Feel

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How do we begin to make sense of heartbreak, sorrow, grief and the weight of what it feels like to be alone?

These are questions I have sat with over the last six months, as several changes have occurred in my life and in various ways.

So how does one fully embrace the feeling of ecstatic bliss and sacred joy when in any given moment joy falls away and feelings of anger or sadness take joy’s place?

Over time, one has learned that through the process of awakening we come to recognize that Joy & sorrow are but one thread and there is no opposite of Love.

In Love there is no separation, Love- just IS.

Even trying to find words to describe Love, can cause a split and cut us off from this moment- the only moment in which the awareness of Pure Love can be felt and experienced.

To experience Pure Love is to stand naked at the shore of the ocean and Feel the waves of desire, longing, sorrow, loss and despair crashing at one’s bare feet.

Give up on trying to derive answers from questions uttered in yesterday’s prayer.

And stop trying to make sense of everything, instead check in with yourself…

How are you Feeling and can you BE with that?

Can you fully receive this moment, without expectation, without needing this moment to be anything other than what it is?

Can you be with your sadness as well as your joy?

Can you surrender to that?

Can you surrender the need to run from what you Feel Now?

And can you let go of the need to know who you are?

Maybe through the process of awakening, you have experienced the deepest Truth of who You are, this doesn’t mean that when the next moment arises you’ll be exempt from coming undone.

One can easily be seduced into becoming attached to a spiritual identity, bypassing or negating one’s Feelings.

Ahhh…yes, spiritual awakening has it’s own kind of heartbreak and while you’re spiritual practice or spiritual identity may have served you along your path, even helped you awaken to what you know in your heart to be True- can you be just as fascinated by this moment?

Can you be fascinated by your humanness and your capacity to Feel…

To Feel All of it-

What it means to be Alive-

…To experience adventure

…To get lost in the dance

…To feel the warmth of an embrace

…To make Love to your Beloved

…To be vulnerable

…To sit with a another in turmoil

…To Feel with one’s whole heart, the pain and anguish of loss, especially when it burns in the belly and feels excruciatingly heavy to the heart-

It is in these moments we must ask ourselves

…Can I be present to what is- Now?

…Can I hold the weight of my own grief with tenderness & care?

And can I honor how I feel even in the depths of my own despair?

If you’re still enough-

If you give yourself the space to Be-

To just breathe and Feel it All-

Somehow the burning dissolves, the heaviness subsides and all that remains is presence & Love.

REIKI LEVEL I & II IMMERSION & CERTIFICATION

Dear Friends & Fam,

My Soul SiStar, Renata Langner and I are delighted to announce two unique opportunities to join us for our upcoming Reiki Level I & II Immersion & Certification Workshops at Yoga Nanda in Garden City, NY & Emerge Yoga & Wellness in Bellemore, NY.

To join us & take advantage of the early registration perks, scroll down for dates/deets & register today.

Looking forward to connecting with All of You!

Lots of Love,
Namaste
Alana

charka wheelReiki Level I & II Immersion & Certification
@ Yoga Nanda
Date: Saturday 10/18 & Sunday 10/19
Time: 9am-5pm Both Days
Location: Yoga Nanda
55 Hilton Avenue Garden City, NY 11530
Cost: $250 Per Module ($500 for Weeekend Immersion Reiki I & II)

*EARLY REGISTRATION PERK*
$225 Per Module ($450 for Weekend Immersion Reiki I & II)

TO REGISTER: Click here
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Reiki Level I & II Immersion & Certification @ Emerge Yoga & Wellness
Date: Saturday 10/25 & Sunday 10/26
Time: 9am-5pm Both Days
Location: Emerge Yoga & Wellness
2579 Merrick Rd, Bellmore, NY 11710
Cost: $250 Per Module ($500 for Weeekend Immersion Reiki I & II)

EARLY REGISTRATION PERK: $225 Each – Reiki 1 or Reiki 2 *** $425 if you book both in advance ***

AFTER OCTOBER 18TH: $250 Each – Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 *** $450 if you book both together ***

TO REGISTER: Click here

Reiki I & II are typically taught during a weekend intensive. This course provides each student with the Reiki Level I & II attunement. Beginning the first day you will receive the Reiki Level I attunement, a special process experienced within the class, which helps you attain individual connectivity to the Reiki energy source. Because Reiki is easy to learn and practice, by the completion of day one you will feel empowered to give Reiki healing treatments to yourself and share treatment informally with family, friends and pets!

*Included in this special immersion- A demonstration & application of specialized techniques & unique practices developed by Renata & Alana, as well as a comprehensive overview of the chakra system.

 

THE POWER OF ME

Date: Thursday July 10, 2014
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: The Cheesman Memorial Pavilion (The Neoclassical Structure on the east side of the park) 1077 Race St, Denver, CO 80206
***Free Event, Donations Welcome***

the power of meCalling all Energetic Warriors; the people that help and hold space for others, the people that are constantly working hard, and those that are going through some things.

Join me, Micheala Sanders (Lead Facilitator) from Nouri Etereal Apothecary & Energi Remedie Services. Come be recharged and revitalized with some simple intentional holding techniques.

Items to bring:

-A Yoga Mat or Blanket & Water
-A Journal and pen
-An item to add to the communal altar

*Feel feel to bring a friend!

Looking forward to connecting with All of You!

UPCOMING REIKI IMMERSIONS

HEY THERE NYC!

I’m getting ready to embark on a new adventure- I’m grounding down in Denver for a bit.

Below you will find a list which includes my final Reiki Level I & II Immersion & Certifications in NYC until late August. Both Immersions will take place at a private location in Queens, NY.

Space is Limited!

To register scroll down to the appropriate Immersion and register ASAP!

Looking forward to connecting with you soon.

With Love & Light, Alana

 
Reiki Level I Immersion & Certification Course
Date: Sunday 6/22/14
Time: 9:30am-4:30pm
Location: Private Location in Queens, NYC
Tuition: $200 *Space is limited*reiki4


Reiki Level II Immersion & Certification Course
Date: Sunday 6/29/14
Time: 9:30am-4:30pm
Location: Private Location in Queens, NYC
Tuition: $200 *Space is limited*

Give the Gift of YOU

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“I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something.  Say, instead, that you are doing it. Then fasten your seat belt. The most remarkable things follow.” – Julia Cameron

There’s a song within you, a song that wants to be sung, a poem that wants to be written, a blank canvas that wants to be drenched in color- a true masterpiece in All it’s glory; waiting to be created and only YOU are remarkable enough to create it.

Gone are the days of sitting back and watching the dream pass You by from one season to the next. You know deep down it’s not enough to daydream and dismiss it as a mere fantasy. The dream belongs to YOU and it wants to come alive.

We live in interesting times and it’s safe to say that we’ve all experienced moments in our lives where we have felt the weight of what it means to live an uninspired life. And yet, at our core we know there’s something more, we know the life we have been given, is meant to be expressed in its full potential.

The bottom line is, YOUR dream matters, MY dream matters, OUR collective dream matters. However, Your unique Soul signature is Yours and Yours alone. You are a Creator. You were created in the likeness and image of the Creator Itself. Divine will is Your will. So don’t let the music die within you, don’t let the inner critic censor the words that want to be unleashed onto the page and for goodness sakes- paint EVERYTHING you see, the light… the dark… the joy… the pain… the sorrow… the happiness… and every Beautiful, Blessèd thing in between.

The time is NOW. Let Your creativity and imagination run wild, let the music within You come alive, let Your words dance onto the page- like oil being brushed onto a canvas rich with vibrant color. Your masterpiece awaits, it is a Gift- a Gift that is YOU and it’s waiting to be received.

With Love & Light,

Namaste

Alana

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