Education, mayan calendar, The New Story

The Trecena of Noj: 13 Days of Earth Wisdom & Ideas

Last Thursday, the Maya here in the western highlands of Guatemala celebrated Wajshakib Batz, 8 B'atz, which is the beginning of the new two hundred sixty day cycle. So, we are only just beginning. Again. On Sunday, I interpreted a Mayan Fire Ceremony for a small group, alongside the spiritual guide, Thomas and he also brought… Continue reading The Trecena of Noj: 13 Days of Earth Wisdom & Ideas

Education, Interbeing, Karma yoga, Living from the Heart, New Paradigm in Practice

Earth Heart

I had just fallen asleep when the earth shook. An 8.0 magnitude earthquake had hit the coastline of southern Mexico, and we felt it here at Lake Atitlan in Guatemalan highlands several hundred of kilometers away. My husband and I jumped out of bed, looked at each other, deer in headlights. I always think they… Continue reading Earth Heart

Education, Interbeing, New Paradigm in Practice, Power, The New Story

I Speak for the Lake

“One of my favorite subjects of contemplation is this question: Since death is certain, but the time of death is uncertain, what is the most important thing?" Pema Chodron Health is the most important thing. Health as in balance, vitality, proper use of energy. Right action. Wisdom. Our health, in the larger sense of where… Continue reading I Speak for the Lake

chakras, Connecting, Hatha Yoga Practice, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

The Earth-plane: 6 Ways to Ground Your Root Chakra

Where on Earth are You? Feel where your body connects to the planet. Feel how gravity is grounding you to Mother Earth. Breathe in a sense of belonging and of being completely right where you are. Our chakras, according to Swami Saradananda‘s wonderful guidebook, Chakra Meditation, are “seven focal points of radiant power, or vital… Continue reading The Earth-plane: 6 Ways to Ground Your Root Chakra

Education, Guatemala, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

It’s Easy Being Green: 10 Powerful, Visual Reminders

Over the years, I’ve become increasingly conscious of the impact of my lifestyle on the planet. Many of us have,  yet we hear of the devastation of climate change, see the images of melting ice caps and dead whales with plastic-filled stomachs and are forced to wonder. Will our efforts be enough? Here in Guatemala,… Continue reading It’s Easy Being Green: 10 Powerful, Visual Reminders