Walking into Myself is a Beautiful Disrobing

Originally posted on moon.flower.medicine:
? It’s going only on two weeks since my sister friend and I journeyed into the woods of Michigan and embarked on our Winter Immersion Healing Retreat. We were held in the beauty of unpredictable snow, sheltered by a well-heated hermitage. We were charged up by the thoughtful welcoming…

Winter Immersion [1/24]: Faith + Discernment

“For faith to be alive and to deepen we need to use our power to inquire, to wonder, to explore our experience to see what is true for ourselves. This requires us to approach life with an inquisitive, eager, self-confident capacity to probe and question. It requires us to examine where we place our faith,…

for clear-seeing: “Love Your Body” | NOW Magazine

SHINING THE LIGHT In this season of resolution-making, NOW Toronto Magazine’s LOVE YOUR BODY issue cuts through the cacophony of guilt-and-shame-inducing messages with a photo-essay project featuring folks of different abilities, shapes, ethnicities, gender identities who are celebrating the realities of their bodies in naked glory and sharing personal stories of reconciling with their bodies!…

embodied practice: four foundations of mindfulness

As sangha opened the 2016 Winter Immersion series last week with the 5 Spiritual Faculties, I pointed back (as I often do) to the Four Foundations of Mindfulness to anchor us in the spacious awareness of body, breath, emotions, and mental formations as we develop and strengthen Concentration and Diligence/Effort. Here are a few resources…

conjuring grace in moments of distress

I put together these sustainable acts of self-care for a loved one after a conversation we shared about the challenges of tending to ourselves when the “stuff” of life storms through and leaves everything in a state of upheaval. Reading it over, I quickly recognized how necessary it was for me to remember to dose…

Perspectives on the 5 Spiritual Faculties

The Five Spiritual Faculties are a vital part of my personal practice — invoked as a mantra, they are an aspirational reminder to ground and center myself in these noble attributes. When we water the seeds of Faith/Trust, Discernment/Wisdom, Mindfulness, Concentration, Diligence/Effort, these skills blossom into indelible powers that strengthen our capacity to transform our…

#WholyHappyHour: Winter Immersion Series

In 2016, we’ll extend our studies, expand our rich conversations, and immerse ourselves in engaged and embodied spiritual practices with three gatherings each month until Spring. Schedule: January 10th, 17th, 24th ~ 5 Spiritual Faculties: Trust, Discernment, Mindfulness, Concentration, Diligence February 14th ~ Beginning Anew (Buddhist New Year Practice) February 21st + 28th ~ Mindfulness,…

Ushering In 2016

May we and all beings experience deep joy, lasting ease, and abundant freedom in this first celebration of the new year!       _______________ 3 Jewels Yoga Sangha’s Winter Immersion Series begins Sunday, January 10. View the Schedule for a full list of dates.