And for a moment, I understand that I have friends on this lonely path; that sometimes your place is not something you find, but something you have when you need it.
― Libba Bray, Rebel Angels
As witnessed by the above photo, Yeti Cat and I enjoyed a quiet Solstice meditation and lit a candle to mark the time of Solstice. Usually Yeti is wandering the house on his own at 4am in the morning, but he seemed open to me sharing this quiet time with him.
Our little white dog, Lulu Belle the Bandit Queen, has been enjoying lots of walks these dark days. Since she has a skin condition, Discoid Lupus, which prevents her from safely enjoying sunshine, I have a new appreciation for early sunsets and sunless days because it’s so easy to find good times to walk with her!
In general this week I find myself noticing the difference mindset makes. While I’m not suggesting that you try to force yourself to feel a different way about darkness, or anything really, I do find it interesting what a difference context can make to my interpretation of similar circumstances. Ok, I’ll dare to say it: while I have the utmost compassion for everyone suffering from seasonal depression caused by too little sunlight… I am finding myself secretly and quietly loving the darkness this year. I wish you all surprising blessings during our unusual holiday season!
You’ll also notice that I’m avoiding the “New Year, New You” type of newsletter. I love you the way you are. What I wish for you in the New Year isn’t for you to change yourself; if anything I hope your appreciation of yourself grows. I wish happiness and health for you.
I have also taken the morning to catch up on bookwork. For those of you paying me personally for classes not offered through studios, I have created a Google Doc to keep records of it and shared them with you. Let me know if you’re having trouble finding it, or if you have any questions.
Schedule for Week of Dec. 28th
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8:15 am All Levels – Infinity Yoga
7:45am Yoga with Elle Zoom Class
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6pm All Levels – Root River Zoom
7:15am All Levels – Root River Zoom
7:45 am All Levels – Infinity Yoga
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Root River Yoga on Zoom
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6:00-7:00pm All Levels
7:15-8:15am All Levels
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