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Monday, June 29, 2015

SURRENDER into the natural rhythm of your practice with strength and grace.

I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to share what I love in such a naturally healing setting such as the beautiful desert southwest!


In Dr. Donald Epstein's book "Healing Myths: Healing Magic" he contends the myth which states that 'healing takes a lot of work and requires full commitment' and then explains that healing is easy, effortless, and natural. 

Healing is natural and spontaneous, but an inability to experience our body with confidence and trust can hinder the healing process. 

Our body attempts to heal itself by releasing what it no longer needs - physically, chemically, emotionally, or energetically - but often our intellect tries to resist or stop this process. 

By surrendering to the natural rhythm and flow of life, we step into the natural rhythm and flow of healing. 

The spiritually wise and greatly inspiring poet Rumi offered this piece, which elegantly depicts this concept of gracefully surrendering to what naturally is without the need to alter the process in any way. 

"Joseph is back.
And if you don't feel in yourself
The freshness of Joseph,
Be Jacob.

Weep and then smile.
Do not pretend to know something
You have not experienced.

There is a necessary dying,
Then Jesus is breathing again.

Very little grows on jagged rock.
Be ground.  Be crumbled.
So wild flowers will come up
Where you are.

You have been stony for too many years.
Try something different.  Surrender."

Rumi completes this passage with such an empowering statement.

"You have been stony for too many years.
Try something different.  Surrender."

Most of us have a terrible time with surrender.  We may think of it as weakness.  We may imagine that it means being out of control.  We are correct on both accounts.  It is an admission of weakness - or an inability to "make" things happen in our lives.  It is also a release of the "idea" of being in control - when in reality, we have never been in control at all.  Control is an illusion. Thus we are confounded by the outrageous words of the poet who asks us, even directs us, to try something different. That kind of different, to the conventional mind, is absurd. 

Try something different.  Try.  Something.  Different. Surrender.

I invite you to try something different. I invite you to join me in a practice where I will meet you where you are and guide you into that space of deep, healing power within - where you can finally let go of all that is keeping you stuck in a space of disease. Try something different. Join me on this healing yoga journey and surrender into the natural rhythm and flow of life, and step into the natural rhythm and flow of your healing path.