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Friday, Dec 01, 2017 A Message from Marydale – December 2017


As the days turn into weeks, the weeks into years, and the years into decades, life continues to expand with or without our permission. We are constantly being challenged to stay in integrity with our truth, to be transparent, to live in love, to do the best we can each and every day in spite of circumstance, and to love ceaselessly – one and all. A very tall order for most, if not all, of us. Yet there is nothing within these criteria that is out of the ordinary for one who embraces life as a yogi.

A case in point has been the extraordinary year of 2017, with the countless unforeseen changes that it has brought. It seems we are all being stretched with ups and downs, confusion, chaos, growth, rude awakenings, honesty, dishonesty, assault, degradation, glimpses of our “new normal,” and the call to be tenacious in our commitment to create the life we love in spite of all the outside turmoil of a world gone mad.

Alas, this is the most opportune time for us to rise above the fray and determine, breath by breath, to stay awake and aware of the majesty and Grace that abounds constantly throughout this exquisite world of ours. To remind ourselves often that our perspective is our perspective and we have, within our birthright, the ability to choose happiness, joy, and love, in spite of circumstance and overwhelming odds indicating demise.

So, as 2017 winds down, be reminded that at its very root is the number one (2+0+1+7=10 and 1+0=1), which is the first number that births all others. Fundamentally, it symbolizes the Om – the first breath of the Universe, I AM, the very name of God.

Therefore, 2017 has been a new beginning that has brought with it tremendous change to support new life, a better, stronger, healthier, world, a separation of the wheat from the chaff. Don’t be fooled by the surface of all that has come to pass, but rather be determined to know that, like the earth burning out a forest to create new, healthier, stronger life, so we, too, shall be brought to a brighter world once the ash settles.

Please know that through it all we have shared months of expansion and growth upon our mats. We have come together to gain confidence, clarity, hope, and determination. Our ongoing persistence to our yoga practice has made each of us better equipped to rise above all the fray and, indeed, love our way into a brighter day.

I honor you and have been deeply blessed to share the path with you throughout this year. May your life continue to be blessed with the presence of the Divine in all you do and may you continue to move into your highest possible good day after day after day. Thank you for being you.

Happy, healthy, and loving holidays to you and yours!

Love, Love, Love,

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“Human birth is a great privilege. Use every moment as an opportunity to advance in your spiritual journey. Live your life intelligently and use your mind skillfully. Observe the play of the mind indifferently. Whatever happens, remain detached. By practicing discipline in our lives, we can easily achieve success.”

Paramahamsa Prajnanananda