Here I am comfortably seated on a United Airlines flight from Hong Kong to San .Francisco in what they call a pod. A pod is like a private apartment in the sky where you can lie down, watch the latest movies, eat good food, or, as in my case, write. Well, because the flight is 13 hours long, I think I will spend the time moving from one activity to the other. And, in order to clear my mind, I'll gather my thoughts until dinner is served and then write until my food has digested. And then, I'm going to sleep for as long as I can. Today, I find myself thinking about what it means to be a part of a family, and it occurs to me that true family is not necessarily a group of people you come through . . . it seems more probable to be a group of people you are drawn or vibrationally magnetized to. Unlike a biological grouping, coming together to heal faulty beliefs, a soul grouping seems to be one in which you get to enjoy the benefits of forgiving and thus healing those faulty beliefs. I just enjoyed a little short of three amazing weeks spending time and/or traveling with my Circles of Light family. I started out on a Thursday in Hong Kong where I spent a wonderful week participating in a wide variety of activities with my Chinese family members. We had facials and massages; we went shopping and to the movies; we had delicious lunches and dinners; and, we had two enthusiastic circles. On the following Thursday, I met up with 41 of my Circles family in Bali, and again, had an amazing time, talking, laughing, singing, dancing, eating, touring, shopping, and yes, more massaging. Whenever and wherever we gather it's like a family reunion that you feel excited, rather than obliged to attend. People who observe us, marvel that our family is so diverse ethnically . . . Black, White, Yellow and Red, and generationally . . .from teenage to old age, with no signs of a gap. Observers are often full of questions and express amazement that we are all so compatible and happy being together. After the large group returned to their respective homes, I spent time in Ubud with my son Esak and a gathering of his yoga community who had not yet found the beauty of bonding. And, the feeling of being with them was good, but definitely different. It made me realize that being a part of a soul-family requires that decisions be made. It requires a decision to be bigger than our stories . . .to love and trust each other, whether we agree or disagree over a particular issue. I thank God that in the family that we have built, we understand and appreciate the necessity of making the above mentioned decisions and are more than happy to comply. As a result, I look forward to every opportunity for as many of us as possible to be together. And, as it happens, next month, almost 100 of us will gather on a cruise ship headed for Mexico to celebrate my birthday. . . YAY!