Clarity and Awakened Senses
Dear friends and students,
After a week of Silence (Vipassana) at the Last Resort, with sitting meditation around a warm wood-stove and walking meditation amidst snow flurries,I feel more awake and clear in this world. Robb and I added 5 days around St.George, to explore and enjoy the desert, biking and hiking.
Maybe it was the silence or maybe the high altitude, which blew our senses open. We both experienced the colors as more brilliant, heard the sounds of the desert wind, birds and other critters, like music in our systems and every rock formation told a story from way back when. We felt like Toddlers, relaxed jaw in awe looking, listening, exploring, curious to see what we would find around the next corner. Our bodies transitioned from skiing all season, to sitting for a week, to biking and hiking in the heat of the desert, seamlessly.
Before we ventured out each day on foot or bike, we were able to keep our morning practice alive. This meant getting up early, a cup of tea, followed by joint opening movements before sitting for 30 – 45 minutes, mindfully moving through some Yoga Asanas to get our bodies gently primed for a day of desert adventure. It was truly a treat for me to experience the silence and the teachings together with my husband and as a couple. I still wonder how did I get here? I am in awe watching the transition from Parenthood to the excitement creating a life as empty nesters. The opportunities which are appearing to getting to know each other at an even deeper level, aging as an opportunity, growing younger towards death. The solitude and beauty of the desert makes it easy to find ground, new ground to step off from…..Now we are back in Park City and are intending to integrate this practice into our every day lives. Of course, as always, we will keep in mind, that a kind, open and warm attitude is the most important healing ingredient with oneself and others, especially with irregular schedules flying and dealing with jet-lag.
I do feel restored and filled with joy and ease. I look forward to teaching the Mini-Retreat, Wake-up to Yourself in Seattle May 13. If you know anyone, who lives there please share.
In June I’ll attend the Solstice Flute Fest in Midway, even if you don’t play the Native American Flute, check out the schedule, there are fun events going on. I am hoping to put a class together on June 25, co-teaching with Rona Yellow Robe. More details later.
Rona is going to be my assistant at the Molokai Retreat and there is still space available, so reserve your spot and please, talk to me and spread the word. I truly feel it is an opportunity not to be missed.
In between the events I’ll be available for private sessions by appointment. Check-out my updated website https://restorebalancetoday.com
I hope this finds you well and enjoying the arrival of spring, you are as much my teachers on this journey and I am grateful for you all being in my life.
With Love and Light,
Tell me, what is it, you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?~Mary Oliver ~