Who do you say I am?

On Sunday at the Yoga Sanctuary, we began to explore Henri Nouwen’s book, Life of The Beloved. The main point of the book is found on page 30 where he states, “Our many conversations led me to the inner conviction that the words, “You are my Beloved” revealed the most intimate truth about all human beings, whether they belong to any particular (religious) tradition or not.”

As each person shared about their unique experience of the divine, something within and something that is greater than, we each had different words to describe this great mystery. We had different words to describe our relationship to the great mystery. We had different feelings about being called the Beloved.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, I remembered Jesus’ words to Peter, ” Who do you say that I am?” This question guided my time in contemplation. I began to answer the question:

Guide. Dream shaper. Whisper. Nudge. Mother Earth.

Then, I began to think of all the religious words I have used in the past to see if they fit my experience and they no longer applied, so I began to dig deeper….

Wisdom. Strength. Love. Spirit. Flow. Compassion. Gift.

What I felt deep in my soul is that this question is one of the guides for living a spiritual life no matter what tradition you practice or if you are spiritually fluid, blending religious traditions into your own unique expression. “Who do you say I am?”

For me, the most honest word is Teacher.

Nouwen’s book offers us an invitation to put words to our spiritual journey, to articulate what we feel in the presence of the divine, what she looks & sounds like, who she calls us to be, how we would describe our relationship with her. He asks us to have the courage to share our experiences with others.

As you share your unique experience, I grow and expand in my own understanding of this great mystery.

Join us at The Yoga Sanctuary, Sunday’s at 10am.

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Practicing Nonviolent Communication at the Yoga Sanctuary

Speech is a spiritual practice.

We need a safe space to practice.

Come to the Yoga Sanctuary where you will be invited to practice speaking your truth. We will establish communication agreements & you will always have the option to pass or pass for now.

Yoga Sanctuary

Sunday’s 10am-11:30am

October 20-November 17th

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Life is an embodied experience.

We experience life through the vehicle of our bodies.

Our bodies store the thoughts & emotions related to every experience we have.

It makes sense that in order to experience personal transformation, the body is a starting place.

B. K. S. Iyengar said that knowing God is within, we care for the needs of the body. how we care for our bodies becomes the model for how we “care for the entire Kingdom if God.”

Come to the Yoga Sanctuary to care for your body, mind, and spirit, so that you experience how to care for the Kingdom of God.

October 20- November 17th 2019

10am-11:30am

5 Sunday’s

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Why study a sacred text in a yoga practice?

Each of us hears things differently. We bring past experiences, present feelings, and longings for the future that influence how we interpret what we hear.

Join Yoga Sanctuary as we explore Henri Nouwen’s Life of the Beloved a text written with the intent to include everyone in exploring the spiritual life.

October 20- November 17th

Sunday’s at 10am

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Inclusive Spiritual Gatherings

Come Center yourself in yoga & meditation.

Come for an intimate relationship with your body, mind, & spirit.

Come expand beyond “me” to include “we.”

Come hear the Other as a radical act of Inclusivity.

Come join us at The Yoga Sanctuary.

October 20, 2019 10am-11:30am

We will meet for 5 Sunday’s.

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Yoga is an Inclusive Spiritual Practice

Looking for a spiritual practice that is inclusive? Want to join a community that encourages you to be the best you can be supporting you in your spiritual journey no matter your religious tradition?

Join us at the Yoga Sanctuary.

Register for the first gathering on October 20, 2019 at omzyoga.com

You will be asked to make a donation of $10-$20.

10% goes to support the work on OMZ yoga.

10% goes to support Yoga Sanctuary.

80% goes to Voices Awake.

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