So here we are social distancing, self isolating, masking, and learning how to use ZOOM.
It has been interesting and yet not to disrupting for those of us who have begun scaling back our active lives anyway. Mostly I worry about my pregnant daughters and if I'll be able to travel to be with them for the births. Then I have my elderly parents who will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary in June and there will be no guests but I'm arranging a "card shower" through our family FB group so maybe we can have cards and pictures of family & friends to celebrate with.
There seems to be a reckoning going on. There are always those who are in denial and want things to be their way or no way. But, I'm noticing more and more, that people are finding ways to do life differently and if we all do life a little differently maybe this world can change in a good way. We don't have to think we are giving anything up, just shifting into another gear and moving forward into new possibilities.
Here is a message from the Hopi Elders:
"You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour, now you must go back and tell the people that "This is the hour." And there are things to be considered....Where are you living? What are you doing? What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation? Where is your water? Know your garden. It is time to speak your truth. Create community.
Be good to each other. And do not seek outside yourself for the leader.
This could be a good time! There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will hold onto the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly. Know the river has it's destination. The Elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water. See who is in there with you and celebrate.
At this time in history we are to take nothing personally. Least of all ourselves. For the moment that we do our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt. The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. We are the ones we've been waiting for." Oraibi, Arizona Hopi Nation
Please pray for all the federal workers who are still working without pay. Homeland Security is hit the hardest, ironic isn't it?Air Traffic Controllers, TSA employees, Border Patrol Agents, and the Coast Guard. All who keep us safe everyday by land,
We have a new Granddaughter !!! What a blessing for all of us !
So many things have happened since I last blogged, visited the kids in Portland, Yoga retreat, new Inner Yoga course (one more week), and Michelle Ray has transitioned into teaching the Tuesday Chair Yoga class !!! Charlotte is trying to cut back on her schedule and this seemed like the best time for her. I am glad that she is honoring herself by doing what is best for her at this time. We will all miss her around the studio but she will be subbing from time to time when we need her.
I will be gone for the next two Saturdays, conference the 8th and a wedding on the 15th so, thankfully, Michelle will be filling in for those days.....
My lifelong friend's daughter is getting married and I will be seeing the rest of her family for the first time in probably 40 years !!! Can't wait ! Also, another hometown friend will be out there visiting her son and we plan to spend time catching up too......mini reunion!
It is amazing how fast this year has gone by. It's amazing that I will be on Medicare December 1st ! How'd that happen....never saw myself this age way back when but I wouldn't change a thing...Love my life, family, friends, and Yoga community !
Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Friend, sister, daughter....