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The Creation of a World in Which Every Being’s Spirit May Soar

The Creation of a World in Which Every Being’s Spirit May Soar

August 7, 2014

The Creation of a World in Which Every Being’s Spirit May Soar I believe in the goodness of the human heart. I believe that our innate values as a human species are compassion, care, community, and the golden rule – treat others how you want to be treated. War, hunger, wild animals losing their habitat, humans losing their homes, animal abuse, rape, torture – the list of global...

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A Radical Approach To Life – Why You Need It and How To Get It!

A Radical Approach To Life – Why You Need It and How To Get It!

July 24, 2014

A Radical Approach To Life – Why You Need It and How To Get It! Whatever it is you’re seeking to create – a business, personal change, social change, or even a fulfilling relationship – you need a radical approach. Radical comes from a Latin word meaning root.  So, to take a radical approach is to get to the root issues and the source causes.  If you’re looking to...

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The Element of Water

The Element of Water

July 17, 2014

Use Water to Connect with Your Power and The Natural Fountain of Youth The element of water is known for its healing qualities.  For thousands of years, people have traveled to healing waters for their vitality-promoting properties.  In our bodies, water carries nutrients where they are needed and carries away waste and debris.  In the same way, we can use the energy of water to bring new...

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The Element of Fire

The Element of Fire

July 3, 2014

Stoking the Flames of Desire with Earth Energy Yoga During the heat of summer, it feels apropos to be contemplating the energy of fire.  The human connection to the element of fire has a rich history.  All life depends on the warmth of the sun, so we’re naturally attracted to heat.  Fire provides a sense of nurturing and warmth, such as the comfort we feel near a warm campfire or soaking...

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The Element of Air

The Element of Air

June 26, 2014

Creating Transformation In Your Life Using the Element of “Air” In Earth Energy Yoga, the elements of the Earth come to our aid in creating a sense of well-being and consciously creating the life we want.   They are earth, air, fire, and water. One of my favorite spiritual teachers, Rev. Ava Park, says that you can allow life to happen to you or you can be the architect of change and...

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The Element of Earth

The Element of Earth

June 5, 2014

Creating Transfomation In Your Life Using the Element of “Earth” In Earth Energy Yoga, we learn to use the four elements of the planet Earth to create change.  The four basic elements are air, fire, water, and earth.  (The Ayurvedic tradition includes space/ether, but that is a discussion for another day.)   Those of us who practice yoga do it because it benefits us on some level...

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We Are All Animals!

We Are All Animals!

May 28, 2014

I’m proud to be a part of National Animal Rights Day in LA this weekend. We, as humans, must re-awaken our true capacity for harmony and kinship with all animals. It lies dormant in many of us, but the golden rule – treat others how you want to be treated – is vibrating in every cell of your being. When you start making choices that truly reflect respect- you naturally feel...

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Thoughts Become Destiny

Thoughts Become Destiny

May 22, 2014

Watch Your Thoughts,         For They Become Words.  Watch Your Words,        For They Become  Actions. Watch Your Actions,        For They Become Habits.  Watch Your Habits,        For They Become Character.  Watch Your Character,        For It Becomes Your Destiny.                       -Upanishads   This quote from the Upanishads rings true, but how do you get connected to positive,...

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Wilderness Behind This Sign – Respect It!

Wilderness Behind This Sign – Respect It!

December 26, 2013

I took this photo while out hiking in Arizona this summer. There are a few things this has me thinking about. “We use the word ‘wilderness’ but perhaps we mean wildness. Isn’t that why I’ve come here, to seek the wildness in myself and, in so doing, come on the wildness everywhere, because after all, I’m part of nature too.” Gretel Ehrlich, Sisters of...

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Welcome

December 23, 2013

Hi Welcome to my Stop and Feel blog.  Why “Stop and Feel”?  Because that’s what we all need.  To stop the racing thoughts, stop with the busy-ness, and connect.   Feel your breath, feel the Earth beneath you, feel the air on your skin.  Each post will be dedicated to helping you slow down and connect – whether it be to connect more deeply to yourself or to expand your...

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