Surrendering to God

What does it say that when I decide to teach Ishvara Pranhidana, surrender to God, that I rub up against a deeply angry feeling of abandonment . . . and a lusty longing for passion? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-tW0CkvdDI Songs run through my playlist without the worshipping lull of glory, but with electric guitars, heavy riffs, and wailing … Continue reading Surrendering to God

Spiritual BS

“Spiritual Bypassing” - what is it, and what is it not? It means something akin to pretentious self-righteousness to the point of willful ignorance and/or unhealthy selfishness.  A psychologist coined the term in the 1980s referring to the use of spiritual practices and beliefs to sidestep uncomfortable feelings and avoid authentic, vulnerable connection.  Harsh, right? … Continue reading Spiritual BS

“A Yummy Surprise” – Trigger Warning

A new toddler book arrived in the mail yesterday.  And, unlike this post, it did not come with a trigger warning. One day, I want to be the kind of person who is free of any attachment to past trauma.  It would be lovely, in fact, to one day abandon all memories of my childhood … Continue reading “A Yummy Surprise” – Trigger Warning

The Very Magical 8-Limbs of Yoga

Yoga is a practice that exists both on and off a mat; alone, in community, and with teacher; physically, with the body, and on every psychic, energetic, and emotional level.  Yoga is vast – in history, teachings, and experiences.  Just like the ancient history of magic, yoga is entwined with sages, prophets, the gods, great … Continue reading The Very Magical 8-Limbs of Yoga

7 Ways to (Actually) Send Light & Love

Times like these inspire movement in the core of our being.  Stillness is no longer an option; even if we are "frozen in the headlights," our hearts keep a frantic beat.  Evidence of souls and societies thrashing through the raging current is posted everywhere we look.  Motion - movement - the urgent need to DO … Continue reading 7 Ways to (Actually) Send Light & Love