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In the Heavens:

Staring out at the horizon over the ocean, I see dark clouds reorganizing and reshaping, weaving in and out of shadow and light. This tableau is reminding me that changing conditions are the only reality in life and our job is to keep afloat and move towards balance.

As the cacophony of hatred and separation grows louder, Sultanas must step into the light of truth and compassion and bring others along. The Way of Sultanas, fed by a lifetime of experiences, is the path of self-discovery and adventure, like the way of the pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago.

To keep the blood moving in Third and Fourth Act, we practice leaning into dynamic ease, grit and faith that we can handle whatever is in front of us. The questions of living fully before dying are sometimes answered by just doing the work in front of us, gathering the support we need, and letting go of expectations, imbibing the spirit of “Que será, será “.

Other times, it’s about reorganizing and reimagining, letting go of old habits that are no longer useful, and entering the sky of spaciousness with curiosity and creativity.

On the Earth:

This week my 7- month old grandson and his parents are visiting in REAL TIME, not face-time. I feel the energy of creation, marveling at his wide-eyed brightness, seeded by his Israeli-born mother.

Just lying beside him, I am immersed in drooling, gurgling sounds, smiles, rolling over, hands in mouth and kicking feet. His skin is as soft and loving as his heart. And when his nervous system gets overloaded, he screeches, signaling something is out of balance, and waits for comfort from his father. Sometimes I wish I could get away with that!

Ahhh. Playing my ukulele, I am singing “Puff, the Magic Dragon” to my grandson. He is cooing, I am quelling.

To be reminded of the innocence, complexity and responsibility of babies strengthens my resolve for right thought, right speech, right action in every encounter, in every relationship.

No grandchildren. Borrow mine! All Sultanas stand in the grandmother’s tent. It’s our job is to move things forward, to have difficult conversations, to keep things real and current so we can be more deeply connected to one another.

“Conscious Sultana living is not for sissy’s! It requires commitment to being the best we can be every moment of the day, no matter what is swirling around us.”

Dee Deluca, Seed Sultana

International Women’s Day on March 8 got me thinking about matriarchal societies. A small indigenous group in Costa Rica, the Bribri, are women-led. This society of 13,000 people is organized into clans that are made up of extended families. With women as the head of the households, they’re the only ones who are able to inherit land. They’re also the breadwinners, processing cacao into chocolate.

Ahhh, The power of the purse and the hearth; the space of Sultanas.

We stand together in the grandmother’s tent; moving things forward, having difficult conversations, keeping things real and current so we are more deeply connected to one another.

Let’s up our connections.

SG is already a hub for ideas and contributions imbedded by many Sultanas. We are in relationship; we are friends and family exploring Sultanas Way, supporting each others’ journey while creating new paradigms of sageing and engaging.

To better align with our intention of building community, connection and resources for fellow Sultanas, we are resigning our website:

Moving forward, we are working to create space on the website to foster, promote and share products and services developed by fellow Sultanas. Something about “putting the Biz, in Sultanas.biz”. We will keep you informed as the project develops…

NOW is definitely the time to rise up as strong Sultanas for right speech, right thought and right action. “If not now, when?”

Be well and stay in touch. For more info, contact Ashley

Yours in spaciousness and joy,

Hinda Miller

Founder, Sultanas Group

“The weekend was a weaving of many threads brought by each of us Most did not know each other All our hearts were open to what might be possible Space we co created was safe allowing us to touch each other in meaningful ways Imagine how the world will feel when these kinds of exchanges are commonplace"

Dee Deluca, Seed Sultana

Reporting back on Sultanas Gathering,

Jan. 11-13th, 2019

14 adventurous seed Sultanas showed up, stepping into warm healing rays of the sun, overcoming challenges of bad weather, flight disruption, overseas travel and health issues to inaugurate the 1st Sultanas Gathering.


By the end of Sunday, our collective consciousness co-created and agreed upon 5 Sultanas Seed Practices:

Choose joy Be curious Cultivate connection Open to the mystery Embrace change

For individual work, we dove deeply into our own personal pearls of wisdom. We also chose qualities and behaviors that no longer served our evolution into full Sultana-hood. By letting go and surrendering, we were creating spaciousness for recalculating and reinventing.

We initiated the ‘gifting economy” by accepting the AWAKE collection of organic essential oils, folded into the Sultanas kit. We were given tools for creating ritual to help us acknowledge the spaciousness between appointments in our busy lives. A time to breath, ground and protect before stepping out.


Sultanas Gathering 2020

Jan. 10-12, Delray Beach FL.


Continuing to explore the Sultanas focus of "living before dying", we will grapple with some questions. How do we live strong productive lives in community? How do we avoid the old age isolation and loneliness? How do we create co-living collectives for graceful aging and cross-generational shared resources? How to discover what we truly want to leave behind?

Essential to our mission of becoming channels of hope and transformation, we will be inviting Sultanas-in-training [S.I.T] to stimulate energy flowing between generations, jumpstart conversations on ways to interact and communicate for the common good.

Ahh, the work of Sultanas is not for the meek. This is why we lift each other up, sisters of another mother.

Always recalculating and reinventing ‘the moment’ reminding myself to breathe, ground, step in/out, with all cylinders ON. In 6 D: physical body, intuitive sensitivity, thoughtful mind, passionate emotions; ethereal non-attachment and finally, the deep appreciation that we are all one.

How grateful we feel to be part of a community of conscious sisters and new friends; each of us committing to seed Sultana practices, imagining our ‘higher selves’ while supporting each other, our families and communities. By infusing all with joy, we are nurturing compassion and fun.

Now, dancing with pearl mala beads as a reminder of my commitment to growing into full Sultana-hood, I say the words of peace…

Om shanti, shanti, shanti

Hinda Miller

Founder, Sultanas Group

PS: Shortly, we will be recalculating and reinventing our web site to include launch of Pithy Pearl Log and Onboarding for New Sultanas.