I first met Sri and Kira at the annual Mid-Summer Conference sponsored by Geoff Hoppe in Santa Fe, New Mexico in July of 2004. Sri and Kira, were just starting their ministry together and were just finishing the process of buying the property in Tijeras, New Mexico, that would be the first TOSA Ranch. Sri and Kira had a booth at this event as I did. They were right across the aisle from me. My booth was about giving free body-mass scans for potential clients to buy products from me to increase their wellness and health. I had come with my sisters to this conference.
This was my first introduction to any spiritual conferences of this kind. In the past, my two sisters, Violet and DeAnna, had been coming home from such conferences all bubbly, excited and happy. They had been to many meetings with Ronna Herman, Lee Carroll, Geoff Hoppe and Peggy Debro. I think it was Steve and Barbara Rother’s first time at this conference along with it being the first conference for Sri and Kira as a couple. This fantastic conference was jaw-dropping for me. I was so thrilled to be there.
Geoff Hoppe had a surprise for the group. Geoff and his wife, Linda, and maybe some of the speakers kept a carefully guarded secret that Ronna would, after all, be able to come, but not until the middle of the conference. In the meantime, they had cooked up a skit with funny hats that in itself was hilarious. In the middle of the skit, from the back of the room, Ronna came walking up the middle aisle yelling, “Boys, quit your arguing!” Every one was thrilled to see her and the place practically exploded.
On the last day of the conference, the speakers were taking questions from the audience when Kira stood up and said that she had a message for someone but didn’t know who. She went walking through the audience, of between 200 and 300 guests, and finally came to me and said that one of my relatives, someone like a grandmother, wanted me to get going and stop procrastinating (my words). Kira said that this person was shaking her finger at me. I knew who it was, it was my grandmother on my father’s side.
Violet told DeAnna and me that Sri and Kira had moved to New Mexico and she thought they were the ones we wanted to be a part of. We enthusiastically agreed and I guess the rest is history. We were some of the first ones to join the Miracle Team. At that time, the three of us were 5 hours away from TOSA Ranch, coming from the north-east corner of New Mexico.
My childhood was idyllic being raised on a cattle ranch in northeastern New Mexico in an isolated sort of way. My playmate was my younger sister, Teena. We played every summer all summer long. We had “houses” everywhere. The cellar was one of our houses, the well house another. We could climb up to the roof of the chicken house on a ladder as if it were stairs. We had stick horses that we would hang over the braces of the water well tower for our corral. We had a special place on the lawn that we would have “church” and pray for all the missionaries.
We were brought up as Southern Baptists with loving parents. Often in the evenings, we would take the Bible story book to Mother and she would read us Bible stories. We knew all the characters in the old and new testament. We were raised to love God and trust in Jesus. For me, to become spiritually awakened was a natural next step. I will forever be grateful to my sisters for introducing me to this enlightened freedom and beautiful spiritual world. We were taking classes and workshops together and going to ensoulments and conferences together. It has been a fantastic journey.
Music has been a central part of who I am since I was very young. Violet taught me my first song on the piano when I was four or five. The last few years, my husband and I have been involved with a Methodist Jug-band where we play at rest homes. We’ve also played for funerals and for one wedding and for other gatherings. I usually play the piano or the mandolin. I am the pianist for the local Baptist church.
In the summer of 2007, we moved to Tijeras, New Mexico. My husband had retired from ranching and farming and I had retired from 30 years of public school teaching. His first retirement was as a major in the US Army after twenty years of service. The children and I went with him many places in the United States and overseas.
Once in Tijeras, I began volunteering at the TOSA Ranch. I also helped with the conferences in Albuquerque and along with others we were known as the “TOSA Angels” I was thrilled and honored to be a part of the whole thing. By the way, everyone called me and my sisters, “The Three Sisters” because we were usually together at the ensoulment gatherings and conferences. We have been to Guatemala several times and I know we will be seeing Sri and Kira in Uruguay soon. At present, I am involved in RRST with Neeta Singhal as an adjunct to the many modalities I have learned from Sri and Kira. I love my life.
Many hugs and blessings,