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The Art of Being Present

Uncategorized Sep 08, 2020

 

 Being Present in all moments open the door to experiencing life within a sacred reality, the life of the soul and of other souls, the life that is emerging from within, the life of the Divine within time and space. 

Being in the Present enables us to participate in each moment without preconditions, anticipating the new, letting go of the old, and rejoicing in what is possible with others as the eyes of the soul awaken.

Being present in the moment does not just mean taking part fully in the external situation that may be happening, whether it is a crisis, a conversation, or a life-event that evokes feelings. It means bringing one's whole Self to that moment, including all the threads of love, wisdom, and relationship that are part of the self.

To be present in the moment is to exist in it with the full integrity of one's being. Here, all relationships are honored and all love is intact. Respect for life is integrated with the totality of what may be happening on...

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Opening up Obstacles...

Uncategorized Sep 07, 2020

 

 Often when I'm teaching a Yoga class I will remind students (especially when they are attempting to be in the splits), that the tightness they're experiencing in their bodies is not an obstacle to flexibility, but an opening. The awareness of tightness/tension being present, is the beginning of flexibility being created. When we feel this tightness in our bodies, our first instinct is usually to back away from it or avoid it. It is not comfortable and the mind almost immediately begins to feel distressed.

At this point the teacher usually reminds us to breathe into the tightness of the uncomfortable stretch we feel screaming back at us in our bodies. As we begin to breathe and allow the tightness to be there, something amazing begins to happen. The breath we're breathing begins to relax our mind and our instinctive re-activeness, and we begin to feel the body start to open up and let go of the tightness. As we allow ourselves to stay in the splits, we begin to discover...

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Everyone Gets the Same 24 Hours

Uncategorized Sep 05, 2020

 

      Life — it’s what we do between the time we get here and when we go. We only get one at time, and despite what other folks might suppose, it’s ours to determine what to do with it.

* We don’t measure life in hours and minutes. We measure life in memories and moments.

* Life is when we take hold of it and live it. 

Here are 10 Ways to get a life and start living it.

  1.   Give yourself permission to claim your life. That’s right — permission. You’re the only one who can decide you are in charge of your life. Even though it feels like you’re not supposed to do so, turn off the internal editors, the old tape recordings, the “shoulds, have tos, and musts”, and the rules that didn’t come from you.

  2.  Define what living means to you. It’s not as hard as it sounds. Just picture yourself at the end of your life looking back. What words would you want to describe how...
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Trust to 'Let Go' and Enjoy the Ride

Uncategorized Sep 04, 2020

 

     During my morning walking today, which I love doing in a beautiful nature park close to home, my attention was directed to this awesome grandfather filled with a great  amount of patience, giving his all to teach his grandson the joys of riding a bicycle with no training wheels.
     Initially it was visible the fear and hesitance from the little one in taking his foot away from the ground; balance wasn't there and the ground looks way too hard for a fall down, and besides that, the unknown of only two wheels was a bit frightening.
   
    

But little by little grandfather's love, care and support was like a magic wand on the boy's body awareness and strength, and a small distance of terrain and several pedaling turns was manifesting inch by inch as the new rider's trust was increasing, the new perspective of freedom was widening and their faces were happily softening.  


After many...
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Can Yoga make you 'sick' ?

Uncategorized Sep 03, 2020

 

This is a cute and funny Blog by Ramdesh Kaur which I decided to share w/ you all.....enjoy it :) and have a good heart laugh through it ~ namaste

Can Yoga make you 'sick' ???

Oh no! I've discovered through extensive self-study corroborated by my dog and two blog readers that yoga can make you sick!  Beware these yoga-related diseases!

 
       Persistent Happiness "Joyitis"

This disease is very dangerous.  No one likes someone who is persistently happy, preferring instead to be around those who form bonds through mutual complaining.  Symptoms include smiling, spontaneous laughter, a whole heart, and loving everyone.  If you find yourself suffering from Joyitis and want to be gloomy, cut your yoga practice.
 

Repeated Chanting  "Mantraitis"

I wish I could count the number of friend's I've lost to this scary disease.  Singing mantras not only sounds weird, but can also cause deep healing of long-time trauma, and who...
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Are You a reflection of Nature... Is Nature a reflection of You ?

Uncategorized Sep 02, 2020

 

   Two days ago during one of my "nature watching moments" I caught myself mesmerized with 3 bunnies playing and running around on a field of wild grass, showing no signs of fatigue, worries or fear. Surely the presence of predators in the wild is inevitable, but at that particular moment they were totally and completely immersed in the magic of the now.


Suddenly I observe my thoughts (and being on the 7th day of a body cleanse, I feel a bit more in-tune with my thoughts, feeling and awareness of what is going on inside of me and around me) and within the flow of thoughts, the question of prime importance was, 'Am i being fully present within each moment of my day?'

As quite often I say, share and hear  within the practice of Yoga "...feel your body grounding on Earth, feel and sense the Earth, feel Nature, breathe in to the awareness of being the reflection of Nature, as Nature is the reflection of you..."
With that in mind, being me the reflection of Nature...
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What a "Good Walk" can do

Uncategorized Sep 01, 2020

 

A good walk is one of the best ways to clear the mind, to focus the mind, or just unravel the tangled threads of a situation. The mind works better when the feet are moving.
 
When my mother wanted to describe a troublesome, complicated situation, she would say “All the circumstances got involved.” It sounded funny at the time, but as I have dealt with life’s challenges I can see how often “all the circumstances get involved.”
                                                                                             

To clear up involved circumstances, Aborigines do walkabouts. Essentially they walk until they find a solution or peace with a problem.

Native Americans do a vision quest in search of a...
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Choosing to be happy

Uncategorized Aug 30, 2020

 

This was placed on the front door of a healing center in a small town in Brazil.


The ‘cold’ drips down when the body is holding on to its tears.

The sore throat tightens when we cannot communicate our afflictions.
 
The stomach burns when the anger is not been released.
 
The diabetes expresses itself when loneliness hurts.

The body gets overweight when dissatisfaction overwhelms. 

Headaches appear when doubts increase.

The heart gives in when the meaning of life is obscure.

Allergies show up when to be perfect becomes intolerable.

The nails break when the self-defenses become threatened.

The chest tightens when we slave self by pride.

Blood pressure heightens when fear imprisons.

Neurosis paralyze when the ‘inner child’ is abused.
 
Fever burns when the emotional defenses explode the immunity horizons.
 
Harvesting always comes after planting…
Pay deep attention in what you are planting, since your harvesting is inevitable.

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The Outer & Inner Seas

Uncategorized Aug 27, 2020

 

 
The amazing opportunity to dive deep down & in the oceans of planet Earth is such a marvelous gift from life.
Exploring the natural beauty through the diversity of life in forms, shapes, colors, sizes, motions is a delightful gratitude awareness.

Observing the daily flow of the incredible ocean's cohabitants. The beauty of an elegant ray sweeping the sandy bottom, the mischievousness of the angel fishes looking for the best place to shine, the excitement of the puffers while inflating self and get ready to 'fight', ahhhh the lion fish as he poses for a picture on a rope of a king and the speed of a parrot fish  while munching on some interesting corals.


Talking about corals, wow how many colors, shapes, mysteries, surprises they hold and they express. While you find the beauty and the gentle flow of sweet ocean passengers, you also experience the struggles for survival on moment by moment as they chase and get chased, as the surfer fishes take rides on bigger...
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The Flows of our Inner Selves

Uncategorized Aug 22, 2020

 

As I went through the many 'flows of my own selves' today,  I reconnected with the preciousness of life, as every and each moment just exists in the now !! 
 
Last night, as I participated in a beautiful 'Fire Walk Ceremony' I received an awesome reminder, the words of Heraclitus: "You can't step into the same river twice".

As the "present" is a slippery little concept,  a snapshot of a moment. ~ Nothing stands still.
For that I share a poem with you.
 
 
You  
You may not think the world needs you, but it does.
For you are unique, like no one that has ever come before or will come after.
No one can speak your voice, say your piece, smile your smile or shine your light. 
No one can take your place, for it is yours alone to fill.
If you are not there to shine your light, 
who knows how many travelers will lose their way 
as they try to pass by your empty place in the darkness.
~  Anonymous
 

Brothers and...
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