Namaste Beautiful Beings
Wow. What a year it has been- riding the waves of transformation, change and the great unknown. It’s truly an amazing time to be alive, and yet it’s not so comfortable is it?
I hope that where ever you are, you are finding breath in each moment, and taking time to allow, acknowledge and be whatever your truth is in each day. Here in BC, I am well, going through my own internal transformations. Fires are lit and are burning away that which is no longer needed, yet the outer physical world surrounding me is stable and supportive as always. I have started a year long Medical Qi Gong Training, that is so fascinating, and opening doors for greater growth and expansion in my practice and my life. Very inspiring and perfect timing.
Riding The Wave
Life- What an adventure it is, especially right now. It feels like we are in the midst of a blockbuster movie, one that is keeping us on the edges of our seats, and isn’t near to being over yet. There seems to be no certainty in anything right now, and each of us is being forced to trust in that unknown. It’s almost like free falling into a space that hasn’t been birthed yet. A space that is calling us forward, and inviting to open to it without knowing where it will lead us.
In my journey, this is where much of my challenge and my growth lies, in bowing down to the unconditional support and knowing of the divine. I have realized over the past four months, as my heart has been opening beyond my imagination, that the invitation has been to not control the outcome or the path of it’s movement. In this time, I have been shown how impatient I am, how much I like to “know” things, and also how hard it is for me to just hand it over to the universe. It’s been very humbling, and has also reminded me how human I really am. Like we all are.
So what do we do with this foundation shaking energy that most of us are feeling in our lives in some way right now? How do we integrate all of the changes, or stay comfortable with the foundations falling away, with no clear path ahead in sight?
It’s simple really. We allow it, we trust it, and we feel it all. It’s not time to start binge watching netflix, or to sit on the computer for hours. It’s time to turn our awareness to what is calling for attention. To work on bringing compassion, wholeness and acceptance to ourselves, which it turn will radiate out into the entire world.
We have this idea that we are supposed to be happy all the time, or be able to figure everything out. There is grace in the unknown, there is grace in the suffering, there is grace in everything. Just like a birth (which really we are in right now), once labour starts- we can’t go back, the only way out is through. What we can do is take each breath as it comes, and allow ourselves to feel into the places in our body and our energy system that are holding the old patterns, the deep conditioning and the emotional energy that is breaking down, and showing us our path of evolution. Things are being blown up for a reason, and we don’t need to know the why, all we can open to is the truth of our hearts, the truth of each moment and ride the wave as it takes us exactly where we need to go. We are the ones we have been waiting for, and the time is now. Allow, Trust and Believe.
Wei Qi Field Meditation
What a time to be alive. So amazing, and yet so uncomfortable. I hope you enjoy a short meditation that can help you create a grounded and settled space to be in your body, and in your own energy field.
Recipe- Date Milkshake
There is nothing more nourishing for our nervous system than a warm milky drink. As we ride these waves of transformation and change, taking care of the physical temple of our body is so important. Sweet flavour in a creamy, grounding drink, brings us right home. It also nourishes our beautiful heart, which for many of us is needing extra love and attention right now.
Date Shake Recipe
- 4-5 whole dates, pitted (Medjool variety or similar is best and soaking dates beforehand can help blend into a smoother consistency)
- 1 ½ cups raw organic cow milk. Can substitute almond milk or almond/coconut mix.
- 2 pinches cinnamon powder
Boil milk until it foams once. Turn off the heat. Let it cool until drinkable. Place the milk, cinnamon and dates in a blender and blend until dates are ground fine.
Preparation is a big part of this recipe. Taking time to lovingly make this delicious drink, maybe even saying a prayer or blessing the food as you cook, will add to its nurturance.
Serve warm in the winter, room temperature or slightly cool (not cold) in the summer or if a strong pitta imbalance (heat or inflammation in the body).
- 1/2 teaspoon. vanilla extract
- 1/2 c. shredded unsweetened coconut
- Pinch of cardamom, saffron or raw grated ginger
- Building to the body tissue
- Great source or protein, calcium, iron and other nutrients
- Ojas increasing, full of energy
- Loving, caring, supportive
- Nurturing, motherly, loving
- Healthy way to find nourishment through the sweet taste
Monthly Sacred Circles Via Zoom
Ongoing- The Third Tuesday of the Month- Next Circle- December 15, 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-
Weekly Yoga Classes In Person and Via Zoom
Wednesdays 4:40-6:10 PST/7:40-9:10 EST
Live at Harmony Yoga in Downtown Duncan or Streamed online Via Zoom
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.
All classes are recorded if you can’t make the live time.
Thank you so much for sharing your time and your energy with me today. I wish you all the beauty and joy in your journey as it unfolds. Know that we are all riding this wave together, each in our own beautiful way.
In light and love