💥What is the Path away from NEGATIVITY?💥 There is the need to begin to allow the negative emotions as they arise and to let them pass rather than to push them down.
The second requirement that must go with this and that many do not realise is that there is also a need allow the opposite POSITIVE emotion.
Because every negative emotion has an opposite positive emotion.
When the negative subsides the positive can arise.
And here is the interesting thing.
Sometimes it may well be that the allowing of the positive emotion is actually just as hard, maybe even harder than the allowing of the negative emotions.
Food for thought on this amazing Friday afternoon 🤔🔥❤️
Placing trust on things unseen has been one of the most challenging yet most rewarding aspects of my life. It’s led to a deeper understanding of love, faith, patience, and perseverance.
Yet time and time again, my ego wants to step in and take control (hello type a 🙋♀️). It’s definitely been a consistent trial and error thing.... that’s why I love practicing the fifth limb of yoga: Pratyahara.
It’s a practice of cultivating our internal senses rather than external. A practice that encourages us to rely on faith on things unseen, and know that we are fully provided for if we begin to look within when distractions are limited.
Theme tomorrow is Pratyahara for my yoga classes, come lean in and learn.
When you have 10 minutes to #flow before 20ish pre-teens come to yoga with you... I always love this practice, but some days it just feels extra good 🙏
Chances to come yoga/meditate with me:
Tues/Thurs 12pm flow @dallasyogacenter
Friday’s: 2pm flow/sound at @reefpointyoga
Saturday’s: Sound meditation at DYC 12pm-1:15
Second 1/2 of January workshops:
Sunday 20th - Women’s 🌝
Saturday 26th - center for brainhealth brain performance institute (UTD) 12-1pm register here:
Jan 31st: nidra & Sound with my fave @earthgong At DYC 6:30pm
The ruler of the Southern Ocean was Shu, the ruler of the Northern Ocean was Hu, and the ruler of the Center was Chaos. Shu and Hu were continually meeting in the land of Chaos, who treated them very well. They consulted together how they might repay his kindness, and said: “Men all have seven orifices for the purpose of seeing, hearing, eating and breathing, while this ruler alone has not a single one. Let us try to make them for him.” Accordingly they dug one orifice on him everyday. At the end of seven days Chaos died. ☄️
I mentioned that I was in a car accident yesterday.
I only remember looking forward and realizing that the car in front of me had come to a complete stop in the middle of the highway (with no traffic).
I slammed on my breaks and don’t know how I managed to not hit the car in front of me, but I didn’t hit her.
The car behind me unfortunately didn’t break in time and ended up slamming into me.
As we both pull over we see the car that had stopped so abruptly on the highway pulled over as well.... to remove a small branch.... 🤦🏼♀️
And then she sped off without saying a word.
I’m not surprised, but let’s seek to be better, more caring humans guys. If you cause an accident, at least ask if the people are okay before leaving the scene.
This could’ve been a lot worse than it was and I’m so thankful it wasn’t.
Although I’m in some pain, I know I’ll be perfectly fine.
The lady who hit me was so sweet and apologetic. We ended up talking for almost an hour through the process and I’m so grateful that she and the trooper made this unfortunate incident more bearable and quick.
Things like this always seem to put things into perspective.
A few things I’m taking away from this experience...
🔆Be aware and present.
🔆Stay kind, despite your circumstances.
Bending in @aloyoga shot by my friend @artsy_blue
So I am going to try this 🖤 Even though I struggle socially, get overwhelmed with anxiety sometimes and can't breathe. I am passionate about skulls so that makes it a lot easier to talk about, almost naturally and without being all short of breath and red blotchy. But also, who gives a fuck. I love what I do and I want to share it and I am full on stepping into that realization.
I have been bouncing the workshop ideas around in my head for a couple years now and I am going to dabble in the people world. The one where I don't spend all my time one on one with my skulls. I want to talk cleaning methods, mythology, ritual, art and all the topics that make my heart soar and I want you to be there or someone you know that likes these things.
The series will be called Skull Magick because skulls and bones are just innately magical. They bring something different out of each person, and they are so fascinatingly complex.
If you are in Saskatoon and interested in being part of a workshop, here are the deets:
Workshop 1: Skull Collector Cleaning Methods
Feb 9th @ 1:30 - 3:30pm
Workshop 2: Skulls as Intentional Tools
Feb 16th @ 1:30 - 3:30pm
Write ups on the workshops are on my website - www.essenceofash.com 🧡🌵