Wow, what a time to be alive on the planet! The polarity of opposing energies seems to have reached an all time high and the shock of the recent election reveals a time of major shifts and change. As the shock subsides many are asking what is real and important, and how can we contribute to the positive [...]
We humans are naturally creative beings. We are happiest when expressing this part of our nature, whether it be through creating a beautiful meal or a piece of art. Have you ever noticed how every aspect of our lives holds creative potential? From how we feed and clothe ourselves, to how we decorate our homes and gardens, to how we recognize our own deep nature? Each part of life holds potential for creative expression.
What holds us back from expressing creatively? For me it is fear of judgement, mostly my own. I realize judgements coming from outside only really hurt when there is a part of me that believes its true. Creativity flourishes best in an atmosphere of non-judgment. This is why kindness and humor are so vital to our capacity to express. Learning to not take myself or my creations too seriously is really helpful too when it comes to self-expression.
“Children are beautiful teachers of creativity. They are not concerned with how others receive their art and express themselves simply for the joy of creation.
Creativity integrates our humanity with our divinity. It utilizes the inspired wisdom of our higher nature with the non-judgmental innocence of our inner child. ’
- from 'The Pleasures and Principles of Partner Yoga'
Why would we want to explore death? It can sound rather morbid at first glance and yet my experience is that this practice awakens more joy than any other I have encountered.
How could this be so? Because at the root of all of our fears lies the fear of death – our own [...]
The body is an amazing vehicle for bringing us into the present moment. It is the great equalizer of our humanity, bringing us to our knees at times to get our attention. It is quite easy to reside solely in our thinking mind while through the simple act of bringing our attention into our [...]
Happy 2016! A new opportunity to experience life and ourselves with renewed inspiration and intention! My focus and meditation for this year is ‘Surrendering into Presence.’
Surrender is a practice that has informed, inspired and guided me my entire life. I have experienced the grace that comes through surrender many times and know its power [...]
Happy Holidays! Winter is such a powerful time for honoring the energies of the dark and the light. With the nights longer and the weather cooler, there is more time for deep resting and dreaming – even as we enjoy the holidays and time with [...]