Happy Autumnal Greetings to you,
I love heading into the deepening light of Autumn after a full and art filled summer. The colors surround us and the indigo blue wraps it's arms around us earlier and earlier in the day. The contrast of inward turning after all of the outward expressions of summer feels luxurious and soothing.
The last few months were chock full - Forever Now Festival in Berlin, Symbiosis Festival in CA, Off The Mat Intensives in LA and at the Yoga Journal Conference in CO, the Bioneers Conference in SF, Yogaworks and Laughing Lotus Teacher Trainings in NYC, a trip to Scotland to visit the faeries, and a trip to Mexico for Dia De Los Muertos rituals on the beach! Also finished the final of 3 DVD soundtracks (with Christopher Krotky) for the Yoga of Awakening series from Seane Corn and Sounds True. If you have not heard the companion CD (Chakra Flow - available on my site and ITUNES), you need to do so....it is music designed for a deep flow practice and folks are loving it!
Next up, Ravyn Stanfield and I are offering our 4th annual Priestessing Apprenticeship in Sacred Leadership Yearlong Training starting Nov 14th and this year we are in Portland OR. There is only one spot left in this powerful training so see below for information. I will be teaching in the Yogaworks Teacher Trainings in Orange County, LaJolla, Los Angeles and in the Fall Semester at Globe Sound Institute throughout the next few months and on Dec 3-6 OTM offers our final training of 2015 - Social Justice and Community Building Retreat in Ojai. Finally, my own annual Voice of Change Weekend at Esalen Institute Dec 11-13 where we will sing, move, dance and embody our liberation into truth and creativity!
After that I will be taking some down time for the holidays and to simmer with new creative projects for 2016!
In a Tree House
will someday split you open
even if your life is now a cage,
For a divine seed, the crown of destiny,
is hidden and sown on an ancient, fertile plain
you hold the title to.
Love will surely burst you wide open
into an unfettered, blooming new galaxy
Even if your mind is now
a spoiled mule.
A life-giving radiance will come,
the Friend's gratuity will come-
O look again within yourself,
for I know you were once the elegant host
to all the marvels in creation.
From a sacred crevice in your body
a bow rises each night
and shoots your soul into God.
Behold the Beautiful Drunk Singing One
from the lunar vantage point of love.
He is conducting the affairs
of the whole universe
While throwing wild parties
In a tree house - on a limb
in your heart.