Be Still and Know that I am God. That Psalm speaks right to my heart.
~ Meister Eckhart
from “Meister Eckhart’s Book of the Heart”
These teachings and principles - to Love, Trust, Be Still - we have all heard, and we may even strive daily to abide by them.
Lent is the season, for journeying through the desert with Jesus, for letting go of what stands in the way from knowing, loving and serving God and our neighbors, and for increasing our devotion and commitment to our spiritual path.
This year I am feeling the call to go with in and journey deep into the stillness, into God. And i would like to invite you come along with me.
How many Lenten seasons have you watched come and go, without making or realizing significant advances towards embodying Christ Consciousness? I encourage you to spend time reflecting on how and where YOUR spirit is guiding you to this year.
This year for Lent, I am - GULP giving up alcohol and facebook scrolling - 2 things that disconnect me from my center of stillness, and I am adding a morning devotional practice of Bhatki Yoga to aid in stilling my mind, and filling my heart with love, for becoming closer and more focused on God.
And I would like to invite you all to join me for this early morning Bhatki Yoga Practice in the studio.
This Bhatki Yoga practice will entail:
What is Kirtan?... Great question!!
Kirtan is the singing of God’s name with feeling. Such singing has a benign effect on both the physical and subtle bodies. It is an excellent method of soothing the nerves and directing the emotions to a positive goal”.
– Swami Sivananda in “Bhakti Yoga”
“Chanting kirtan is a devotional practice to uplift the mind, open the heart and bring inner peace. It is the fastest, easiest and most joyful way to achieve peace of mind. The mantras are mystical universal sounds that resonate with our chakras and remove negative energies. As we chant we benefit from this powerful healing energy.
Yoga teaches it is important to express - daily our devotion to something higher than ourselves to open our heart. We need to open our heart daily to the Supreme so that we can live in peace and compassion with all. "You may read more about this practice here: https://sivanandayogafarm.org/teachings/kirtan/
If you are interested in joining me for this special practice, this Lenten season - please message Christy!
This is a free will donation offering. Your donation will be offered with love to our local Swimmerships Program and the Gnu Foundation. http://www.gnufoundation.org/
If you feel inspired to join me, please do! Do not make it about the money. In fact you will place it in an envelope in private, there is no record keeping.