Driving over to Landers,
DH mentioned that one of his former students, Chris Gubler, has an
orchid farm out in Landers. When we drove into The
Integratron's parking lot, we discovered that Gublers
Orchids was right across the street! Small world, as
they say. Being Sunday, it was closed. We'll catch him, next
Back at The Integratron, we joined
Jim and the ticket/info booth couple in the outdoor living room --
sofas arranged in a U-shape with a central coffee table under the
trees. The air temperature was perfect for lounging.
The effervescent ticket woman
introduced us to Touchabubbles.
These are enchanting bubbles that that you blow, and they
magically harden. They don't break, and you can catch them,
stack them, watch them roll. O and Freddy, our dogkids, looked very
la-di-dah with these glistening bubbles on their coats. (The
bubbles are non-toxic)
We fell in love with Harley the Dog. A huggable bear of a dog, Harley
is mellow, sweet and very handsome in a Rottweiler-Retriever kind
of way. He sweetly exchanged friendly sniffs with O and
Nancy gave us an
arm-chair tour of the property. It has its own small observatory, its own water supply,
meditation room, vineyard, and above-ground pool. Beneath the
floor are large stores of underground water that is brought to the
surface by wells. With this desert-transforming water, The Karl Sisters are greening
their corner of the desert, turning it into a veritable oasis.
With TLC, they have revitalized
the fruit trees, once neglected for years and
barely alive when they bought the property. With water -- lots of it, the
sisters have revived the trees and nursed them back to robustness. This summer,
the trees paid them back in kind with luscious apricots and tasty, soft textured almonds.
Nancy brimmed with passion for her
thriving vineyard, which is planted alongside The Integratron.
poetic as she described her summer harvest, the green-thumbed
Nancy says she
cares as much about her grapes as she does the dome.
When you come, bring
ROCKS to help the sisters create rock ponds that encircle these trees
for deep soaking. Out in the desert, light watering is actually detrimental as
the solubilized salts kill the plant roots
It was time for the
group sound bath. There were at least 25 of us. Once
again, we removed our shoes and climbed the stairs to the upper
room, arranging ourselves in a circle, lying down with our heads
toward the center.
For a half hour, Nancy
luxuriated us by bathing us with sounds from her skill playing of quartz crystal singing bowls:
Please be sure to read The
Integratron website's description of:
It was a heavenly
A year ago, I was introduced to the
singing bowls by a lovely woman in Running Springs.
Impressed by the full tones, I bought a CD of singing bowl tones to enjoy
The Integratron sound
bath is an entirely new
experience. Because of The Integratron's unique dome acoustics
and its wrap-around sound and amplification, the resonant tones
embraces, goes deeper, and are more "energetic" by
I was hearing with more than my ears;
I was feeling the pure tones with my whole body.The sounds massaged
all of me -- my bones, soft tissue, nerves, arteries, and
veins. My blood, lymph and other body fluids vibrated with the
Touching the spirit, emotions and physical
being, the sound bath is a holistic experience in every sense of
I don't know the science of it all, but I
have a suspicion that the amplified energy from the standing waves
literally blasts out whatever dis-ease is buried deep within
the body, whether that be pain, emotion, fear, doubt, insecurity, or anything
Afterward, I felt relaxed, lighter,
and radiant, very possibly right off the Kirlian
scale. Like having an old-fashioned water bath, I felt
cleansed, refreshed, and ready for bed.
In the middle of this
vortex is The Karl Sisters. Like us, fellow
travellers on a road that is not well-travelled, while having a
blast out in the desert. Uplifting spirits is fun, fun, fun.
Just as they are
nurturing their trees back to life, transforming a
desert wasteland into a productive oasis, I believe that The Karl
Sisters are encouraging a kind of accelerated, yet
rich spiritual growth for their visitors, by getting our bodies'
energy vortexes spinning up to speed and at
the same rate, which promotes health.
They are putting their all
into their joint endeavor, and with the highest truth, wisdom and light.
I believe in miracles. And
with these entries, I support their miracle.
It is profound.
"Life is a Gift."
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