Svadhyaya – Self-Study

Self-awareness is the first step toward freedom from the chains of the ego. The ego’s job is to identify self but it takes over and tries to control the Self; to make everything about you. It is why instead of feeling emotions you take ownership of emotions. So instead of ‘I feel sad,’ or ‘IContinue reading “Svadhyaya – Self-Study”

The Potter’s Wheel and Kintsugi

Recently I participated in a really profound meditation facilitated by Abundant Joy Wellness Spiritual Director Hope Stockman. She had us look at pictures of Japanese Broken Pottery Art (Kintsugi). Q: TéO, tell me about the vision you showed me during meditation last Tuesday when Hope showed the pictures of the beautiful broken pottery that hadContinue reading “The Potter’s Wheel and Kintsugi”

Saucha – Purity

Saucha or Purity is a deep inner cleansing – like taking a bottle brush to your mind and getting all the gunk that is stuck in the little nooks and crannies out. And like any detox it will manifest in different ways; physically, emotionally and mentally. The key is to sit with the emotions, allowContinue reading “Saucha – Purity”

Aparigraha – Nonpossessiveness

In reading about non possessiveness I feel that this is what I have been experiencing. That I am to release things, but also memories. I feel like this is why I don’t have a lot of recollections of my past. As though I’ve forgotten memories. You have me surrender these memories because they are notContinue reading “Aparigraha – Nonpossessiveness”