Living Your Sacred Path
A Multi-Pathed Journey Within
Yoga is not only a practice but a journey within. Each individual’s Sacred Path is a unique expression and a personal experience of inner growth, personal development and transformation. We view yoga as a spiritual practice, as a path to Self-realization, union, bliss, conscious connection, deepened awareness and mindful living. There are many paths to experience Union including movement, song, dance, chanting, ceremony and more! This practice is meant to be lived as an embodied experience. As spiritual beings on a human journey, a spiritual path requires dedication, discipline and courage to look deep within to uncover our truth and our own authentic connection so that a new way of perceiving the world is revealed.
As Unique as You
Yoga offers a powerful set of practices that are interpreted by each person’s body, mind and spirit in different, unique and individualized ways. Each person develops their own intimate connection to yoga. While we may all be connected by the thread of Consciousness, we still live in this world through the lens of our own understanding.
Each moment provides an opportunity to live this practice in a sacred way. When you open your eyes to perceive the world from this perspective, the practice becomes alive and embodied. Time spent in community, in ritual and in sacred locations serve as gentle reminders to embrace and live this practice in all that we think, say and do.
Community contains within it the work Unity and is a direct way to experience the Union that is yoga. Spending time in a safe supportive community amplifies our spiritual growth by providing support, connections, inspiration and a mirror from which to view our Self. We have something to learn from each person who crosses our path and our greatest teachers often appear in unexpected ways. Meeting each person with compassion invites the understanding that each person is in a different place in their journey. This too, may invite in more self compassion and honor for your unique journey. Within a group dynamic, we are able to witness and hold space for each other’s process, learn and share together and all find deeper ways to walk the path of yoga. Ask yourself how is your community serving you and what are you contributing to your community?
Sacred lands and immersions in nature have the power to transform and awaken us as we answer to this humble calling to explore yogic wisdoms. No matter where your path has brought you, we always have the opportunity to reconnect with ourselves by reconnecting with nature. While visiting potent energy centers around the world does sometimes provide an amplified expression of Source energy, we needn’t travel far to experience our connection with all that is. Simply walking barefoot in nature or observing the beauty around us cultivates a remembrance that we too are powerful and beautiful beyond measure. Step outside and give an offering to this land for supporting your spiritual journey in all its twists and turns.
Ceremony & Ritual
For thousands of years, our ancestors have been performing ceremonies and rituals to celebrate, honor and give reverence to life itself. In the beginning, these ceremonies and rituals were made out of a direct connection with life itself as energy and as the elemental alchemy between the Nature around and the Nature within. Ceremonies are and continue to be living prayers for our direct relationship with Mother Earth, all of the Cosmos, the stars, the sun, the moon and beyond. It is up to each one of us to return to the roots of Nature herself in order to touch the purity of connection awaiting us. Individually we are connected to the living life force that breathes us into being and from that place we initiate our ceremonial arts and practices. Big or small, ceremony and ritual is unique and sacred to each individual practitioner. Let yourself be inspired, from the place of inspiration, all of Creation flows within and throughout your life. What daily acts or rituals feel Sacred to you and how might you invite in more connection and reverence into your day?
Honoring Your Medicine
Honor your own personal journey and trust that you are exactly where you need to be. Your unique path is Sacred. May you live it and breathe it fully. Blessings wherever your path may lead!