What is Empathy? I explore the eymology, psychology, physiology and spirituality behind the concept in an attempt to answer this question. How do we feel the other? How do we know the difference between our feelings and the feelings of the other? The three major components of empathy seem to be: knowing, feeling and responding compassionately. We read books to gather knowledge of things we do not have the time or space to learn first hand. Tuning our empathy has the same effect but for emotions. We can connect with other humans and simulate experiences we have never had. In doing so we expand our awareness and are better able to live ethically and effectively with our fellow humans.
Snakes represent metamorphosis and rebirth.
Today I went for a walk in the woods and came across a little gardener snake. Usually I wouldn’t see them because I try not to but I was with someone who is a snake magnet. I took this a sign that it is time for me to delve into snake omens. What does it mean when a snake crosses your path? What is the spiritual significance of the snake?
What lessons can we learn from the snake?
The full moon represents a balance of solar and lunar energy: the moon reflects the sun bringing day to night. A full moon ceremony is your opportunity to align the dark and light within you.
We use the oak as a gateway, a place of passage between our world and the Otherworld. We dedicate our work to aligning ourselves in prepararion for the responsibilities of success and material gain. We have come to accept that we DESERVE abundance and now we must align our intention for what we will DO with abundance.
Our lunar yoga practice this month is inspired by the Oak lessons of strength and endurance.
We are happy to announce another workshop offering from Seven Sisters. and V&E Yoga Diana’s Cup Guided Meditation Led by Seven Sisters. For more on the Diana’ Cup… Read more “Diana’s Cup Full Moon Lunar Yoga and Guided Meditation”
Big news! I am running a yoga retreat next year! Costa Rican Relief and Retreat March 30th to April 6th 2019 We will explore our connection to… Read more “V&E Yoga Relief & Retreat in Costa Rica”
Forgiveness Prayer From Angeles Arrien’s book The Nine Muses If I have harmed anyone in any way Either knowingly or unknowingly Through my own confusions I ask… Read more “Forgiveness? Try This”
It is said that diamonds are made under extreme pressure. Me = diamond. Last year, I decided I would give up my home, my community, my comfort… Read more “Making Diamonds”
I want to work on my blog! I want to get back to writing and researching and sharing all of the wonderful things I have been thinking… Read more “I am almost back…”