by Kula graduate David May
When David May, a recent 300 hour Yoga Teacher Graduate, was home for the holidays he began to fall into the family dramas that are present in so many of our lives. Instead of spiraling into the conflicts around him, David caught himself. Stepping out of his ego mind and into the perspective of the observer, he was able to relieve the tension, falling into a beautiful state of bliss. Inspired by this moment of eagle perspective, David shared his insight with this beautiful piece... enjoy!
By Coby Hadas
Fifteen years ago I left the comforts of the US to explore our beautiful planet. For much of my time abroad I have been living in spiritual communities of one sort or another. During this time, something has become apparent that brings me concern… within these communities there is a sore lacking of men. And not by a small margin either. I don’t have any precise numbers, but I’d guess that the circles I walk in are roughly 80% female.
by CJ Ananda
Shamanism, at its foundational level, is about creating a sacred relationship with nature. Mother Earth (Allpamama) helps us to remember that we are all interconnected, and that everything, everywhere is part of the great Oneness of Being. Nature teaches us about change and the natural cycles of life such as birth, growth, death, regeneration and evolution. By spending time in nature, we can learn more about ourselves, and how to engage more fully in the cycles of life. Nature has informed our ancestors for ages, and those same teachings are informing us today…but are we listening?
Please forgive me.
I love you.
This modern incarnation of ancient Hawaiian Ho’oponopono spiritual practice cycles through my mind as each footstep sinks a good 2 or 3 inches into the black Caribbean sand. I try to be conscious of walking in a sacred manner. I feel the soft wet sand push up against my feet, slowing my gait, preparing myself mentally and spiritually for the second Kula Karma meeting in nearby Gandoka. María’s face comes into my mind, and I imagine telling her:
“I’m sorry we’re running late.”
“Please forgive me for making you get here early”
“I love you for your commitment to your community.”
“Thank you for trusting in us.”
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