So how is that pitcher of Sangria doing? Time to make another and read on?
TRAVELING TO FILL YOUR SPIRIT continued…
Fast forward a few more days. My phone rings at work. It is the mortgage broker, Karin Jimminez, with whom my personal finance guru connected me. “Rates are going up” she says, “We need to move on this refi right now”. A little background: I am divorcing my husband of twelve years and need to lower my fixed expenses. Michelle, my personal finance advisor thinks that I can refinance my house and lower my monthly payments while eliminating my debt by absorbing it through the loan. Karin is the genius mortgage broker who can make this strategy work. Something that has to do with the Personal Property Tax payment and the refinance results in a small windfall of cash for me to split with my soon to be ex. Michelle gives me permission to do something fun with the money. I check the cost of flights but even though they are pretty cheap, I am still on the fence.
I email Kirana to clue her into my plan and we decide to talk on the phone. During a conversation about what I might want to do she begins to explain the “guru energy” of the center. Swami Satchitanda (of Woodstock/Peter Max/Yogaville fame) was big into creative expression she tells me. The yoga center just seems to attract music and well known spiritual musicians like Krishna Das and Tina Malia. They ask to play there she does not seek them out. When I ask her why she thinks that is she says that Swami Satchidanda taught that creativity is an expression of the divine. This is exactly what Julia Cameron is teaching and what I am investigating in my own self. Instantly I say to her “I am coming.” I now have the reasons, the money and the spiritual guidance.
Ricardo is pleased. But I really don’t know what he is thinking.