Powerful messages are all around you, and often you have don’t even have to look any further than within yourself. But modern life has conditioned us to tune out our own Voice of Truth and Ultimate Compassion.
This meditation is based on several other meditation techniques I’ve learned and practiced. I found it to be a powerful tool in helping to listen and get back in touch with your Authentic Self.
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It’s Canada Day! Although it has been a long personal journey for me to become a Filipina proud of my roots and heritage, I also honour and thank the original keepers of this land where I first drew breath – the First Nations of Canada.
Canada still has a lot of healing to do. It is still very much a land stolen by colonizers and settlers. I celebrate the multiculturalism, the freedom I enjoy as a Canadian citizen, and the privileges I am blessed to have.
But I also do not turn a blind eye towards history and the injustice that our First Nations still live with today.
I wrote this blog as I pondered on how I can commemorate #Canada150 while still acknowledging that many see it as 150 years of stolen land and broken treaties.. This is my reflection as the country celebrated Canada 150 and how I may pay tribute to the First Nations of this land whom we should be honouring.
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I’m starting to populate my YouTube channel with some videos. This first “official” one is an unboxing video of a tool used by shamans and healers across many cultures: a hand drum.
I bought myself a hand drum in Canada to use when I facilitate innerdance/Inner Guidance and do yoga workshops. I tested it out by singing Strong Woman Song, a Native American Song from the Anishinabe people of Ontario.
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I have not been a very religious person for the past few years and even though I like to incorporate stories and spiritual philosophy in my class when i teach yoga, I have generally veered away from anything religion related.
That being said, I still believe in God. And these days, I find myself thinking more about what that belief means to me.
I’m not sure why I was struck by this particular passage in Carl Jung’s book, The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga. This passage provided some interesting food for thought. Not necessarily because it is about God, but for its insight on our relationship with hatred.
I was once asked a philosophical question by a Hindu: “Does a man who loves God need more or fewer incarnations to reach his final salvation than a man who hates God?” Now, what would you answer? I gave it up naturally. And he said: “A man who loves God will need seven incarnations to become perfect, and a man who hates God only three, because he certainly will think of him and cling to him very much more than the man who loves God.
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This post is not about yoga, meditation, or healing and transformation. It is part of a continuing “Filipina for Palestine” series from my personal blog that I am carrying over to this website.
Yesterday, May 11, was World Keffiyeh Day, so I decided to reiterate my support for Palestians all over the world by writing this post.
A few months ago my boyfriend (Mohamed) and I were on the island of Gili Meno in Indonesia where we had dinner with a scuba dive master from Argentina with whom we went in the water with just that morning. He said he grew up Jewish but does not belive in a single religion anymore. Nevertheless, for some reason, he decided to open up a certain topic this way:
“I’m not saying that what Israel is doing isn’t horrible, because it is. But when you think about it, Palestinians deserve it.”
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It is one thing to say Namaste, and a whole nother thing to practice it. Although the literal translation of this Sanskrit greeting is simply, “I bow to you,” many believe that this single word also packs on other meanings like, “the light in me honours the light in you;” “I see the divine in you and the divine in me;” “I bow to the light in you…” etc.
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Most acroyoga partners consist of a strong male base and a flexible flyer. (Yes, there are exceptions such as the amazing husband and wife duo, and originators of the term “acroyoga,” Jessie Goldberg and Eugene Poku of Acroyoga Montreal.)
Women can also develop their basing skills and get stronger in the process. In honour of International Women’s Day, reverse roles and support your male (or female) Base the way they support you. Just start slow and always use a Spotter in the beginning. Here are a few to start out.
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Mandalas are popular symbols that adorn yoga studios, and many mandala motifs are available in mindful colouring books. Although I loved colouring books as a child, I found that colouring as an adult did not bring me the benefits of calmness and return to childhood that many describe it to be.
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We are all full of BS. Various versions of the same excuse to why we procrastinate, why we are not reaching for our life’s purpose, why we are not able to move forward, why we keep reverting back into old patterns.
But how can we break through this BS so we can cut to the chase of what really matters in our lives and uncover our true selves? Our higher purpose?
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I have heard it said that masculine strength is steadfast and powerful – like a father-figure who holds up the family and remains a pillar of strength. And feminine strength is needed to balance and support this yang energy – like a mother-figure. Nuturing, holding the family together. This can be illustrated very simply like this:
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