Happy Full Moon! I love that this first full moon of the summer is called the Strawberry Moon! It sounds juicy, fun, and celebratory, just what we all need!! It's certainly a culmination point for the eclipse season, Mercury going direct, and a new season before us.
I don't know about you, but for me, these past 6 weeks have been busy and intense! I taught a Yoga & Surf Retreat in Nosara, had my middle son Skye come visit me (finally!), did 2 different plant ceremonies, moved twice, had some great surf sessions along with long bouts of waves that were way too big, totally rebranded myself with a new logo, did a border run to Nicaragua, met some wonderful new people, started volunteering with the Nosara Ocean Safety Program to keep our beaches safe after too many drownings this past year, had some intense friend and family dynamics that took me on an emotional rollercoaster (Mercury!), lots of soul searching for some big changes coming up in my life, received some profound transmissions, powerful channeled messages from Cheyne, did the tough job of creating a will, am being blessed by a surprise visit from my Lama Tsultrim Allione right now, got to meet and spend time with Deva Premal & Miten, kept my YoginiPreneurs Group rockin, started teaching a yoga class on my jungle porch, and somehow managed to launch my first time ever 40 Day Sacred Sadhana!
With all that, can you believe that I still managed to do my daily yoga, meditation, and bhakti practice? I'm here to tell you (again!) that YES I did, I do, and it is the thing that gives me the energy, strength, and capacity to do it all! I'm also here to tell you that you can too! Whether it's taking my course, someone else's, or just figuring it out on your own, this is the secret sauce my friends!
I have never offered anything like this Sacred Sadhana before, and frankly, I'm nervous! The reason why is because I am not just teaching a yoga class for you. I am coming on EVERY DAY with you for FORTY DAYS and sharing MY OWN daily practices with you. I feel like I am opening up my own secret practices to the whole world, but these practices have saved my life, and I feel like everyone should have the chance at them, so I am committing to this, on my own jungle deck, scrappy and real in the morning, and doing MY practice for, and WITH, YOU! I hope you'll join me, and see that you will be able to create your own daily practice when it's over!
My feeling is that all the things going on in the world are catalyzing us to step into the highest version of ourselves, take radical responsibility for our mental, physical, and spiritual health, get super clear about what our true purpose is in the world, and roll up our sleeves and get to work. All of that, and still have fun, have moments of spontaneity, adventure, stay open and curious, and keep on loving OURSELVES and each other while we do it. The path of consciousness is not for the faint of heart. It's for brave hearts like me & you who don't give up and keep believing in the dream for peace, justice, a fulfilling life, and a healthy planet.
Thank you so much for being a part of my inner circle and reading my LoveLetter, it truly means so much to me! I pray that it can be of some value to your day and I am truly honored to have a moment of your attention. Please let me know how you enjoy it, what ways I can keep serving you, and any ideas or special causes you believe in too.
Full moons (and summer!) are a great time to celebrate, come out of your shell, practice gratitude, and get involved with something you believe in.
I believe in YOU.
Om Namah Shivaya!
PS - We are halfway through the year! This is a great time to look back, take stock, and re-ignite your dreams and goals for the next 6 months!