Monthly archive for November 2011

Don’t forget the vegans on Thanksgiving

Vegans need love, too! Last night, I posted a link to an article about showing the vegetarians in your life some love on Thanksgiving. Today, it’s the vegans’ turn. Check out these vegan Thanksgiving recipes and show your vegan buddies you care! ♥

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Practicing gratitude

When I began considering the class I’m teaching this week, I knew right away that I wanted to structure it around the theme of gratitude. Giving thanks.

As I said before, I have recently had a growing awareness of the fundamental importance of maintaining emotional and spiritual health. Since I wrote the post stating my intention to tend to my emotional health and its energetic consequences, I’ve either discovered or re-discovered a multitude of ways to align and balance. One signpost after another pointed to the chakras and the rest of the energetic body as the classroom where I could learn about better health on every level.

Seriously. Every time I asked for guidance since writing that, it was like, ‘Chakras!’… I know but… ‘Chakras!’… but what if… ‘Chakras!’… Ok, ok, chakras!

So, I wasn’t even a little surprised when I asked for help in building my class and the answer was ‘chakras!’ Specifically, the solar plexus chakra (manipura). This is our power center. The center of self and personality. It is also the center of ego-based fear and resistance.

As I began exploring for inspiration and insight, I came across these words of wisdom from Kundalini-Teacher.com:

“The power chakra is fed by the energy of gratitude, which is a powerful kind of surrender. Gratitude is the opposite of fear and resistance. The heart opens to love, the power chakra responds to gratitude. Most karmic stuff will transmute as soon as you can manage to be genuinely grateful for it. Count your blessings, feed your power chakra.”

Not only was I able to build my gratitude class around that powerful idea, I’ve also been working to open and balance my solar plexus chakra each day by practicing gratitude. So, guess how I feel about teaching my class now? Grateful! Funny how that works…

Check out this article by Erica Rodefer for other ideas for expressing gratitude through yoga.

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Daily reminder

“Revolution, involution, narcissism, and evolution are the four stages through which we progress to attain self-esteem and spiritual maturity. A spiritual adult inconspicuously involves his or her inner spiritual qualities in everyday decisions. One’s ‘spiritual’ thoughts and activities are inseparable from other aspects of life: all becomes one.

~Caroline Myss, from Anatomy of the Spirit

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Tips for Tofurkey Day

I’m going to dedicate this one to my sweet, beloved grandfather, Johnny, who still kinda sorta thinks that being vegetarian means I only eat vegetables. He’s my fav ♥ – so thankful for him.

This is the article I’ve been awaiting for the last 18 or 19 Thanksgiving dinners. Score! It’s finally here.

If you will have any vegetarians partaking in your Thanksgiving feast this year, it’s a must-read. And I bet even some non-vegs will appreciate a new take on some Thanksgiving classics! Win/win.

And score one for the turkeys, too πŸ˜‰

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Daily reminder

“Miracles are natural. Something is wrong when they don’t happen.”

~Caroline Myss, from A Course in Miracles

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Weekly wisdom from Doreen Virtue

It’s Monday- Doreen and the fairies are back! Check it out to hear what important words of wisdom she has for this holiday week! I’m always amazed at how much insight I get from these card readings.

Today, I am grateful for: Doreen Virtue and the Angels.

What makes your gratitude list today?

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Daily reminder

“Negativity is born in the gap where love has been excluded. It takes no effort to love.”

~Deepak Chopra

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Yoga this week!

I will be teaching this week on Wednesday, November 23rd before Thanksgiving. Practice gratitude!

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Daily reminder

“…this is one of the mysteries, that the mind can speak, and knows nothing; and the heart knows everything and cannot speak.”

~Osho

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Honoring the Divine Feminine

I plan to take part in this 40-day Global Sadhana honoring the Divine Feminine. Uhhh… yeah, no-brainer. I’m in! Join me in this global community. It begins on December 1st.

If you are unfamiliar with Kundalini yoga, learn more here. It will change your life.

Sat Nam!

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