I would now like to share some of my impressions of the people of Dublin. I have done this in past blogs but this trip I noticed a decided awakening going on in many of the people I worked with. Many have decided to leave their jobs and even careers in government and corporate positions to become more independent in vocations involving healing work, even shamanic work. There is a revitalization of the mystical arts now flourishing in Dublin. Keep in mind that Dublin is comprised of people from all over Europe, America, and far-flung nations such as Iran and Australia. It is a very international city bursting with youthful and vibrant energy. In spite of the economic down-turn impacting the city there continues to be this swelling stream of conscious people who are hungry to learn and grow more deeply and fully in a spiritual sense.
I was also struck by how many more men are involved in these arenas now. My classes were equally attended by men and women. Perhaps this is because Danielle attracts both genders easily, but at the Buddha Bag I was struck that possibly 2/3rds of the nearly 60 people attending were men. Men are interested in lucid dreaming most certainly! Many of these men had experienced astral travel as well. How wonderful!
In terms of astrology, I met one special man named Nadasen Pillay who teaches Kundalini Yoga and has been studying and practicing astrology since he was a teenager, and many who were well versed in the terms and techniques of my craft. Another lovely man named Daniel is sort of like ‘Super Man’; an accountant by day and an astral traveler/healer by night. The women were impressive in their professional credentials including a medical doctor, and an educational administrator. I so thoroughly enjoyed each individual that I served and would love to know how each unfolds in their journey ahead for, like their counter-parts in America, many are at the cross-roads making major decisions that involve risk-taking and courage this coming year.
Here are some of the great centers Danielle is linked with or works out of:
The Buddha Bag at 8 Baggot Lane, Dublin 4 (086-157-9518) was founded by Paul Congdon, who is also the Publisher of a marvelous journal you can subscribe to on-line called Positive Life.
The Buddha Bag also has yoga classes, healing circles, and a variety of wonderful events every single day of the year. Check them out on Facebook as well.
Before ending this tour of ‘Spiritual/Mystical Dublin’ I’m going to list a few delightful café’s that are inexpensive and serve up organic and delicious fares. They were all within walking distance of Danielle’s home.
Another thing I love about Dublin are all the tiny shops and delis that serve absolutely fresh AND organic foods. It is amazing how very many of them you find along one street. Organic is big now in Dublin and the surrounding towns. The larger super markets like Tesco feature ample sections of organic produce, and the variety of foods now available rival even a place like California.