Being 'single' on Valentines Day. Most people would say us 'unlucky' folks who are not partnered, just want someone to love us. I disagree, I yearn for someone to give my love to... I yearn to love well and and love deep...
For 4 hours I have been stretched out in a comfy recliner with a sleeping (sick) one year old on my chest.
The lights are low and classical music is playing.
I have been thinking about my life and some of the difficult places I struggle with. I will say doing so in this way... Encourages remarkable insight. Clear perspective.
I highly recommend: 'Sleeping sick baby asana' or aka: 'Baby's breath meditation'.
It will open your Heart-Wide... And you will hear your own gentle voice of Wisdom!
I love this sweet little boy (And he only has a snuffy nose, coughing bug... Not too bad!)
I am next to The Caribbean Sea
at Maya Tulum Resort in Tulum, Mexico.
I not only create and facilitate retreats,
I go on-retreat regularly...
Leaving in the very early morning for a week long retreat in the warm embrace of the Caribbean Sea off Tulu’um, Mexico. I will be joining Beloved friends for sunrise meditation on the beach, yoga and everything a retreat offers. My sweet salty friend davidji, who is facilitating the retreat, took this photo below, from there this morning. Yes! I will be sleeping in a thatch covered cabana right on the beach. Ahhhhhh…
Sitting in the quiet evening of my Portland hOMe... Being with the first fire of the season in the fireplace. I love tending fire... It is a cold icy day here and the deep warmth of wood burning feels so luscious...
Late night under the almost full moon shining in my open window. I can hear the ocean here at the stunningly beautiful Asilomar beach, just outside of Monterey CA. The Temple of Grace burned a week ago. So much has swirled around me in such powerful, remarkable, difficult and profound ways the last 3 weeks. I have so much to write about, yet the sheer volume of experiences has me stumbling over where to begin.
I have noticed the times in my life when the the veil gets thinner... Synchronicity increases, those chance meetings or experiences that seem to line up to form a missive or point of direction. Right now I look around me and see many messages of validation. Validation of what?
I am shaking the dust off my blog: ‘Greywolff Dancing’. What is it about? I don’t exactly know… We shall find out. I will observe & reflect as I wander through my multi-layered life. I will pose many more questions than answers. I am not seeking or offering knowledge, I am seeking the essence of being alive, the nectar. Heart, Spirit and the weaving web of connection.
I have offered attempts at writing in many different formats in the past. I have tended to have two different experiences. One is I start and never finish or follow through because ‘It is not good enough’. The other is I never start because ‘It is not the right time’. I am done with this. If not now… When? And I am at a choice point in my life… I have been letting go of many things. Making choices. This leaves some time and energy for the next expression of my dharma (purpose in life) and writing (out loud) will be an excellent tool to dig deep and plant some seeds. I am excited to see what sprouts.
I just arrived at Harmony Hill Retreat Center where I am faculty. Tomorrow I will begin three days of co-facilitating a retreat for people living with cancer. I am here with some of my closest friends in a place that sings to my soul. A perfect place to begin this journey.
The attached photo’s are screenshots from a short film that was just released. This is me. Walking with fire. Agni Melee Purohitam. I surrender to the fire of transformation. More about these photos and the film in my next post… For now, a shower and my cozy bed that looks out to the saltwater is calling. Let it begin. So Be It.
(Screenshot photo from the film 'Dear Guardians' by Ian MacKenzie)