Anugraha & Samhain
(Photograph of the stairs at Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris. Hafiz quote.)
With Gravitas, Witchez.
Friday, the 13th of October
Ladies and Gentlemen!
Boys and Girls!
Philosophers, Artists, Scientists, Musicians,
Ghouls, Snakes and Monsters...
Friends & Students
Old and New:
Welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth!
It's a veritable
Circus On Fire
and it's called
Samhain [SOW-win], All Hallow's Eve, Diwali, Trick of Treat, Harvest... is a time when, astrologer Chani Nicholas tells us (please read and see Huff Post article), the veil between realities--between life and death--is thinnest. This is a time when the Wind (Vayu) whispers the stories of our ancestors in our ears; when the ghosts of the past appear.
Now is a time to Bring Out Your Dead.
When the light outside fades and darkness comes, Yoga offers us a spectacular seat (asana) at the most spectacular performance around :
Body, Mind & Heart In Conversation
The birth of new things, from the death of past and possible future selves.
What's hiding in the dark?
We can shed light on things that we may not want to see in the "florescent light of an operating room." (John O'Donogue, Anam Cara.)
Who are we when we're not lit up in pixels on [f*ing] Facebook and Instagram?
Some of us are Broke Down.
Sorting through the remnants of our genetic material and our old choices.
We need the shadows, the subconsicous places.
tired parent with WWII vet dead grandfathers and dead uncles divorce lost friendships teenage trauma
bloody birth postpartum depression scars half-finished paintings half-finished books
(I'm asking for a 'friend.')
Cultivate a relationship with all every part of yourself. With all the selves you are.
And we must die to become someone new.
When you met the new you, were you scared? Were you cold? Were you kind?
Yeah, when you met the new you, did someone die inside?
-OK GO, Upside Down & Inside Out [Hungry Ghost]
Yoga is a process,
said my teacher's teacher,
of radical affirmation:
"Every part of us that we do not learn to love
will become hostile to us."
Time to love.
And so, after several nights in a row,
trespassing into my unconsious (thanks for the poetry, Ji) :
TWO BIRDS YOGA TRAINING
300 HOUR PROGRAM
No need to want to teach yoga to study yoga
But, if you want, we'll do our utmost to support you
and each other
in becoming stellar teachers
Libby and The Lightworkers, Witches and Yoginis
photo: Appa's Ganesha. India 2017
OM GAM GANAPATAYE NAMAH
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