Every living being on earth are all children from the interaction of the Egyptian Goddess of the sky, Nut and the God of the earth Geb, brought into unison by their father the God of the wind...the breath.
In Osterloh we were having rain all during the teaching days, a farmer's blessing. This is the image of a cloudy Nut as the Earth was receiving Her gift.
We were all brought together through the generous actions of Maria Tussi Kluge in her vision of creating a deepening awareness in us all and we would like to thank her for that!
I sometimes bring back old images that , at this time, seem to reveal a bigger meaning.
There is the Egyptian Goddess Nut, mother of all living beings on earth, born through her and leaving again through her.
Then there is the Rodin-like "thinker" , from the fetus form of Balinese wood carvings, expressing our dependence upon the energy and yet being rather blind to that environmental dependence...
We do have huge power, but we can not "do" much more than being receptive to that force which we can't force.
Among the spring flowers and the smells of freshly cut grass, temperatures rising and suddenly falling, we were with a sweet group from many different countries/cultures all of is exploring our inner spaces. This is what our yoga has become.
An endless exploration, rather than doing poses, making them into a framework or coat hanger to dangle from or lean into while our focus travels through the inner spaces, opening them, enlarging them in order to live comfortably and breath more freely.
We thank all of those who came for their contribution by joining in!
There is a reality that lives on the nerve and cellular level.
Now that I am getting more aware of how nerves ,after being cut, slowly
grow, using life's energy to restore pathways, over-bridging the damaged spaces.
A batik design comes to mind, where flowers , fruits, rivers and rocks all share the
same energy. A level of deep connection.
While I was lying in the hospital in Munich, after the Doctor successfully removed my prostate,
I watched the trees under the spring sun, day by day. I watched the pigeon, the crow, waiting and receiving,
in their ways not very different from the trees they visited. And me, I was waiting too as nature was moving the Spring Energy from deep within....erasing and opening up my independence into a more complete world.
It has been a warm "summer like" spring and we had little rain so far.
Some fell yesterday and nature rejoices . It feels like sunshine to the
trees and grasses . To-day, the 24th of February, it is cloudy again,
but dry. Nature is happy and flowers are coming out everywhere.
After several days of heavy rains, the sun is up and almond trees are springing to life.
A New Year is a gift that has to be handled with great care!
It has all potentials in it, so we have to listen to the needs
before we do anything. Let LOVE rule.
After two days and one night traveling, we are happy to be back in sunny Eftalou. The December nights are cold, but the days are warm enough to make it possible for Angela to swim in the Aegean Sea..
Even the weather was refreshing during these wonderful four days in which our friendship became the binding force to shedding new light onto the practice of yoga, in which the breath became the leading force by which we traveled into our inner world. With many thanks to Rama Jyoti Vernon for connecting all of us with the knowledge from the Vedas. A great compliment to our friends Zoreh and Charlie, who went out of their way to make this event a great success!