Sat Nam Yogis,
First off, I would like to welcome all new and potential students to the Monthly update on current energetic and transformational events. This email comes out monthly with the schedule of classes. Its my way of giving you a little insight from my own personal experiences about what has happened, what is now and what is to come. I hope to shed some light around things that you may be going through to help you navigate your path in a way in which makes you stronger and more peaceful.
We are coming into a new year. January 2018. What an amazing time for great change. I am not a big fan of the new years thing. I feel our greatest time of transformation and planting seeds is at the time of the Winter Solstice. However, January 1st at apparently 6:24pm we are having a full moon. And this by far helps us to navigate a new way on the first day of the year. Because it is also the closest moon to the earth and will also be a super moon it will be powerful. So what does this really mean?
Carrie Ann Moss who is a Kundalini Yoga Teacher and also played (Trinity In the Matrix) discusses that she always writes down planting new ideas or “seeds” at the full moon and new moon. These are things that she would like to see change or make change. Writing them down is very important because its taking it from a thought (energy in the mind) and planting them in creation (pen to paper). Then close the paper or fold it up and leave it. It really takes 6 months to see and notice a change and 6 months is also when the same planets and astrological charts are in the moons presence again so it truly takes a while to create change.
The thing about this full moon is that it can draw or bring up raw emotion, deep devotion and frustration. Have you been on edge with your emotions these past couple of days or speaking out of turn or a little too “spicy” as my husband calls me. I feel the force of some of my emotions come to the surface and its almost like I have no control over them. The difference between my past and now is that I would also create guilt around the way I expressed and now I am able to hold space for myself when I know I am going through or processing something.
This full moon also holds the unwieldy power of Lord Shiva in the form of Rudra, the Destroyer. Does some of that frustration that is coming up have some element of destruction. In Kundalini Yoga, Shiva is the female energy. Fun fact, the Shiva energy also corresponds with our mouths. Shakti is the tongue (male energy). And it has much creative power. At this time I see Cate Blanchet as Galadriel in the Hobbit movies. When her power overtakes her and she commands the “eye” to go back to the darkness she displays some pretty powerful Shiva energy for sure. It allows us to cut through darkness (ignorance) and is able to destroy our fears and doubts with a single blow. I believe Cate Blanchet does that in this movie.
If you don’t believe in the moons energy that is perfectly fine. Its just a wonderful way to link what we are going through consciously to the uprising of emotions. As we release those unserving emotions then we are free to stand in our strength and truth.
In listening to many people over the holidays, if you feel alone then I encourage you to find time to make it to class where you have a chance to feel connection. There is so much energy being put towards knowledge and not really processing what we are accessing. We can learn so much from googling information but there are always two sides to the story (polarity). But what is the truth? The truth is a place where you resonate but if you don’t have strength or grit to process the information then people can waver between the polarities of the knowledge. What is the truth. You can’t read that. You have to know it. But if you haven’t practiced any way to know your own truth then how can you find it in Google? Kundalini Yoga helps you to give you grit to stand in the knowledge of what you know resonates with you against what others believe. It does all this in a peace and graceful way.
Trusting in yourself is the first step in the process. If you don’t trust what you say or what you believe or what you feel, then how can you walk a path of trust and truth. The heart is the place of inner connect and love. Its what helps you find the beautiful you.
With all that, the only day I don’t have classes is January 1st. (Tomorrow). Regular class schedule begins again on Tuesday January 2nd.
I hope to be taking my Anatomy and Physiology course for my yoga therapy program starting next week. With that I have a few courses coming up in February and will keep you apprised of these upcoming courses. My January is starting in full swing come Tuesday. And with that I am excited for these new beginnings and opportunities. These courses to date are not impacting my regular schedule of classes. But my Saturday curriculum I have on hold until I have a better understanding of my schedule for the next 8 weeks. Please send me a message and let me know if you are interested in the Saturday curriculum this winter term. It will take place. Just a matter or when I start it.
Much love and happy full moon tomorrow.