Monthly Archives: May 2013

Transformational Pranayama Workshop Saturday June 1st, 2013 with Al Rapaport from 11am-1pm in Melbourne, FL

Transformational Pranayama Workshop June 1st at 11:00am at Open Mind Zen Center, 878 Sarno Road, Melbourne, FL 32935.  This session of sustained deep breathing can have a host of positive physical, emotional and spiritual effects, including:  Deep Feelings of Relaxation and Joy, Increased Physical Energy & Sports Performance, Improved Mental Clarity, Lower Blood Pressure, Relief of Stress, Emotional Balance, Pain Relief, Increased Connection to Source.  Sensei Al Rapaport is an authorized Transformational Breathwork Facilitator with over 40 years experience with yoga, meditation and the human energy system. $25.   I began studying the kundalini syndrome in the 70’s after a personal awakening at the passing of my husband. My research and experience with others tells me the best way to regulate new energy coming alive when one undergoes a personal transformation is to establish a daily breathing practice and stick to it. I look forward to Al’s workshop. 

No more waiting to get on with my life

Last night I went to The POD  and saw Richard Mekdeci, Sue Riley and Jana Stanfield in concert. Awesome and uplifting as always. I resonate with Jana’s song “I don’t want to be George Bailey waiting for the right time.”   I think of a time that for an entire 12 months,  a friend and I were waiting for one thing or another before we could get into a routine with each other.  A routine where I could sleep and work, and where their routine would not disturb my responsibilities or income.  A routine of daily spiritual practice together.  It took a year to realize we were not working toward the same goal, although we said we were. I had plenty of time to notice no effort on their part.  I chose instead to make excuses to myself and to everyone else for them.  DID THEY MAKE ME MISS A YEAR OF LIFE?  Nope.  I wanted to believe the dream, that we could have this cool soul brother friendship and that we’d come to it as equals. We never got that chance.  I could have made another decision at any time but chose not to.  My bad.  I don’t wanna be George Bailey either, no more waiting.
Lyrics here

I Don’t Want To Be George Bailey Waiting for the Right Time, For a Clear Sign… 

I Don’t Want To Be George Bailey video here

Jana Stanfield LYRICS:
Every December since I can remember

I’ve watched the same movie,
Despite what it does to me.
It’s a wonderful life but it passes by so fast,
I hate to sound gloomy,
But it’s the story of a guy standing on a bridge,
Seeing all he ever wanted, all the things he never did,
Missing every minute of the life he never lived. Oh… Continue reading

You live most of your relationship in your head

Just got off the phone, a client with a recurring theme: When you start to miss the “one who got away,” remember that 90% of the relationship was all in your head anyway.  That means you can recreate it all over again, this time with upgrades.

There’s always an opportunity to make it right

Am I surprised that someone who professes to know how it all works now pretends to not know how they continue to attract that?  No.  That’s the unconscious personality, professing to know it all. Now begins the integration, since life is starting to get real. When the pendulum swings again, the soul will seek forgiveness. The personality will again express itself as the humble and kind and sensitive, caring one, instead of merely the initial facade of that. It will have a new opportunity to make it right. With everyone. I have no doubts. It’s hidden right now but still inside, awaiting birth, awaiting forgiveness, awaiting recognition. Patience.

A primal meditation sitting in the pouring rain

I wrapped up in a sheet and sat in the pouring rain last night in the backyard.  It had been raining off and on, short spells of pouring.  I was reminded of a powerful waterfall meditation I’d had once at a retreat, so I prepared for it. I pulled a bedsheet out of the closet and wrapped it around me like a cloak.  I went out into the backyard and found a grassy spot to sit on.  The skies were cloudy, no moon in sight at 9:30 pm. It was about 77 degrees. I began by preparing myself by breathing rhythmically.  Within a few moments, a downpour hit and I could feel it pummel down on me.  I had the sheet over my head as well, but within a moment I was soaked through.  I’d prepared myself for the chill by doing yogic fire breathsContinue reading

Your Tarot Card For Today: The Emperor Reversed

Your Card for today.  Meditate upon the meaning this card might have for you since it showed up at this exact moment. Not everyone saw this.  Not everyone attracted this message onto their monitor.  YOU DID. There are no mistakes.
MEANING: The Emperor in reverse can tell us that we are giving our heart more credence than what our mind and logic is telling us. Use your mind AND your heart. You may be easily distracted now and could find it hard to maintain your concentration and focus. Yet concentration and focus is vital now. Continue reading

Wheels: Be not jealous when the squeaky one gets the grease

Betty is feeling slighted.  She’s been a friend and co-meditator for 20 years.  We get together as often as possible to sit together, with or without others.  It’s not a very social group. We sit silently for an hour, then get back into our day.  We don’t use the time to chitchat. Lately, Domino has joined the group. She’s young, newly learning and has many questions.  Betty feels Domino is getting all the personal attention.  She feels Domino is the teacher’s pet now, she says, and that Betty, the years long loyal friend, is now old hat and kicked to the curb. I had to laugh. I count Betty as one of my longtime best friends.  Domino, at the learning stage, has many questions and I live to help people move through that. I wrote about it here: Kundalini Management 101 or how to regulate new energy coming alive when undergoing a personal transformation.  I told Betty that her reaction to Domino’s arrival on the scene was giving her an opportunity to bring up and clear up past issues.  And ya gotta celebrate everyone who helps you do that.  So, wheels, be not jealous when the squeaky one gets the grease.  They need it more than you do.  Honor their place on the Path as the wheels turn.