When root is linked to heart, we can feel a passion for life which motivates us to deepen our experiences. Rather than having the feeling of just "passing through", we become, not only voluntarily, but passionately, resident in our Life.
~ Laura Jane ~
The mind becomes dulled through the long nights and cold days of winter and we begin to doubt the possibility of life sustaining life. We become discouraged with our outer world and start linking our minds to thoughts of worry and fear. When we dedicate ourselves to going inward and stilling the mind of those outer senses, we reach the place of listening to our inner knowing. This intelligence is always moving in the direction of its True Nature.
I am forever reminded of this "knowing", when I see the first crocus push its green shoot of life up into the light. These roots have the integrity of intelligence to come back every Spring - to renew the sustained understanding that life is moving towards the space of light. Winter has lasted too long! But what a joy to see and smell and taste the air of this sweet new season.
Each Spring I honor this process and return to a sacred space for retreat to be reminded that the heart needs to be nourished in order to sustain the vitality of living. When we begin to care, not only for ourselves, but also set the intention as a community, then we restore this true and vibrant energy. I call this HOPE.
I invite you to join me April 16-19 for a magical experience at Gray Bear Lodge, a retreat center outside of Nashville, Tennessee.
For those souls wanting to go deeper in a practice of connecting, I promise you wonderful asanas, meditation, walks in the woods, music, chanting, and healthy delicious food. Not to mention a great group of like minded yogis longing for the fullness of LIFE.
Register today! Space is limited.
Contact Yoga Among Friends for more info.