I'm enjoying a relaxing Sunday morning at home watching 'Star Wars: Attack of the Clones' and finding inspiration and wisdom in its characters and storyline on finding balance between the dark and light aspects within ourselves as we continue to grow in this ever-changing journey of life. As the Moon continues to wane in Scorpio, the sign symbolic of overcoming these shadowy corners within ourselves, and with the Sun in the watery and dreamy sign of Pisces, we have the potential to face our fears with strength and perseverance.
"Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose." ~ Yoda
The shadow is a fearful place when we don't have faith. When we face our fears, however, and learn to express what others don't want to hear, we begin to see that the light of truth is everywhere, including within ourselves.
The courage we find to express ourselves, even when we risk support and love, allows us to free ourselves of our fear of abandonment. There is no need to keep others in illusion - illusion blocks the light.
"The dark side clouds everything. Impossible to see the future is." ~ Yoda
The path of spirit is not linear; it goes up and down. Remember highs and lows are connected and if we can't fall into the shadow, we won't be able to soar. Our higher purpose wants to emerge, but it will have to do battle with our ego.
The wisdom in pain comes when we realize that our spirit never suffers, it's our ego that feels pain. Once the soul can accept suffering as part of life, it is able to accept its emotions.
"Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering." ~ Yoda
When our spirit takes us beyond pain and let's us taste the world of genius, imagination, and universal truths, we will never be stripped by it again. All the soul needs is a taste for these flavors and the pleasures of the world diminish. We know that there is a force greater than ourselves.
"You will know the good from the bad when you are calm, at peace. Passive. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack." ~ Yoda
With this awareness comes the consciousness that we are all connected and that what happens to another affects our own life, or the lives of our youth.
It's time to readjust the goal and add a purpose. Giving back is the greatest joy of all. We are assuring that what we've learned and gleaned from life will not be lost; instead it will be passed on.
"Always pass on what you have learned." ~ Yoda
Come, join me for some introspective, reflective, and healing Yoga Love this week;
Yoga for PTSD & Trauma, 1-2:30pm
Yin Yoga, 3:30-4:45pm
Rise & Shine Yoga, 7-8:15am
Yoga for Stress & Anxiety, 7-8:30pm
Beginning Yoga, 5:30-6:45pm
Rise & Shine Yoga, 7-8:15am
All class offerings at Tucson Yoga Studio
148 & 150 S 4th Avenue