it’s monday (a list)…

1. i’m so happy to be visiting with an aussie and two lovely ladies from korea (with  more to come!) at the burn magazine beach house workshop i’m running this week…

2. i so loved primary series at ashtanga yesterday morning…sundays are so, so special..and it sets the tone for my whole week

3. tomorrow we take little duncan doggie for his first cancer treatment…keep him in your thoughts, please

4. i didn’t do any creating this weekend, but i did spend some good quality time with and enjoyed brownies and guacamole with the divine miss tricia on saturday…

5. it is unseasonably cold here, but that means i get to enjoy wearing colorful hand-knit leg warmers, my favorite raspberry colored knit hat, and super-soft long sweaters (a few of my favorite things!) early this year…

and

6. swirly has anointed me as a book fairy! (see the cute little button over there on the right!) so keep your eyes out OBX lovelies…

~love~

you are lovely…

Sometimes it is necessary
to reteach a thing of its loveliness,
to put a hand on the brow of the flower
and retell it in words and in touch
“You are lovely …. You are lovely”
Until it flowers again from within of self-blessing.

~ american poet Galway Kinnel (via the gypsy girl)

i was reading an anusara yoga book last night and in it john friend describes his feeling about the purpose of yoga. yoga is about reconnecting us with our true nature ~ our divine nature ~ and reminds us that we are all one, intimately interwoven. in my reading last night, john friend took this idea even further. not only are we divine and made in the image of the divine, but in a kind of playful twist, our true nature has intentionally been hidden from us…so that again and again the divine can experience the joy and excitement of us rediscovering ourselves…

to experience us flowering again from within of self-blessing.

{contented sigh} lovely.