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Kundalini Yoga

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This past Summer I began taking Yoga Classes with my friend Andrea. She teaches Kundalini Yoga. At first I was skeptical about doing it, but once I got started I was hooked. I feel so relaxed after each class. I can't wait to go to class each week. It is great. I am writing this blog to help people to understand what Kundalini Yoga is all about. There are many misconceptions about the practice and I hope that after you read this blog that those will be dispelled. Maybe you will be inspired to even try it. What is Kundalini Yoga? It is basically about awakening the inner self. In Kundalini you awaken the energy centers in your body and learn how to use them awaken your body. "Kundalini" is an ancient Sanskrit word that literally means "coiled snake." In early Eastern religion (long before Buddhism and Hinduism) it was believed that each individual possessed a divine energy at the base of the spine. This energy was thought to be the sacred

Adopted Family

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This past July my Mom went to be with the Lord. My sister and I were very devastated at loosing her. I will admit that life without Mom in it has been hard. I find myself crying over the little things that remind me of Mom. I am trying to deal with her loss that best that I can. I have friends that I can talk to and that is great. However, there are times that you really need your Mom to talk to. That is when I fins myself missing her the most. The day that Mom died my cousin Shawna and her mom Ginger where with my sister and I. Also there was our friend Jeannette. I was so glad that they were at the hospital with us. Just having someone to talk to and to be there when the tears flowed was awesome. Since Mom passed I have been adopted into a whole new family circle. Jeannette, her husband Brian, son Sean, and Jeannette's parents have welcomed me into their family. I am so thankful that the second day that Mom was in the hospital that Jeannette's dad

Grief , holidays, and support

Back in July my Mom passed away unexpectedly. After her passing people have come to me with all sorts of suggestions on how to deal with my loss and grief. Some of those people understand what I am going through. Others have no idea what it is like. Then there are others who don't think it is a good idea to grieve the loss of a loved one. Put a period and move on they say. Everyone grieves in their own way at their own time. I have experienced a lot of loss in my life. I have dealt well with it for the most part. However, I think loosing Mom has been very hard on me. I have done a lot of praying and looking to God for help. I have good friends that have been their for me through all of this. One of the hardest times during the grieving process is the holidays. I remember 21 years ago today my dad passes away. That first Christmas was hard. I was 15 and my sister was 10. No one could have thought that we would have dealt as well as we did. Dad always brought Mom flowers at the h

Jesus, The Reason for the Season

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Christmas Time is just around the corner. People are putting up decorations and getting ready for the holiday. All too often we loose sight of the real meaning of this season. That is Jesus. Think about it. If Jesus would have not been born that first Christmas Night we would have nothing to celebrate. Picture it. Mary and Joseph traveled a far distance to take part in the censes so that they could be taxed. Mary road on a donkey and Joseph walked. They probably traveled for several days. They were tired and hungry. After having participated in the censes they wanted to get something to eat and find a place to sleep. This was next to impossible. Fact was all the room in the inns in the city of Bethlehem were full. Joseph explained the situation that they were in to the last inn keeper they can across. Mary was with child and it was time for that child to be born. They needed a place to sleep now. So the Inn Keeper gave them a room in the stable. That was better

Jesus Loves You.....But You Don't Really Mean That

Recently I was involved in a some what of an argument at church. The end result as I was walking away was that the person that was arguing with me said Jesus Loves You and I Love You. I was shocked. Those words had never before come out of that persons mouth to me. I was blown away. Had my prayers been answered. I didn't take it too seriously. I have come to believe that people who claim to be Christians, but are really not (talk the talk, but don't walk the walk) tend to say things that they really don't mean. This was on of those times. Following worship this person gave me the weekly sermon like always. Nothing had changed. Don't take the love of Jesus lightly. Jesus died on the cross to save you and me. That is a big thing. Don't think that in an argument that you will win if you say Jesus Love You. You are just covering up for the fact that you may not be right. When I tell someone Jesus Loves You I mean it. I take the love of Jesus seriously. I know that