Sacred Thread Update: June New Moon 2019

Hello Embodied Wise Ones – Perfection…the drive to attain the unattainable, at least that is how it often plays out in our culture. Yet in older cultures the idea of perfection was found in the imperfection itself. The idea that beauty lies in the messiness and the not quite polished product. In other words, an…

Sacred Thread Update: May New Moon 2019

Hello Embodied Wise Ones – Here is how my Thursdays often unfold… I teach a two hour yoga and meditation class to male inmates at the Monroe Correctional Complex for the non-profit organization, Yoga Behind Bars. Some of these men have been incarcerated for many years yet they are seeking freedom inside themselves. Then in…

Sacred Thread Update: April New Moon 2019

Hello Wild Beings of Body, Mind, Heart and Soul- Sometimes I sit down to write this newsletter and the words and ideas come pouring forth. Sometimes I sit here blank, tired and completely at a loss for words or inspiration. Today is a day of lack of words, ideas, interest… yet I have a commitment to connecting…

Sacred Thread Update: March Full Moon Wisdom

Inside This Clay Jug- Inside this clay jug there are canyons and pine mountains, and the maker of canyons and pine mountains! All seven oceans are inside, and hundreds of millions of stars. The acid that tests gold is here, and the one who judges jewels. And the music that comes from the strings that…

Sacred Thread Update: March New Moon 2019

Hello Wild Beings of Body, Mind, Heart and Soul- The month of March in the Northern Hemisphere is the time we welcome spring and the subtle but profound shift from shorter days and longer nights to increasing light and diminishing darkness.  The threshold of the Spring Equinox on March 20 has been honored by many traditions as a…

Sacred Thread Update: February New Moon 2019

Hello Wild Beings of Body, Mind, Heart and Soul- Yoga is the practice of relationship, as is life. We are in relationship to everything all the time. Pause for a moment and consider this…right now you are relating to the words you are reading, the chair you’re sitting on, the air you’re breathing and the tree outside your window. You (and I) are even…

Sacred Thread Update: February Full Moon Wisdom

Blessing for the Inward Way- ~ Tracy Shaw May you learn to dwell Below the surface of the days At home with the ebb and flow of Your own heart’s tides. May you find the womb space at the center of your Life, There grow wise in the sacred rhythm Of filling and emptying, Emptying…

Sacred Thread Update: January New Moon 2019 Edition

Hello Wild Beings of Body, Mind, Heart and Soul- Blessings on this, the first New Moon of the year. May the ever cycling process of waxing and waning become your guide.  We are rhythmic beings. We beat and wave and pulse and throb…we undulate, flow and splash. All this movement is the root of our…

Sacred Thread Update: January Full Moon Wisdom

What is the great labor? Out-circling interest, sympathy, empathy, Transference of focus from the self to all else: the merging of the lonely single self with the wondrous, never-lonely entirety. This is all. Experience only is the successful persuader. ~ Mary Oliver When death comes – Like an iceberg between the shoulder blades, I want…

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