26 Jul AUGUST – INTENTION OF THE MONTH BY SHIRA HESS
Yoga teacher and sound expert Shira Hess shares a reflection and a thought for the month ahead. Let this be an invitation to pause and contemplate your intentions for the coming days.
I have been thinking about belonging.
I recently visited family and friends in the place I left nearly three decades ago. Although I have been to visit many times over the years, for some reason this trip I came back questioning my sense of belonging. I came back very aware that that which I left is no longer home and it unsettled my notion of what home is.
Disorienting as it felt for a moment, it also felt good to step out of my routines and comforts and rattle a little my sense of self and belonging. It was a reminder, as Mooji said that:
“You don’t belong to anything. You don’t belong to anyone. Just Be. Feel your Being first and foremost and don’t compare or compete. Just Be your Being”.
I love that, don’t compare or compete. Just Be your Being. This is the intention for the month, and a lifelong practice…
The wonderful poet David Whyte wrote this, which feels so potent and precise:
This is the bright home in which I live
This is where I ask my friends to come
This is where I want to love all the things it has taken me so long to learn to love
This is the temple of my adult aloneness
And I belong to that aloneness, like I belong to my life
There is no house like the house of belonging
So I invite you to my house of belonging this Friday, July 29 for a sound bath to just Be. Not belonging to anything or anyone. Just Being. Alone and together.
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We also host a monthly New Moon Gong Bath with Shira. The next one is coming up this
Friday, July 29
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The new moon symbolises new beginnings and is an optimal time to reflect on and reset our intentions. In these events, we harness the power of sound to pierce through any resistance, inertia, stress or anxiety and release that which is burdensome.