Monday, July 13, 2015

Favorite Morning Affirmtaion

I have tried all sorts of affirmations and mantras in my time.  Friends, inspirational books and teachers have given all sorts of suggestions, some complicated and others interesting.  But,  the one I prefer and use is simple and open ended.

Almost every morning, I open my journal and write down the sweetest words.  They are so simple.

Ok-are you ready?  Here it is.

Everything I need now is here!  

That's it, the magic formula to success and living a blissful day, at least for me.  I do what I can through my day following my truth and then trust that the process will take care of me, leading me where I need to go.

Just try it or make up your own version then live into the day knowing you are on a journey with a universe whirling in and around you that completely supports your story.  Maybe, you don't believe that right now but see what happens and perhaps you will start to see that you indeed are taken care of everyday.  It doesn't mean that you won't doubt or have bad times, just that there is a purpose to your life and that it is to be the most radiant being you are.

Om

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sitting When Things Get Busy

Has any one else had a busy few weeks?

I have, regular yoga and spin classes, filling in to sub as well as taking on some extra projects, all interesting but the days start to get filled. Granted I work in a really uplifting profession for my livelihood but even this can be intense and exhausting if too much ends up on my mat or on the spin cycle.

I know in those moments that it's time to sit!  That's right, not more doing, but more sitting just to sit and be still, read something uplifting and light, write free form in my journal or just breathe with my dog at my feet.  When I sit, I allow myself to exhale in a whole state of being sort of way.

Strangely enough when I grant myself these moments, I receive what is needed to move forward. Sure things may still seem stressful and the day can be filled with obstacles but when I touch that quiet moment there is an inner possibility beyond the immediate occurrences.  This creates a ground from which to move onward.   From this, things evolve, tasks get completed, the necessary finds its completion and the fringe falls away.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Personal Guru

The more I hear, read and see the high gloss adverts for self-proclaimed guides, coaches and gurus, the more it becomes clear that we don't really need this sort of character in our lives.

We all have what it takes to guide our own lives deep down inside.  This inner voice, the whisper leading us to bliss, this is our own personal guru!  Doesn't that sound fantastic! It's true.  

 Perhaps,  one needed a teacher to receive direct transmission from on every level of one's life but something tells me that we have collectively moved on to another stage or maybe it's the way of the American spiritual journey. It seems to me that being on a path of self searching and seeking such as yoga, one might be tempted to take on another's way in all aspects of life.

But, I believe in America it's a little different because here it's joined with ideas of individual interpretation and personal experience. We all have that earnest desire for the union with Self, but if we surrender our personal way to another's then we lose out.  But when we take on the self reliance philosophy of America, the result, a quest for the Self within, the same as the Self anywhere else. Ohm

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Blog Evolution

For a long time, I have been putting my weekly schedules on the blog. This was important when working all over Anchorage especially for you, my friends, students and clients. I wanted to make sure you could find me and your favorite classes. Now that I am pretty settled in at Anchorge Yoga and on base with a set schedule you all know where to find me. Thank you for all the support. Now, I will again be posting articles and thoughts on this blog so keep checking in.  

Namaste