Month: June 2014

Featured Spiritual Articles for June 30 2014

yoga-art-1Yoga Is
by Maggie Anderson

“Through my dedicated yoga practice, I am able to handle life with more grace, flow and ease. Through yoga we can heal ourselves physically, but also just as important mentally, emotionally and spiritual. As I practice yoga I get deeper into my true self; ripping away the layers that no longer serve me – obtaining a deeper connection to Source/God.”

 

yoga-art-28 Limbs of Yoga
by Maggie Anderson

“So much activity and anxiety exists in the world. Yoga is not just the physical asana practice but encompasses many elements for a mind, body and soul connection. In ancient Yoga traditions they were aware of the transformation of the body as inevitable and set up a beautiful complete practice of yoga called the 8 limbs of yoga.”

 

yoga-art-3Time to Breathe
by Maggie Anderson

“Create space with breath. As you focus on your breathing, thoughts go away and you are in the present moment, allowing space and stillness to be there. Breathing, in and of itself, holds the key to our divine connection. For without breathing we would not survive. Become aware of your breath in every moment. Breath awareness is most powerful and transformational.”

 

Weekly Astrological Forecast

Astro aha-momentJune 30 through July 6, 2014

Mercury turns direct on July 1, ending its three-week retrograde and turning around to retrace its steps through Gemini and Cancer during the month of July. Though it may take a week or more for things to right themselves, we’ll start to have those aha moments that Mercury is so famous for sending us after a retrograde phase. Things will begin to make sense and we’ll see that rather than being blocked, we were actually being protected, either from moving too soon or in the wrong direction. With a Virgo Moon to lead us into this holiday week (in the U.S.) we’ll be able to get everything on our list done by Thursday so we can make the most of a 3-day weekend. The Moon will be nicely placed in Libra on the 4th of July, reminding us that freedom and independence come with a price. Just like the tenet that our freedoms lie in our disciplines, the heavens will be reminding us that in order to protect our cherished independence, we must act with integrity and authenticity. This 4th of July just also happens to be the one day of the year that the Sun opposes Pluto, another reminder that Spirit and karma define our personal destinies. This astronomical event could also produce some unpredictable weather patterns, so be sure to have a plan A and plan B for your holiday celebrations, just in case you have to take things indoors at the last minute!


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Daily Inspirational Quote June 30 2014

29AVOIDANCE“He who shirks action does not attain freedom;
no one can gain perfection by abstaining from work.”

-Bhagavad Gita 3:4-5

Many talk of the power of love and the wisdom of compassion while at the same time avoiding situations where walking their talk may be challenging or even just uncomfortable. While it’s good to abstain from wrong action, at some point we have to ask ourselves how much “right action” we’re engaged in as well. I don’t believe we can progress spiritually through contemplation alone, especially if we’re avoiding anything. To free ourselves from fear, ignorance and limitation, we must exercise whatever power and knowledge we have by applying them in big and small ways every day.