Category: <span>journal entry</span>

 

Tribal Dance

Dance, when you’re broken open.

Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off.

Dance in the middle of fighting.

Dance in your blood.

Dance, when you’re perfectly free.

rumi

Ancient Wisdom consciousness dance ecstatic poetry journal entry Kripalu Music Poetry Yoga

………………dharma and karma and how that plays out in my life. The last time I pondered this polarity was here, in Arjuna’s tale in the Bhagavad Gita. Destiny, fate, call it what you will. We have ALL recognized the appearance of such events in our lives. Some of us recognize these synchronicities in their personal lives, and neglect to see same in their public lives. Others vice versa. Are you thoroughly confused now? You might be……..that’s the nature of polarities ( and dualities, too). It’s enought to make your head spin! Then you throw into the mix all the air sign people( Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) with whom duality & polarity are a daily/minute-to- minute struggle/agony they live with. Whew………………enough all ready. The futility of pondering duality is immeasurable.
Time to sit.

zafu

Ancient Wisdom Astrology Buddhism consciousness journal entry Meditation Miscellaneous Yoga

In this post I published an article I wrote on the Balsamic Phase of the Moon. As I write this, the moon is at 04GE which means that I am in the balsamic phase of my personal lunar cycle. The personal cycle is the one that the general public can’t see. It’s determined by the position of the moon at birth and my moon is at 04CA. The moon today is 30 degrees away from that place, ergo the balsamic phase.

The task here is to take care of my inner self and attend to my inner world. Most of the time I enjoy these days. Sometimes they are painful, frustrating, and downright boring. I’m not sure yet how this particular balsamic phase will play out.

My natal moon lives in the 12th house of my birthchart so that makes it even more imperative that I clean out the internal clutter of my life during this time. The difficulty is that you have to find where that clutter is before you can clean it out!

I’ve spent countless hours in meditation, journaling, consulting with those who are wise, and engaging in various solitary practices that force me to look at myself. Today, at 57 years of age, I can honestly say, I’m okay. Certainly, there have been, and continue to be some rough spots….that’s called life. However, there’s a lot more empty, clear space than there was a few decades ago and these balsamic phases have become restful, peaceful respites from the world.

So, it looks like it might be a very, nice spring day today. Perhaps a walk on the beach and some conversation with the seagulls.

Sea Bright, NJ

Astrology journal entry lunar phases Meditation

lotus chart

Dear Journal,

We’re entering into another eclipse ‘season’. Oh my. On Saturday, March 3 there will be a lunar eclipse at 13Virgo which is the mid-point between my natal Mars & natal Saturn. It’s definitly a hot spot in my chart! I’ve learned that making absolute predictions doesn’t really work……it’s the essence & energy that’s important to understand.

Eclipse’s were feared in ancient times………they always seemed to bring about the death of the king or some other major change. Just imagine looking into the sky and seeing the moon (or the sun) disappear!

Eclipse’s always come in pairs so on March 18 we’ll have a Solar Eclipse at 28Pisces a much easier degree for me personally.

Breathing, relaxing, and practicing yoga is a good way to move thru stressful times. I’ll remember.

……………………………………to be continued.

Astrology journal entry lunar phases Yoga

Greetings to all!

I’ve been wanting to begin a blog and it seems like today is the day. The time is 1:38pm on Sunday, February 18 and it’s Chinese New Year…..an auspicious time for beginnings.

I am calling this blog, The Teacher’s Diary and it’s my intention to share with you some of what I’ve learned (and continue to learn) as a yoga teacher. There’s a fine line between being a teacher and a student and more often than not I learn more from my students than they learn from me. More on that in the weeks to come.

For now, it’s enough for me to learn how to set up this blog!

Enjoy & Happy New Year!

Astrology Ayurveda Blogging Feng Shui journal entry Miscellaneous Yoga