Equinox Blessings

Equinox Blessings

Equinox

Blessings from my heart to yours on this powerful equinox portal. Today we whispered our prayers to the wind, made offerings to the water, and dove into the great wonder that is this life. ⁠

In sistership, we deepened into the great mystery and planted seeds of hope, connection, and gratitude forged by the fires of experience and heartbreak. ⁠

It is in the brokenness that we are strong. The togetherness that we recognize our wholeness. Wherever you are in this world, may you know we are united as one. ⁠

“On the day when⁠
The weight deadens⁠
On your shoulders⁠
And you stumble,⁠
May the clay dance⁠
To balance you.⁠
“And when your eyes⁠
Freeze behind⁠
The grey window⁠
And the ghost of loss⁠
Gets into you,⁠
May a flock of colours,⁠
Indigo, red, green⁠
And azure blue,⁠
Come to awaken in you⁠
A meadow of delight.⁠
“When the canvas frays⁠
In the currach of thought⁠
And a stain of ocean⁠
Blackens beneath you,⁠
May there come across the waters⁠
A path of yellow moonlight⁠
To bring you safely home.⁠
“May the nourishment of the earth be yours,⁠
May the clarity of light be yours,⁠
May the fluency of the ocean be yours,⁠
May the protection of the ancestors be yours.⁠
And so may a slow⁠
Wind work these words⁠
Of love around you,⁠
An invisible cloak⁠
To mind your life.”⁠
― John O’Donohue from To Bless the Space Between Us⁠

Mudra For Balancing The Elements

Mudra For Balancing The Elements

Dharma Pravartana Mudra

For Balancing The Five Elements

Inspired by Mudras For Healing and Transformation by Joseph and Lillian LePage

With Gratitude to Water Peace Project and Aquapsy

8 Days of Global Love & Gratitude Water Meditation & Consciousness Experiment by Water Peace Project Featuring guided Mudra meditation by International Hado Instructor Jeanette Sealy @ www.JeanetteSealy.com – Together we are connecting through Water for Peace ~ A journey through water and your heart. Water holds the answers to all our questions: Who are we, where did we come from, and why are we here?

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Hopi Elder’s Prophecy

Hopi Elder’s Prophecy

Hopi Elder’s Prophecy

Hopi Elders’ Prophecy

June 8, 2000

 

 

 

You have been telling people that this is the Eleventh Hour, now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour. And there are things to be considered…

Where are you living?

What are you doing?

What are your relationships?

Are you in right relation?

Where is your water?

 

Know your garden.

It is time to speak your truth.

Create your community.

Be good to each other.

And do not look outside yourself for your leader.

 

Then he clasped his hands together, smiled, and said, “This could be a good time! There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly. Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water.

 

And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate. At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey come to a halt.

 

The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word ’struggle’ from your attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.

 

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

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This beautiful organization is offering Resilience and Possibility |
Online offerings every month to help you stay grounded and connected during COVID-19.

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Gather | Membership Kula

One of the things we can do in the most challenging times is to practice and to gather. I’ve created an online membership that is accessible both financially and physically to share the true practice of Yoga and create a space to come home to your Self.

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Ayurvedic Recipe For Ghee

Ayurvedic Recipe For Ghee

Ayurvedic Ghee Recipe

 

Have you had ghee? This golden elixir is one of the purest and most beneficial tonics according to Ayurveda. Ghee can be used as a substitute for butter in almost everything, it can be used for skincare, and is even supportive for brand new babies. Ghee has been used for thousands of years for food and medicine.

This buttery, nutty tonic may just become your new favorite food.

 

Here is a simple step-by-step recipe for making ghee.

 

Ingredients:

1 lb of organic cultured butter from grass-fed or A2 cows

 

Method:

Place the butter in a heavy-bottomed stainless steel pot.

Bring to a gentle simmer. Do not stir.

You will see the milk solids begin to separate and a thin foam begin to form on top. They will eventually drop to the bottom of the pan.

Now you will want to watch the ghee and listen to the way it crackles. 

When the crackling sound stops and the ghee is a beautiful golden color with milk solids on the bottom of the pot and very little to none floating,  your ghee is done.

Remove from the heat and let cool. 

Strain into a sterilized mason jar with cheesecloth or coffee filters.

The whole process can take from 1-3 hours depending on your altitude. 

 

Things To Note:

– Ghee has a super stable shelf life.

– Ghee has a high smoke point. At about 450 degrees, ghee can be used for most cooking and baking projects.

– Most people who are lactose intolerant can tolerate ghee.

– Ghee is wonderful as an anti-inflammatory and aids the digestive process.

– Ghee. is a natural source of butyric acid which promotes good gut bacteria and helps your body assimilate nutrients.

– Ghee is keto-friendly.

 

Did your ghee burn? Did it turn brown and a little crispy? Don’t throw away your burned ghee.  Strain off the browned milk solids and you will have a wonderful nutty flavored treat. Use it in rice, in desserts, and on toast. It may even help your kids love broccoli.

White Paper: Yoga Therapy and Pain

White Paper: Yoga Therapy and Pain

This paper examines the role of yoga therapy in comprehensive integrative pain management (CIPM). The pain crisis is described, and how yoga therapists can contribute to its solution is explained. Yoga therapy can be an essential component of the multidisciplinary undertaking that will be required to improve patient outcomes and alter the trajectory of the global public health crisis constituted by an epidemic of poorly understood and inadequately addressed pain. Additional context and evidence are presented to document the effectiveness of yoga therapy interventions to support people living with pain. The white paper concludes by listing recommendations to providers, consumers, payers, and legislators, who together can address systemic and structural barriers to CIPM, as well as suggestions for enabling the yoga therapy profession to more fully participate in these solutions.

Source: White Paper: Yoga Therapy and Pain—How Yoga Therapy Serves in Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management, and How It Can Do More | International Journal of Yoga Therapy

How Can Yoga Help?

This is a great read for those wondering how Yoga Therapy can help with pain relief. I’ve found anecdotally, that Yoga Therapy is one of the best tools for managing both acute and chronic pain.  Through movement, breath, mindful awareness and compassion training, we can bring about great ease in our body and mind. Here is a free guide to pain.

If you’d like to go deeper, this free training is geared towards Yoga Therapy for back pain and spinal health.

 

Drop me a note and let me know how this lands for you.