“The hidden harmony is better than the obvious one.” – Heraclitus, 500 B.C.
We are reminded of the powerful Rumi quote we’ve embraced and revisited throughout this semester: “Work in the invisible at least as hard as you do in the visible.”
Your practice is your medicine for all three of your bodies: mind, energy and emotions. Coming to your mat realigns you in expansive ways, far beyond your deeper connection to your physical body and newfound muscular strength. Servicing our body in ways that takes us out of our habitual patterns releases fear and anger we may be holding in our shortened Psoas muscles. This week we’re intentionally savoring an extra moment in Up Dog as we allow this region to lengthen and release those base emotions we are holding that do not serve us.
To support deeper study as we move through the seven chakras, look to Carolyn Myss’ incredible book, “Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing.” This is one of those beloved texts we have studied before, and it is highly recommended for your personal library as one to revisit when wanting to clear out the cobwebs in areas that are energetically stuck.
A woman driver has a near accident with another driver.
A police officer is a witness.
The woman goes crazy with road rage, screaming and yelling, honking her horn and using profane gestures in anger.
The police officer follows her and pulls her over.
The woman asks, "Officer, why would you pull me over? I didn't do anything."
The officer says, "Well, I read your bumper stickers... "
Global Oneness! Love the World! Mom's Club Against Anger! Let there be peace on Earth!
"... I figured you were in a stolen car."
~Story told by Dr. Temple Hayes, translated by Patricia Burns (mom)
"We had the experience but missed the meaning." T.S. Elliot
Don't Miss the Meaning.
Embrace your bigness!
Embrace love and compassion!
This week we're shifting how we see and continuing to
"move the furniture."
Consider the dandelion ~ Some see a weed, some see a wish.
What do you see?
Annie Dillard reminds us that “What you see is what you get,"
in her beautiful book, "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek."
Continue recording what you see in your “beauty journal” and notice how your perspective is already beginning to shift as you find yourself now seeking out beauty with more intention and mindfulness.
“Learning how to love is the goal and the purpose of spiritual life — not learning how to develop psychic powers, not learning how to bow, chant, do yoga, or even meditate, but learning to love. Love is the truth. Love is the light.” ~ Lama Surya Das
"Work in the invisible world
at least as hard as you do in the visible." ~ Rumi
Access your personal work in the invisible. Watch YouTube video: Dying to be me! Anita Moorjani at TEDxBayArea
Gratitude, Intention and Blessings from Diana Christinson at Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala. July 2019.
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
~ Viktor E. Frankl
... Work in the invisible world
at least as hard as you do in the visible.
Be companions with the prophets
even though no one here will know that you are....
You can't imagine what profit will come!
When one of those generous ones invites you
into his fire, go quickly!
Don't say, "But will it burn me? Will it hurt!"
"The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure." ~ Joseph Campbell
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild precious life.” ~ Mary Oliver
Thursday, July 25, 2019
10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Cobblestone area of Main Beach in Laguna Beach
Red Cross Bus will be located at the Cobblestone area of Main Beach located on Coast Highway in Laguna Beach
To schedule your appointment, sign up on-line at www.RedCrossBlood.org
our sponsor code is MovingHearts
or Contact Kelly Perkins at 949-310-3754 or email Kelly@MovingHearts.org
I celebrate your finding the practice of ashtanga, the shala and community. I am honored and grateful to be one of your teachers and a bearer of light on your path. It is a joy to hold the light of the practice up high, open my arms wide, to inspire, guide and support you.
Blessing on your path
May you feel the sacredness of the teachings and practice.
May the breath and prana fill your body and soul and inspire your passions.
May you joyfully dance with the twists and turns on your path of asana and life.
May you press your hands together in front of your heart and be filled with gratitude.
May you welcome the days and years of your journey with grace and beauty.
May you take the gifts from your practice out of the shala into the precious moments of your life.
Gratefully and joyfully, I bless you.