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Daily reminder

“Love is a magic ray
emitted from the burning core
of the soul
and illuminating
the surrounding earth.

It enables us
to perceive life
as a beautiful dream
between one awakening
and another.”

~Khalil Gibran

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YT: ‘Tis the full moon

Friday, September 24, 2010

Yesterday was the full moon.

I set my intention on release, clearing and cleansing. I decided to practice yoga and then sage the house. But I realized I had given all of my bundles of sage to Josh’s friend- to burn with his papers before he left for Sweden. Huh.

All I had left was a leaf or two that came with crystals. Max and I enjoyed burning those. Then, we went for a walk.

We were walking down the trail at quite a clip. The gravel trail can rock him to sleep if I go fast enough. I establish my stride in the initial stretch- full of huge, barking dogs in the yards facing it.

Must race past them if he’s going to sleep.

I glanced down at my shoes as we were cruising along.

I saw a sage branch.

I could hardly believe it. I stopped and went back to pick it up and smell it.

Yep! It was sage- about 15 or 20 times what I had just burned. So, I put it in the stroller and smiled and said, Hari, Hari.

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Daily reminder

“See how nature- trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… we need silence to be able to touch souls.”

~Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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Weekly wisdom from Doreen Virtue

This week, Doreen is working with her new Romance Angels deck again… honoring the approach of Valentine’s Day.

Don’t you just love when the wise counsel of the Angels is to play? Done and done. 😉

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Daily reminder

“Sadhana: Trauma or mistreatment by parents or caretakers can be healed or altered through what is known in Sanskrit as sadhana, which means an effort exercised toward achievement of purpose or practice. While the literal translation of sadhana sounds mechanical, it implies a practice of a healing nature. In the tantric tradition, sadhana refers to the path of liberation. Meditating, Reiki, gardening, playing basketball, singing, and yoga are all examples of sadhana that could lead to deep levels of healing with the correct intention- that is, when a person engages in these activities with the purpose of reconnecting to their inherent power.”

~Elise Marie Collins

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Yoga this week!!

I’ll be teaching this morning at 10am. Hurry up! It’s almost here!

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Know your sign(s)?

Speaking of astrology… everyone knows the astrological sign for the day they were born, right? I was born on December 7, so I’m a Sagittarius- or more accurately, Sagittarius is my sun sign.

When I was checking my horoscope this morning, it occurred to me that I hadn’t checked the horoscope for my Rising (Ascendant) sign for quite some time. In fact, I couldn’t even remember what it is anymore (gentle wrist slap).

Your natal chart shows the positions of the planets and astrological houses in the sky at the moment of your birth. It gives much more detail than simply reading the horoscope for your sun sign. In order to determine your natal chart, you need to know the exact time of your birth as well as the location.

I learned an interesting thing when I checked my natal chart this morning- Maxim and I are both Aries rising with Pisces as our moon sign! Fun!

Get your free natal chart today (via Cafe Astrology)!

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Your February forecast is here

It’s da first of the month… a day I always look forward to because I know my monthly horoscope will be waiting on Susan Miller’s Astrology Zone.

Find out what the cosmos has in store for you this month with Susan’s February forecast.

Happy birthday, Aquarian buddies! Enjoy your month!

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Daily reminder

“Even after all this time,
the sun never says to the earth,
‘You owe me.’
Look what happens with a love like that.
It lights the whole sky.”

~Hafiz

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YT: A new day, a new way

I see a pattern forming here… each time I’ve had a “yogini tale” to tell, certain elements remain the same: this girl [walking/running/wandering] outdoors with her trusty jogging stroller and her favorite little man.

I’ve often joked that I wish that stroller had an odometer. I’m sure the mileage would be shocking- hundreds of miles, if not a thousand. As a full-time mama of an always active boy, putting Maxim in the stroller and hitting the road was my only ‘me’ time. We would walk more than 10 miles some days.

From our last house, it was a quick and easy walk to a trail that leads directly to the beach- less than 3 miles each way. The nearest playground was just as far… uphill. So, day after day, we walked and walked. We even began to run, something that I had always told myself I couldn’t do. Didn’t even want to. We became such a good team that we entered our very first 5K last year.

Then, a strange thing happened. We moved to a new house. A great new house with a playground in the neighborhood and a big park just a mile away. We did most of our training at the long track that encircles the park. It was convenient, if somewhat boring.

The thing is that our new house is about twice as far from the beach and is very inconveniently positioned with regards to accessing our beloved bike trail. It’s a much farther hike to get to an access point, which in itself is fine, but the scenery… well, asphalt, strip malls, crosswalks, gas stations. Not my favorite. A dealbreaker? Not entirely. A deterrent,? Yes.

The best part of the trip is the very beginning, passing in front of one of California’s famed Missions. Sometimes we would even walk the grounds before heading out into the concrete jungle. There is a road that runs along the western side of the Mission that ends with a barricade. I always wondered where it led, but I never followed it. There are areas of the Mission that are not open to the public. I assumed it led to one of those… hence the barricade.

On the first day of the new year, my boys and I decided to go for a walk. When it comes to the men in my house, they always have their own ideas about what to do and how to do it. We walked over to the Mission and cut across the front of the parking lot- leading right over to the barricade. Now, I am the type of person that sees a barricade and expects that it’s there for a reason. My boys? Not so much. We kept walking around the barricade and followed the road down a little hill.

And what do you know?? It cut through to a residential area very near the entrance to the trail. No strip malls. No gas stations. No red lights and traffic.

I guess sometimes you just have to push on past the barricade and allow that there might be something awesome just down the hill. Go figure.

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