I’ve been quiet in this space lately, but I felt strongly called to share this poem that speaks strongly to my heart.
Except that I no longer feel that the world needs to be rescued.
I am still waiting patiently to find out what my offering is. I do feel that I have one. I’m listening and waiting in the clearing.
Do not try to serve
the whole world
or do anything grandiose.
in the dense forest
of your life
and wait there
until the song
that is yours alone to sing
falls into your open cupped hands
and you recognize and greet it.
Only then will you know
how to give yourself
to the world
so worthy of rescue.
by Martha Postlethwaite
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Happy Solstice, dear friends.
I’ll be celebrating the Winter Solstice with a candlelit restorative yoga workshop co-taught by one of my dearest friends.
I am feeling the call to be inward and focus on my own healing journey, so I am taking a sabbatical from teaching yoga and also energy healing.
I am focusing my energies on feeding myself, my yoga practice, my meditation practice, learning to listen deeply and feed my passions.
I am continuing to offer essential oil consultations. Our family absolutely loves using essential oils and have completely embraced using them in so many aspects of our lives. They are improving our family’s health on a physical and emotional level in so many ways.
May you find some quiet moments today to connect with and hear your heart’s longing and calling.
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I loved Lissa Rankin’s TEDx talk, The Shocking Truth about Health.
Lissa Rankin, MD is an OB/GYN physician, author, keynote speaker, consultant to health care visionaries, professional artist, and founder of the women’s health and wellness community OwningPink.com. Discouraged by the broken, patriarchal health care system, she left her medical practice in 2007 only to realize that you can quit your job, but you can’t quit your calling.
She teaches both patients and health care professionals how to make the body ripe for miracles by healing the mind and being healthy in all aspects of life, not just by promoting healthy behaviors like good nutrition, exercise, and adequate sleep, but by encouraging health and authenticity in relationships, work, creative expression, spirituality, sexuality, finances, and living environment. She is leading a revolution to feminize how health care is received and delivered by encouraging collaboration, fostering self-healing, reconnecting health care and spirituality, empowering patients to tap into the mind’s power to heal the body, and encouraging women not to settle for being merely well, but to strive for living vital, joyful, authentic lives full of “mojo.”
I really resonated with her model of health and love that her background is a physician. Imagine a world of physicians and healers who help individuals to empower themselves to heal holistically by considering all aspects of their health (what she refers to as the “whole health cairn”):
- physical health;
- mental health;
- financial health;
- environmental health;
- sexual health;
- work / life purpose;
- healthy relationships;
- spirituality – connection with the divine;
- listening to one’s “inner pilot light” / intuition / highest Self; and
- focusing on gratitude, pleasure and love.
This is a model of whole health that I really resonate with, continue to explore in my own life, and encourage and support this exploration with my clients.
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