of it is standing and being renovated but then right next door is a crumbling mausoleum its definitely a contrast of done and undone…

The people are all happy and colorful, laughing OR singing as they go about their daily shuffle…I have spotted two people totally clothed in white immaculately all in white hmmm who are these people? (I find out later that they are like fortune tellers, shaman, the story keepers) I am being the silent observer and taking it all in…

Its hot and sticky (I personally LOVE these temperatures reminds me of Far North QueensLand) we decide to go up to the pool and hang out for awhile before finding somewhere to go for dinner…

It’s another WOW moment,the view from the rooftop is AMAZing, we will just stay here for dinner I’m thinking…watch the sunset and drink rum YIP more rum…I am totally in a happy place and all of the waitstaff are so helpful. genuine and real they are not trying to impress anyone they are doing the best that they do LIVING right in the NOW (this is one thing I love when I go to other countries especially bordering on the third worldish, the people are all about what’s happening NOW no past tripping no future tripping…living each moment RIGHT NOW)

Time for sleeping…to re-awake within my Dreamland of Cuba tomorrow…what will it bring?

I am Grateful to Warwick my Merman for this ADVENTURE shared together…I LOVE you to the Best Waves and Back xxx

Week ThirtyFour: First Class…In, Along and Out…

We were Born First Class…Why do we settle for anything less?

Most of the time its because OUR Parents did, and this is where some of our WORST Habits were formed…Bless their Hearts they were only working with the knowledge they had at that time…Thank the Goddess OR whomever you like that as we get older WE get to choose our Teachers of this OUR Life Experience as a Spirit inside of a HU-Man Body…

SO YES its my BornDay Month the WONDER-filled Month of JUNE…StarSign Gemini ruled by the forever FUN-Filled Quick Moving Mercury…

So much is going on the Month with Friends Celebrating their Born Days, Travel, A BIG Wedding, Anniversaries, Shopping, GIFT giving and receiving, CAKE, Flowers, SUN, BIG South Shore SURF, SUMMER is on its way…and yes even a few Angels receiving their wings to return to whence they came…

For me it all starting this year in May with the tagalong Taurean’s jumping on the Gemini BDay Month, and my sister Queenie sending me an early Gift as she thought I would definitely want to take it away to my BirthDay Destination CUBA! To all my fellow Gemini sista’s n bro’s I LOVE you all and YES there are lots of us and WE all know who we are 🙂

Lots of packing and sending parcels to California for the UP in coming BIG Wedding Celebration (more on this a few posts away) and to Oregon for the Boys winter treats, and the Gemini BDay gifts yet unsent…

The days are being counted until we leave to go to the airport BUT before that on the 7th June there is a Colour Code Training with the Masters MarkJ and Davene…OH did I mention I am going to be a Guide within the Master Key Experience here on Kauai feel free to message me about this if you want to know MORE are YOU ready for MORE?

Sooo…the training was AMAZing glad i did have a heads up on it though first here from the MKMMA Retreat 🙂 Loving all that is being awakened within me…Gratitude 🙂

9th June…

Pre Party Time…Bamboo Bar n Grill 5:30 pm for Happy Hour Pupu’s n Cocktails!…I am totally blown away by everyone that turned up OR messaged to say they weren’t  able to make it…WHAT a BLAST so much LOVE, Fun and the meetings of new friends re-met LOVing my Friends!

10th June…

YaY awaken to the sounds of YIP if you’ve been to Kauai the Rooster’s Crowing…”Stone the Roosters”…Shower and Jess drops us off at the airport bright and early 🙂 Time to Chillax with my Love and ENJOY some quiet time and an ICY COLD beer from the new outside bar at the airport!

Our plane is Boarding…NOW this is where the 1st Class experience is beginning all the way to CUBA and Back…YES 1st class seats…Lihue to LA, LA to Cancun, Cancun to CUBA – CUBA to Cancun, Cancun to LA, LA to Honolulu then Honolulu to Kauai…”would you like anything to drink before the plane leaves?”

I am Grateful to my Husband Warwick my Merman for me the Mermaid, my lover, my friend for ALL that you do and YES this trip to CUBA is all about ME…Love you to the BEST waves you’ve ever ridden and the one’s YET to come…1st Class Baby here we GO!!!

Week ThirtyThree: The catch-up week and surprises arriving

What a week this catch-up week has been…PLUS its coming into MY BornDay Month and the amount of Gemini’s I know well lets just say its been FUN finding cards for each of them, with little gifts from the heart as well…

Talking about Gifts they just keep arriving…

A book called the “influencer” check this book out! More on this later…A beautiful color paper called the SoundView Executive Book Summaries bit of Willie Nelson Principal and the Madonna Effect…and other interesting tid-bits

“BREAK from the PACK” by Oren Harari

BornDay Gifts & Cards arriving early as I will not be here on OUR Summer Island we are going to CUBA…EXCITED much? EveryDay there are Gifts arriving…I LOVE GIFTs 🙂

First Guides Webbie is on SUNday am I prepared?

I am waking at 5:30 to read read read LUCKY I LOVE to read…”The Influencer” bit of a heavy read at 5:30am let me just say…BUT WOW there is some good stuff in there…

I gave birth to my Dee-Vine STARchild Sian in September of 1988 in Perth, Western Australia…WHAT has this got to do with anything? WELL…There was a case study in this book about Thailand and the AIDs epidemic which I had no connection to until I read it…After giving Birth I had to get a Blood Transfusion a really big one, the hospital didn’t have enough of my Blood Group as Im one of those rare type’s so they had to fly some in, when it finally arrived hours later on a plane it was still cold, as they were warming it up to get it into me…hmmm ick-fooey, painful and very unpleasant EXperience 🙁 Finally in and Im sleeping as this whole process was 48hrs or so ago…

A few Days after that while Im in BLISS-land with my STARchild and her Dad the doctor tells me they need to do a Blood Test for YIP you guessed it AIDs!

WTF we were thinking…this was BEfore they did AID’s testing on Blood Donors…For those of you that don’t know Australia is VERY close to Thailand and it is one of the major Drug and SexTrade places and Holiday Destinations for Australians it is SUPER cheap to fly to…

After reading a study in Thailand in the INfluencer this has now made sense as to WHY I was tested and NOT why I was TOLD I was being tested…YOU eventually will UNcover what is HIDDEN from YOU always!

Mahalo for the Gift MarkJ and Davene…

Sooo thats HOW this week ended the ‘TRUTH was REVEALED…

AND…CUBA nears 🙂 EXCITED MUCH!

Week ThirtyTwo: The After Party…”Back to REALity”…YOUR Life

…Home at last for some of us it was a pack up then drive to the beach for a swim OH YEAH! then drive home…

BUT for most it was sometimes for like Christian a 20+odd hour flight home…Hey you are finally there walking up YOUR own path being greeted by family OR animals OR just the smell of your own place 🙂

Time to SHARE your Experiences of the Island and Retreat…YOU laugh, remember and pull out all the photo’s…OH the Photo’s 🙂

THEN REALity kicks in…The wheels of YOUR Chosen LIFE start to Dance…the darlings, the DeeVine other, the animals, the JOB or YES the LIFEStyle, the laundry, the elderly parent, shopping, the laundry, school etc etc etc…WOW where did all this laundry come from???

The next days are filled with sadness, JOY, sadness and OH NO! its already Thursday and you haven’t written your Blog OR Tweeted OR Posted anything on FaceBook and then OH NO as your unpacking (because YOUR still savoring every moment) you find a Gift from a Very Special Person you met they left in YOUR keeping, a tear rolls down your cheek…

You look through your notes and get to the 30Day Plan OH FRIKen Heck its already Day3…

LoL, Breathe, RElax and let it all FLOW…

“It’s Back to REALity”…YOUR REALity…

Week ThirtyOne: 1st CLASS All the Way Baby!

We all of us know what its like to go to a Tropical Island for a week-two week long Retreat OR Holiday right?

 If you haven’t been to a Tropical Island just go to the place you would go…

So much is going on as soon as you leave your home…This is when the EXCITEMENT really kicks IN, as you are FINALLY on your way to the AirPort…

Lets skip the AirPort Part (the only good thing about an AirPort is THAT’s where the Plane IS…OH and the people watching OF course 🙂 WE find ourselves already in our seat, baggage stowed, smiling up at the Hostie who is asking us what we would like to drink before we take off…YES we are traveling 1st Class as “WE ARE BORN 1st Class and OUR life we are CHOOSing IS FIRST CLASS!” We get our drink and nibbles and start FUTURE Tripping about who we will meet, what our room is like, what the food will be like, what is on the island, what the Island will be like, what will we wear to each day of the retreat, will people like us, will I find someone who I Really Really Really like to MasterMind and Hang with?????

All of these questions are running RIOT Right?

Without Expectations YOUR plane ride will be BLISS-Filled, YOU will RELAX and ENJOY…YOU will BE in the MOMENT…”Gotta Luv It” warwick gray “NO Expectations” IT just IS in this moment in PERfect HARmony…

Arrival Time the landing gear is Down…KAUAI the Garden Isle…YOU are SUPER Excited now as you look out your window and glimpse the Island for the 1st time, “the SUN is shining the weather is Fine” the palm trees are swaying, the OCEAN is soooo BLUE and Inviting, as you enter the cute wee Island Airport the heat and smell assault your senses OH how DEE-Vine if you are anything like me YOU have a HUGE smile on your dial and you give a loud appreciative YEOW…..

  Gidday UP! Giddy UP! hmmm who’s saying is that?

The retreat has begun, you register, look around for familiar faces (thank the … I’ll say Goddess you say … for FaceBook pic’s, Skype and of course the SunDay Webbie…

Meet…Greet…Eat and then GO EXPLORE…I’m in PARAdice 🙂

Days of BLISS, NEW friends made, information, PLAY, FUN,information,wuzzles too and then OH NO REALLY? its the last day…

Your back at the AirPort…On the Plane…1st Class all the way home…Your sad you are leaving BUT some of you are excited to be seeing your families again OR getting back to your jobs….REALLY on the jobs??? (Just-Over-Broke) Let’s change that to…

YOUR LIFEStyle!

ARE you Really Doing what you want to be doing? Enjoying YOUR Bliss? Have YOU found YOUR Gift yet?