“In this lovely season when the dance of surrender is obvious, we find large spaces left where something beautiful once lived. As one by one the leaves let go, a precious emptiness appears in the trees. The naked beauty of the branches can be seen; the birds’ abandoned nests become visible. The new spaces of emptiness reveal mountain ridges. At night if you stand beneath a tree and gaze upward, stars now peer through the branches. This is an important autumn lesson—when certain things fall away, there are other things that can be seen more clearly. The same truth can be celebrated in our personal lives”
Excerpt from “The Circle of Life” by Joyce Rupp & Macrina Wiederkehr
With the grace of a tree letting go of her leaves with all her majesty and beauty, we learn to let go, making peace with the transitions in our lives. We face the stark reality that nothing lasts forever. Things ebb and flow, autumn teaches us to honor what is dying, changing and urges us to embrace the fact that everything is always moving and flowing into something new, even if we are standing still. Chanting one of my favorite mantras yesterday with a group of open, like-minded people, (sa ta na ma – wha hey guru) reminded me to breathe and embrace these inevitable changes. The circle of life, death, rebirth and infinity tells us that all endings eventually become beginnings and that the walk through the hallway from a door that has closed behind us maybe dark, maybe challenging, but always leads to yet another opening, another awakening or a new perspective. Go outside and enjoy the spaces in the trees where now the light comes in. Feel the sun on your face as you chant: SA TA NA MA – WHA HEY GURU and allow your life to flow.
Yoga this Week
Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow
Thursday Evening 7pm Yoga Mixed Level Vinyasa
Friday Morning 930am Healing Yoga
Friday Night Kirtan at Yoga by the Bay in East Moriches celebrating the studio’s Four Year Anniversary 7pm!!
Monday, December 21st Winter Solstice Celebration – Kirtan – Intention Setting – Sangha – Refreshments 7pm
Gentle Therapeutic/Meditation Class forming in January – Gentle Asana, Philosophy, Meditation, Breath work
Contact me for details
I am now a Reiki Master! Very excited to share this gift with you. Contact me for a Reiki Healing Session or if you re interested in becoming a Reiki Practitioner. Reiki is a gift you can use on yourself, your family, your pets or anyone you come across that could use some healing energy. I will be holding a Reiki workshop very soon to inform you of its history and applications in our everyday lives.
Om Shanti!!! May there be Peace for you and all beings everywhere!