Hi Everyone. The Yoga Journal Conference went really well. The panel with Seane Corn and Katchie Ananda was fun and insightful. It is always nice to hear the perspectives of incredible people like these women. We have an easy flow with one another that made the conversation feel effortless.
The workshop with Katchie was a great experience as well. We had on all day intensive that combined conversation, yoga, meditation and ritual. The sharing from the group was deep, profound, funny, and inspiring.
I love the opportunities to look at and work on living full, holistic, inspired, and empowered lives of service. And I LOVE Yoga! It has made such a difference in my life.
I spent the last two weeks at Optimum Health Institute cleansing and detoxifying . I have been working on removing heavy metals from my body and bringing my body and health back into balance. It was an intense and wonderful two weeks. My favorite part of the whole experience was actually the wonderful people that I met. I spent time with people from all walks of life from all over the world. Spending that much time with people as one is going through such an intense experience brings people together who would not otherwise probably connect.
I was spending tine bonding with people who proudly display their McCain Palin bumper stickers. Other bumper stickers said to drill in Alaska because it is the smart solution to the energy crisis. And of course, the required amount of God Bless America stickers and yellow ribbons. And then, right next to those cars, were the ones with stickers about peace and protecting the environment. And we all spent time together every day getting along, learning one another’s stories, and supporting one another in our health and wellness commitments. Even on days when the detox kicks in and there are raging headaches and fatigue, there always seemed to be such camaraderie.
It was a good reminder for me to maintain my commitment to being more committed to being connected than to being right. It is only in this space that people’s true beauty and Divinity can shine through. When I am more committed to being right than being connected, I kill off the potential for each Soul’s unique expression to be seen, heard, and valued. This is often tines easier said than done because of the deep pain I feel when people’s views and beliefs are connected to the destruction of our planet and our lives. But these last two weeks reminds me yet again that there is Beauty, Magic, Mystery… and even FUN hiding out in the most unlikely of places.