What would you do if you overheard an elderly couple in the pet aisle of a grocery store debating whether the tuna or salmon flavors would make a better supper? If you were Judy Ukasick, you would take your cart up and down the aisles filling it with food, paying for it and putting it in the couple's car telling them to call her if they ever needed help again. This is just one of many acts of kindness that Judy unselfishly administered during her all too short stay on this earth.
I knew Judy and her partner, Carol Lund, for years. They held a special interest in stones and would come into Free Spirit on occasion and light up my day. Judy would relay stories of how they would go to Arkansas and dig crystals that they would put in their yard. She always had a sparkle in her eye, a kind word in her smile and I admired her pluck and tenacity as she dealt with life's challenges.
Judy lost her challenge with cancer on February 27th at the young age of 63. The last time I saw her and Carol last fall, Judy was set to go to the Cancer Institute of America for a very rigorous, cutting edge procedure that she believed would give her more years with her lovely partner. Even in her pain and discomfort, Judy did not complain, she did not feel sorry for herself and she felt at peace with her life. I will never forget her tenacity in dealing with her condition as I will never forget her tenacity in treating people with kindness.
Judy was a wonderful teacher for me and, as I sat in church for her memorial and listened to the stories being told about her love for others, I came away a changed person. I wish I could have told her how she affected my heart and how I vowed that day to follow in her footsteps to treat others kindly and with compassion. I don't think I would have filled my cart for that elderly couple as she had then but I certainly would now.
Thank you, Judy, for sharing your magnificent life with us and for teaching us that quiet kindness is an everyday act. I am blessed for having known you.
DaEl Walker is returning for a limited engagement on Thursday, May 1st and Friday, May 2nd. He will be doing healing sessions both days and a class on Thursday night. We have slots for 7 slots open each day at $85 each for sessions at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00.
The theme for his class on Thursday night is "DaEl Walker Unleashed! - A Crystal Night to Remember!" DaEl will give a lecture and then you'll be able to ask questions for the rest of the night. You can ask him about anything crystals including skulls, healing properties, Atlantis and Lemuria, healing techniques, the science of crystal healing or anything else that you can think of.
The cost of the class is $50.00.
If you would like to sign up for a healing or the class, please call 262-790-0748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Then you will need to send a check or money order made out to Free Spirit Crystals to 4763 N. 124th St. Butler, WI 53007 to save your spot.
Don't miss this inspiring crystal master! He's truly one of the finest crystalogists in the world!
I'm thrilled to bring Tret Fure to Free Spirit Crystals for a picnic supper/house concert on July 9th. For only $20.00 you will receive dinner, a meet and greet with Tret and an awesome concert. Tret, my guitar/song writing teacher, began her professional career at the age of 16, moving to LA to perform with Spencer Davis and opening for such bands as Poco, Yes, and the G. Geils Band. She subsequently went on to form a solo career and record over 15 CDs of original music. She is an amazing guitarist and song writer who inspires her audiences with her lyrics and melodies.
We only have room for 30 people at this concert so get your tickets early. To order your tickets, send a check made out to Tret Fure to Free Spirit Crystals - 4763 N. 124th St. Butler, WI 53007.
Held at the Mitchell Park Conservatory, commonly known as "The Domes," the Dare to be Aware Fair is an annual gathering of ~60 exhibitors focused on expanding well-being, joy, growth and vitality. Free workshops, performances and demonstrations give you opportunities to learn more about the exhibitors and other providers. I'll be there with a booth and present a free talk at 11:45.
Come share the day with us!
Layout of the Month
This layout is designed to help see things from a perspective which allow for being non-judgmental in order to come from a state of compassion for all people and all situations including with oneself. It gives one a feeling of humility while connecting the heart to the 4th level of the field.