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Contemplations on despair, grief, loneliness and aloneness By Swan Michelle “In the path of devotion, absence is not the opposite of presence.” -Krishna Das Good Grief Grief is so incredibly soft and tender. It strikes directly into your pain unannounced, shattering...read more
By Swan Michelle Thank you. I am sorry. I love you. “It is not happiness that makes you grateful but gratefulness that makes you happy.” The Book Of Joy- Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu & The Dalai Lama Revelation is there, right before your very eyes. Go all in....read more
Dedicated To The Graceful Hearted That Face Suffering & Free Fear. By Swan Michelle “Suffering didn’t make me more fearful. It made me more real.” -Walking Each Other Home, Ram Dass Discomfort, shakiness, uncertainty and not...read more
<--BACK TO ALL SWAN TALKS (Click below to hear the full audio version of this blog post)by Swan Michelle“Aging; the party we have all indeed been invited to.” -Mirabai Bush There is something refreshing about mysteries coming out. This is why funerals in...read more
Trauma has been described in our trauma informed portion of our Yoga Teacher Training as “the inability to be present.” Through numerous evidence based studies shown in a Yoga Nidra “Irest” conference at the Sivananda Ashram, I learned trauma has substantially measurable effects on the brain’s function, particularly the brain stem, called the limbic system.read more
Speak kindly to the waiter, to the grocery store clerk, to your children, to your parents, neighbor, peers, loved ones and friends. Belittling those whose values and morals you do not agree with, constantly judging them, purposefully diminishing or separating yourself from them means they will never listen to you.read more
A Soul fire is the spark of the embers of creation itself. It is the drive of life and the Soul’s willful ignition to exist. We’ve all got it. It’s our innate passion to survive, united with the yearning for meaning and endless conviction. No one has more or less of as it as it is the embers of our beginning, the light that never goes out and the force behind our inspiration.read more
In the story of The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy meets many beings on her path whom she seems to not recognize. Her seeking, in studentship, reveals a wealth of teachings. All those who wander are not lost. The map may be more familiar than we currently “think”. There is always an inner teacher within you. It is a Divinely gifted compass.read more
Emotions are related to survival, heightening the sympathetic nervous system. Everything we do can further stabilize or destabilize our emotional health. If attended to, our basic self assists us as adults with healthy emotional responses…read more
Addiction comes in so many forms. Anything from substance abuse, money, success, jealousy, excess, obsessiveness to being needed. This article discusses understanding what the pain body is and how to begin releasing it with gentle guidance using sound therapy, kundalini yoga & meditation.read more
If you can’t forgive yet, then don’t. Look to find it. And let forgiveness show you what to do.
Recently I received correspondence from a person I hadn’t intimately spoken to in a few years that I felt I was very close to. They offered endearing words that somehow tied a bow back onto a broken branch of the heart from a once unified tree between us. The last discussion hadn’t ended bad but it definitely had friction, word throws, differences and core punches.
I think of myself as original as I do you. Originality is my inherent birth right as it is yours. My overarching resolution is to always rest in my origin, to be my inherent nature. I desire this for you. Originality is a voice, not an echo.read more