December Greetings from Jill Case,
Happy Holidays dear friends. I am still in disbelief that yet another year has come and is ending. These times promote reflection and lots of chaotic energy as we buzz around to gatherings and plan for the upcoming year, noting what we did and did not accomplish in the previous one. Recently, I have been realizing my need to love the messiness of life. Although, I want it all to unfold so neat and tidy and for all my stories to have a happy and predictable chapters and endings, all to often I am finding that not to be the case. So much change is happening. The surrendering into the present and loving what is arises practice has provided me such deep peace. The same peace I feel when I step into nature. I can easily see the beauty in nature during this time with leaves scattered about, branches strewn from wind storms, and the wet soggy earth beneath my feet. Isn't part of what we adore so much about the radiance around us the chaos yet uniqueness of it all?
No rainstorms are ever the same, the waves never crash in a predictable pattern, the wildflowers are all distinctive, and the rugged mountains never peak in uniformity. We like nature are not carbon copies nor should our paths replicate each others. In my authenticity I meet my humanness. I don't always have the answers. I don't always pick the path of least resistance. I cannot escape pain. In this we are all the same. And the more I surrender into being out of control and being fully human the more love I am finding for all. I believe this to be the path of the heart. When we are in the heart space we can truly attune to each other and support each other in our paths without feeling like we are in competition. There is no competition if the game is to just be yourself as best as you can. We can all let down our hair, put on our sweatpants and relax a little more at what we deem as imperfection around us. We can take a deeper breathe and let the pressure off to to the "standard."
It all looks disorganized but just like the mad professor with stacks of papers all around in organized chaos that only he knows, I think the One looks at our chaos and sees the perfection of each stroke of our life creating the masterpiece of our expression of this journey. The chaos of you and the chaos of me together makes up the perfect order in the beauty we see all around us. There is far more brilliance in a forest than in one tree. Yet each tree possess its own magnifiance no less precious than the forest. When I can stop and feel this truth I can see you as another me and me as another you, unity in diversity. May you love your messy parts and may we all embrace the gift of being human together!
Much love during this holiday season and into the new year for you all!
"My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together."
Here are some events I hope to share with you:
Journey Within: Find your Truth using Astrology Series:
Register at YoYo Yogi
Moon Watchers 1st Tuesday Community Gatherings
These are crazy, transformational times and we need each other! I want to have a more regular time to gather together, talk about the astrology of the times, and share our experiences and support each other! Every 1st Tuesday, we will gather in the conference room at YoYo Yogi at 7:15pm. Bring your chart, tea, your questions, or just bring you! No astrology experience needed.
Kick off Gathering: Tuesday, January 5th at 7:15pm
More details here.
I am writing a weekly astrology reflection on my website to share the teachings that I feel can help support all of us with what is going on out there! Check it out here. I hope you will find it inspirational and that you will feel at home knowing that we are all in this together!
Schedule Change-YoYo Yogi
Date TBD but in January my Saturday 8:15am Hot Soul Flow class will be changed to my 360 Soul-Full Flow in the non-heated studio at 8:30am. Those of your not so fond of the heated yoga can now hopefully join me! My current schedule can be found here.
Save the date: Posture Clinic: Bow Pose and other Backbends, Saturday 2/6 @YoYo Yogi
Kate Saul and I are leading a series of posture clinics at YoYo Yogi to help you deepen your practice. These clinics dive deep into a posture or posture family so you can align and refine! Learn how to feel better in your body! Lots of tools and options given so all levels welcome!
New Aromatherapy Offerings
I just created "Spirit Lift", "Sweet Slumber" and "Liquid Sunshine" to support us through these crazy times. My aromatherapy can be purchased at YoYo Yogi and on my website.
"Spirit Lift": Brighten yourself, feel grateful to be alive, rejuvenate
"Liquid Sunshine": Find the warmth within you, feel more awake and optimistic
"Sweet Slumber Pillow Spray": Ease your body and mind to drift off sweetly
Much love and Happy Holiday from Jill!!