Showing posts from June, 2009

Twists and Turns of Life

I have been meaning to post more often than I have.  However, it seems I post when I can.  I will do my best to post at least once a week instead of every 3.  Today I can post, so here I go... Life has been good and busy, but we have experienced a bump or two in the road.  Jason, Liam and I just returned from Flagstaff on  late Tuesday evening.  Our trip up to Flag was supposed to be a bit of a vacation.  Instead, it turned into a bit of a headache with lots of details to figure out.  Hanging out and playing in the woods turned into phone calls to AAA (triple A not the other AAA), finding a place to stay and figuring out a way to get home. On Saturday morning, Jason Liam and I were headed out to the mountain bike race called the "Barn Burner" for Jason to race.  It was raining and muddy and the roads were pretty torn up so it was hard to see much.  Anyway, to make a long story shorter, we hit a rock and put a giant hole in the oil pan, which rendered us helpless on the side of…

Digging for Gold

The Essence of Light Sometimes the rubble turns to gold  showing you nothing but light The cracking and crumbling of the mold  Makes it possible to see what's behind the facade  And when everything falls apart We are able to dig deep to see what we need To do what we need to set ourselves free It's a painful process... This process of letting go of what we think we know leaves us open and bare and sore. The rawness of it all is exactly what we need for the growth. We tear away the layers and dig up all the hurt leaving it out in the open for all to see Fresh flesh, like fresh earth We dig in the dirt We get dirty We examine the muck We plant the seeds of hope and wait to see what rises from within We let go of the hurt and in the spaces we've cleared, new things bloom... The seeds planted sprout into understanding Understanding gives way to compassion Compassion roots into the deepest part of the heart  And in that place love blooms Your true essence shines through Marcia I wrote …


"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."  (Nelson Mandela)  I had the most amazing and therapeutic conversation with my friend James this evening after my class about teaching and about coming into our own as teachers.    Teaching yoga in a way that is truly meaningful and helpful is an art.  Teaching is challenging and transformational on so many levels.   You have to be mentally and energetically sharp, open, compassionate, confident,cl…

The Beaty of the Birds and the Gift of Nature

It has been three weeks since my last entry, which is hard to believe.   Things have been busy in a good way with little trips away to enjoy the beauty of the world. On May 22, Jason and I spent the night in Medera Canyon in a little A-frame cabin in celebration of our 4Th wedding anniversary.  We went without our little sweetheart, Liam.   We got there late in the afternoon so had the chance to sit and watch the birds.  It was such a treat to just sit there in the woods watching the birds flit about and to hear them chatter amongst themselves.  Hanging next to our tiny little porch was a hummingbird feeder encased in wire for the hummingbirds to perch.  Since this feeder was so close, within in reach, we were able to see the hummingbirds up close.  They are such lovely creatures with there vibrant, varied colors and tiny features.  These little birds would dart in towards the feeder, check us out, decide it was safe and would dine on the nectar, and sit still on the perch.  In those mo…