Come to the edge, Life said.
They said: We are afraid.
Come to the edge, Life said.
They came. It pushed them... And they flew.
On Playing the Edge..
This is an important principle of yoga practice.
There are valid reasons for fearing your edge - danger lurks there. But so does growth. If fear prevents you from playing your edge, that same fear is preventing you from learning, from progressing, from developing your full potential.
In yoga the edge is the place of CHALLENGE and CHANGE. It may be high; it may be scary; but it is NECESSARY. There are many kinds of edges: there is the physical there is the emotional edge, beyond which tears and laughter blossom; there is the psychological edge, beyond which psychosis may erupt; there is the spiritual edge, beyond which freedom is found.
"Come to the edge, Life said.
They came. It pushed them... And they flew".
...for there are times when emotionally we need to be pushed over the edge. When fear prevents our opening, when we are afraid to love or afraid to be angry, we avoid the edges. When our teacher knows us better than we know ourselves, and pushes us over the emotional edge, the fear is shattered and our hearts are free to love, free to anger, free to express the emotions we repressed. The shock and joy of this sudden freedom from fear is expressed in joyous tears and uncontrolled laughter. We fly. *Poem adapted from Christopher Logue.
*Words shared and adapted from Bernie Clark Yin Yoga.
Dedicated to all students of yoga, who show up to class each week and in their own way face or consider their edges. To the courageous ones that help show the way. To the power of group classes where we support each other at the tumultuous edge.
Where are you playing the edge on the mat or in life at the moment?
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I had a little boy from Mexico help me to spell words for the Spanish I was teaching the class. I was shocked when he couldn't spell them right, but then I realized he was in second grade. He knew how to spell in Spanish as well as the other second graders knew how to spell in English.
We can learn about God, faith, and religion from many people around us. Let us be discerning about who we see as experts. May we remember that people will see us as experts merely because we profess a certain belief. It's a responsibility we should strive to live up to.
That’s right, the spotlight this week is on #ESCAlumni ! Stick around to hear from folks who spent time in our programs around the country, and see where a #YearOfService has taken them!
Our alums are continuing to impact their #communities soon (and long) after they move on from our programs. You can, too!
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This verse is speaking about our savior Jesus. The one who would come to die for our sins. Among the names he will be known as is EVERLASTING FATHER. Thus the verse is saying that Jesus IS the father. Therefore a triune God is not possible. This verse contradicts that idea of a three in one God, since Jesus himself will be known as everlasting father. There is only one God. He does not exist in three persons. The Father, the Son and Holy Spirit are just different manifestations of God. Just like when God talks through the burning Bush, talks through the angel of the Lord, and even a donkey. He can manifest himself into anything. The trinity contradicts too much of the scripture to be correct. If we take the trinity as a fact, then we are saying that some of the verses in the bible are wrong. Which means the word of God isn't perfect. Read the bible! Discern what is truth. If it contradicts the bible even slightly, IT IS NOT OF GOD.
I'm feeling the effects of saying yes to too many things this week. I don't know why I get to this place so often. I settle for good instead of the best. So I thought I'd share a verse that God has spoken to my heart in regards to this and maybe it will encourage you also. .
"And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ," .
God, give me the grace to set aside the good to make room for the best, and teach me what is the best.
They want to hear "The Word" and go right back to doing what they were doing before because they are not willing to repent.
They say they don't want to be a hypocrite by dressing properly while under the hearing of The Word at "Church" but then go right back to dressing immodest as they were before.
This is all a contradiction. The heart is not right.
We hear and do without conditions.
We obey because God said so! Be YE holy in all manner of conversation. Forsake even the appearance of evil! We ought to walk even as "He" walked!
Christ was never immodest! He was humble and meek, not weak. Clothing identifies one's self to a community. Clothing is an advertisement for some lord or demon!
They express the one in charge of you inside! It's the mark of whom you work for. Your speech is next! Your behavior follows up. Peter in front of the apostles was improperly dressed publicly in John 21:7.
When The Lord suddenly and unknowingly appeared, Peter remain unaware and unchanged. But when another apostle told him it was The Lord😱, Peter grabbed his fisher's coat and threw himself into the sea! Q:Why?🤔🤔 No one is denied to hear God's Word when they come to change and do right those things pleasing in His Sight! I have more than 8,000 posts to read, so you are not in a famine for The Word...plus the word which was already spoken to you! I'm not here to pacify anyone who won't give all to Christ! I accept no excuses for basic training, because you'll do back flips when the world calls for it without excuse or delay.
last night i was driving - it was late/early - i was tired - almost home - and out of nowhere (smile) - an owl appeared - in a flash - in a rush - in a blink - felt - as if the wingspan - like the butterfly effect - set off some kind of magic to occur - of mystery to unfurl - so i'm sharing the wealth + OWL TOTEM + sight beyond illusion - true wisdom - shape shifter - feminine - moon - night - see into the darkness of others souls - clairvoyant - trust your instincts about people - capacity to see beyond deceit and masks + change/transformation death of an old way + Whoo Whoo Whoo + Wow. X, IAMCITIZENJANE #owl#she#feminine#see#wisdom#truth#trust#instinct#soul#light#dark#animal#spirit#totem#clairvoyant#hear#discern#intuition#presence#change#nature
Jonah 3:1-9 KJV
 And the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the second time, saying,  Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee.  So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord . Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days' journey.  And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.  So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.  For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.  And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water:  But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.  Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?
The whole city of Nineveh repented, including the animals, wearing sack cloth and ashes! And they fasted! God saw and turned away His fierce wrath!
Now why did they believe Jonah?
Nineveh represented New Jerusalem! All the elect! When they hear the gospel they turn because they are being called by His Grace! God must prepare the hearts! Resistance to repentance is not how they behaved! They humbled themselves and CRIED MIGHTILY unto God!
Strive to enter in at the strait gate! Many shall not be able!
This week, we are celebrating and praying for the good people of Deaconess Anne House in St. Louis, MO!
For @esc_stl corps member Jose Marks, all the #MotivationMonday he needs is: #aspire to #inspire before we #expire .
Stay tuned all week for more words of #wisdom and these smiling faces! Interested in following in their footsteps? Visit our website (link in bio) to #ExploreTheCorps and see where God might be calling you to serve for 2017-2018! Applications are still open, and we'd love to help you #discern each step of the way.