Inside the Mind of Isadora


Wayne Dyer – Dies at 75

Dr_Wayne_DyerWayne Dyer died on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in his home in Maui, Hawaii. He was 75. He was a long time self-help guru, spiritual teacher, best selling author of over 30 books, and lecturer.

He grew up in Chicago in a tumultuous household with an alcoholic father. He was placed in a succession of foster care at age 3.
As an adult in the 1960’s, he taught social studies at Detroit’s Pershing High School. Eventually, he became a counselor at a Catholic all-girls school Mercy High School in Farmington Hills. His motivational and self-help lectures at St. John’s University, where he was a professor, attracted a great many students to him. His first book ‘Your Erroneous Zones’, was published in 1976.

He was a long time friend of Deepok Chopra who tweeted: “Grieving deeply at sudden passing of my life long friend @DrWayneWDyer. I saw him 2 weeks ago at Chopra Center in good spirits.”

A close friend of Oprah Winfrey and contributor to the Super Soul Sunday on the Own channel Winfrey tweeted: “It was always a pleasure to talk to @DrWayneWDyer about life’s big questions. He always had big answers. RIP Wayne. You brought the Light.” Oprah.

On a personal note: In the 1970’s, I started my journey to self-discovery. Coming from what is, now known as, an abusive childhood.  I was searching for answers for my emotional pain. Wayne Dyer, Deepok Chopra, Leo Buscaglia, Don Miguel Ruiz, Eckhart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hanh, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and the Dali Lama have all been part of the roads that I’ve traveled up until this point. I thank them all and wish Wayne Dyer Peace.  2015©Isadora DeLaVega

wayne-dyer-quotes-1Wayne Dyer   Change Your Thoughts _ Change Your Life

Deepok-ChopraDeepok Chopra    The Way of the Wizard

dalai-lamaDali Lama   The Path to Enlightenment

9a8213a3646fb1c90c4c17eaa33e7e45Thich Nhat Hanh   Peace in Every Breath

holi Sri Sri Ravi ShankarSri Sri Ravi Shankar   Celebrating Love

Eckhart-TolleEckhart Tolle   A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

Leo-Buscaglia-QuotesLeo Buscaglia    Living, Loving, Learning 

ruiz-e1374146323981Don Miguel Ruiz     The Four Agreements


Bird of Paradise

Flower-Bird-of-Paradise-B.web Bird of Paradise                2015©photography by Isadora 

The Bird of Paradise or crane plant is a plant that bears a unique flower that resembles a bird in flight.

It’s native to South Africa but naturalized in Mexico, Belize, Bangladesh,

Madeira Islands and Juan Fernández Islands off the coast of Chile.

Common names include Strelitzia, Crane Flower or Bird of Paradise,

though these names are also collectively applied to other species in the genus Strelitzia.

The plant grows to 3 ½ to 4 feet in height and has clumps of stiff banana like leaves,

gray to green in color, extending up from its base.

Its flowers emerge from a beak-like structure known as the spathe,

which sits horizontally at the top of a long stalk and forms a sheath that protects the flower.

The color of the spathe ranges from green to purple.

It makes a durable perch for holding the sunbirds which pollinate the flowers.

The flowers, which emerge one at a time from the spathe,

consist of three brilliant orange sepals and three purplish-blue petals.

Two of the blue petals are joined together to form an arrow-like nectary.

When the sunbirds sit to drink the nectar, the petals open to cover their feet in pollen.

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