Ascended Masters

I recently attended a women’s retreat and since then have begun a new daily ritual. At this retreat, a woman I deeply respect and love, a beautiful energy healer and intuit, taught me how to use oracle cards. I have had a few Tarot card readings in the past and found the readings to be…

Sakshi

You didn’t realize I was there or that I was watching. I kept silent and still. Never a reaction; never cried out at the pain. But I quietly watched, always. So much struggle, so much heartache and confusion. If I could just get you to see me, I would help but you didn’t remember. You…

Is Yoga Religion?

Since I began yoga teacher training one month ago, spirituality has become a topic of significance in my life not only for me but also for those around me. It has come to my attention that some people have the misconception that yoga is a religion, others wonder if yoga is a sacrilege and some…

Yamas~Ahimsa

Yamas are the first limb of the eight limbs of yoga and regard living with ethics. There are five yamas: ahimsa (non-violence), satya (truthfulness), asteya (non-stealing), brahmacharya (moderation), and aparigraha (non-grasping). Ahimsa-compassion for all living things including self; non-violence; non-manipulation; non-interference (Violence-misplaced application of energy) I did not realize until a recent yin yoga class focused…

Finding Balance Again

I realize now the folly in some of my old ways; attachment to things that held no permanence. I used to labor over what paint color to put on a wall, going back to Lowes for samples 25% lighter, no, maybe 10% lighter. I would worry about choices I made in furniture and decor. Then,…

Mirror in the Sky

Last week, my friend Jamille guest posted, The Vinyasa of Reconnection,  for my Freestyle Fridays series. When it was all said and done, I thanked her and she asked when I would write for her blog. Blog link ups are fun and I was happy to return the favor. Check out my guest post on her blog Into…

April Power May Bloom

I recently read this article about the fact that Mars is traveling in retrograde to Libra and “during the week of April 20, Mars will form a stressful 90-degree angle called a square to both Jupiter and Pluto. This precise mathematical pattern is one of the most rare, and most difficult of all. It is…