"All who have been touched by beauty
are touched by sorrow at its passing."
~ Louise Cordana ~
When I FINALLY arrived at the age of 21, I was so relieved. I had managed to suffer through the gradual passage of time and now I was an adult! I spent a year smiling, prancing, and celebrating my achievement. As the years passed and I navigated the trials of a life well lived, it never occurred to me that I was aging.
Fast forward to today...35 years later...and I find myself at a very strange juncture. My mother died three years ago, and my father died this February at almost 97 years old. Here I am, the surviving member of my small family, with the daunting and surprising title of Elder. I still bound out of bed in the morning and hang upside down in the afternoon, but I seem to have taken on a different role in my world.
The story of the above photo strangely ties into my journey. I took it at 3am in Nicaragua on January 29, 2018. I just woke up, and streaming into my room was the most ethereal light. It drew me onto the porch and I began to take photos of the dreamiest moonscape I had ever seen. I felt so lucky as I knew that I would be traveling during the height of the Blood Blue Moon and would not see it in its glory.
When I returned home, I was immediately called to my father's bedside and remained with him until he died. Once I began to spread the news of his death, I was not only supported by my circle of loved ones but was surprised to learn that in a 5 week span, 4 other friends and had also lost their fathers who were all over the age of 90. Hmmm, I said to myself. What about this breathtaking moon do I need to know? At that moment, my psychic friend Maureen sent me an article about the Blood Blue Moon and this is what it said:
"Seeing as this Blood Blue Moon falls in the fire sign of Leo, it is really going to be guiding us to take charge of our lives and to step into that role of being the King or Queen of our jungle."
~ Tanaaz ~
Whether you enjoy weaving information into spiritual explanations or you just like gazing at the moon, it is still fun to acknowledge synergy and allow it to suggest new paths and encourage a new sense of belonging. I plan to jump into my new role as Queen of my jungle....and I hope you are inspired to do the same!
Speaking of jungles, I am leading two yoga retreats this year (Guatemala, Mexico) in two tropical paradises and you are all invited! I have also begun a monthly scoliosis workshop at my home studio. I hope that you will join me someday, somewhere, so that we can laugh, dance, travel, and explore yoga together. Please read on to see the offerings of 2018.