Namaste Beautiful Beings,
I hope you are well as we collectively ride the waves of these interesting times. Life is changing beneath our very feet, the foundations of everything we know are being shaken and reformed, and on many levels this is just the beginning. We are being reminded that it’s not time to hide, or stay safe. We are being called to remember who it is we are, and what it is we stand for. We are being asked to open to all of our experiences of our fears, our joys, our desires and our greatest truth. There truly is no place to hide from the stirring of the world, it’s in our face every day. And while this is certainly profound, it’s not always comfortable, especially with no known clear pathway to what’s next.
What if that pathway is in each moment? What if it’s in listening to the beating of your heart and the inspiration of your spirit? What if it’s in letting go of needing to know, and allowing the wave of life to guide you? What if it starts by paying attention to what you need, to who you are, and to what wants to be spoken and lived through you? What if you are just as much a part of nature as the trees, the birds, the sea, and the sky?
What would it be like right now- to open to the idea that there is something bigger happening here? Something that our beautiful and complex human brains cannot figure out, but something that is supporting us and calling us to pay attention to what truly is important to each of us on a foundational level.
This isn’t about spiritually bypassing all the pain, and suffering that many are going through. Perhaps it’s more about honouring all that is arising, and being part of the change. Doing our own work, honouring our own pain, our own truths (historical and current), and opening to a different way, not hiding from our past, but rising from it as the phoenix rises to fly in a different way. In this way, we truly can be an anchor for all the light that not just is coming in to support this growth, but of the light that we are, creating healing not just in ourselves but for the entire planet and collective consciousness at this time.
It doesn’t matter if the first steps of this new flight are baby steps. For some it will start by listening to your body, and making changes in alignment with your health’s highest needs. For others the steps will seem to be bigger, perhaps opening the door into a new career path or allowing the voice of expression to be loud and clear as the truth of spirit sings through you. We all are on our own journey, and none is better or worse, but we are being invited right now to pay attention, to stop hiding, and to both listen and trust to all that is unfolding.
Really it’s this is an amazing time to be alive. What an opportunity we have in every moment to be in a state of curiosity and the unknown. We always have known that we don’t know, and we always have had the idea that we really aren’t in control, and now we are being faced with this understanding in technicolour form. Not comfortable, not easy, especially with so much falling apart and being restructured, and yet it’s what’s happening. Together in consciousness, in peeling back the layers of all that has kept us “safe”, but held us back, we are truly part of a greater change.
Remember at this time, to take care- to nourish yourself, to connect with those you love, and to allow all and everything you are feeling (from fear, to grief, to anger, to joy, to love, to acceptance) to be felt and experienced. It’s all part of our process, and it’s all just perfect.
Ginger Basil Limeade
This is one of my favourite summer recipes, especially when things heat up. As most of you know, I usually drink spiced warm water throughout the day, but sometimes in the summer, my body wants something cool and refreshing. This is a beautiful recipe that both keeps the digestive juices flowing, cools any excess heat, and brings a sweetness and a vitality to a hot summer afternoon. I usually don’t drink it iced, but cool.
I also like to drink room temperature filtered water with cucumber slices, and marshmallow flowers that marinate in it all day. So refreshing and silky smooth.
- 4 cups water
- 1/2 cup basil
- 2 inches ginger
- 1 whole lime
- 2 TBS maple syrup or coconut sugar
1. Use a fine grater to make about 1 teaspoon of lime zest. Juice limes. Chop ginger into chunks.
2. Add 1c water to a blender with ginger, lime juice, lime zest, raw sugar and a small handful of fresh basil leaves. Blend until smooth.
3. Combine ginger-lime juice with an additional 3 cups of water in a pitcher. Garnish with fresh basil. Chill and serve.
This recipe is from JoyfulBelly.com
Mudra And Meditation
In Grounded Expansion and Integrated Light We Shine.
A beautiful 10 minute grounding meditation that includes Vajrapradama Mudra, and an experience of our Microcosmic Orbit.
Yoga In The Park
Outdoor Yoga With Asrael At Centennial Park, Downtown Duncan
Via Harmony Yoga
I am so excited to announce that for the month’s of July and August, my Wednesday Hatha classes will be outside at the beautiful Centennial Park In Downtown Duncan. There is lots of shade, and it’s beautiful with an orchard and community garden, and lots of green space. What a wonderful way to practice together in community at this time.
All Levels Are Welcome.
Flow with your breath. Connect with your spirit. Move into your being. These classes are great for all levels of yogi, offering a challenge to those more experienced, yet very accessible to the beginner. Flowing at times, we learn to be with our breath, our body, and our thoughts as we melt into the asanas. Experiencing the moment, opening the heart and the mind, and accepting the energy of being where we are, at the same time creating strength, stamina, and flexibility. Always infused with spirit and bliss, and lots of smiles:) Yoga poses, pranayama, and relaxation are all experienced in these classes.
Best of all is the beautiful community of yogi’s to connect, grow and share with.
Bring your Own Mats, Props (If you need them), and Water.What if it’s Raining? We will move into the studio- where there is safe physical distancing practice for 14 people. Register-Via Harmony Yoga-
A Gathering Of Light- Monthly Sacred Circles Via Zoom
Ongoing- The Third Tuesday of the Month- Next Circle- July 21, 2020
4:30-6:00 PST/ 7:30- 9:00 EST
These Circle’s have been an amazing way to come together in global community during this unique time that we are in. These circles are always heart centering and an experience of powerful energy work. They are also deeply relaxing, restorative and filled with light. We would love for you to join us if inspired.
In these gatherings we come together as a group- taking time for silence and whatever sacred tools want to come through- mantra, breathwork, Healing Light Yoga, energy attunemnents and more. Bring a journal, and have a comfortable place to lie down.
There is no suggested donation for these sessions- all are welcome- and yet if you are inspired to make a donation let me know and I can send you my paypal/etransfer info.
If you would like to join into community support outside of the group meetings the facebook group is here-
Pranic Healing Training
It’s truly time for us to awaken into the potential of all that we are.
Begins September 24, 2020.
3:30- 6:30 pm PST/ 6:30-9:30 EST
Every September I am blessed to begin a journey of deep personal growth, awakening and transformation with a select group of individuals that are ready to take the next step on their journey.
- Open To The Power Of Energy Healing
- Experience The Truth Of Your Being
- Comprehensive Training, Connected Community, Deep Healing, & Powerful Transformation
Every September I am blessed to begin a 7 month journey of deep personal growth, awakening and transformation with a select group of individuals that are ready to take the next step on their journey.
This course is designed to support the growth of the student in their own practice, so that through their own experience they will be able to support their clients and communities. Each month is a journey of connection with a chakra energy centre, and has a theme that both supports healing and creates balance on all layers- body, mind and spirit. We will be learning to work with clients one on one as well as to share group Healing Light Yoga (Pranic Healing Courses). It is through our own experience and practice, that we will fully embody and integrate the gifts of this training, allowing us to truly be able to serve others.
For more details visit here- http://healinglightyoga.com/training-details/
If you are interested in learning more please contact Asrael to set up an connection session to see if it would be the right fit.
“This Class is somewhere on the level of magic for me. The true power of this course is in how it shifts you personally as a healer. In this course I’ve witnessed both myself and my classmates transform into being able to hold this amazing and powerful space where people can be held and begin to heal themselves.”
Patrick Paddock- Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurvedic Counsellor, Healing Light Yoga Teacher
Thank you all so much for sharing your time with me today. I so honour your path, your truth, your expression and all that you are.
In light and love