We need to nourish our body and take care of our soul — our unique essence that creates meaning and purpose in our lives. As I understand it — our soul is protected by spirit (Holy Spirit, chi, ki, prana). We strengthen our spirit through wholesome food, pure water, and healthy thoughts and emotions.
Nurturing a strong body-mind-spirit allows us to be resilient when we encounter an obstacle along our soul path or journey. Some major obstacles will appear at certain times in our maturation and should be regarded as a rite of passage. Most of the time, these rites can be quite challenging for us.
Unfortunately, the modern culture has lost many of its guides and its vocabulary for these rites. However, they still happen and a rite of passage simply lets us know that some outmoded way of living needs to be parted with to welcome in a new one to continue our growth and development into a whole person. Being able to recognize the actual period of transition provides a supportive context to work within and allows us to lessen our struggle with the change that is happening in and around us.
To me, these rites of passage affirm that becoming a human being is a process…an evolution that has its own pace and moves on its own accord. If we learn the art and craft of stewarding this process, we can begin to embody our own story and create meaning in our lives. I created this website to offer poetry, thoughts, and to share my wellness and yoga services with the intention to support those on their journey into being.
“To be healthy is to be whole and to be holy. It is to acknowledge the great goodness that our bodies are linked to the bodies of other people, to the bodies of plants and animals, indeed to the earth, the sun and moon, and the other heavenly bodies. It is to receive the awareness, at once humbling and exhilarating, that we are a part of Creation, one with all that we live from and all that, in turn, lives from us.” ~Wendell Berry