I am grateful to have experienced my first sweat lodge, interestingly enough the hours and days after this image kept coming to mind. It occurred to me that it was an image I had created in Soul Collage a few years prior to the sweat lodge. Perhaps better than words this image can express what I experienced in the lodge.
It was dark, then there was light, it was hot, then there was a cooling, a calming, there was smoke, then there was a glow, I was alone, then I was joined by others, it was quiet, then there were voices calling, guiding, singing, laughing.
Thank you to Sacred Groves: https://sacredgroves.com/ for providing the space and for bringing me into my vision, my image.
Thank you to New Moon Rising and Loretta Young for helping to awaken the energy within
Proprioception: The ability to sense stimuli arising within the body regarding position, motion, and equilibrium. Even if a person is blindfolded, he or she knows through proprioception if an arm is above the head or hanging by the side of the body. The sense of proprioception is disturbed in many neurological disorders. It can sometimes be improved through the use of sensory integration therapy, a type of specialized occupational therapy.
There is a lot of information available on this, today in Strength, Stretch and Balance yoga class we discussed Proprioception in relation to balance, ease of breath, movement through energy, a calm mind, body and Spirit.
Recently we held a local event 5 wishes 5 wines a conversation shared with wine tasting and an opportunity to look at an advance directive created by the non-profit, Aging with Dignity: http://www.agingwithdignity.org The document is described as “the living will with heart and soul.”
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