Today (Monday) 1pm RESTORATIVE with weights and bands.
TUESDAY: 7.30pm The Chakras a group discussion.
WEDNESDAY: 12.30 GENTLE RESTORATIVE, 5.30 RESTORATIVE YOGA with weights and bands. 6.45PM MINDFULNESS YOGA
We have all of Tuesday afternoon waiting for you to come to a class. I have started thinking about the end of the year and the Holiday Season, and have started to produce cards and paintings. I am thinking about a class so you can do your own too THE TAO OF WATERCOLOUR. It is easy to make doodles into cards, and with the price of cards at the moment, it can be a save. The postage makes sense if the cards are original and can be framed. Yours could.
Years ago when the Collins Street Store “Georges” was still open I used to make all their Special Occasion and blank cards. It kept me very busy. My mum knitted socks for them and I made cards. It was lovely experience. I still make cards. I make tarot cards, gifts cards, and Christmas cards without Father Christmas – I have flowers and Australian orchids on my Christmas cards. If you want to make cards (easily) come to class. TUESDAYS AT 1.30 to 3pm from 29th September ($50 for three classes).
…OR, you can buy mine. When I have a stash I will put them on our web site store www.yogabeautiful.com.au and ETSY www.myyogabooks.etsy.com. I am also on Patreon (without videos – yet). www.patreon.com/TarotArt
For our class you will need some basic materials you can source between now and then, even if you can’t get to a store. If you have some left over card, newspapers, watercolours, basic brushes we can do this. Even if you don’t have card stock you can do the small paintings and mount them on the cards when you get them in plenty of time for Christmas (or frame them) – NO ART SKILLS REQUIRED. If you can doodle, you can do this. Email your interest or you can sign up in the usual way – go to the home page, click on DONATE and PayPal will take credit/debit cards and PayPal account.
The rain has returned. If this was December I would be super happy… rain at night until the fire season please. We are told it is going to be a cooler and wetter time (especially November) with a hot February as usual. Start preparing now if you didn’t start last year.
We repeated the Bhagavadgita learnings yesterday. It is a huge subject but every time we get together we learn something new, approach the subject a different way. From this point of view there are no repeats. Next sunday morning we will be discussing YOGA in the Bhagavadgita. It is a huge subject and unlikely we will get through it even in a couple of sessions, particularly as we are yogis, and have our own ideas about what “yoga” means to us. Be there. Put it in your diary now. It is $20 for the 2 hour lecture and the repeat the following week is FREE if you have purchased the first one. Two for the price of one.
No matter what Church you belong to, or if you absolutely don’t believe, we all long for the same thing, TO LOVE AND BE LOVED, as the song says. We are all reaching for that deep sense of connection, worth, and belonging that we believe LOVE provides. and are led to believe that this feeling is as close to heaven as we humans can achieve.
If we have felt respect and love as a child from our parents, we are more likely to have a reasonable chance of experiencing what we conclude is love. Such positive influences from our parents provides the foundation for compassion and kindness as an adult. I will always remember what my teacher said to me as I began my work with people in rehabilitation ….“Always remember – HURT PEOPLE HURT PEOPLE”. In America (before Covid), statistics showed that the prison system was the fastest growing sector of the economy and over half the population of America would be incarcerated by the middle of this century. The way to reverse this would be to help the children. Like every human, the majority of prisoners have the desire to make sense of their lives, and create a future that is different to their past, if not for themselves, then for their children..
If you want peace in your life (we all do) you will have to commit to a healing process that mends our concept of self, teaches emotional intelligence, and most importantly helps you work towards forgiveness both for yourself and others. No healing can take place without forgiveness.
Mother Teresa coined the phrase “One-by-One”. She knew she would be overwhelmed if she thought about all the people on the streets of Calcutta, and the 40,000 she rescued. She expanded her mission one by one. That is why I urge you to think as I do of healing the world “one yogi at a time”. It is a strategy you can all adopt, and begins with forgiveness.
START TODAY. Heal the world where you are, one yogi at a time.