Thursday, August 30, 2012

Space: The Final Frontier

Moolit Mermaid Night Sky

The stars are the jewels of the night,
and perchance surpass anything which
day has to show.
                             -Henry David Thoreau

     By some lucky chance, we are on the verge of our first events: Our first journey together begins with laughter and a thoughtful look to the sky. We will gather on the triangle On Sunday at 10:30 and head off into the great unknown!

     As the night comes closer, I get more and more excited. Stargazing is a love of mine, not because I am particularly good at it, but because I an in such awe of those who are. The stars inspire me to sing, to dance, to write songs about the kind of smile that catches you unawares as it steals across your face, and to ponder  the joy resting in every light strung across the deep expanse of sky. I seem to fall into them, and goodness only knows what we will have in store for us with a brilliant moon and many happy companions.

     Snacks will be available, as well as basic constellation spying, and small games. By the end of the night, who knows what will happen for us. But with kindness and consideration, we will have a wonderful time of it.

     Let the stars inspire you. I welcome you to join us for stargazing this Sunday.

     With my highest hopes and deepest wishes,


Sunset Yoga

I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart.
I am. I am. I am. 
                         -Sylvia Plath

     Today, we took a moment to slow down and give our bodies a chance to speak. From the deepest toe to the space haloed above our heads, we sought to lengthen the spine and listen to the inner rhythm of our beings. 

     It was not always easy. The most difficult thing to do when starting yoga is to take the first breath and reach for the first pose. Then, moment by careful moment, we are able to reach within and stretch without. It becomes less of a struggle, the ego sits back and lets the unconscious do the tugging. 

     We untie the knots kinking our muscles. We learn to listen to our bodies and accept our limitations as they are. We honor our hearts and minds by giving them time to rest. We strive to present ourselves with challenges that lead us forward and allow us to breathe. We release our worries and sufferings into the earth and sky. We learn to live within our bodies, rather than simply using them to get through the day.

     We make the choice to live, rather than simply exist. 

     And that is the most beautiful choice we can make.

     This first session went splendidly. I hope that you will consider joining me for another Thursday. I would be so honored to share the sunset with you. 

     With all my best wishes and highest hopes,