Bittersweet 🥺 week 10/10✨💖. Reaching the end of this beautiful experience ☁️✨. One thing that I have recently come to realize, is that Yoga truly is a form of art 🎨. As one of the many arts, skills and creative activities pursued by human beings throughout our history, such as music, dance, painting, building, craft-work, enjoyed as part of the cultural heritage of humanity. It is a creative act and Yoga is an art that we can engage with, take part in, transform ourselves with by our mental and physical practice. Yoga can be seen as an aesthetic experience. The body takes up different shapes and forms and when performed and with care it because almost an art piece. Here I think of balance, poise, grace and precision 🤸♀️. Moving through a sequence of postures gracefully and mindfully, we can develop a sense of aesthetic appreciation of what we are doing as we do it, simply as an activity in itself. At the end, we all can be set up with the same alignment, but looking totally different from outside 🎭. That is what I call beauty of diversity. Beauty of life ❤️✨. Wouldn’t it be boring if we were all the same? Thank you @yogigonz
for your loving wisdom and guidance along this way 💖🌈✨🤸♀️. #yoga #laughinglotus #yogateacher #love #life #joy #freedom #art #passion #ganapataye #removingobstacles #ganesha #yogafam
photo credits: @nousha
...& just like that I’ve had enough of making washers
You know the very best thing about thinking you ‘cant’ do something?
... is when you discover you ‘can’
This project is the reason I learnt to crochet in the first place
I knitted linen squares for a blanket for my grandson when he was born
A friend took on the crochet aspect but became very ill before getting very far at all
When it finally made its way back to me it fell into the too hard basket
.... as things do 🤨😏
How happy do I feel as it comes together in my hands?!
Pretty. Dang. Happy. ☺️
✨Today my teacher referred to our job as being ‘Hell’s Tour Guides”.
Hell is a charged word, but we all have our own version of it. We are our own worst enemies, in that we are the only one in the way of what we desire most. This is a tough pill to swallow. It has pushed up against my ego repeatedly. It still does. I like blaming my parents, my childhood, life circumstances along the way. However, when we choose to surrender and take accountability for our healing - we can experience true empowerment. When we accept that we are the only ones standing in our way, we can then move out of it!
As practitioners, we are constantly doing our inner work in order to be able to do our “jobs”. To be of service. We encounter our own versions of hell all. the. time.
Hell = Our programming formed in childhood + beyond, that limit our conscious awareness and create our suffering. Our stories. Our isolation, fear, loneliness, distrust, separation.
We navigate this painful terrain so that we can break out of our story’s cycle and gain the pieces of our souls that we lost in trauma; In situations we could not yet handle. We do it, to return to wholeness.
There is nothing that makes me feel more alive than living my purpose. That is, in short, to ask people what they want to experience, and help them see and transmute the obstacles in the way of it.
I feel so honoured to do this work; To be able to take a good look at my demons, to be supported by my classmates and to grow my capacity so that I can confidently walk alongside my clients as they too face their fears, and transform. Holding space for them as they empower themselves to look at their shit, grow from it, and expand into joy - is a feeling I can’t put into words.
When I first started this program 5 years ago, I was told that it was “not for the faint of heart”. It has pushed me to grow in ways that felt unbearable at times - and today, I feel so proud to have stuck it out.
Tomorrow I get home from a week of exploring my own self-imposed narratives of hell, and with new tools to support those willing to explore their own versions of it in the pursuit of freedom, expansion and wholeness.
Stay soft, stay open 💕
Mystic Heart Workshop .
“With an open heart anything is possible” - Harnam
There is only this moment - the time is now, literally, to breathe, dance and open our hearts to love. How do we find the courage to step up and hold the space for ourselves and others? We’ll combine a special blend of kriya, mantra, meditation, and live music to manifest our infinite awesomeness. We will bridge the gap between the longing of our hearts and the radiance of our beings. We are never given a dream without the ability to make it come true ... lets come together and allow the power of the divine to shine through every moment of our lives. A heart wide open is unlimited.
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Last Sunday was the anniversary of a dear friend passing. When I think of her, I’m reminded of an elephant story that I told her before she departed to the spirit world.
The elephant in my story is pink. Recently, I learned of the significance of a pink elephant in the Hindi religion. This is Ganesha pictured here.
Ganesha is the Hindi God of New Beginnings, Success and Wisdom. Also, Ganesha is the remover of great obstacles.
In Christianity, GOD is the remover of obstacles as demonstrated through Christ’s resurrection. And the resurrection, what a significant new beginning!
Not long after my friend died, I had a dream about her - she was radiant and full of joy unlike her physical self which was wearied from cancer. It was as if she were showing me that the obstacles of illness were lifted and she had a new beginning.
I love when things like this come together for me. My memory of my friend’s death, a connection we shared, an image showing up as a reminder during the Easter season. A beautiful epiphany.
It’s was as if she was giving me a message: Don’t give up on the challenges of life, the so called obstacles of our humanity; and have faith in the constancy of beginning again and again when things may not work out.
What obstacles are you facing right now? 🐘
Lately, I’ve been stumbling with my self-care. I am my own obstacle as I forget to put myself at the top of my list. I am good at getting in my own way. Even so, I am getting better and better with getting out of my own way - removing the mental blocks, the beliefs and habits that might prevent me for taking care of my wellness needs first.
When I realize that I’m struggling, I remember Jesus during Eastertide and what he overcame. I see myself climb on Ganesha so that I can push through and see past the mental jungle in my mind, and I see a new beginning.
May you have the ease of moving past obstacles in your life today and the hope that comes with a new beginning. Namaste.
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