The ultimate place of travel is going within. Those places in your soul that calls you where you grow fast, when your soul calls you home, to create conditions for freedom.
Yoga is a process of selective elimination
Yoga is a psychology also, not just a thing to accomplish as in “I do yoga” and therefore I am this groovy person, but a path to purifying. Just allowing yourself to embrace what is happening now without trying to make it anything else. Not consciously trying to cultivate and ‘Westernize’ everything, of not trying to hold on to who you think you are, to identify less with external circumstances.
Earthy life, traveling soul
You are born naturally aligned but as human beings you fight so hard to become other than you, completely knocking yourself out of alignment. It’s like a big mack truck hits you at an early age to be of this world and you must identify with the material and it’s very confining. It’s not spacious.
Tea is leaves and water, a metaphor for how you deal with life. How you deal with and treat your tea drinking is also how you deal with and treat your life and the self. It’s a metaphor of the awakened mind. It’s the pure pleasure of the moment, an adjunct to meditation. The by-product of tea is that it’s healthy for the body. It’s the soil, the elements and the connection to the water, it’s very healing. Sure there are healing antioxidants but it’s another ancient aspect, a tradition like yoga. Very unique, so loving and dropping back into the present moment with traces of ancient spirit which you are a part of wafting through your element.
Every season is different
Artisanal chocolates. Many healing individuals like chocolates. It’s a revolution, a new chocolate, that is not Westernized and seen as artificial and “candy.” It’s like these microbreweries of chocolate, it’s becoming more artisan, what is real on so many different levels. Chocolate is a shamanic product that has been watered down and industrialized when there is so much more to the ritual of chocolate.
Chocolate draws you deeply into meditation
You are marked with all of these images from your past being in previous incarnations to bring your soul into its evolution, to be able to let go of the control because it doesn’t matter and to trust that life is flowing because it needs to. Not to control it so much but to let it flow because it needs to.
It’s not that we are “doing yoga,” we really don’t. It’s that yoga is always happening. It’s sad in a way that, well like people only go to church on Sunday, that people only think they are “doing yoga” when they go to class. You are always speaking in prayer, you are always with the breath and the lesson absorbed in spirit. It’s not that you are doing it, religion or any other just then but you are living it.
You are the temple, the good food, what is
People want to change it. It’s that big mack truck where people want to control it. It’s small minded not enlightened to action. We have and are self, spirit every moment every day. It’s not a coat you take off when you leave your class or church, and put it back on when you come in the door again, but you are that heightened sense all of the time.
So many things we are experiencing in life are to help us peel back the layers to get back to original sin, can I say that without anyone thinking it’s something bad or awful or something that needs correcting. It’s original, in that it has not been demonstracized by modern man and structured with layers upon layers of scaffolding outside the very suppleness of what would be Wabi Sabi just spirit flowing. It’s so original in that it is not sin but has been labeled as such because it does not go with the structure of what man has determined that structure must be.
You know it gets bottle-necked up, its stifling, its panic and anxiety attacks, its cancers and heart disease, all because it does not flow. For some worse than others and you spend lifetimes sometimes taking down the structure, the pieces of scaffolding bit by bit, to be open to your heart and the flow of being and other times you are putting that scaffolding back up again.
People get here, they are reincarnated here and they don’t even wait to see what the flow will bring or what the flow is, or how to be in it or experience it. They just haul in this big ass mack daddy truck and start departmentalizing and judging and putting everything in categories and walling things in and you are so very hard to get to for others, for love to shine and permeate your being when you do this.
Sometimes it is others who tell you that you must haul the truck of structure in, they did it, your families of ancestors have done it, not that it ever worked for any of them, but you must do it too because it is always how they did it. It’s like you are at a rock concert outdoors and someone pulls in a big semi truck across you view right in front of you, puts it in park and get out and walks away. Now this is your experience of the concert from this view.
Sit today with some artisan chocolate and the breadth, your tea, peeling slowly, gently and methodically to love. You may be surprised, enjoy.
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