Date:: March, 2012
Bliss Prema learned the art of Indian Head Massage in Guatemala, and spent time in Peru with a shaman experiencing ceremonies with a very ancient, celestial medicine. Bliss then studied with a Reiki master in Ireland to further develop her abilities as an energy healer. Bliss learned from a great swami the ancient Vedanta philosophy and the Sivananda style of hatha yoga in Madurai, India where she graduated as a yoga teacher.
The Spice Mistress is honoured to welcome Bliss Prema as the focus of this month’s Pancha Q.
Bliss currently reside in Victoria & Vancouver, BC, providing Indian Head Massages, teaching yoga at various locations, and working with others as a spiritual guide.
1. How do you begin your day?
Bliss: I begin my mornings by connecting with my 3 year old daughter and husband. We have a daily tradition of sharing our dreams, dissecting the symbols and their meanings, and sometimes just laughing. I love starting my day with some breath work, stretches & a hot shower.
My morning shower is a spiritual experience for me. I feel some of my best ‘downloads’ occur while I’m one with the water. I purposefully create my day and set my intentions for the day, knowing that water has consciousness and will help expand my clarity and distribute the strength of my intention everywhere.
2. What’s one piece of life changing health advice you can share with others?
Bliss: I’ve just spent the last 3 months in ‘6th dimension Kauai’. One of the biggest lessons I learned while there was that it’s okay to not constantly contribute. By releasing the inherent need to contribute, I felt a huge pressure lift off my shoulders. While living in the city, I feel the energy moving so fast & I constantly get caught in the vortex of “Go, Go, Go” all the time. It was really hard at first – to unplug from everything technical, from all work & expectations, from all family and friends; but it was the only way to truly learn how to be ‘simple me’ again.
Taking time to pull out, stop contributing, and simply BE was Divine. Finding ways to do this, whether for 3 months, or 3 hours, is truly the best gift that you can give to yourself.
3. What’s one thing that gives you hope for the future?
Bliss: The beautiful children that are being born into our world right now. They are so clear, strong, intuitive and creative.
My 3 year old is already a shaman-in-training. She received her first shamanic experience by my best friend, her Fairy Goddess Mother, when she was 2 and she completely absorbed everything. She now gives full treatments with feathers, crystals, pendulums & toning. It’s unbelievable to watch her, and she does it with such reverence.
The children coming in now have strong purpose and will. I am honoured to be mother and auntie to the little ones, & to witness the great transformation that is happening with the birth of each new being.
4. Any lifestyle ‘Crimes against Wisdom’ (Prajnaparadha) that challenge you?
Bliss: Getting caught in the “No time – too busy” vortex. I’m currently restructuring how I work and play – making sure that I work smarter, not harder & that play is the most scheduled event in my calendar. Making time for my creative endeavors is of utmost importance. Painting, dancing, playing in nature, playing with my friends and reading. Doing what I love, rather than spending all my time doing what I think needs to be done.
5. A moment of beauty that inspired you today?
Bliss: I am sitting in a cabin on Mayne island – surrounded by tall trees, deers randomly walk by the window and the sun is shining. My daughter is happy and my husband is making us lunch. Beauty is in every moment. Blessings to you, Brothers and Sisters. Om.
Thank you for the interview, Bliss. Om Shanti!
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