As the Fall leaves change and gracefully drop from their homes, a group of women will be embarking on a yoga shamanic island retreat in Minnesota. Tucked away not far from Battle Lake, MN sits a little private peninsula (called Xanadu Island). A place of betwixt and between. Hugged by water ~ where access to our buddha chitta knowing stands in the middle ~ the veil reveals and we Rise!
On Aug 17th in the small lake community of Ottertail ~ we will gather. Hugged by trees, tended to with soft lush grass, and nurtured with loving energy. A medicine wheel vortex will be created to surround your sweet body, mind, and soul ... it will help you to nurture your unique essence..the light within that craves only raw and real. The light and sovereign truth of YOU. Yes! The capital YOU.
Returning from my travels to Ireland ~ my language has evolved. Mystical ~ Celtic ~ Gaelic words and wisdom forever etched into my existence. In the rain and amongst the elements begging for my attention ~ I was completely present.
Living in the Now.
And in that space ~ I unwound and continued my journey of becoming...nothing.
Baby A was crying and his new momma of 3 weeks said that he had been like that for a few days. "He can't be set down or he'll cry". It was after her voice shared those words that the energies started to float towards me. And so we ventured ~ up the stairs where his nursing awaited for the welcoming ceremony to begin.
For just one day
you stepped out
You slowly yet deliberately
unzipped the suit
the suit of warrior armor
that adorns your flesh and bones
the one that has helped you for lifetimes
yet in this moment
in this blink of time
Lean in a little closer ~ she said. I stepped forward and hugged her warmly ... I could feel her arms drip down in attempts to embrace me in return. The direct exchange of loving energy floated between us ~ and the tree (and I) smiled in unison ~ soaking in the profound connection we were sharing.
Have you hugged a tree lately? Have you gotten in real close to nature and listened to her wisdom?
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Draped in the New Moon energies ~ I will be guiding you to receive “whispers from nature”.
The cosmic energies are swirling around and within you. The “super” full moon is about to work her grandmother action. She will be dropping her ear nice and cozy close to us humans ~ where she will be listening intently ~ being the closest she has been all March. She is geared up to “worm” into your life and whisper sweetness to your soul. A bit like the close talker from Seinfeld ~ but you will want to lean in towards her voice of wisdom.
The first day of spring is just around the corner. Dreamy thoughts of tulips popping ~ tree planting and bonnet wearing floats into the collective consciousness. Well, maybe not bonnet wearing but it just sounded magical. In Minnesota the outside reality doesn’t always line up equally with the inside imagination ~ as snow typically adorns the ground ~ making the tulips work a wee bit harder. Yet, whether there is snow on the ground or fairies dancing amongst the joy of new growth ~ we all get to experience the energies of the equinox.
Quite your mind, open your heart, and live with more compassion. Easier said than done but once you learn the ancient and research supported tool of meditation ~ you will be on your way to a heart conscious living.
A sitting practice to go in. Dive deep. & Listen.
Listen for the infinite wisdom that is awaiting in the crevices of You.
Open the window inside your chest
And let the spirits
Fly in & out
The YOU that is pure love and light. The depths of you where compassion is the default.
Now is the time to receive and share from your awakened radiant light. Join me ...
Will you do me a favor and please try harder?! Try harder to do it all. To have a perfectly clean house. To ensure your kids are safe. To have a flawless complexion and beautifully manicured nails. To ensure your ass looks great in yoga pants. To be the loving partner written about in poems. To ensure that people like you. To be sure and be nice to everyone (don't want to offend anyone because it’s a small town and people will talk). Try super hard to judge yourself. Oh, and please compare yourself with every facebook friend who appears to have a fairytale life.
Can you do that for me? Can you try harder?
You know I didn’t even need to ask. Because as I look into my crystal ball, I see many of you already having the above items on your daily to-do list. If not in action they at least float in your thoughts. For the collective is attempting to live (and glorify) a busy life of stuff ~ and in the process barely managing to keep their heads above the snow.
Everyone is trying hard just to exist.
When we just exist, guess what often gets left behind?
International yoga instructor, Shamanic Practitioner, life coach, and more!