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Respond in the Highest~

I just read John Friend's response to the NYT article, and I feel a deep sense of appreciation.  I feel so incredibly grateful to be on this path, to be learning, growing, teaching, giving and receiving, and thriving in this yoga life.

If I am honest, which I am,  I have definitely had moments of doubt on my way down this road.  The doubt has presented itself mostly toward myself and my ability as a teacher and never with the art of the practice or with Anusara itself.  Anyway,  after reading JF's response,  I felt compelled to leave a note of thanks.  Really,  I am struck by how moved I felt after reading the response by John.  It makes it clear to me how much this all means to me and how much I love teaching, the practice, the people.  I feel so fortunate. 
If you have not read the John's blog, here is the link:  http://www.anusara.com/index.php?option=com_wpmu&blog_id=2&Itemid=250  Read and enjoy.  
Here is the comment that I felt moved to leave:  Dear John,
I offer m…

For Now~

Saying Yes to the Idea of Yes~

For now, I say, "Yes"  to my life, to this method and it's meaning.  For now, I say, "Yes" to what is true for me.  For now, I say, "Yes" to speaking from my heart and holding to the truth.  For now, I say, "Yes" to continuing to do what I can to help others find joy and meaning and light in their own life when they need it most.  For now, I will continue to offer to others what Anusara has offered to me, and I give thanks for finding my way to this magical practice and path called Anusara.

Anusaran,

Marcia

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

I have been hearing this David Bowie song in my head all morning.  Here is a small portion of the lyrics:

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
(turn and face the strain)
ch-ch-changes
Just gonna have to be a different woman/man
Time may change me
But I can't trace time

I watch the ripples change their size
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence
So the days float through my eyes
But still the days seem the same


So I was out walking this morning and this song kept playing in my head.  On my walk I was deep in thought and deep in my heart trying to get in touch with and understand this strange place that I seem to be in.  I certainly feel immense changes happening on the inside.  It is almost as if certain things are coming up for me to deal with so that I can fully heal.  It is as if I have some old wounds to tend to.  Funny how that is,  you think you have dealt fully with what hurts and holds you back and you find it is still there waiting for you to heal it, to change it or release it.

Heat, Humidity, Heart~

I feel like it has been a while since I've written. All is going well in most ways despite the irritation I feel with the heat.  I think the heat has been a little too much for me.  Our AC went out and with the added humidity in the air, the swamp cooler isn't doing much to cool things down.  I have had a difficult time cooling down and have discovered that the heat or feeling constantly hot is pretty aggravating and it makes me oddly emotional.  It is all very curious.  Thankfully, my folks live just up the street, so we have been spending most of our days up there.  I hope to have the air conditioner fixed by this weekend and will look forward to that.

On a positive note,  I had a private session yesterday that was a really fantastic experience for me and for the client I worked with.  I find private sessions are a wonderful opportunity to learn and to hone my intuitive skills as a teacher.  It seems to me that when I am given the opportunity to work one-on-one,  I tap into …

Progress~

Not long ago,  I had my basics class recorded.  Yes,  I have a dvd of me teaching an hour-and-a-half Basics class.  And, yes, I have watched it.  This is progress. Hooray for a step forward toward what I want.  :-)

Okay, so the first time I watched the dvd it was just weird.  In fact,  I had a little conversation with myself before I watched the recording about how I was going to try to just see it as the observer.  I wanted to try to view the class from a more objective place so that I could watch the dvd with kinder eyes.  I think that little talk with myself helped.  That being said, it was still a bit awkward.

How this all came about was: 1) through an offer from a Kula member to record it for me,  and 2)  I simply came to the conclusion that it was time to start getting myself ready to actually approach the certification process.  This exercise of recording myself teaching a public class is an exercise in getting comfortable with being myself while teaching with the camera on.  …

At Ease~

Life is full of surprises.  You never know what each new day will bring.  
All we can do is open our hearts and minds to what comes with the faith that it is all for the best.  


And on days when I feel unclear or uncertain, I remind myself that the Universe is conspiring in my favor.  Knowing that the world is for me and not against me always puts my mind at ease. 


Peace,
Marcia