Pursuit

Pursuit

My love inquired, “Why not write of your torment?” I went to sleep without any words. Most certain that my dreams would unfold what is processing, I prayed to wake anew.  Deep sorrows are always a longing to feel God,…

Glimmering State

Glimmering State

By contemplating relationships, we can discover connections on a material plane and within the realm of Spirit.  Intimacy as a journey, both emotional and spiritual, has me exploring, studying, and applying teachings to my own life as a soulful living…

Seaside Love

Seaside Love

*photo by Monica Woods Seaside Love  (One of) salty purification. Changing of a season returning to quiet joy. Gifted an embodied process. Awakening dormant energy, tides of truth. Perfect data in discovering self. Feminine cycle delivering a goddess as a flowing current. Part of…

On the way back home.

On the way back home.

Anger of the bitter, bristling, exasperated, indignant type. NOT rabid, smoldering, wrathful, or livid.   Experiencing the ripe opportunity to sit in my hot blood like a warrior able to meet the fires of purification. There will be rites of…

On what I do not know

On what I do not know

There is an uncomfortable edge when I do not know, do not have an answer, and am in that vulnerable space of the unknown, without the ability to control the outcome, or even the process. While I have been taught…

Personal Explorations on Living Fully as a Modern Day Yogi

Personal Explorations on Living Fully as a Modern Day Yogi

As seen in Elephant Journal 1/2014 When is a yogi “real” or “true”? I am a yoga teacher, and I feel blessings in my bones, see magic before my eyes, smile a lot; I also struggle with comparisons, am unable…

The desire to let go with love.

The desire to let go with love.

Lately, my days have been starting early. While I would prefer to note that I am welcoming the day with a quiet receptivity of what’s to come, that is not the case. I have been waking with a familiar ache…

Sweet Cycles of Life

Sweet Cycles of Life

The cycles of life can be experienced in so many forms–Through a breath, the moon, a season, or simply by the Earth’s daily orbit around the sun. Some of these cycles go unnoticed, and others have our full attention. I…

How Spirit Moves

How Spirit Moves

When do you work through your pain with vigor, recognizing it as a stagnancy that needs to be pushed? And when do you soften completely to the malady that needs tender loving care? Is the pain we experience in the…

Witnessing the Dance of Shiva

Witnessing the Dance of Shiva

Witnessing the Dance of Shiva Nataraja. Lord Shiva has been showing up in my life lately. His energy is felt all around and within me: perhaps telling me a great story, as all of the Hindu gods and mythological figures…