Yoga – The Power To Unite and Reconnect Us
Welcome friend on this spiritual journey of life!
The journey to find our inner selves is one of the greatest journeys we will ever take. Reconnecting with what we always were and are is not always easy. It takes time and patience. We have to first dissolve some of the social conditioning I talked about in my first blog post. Today we will dive into the original meaning of yoga and its power to unite us all as one.
Yoga – Unite As One!
Like roots of trees our mind, body and spirit reaches into the earth and like branches our arms reach into the sky. A union of what is below and above. Yoga in Sanskrit means “to unite”. Yoga has been the tradition with the vocation to align and reunite what has been disconnected, so that body, heart and mind function in unison again. Thus, allowing the nurturing energy of Mother Nature to illuminate every part of us. In turn fueling the transmutation of our cells from the gross, to the subtle, to the divine.
As we remember ourselves to be whole, our senses open up, our perception of time and space shifts. Soon we find our conscious attention flowing to the recess of our own mind and heart. The boundaries of our existing beliefs and past conditioning are breached because they have become too heavy to bear or are in conflict with our now conscious desires. In short, as our consciousness expands so do old beliefs and routines fall away. This is the path of Yoga.
What seemed unimportant may become an urgent priority, what seemed foolish may start to make new sense with this awakening consciousness. Our perception shifts with our regular yoga practice, and our world brims with exciting new possibilities.
Time and space are boundless, but humans have a knack for constraining the unlimited and put it into tiny boxes they can master with their limited intelligence. This is merely an outer reflection of the compartmentalization of our inner selves.
Our shared past is a prime example of this. When we go to school, we learn to define history as the period starting with the appearance of the first written texts, immediately ignoring thousands of years prior to that eventful discovery. Moreover, the concept of Classical Greece as the precursor of our Western civilization makes the rest of history vanish from understanding.
Unconsciously, our paradigm of the world and our place in it pushes out of our awareness any progress made before classical times as the inklings of an inferior kind of humanity. Our belief in constant progress is ingrained and have become a staple of our contemporary lives. New gadgets, ideas and technological advances demand our attention on a daily basis. Indeed, our passion for novelty is unparalleled in recent history.
The eminent psychiatrist C.G. Jung was the first to point out the existence of a shared body of archetypal memories lying deep in our subconscious mind. Not only has our shared past not disappeared into the mist of forgetfulness, but it’s being re-enacted in front of our eyes every single day.
Sometimes this happens in quite dramatic ways, in the state of our current world. We can perceive it breaking through and creating havoc in our personal lives, unfulfilling relationships, and unstable careers, as well as in the religious and racial conflicts that seem to intensify despite all our efforts and conscious desires for peace.
Far from being catastrophic, we feel this is the perfect stage for a quantum jump ahead in evolution that could happen any time now. Getting on with the task of inner remembrance that will lead us to inner sovereignty and outer radiance is of paramount importance.
Nature’s Rhythm Yoga: Yoga of the Moon
Entering the practice of Nature's Rhythm Yoga is your call to adventure into the realm of true selfhood, the road back to wholeness and cosmic consciousness. And it seems the way out is the same, we go in to get out!.
Sages from all traditions who have rekindled the flame of their inner divinity in their bodies, from Indian yogis to Mesoamerican shamans, agree on that simple statement. Even Classical Greece reflected that wisdom at the entrance to the Oracle of Delphi, where seekers of expert forecasts could read these Socrates’ words on the entrance,
Our world hasn’t always been as it is now. It hasn’t always been hierarchical and driven by the technological progress that is associated with war and conquest. The world has lived through cycles within cycles of evolution and involution and back up. What’s more, our understanding of the mystery of life has seen enlightened and darkened times during these long periods that now have fallen mostly into oblivion.
Our current world, as it has been developing, for the past five millennia is an example of one of those less enlightened times. Times when humanity is disconnected from spirituality which wants to give as much as it can to a large degree, and is sinking into apparent darkness - namely capitalism, where the main idea is to take as much as you can.
There is an increasing impulse for reconnection, to which we are being pushed by the force of friction between contradicting, yet complementary, impulses. Under this light, our personal and collective conflicts and adversities are opportunities for growth…
Over the past 15 years, through practice and discovery, I have written my book Yoga of the Moon. It is an integrated system of yoga aligning to the cycles of the moon. The book and an online course will both be launched this Spring 2021.
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I will send you emails introducing myself and Yoga of the Moon. We can get to know each other and walk the journey back to the divine feminine as one.
That’s all folks. Take care and have a fantastic 2021!