Greetings! Happy New Year! Welcome to 2016!
A few positive affirmations to start out your year: This is going to be a great year. You have a bright future ahead of you! You can have, do, and be anything you want! Reach for the stars! You can do it! Life is meant to be lived fully! Put yourself fully into whatever you desire. Do it wholeheartedly.
The purpose and goal of all of life is to engage with the world wholeheartedly from a place of worthiness and authenticity. Go forth and shine your unique light out into the world. The world needs you now.
The start of a new year is a wonderful time to create a new vision for your life. A window of opportunity opens where there’s a gap in the cosmos – a space in the fabric of time/space reality where all of the energy on the earth gathers to create a powerful vortex of possibility.
I want to share with you a little contemplation I’m doing at the start of this New Year. The contemplation is this: What is your life agenda? Everyone has a life agenda – a unique gift to offer, a purpose for living, a desire to fulfill, someone to serve, a cause to support, a longing to fulfill. We all have one. What is yours? And how could you bring it forth more fully in 2016?
When you discover your life agenda, you come into resonance with the universal energy. You create the optimal coherence between your individual nature and your divine nature. Suddenly your individual will aligns with universal will and you step into the flow of life. You step into the current of grace that assists you in co-creating with grace to fulfill your agenda.
When this happens life becomes a joyous, adventurous, and enthralling journey of discovery where life opens up, where relationships open up, and where opportunities become available to you that draw you magnetically deeper and deeper into your purpose. Your Svadharma (one’s own purpose) becomes clear and life takes on new meaning.
Once I declared my purpose to bring Ashaya Yoga into the world, my life took on a new trajectory. Opportunities opened up that I could have never created myself. Ashaya is growing steadily and organically. In fact, I can hardly keep up with it. I’m happy to announce that there are now two Ashaya 200-Hour Teacher Trainers other than me – Randy Boyd, West Virginia, and Silver Kim, Bethlehem, PA. There will at least three more trainers coming on board in 2016 with several more on deck. I will be participating in three national and international yoga conferences next year and will be creating and hosting a Tantra Yoga Intensive Conference with four world-renowned tantric scholars at Kripalu Center in 2017. (Dates and registration info TBA.) I have one book that is nearing completion and another in the wings. I have eight teacher training manuals to accompany my 300-hour TT modules, all of which will be converted into books in the future. In addition, I’ve written several articles on various yoga-related topics and I’ve recorded scores of early morning sadhana classes, which soon will be rendered for download. My goal for 2016 is to create more ways for students to practice Ashaya Yoga online and via digital means.
All of this to say that since I aligned myself with my life agenda, my life has taken off more than I could have ever imagined. I’m living from a place of joy and fulfillment that is so sweet (yet not without challenge). I am living my dream, on purpose, in harmony with my higher calling, in service to the bigger energy, all from a place of increasing joy and appreciation! I’m grateful for all that I’ve been given. And it’s good to remember that it’s not only about quantity, it’s about quality. It’s more about who you are being, knowing your deeper intention, and aligning with the bigger energy that matters.
I’m so grateful for your support and for the support of a group of very dedicated and highly skilled teachers, friends, apprentices, and creative thinkers who’ve generously offered their time, energy, and creative ideas to help expand Ashaya Yoga. I’m also very grateful and fortunate to have Heidi Skye, operations manager, Ari Greenberg, web master and bookkeeper, Sarah Fischer and Silver Kim, “social media Shakti sisters” on my administrative team. Special thanks to Marianna Adams for her amazing support and countless hours of rendering the Ashaya manuals into editable documents on the web. Thanks to everyone for your sincere desire and dedication to serve a bigger energy and live your best life.
May you find your “life agenda” and live on-purpose with joy.
I hope to see you in the coming months!
Peace, Love, Serenity,