This week we are celebrating 9 nights of devotion to the Divine Mother, called Navaratri. Each night there are new decorations and different aspects of the Divine Mother described in stories and celebrated. Yogis like to celebrate and like their sweets. To me, most of it is so very strange, and yet the joy, devotion and loving energy that exists, feels right.
"Intention is the starting point of every dream." Deepak Chopra
My coming to the Sivananda Ashram felt like a 'calling', more than a decision. From the first email I received from a dear friend in December, casually asking if I had heard of this place, to the speed with which I successfully booked flights, registered for the Ayurveda Conference and booked accommodations. I did not hesitate and after I had booked everything, I was excited and happy about it. It felt right.
And then having spent a week here on vacation, waking a few days after my return with a whole outline in my head about spending a year here and doing a study under the guidance of an expert. Then writing a proposal and sending it off to an internationally known expert and presenter, who did not know me at all, and having KP Khalsa respond with interest. Again, it felt right.
With KP Khalsa agreeing to guide me for a year and me promising to follow his prescriptives and track my progress, along with journaling and weekly blogging about the experience, the next surprising free flow of this journey came from the ease with which I ended my condo lease and arranged my life to move out of the country for a year - something I had never done before. Yet, it felt right.
Another part of the positive flow leading me to the Bahamas study came from Banyan Botanicals. When I reached out to ask them if they could support this year long journey, they offered a start-up supply of herbs and supplements that have been used daily since I arrived here. My connection with Erin and others at Banyan also felt right.
Now I am almost 6 months into this journey, and the time continues to daily fly by. I've made good progress, and next week's blog will share some specifics at the nearly halfway mark of the year. The week after that I will start my Teacher Training Course.
My intention was simple - see "What is Possible?" from living an Ayurvedic-Yogic lifestyle.
If "What is Possible?" starts the dream, then my learning, growing and staying open to the many foreign concepts that I am absorbing is truly yogic, as God is at the center of it all.
And somehow, that too feels right.
Sending You Love from the Bahamas,🌞
Thank you for taking this journey with me!
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