I have been thinking a lot about all of the suffering going on in the World. The victims of fires and hurricanes. Mather nature speaks of death and rebirth limits our breath with smoke and we fell tired from it all.
Fall is the time of year to let go of our golden leaves and go inside; spend more time with our soul. One of the contemplative activities that I turn to is reading poetry. May it be a salve for your hearts.
HARVEST by Carl Sandburg
When the corn stands yellow in September,
A red flower ripens and shines amongst the stalks
And a red silk creeps among the broad ears
And tall tassels lift over all else
and keep a singing
to the prairies
and the wind.
They are the grand lone ones
For they are never saved
along with the corn:
They are cut down
and piled high
lights the west in November.
It’s the Summer of LOVE.
With this gorgeous weather what have you brought to your table of abundance this season? Are you laden with accomplishments and bounty or are you feeling depleted and under nourished on all levels; physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally? Whatever the case is for you, remember you can always instate new healthy patterns in your life.
With the warmer weather, you too can induce an internal flame of restoration and celebration. Start by getting loads of rest, hydration, moderate daily exercise and love.
Summer is the season of the Heart organ in Chinese medicine, so never neglect your love and happiness for others and always consider your well being first so that you can access what you can offer or not to the rest of the world.
The Spring is just beginning to dry out our dark wet bones. This has been the longest Winter but now finally the Spring is truly emerging. The long, cold and wet Winter has transformed our souls.
We are just beginning to test out the new model of ourselves in the World, remember the soul does not come with driving instructions . Go for walks, have long talks, choose things to do from your bucket list and enjoy the simple pleasure of embodiment.
This is happening to all of us simultaneously. We are finally free from “Cabin fever” and experiencing our new normal.
Emerge fully, now is the time! Just like the blossoms in our hills blooming together creating ultimate beauty.
Well this has been a tough, wet and depressing Winter for many. With the incredible rainfall and the new administration many of us have been trying to adjust to a new reality.
Luckily the sun and a new Season is upon us!!! Beautiful Spring is around the corner and you can witness it in the budding trees and your own personal reawakening happening.
You can dust off your exercise gear and resume activities slowly and methodically! Your muscles have to get strong again and it does not happen over night.
Come in for a tune up to help with your renewal!
Vision Board Art Class
Saturday 1/28/17 from 1-4pm
A Vision Board art class is a collage technique to map your goals and aspirations in a non-verbal way. You will keep this map of visual imagery of your dreams and wants for the New Year in a place you can frequently view, so that your images will guide your daily actions.
Bring old magazines, inspirational quotes, goals and scissors to create your Vision board. Let your heart lead you in your creative process and you may discover more about yourself and your goals and aspirations, for this New Year, than you expect!
Cost: $30.00 per person (limited space)
Location: Rockridge Wellness Center, 5329 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618
Sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-967-7563 (text or call)
(I will supply a large piece’s of construction paper, magazines and glue sticks.)
A Message from the Elders, Oraibi, Arizona Hopi Nation:
“You have been telling people that this is the eleventh hour.
Now you must go back and tell people that this is the hour!
And there are things to be considered:
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your Garden.
It is time to speak your truth.
Create your community.
Be good to yourself.
And not look outside of yourself for a leader.
This could be a good time!
There is a river flowing very fast.
It is so great and fast that there are those who will be afraid.
They will hold on to the shore.
They will feel that they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.
Know that the river has its destination.
The elders say that we must let go of the shore,
push off into the middle of the river,
keep our eyes open,
and our heads above the water.
See who is in there with you and celebrate.
At this time we are to take nothing personally,
least of all, ourselves.
For the moment that we do,
our spiritual growth comes to a halt.
The time of the lone wolf is over.
Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
We are the ones that we have been waiting for.”