Shedding The Skin

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Namaste,

I hope you are all well.  I am.

We are enjoying a very early and sudden autumn here on the west coast of Canada.  It’s a mixed blessing, as I am feeling deepest gratitude for the rain and at the same time, deep longing for more sunshine. It does feel good to get into the flow of September, back to routine and a more committed focus in general.

It’s been a while since I have shared and I am hoping I will write more this year. I just figured out how to connect my website blog to my email server, so intend to share shorter emails more often as I become inspired (think guided meditation, mudras, recipes, creative channellings). Today, I just wanted to share a little bit about what I have been experiencing and exploring in my field of consciousness this summer. Thank you for taking the time to tune in and to read.

 

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Endings and Beginnings

It’s been quite a summer, full of intensity and growth. A potent time of fiery endings and powerful beginnings. There has been lots of change and discomfort, as life seems to be pushing us to the edge for greater evolution.  It’s as if the universe is saying that it’s time to be who you are meant to be. There are no excuses, you are here for a reason so move forward- NOW.  While at times it feels like there is no movement happening at all, I feel like the snake who has been shedding it’s skin, although this skin has moved from the inside out. Does this feel like a common theme for the past 6-7 years? Or is it just me?  It seems to intensify each year though.

For me, it’s been all about letting go of responsibility, and in a greater sense, about embracing more of the Divine Feminine in my life and less of the Divine Masculine. I have always blamed (yes blamed), my over-responsible nature on an imbalanced third chakra, but it’s come to my attention these past few months, that it’s really more about the role I have chosen to take on since a young child, of active doing. I don’t think it is just me, I think much of our western culture has taken on that ideal, and it’s not necessarily something that makes us stronger.

In my life these patterns of responsibility run deep, woven within my subtle energy body. In my day to day life I am great at surrendering, taking it easy and allowing inspiration to rise up.  I don’t stress, I trust in the abundance of life and it’s flow, and I have a happy life with my family and my beautiful community.  Yet underneath all of that easy and sweet energy, there has always been a gnawing sense of needing to do, keep busy, figure things out and get things done- very subtle yet very powerful. Chains that I have been holding onto for lifetimes. I believe that this is what is dissolving, not just for me, but for many of us. As the earth awakens, and  consciousness continues to rise, I believe that this has no place in this being, or world any more.

These past few months, an awakening has taken place within. A divine knowing that I no longer can carry the burden of taking care of everything. There is no purpose to these mental patterns, to this driving sense of movement. I have felt this through pain and discomfort, mostly in this body (that’s when I really start to pay attention- physical discomfort),  but also in the mind and in the emotions.  Yet within it all there has been a deep knowing, a deep trust and a deep surrender.

I believe that we used to listen to the intelligence of nature. We attuned ourselves to the energies of the seasons, and the patterns of the day. Time wasn’t always so limited or pressing, and life was for living, not for doing.  I believe this from my deepest heart. I believe that it will once again be so.  Things are cracking us wide open, so this can be so.

 

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Affirmation

This is an affirmation I have been using alot this summer, and sharing with many of my clients as well.

Very simple, yet very powerful

I let go of every person, problem, thought or thing

that is no longer part of the divine plan for my life

&

I open to all of the wonderful things that the divine has in store for me

 

 

 

Just Because

A beautiful expression and reminder of the truth of being.

Watch and read the words, and then listen again with your eyes closed.  Just amazing!

 

Upcoming Events

I just wanted to take a few moments to share some of the beautiful offerings that will be shared in the next month or two.

Blessed Feminine

It’s finally here- A Divine Temple to hold space for the powerful and transformative workshops held by Aparna and I.  

Our intention is to create space for women to gather, to share and to grow together. We will be holding Monthly Moon Temples, and also offering some beautiful courses over the year.

The website is – www.blessedfeminine.com 

and we have also started on online temple on facebook to create a community for people to share and be inspired. Join us here- https://www.facebook.com/groups/1858847674191009/

And here is a beautiful short (about 20 minutes long) interview that Aparna had with me about our new website.

 

 

Ayurveda And The Emotions

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October 2, 2018

4:30-5:30 PST/ 7:30-8:30 EST

It is my honour to present this workshop through the Ayurvedic Association Of Canada. It’s free if you are a member, and $40 CAD if you are not.

Ayurveda embraces health and wellness on all the levels of our being, from the most dense to the most subtle. Emotions are a big part of this life, and they can often be the root cause of imbalance or disease. As we identify with and attach to our emotional patterns we are pulled away from the essence of our true nature. Ayurveda offers the tools and the wisdom to open to emotions in a new way, creating space for deep healing for our body, mind and spirit.

In this powerful, informative and experiential workshop Asrael Zemenick will explore the relationship of emotions to our health, wellness and embodied consciousness, as well as share tools to create a healthy flow of emotional well being.

Some of the things we will explore are
Emotional Ama- Is there such a thing? What is it? How does it manifest? Where do we notice it the most?
Emotions and The Doshas- There are certain patterns that resonate with different Dosha’s and common imbalances.
Emotions And The Energy Body– Emotional energies flow through the subtle body in different ways- Chakras, Koshas and Nadis.
Digesting Emotions- Proper digestion is essential for vibrant health- emotions, like food need to be assimilated and digested.
Tools For Emotional Flow– Daily Practices that support emotional intelligence and the awakened self.

Register Here- https://manjirinadkarni.lpages.co/ayurvedaemotionswebinar/

 

Devi Rasa- The Essence Of The Goddess

 

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Oct 9-11, 2018

9-10:15 PST/12-1:15 EST

This transformational 3 day course creates space and holds the intention for us all to open into the beauty of our divine hearts. In this supported journey of heart centered awareness, Asrael and Aparna will guide you through a gentle awakening of the energy body, inviting you to connect with your bright heart and your true consciousness.

Each day we will meet in sacred space, coming together as a group of women, to honour the goddess that lives within us, and to open to the awakened heart.

During this time, we will support you into connection with the courage, strength, joy and radiance of your blessed heart. Ultimately guiding you into the “Sattva” or pure essence of your being.
We would love for you to join us:
www.blessedfeminine.com/essence-of-the-goddess/

 

Gratitude

Thank you all so much for all that you do.  Every moment we spend caring and connecting with ourselves, is a moment of healing for the entire world. I am grateful for your presence in my life. I am grateful for your essential energy that is part of the evolution of consciousness. I am grateful for you, in your humanness.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.

Namaste

Asrael