Has it really been 3 months since I sent out a newsletter? Time sure flies by when you are having fun… although it hasn’t been all fun and games. I asked for some movement in February- I was ready to fly- and I sure did. A month of deep cleansing on a physical level, and movement as well. March was blissfully supported surrender in Hawaii, and April has been really about integrating that surrender into my practical life. All in all an extremely powerful new year, and one that has been full of listening, accepting and allowing. There has been lots of transformation happening, and with the shifts, has come great growth- if we don’t let go of the old, how can the new flourish?
Some of the amazing things I have experienced in the last few months- Facing my Deepest Fears Scuba Diving In British Columbia in a BLIZZARD, Scuba Diving in beautiful warm water while whales sing around me, snorkeled surrounded by dolphins, Watched the Manta Ray Ballet beneath the sea, became and auntie, held a successful and enlightening creative wellness retreat, and lived, laughed, cried and loved.
Yoga Classes have moved location to Providence Farm Chapel, They are still on Mondays, and Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00, we are inside now, but the gardens will be a lovely place to practice once the warmer weather sets in. It is a beautiful space that resonates with amazing energy, and we have been blessed to have some wonderful local musicians come and play for us on Monday’s. Yes that is right LIVE MUSIC MONDAYS– its wonderful to practice to the vibrations of local sound yogi’s. The class is great for all levels, and a beautiful community to practice with. Suggested Donation is $15.
As always I am offering beautiful and wonderful Bodywork Therapies, so soothing and nurturing, conscious healing, on such deep levels- in a very gentle heart opening space. Consultations, Ayurvedic Counseling, Tarot Readings, and Jyotish Astrology are also available.
Integrated ManifestationsIts been a while since I have been in touch and it has certainly been a time of ups and downs. There have been moments when I have felt like my physical body was purging itself of old patterns, stresses and memories- a restructuring of DNA that my nervous system was squeezing out. It almost felt like the universe was just pulling all the stops out at once- saying this is what you asked for.. (February was a bit rough). I feel like it was a necessary cleansing for stronger roots and a firm foundation to set into my being. Life is amazing that way; it always gives you exactly what you need, even when you don’t think so at the time.
I talk about surrender a lot and as its energy integrates itself more fully into my being I notice how wonderful it is to be one with it. In February when I was struggling with colds (3 of them) and teeth problems (3 trips to the dentist), there was nothing to do but surrender, and emote whatever needed to come out at the time. On holiday, there was no choice but to let go, and feel the natural support of nature in all it’s beauty and it’s energy, and now in this past month, there really has been a beautiful feeling of peace in my being. No fears about what will come next, or what should come next- it is unfolding. There are no worries about having a slow week, or being too busy- I am just enjoying whatever that week/day brings. It’s very freeing, and I notice that as I allow the space that life is unfolding for me.
Of course there are the necessary tasks and practices that I need to do to live, but there is no need to get caught up in how or when they will take place. And unfolding they are. It feels as if I am unwrapping a big beautiful present, and as I peel away the paper a little more of the magic is shown to me every day. Manifestations are coming into fruition, wholeness is being realized and life is flowing in its unique way. It’s not even like every day is “easy”, there are many challenges, but it’s all part of the bigger fabric of our universe, and of my life. It feels great to realize this on a deep level, to see the gifts that are offered to me every day, and to see my dreams being realized. Yes dreams do come true. I have been sitting, knowing, waiting for the next steps in my dharmic evolution, not knowing how they would show themselves. I have been planting seeds, trying new things, but never being clear on the next steps, about HOW to make things happen. I realize now there is no how, there just is. Life will bring us the opportunities when it’s time, and it is time for the next step.
Do you notice that when you just let go and ride the waves how it seems that the flow just continues? When we push, it often feels like we are just banging our head on a brick wall. What happens if you just let go? This doesn’t mean you can’t try, or study, or move towards your goal. But what would happen if you let go of the outcome? If you let go of the need to control how it will manifest? Try it and notice what happens. It is easier said than done, I know. As the vibrations increase, things are changing quickly. We are creating entirely new ways of processing information. Our structured ways of moving through the world are not serving us any longer, instead of a straight road with many stops on the way its more like a kaleidoscope, the most magical colours in amazing patterns, full of light- and each glance provides a moment of magic. What a blessed time to be alive:)
Wilted Red Cabbage With Mint
Spring is filled with lots of fresh vibrant greens, baby broccolis, and cabbage. Often I notice that my body longs for salads, but I know that they aren’t the most digestible at this time of year. Its important as we make the transition into warmer weather that we nourish, and nurture our digestion with warmer salads, and this is one of my favourite ones. I hope you enjoy it too:)
- 2 Tbs Olive Oil
- 1 Medium Red Onion Thinly Sliced
- 1 Garlic Clove Minced
- 4 Cups Packed Finely Sliced Red Cabbage
- Sea Salt
- Juice Of One Lemon
- 2 Tbs Each of- Mint, Dill, Parsley
- Freshly Ground Pepper
- Feta Cheese (Optional)
Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onion. Turn to coat it and cook for a minute to sear and soften. Add the garlic and the cabbage, season with 1 tsp salt, then immedietly begin turning it in the pan to wilt it evenely. 2 minutes is enough- just wilt it, not fully cook it. Remove the pan from the heat and toss with 2 Tbs Lemon Juice. Adjust to your taste. Toss with the herbs and more salt if needed. If you indulge in cheese from time to time crumble in some organic goats feta, otherwise enjoy with the Tahini Yogurt Sauce.
Tahini Yogurt Sauce
- 1 Clove Garlic
- 1/4 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Cup Yogurt (Organic Milk, Or Coconut)
- 3 Tbs Tahini
Finely chop the garlic mix with salt until smooth, mix with yogurt and stir in the tahini. Mix into the salad:)
This was shared from the Vegetable Literacy Cookbook by Deborah Madison:)
Community Is so Important in My Life- So I would love to share some local offerings from colleagues of mine
Salts Clothing Kickstart Campaign- Check it out for organic, fair trade, beautiful clothing at a great price- Ships Worldwide- I’ve seen the clothing, they are beautiful to the touch, and lovely to wear. I can’t wait to get my order:) look here. Jennifer Graham will also be at Monday’s yoga class with her beautiful wares- Come check them out:)
Sacred Chant Circle this Sunday, April 27 @ Rivendell Yurt 7-8:30pm, by donation- Led By Sadie Bartram- for more info call-250 748 2089
abunDance Journey this Sunday, April 27 @ Providence Farm Chapel- 10-12 am $15- Led By Christy Greenwood- for more info call 250 737 1800
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this. I hope your journey of these past few months have been filled with love and light- peace and flow, and acceptance of all that is happening. I wish you all blessings of abundance and joy, and a beautiful month of May-
Much Love and Peace