Monday, December 1, 2008

The Present

Balancing our need for rest with our need to move is quite the task in modern society, but it's not impossible. Whether we utilize affirmations, or post signs around the house that remind us to 'Slow Down and Be.', we can find ways to stop racing ahead of the moment, and inadvertently losing it.
The habit of living in the future or the past, keeps us from embracing the wisdom of the now. What are we meant to be learning right now that we might be avoiding with the escapism of lingering in nostalgia, or daydreaming in a future world that may never be without us first paying proper heed to the world that we're in right now?

Monthly Affirmation:
I embrace the now and appreciate the wisdom of the present moment.

Monthly Totem:

"Because of its great age and its slow metabolism the turtle is associated with longevity. Turtle medicine can teach new perceptions about time and our relationship to it. It can also help us grow old gracefully and in harmony with our environment. When the pace of life becomes too hectic the turtle shows us how to slow down and go with the flow.
When turtle shows up in your life, it is time to get connected to your most primal essence. Go within your shell and come out when your ideas are ready to be expressed. The turtle cannot separate itself from its shell and we cannot separate ourselves from what we do to the earth. The way to heaven is through the earth and both are interconnected.
Turtles carry their homes on their back. The shell is actually the backbone and ribs of the turtle and serves as home and shelter for it. Those with this medicine should remember not to acquire more possessions then they actually need. The burden of responsibility can become a heavy weight for you to carry."

Thankyou Sayahda

Join us for Mass Meditation on the 3rd of the month.

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