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7/12 Nature, the Big LIe, & Recovery of the Secret Brain

Mediator in light

Nature is extravagant in her creativity and has hard-wired into human beings a deep and abiding awareness of the beauty, dreaming, and essential wisdom of the universe. Few have described this extravagant beauty more poetically than Black Elk, the visionary Oglala Lakota medicine man who told his life story to John G. Neihardt in the 1932 book, Black Elk Speaks. He beheld the universe and said, “Grandfather, Great Spirit, once more behold me on earth

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6/17 War, Failure, and the Dance

Drumming for Standing Rock

We were already talking about how war had failed when I was in college and struggling to make good decisions while making ends meet. Looking back at the 21-year-old who graduated into a world at war, even though it’s four decades ago, I can still feel the discomfort of that young woman, maybe even more acutely than I did then. Trying to strike an uneasy balance between the ambition my family had for me and

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5/26 Memorial Day Victory for Love

CLIMATE CHANGE

I am blessed to have an Earthly mother who was an amazing revolutionary. As a child I thought she could see through walls and travel intra-dimensionally, knowing if I was misbehaving. She could foretell the future, make us love the present, and jump back and forth through time, simply by telling her stories. One story she always loved to tell was how at the age of 18, she went to work in a Texas bank

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5/20 Education for Loving the World

Yogis in orderly circle holding hands

EDUCATION FOR LOVING THE WORLD As thousands of speakers across the globe make notes, prepare outlines, and practice their diction to impart hard-earned wisdom to graduating classes this month, we must acknowledge this: students today face a more uncertain future than at any time in our history. How do you encourage younger generations optimistically while the list of pollutants, species extinctions, glacial melting, extreme weather events, and the proliferation of nuclear weapons grows? Rachel Carson,

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4/21 Earth Day is Every Day

hands on earth

As the Full Moon journeyed across the night sky last week, radiating her Libra beauty, reminding me of friends like you, I could not sleep. Watching her moonwalk with asteroids by her side, I began thinking about how we, while physically apart, are viewing the same sky dance. This weekend’s two holidays, Easter and Earth Day, bond us too, no matter what political, religious, or scientific creed we ascribe to. Full Moon, Easter, and Earth

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3/18 Learning to See: Miracle on Napo'opo'o Road

spirit trees moving

Dear Friends, Yogis, and Cultural Creatives! In the middle of both dark and superlative events, percolating through our shared world, I had a rocky reminder of the miracles around every corner. The reminder came in the form of a lava rock wall. The corner was one mile down Napoo’opo’o Road, the tropical path of sweeping ocean views, emerald trees, and endless colors. When it’s dry, it’s a stunning passage. When it’s wet, the drive is

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1/28 Yoga Benefits Proven in 3150 Research Studies

light through body

DOES YOGA WORK? MORE THAN 3000 STUDIES SAY YES! In my conversations with friends, I am often asked if, as a Yoga teacher, I think Yoga will help with migraine headaches, bone healing, menstrual difficulties, PTSD, weight control, breast cancer, allergies, anxiety, diabetes, prostate problems, mental health, phobias, and much, much more. I am happy to say yes, and it’s more than hearsay. There are 3120 research articles to back it up. It’s almost incredible,

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1/1 A Year-End Assessment as Beautiful as the Flowers

flowers

A YEAR-END ASSESSMENT AS BEAUTIFUL AS THE FLOWERS Dear Friends, Yogis, and Travelers on Many Paths, Happy New Year! Here’s a big thank you for being part of our Evolutionary Yoga Flow community in 2018. I’ve been enjoying my vacation, spending more time with loved ones, finishing up projects, and doing a year-end review and charting out new goals for 2019. 2018 was in some ways a hard, heart-breaking year, and yet it was also

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12/13 The Ancient Tree of Life

tree of life

KONA, HAWAII – All around the Earth near the time of Winter Solstice, the Tree of Life is renewed in ceremonies, services, parties, and candle-lightings. When people come together to celebrate the longest night of the year, we share the message of this joyful time, which is to love one another. We celebrate the return of the sun – the birth of the son — with merry singing and dancing. Hawai’i’s Makahiki, Africa’s Kwanzaa, the

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10/31 MAKE AMERICA KIND AGAIN

Statue of Liberty with head in hands

Namaste, Friends, Yogis, and Cultural Creatives! Last week, I wrote to you about the Tree of Life, which we climb like our ancestors before us, upward, sideways, and even down sometimes. Little did I know how far down we would go in just a few days, and that this week we would be mourning the loss of life at another Tree of Life, a synagogue in Pittsburgh. The Tree of Life is the same one.

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