We are at the tail end of Sunday's powerful full moon putting an exclamation point at the end of April. And, according to my friends at the PowerPath.com, "the equivalent of an eclipse." Now is a powerful time to do some letting go and releasing with Archangel Michael. This month's focus archangel of the month is Archangel Sandalphon with, gentleness. This month, Archangel Sandalphon would like us to rediscover ease in the way we go about our daily lives. Some may call this grace and that true, but's it's also about being aware of how you approach your life. According to the Free Dictionary.com, gentleness is both a quality and an action, "the quality of being kind, tender, or mild-mannered, or softness of action or effect; lightness." Quality can be cultivated and how we act can be a decision. For this month it's all about you how you talk to yourself and others and how to cultivate that quality of gentleness in everything that you do. Just bringing your awareness to it will help. Even when we are empowered and powerful we can do so with a quality of gentleness.
This week the angels would like us to focus on grace and allowing that incredible energy of love to flow through you, lifting everything. Allow grace to lift your energy, your vision and all your interactions this week, then watch and experience the incredible flow. One of the most powerful ways that I know of to get back in touch with grace is through meditation and finding gratitude for at least one thing every day. Archangel Haniel is the archangel to call on when seeking that graceful energy and she is wonderful at helping us stay grounded in the process. Archangel Sandalphon is the archangel of answered prayers, music, and gentleness so don't be surprised this month if you have a lot of songs being played in your head. Don’t forget to look for messages in the music.
Please see my announcements below, Ladies Healing Day coming up on May 19th and also there’s a wonderful volunteer opportunity with Hospice at New Song.
Have a great week everyone, I'm sending you good vibes!
(This is from Susan Leahey who is a volunteer with New Song Center for Grieving Children and has been with this program for almost two years.)
Volunteer Opportunities with New Song Center for Grieving Children
New Song Center for Grieving Children, a program of Hospice of the Valley, offers confidential ongoing grief support groups for children ages 5-17, young adults ages 18-25 and adult caregivers. New Song is a volunteer-based organization that conducts support groups at six locations in Maricopa County. The Avondale location continues to grow and we are recruiting additional volunteer facilitators to meet the demand for our services in the West Valley. This support group meets from 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. every other Tuesday evening at First Southern Baptist Church, 1001 N. Central Ave., Avondale 85323. Volunteers complete a 22-hour training program at Hospice of the Valley Administrative Offices, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix 85014.
The next 2018 training sessions are Saturday August 18 from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday August 20 and Thursday August 23 from 5:30-9:00 p.m., and Saturday August 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please visit www.newsongcenter.org to complete the New Song Center volunteer application or for more information. You can also contact the Volunteer Coordinator Gary Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 602-776-6803.
PEPPERMINT is one the oldest European herbs that was used therapeutically and historical accounts date back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Japanese folk medicine. In ancient Greece it was used in funerary rites to offset the smell of the body decomposition and in the Bible, mint along with other herbs was to be given as a tithe to the Lord demonstrating the value of its time. Its most widely discovery was in the 17th Century.
Peppermint Oil should be steam distilled from the plant’s leaves, and a multitude of therapeutic uses. Its well known for its anti-nausea benefits, soothing muscles, soothing the colon and gastric lining, and easing headaches. It has an intense aroma that gives a stimulating and invigorating sensation. It aids in giving the mind clarity and gives a cooling sensation on the body when applied. It has been shown to have antimicrobial properties. Its chief compound, menthol has local anesthetic properties and reduces throat irritations. It is similar to cayenne pepper in that it stimulates heat sensors without actually changing the body temperature providing a cooling effect.
As you can see, Peppermint Essential Oil has a plethora of uses! And, Edna Valley Lavender only offers a highly therapeutic Organic Peppermint Essential Oil! We recommend daily putting 1 drop of our Organic Peppermint Oil in any of your favorite drinks, for aid of your digestive system and awesome flavor! Until next month, enjoy, experience and experiment this fantastic essential oil!
One of the reasons I love teaching children’s yoga and kids camp is because yoga at its core, is experiential.
The practice must be lived. Children animate just about everything. As a children’s yoga teacher you get the unique perspective of experiencing first hand the excitement in their faces while practicing asana and pranayama.
You watch fear dissolve, courage emerge and self confidence build over a matter of weeks. The transformation is almost immediate. The laughter is contagious. Seriousness is outlawed. Learning yoga through songs, games, role playing, and storytelling is captivating and fun.
When I teach, I can vividly see a younger version of myself in the children. The life lessons I wish I learned, I can now impart to them. In so many ways it’s a do over for me.
Worthy of note, when I teach adult classes, I do not get on the floor with the students. I walk around the room looking for alignment queues and points of reference. Yet with children, I am learning through the eyes of a child by experiencing yoga as a child does and it is invigorating, new and uplifting. This vocation has made me a better teacher and human being. In my opinion, there is no higher calling.
Dr. Julian Wyatt
Dr. Wyatt will be one of our Ignite Yoga Kids Summer Camp teachers!
Click here for more details about Kids Summer Camp and to reserve your spot early!
At Ignite Yoga, we believe that yoga is for everyone–For people of all ages and all walks of life.