Some of my earliest memories that had an impact on my spiritual life were of my grandmother kneeling next to me in quiet prayer in front of her home altar. Throughout my life, there has always been a sincere desire to know God more intimately. As a young woman, I remained committed to my faith through the reading of the Bible and other spiritual writings, prayer, attending mass, and trying to live a faith-filled life.
After marrying and having three beautiful sons, I struggled to find the balance between the material world and the spiritual world, the balance between my work life and my home life, the balance between being a wife, mother, and daughter, all the while trying to figure out who I am and my purpose. However, no matter how many twists and turns I experienced throughout life, I always made my way back to what I refer to as True North. Sometimes though, I came back with wounds....pondering, what had I done wrong and always asking God for guidance.
I continued to stay the course and as I grew older, there was a desire to do more for myself that what I had done as a younger woman. The children were now grown and gone, and my husband and I were now empty nesters. My spiritual well-being along with my physical well-being resonated with me. As a 60 year old woman, I made a decision that I wanted to learn more about yoga to increase my flexibility......little did I know how much more it would become in my life.
I talked about going to a yoga class for a couple of years. I finally found the courage on a December evening in 2015, and stepped into a studio for a Fundamentals of Yoga class with Kirsten Joy Burch, and my life has never been the same. Through her instruction of tantra yoga, she led me to something far more powerful than asana. Tantra become the vehicle by which I have learned to quiet my mind, so I can hear God whispering to me to develop a personal relationship.
By learning about Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra, I am becoming more aware of my body and how the seasons and stressors of life impact me. With this knowledge, I am learning prescriptions that help ease the stress, quiet the mind, and teach me to be more accepting of life.
The breathing exercises and meditations have enhanced my spiritual life. I am a reflection of the Divine! God's Light shines through me, in me and within me!.
My yoga journey continues, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and joy with others for many more years.
I AM that which I seek!
12 Mar 2018