Saturday, April 2, 2011
Compassion in Action, Devotion in Motion
This past week I have felt like one, big, exposed, raw nerve. After an intense weekend with lovely friends, which included YogaDance and Kundalini yoga, my body and spirit were in need of some serious restorative time. A great deal had apparently been brought up and out for transmutation. It took a good two days or so before I came back to homeostasis.
The way I have been feeling humorously reminded me of the above episode of Ren & Stimpy. Ren has a horrible toothache and the cartoon painfully portrays his stinky, throbbing mouth and naked nerve endings.
In the midst of my sensitive state, I still had to maintain may daily routines. Working with the students in the afternoons was quite remarkable as I attempted to keep my peaceful center among the cacophony and crass attitudes of 40+ kids in a busy martial arts classroom. Oy!
Other sights, sounds, personalities, and experiences have touched my sensitive state as well. It's been a week of reflection and continual self adjustment.
*Craving* spiritual solitude and insight, in addition to physical renewal, and soul clarity, I am pleased to end the week with an evening of Kirtan. In the presence of my beautiful teacher, Laurel, and her talented husband, Dan, tonight I will gather in satsang with fellow devotees on the path of enlightenment.
Our evening will center around the Ramayana ~ and we will be singing chants for Sita, Ram, and Hanuman. (Hanuman! One of my favorites!) Hanuman represents ultimate devotion. You can read his story here.
And, if nothing else ~ and in spite of my raw-nerve state ~ I can confidently say that I am devoted to the process....the ongoing (and sometimes arduous) process of waking up to my True Divine Self.
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Here's a link that will take you to MC Yogi's version of a great song for Hanuman. :)