Rebuilding Rasika

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Raised by 142 people in 12 months
The Thomas Fire took down my beautiful dream life and our physical home at Elevate, but we are each rising from the ashes. The most important being to me was the Elevate house dog, Zephyr, as we’d become quite close during my time there. As a lifelong dog lover, I began referring to him as my roommate. As you know, animals and pets especially can become extremely disoriented in a fire, so I grabbed him and ushered him into my car first, before grabbing a few personal items. He became my companion through all of the heartache, misery, adventure and blessings. One dazed and confused morning a few days after the fires, in Morro Bay, I looked down and randomly found this little relic, out of nowhere, with no reason to be sitting at a defunct bistro next to an Oriental Massage (which helps w dog handling shoulder and home displacement!!!)
With nothing in my world to hang on to, this perfectly-timed Sign from the Universe told me in that moment that we were being watched over, held and certainly not forgotten.

Thank you to so many of your kind and generous help in the form of monetary donations, you are helping me to rebuild, replace all that was lost in the fire, and helping me to relieve my financial stress over losing about 2-3 sources of income during this winter season. If you’ve already been a first responder and donated via PayPal, your funds have been added here. Thank you friends and family near and far. #OjaiStrong and we will rise again, as Signs are posted all along the way...
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Thank you so much to everyone who has donated generously and from the heart.

Letting you know I’ve been able to purchase quite a few good bedding items as well as clothing. In addition, I have been able to sign up for Scott Sedita’s Sitcom Intensive Workshop and ongoing class. You are truly helping me to keep my spirits up and my dream alive!!!
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Happy New Year you guys.
I am so grateful to all of your contributions to help me get back to myself. I’m really beyond words and placed directly into my Spirit when I realize that the Karma of our lives in times of good Grants us that same energy back in times of not so good. That’s who you are to me, and I love you all.

Thanks to you, I’ve been able and will be able to replace my Yoga Teaching books, supplies, wardrobe, renew training certificates, create business plans and a more dedicated website, and now, finally be able to go for my next level Teacher Trainings, as in RYT-500 and up my knowledge base and offerings, and learn how to weave in these kind of heart-wrenching-yet-somehow-heroic stories, into my classes.

Breathing out 2017, breathing in 2018, throwing in a spinal twist for good measure, and a hip opener minus the joint crack, and love to you!

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To all who have donated to me so I can rebuild my life after the devastation of The Thomas Fire, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR KEEPING ME IN YOUR THOUGHTS, PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS.
I feel held.

As a lover of all things Nature, I will be taking a portion of these donations and contributing back to a few places that have given me life. On my mind right now is the Ventura Botanical Gardens. They were hit hard, and completely wiped out. It was a beautiful, drought-tolerant, erosion-conscious trail that overlooked the entire Ventura Pier, with eleven lookout points with unique benches, sculptures and inspiring quotes for visitors and enthusiasts to stop and enjoy the remarkable views of downtown Ventura, the 180° vistas of the Pacific Coastline, the Marina, Oxnard and Mandalay Bay to the east, Surfer's Point, the Rincon to the west, the Santa Monica Mountains, and the Channel Islands. It was planning to showcase the plants of the Mediterranean, South Africa, Chile and much more. Lauded as the Best Trail Hike 2017 in VC Reporter, I am so happy I got to enjoy it on numerous occasions - with my parents, Grant, my dog friends and everyone who visited from places far and near.

#venturastrong #ojaistrong #risingfromtheashes
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