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The Time of the Inner Mystery

The Time of the Inner Mystery

Fall takes us into the subtle realms - the inner mystery - where we interact with our spirit and our unconscious through dreams, visions, intuition, and imagination. Autumn’s longer nights turn us to the unknown within us - the inner mysteries. The dark represents the...

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The Inner Balance of Autumn… Through Tree Pose

The Inner Balance of Autumn… Through Tree Pose

Autumn brings changes - from the thermometer to the inner self.  At the Autumn Equinox, the point of equal days and nights that initiates the growing darkness of fall, we are called to look into ourselves and find a new inner balance. While summer called for activity,...

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Transitions – The Essence of the Autumn Shift

Transitions – The Essence of the Autumn Shift

Autumn is a time of change and slowing down. As we move into this season, let it teach you about the gifts of transitions. We’ve just passed one of the four cardinal points of the year – pivotal points that transition from one ener…
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Practice, Not Perfection

Practice, Not Perfection

When we get caught up in the belief that we can become perfect – and the distress that causes – we can remember these two principles from yoga philosophy, let go, and relax a bit. Practice, not perfection! Everyone makes mistake…
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The Season of Gratitude

The Season of Gratitude

In North America, we think of thankfulness in November. But the harvest season begins in August and goes all through the fall. Right now is the season of gratitude. The end of summer and early autumn begins the flurry of reaping the earthR…
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I Choose to Continue

I Choose to Continue

Deciding whether to venture onto an unfamiliar trail was difficult and brought up fear – but choosing, rather than deciding, got me through to the river.  It was a hot day in Nevada City, where I was staying with a friend for a few days. I…
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