Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Morning meditation - reassured

New beginning

The sunlight filters through the blinds.
Through the slits of my eyes I see a promising day.

Life's promise, ah so sweet as it delivers me another day.  

A day or a moment, an opportunity to live mindfully.
Each a new beginning. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

August Full Moon - another blue moon

A full moon is referred to as a "blue moon", when one of the two happens:

  1. two full moons in a given calendar month
  2. third out of the four full moons occurring between two solstice
The full moon tonight or early hours GMT, falls in the second category.

The August full moon is also the time to "preserve what you have".

The full moon completes the cycle representing change, or tying up of loose ends.  It symbolizes the end chapter, shedding light on the things that we no longer need to hold on, discharging of physical and emotional pain.

It can be taken as a time for purging rituals, as the light of the moon illuminates those things that are interfering with our spiritual growth and advancement.  Doing healing rituals, finishing projects, coming into acceptance.

As we let go, we have space for creating.  Setting intentions, writing down goals, feeling a sense of fullness and abundance.  Knowing within that as moon starts to wane our obstructions will also clear.

A time for reflection, contemplation, and gratitude for what is in our lives, how we have lived our life.

"The gratitude is not a river moving from somewhere to somewhere, but is the ocean moving within itself.  As the full moon rises and sets, tears of gratitude arise and repose into the vastness of the self"
~Sri Sri Ravi Shankar~

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Courage to be strong

Find my strength through courage.

Courage for me is like the building blocks.  The strength the cumulative effect of courage.  

The fear that rises within.  The voice of fear that says not to do something or be someone,  afraid of being judged.   Replacing that voice with courage.  Knowing in the heart that it is the right thing to do. 

Slowly the voice from the heart gains courage to speak, to be.   With reinforced practice a strength is born. 

Through the window of heart I am strong.  To see beyond.  

I look at the sky and wonder if courage underpins strength or is it the reverse...

I wonder!  

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Moment by moment. Poco a poco

A crossroad,
this travel only a moment in time. 

A hesitation,
which path do I choose?

This sign says words
and the other 

Choose silence.
Knowing in time
the words will come.

In choosing words
silence is lost.  

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Blue skies, warm days by the water, and just some thoughts...

The world and its habitation are similar.  
We travel, we see and ask of ourselves - where is it that I want to be, and around who?

A planned trip to Colorado, to feel the spectacular Rocky Mountains.   The yoga workshop was an excuse; the people and connections a reason and a reminder to life and its beauty.  I could have been disappointed that one weekend of sessions got cancelled, instead I took it as an opportunity to fulfill a life long dream of visiting San Francisco.

A day can become a lifetime, I feel I will return.

I spent less than 24 hours in Ojai.   To visit an old family friend who I have known since I was born.  His lifestyle, quietness and being in the grounds where Krishnamurti lived, made the trip more than just memorable.

The drive to Ojai from LA was only a couple of hours.  We were driving on the Pacific Coast Highway aka PCH, along the way a stopover to feel the sand, stretch into yoga, and inhale the ocean.

Many years ago driving south on the PCH I had witnessed a breathtaking view, as the red Mazda Miata hugged a curve and we faced the water.   I remember catching my  breath, Wow!   For a moment it felt that we were going to drive right over the ocean.

Summer in Toronto.  The place full of family and of friends.  Former work colleagues, where new encounters and many lifetimes of connections are rekindled.  

I am asked to facilitate Reiki, each time I become a vessel to facilitate the universal life energy to flow, many layers open,  each spirit finds its healing.   We embody emotions, with their release the spirit and body align,  all become one.  

Summer in the city continues...

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Day in LA

Meetings, laughter, love.
Lunch at The Grove farmers market and afternoon at Getty museum. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Day in SF

The Golden

Ammar and i on the crooked street

Ummami Burger, yes
 mine was all veg, love their sauces

Thursday, August 1, 2013

A dream of some ago...

No flowers in my hair, a dream of so long ago seems to be happening.  

In a few hours...I will be humming the song in my head.  I am sure I will meet many gentle people there.