2021:Life is neither black nor white, and impossible to put into boxes, although there are many times that we try desperately to contain it.
Each shift in our lives is a stepping stone to an expansion of awareness, where all that we have learned and practiced can be brought into a new, apparent reality.
In that context, the events of 2020 that brought endless hours of blessed solitude also brought to great light the need for connection—with nature, with individuals, with community.
I thus find myself heeding the call to return to teaching yoga, meditation and healthy lifestyles after living an extended sabbatical from just that.
'The Covid' has thrust me into a new demographic: senior, old-fart, elder. As such, I recognize how I have been a student of life for all of my existence, honing skills of understanding and feeling. I no longer wish to change the world, but follow the wisdom of Mahatma Gandhi, and strive to be the change I wish to see in the world, recognizing my ability to help, serve and support folks as they too find themselves on a new stepping stone of life.
Insofar as credentials go, the main discipline for study in my life, beyond teaching, has been that of the science of yoga and meditation in the Western Himalayas of India under the guidance of my guru at the International Meditation Institute. There, I earned a degree in meditation and advanced yoga sciences that included in-depth work with yogic philosophy in its original Sanskrit texts.
T.S.Elliot wrote in Little Gidding
“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”
This place now for me, is home - the place of the above revelation and the physical place of St. John’s. The elemental nature of things so clearly on display and so alike to the place whence I budded in England. I am at home here.
Read my latest blog here: www.resonantspirituality.blogspot.com
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11:00 - noon
Memorial United Church
1859 Portugal Cove Road
PC-SP, NL A1M 2M8
Drop-in, donation basis.
registration at the door.
Please wear a mask.
Wear comfortable clothes; you may wish to bring a cushion for your chair as well as a shawl or blanket to keep in the vibrations and stay warm. Bring your own water for drinking.
We look forward to seeing you there!