"Take close care of your inner stories.
They create your outer life."
~ Jaiya John | Fragrance After Rain
I am super curious: how was your week of listening with both ears? Were you able to gift yourself extra moments to pause, to slow your breath, and to deeply listen? If so, what did you attune to? What observations did you make? How did it shift your pathway forward? Drop me a line, shoot me a text, give me a call, and let me know what surfaced for you.
If, for whatever reason, you missed last week's newsletter (or listening with both ears simply got lost in the shuffle) why not go for it right here and now? Simply click to begin this simple, transformative practice.
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"Mantra closes the gap.
That space that exists between us and our best self"
~ Kia Miller
I arrived home safely late Saturday night, and I feel part of my being is still singing and chanting in the high desert of California.
This week, I am creating space to listen deep within to integrate the learning that took place in Joshua Tree.
Our trainings always feature a closing circle. This time, we were asked to share just two words about our experience. My words? Renewed and devoted.
"The function of music . . . is to quiet the mind,
to make it more sensitive to Divine intervention."
~ Sama Veda
Greetings from Joshua Tree!
Being immersed in Mantra, in this place, with this open-hearted Sangha, is incredible! And, I am here for it; I am here for it all. There is so much more I hope to share, but for now, I'm going to soak up every moment that I can.
Thank you for joining me this past week in a practice for peace. As I continue to learn about the power of sound for our mental bodies, our physical bodies, and our energy bodies, I know you are doing powerful work.
I take comfort in the knowledge that our mantra practice is yet another thread connecting us to one another and to all of humanity.
If you can, please keep it going.
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"Never forget that you have already arrived at your destination.
There is nowhere to go to find your home.
It already lives inside of you, and always has."
~ Judith Hanson Lasater
Many of you know me as a person who sets up her mat in the front of the room; I absolutely love holding space for you and sharing practices with you.
In my closings at class, I frequently express that it is both a joy and a privilege to be with you. That is never simply an expression; it is always deeply heartfelt. Whether I get to see you in person, or over zoom, or connect with you at a workshop, or meet you here once a week . . . I am honored by your presence. I love the Sangha, this community, we have all created.
This week, I return to another Sangha of mine. Due to the Pandemic, I have not been in person with my primary teacher, Kia Miller, since 2019. Now, I am packing my bags for Joshua Tree Retreat Center in California to immerse myself in Mantra.
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