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Embodying Sahasrara

Are you feeling your schedule ramp up? My mind is spinning with all the plates--but they're all good plates!

It's times like this I try to step it up a bit. Not do more--rather, see it all from a higher perspective. I have to remind myself that it all will get done, and if it doesn't, it'll be ok. My eyes must stay on the prize of being present, enjoying my loved ones and finding meaning in my work.

This is what I consider embodying Sahasrara, the crown chakra.

Embodying Sahasrara is also about cultivating a connection to Source through prayer, ritual, gratitude, and service. It’s about seeing divine lessons everywhere, and you know they are there for your growth and expansion–but it doesn't make them easy. Or even clear!


Not too long ago I learned a divine lesson in a surprising way. It was in service to the unhoused here in Austin. Because I have a heart for the homeless, that’s where I tend to focus my service and charity. Every other month my son, Nate, and I drive a Loaves and Fishes truck around Austin, stopping at homeless encampments, shelters, and public housing delivering food and clothing to others who could use these services. We love the work, but this one time it was extra challenging, not because of who we were serving, but because of who was serving with us! (Hear the whole story on this week's Jess on the Mountain podcast, episode 21.)


Suffice it to say, close up the issue was one thing. From a 30,000 foot Sahasrara view, it was completely another. The higher view gave me a glimpse at the divine wink, which saved the whole experience from utter frustration and annoyance.


Keeping a higher perspective does get easier with practice. Perhaps I'm biased, but I think yoga and meditation are great ways to stay out of the muck and in the sunshine.

Speaking of which, I hope you join me for some sunshine Chakra Flow yoga at Free Day of Yoga! Labor Day Monday is an Austin-wide celebration of yoga, where teachers and studios all over town will open their doors and invite you in for free classes. I'll be at the Waterloo Greenway Moody Amphitheater at 9am, and I'd LOVE to see you there! September 4 is also the day I'm opening registration for Back to the Mat OYM Boot Camp. So save September 11-17 for some bootie-kickin' good-for-ya yoga practices every day. Who didn't lose track of their mat over the summer? Time to dust it off and get dedicated again. You know you'll feel better and show up better for your loved ones. Registration opens September 4!

And one more thing--Monday Morning Yoga classes start up again September 11. So if you're in the area, come back to the mat in person at the Circle C Community Center. It's all-levels, one hour, donation-based, darn good yoga with really great people. And the space is lovely!


So many chances to roll out our mats together--I'm exceedingly grateful!


May you keep your consciousness Sahasrara high, and your feet planted steadily on your mat.

Much love

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