Yearly archive for 2011

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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Daily reminder

“When storms come, some build walls, some are thrown by the wind, others build windmills.”

~Lao Tzu

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Note to self: Keep it movin’

The coming and going from point A to point B and back again is observed from the atomic level to the galactic level and beyond. It’s universal. In the face of constant movement between polarities, yoga and ayurveda point the way to achieving balance while also embracing the flow. The flow is the way of earthly life, after all. Change can be beautiful and it can be scary, but above all, it is inevitable.

When we lose touch with natural rhythms for whatever reason, imbalance occurs. Stagnation. Ayurveda notes that in this place where the flow is excluded, disease can take hold. In the time that I’ve studied ayurveda, I’ve maintained an awareness of this principle with regard to my diet and the care of my body. It was only recently, however, that I began to comprehend its role in my emotional health.

It is important to experience emotions. They are a gift that makes the colors of my human experience more vivid and gives me insight that would not be available otherwise. But, like everything else, it is essential to let them keep moving or stagnation will occur. Stagnation creates the foothold for what, my dears? Dis-ease. The old must be released to make space for the new to enter.

So, I began paying particular attention to my emotions- observing them, acknowledging them, and letting them go on their merry way. Great lessons, all in all. Yet, I couldn’t shake this feeling. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it until… I allowed that it was time to face the monster- FEAR.

I couldn’t wrap my arms around it, or my mind. I just felt blank and numb. But this is FEAR we’re talking about! I should feel terrified, right? Then… BAM!! It hit me square in the face: Could it be that I’ve held on to so much fear and stuffed it in every fiber of my being for so long that it had become my new normal? Had I allowed myself to become so filled with fear that it pops up everywhere, all the time until it seems like the way it is?

I realized that YES! that was most likely true, and in so doing, I began to let go of it. I can’t say that I’m feeling all light and free these days, but I am aware. And awareness is the wormhole back to the present moment- the moment in which I can choose to go with the flow. I can observe the rhythm and the motion and be a part of it.

In my years of asana practice, I’ve heard over and over that hip-opening poses aid in the release of emotions (the hips are one place in the body where we hold our emotions). So, I’ve been following the yoga doctor’s orders and taking regular doses of hip openers. While I haven’t experienced a powerful emotional release like Julia Cohn describes in her recent article, the practice reaffirms my faith that yoga is a gateway back to balance.

Learn more about hip-opening poses here. What’s your favorite?

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New in the Kamelien store!

I’ve listed a new custom item in my Etsy store. This bag is crocheted using organic bamboo. The charm is made from Czech crystal beads, tiger’s eye bead, and a peacock feather. All of my items are handmade by my own two paws. Check it out!

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Daily reminder

“A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.”

~Dr. Wayne Dyer

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