“With life as short as a half taken breath, don't plant anything but love.”
Spring Blessing Friends & Clients:
What inspires you? Spring is the time for planting new growth. The best way is to prepare yourself like you would a garden. First, like your garden you need to dig up the old weeds and turn the soil. Clear out the old through cleansing, detoxing, modifying your diet and recommitting to your morning energy/yoga/qigong practice. Whatever kind of cleansing and rejuvenating practices you do, enjoy them. This is the key ingredient, to do them with love. Below there some yoga and ayurvedic spring practices and ideas that may be helpful for the spring season.
Next plant new inspiration. What brings you joy and makes your heart sing? When you feel blase, what are the things you can turn to that shift things and bring in new energy. What are the seeds of inspiration you would like to plant? Life can be very serious and it is so important to have a great outlet for cultivating inspiration and doing things you just love. I am always inspired by the magnificence of nature in all its forms. Also, love to dance. So, when I lack inspiration, I simply go out in nature and it easily wipes the slate clean to begin again fresh with new inspiration. From the place of your inspiration you can be more present and embracing in your life and the world.
Take some time to nourish the seeds you are growing in your life, from a place of love. Planting inspiration is different than wanting something. It is cultivating the inspiration by being the inspiration and doing things that inspire you. What are you inspired about? Take a moment to plant that seed. You can symbolically do so by finding a seed and blowing into it what inspires you and planting it in your garden. Then simply make space to engage in the activities that inspire you and watch your garden grow.
Here in Peru we are finishing the rainy season and heading into fall. Really, it is more like spring here with all the flowers and so many different vibrant shades of green all around. The corn and quinoa are growing high in preparation for the harvest this April. Very Abundant. It has been a pleasure to lead some personal retreats here and continue to fall in love with incredible beauty of the Andes which never ceases to amaze me. Soon I will be flying back North.
I will be heading to the Pacific Northwest in North America, at the beginning of May. Join me at Seattle Sound Temple with Irene Ingalls, one of my favorite collaborators for some upcoming events there including the Sacred Sound & Munay-ki ceremonies as well as our Spring Retreat in the Cascade Foothills.
Also if you want to come to Peru, plant your seeds now for November or April.
If I can assist you in any way with something please don't hesitate to reach out.
Love and Beauty, Ashera