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inch photoInch by inch – my favorite mantra.

Inch by inch, life’s a cinch.
Yard by yard, life is hard.

We don’t know what lies ahead. Uncertainty lingers . All we can do is continue to anchor ourselves in the present.

Activate choice. No matter how difficult…. we always have a choice..

Over the past decade, I have witnessed my Dad slowly lose his capacity to move freely from a rare neurological disease. He has taught me over and over again that even when you wake up in a nightmare, you can choose freedom.

Even when your hopes and dreams vanish, you can be full of joy. In the midst of the deepest darkness, you can find peace. Everyday my Dad calls upon his faith to live in gratitude. Every day, every moment, he makes that choice.

I am humbled by this great lesson. There is no greater gift.

As the outer world swirls with fear and unprecedented shifts, our only stability can be cultivated in our inner world.

It’s going to be bumpy. Hold on to your light. ✨🔮 .

 

On Saturday (3/21) @ 9am EDT, I am offering a free Zoom Class. If you would like to make a donation, I will pass it along to a New Yorker in need. (If you know someone in need, please connect with us.) Zoom here – https://zoom.us/j/6291649490, on my website or in bio.


#weareinthistogether #stopthespread #holdontoyourlight #lumendei

#leaveyourlittlegiftsoflight

lumen dei

As the planet moves through an unprecedented shift, now, more than ever, it’s important to hold your light.

Keep returning to your center.

Collectively, we need to raise the vibration from fear to love.

Share love. Be kind.

A great friend always reminds me that when I am lonely and when I am scared, to make someone else’s day better. It works, every time.

It’s ok to wobble. It’s ok to be scared. I am.

But I keep reminding myself of that simple sentence. I am. I am. I am.

Find your mantra. Find your center.

WE CAN DO THIS….

Let’s choose love over fear.

Let’s think beyond ourselves and for the health and welling-being of each other and the planet.

Here’s a zen playlist to infuse your home with extra ease.

In the upcoming weeks I will be streaming live donation classes via Zoom stay tuned!

 

 

~ lumen dei ~

‘The light of the divine has two aspects. One is what is what it is traditionally known as the lumen dei – the light of God -which is really the divine light of one’s higher Self. It is a very, very beautiful light. It is very clear, very simple; it just is.  It is the light of God as you can see it as a human being. Of course, the real light of God you cannot see. You become blinded by it. It is said God has 70,000 veils of light and 70,000 veils of darkness to separate us from experiencing the true light of the divine, which would burn you away. But there is lumen dei that we have within us – our divine light. And when you pray to God your light raises up to God. When you really pray to God there is a light, a spark. You can see it, in a way, from outer space that spark that rises up to God from the heart of the human being. It is very beautiful.  If you go deep in meditation, you discover that the divine light is within you. It is like a diamond, very clear, very pure, very beautiful.’

– Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, The Return of the Feminine and the World Soul

 

~fight for your right to the light ~

‘To find your way, you will need courage. Lots of it. If you don’t have it, fake it until you make it. Soulshapers are artists, but they are also warriors. It is no easy feat to shape the inner world. You need the heart of a lion to overcome the odds. You need to fight for your right to the light.’
– Jeff Brown
~ finally, read this ~

What You Missed That Day You Were Absent from Fourth Grade” by Brad Aaron Modlin

Chakra

Are you interested in understanding how the practice of yoga, pranayama and meditation work together to transform the energetic body?

In this 7-week series, we will explore the chakras. The human chakra system consists of 7 primary chakras that stretch from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. In Sanskrit, the word chakra translates to “wheel” and references our energetic body. Each week, we will explore a new chakra and focus on how it uniquely regulates a physical, spiritual and emotional function of the body.

Through movement, sound and smell, we will journey through the chakras and explore how we can improve our connection to the subtle body through:

Shapes (asana)
Breath (pranayama)
Mantras
Colors
Elements
Aromatherapy
Music

In this 7-week series (with each session lasting 2 hours), yogis will:
– Learn about the energetic body and chakra system by focusing on one chakra per week
– Practice one hour of asana, focusing on the chakra of the week
– Practice a 10-minute chakra meditation, focusing on the chakra of the week

Students will leave each session with a custom, essential-oil blend and a crystal to balance each energy center.

All 7 Sessions – $250
Drop-in Session: $40 each

LOCATION: YOGA VIDA NOHO | Broadway & Bond | New York City | Dates Below

Thursday, April 11: 6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. MULADHARA | ROOT
Thursday, April 25: 6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. SVADHISHTHANA | SACRAL
Thursday, May 9: 6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. MANIPURA | SOLAR PLEXUS
Thursday, May 23: 6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. ANAHATA | HEART
Thursday, June 6: 6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. VISHUDDHA | THROAT
Thursday, June 13: 6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. AJNA | THIRD-EYE
Thursday, June 27: 6:15 p.m. – 8:15p.m. – SAHASARA | CROWN

                  Sleep Deep   

Deep Sleep

Set yourself up for sweet, happy dreams. Use this concentrated blend before bed.

The Magic Mix: 

  1. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  2. Frankincense (Bosweillia Carteri)
  3. Jojoba Seed Oil

Place a dab on your wrists prior to pre-bed meditation and practice with Nadi Shodhana (Alternate nostril breathing).

  • Lavender oil is the queen of calm, it eases anxiety and insomnia.
  • Frankincense promotes sleep and activates your meditative, focused mind.

ACTIVATED SUGAR SCRUB

Activated Charcoal Scrub Wake-up that pretty little face!

This gentle skin exfoliant, tightens and brightens. Activated charcoal absorbs toxins and removes unwanted grit from your pores. Leaving your skin bright and luminous!

This blend is imbued with Patchouli, Sweet Orange and Grapefruit essential oils to relieve stress and inspire enthusiasm.

  • Patchouli soothes inflammation, boosts energy and promotes a smooth, glowing complexion.
  • Sweet Orange is uplifting, alleviates anxiety and even improves digestion.
  • Grapefruit is rich in antioxidants, acts as a disinfectant, relieves stress and clears blemishes.

Ingredients

  • Raw Sugar
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Apricot Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Castile Soap
  • Activated Charcoal
  • Patchouli
  • Sweet Orange
  • Grapefruit

100% Authentic  – so natural you could eat it!

Enjoy! XO