….where I do volunteer work at least three times a year. This trip I worked as a facilitator and hatha yoga teacher. The program was called the Inner Quest Intensive and I have been a part of this amazing ‘production’ since ’99. Here’s a post I wrote after another such trip about 5 years ago.
The world really needs this program. Those of us who facilitate transformation and healing for others know this. I am completely filled with love, gratitude, and kindness once again as I continue to live and teach yoga.
and, totally excited to promote and deliver: The Outer Quest Intensive©, an experiential journey with transformational possibilities. Using your natal chart as a launchpad we’ll journey thru the solar system with an intention of expanding our self-awareness and self-knowledge. Interested in knowing more, like where, when, and how? Contact me at email@example.com.
Tomorrow is the first of a series of experiential workshops using the astrological natal chart as tool for self-inquiry and self-development. It’s been quite a ride for me personally, as I have chosen to follow the stars for most of my life.
These days Uranus is conjunct my mid-heaven and moving in towards a conjunction with the NN. Neptune is conjunct SN natally. Obviously, things are changing. Unknown territory looms ahead for me. Thanks to the stars, Pluto is finally past my moon. Om shanti.
The outer planets, along with all things lunar, have captured my attention for decades. As a working astrologer who reads charts for individuals, I am also particularly interested in Time, time-measurement, time-management, time-keeping, and what I call Time-Scaping, which is what happens once we have mastered our personal relationship with time and create a life-rhythm which is sustainable. The cycles of the planets along with the orbit of the moon provide the raw data that is needed.
Anyway, I digress. Tomorrow’s workshop will tackle the idea that the Lunar Nodes represent our Soul’s Purpose in this incarnation. We’ll look at the nodes in our respective natal charts and discuss it. Then we’ll take our new found information and practice being our ‘true selves’ using various yogic techniques.
I’ve been doing this work for a lifetime already, and I still get excited when I see the look of “enlightenment” come over someone’s face. That sudden expression brought on by the combination of insight, understanding, and joy is unmistakeable.
If you’re in or aound Asbury Park, NJ, find us! The door is round and open (rumi)
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and there’s a storm brewing named Saturn. It can’t get any more metaphorical, can it? Today, at 2:15pm est, (about to become edt) the moon conjoins pluto. It’ll be an intense moment for some, so intense that it has the potential to transform you. Indelibly.
more later. may all beings be safe.
om shanti, shanti, shantihi
I’m facilitating another Yoga Nidra tomorrow morning. First one of the year. Can’t believe it’s 2013 and we’re all still here!! Just kidding.
The astrological aspects are so supporting for this kind of yoga practice right now. The possibilities are limitless. The little stellium of Sun Neptune, Chiron and Venus re-affirms a drive towards spiritual healing.
Snow on the ground this morning…a stunning reminder that things have changed.
Blessings to everyone…
The power came on last night at my yoga studio. Classes resume on Sunday. Come. The door is round and open.
Have you seen this video yet? OMG. It’s a must see. Words fail.
Stay safe, dear ones. Practice metta. Often.
Oh my. I have been struck, hard. My home state. My home town. My zipcode. My topography. All changed.
It’s one thing, to choose to change one’s life, intentionally, deliberately, and purposefully. It’s quite a different thing to be the recipient of another’s choosing. ie Mother Nature or God, or that mysterious Higher Source.
Anyway, I feel a resurgence coming on for attending to my blogs, which if you follow or like or pin me up somewhere you know that I have not been writing much. That just means that there are stories to tell, and lessons to teach.
Today, I am living on the new edge of my old Jersey Shore town. I am blessed to have what I have. The devastation here is wide spread. It’s the entire state at the same time. Locally, I have seen some of this before. The boardwalks in particular. They’re always getting torn up. The trees are dangerous for sure, and some houses were sliced in half. but, amazingly , more misses than hits and that was miraculous. The power outages are the worst, and gas lines are to be expected. The flooding, here, for me was a non-event and for that I am grateful.
The days ahead are sure to be interesting. Maybe I’ll post again tomorrow. I need to be quiet now.
Gabrielle Roth has passed. I had met her personally on a few occasions and she was most instrumental on teaching me how to move with abandon. She’ll be missed.
There’s a good article here: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/10/gabrielle-roth-the-most-badass-teacher-of-our-time/