Excerpt From Elizabeth Gilbert, In Praise of the Inner Crone: So the Inner Child is a good thing. These days, though, I spend less time thinking about my Inner Child lately, and more time focused on my INNER CRONE — the old lady who lives inside me, whom I hope to someday be. Because she’s […]
This is it… Just be yourself. Be where you are. Weave your life from the truest place you can. Be present to everything happening around you. Let it all be. Open your eyes. Feel it all. Let life dance with you. (You might want to Click on the images below)
Give me your hand, embody me.
Don´t let yourself lose me.
Go to the limits of your longing.
Nurture, heal, love, sing, dance, move, walk, witness, feel, cry, smile.. allow life to shower you, breathe through you, be in you as you. May you this way, define your being in the world in real consciousness.
Genius, inspiration on seeing light and space from a complete different dimension. Master of space and light experiences. Artistry of the senses. “Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees”.
The full of goodness chocolate biscuits prepared by Dorita. She is a Colombian goddess of awesome creations, a visionary for beautiful projects. Check out her story, her recipe and her smile.
Flirting with death, the corpse pose. Your intimacy with dying and rebirthing. All in one practice. Do you feel how you come alive after a deep savasana? Can you sense the synchronicity with all around you? Part of everything, aware and deeply resonant…. your life and your practice one same play.
As I was diving deeper in the depths of my practice, I had the blessing to spend a long weekend in the outskirts of Buenos Aires Argentina, at the Iyengar Studio of Advanced Iyengar Teacher Teresa Pinilla. A great group of iyengar yogis, I had so many revelations during this weekend (to share as part of another note soon). Inside the yogashala, hanging in a wall, in a little white frame, there it was this prayer. It stayed with me since then, already 15 years ago. ‘Song of the Soul’.
Spirit knocks at your door, in every instant. Inviting you to move on.
route to sanctuary.
Lal Ded, Mystic Poet. Her mystic musings continue to have a deep impact on the psyche of Kashmiris and appeals to those who want to deepen the bridge between the extraordinary in the ordinary. Her luminous voice and spirit comes out of her writings. Lal Ded’s vision of reality as the manifestation of one indivisible consciousness pervading everything, her insistence on the inwardness of the spiritual experience and rejection of all kinds of sham and pretence, her revolt against dogma, her broad humanistic concerns and the strong egalitarian tone of her verses-all these can be considered as factors that explain her pervasive hold on the Kashmiri essence and also her relevance in the present day world. “Let Prana and the Mind Unite”, she would say. #amentothat #lalded
The healing properties of essential oils astonishes me. Frankincense is the dried sap of trees in the Boswellia genus, particularly Boswellia sacra. These trees grow in Oman, Yemen. It soothes and calms the mind, slowing down and deepening breathing and is excellent for use when meditating. It also helps to calm anxiety and uplifts in moments of distress. Amongst many other properties, its worth having it at home in your magic box of essentials.
After any stressful experience, there is a lot of energy drained, fear residue and certainly some kind of trauma stored in your body. This is a great recipe or list of tips that you might find useful if you need to heal from total distress..
Recipe for when you loose it. For the times when anger and all her friends come to your sacred space to have a very rough play and mess everything up.
May i see you everywhere in this mystery of life.
An opportunity to mix spells and magic with Naomi Absalom, to bring about our true vows, our artistry and to align our spirit in the most radical and authentic way to who we really are.
She actively rejected the rigidity of traditional dance types, creating her own style that emphasized bodily freedom. Barefoot, she unleashed Ballet from its corsets and pointe shoes, creating a modern dance movement that influenced choreographers such as Pina Bausch years later. Duncan’s self confidence and absolute faith in herself — and her creative abilities — is something I strive to emulate.
“For you, for the way you dance.”
What is your burning and your restoration? What is your soft and your strong? What shows up as opposites within you? How do you make space and peace with these seeming contradictions?
Say thank you to all that you have experienced this past year..
See what you do have
Kiss it all with your heart, and stretch to see what you truly desire
Feel it—here is magic in the air and it is there for you
Invoke the angels
Flow in grace
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
We become what we deeply understand. Our desire speaks. Our soul screams.
Warming uplifting recipe, so easy to make.
your hands an expression of your world.
This warming, energising folk remedy is purported to improve circulation and boost your immune system… worth the try.
Life adventures inviting us to face our inner truths, to meet a divine mystery that abides within.
Read this post if you want to memorise the best reminder ever for your life…
Heal the inner landscape, claim it, own it, up level it. At the end all comes from within.
I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world. – Rainer Maria Rilke
Secrets sources of nourishment, Secret spaces of truth, Life unfolding its truth.
Wanted and Unwanted, phases of the same coin. Embracing them both with tender love.
Let that powerful essence flow through you. Be it, let it expand through you. Now, find the path of least resistance, and maintain your powerful vibration to what you desire. Align to your powerful vibration of now. Care about how you want to feel. And make it radiant, powerful, vibrant.
To see takes time, To notice and be with a flower in its unfurling takes time. To understand deeply takes time, to really release what no longer serves us takes time. It all feels so heartbreakingly alive.
The wonder of it. The ache of it. The seeing. Being so deeply in touch with life. All of this takes time.
A soulful practice in a 4 part session, 1 Friday per month, dedicating 2 hours to open up body and mind.
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The pull toward soul feels like a strong earthquake in our journey. There is no way to deny it, or maybe there is, but She keeps calling us back, until when we respond.
Grace wraps you all around, holds you, writes to you, sings to you.
What about doing your own recipe of your essential oil mixture, the most decadent ritual for your body. To honour and give yourself super-douper love.
The Body, your universe. The universe, in your body.
“What is thoroughly understood, will not repeat itself”. Words from Krisnamurti in his Book of Life.
This quote reminds me of the importance of paying full attention, so that perfection of action emerges from that deeper place of higher discernment. Things, patterns, thoughts, old habits are finally not repeating themselves anymore, aligned in love at last.
How does beauty unfold for you?
Being amongst nature is one of the most healing therapies one can find. The state of oneness awakens, the inner light aligns with the fresh air, with the tall trees, with the wet soil and the sound of the woods. Nature as our reminder to connect to that one place that has been waiting for us all along, home. It feels like an inner prayer saying: “home, here i am”. This playground of life, and our practice is here to remind us where the way is, once and again; back where home is.
“Im here, Im home”, Soul whispers.
Herman Hesse, inspires me deeply. This one about trees, has the ability to contemplate this search we all go through about how or where to find our way towards home. Belonging as being one of the great human endeavors and of the aims in great human stories. To feel as if you belong is one of the great triumphs of human existence — and especially to sustain a life of belonging and to invite others into that… lets´go home, together. Back to your light.
The holy act of cooking, of nourishing your body and offering your meals to your loved ones. Our cooking and being in the kitchen as a forgotten alchemy that transforms some hidden shadows, our relationship to others, and a conscious intention of healing out into the outer-world.
Don’t let yourself become a Servant of your mind. There is so much chatter there. Let the garbage out.
An immaculate presence awaits, waiting to be embraced when we let that mind-stuff fade away.
Contemplating rays of light, to start your day, like a first meal. Nourish yourself with rays of light let them feed your inner life.
Gotu Kola is said to promote longevity, tranquility. Great to align your health and balance your mood.
At the end of life will I be thrilled with how successful my career was,
or will I be grateful that I held my baby?
Today in a cold Monday afternoon, in between a very busy teaching schedule, after not having much rested and very poorly slept. All together, in an energetic pot of a huge full moon, the beautiful song of Wild Eyes from Mariee Sioux in the background while my coffee brings me back to life before I continue with the rest of the day… and to seal the moment, this quote by the gorgeous Hillary Rain. Perfect recipe to weep fire, to remember we can indeed weep fire with our wild loving eyes. I go back to the reminder of holding myself and others in the Highest heart vision. Going back to full presence, passionate remembrance of who I am. I keep reaching towards the fire of living. The wild love, that loves like the river.
The magic of the Geranium, essential oil. The beauty of befriending plants as a medicine in your life.
John O’donohue, respected poet and philosopher, lectured throughout Europe and America and wrote a number of popular books, including Anam Cara and To Bless the Space Between Us. This one poem brings us to acknowledge the magic of blessings. Reminds us to hold in reverence, to hallow our journey, our daily life.
A beautiful life manifesto from Hilary Rain. Perfectly said as we start 2016. It describes what i feel about this auspicious new year. I wish we may all be held in the hands of the holy, may we be able to press sweet nectar out of every juicy moment so that we can live from the goodness of life, may we embrace the longing as a spiritual practice. Enjoy this manifesto, take it with you, make it yours and a happy new year.
The art of seeing your story. Letting it happen, unfold, flourish.
Vanilla is my new Powerhouse. Not only for its beautiful scent, flavour and for the long process it has to go through in order to offer its powerful service to us. But because this plant has great nutrient dense qualities and it gives a touch of magic to everything you use it with.
This winter solstice, the perfect date to acknowledge your year. To embrace your path. London, you have been a great teacher this year. You must have felt me for sure. I had cried at you and I see your immense beauty. I am here, thank you for it all.
Closer to the darkest time of the year, winter invites to go in, to take self-care seriously. I mean it. This body scrub is total lush. Date yourself with a warm bath and scrub body and face to regenerate, refresh, tone the whole system.
Offering, giving, remembering is an act of healing. Medicine for our inner-life. The act of gratitude, of highest recognition of magic and beauty. The acknowledgement of the Highest Presence amongst us. This is what this beautiful poem by Malcolm Guite brings to me. May you rejoice and sense what these words offer to you. Thank you always for your presence. For being here.
Slowly sinking deeper into the unlimited presence of light. Autumn reminds me of nature preparing us to hold on to the inner light, for winter is coming. Our infinite reserve of energy becomes the anchor.
like unseen rain that you can barely see or listen… there is a voice.
Good set of questions that open the space for you to draw your purposes, your life objectives, that set the parameters and the right inner compass. May they serve you. Journal and write along.
This nut trio have become my best friends in the morning… oh gorgeous! body talks, body screams for what he wants.. are you listening? I had never been a very nutty fan, but suddenly started to feel drawn towards them and almost urgently wanting them. Intuitive nutrition indeed is something to tune into.
Is packed with antioxidants: Boosts metabolism and burns calories Detoxifies effectively and naturally Calms the mind and relaxes the body Is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins Enhances mood and aids in concentration Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium Prevents disease Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar Matcha tea is an easy and simple […]
The yogi feels a part of the world and all of creation. For the yogi, the definition of wild is free, creative, robust, and meditative, in community with all of nature. This feeling is part of our original state that is corrupted by a culture that sees the world as exploitable. In the ancient Sumerian […]
David Life, inspired me deeply with his October´s Jivamukti Focus of the Month (Spiritual Guides). Its been a very particular experience of astonishment and reverence. I found myself bowing to Spirit in so many magical ways. I chose this poem by Rumi, always so healing to me at every moment, his words bring comfort and wellbeing. I keep saying to myself, You are here, surrounding me. Oh Spirit, thank you. Guide me.
This quote is my inspiration, my reminder, my key to understand freedom.
Beautiful experimenting with real food, real oils coming from natural seeds and see the magical results from the world of whole food greatness. I am using an organic, and cold pressed version of the Primrose Seeds. Cold pressed into a beautiful tasty oil and then use it in my morning shake. There are several brands but Granovita Organic, has been my choice and have been satisfied with it.
Cold Water Swimming… my new habit.
Our favourite things, our habits… they bring unconscious drives to conscious light.
Triphala is a herbal formula consisting of equal parts three fruits: amlaki, bibhitaki, and haritaki. The effects of these fruits on the body are really amazing: help one to grow healthy and longer hair, keep the stomach and the digestive sysmtem healthy, amazing healthy laxative, reduce cholesterol, plus highly effective in reducing obesity. Take a deeper look.
A sanctuary, a little sacred space we all yearn for. This is the one I have learned from my son.
I have been looking for you. For so long… and this poem.
This is the key where your self-care should be anchored in.
“Kindness” by Naomi Shihab Nye, from The Words Under the Words: Selected Poems.
I love to use coconut oil in my recipes, with my morning tea, with my green shakes.. it has so much benefits. It helps with sugar levels.. it helps with fat metabolism.. here some of the facts.
May the next few months be a period of magnificent transformation. – It is time. Now.
the love mudra for you ♡
This a real gift from nature. If you could include it every day, hidden in any recipe. You will feel it in your skin, your body, your whole energetic system.
Pure green powder magic, pure matcha alchemy, this is my new love.
I have been experimenting with medicinal mushrooms for a while… and i have to confess they are true natural medicine remedies.
Shall we uplift our mood, feel euphoric, nourish our hearts and spark our system?.. let´s do raw cacao then.
A chlorophyll rich, nutrient dense plant packed green nectar. Inspiration from nectarcafe.co.uk
Take some time to care for your feet prior going to bed.
When you commit to excellence, you open the space for others to open to excellence as well.
Breath as medicine.
Top of the head reaching high, back of skull broadening