I have some exciting news to share with you!
I just found out that I got a scholarship to Naropa’s Master of Divinity Program starting this Fall! I’ll be deepening my skills in providing spiritual comfort - and receiving some too! This unexpected gift is an affirmation that I'm on the right path.
I’ve been on a spiritual path since 2002, taking trainings here and there, reaching around in the dark figuring out this part and that part of myself. This has been a process of clarifying my own personal spiritual beliefs and discovering how I can be the most potent in my service to the world.
The question of potency drove me to try, engage, and eliminate many different pathways: I created mantra albums, and realized that my heart is in the creativity not in the fundraising, booking, touring, promotion, and publicity that surrounds it.
I interned as a kundalini teacher trainer and discovered that there were truths inside my heart that were different from the teachings of the lineage. With the highest respect for the lineage, I stepped away.
I stepped into the role of pop musician, playing one of the biggest festival circuits, even opening for Wiz Khalifa, only to realize that the exhilaration of performance didn’t compare to the peace and spiritual nourishment of teaching and healing work.
After this process of elimination came the opportunity to study at Naropa, and it felt like a no-brainer. I heard my heart saying "this-a-way!"
I wanted to share all of this with you to show that there isn't one specific pathway toward realizing your inherent gifts. And it's okay to choose differently when you feel in your heart that it's time to make a change. Yeah, it's not as safe-feeling to embrace an unspoken, inner wisdom. But that's the purpose of spiritual practices and lineages - to give you a foundation to step out and express your own wisdom.
These next few weeks I’m packing up for our move to Colorado. As a seventh-generation Texan, I’m finding it hard to let go of this land, so I ask for your well wishes and prayers as I make a big change!
Thank you for the love, support, and prayers!
Is the heat starting to get the best of you? Maybe you’re feeling overheated, prone toward anger, or just damn hot!
Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a way to cool down and beat the heat from inside your body?
Well, there is a magical breath that does just that! It’s called sitali pranayam!
Below you’ll find a guided practice of this heat-reducing breath. Do it 5 minutes each day for one week and be amazed by your transformation!
I’d love to hear from you! Please let me know how you felt after trying this practice in the comments below!
Hi! I'm Robin - Teacher, Singer, & Author. I love creativity & sharing what I love!