Recently, this question was asked to me and really got me thinking about energy. So many different energies in our world. Positive, negative, high, low, happy, sad, chatty, quiet, upbeat, depressed, anxious and grounded. There are people who wake up early and are ready to run out the door with great energy and yet there are others who slowly step out of bed and take their time to start their day. Personally, the morning is the best part of my day. I choose to go slow, sit quietly with my lemon water and coffee. It is important for me to take time to settle into the beautiful space I live. This sacred time gives me great energy. Every day I start with prayer and gratitude. Thank you for another day to live life. It is a gift to be healthy
Go with the flow. Opposite of resistance. My latest personal “study” has been about resistance. When I’m not accepting of a person’s action or lack of, or a current reality, or state of affairs, I find myself focusing my thoughts on that and it is so unsettling. I keep on coming around to why is this so, or asking the same questions over and over. It never gets better, that is, the feeling around it, and nothing changes.
So, rather than dwell on whatever it is, I am practicing letting go of
Even if the sky is full of clouds, the sun still shines—we just don’t see it. The sun is the nourisher that causes all to thrive.
This month at Ocean Bliss Yoga, we are focusing on one of the eight limbs of yoga “pratyahara” (Sanskrit word meaning “withdrawal of the senses”). It is the bridge between the external ones: ethical ways to live, self-discipline, yoga poses and breath control and the internal ones of concentration, meditation and enlightenment. “Pratyahara” enables us to
As we march forward towards spring, some proven treatments and more and more people receiving the vaccine, I am feeling relief and hope. Little by little hope is replacing fear. We know what happened, so lingering in the recent past with that fearful feeling will do us no good. It will eventually leave a harmful irreparable mark. Looking ahead at the uncertainty of the future can also implode in fear. Being here today, taking stock of the reality right here, looking at the bigger picture and
As we slowly roll forward into the spring, we are inspired to renew our bodies and spirits. Clean living leads to positive energy and overall better health. From what I understand, many people developed some bad habits during the pandemic. So perhaps you could decide to change some of the things that truly do not serve you. Over-eating, over-drinking, lack of sleep, fear-based thoughts are all detrimental to your well-being. Making conscious decisions to develop good habits will come with time
We are all beginning to re-emerge into the world. Everything has changed and we are very different. Transitions back will be slow. Remember what has been lost and what has been gained. Please accept my deepest condolences to those who have lost family and friends in the past year. May you allow yourself time to grieve and be with your loss.
Every week I receive a newsletter from Maria Shiver that sometimes sparks inspiration. Her seed thought, “what makes you feel alive?” I am sharing this
During the month of March, I decided to create a space of equanimity in my life by balancing how I listen and speak. Many of you may have created a sacred space in your homes to pray, listen, meditate and move. Some have a space between your bed and dresser but you made it work during these past months of confinement. I have never really mastered the art of conscious listening until recently. I am still a beginner but I am learning to tune into the sounds and people around me. The profound