5 Small Everyday RITUALS to Invite More SPACE & STILLNESS
I chose these 5 that I found to be doable, giving you brief moments of spaciousness and silence. This is an activity we explore in my Restorative Yoga Teacher Training.
Start small. The more comfortable you become with silence, the more it will expand into the rest of your life (becoming an intimate friend).
There are so many more rituals we can do to add more space and stillness to our lives.
I have also written a new Blog or Journal: Are You Comfortable in Silence, in the Pause? (You can find it on my website, link in bio).
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Maybe … some of us chose to be born on Earth to enjoy Mother Earth’s beauty (among other reasons). In other realms, the vibration is beautiful and high. But in the Earth realm, the diversity (of different frequencies) creates contrasting beauty that tantalizes the senses of being human, captures the heart, and awakens our awe of the manifestations of Energy/Source.
I’ve been fortunate to have travelled to many beautiful locations to bask in the beauty of different places and countries, like basking in different expressions and parts of Her. The energy always feels unique in each place yet within one globe.
I believe She senses when you acknowledge Her (and when we don’t, She teaches us to listen). Take off your shoes and feel Her. Truly look at Her expressions in the different textures in the leaves, bark, and flowers. When you label, debate about, or ignore Her, you’ve slipped into the mind, and the feeling/connection to Her essence decreases.
In our June Serenity Retreat, I shared making smoke bundles and moon water with beautiful plants. We connected with Mother, danced, did restorative yoga, learnt to see and listen to others while we were seen and heard (helping you see and listen to yourself, others and nature), sang around a campfire, enjoyed fantastic food from the bounty of Mother Earth, and listened to the stillness of the night.
She is interwoven in every cell of us. She’s present in the altars of our breath and heartbeat.
Our next @inye.yoga retreat at @harmonydawnretreat is July 28th. Link in my bio.
Thank you to @harmonydawnretreat for providing a quiet place to connect.
Thank you to @diana_lavad for sharing the gifts of your garden so we could make the smoke bundles and moon water.
Thank you to my Folk Herbalism teacher, @gaiahive_mentorships , whose teachings go far and wide through her students.
#retreats #folkherbalism #mothernature #motherearth #inyeyoga #community #spiritualconnection #ritualsandrest
Honouring and aligning with the energies of the moon.
Last night was our Full Moon Cacao and Drumming Ceremony at @inye.yoga . As I was preparing the cacao in the morning a dove visited my home, and my dog and the dove kept staring at each other.
With Cacao opening and amplifying a vibrant heart, we sat in circle to be freely, authentically ourselves, and playful with the drumming. We ended in silence and meditation. Such a rich and powerful evening. After this event, I had a beautiful dream.
New Moons are a time for stillness and planting new seeds as the moon grows (my next New Moon Yoga Nidra will be July 17th). Full Moons are a time for creativity, playfullness and to offer something freely as the moon light decreases. We will announce the next event soon.
Thank you to my co-pilots @diana_lavad and Eddee (@inye.yoga ) for this event. And @rukuxulew for the cacao through my friend, @preetiunique .
Much gratitude to the Universe to be serving in the most authentic way.
#cacaoceremony #drummingceremony #cacaoanddrumming #plantmedicine #fullmooncacao #fullmoondrumming #moonrituals
Nothing to say. No one to be.
Brought in the New Year in the most powerful way. 🙏💖
#restorativeyoga #yoganidra #yin #meditation #stillness #intentions #soundhealing #journeywithin #soundbath
I recently got my car fixed. The mechanic charged me a third of what a dealership would charge. I felt so incredibly grateful and in awe of his honesty. The kindest man (even recommending I bring my dog to play in the park near his place). And yet, he's not a person to display to the world his kindness.
These days I trust people's actions more than their words.
If our beliefs, words, and actions are not congruent (i.e. we do something opposite to what we say), then there's a lack of unity within. This creates a lack of unity in our interactions - this will be reflected back to us.
Our level of integrity and consciousness is witnessed through our actions - not by our words.
The mechanic never pulled out his camera to take a picture of me being grateful and posted it on social media for everyone to witness his level of kindness and spirituality. 😂 He did it because it is his nature - being to being, heart to heart, in the moment.
#evolution #messy #beyondrules #actionsfromtheheart #beyondmorals #beyondwhatisrightorwrong #movingtowardsunity #authenticity #kindness #actionsoverwords #integrity #loyalty #staytruetoyourword #bekind