on the wings of angels

“In every community there is work to be done.  In every nation there are wounds to heal.  In every heart there is the power to do it.” — Marianne Williamson Three women from the domestic violence shelter came to my home shala this week.  They’ve known me from the shelter since 2004.  But I am…

because yoga cooks us

Chickpea to Cook ~Jalaluddin Rumi (translated by Coleman Barks) A chickpea leaps almost over the rim of the pot where it’s being boiled. “Why are you doing this to me?” The cook knocks him down with the ladle. “Don’t you try to jump out. You think I’m torturing you. I’m giving you flavor, so you…

change is good

It was high time for a change and the original blog designer was nowhere to be found. Thanks to Blisschick I learned that Blogger had new templates (where have I been?), and Svasti offered her design expertise. Eventually I figured it all out. Yes, some of the words are a bit hard to read when…

old beliefs must die for new truths to be revealed

SAMVEGA: Yoga Sutra-s 1.21“a sense of urgency or immediacy to the will to awaken” “Know who you really are or you are lost.”–Bhagavad Gita*********************************************************** considering the transformative experience I had in my training….interesting. You are The Tower Ambition, fighting, war, courage. Destruction, danger, fall, ruin. The Tower represents war, destruction, but also spiritual renewal. Plans…

yoga healing, yoga journey

When one goes through a transformative experience, whatever it is, I believe that the shadows of our lives come forward like hungry children staring through a restaurant window, waiting to be acknowledged and given sustenance. I believe these hidden but never forgotten experiences are what cook us, and we can choose to allow them to…