New Life

flows freely in Me.

The depth that I give sits and waits
for Me, to jump back in.

Oh the pleasure it is
just to be.
Me.

Pure power.
Pure potential.
Truth.

A melding of music.
Environment to contain, co-create, resonate.

My heart listens and waits,
discerning the wisdom to chose
Me.

My sound.
My contribution.
My song, a dance.
Allowing me to demonstrate.
My demon.
Me.

It is all Love.
There is no other, no evil.
I get to chose.
Me.

Signed,
Eternally, Love.

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Sunday Faith

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My post yesterday is making me laugh and feel a bit sheepish today. Its so funny how one day some things in our life can seem so large and the next, its no big deal.

Granted, yesterday was a parenting day from hell for me so I was prone to forgetting the magic of it all. Nothing, I repeat n o t h i n g went smoothly. An afternoon was wasted away all for the sake of an hour nap. I learned a big lesson. Which was, never let my son’s request for “night-night” an hour and a half earlier than his usual nap-time sway my schedule of events or just the thing I was hoping to prevent, a public meltdown, will be sure to happen. That was just one thing that taught me some parenting lessons.

Anyway, I am thankful for my post yesterday as it must’ve helped me clear some energies and open my cup back up to the present moment. I woke up feeling fully vital and grateful from the get-go today. Knowing that I have a Mommy-break (if there is such a thing) for the next three days definitely gave me some mental relief and an ability to find my center.

I just felt a deep sense of love and gratitude for myself straight away this morning. I am thankful for so much in my life. I am so blessed. I have a few amazing friends that I can count on and I love how when I see them or hear from them it feels like the perfect romance. There’s no need for me to *want* for anything. I already *have* everything. Ok, this is not entirely true. But I have so much already that brings me so much contentment and joy. Thank you Universe!

Its especially nice when seeing them coincides with decadent self-care like it did today while I got a pedicure from my dear friend of almost 20 years Brandi G. Lam aka Idaho’s Green Manicurist. Go see her if you haven’t yet!! She’s fabulous! www.brandiglam.com My feet are on display on her website, it makes me feel proud. : )

On my way home from seeing her one of my favorite songs, seriously one of the best songs ever made, came on in my car. It is the perfect song to remember in those moments when I feel a bit stuck and frozen in my sea of possibilities. So after my Flaming Lips playlist, I’ll put it on next as it is the icing on top!

If I were to have a theme song of all time, it would be this. And yes, you can play it at the pagan love-fest-dance-party of a “funeral” that someone puts together for me one day after I croak. Its *that* good and close to my heart. In fact, it was the first song I ever played to Lucas when he was in my belly via my headphones. Its the first song he ever heard! How rad is that?

I ❤ Thom Yorke and I ❤ Modeselektor.
Win. Win.

Happy Sunday!

AMO LA VIDA

A friend sent this to me today.

There are many jewels that make it worth watching. Like this one:

“We know every thing about trees but we stopped learning from trees. What happened to us? Where did we get the illusion that because I know the chemistry of the tree I know the tree?”

This quote about a tree, and what he goes on to speak about wisdom is what drives my life. Yet, also, what I am in the process of learning at the same time too.

AMO LA VIDA from Nic Askew on Vimeo.

We have forgotten that we are not separate.
I know some would point directly to Newtonian physics (linear perspective) as to why we know longer seek to learn *from* the tree.

Do you see that we are not separate from plants?
Or animals for that matter?

They are conscious energy manifested.
As are we.

Each plant and animal has its own vibration, its own lessons.
Indigenous cultures all over the world have known this from the dawn of civilization.

If you’re one of the few readers of this blog, you probably are already aware of these phenomena. Yet, if you aren’t, just start to look around and pay attention and do little more than just that, to listen and connect and see what you start to discover.

The answers will not come all at once. But thats what makes the course of life so much more exciting. It gives us enough time and space to see and to put it all together. Yet still be just as mesmerized by the questions.

So beautiful it is, the world we live in.

Jai!

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Current science is starting to accept this truth- that all living matter is connected. I only have a few sources such as The Secret Life of Plants and The Quantum Activist as readily viewed resources on Netflix streaming. However I highly recommend Barbara Brennan’s “Hands of Light” book for a highly detailed explanation of the nature of energy in our bodies. Although this doesn’t quite show the link to all living matter right away, you have to put pieces of knowledge together a bit. In yoga this would be explained through the Pranamaya Kosha. A living web that all life is connected and woven through; one giantasaurus tapestry if you will. Just do a google search for more information on that if you’d like. But also… don’t forget to fall in love with the mystery. ; )

Liberation

is
freedom.
release.
redemption…
joy!

Its been on my mind lately.
As has yoga.

I am so very excited, and a wee bit nervous in a great way, to make my triumphant return to teaching yoga! This Sunday at Sage Yoga and Wellness I will be teaching their FREE Karma Yoga class from 10-11am.

Sunday we will explore the concepts of liberation in our bodies and in our yoga practice. It’ll be fun as we explore ideas like impermanence, prana, movement, liberation, creation, and JOY! All in the beautiful space of Sage Yoga Studio, above Bittercreek & Red Feather on 8th Street in downtown Boise.

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Teaching yoga fell into my lap and it took me a little while to become comfortable with it. It still causes me a healthy amount of stress when considering classes, but this is a seed of my inspiration and it helps me examine the world around me, and my place in it from a yogic standpoint. Which is easily one of my favorite parts of teaching yoga. It keeps me grounded, holds me accountable, and it gives me boundless potential to observe and chose the lens from which I see the world.

Yogis do hold deep wisdoms and have gained insights through deep meditation and lifetimes of asana. But I am here to tell you that if you just start by paying attention and observing everything in your life through the eyes of a reverent artist, you too will be well on your way to becoming a yogi in my book!

But lets not forget the asanas, aka yoga poses… they have a beautiful way of expanding our reverent-artist-lens repertoire. So join me Sunday as we explore yoga together! I am very happy to take a small break in my role as student, to shift my mat to the front of the room and hold space, set intention, and maintain focus for us as we embark upon a wondrous yogic adventure together.

Jai!

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Heidi Jae has instructed yoga for Boise State University’s Recreation Center for 3 years, has studied yoga through YogaFit, and is currently enrolled in the Shanti Yoga school 200RYT program.