*This post was written 2 days ago, after the eclipse. I didn't get to posting it then. Mercury and I were having tea and lost track of Saturn 😉 This morning on my front step, I completed my meditation by chanting the short form of the heart sutra mantra 9 times. Om gate gate paragate … Continue reading Allowing the self to arise
What does Chiron Return in Libra mean?
There are 12 signs in astrology. We can learn about our influences at birth by looking at which sign Chiron was in. Each sign defines an area of your life. Since we’ve learned a bit about Chiron and what he represents (The Wounded Healer), we can look at which sign he arrived in at your … Continue reading What does Chiron Return in Libra mean?
What does Chiron Return in Cancer mean?
There are 12 signs in astrology. We can learn about our influences at birth by looking at which sign Chiron was in. Each sign defines an area of your life. Since we’ve learned a bit about Chiron and what he represents (The Wounded Healer), we can look at which sign he arrived in at your … Continue reading What does Chiron Return in Cancer mean?
Sometimes it takes a Hippopotamus to lighten the mood
So, after months of preparations to launch the companion course to the book, Householder Yogini, I sent off the email to my Mailchimp list. I sent myself the test email (as one does in order to be professional and catch any errors). It looked great. Then I sent it to my entire email list. Then … Continue reading Sometimes it takes a Hippopotamus to lighten the mood
The best place for your efforts
I was late to wake this morning, so the neighbourhood was up by the time I reached my front step for meditation. I like the early mornings, not just because the mind is more amenable to practice, but because the air is so fresh, particularly now with the spring rains and the fresh green growth. … Continue reading The best place for your efforts
How to accomplish everything
"Hey, Mom," said my teenage son, holding his phone as he crossed the kitchen floor with a sly grin on his face. "Do you know the concept of wu wei?" "You mean the practice of do nothing and accomplish everything?" I replied. He looked disappointed. He thought he had me. "Know your audience," I said. … Continue reading How to accomplish everything
Deepak Chopra, Fernando Davalos and Martha Beck: finding your purpose
In meditation on my front step the other morning, I came to the intersection between Deepak Chopra, Fernando Davalos and Martha Beck. Deepak has written about synchronicity: that once you find yourself in the flow of life, living on purpose, synchronicities abound. I wrote a whole chapter on Fernando Davalos in my book, Awakening on … Continue reading Deepak Chopra, Fernando Davalos and Martha Beck: finding your purpose
"How can I serve?" It's a question I often ask. When the flood came to Calgary in 2013, I watched as the city bailed itself out. I watched from my perch in the hills, our home unaffected. I drove out to Bragg Creek with supplies to support my friends and yoga community there, but it … Continue reading Practice kindness
The power of Lovingkindness
“Clearly recognizing what is happening inside us, and regarding what we see with an open, kind and loving heart, is what I call Radical Acceptance." Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance At the start of Tibetan New Year, I committed to practice 14 days of metta bhavana: lovingkindness. I've written about the practice before, and I wanted … Continue reading The power of Lovingkindness
2 ways to boost your vibrations
“Let your love send off so much positive energy that it shifts the vibrations in the room.”Anonymous I declare today "Good Vibrations Day"! My family is all at home today. It's snowing and minus 21 degrees. My son tapped into the news when he woke. I headed for my meditation cushion. When we met in … Continue reading 2 ways to boost your vibrations