I am already whole
Embodying the Divine Masculine
Instead of approaching life with a sense of scarcity and fear, instead of wondering how can I take what I need from the world, I learned to question, “how can I add?”
When I approach life from a place of security and wholeness, bumps in the roads seem less scary, and I begin to witness myself as a resilient, flexible person rather than a victim.
You know this story
This is what it means to step into the seat of a facilitator, and our job is to show up, find love again, educate, hold space, and hopefully plant some seeds for empowerment and awakening to occur, especially in light of the many systemic issues we face, like misogyny.
Eric's message to these males was so beautiful, so thoughtful and so relevant, that I decided to post it on our blog today.
hungry for more
Yoga during conflict
I am sure it happened in the past, but this was the first time I could track it and knew what was going on. I was trying to sleep because I taught in the morning, and fear just… ricocheted through my entire body. It felt like waves of frightened contractions from my skin to my muscles to my bone, from my feet up to my head.
morning poem by mary oliver
I have a much stronger sense of self and the assurance to reveal that self more readily than ever before.
I have quenched my thirst to dive deep, which has only made me hungry for more. I am looking for any way I can incorporate yoga into my life and lenses, allowing myself to grow in a more organic and genuine way.
vulnerability is the best part of us
Mary Oliver was a remarkable poet who was fully enraptured with our world. It is through her poems that we have learned to soften, and listen, and feel. We read her poems to ourselves, often, and for hours at a time, while Eric plays the drum. This is one of our favorite ways to experience presence.
We thought we'd share the love.
What I'm healing
First of all, I learned that our vulnerability is the best part of us, and how it can be liberating and nourishing to express this part of myself, and how vulnerability helps connect us. We are one.
I learned that I have to be more gentle with myself, less critical. I have to accept where I’ m now in my life because this is really the best place I could be. Life is perfect like this. I learned to let go and to not be too attached to the reflection of me that I find in the people around me...
It feels like an awakening
When I consider all the weighty issues that I am healing within myself and my students, I keep getting stuck on that word... healing. To call me a "healer" is a bold statement.
I am not a person who enjoys telling others what to do. Hilariously, some students despise that I refuse to take the seat of a commander or an all-knowing guru. I refuse to be on a pedestal. It’s not that I don’t have life-transforming healing practices to share with my students.
I don’t have a lot of time or resources in my daily life that allows me to think about these ideas that we covered and shared and really marinated. Many people in my life have told me they see positive changes in me since I started and that’s amazing to hear and know that I’ve been able to implement so much of what I’ve learned.