Category Archives: MEDITATION

Mothering

“We are born of love; Love is our mother.”  – Rumi This past year has been rich with opportunities for us to learn what it means to mother.  The word mother comes from the Latin word mater, which is also where the word matter comes from. To mother is to give and sustain life. It is to…
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The Journey In

"And you? When will you being that long journey into yourself?” - Rumi Here we are, one month into 2021 - ready for new beginnings, leaning towards hope, and desperate for our world to heal. I’m sure I am not alone when I say that this year so far has been exhausting. I often find…
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Conscious Creativity

Our creativity is born from our desire to perpetuate life. When we create something, whether it be a piece of music, a gourmet meal, or a social media post, we are affirming to the universe that we are capable of manifestation. It is the life force energy, or prana, that rides on our breath and is…
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Lessons and Blessings

“Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say.” -Alice Walker Gratitude is not only healing, it is the pathway to abundance. As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, it is easy to put a lens on what isn’t right this year. Many of us aren’t traveling, communing with family, or…
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Fierce Compassion

“Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” - Dalai Lama We often think of virtues like love and compassion to be qualities of softness and receptivity but there is a fierceness we need to abide in them fully. To anchor ourselves in the space of our hearts is…
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Breaking Open

Dear Friends, "You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.”  - Rumi Just because our hearts break does not mean they are meant to close down. The breaking is what cracks us open. Loving is not always easy. It requires a capacity to feel a whole range of feelings and not shut down as…
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Digging Deep

Dear friends, In this time of unpredictability, confusion, and grief, let’s remember what we do have mastery over: our inner realm. Within you is a space that is untethered, impenetrable, unshakeable, and unbounded. Just like a hole deep within the earth, there is space inside you that can only be found when you dig deep.…
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Where the Light Comes In

“The wound is the place where the light enters you” Rumi One of the things that inspires me most about yoga postures are that they are a powerful metaphor for life. Some poses elicit feelings of joy, comfort, and ease while others can bring up frustration, fear, and anxiety. The poses themselves are neutral but…
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Why Being Spiritual Does not Mean Being Perfect

You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.”  -Friedrich Nietzsche Yoga is a path of self-reflection and self-exploration, not self-perfection. I’ve thought a lot about the discipline that comes with living a life based on spiritual principles, and how easy it is to fall into the trap of perfectionism.  We might…
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Timing is Everything

Happy Spring, friends! Welcome to my first ever newsletter. I know – what took me so long?  I’ve realized more and more over the past year that everything in life is about timing. If we want something to happen we can have all the information, all the talent, all the environmental factors in place but if…
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