If we are always in pursuit of happiness, how do we manage in the face of sadness, regret, loss or disappointment? What are we to do with these shadowed, uncomfortable and sometimes frightening emotions? It seems that our culture, and our yoga embedded within it, is held hostage to notions that happiness, passion, adventure and pleasure are to be pursued and celebrated as the highest values of human existence. And without doubt, most pyschotherapeutic, meditative, yogic and other transformative practices are intended, ultimately, to help us move from contraction to expansion, from darkness to light, from enslavement to freedom.
System Reboot I don’t know about you, but I’ve kind of slipped off the bandwagon lately with regards to ‘me’ time. I don’t know if its got to do with moving house and having an endless list of things to do or being in the midst of the silly season but quiet, reflective time is […]
I’m Easy. Well, not THAT kind of easy … although, in my 20’s… For a long time now I have been noticing that we reward ‘all that is difficult’. Like, “I studied hard for that exam” and, “It was a rough week” and, “I pulled an all nighter to get this project together for my […]
I’m sure you’ve at least heard of the indigo children, and probably the crystal and rainbow children as well. You may have read about these children coming in with “new spiritual technologies” to support Humanity and Mother Earth in transcending density to ascend into higher levels of light and love.
I think life flashes us these false “End of Trail” signs all the time. But we don’t have to believe them or heed them. And THAT is my final Cathedral Rock Lesson: There’s Always More So Forge New Trails. The most exciting stuff begins where the tried-and-true leaves off, right? Now, let me be very clear, there are definitely rewards for going beyond where you usual do (or where others have rarely gone before), but there is also usually a price to pay. Paved roads are easy to walk, whereas creating new pathways in your life may require that you pull out your metaphorical machete and start hacking away at that jungle brush.
This article provides an inspired synopsis of how different major civilizations have used music, and specifically the spacing of musical notes, in different ways. Then she connects those different manners of usage to certain socio/politico/economic developments. Jill Mattson is a four time author/soundhealing expert, uses Sound Healing techniques with original music
I remember many times in the past when I have regretted letting my anger get the best of me, or when I’ve allowed my frustration to spill out onto the pages of an e-mail or a letter. When I reflect upon it now, I see that it was my fear of not getting my needs met, or that I might be taken advantage of, or that my voice wouldn’t be heard, that made me reactive and defensive in the moment. Each and every time afterward I felt I had done damage to the relationship I was engaging and that I had sullied my own integrity. I was often left feeling bruised and beaten by my own words. Usually this meant going back to clean up the mess I had created, apologizing for my behavior, and completing the interaction with more softness, compassion and understanding. The reason I came on so strong in the first place was because I felt weak inside myself.
After years of being on the Spiritual Path, facilitating lots of workshops, and living in Spiritual hotspots, I’ve noticed there are a lot of misunderstandings lingering around out there, and that many people adopt them as truth. This is my attempt to clarify those. I ask you here to listen to your own heart and truly determine for yourself, your truth.
I Am Enough. A couple of years ago I logged into my infrequently used Twitter account one day and found a flurry of messages congratulating me on my nomination. Nomination for what??? Apparently I had been nominated for a FIERCE Woman Award. I was touched that the nomination was in the category most meaningful for […]
When you travel a spiritual path, it’s not uncommon to feel alone. After all, it’s your path and yours alone. But, it’s important to remember that there are like minded souls out there just like you. Reach out and search for different groups and organizations that feel right for you. Even when you don’t consciously reach out, you’ll find that people of the same vibrational level are attracted to you. It’s a wonderful thing when you share your experiences, because not only are you conveying what you’ve learned or experienced, you’re letting your soul educate, express, and show itself to others. The whole process can be liberating.
After the Drunvalo Melchizedek workshop called Awakening the Illuminated Heart, Lilou Mace explains why it is so precious to live and create from the heart, and how to do it.
In this scene from Avatar: The Last Airbender, the character Anag is taught how to open each of his seven chakras. Chakras are spiralling vortexes of energy located at various points throughout the body. He also learns about the four elements and how everything is connected, amongst other spiritually insightful things. A great clip for kids and adults alike.