Love Alchemy Drinking the Lotus Yoga Playlist

    Name Time Album Artist

1 Embrace 5:40 The Rise of Downtempo Dub Sutra
2 Anandoham 5:34 Echoes of Devotion Janet Stone & DJ Drez
3 So High 4:46 4am: Plum Mood DJ Drez
4 Flip Ya Lid 5:24 In a Space Outta Sound Nightmares On Wax
5 Memphis Happiness 3:53 The Dub Revolutionaries (Sly & Ro… Sly & Robbie & The Mad Professor
6 Om Mani Padme Hum (feat. Eddie… 7:07 Dreaming in Sanskrit Marti Nikko & DJ Drez
7 High Low (feat. Zap Mama) [Acous… 4:03 All Rebel Rockers (Bonus Track V… Michael Franti & Spearhead
8 This is the Day 8:43 Kirtronica (with Ananda) Jaya Lakshmi
9 But I Feel Good 5:19 Lovebox Groove Armada
10 its your thing (Out of Sight) 2:49 Chick Flicks The Sequel The Isley Brothers
11 Harvest Moon 6:09 Pacific Standard Time Poolside
12 Maha Devi (feat. Domonic Dean Br… 4:00 Dreaming in Sanskrit Marti Nikko & DJ Drez
13 Lakshmi Mantra 8:20 Saraswati Dreams Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda
14 Wahine ‘Ilikea 4:33 Dave to Jen Dennis Kamakahi
15 Om Tare Crazy 8:42 Lovelution Jim Beckwith
16 Calm 2:15 Music For Yoga Jim Beckwith
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Happiness Advice at Divinitree Santa Cruz

Yoga frees you
from the drama,
the tragedy, the saga
your mind creates and allows you to
experience your True Joyful Self
-Book 1 Verses. 2 & 3 of the Yoga Sutras, Alberto Villoldo author of Yoga Power and Spirit

“At times I have felt defeated by life.

All I ever wanted was to be peaceful, happy, and free. I went about attaining it by deconstructing myself and my life and seeking spirituality to bring about peace and happiness. With spirituality figured out and practiced daily I waited for the immediate result that failed to appear. It wasn’t until some years later that I realized I was attempting to cheat the system. I was trying to become enlightened to see the light. Unfortunately that’s not how life works, you cannot get the answers to life’s challenges in advance. The act of waiting for happiness to be happy, or “happiness procrastination” as I refer to it, can be paralyzing. If we have a prerequisite of a certain condition taking place to facilitate happiness then we’ll always be waiting as opposed to being happy in the moment. If we fool ourselves into believing that we have to understand the reasons why we’re unhappy, the result will be getting stuck in that state of unhappiness. Instead focus on forgiving the past without over intellectualizing it and bypass your way into the present.”

NUMBER 1 ADVICE ON LIVING A HAPPIER LIFE?

Be Present. Live from the heart of compassion. The Alchemy of Love.

OM WITH PADMA MUDRA

Bring your hands to prayer. Keep the heels of your hands together along with the thumbs and little fingers; blossom open the three middle fingers of each hand. Lotus (Padma) Mudra invokes a feeling of expansiveness and love in the heart. Repeat three times.

THE AWAKENING BY RUMI – READ IN SAVANNA

In the early dawn of happiness
you gave me three kisses
so that I would wake up
to this moment of love

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Cactus Medicine

Medicine is everywhere, even in those situations or people that on the outside appear a bit more prickly. Soften your perspective. Instead of running away, lean in gently. Lead with love.

#Cactus ceremonies are held today for the same reasons as ever: to cure illnesses of a spiritual, emotional, or physical nature; to ensure success in one’s ventures; to rekindle love and enthusiasm for life; and to experience the world as divine.”

cactus love silvia

Lens: Jim Beckwith Loretto Mexico

Circle Around to Begin Again

“Everything the Power of the World does is done in a CIRCLE. The sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours. The sun comes forth and goes down again in a circle. The moon does the same, and both are round. Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing and always come back where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.”  – Circle Of Life by Black Elk, Oglala Sioux

Why ‪#‎boatpose‬? Because ‪#‎navasana‬ reminds me of our nature of creating energetic circles. Beginning. Middle. End. And we begin again.

Today begin the breath anew. Treat others from the heart of compassion as if we were all interconnected, sharing the same planet. Exhale life to the trees around us as we inhale the oxygen they give to sustain us. A continuous cycle. A circle.

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‪#‎loveyourmother‬ ‪#‎gaia‬ ‪#‎onelove‬

📷 ‪#‎Bali‬ ‪#‎Ubud‬ by Jim Beckwith Music

Real Life is Messy

Real life. A little messy.

I wouldn’t want it any other way. I am in love with imperfect people. My favorite moments are when I’m unshowered, or first wake up in the morning or after 24 hour travel days.

I relate easiest to rumpled people who aren’t afraid to show me what they look like when they cry ugly. My fellow travelers who wear the same three outfits for three months. The natural fashionistas who make magic with two scarves and a hat. You are beautiful to me after you’ve danced wildly for an hour and are not just “glowing” but are sweaty with sticky clothes. I am so happy together when we eat with pure joy and I see little bits fall on your lap. I appreciate people who gobble up cookies or ice cream and aren’t afraid to wear some around the corners of their mouth. Honestly, your messiest side is what I like most about you. 

Confident in the Power of Light and Love

Today I wake up to an ‪#‎EndlessSummer‬
Filled with ‪#‎Gratitude‬ for the responsibility of this blessing.
Letting go of expectations yet confident in the power of Light & Love to regenerate.

I see You. 
I know you can see me if I live from that place of Illumination. 

We are, after all, sisters and brothers protected by love in the Temple of the heart. Infinite in its Kind power of compassion.

We live inside out from our Namaste.

Lens: ‪#‎Bali‬ by Jim Beckwith ‪#‎JimBeckwithMusic‬ ‪#‎womanpoetry‬ ‪#‎writer‬‪#‎travel‬ ‪#‎love‬ ‪#‎adventure‬ ‪#‎wanderlust‬ ‪#‎Alchemy‬

namaste bali