We are heading into a peak weekend of this season. Colors surround us, blue skies frame us, crisp air holds us, bright sun warms us, dancing branches play with us. The space around us is very full, alive with potential to change and transform. Notice how you respond to this. Can you find the ‘magic’ in it? Delight in the beauty of it? Be awed by the grandeur of it? In this way, can you relate to your personal transformations and the shedding of the old with similar awe, respect and appreciation?
Collectively and personally,we honor the spirits of our ancestors in the next few days.
In perfect alignment with nature and the world around us…. Together we let go.
Song of the day: close your eyes
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Enter the still point. The center of your being. The center of your knowing. Where nothing can rattle you, trigger you, harm you, incite you. Cleanse the emotional body. A deep cleanse. A full detox. When the waters are clear, then you can see clearly. When the waters are still, then you can reflect clearly. Anything less than perfectly clear, perfectly still and there is confusion,misalignment, misunderstanding, blame,guilt and so on and so on. Can you cleanse these emotional waters with your breath? With movement? With sound? With massage? With healthy food? What combinations of these things help you or your emotional body detox? Start with a plan and see where it takes you. Do you need a week? A month? Several months? Design it for you. Do not move forward in challenging situations or areas until you have cleansed. Rest, have patience, and find your still point.
Word of the day: stillness
Action of the day: cleanse
Something new is in the air. A palpable shift from stagnant old stuck places, to new possibilities. Brought on by the full moon perhaps? What is here for you, in this place of potential? What do you want to create? Are you willing to let go of old patterns, old thoughts and attachments to embrace this gift that is right in front of you? Can you allow yourself permission to accept it? All it takes is present moment awareness. Being truly here…now. A simple action and yet we make it so so complicated. Instead, allow yourself he chance to believe it can be that simple…even if just for a moment. And plant the seed for transformation. Invent your own moment. Create your life.
Quote of the day:“If you’re living the present moment, you are one with the moment. You don’t sit around talking to yourself about anything, because you are busy fulfilling the moment with whatever it is that’s going on that you are doing. You are actually inventing the moment as you are going.” Maticintin, Wisdom Master. HÜMÜH Clear Mind Buddhism.
Color of the day: orange!
This super moon, the Hunter’s Moon, is upon us. Energy is big today… And yes full! You may have felt this yesterday as well as the full moon energy radiates both before and after the actual full moon (which peaked at around 8am est today). Regardless, it’s a time to move your body to keep the energy moving. You may be particularly prone to injury today so watch your step! Try to find a way to widen your base and expand your core for the fullness to have a place to go. Open, expand and receive. And then you will be in alignment for the gifts of the moon.
Word of the day: receive
Pose of the day: Goddess pose: UTKATA KONASANA moving into Wide legged forward fold pose:
Wondering this morning how it got to be late October already? Just feeling like you finally figured out your fall schedule? Just getting used to the new school routine? Don’t worry, you are not alone! A big theme of this fall, or more appropriately a quality of it, has been its speed. It has come up over and over again as something to pay attention to as we anchor into our nourishing habits, take time to notice the small stuff, remember to breathe and ground ourselves so that we are not swept away in the rush. There is a backlash brewing in the background of all this activity that wants to take us off course and pull us back into old… I mean OLD… Patterns. Stay alert, and stay focused. Talk with close friends and family to stay connected….in person! This push will continue through the season so don’t think of it is a singular focus for one day only. Keep in touch with people you love and trust and most importantly.. Yourself! Then you can watch the ‘backlash’ wash right on by you.
Word of the day: communication
Song of the day: Damien Rice – The Blower’s Daughter
On this peak day of the week, focus on your balance. Notice it in your body. Can you feel or see the places where there is imbalance? Do you notice where you are “uneven”? Without judgement or expectation, become aware of these places today. They may be quite subtle. Do you always carry a heavy bag on one arm? A wallet in one pocket? Depending on how sensitive your being is,even heavy jewelry on one wrist only can throw you out of balance. Do you stand in conversation with your weight mostly on one leg? Do you often place one hand on your hip? Our gestures, patterns and habits through the day have a profound impact on the body that is so often overlooked.
Spend some time today feeling what it is like to be consciously in your body without any of your bags, wallets, cell phones, jewelry or any thing else you habitually carry around. Walk in balance, sit in balance, talk on the phone in balance. What does it feel like? register that feeling as you move through your day and into your sleep. See how differently you sleep and dream after a day of awareness on balance.
Word of the day: balance
Yoga pose: tadasana; mountain pose
Song of the day: double Dutch bus. Just because!
today I light this morning fire for you. In prayer and hope, love and thanks. It’s red flames mark the air, dance in the wind, and lick at the sky. The sun looks down, greeting the fire. Two sisters, this flaming sun and these shooting flames. They speak to each other in movement and form. Limitless in their communication. Unbound by these words.
It is a miracle to watch them mingle and collide, speaking as only sisters do.
This smoldering ash in clouds of smoke drift upwards, making the invisible,visible. As one reaches the other descends.
This meeting, this touching. A sacred act. An intimate gesture.
they rise, they fall. And in between , they become one.