A special message for my South San Mateo Coast community, and all those impacted by California's historic wildfires.
My dear friends,
How are you doing?! I have been trying to connect with as many of you as I can. If we haven't connected, please drop me a line when you have a chance and let me know how you are doing.
Jim and I are okay. We were in the Sierras on vacation when the storms came through and didn't learn of the fires until we came back onto the grid on Wednesday. We cut the trip short, came home, and evacuated with the rest of you on Thursday. The chickens, our other two cars, and a few belongings are being cared for by a wonderfully kind new friend on Skyline near Half Moon Bay. We are gratefully living in Mitzi (our Vanagon), which is currently parked in a friend's driveway in Menlo Park.
So it will be awhile before I am able to offer yoga again. I have not done any asana for several days, relying on the grounding meditation practice that we have done over and over and over again to keep me centered and present. I hope you will join me in spirit.
Many of you are far more spiritually mature than I am, so I can only offer this. Patanjali (our sacred yoga sage) has guidance for us during times like these (especially on social media!). There are those who will handle today's uncertainty better than you. Take hope and inspiration from them. There are some who will not handle it as well. Offer them compassion; perhaps a virtual hug. And of course, take care of yourself. Our community, California, and beyond, need our loving and present leadership more than ever.
This is what we have been practicing for.
I hold all of you in my heart and in my prayers.
My intent with this blog is to share the learnings and resources that have been the most helpful to me on my journey to my highest self, with the hope that you find them to be helpful, too!