Happy Saturday Yoga Lovers!
We are gifted with a blissful Waning Gibbous Moon in Aquarius for our Monthly Night Hike, Yoga & Meditation TONIGHT and the energy is going to be spectacular!
This present moon state invites us to shed the old ways of duality and draw our awareness to the primordial lovers; Shiva & Shakti. Shakti is matter, movement, and energy. Shiva is formlessness... silence.
We can choose to cultivate the opposite (good/bad, up/down, light/dark, praise/blame, empty/full, right brain/left brain) in order to attain inner balance and bliss.
Cultivating opposites eases us away from an "us against them" warrior mentality (which is a symptom of duality consciousness) and eases us into the powerful, peaceful inner state of unity consciousness. Unity consciousness is blissful.
We must practice non-attachment in order to move beyond the pairs of opposites into more freedom. Breathe and just remember; now is the time of manifesting your dreams, go in the direction of your bliss. This poem by Rumi is most appropriate to inspire us at this time:
Tending two Shops
Don’t run around this world looking for a hole to hide in.
There are wild beasts in every cave! If you live with mice,
the cat claws will find you.
The only real rest comes when you’re alone with God.
Live in the nowhere that you came from, even though you have an address here.
That’s why you see things in two ways. Sometimes you look at a person
and see a cynical snake.
Someone else sees a joyful lover, and you’re both right!
Everyone is half and half, like the black and white ox.
Joseph looked ugly to his brothers, and most handsome to his father.
You have eyes that see from that nowhere, and eyes that judge distances,
how high and how low.
You own two shops,
and you run back and forth.
Try to close the one that’s a fearful trap, getting always smaller. Checkmate, this way. Checkmate that.
Keep open the shop
where you’re not selling fishhooks anymore. You are the free-swimming fish.
Come, join us TONIGHT!
Monthly Moon Night Hike, Yoga & Meditation
Saturday, 6/6/15, 8-10pm
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
$3, ALL AGES, ALL LEVELS