Archive for August, 2009

Moving Through Hard Times With Grace

August 31, 2009

I have practiced yoga and Pilates for years.  Those practices have supported my health and allowed the physical integration of my spiritual practice.  Yet they have done something that today is equally important.  They have allowed me to sleep somewhat comfortably on the floor next to my dogs Luna and Sophie whenever they are ill or injured.  And since I am once more on the floor at night with Luna (whose back has gone out — again) something has occurred to me.  What we are going through globally with economic crises, health care nightmares, and everything else we thought was secure being rocked to its core — well, it’s the equivalent of having to sleep on the floor until who knows when.  And I realized, too, that most of us have prepared for this experience for years.  We have gotten therapy, studied sacred texts, explored human potential programs, studied with important teachers and gurus.  We thought we were improving ourselves and growing, and we were.  Yet we were also preparing for this time on the planet.

Hence this blog. 

 I plan to share my experiences and promise to keep it real with no esoteric gobbledygook or fluffy bunny platitudes.  And I’ll keep it balanced without doom and gloom mongering.  I will share whatever ah-ha’s come along the way and ask that you do the same.  In doing so I trust we will find the gems hiding in the back of this cave.   

OK then.  Here we go.