Sat Nam Yogis,
I trust this email finds you in and out of the energy of the full moon. It seems to have its highs and lows this last week. It is part of life I feel that we are given the opportunity to work through things that may feel difficult for a period of time and then we find a sense of peace and balance to bask in the new created changes. This is how it has been for me the last little while and it seems to have created a steady flow with the meditations I have been doing since White Tantra.
I have some very profound thoughts and last week I had one amongst the many moments when I am not at my computer. It was last Thursday when I noticed I was being triggered to then realize when I was teaching that the thought that had me triggered was not the actual reason I was being triggered. That in the deepest part of my abdomen was a yuckie mass of balled up emotion. I don’t exactly know what emotion was in there because it was disguised as many, only I had that moment when I actually understood through my experience that the trigger was never the reason for the emotion. That we spend most of our day not even taking five minutes to check in with ourselves and say “hey in there, how are you feeling?” And because of that 1 simple thing that we disregard, we may constantly be triggered by random events in the day only to eventually realize that the universe was trying really hard to get us to stop and be still and listen inside to the actual issue. And in that moment if I had stopped and noticed that “oh, hi there you ball of emotion” prior to a conversation with my husband, I wouldn’t have reacted or engaged in a really silly conversation because I would have recognized that the ball of emotion in the pit of my abdomen was needing some of my special attention. To be acknowledged and nurtured. And then in the midst of random events during the day, I would be more apt to view them differently and they may not even rattle anything inside me because I would have taken care of that emotion right from the moment I woke.
We often spend too much of our valuable energy looking at the triggers and assessing how we are feeling and not really addressing it square in the eye (the real issue that is). When we mediate we learn to become more (innerly) observant of the things that are going on and it also gives us the courage to look at the things we feel were painful experiences in our life. In those moments we don’t shy away from the pain or the situation. We come at it head on, and we are able to observe it rather than engage it and create another life drama. To be still is our greatest gift that we give very little time to.
Kundalini Yoga allows you to take that moment in every class. Whether its between pranic breaths or pauses between words, silence in between mantras, or the breaks of stillness between the asanas. There is time. And that time then expands into change.
I am currently taking time to complete a 40 day (2 ½ hour) meditation. I am finding that it is doing some amazing things in my life. Its not easy to find that time everyday to do it but I am approximately 25 days in. Not much longer now. I can only imagine what will come of the practice closer to the 40 day mark. f
The June schedule is attached. There is only 1 day I cancelled class and that is due to my Anatomy and Physiology Midterm on Thursday June 28th at 6:30pm. If you are missing class that night please hold space for me as I write my exam.
I am also holding a Summer Solstice meditation on Thursday June 21st at 6:30pm. Come and bask in the radiance of the full energy of the sun. Lets find time to celebrate the suns beauty and experience an upliftment of radiance.
There is still room to drop in or join the Saturdays Emotional Therapy Class. We are taking what we worked on in March and putting it into practice. That whole piece I wrote above is all about using the tools to understand, listen and work with the emotions gracefully.
I am currently working on a few things 1 of which I hope to have implemented by July is a Healing and Recovery Class. This class is for people who have any pre-existing conditions and need extra support to come to class. If you know of anyone who you feel would benefit from a class like this, please send them my contact information.
There are other wonderful things I am working on and hope to keep will keep you all in the loop as time moves forward this next month. Keep on the look out for news announcements from me.
Much love and Blessings,