March 5th 2017, a soul was born that was to transform the lives of me, Shyam @himalayan.yogi and Omkar. A month later, Ashita @ashitamathew posted some pictures and it was love at first sight. He travelled all the way from Kerala and landed in our home.
We named him Moksha. Perhaps he chose the name based on his destiny. For the first two years of his life, he was a bundle of madness. From constant mischief to throwing himself on us to shouting back loudly when he was scolded, he made it clear that he was a force to reckon with.
Exactly two years ago to this very day, he went out one morning and came back in few minutes with a swollen shoulder and crying. It looked like something had bitten him. At first he was diagnosed as possible tick fever. But within half a day of being bitten he started falling down. He was losing neurological control. Then one day he started losing all control. It could have been a stroke or degenerative myelopathy or anything really, but he was a quadriplegic. He was bedridden.
But something told us it was not yet his time. Shyam patiently dressed his wounds every single day and gaping holes became much better and eventually healed. Eventually we shifted to harness from trees, a bench below and he was happy to stand even two hours at a time looking around at the farm. He was absolutely happy. He loved his Ayurvedic oil massage and warm bath.
We travelled for a few days and were on our way back this morning when Nagaraj at home called us to say Moksha vomited and was unresponsive. He passed away within an hour, a few minutes before we arrived. It was quite likely a blood clot to his brain. He was fine last night standing from the tree. He just decided to leave. Of course we are happy that he is free now. But this time, somehow, our heart is truly broken. Coming to terms with Moksha’s lack of presence at home is heart wrenching. All our lives revolved around him.
I know that so many of you have been part of Moksha’s short but miraculous journey. Keep him with love in your hearts and pray for his soul to finally be at peace after the arduous journey he has been through.
Here’s that exciting news I spoke about to coincide with the one year anniversary of The Sleep Whisperer Podcast! Writing a book and becoming part of that magical group of authors is a dream!
Three years ago I wrote a book which I titled Sleep Whisperer, looking at sleep from a very in depth perspective, and tying together the cutting-edge science of functional medicine and eastern ancient wisdom. The story of how I wrote that book is indeed magical and a mixture of spiritual guidance and astrology(by my spiritual guide and mentor Shyam @himalayan.yogi ). It’s also been a lot of sacrifice and hard work during times that were stressful, challenging and testing in all ways.
The journey of the book from concept to acquisition is also a magical path which I will share much later. For now, I’m just humbled, grateful and quite simply excited to announce that the book has been acquired by Sonal Nerurkar @sonal_nerurkar of @harpercollinsin HarperCollins India! Sonal’s faith in the book has been unwavering and I’ll forever be grateful for it. I can’t wait for the final book release next year!
None of this would be possible without the trust, hard work, dedication and patience of my most beautifully warm literary agent Jayapriya Vasudevan @jayapriyavasudevan of Jacaranda Literary Agency. I cannot put into words what her belief in the book and being my warrior for it means to me.
I’m also deeply grateful for the dear colleagues and mentors who have made contributions to the book. That is a surprise for later! You can follow everything about the sleep podcast and book at @mysleepwhisperer
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