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Today, December 14, 2020, mind and matter dance in alignment when the moon crosses in front of the sun, creating a shadow over the earth. Let this be an opportunity for you to think about removing your own shadows and exercise your right to know, to see, to speak, to love, to act, to feel and to belong.

Today is the final eclipse of 2020: the year of great divide. Not only is there a division on a global level, but this division resides within neighbourhoods, families, homes and, even more concerning, within individual hearts and minds. The same hearts and minds battling with the distinction between living and being alive.

It is the first year in history where babies are born into the world unable to respond to the smiles of parents, let alone strangers, with only a wave of a distant arm belonging to weary, fearful eyes peering out above faces covered with masks of black and white.  Their development is sacrificed by the limited, yet proven, effect of touch, as they live without the snuggles and belly kisses of grandparents and extended family members.  Before toddlers can even walk, they are exposed to a regular dose of alcohol rubbed on their tiny hands by their own parents.  Our elderly are dying with no familiar hand to hold for comfort, after a lifetime of holding and helping up, trusted shakes and encouraging pats.  Those who were born around the beginning of the new millennium are now deprived of the formerly instilled importance of education; a system that has been replaced by a news media, where mockery has substituted medium. 

The talk is about resetting for equality, yet it is inequality that is being fostered; especially for those who do not have jobs that can be performed on laptops, those who cannot afford the luxury of quiet spaces to call their own to study or the worst disparity of all, those who live in homes where safety does not reside.  All, in itself, creating a world of further separation and loss of hope.  

The inability to find belonging in the greater community, to share peaceful space with strangers in meditation or congregate for a united purpose robs us of our most basic rights as human beings.  We are now forced to fight alone against our government, ruled by wealth, that has replaced our God.  

Everyone knows that a pack of dogs is more threatening than one alone. 

Our young adults should be packing their backpacks and setting out to see the world, to meet new friends in foreign lands, together encountering the true adventures of being alive.  They have been stripped of the opportunity to find common ground with those they thought they had nothing in common with; thus, leaving an even greater gap of acceptance through a lack of personal understanding of diversities and culture.  We seem to have become accustomed to children dying of overdose, depression and the diseases of yesterday – they are no longer making it to the headlines. And the forsaken mothers with no title are left to grieve alone. 

Every mother on earth responded with rage when George Floyd was murdered in front of the entire world, who watched as he took his last breath after calling for his own mother saying, “I can’t breathe.” 

The heart cannot beat strong when the masked breath has become as shallow as our lives.  The world chants as one, “black lives matter,” and yet, no individual life matters when there is an increase in loss of connection, freedom and equality.  

The word matter is derived from the Latin word mater, which translates to Mother.  Knowledge is not the forbidden evil, only the attachment to it. The dance of mind and matter.

Together we cry out for our Great Mother, whose love is the most tender and merciful of all. It is the pia, the softness and the most nurturing.  But, this should never be mistake for weakness.   

Today, when mind and matter are finished their dance and the shadow over the earth is removed, remove your own shadows of attachment, delusion, lies, grief, shame, guilt and fear and take back your personal power to become the change that the world needs. This too shall pass and, once it does, you still won’t live forever on earth, but you just might be alive while you are here.

You Are Once in a Blue Moon

Cherub in the Sky on October 2020 Blue Moon

Every once in a Blue Moon we are offered the opportunity to reset – to release what needs to be released and forgive what needs to be forgiven.  This may be another, our world, the universe, God – or perhaps yourself. 

This year we will been blessed with thirteen full moons; thirteen opportunities to find a greater depth and fullness of gratitude for our lives, for the honour of being alive.  Thirteen opportunities to consider how we are living and what energy and legacy we are creating, because of what we have done.  

This week is not only a full moon, it is a Blue Moon, it also occurred on Halloween; the day, it is said that the veil or glass between the living and the dead is the thinnest.  A time for us to celebrate our ancestors and those who have come and gone before us.  

The phrase “once in a blue moon” means a rare occurrence – and this is now.  Similar to what we often call “a perfect storm” or when ”the stars align.”  When we look back on relationships, jobs or other opportunities that have crossed our paths and wonder why they did not work out, perhaps is because everything just wasn’t yet perfectly in place.  It does not mean we should not have had that experience or that we should have regrets, we should find gratitude and acceptance with the knowing that what is to come will be better than ever: when the stars align, there is the perfect storm or, just maybe, a once in a blue moon.

Just like when you were born.  Imagine all that had to be aligned so that YOU could arrive.  Every piece of past and present atoms, energies and emotions at the time you were conceived and born were perfect for your life to begin and these all have continued to grow with you, behind you, in front and within you, for you to manifest your purpose.  It really is a privilege just to be here.  You are a once in a blue moon, you are a perfect storm and the aligned stars. 

We create through our unique talents and personalities, through our emotions and words and wisdom and the energy that is produced by each thought and each physical creation.  We then leave what we create behind – for the next moment, the next person and the next generations to come.  

And, in the end, it does not matter what you said you were going to do, it only matters what you have done.

How we start our day often dictates how our day goes and is also how we end our day.  And how we end our day dictates our dreams, our sleep and how we begin our day.  Let this day be your new beginning, end and middle of how you really want to live your life and what legacy you want to leave behind.  

If it is true that how we do one thing, we do everything, how will you choose to live starting today? Release.  Forgive.  Reset.  

The Greatest Lesson – Yoga & Story for Kids!

Isn’t it true that the most important lessons in life were probably taught to us in kindergarten? One of these great lessons is the power of kindness and that when we are kind, kindness is always returned. It just may be the only thing in life that does not come with regrets.

When I look back at the most difficult time of my life, what I remember most are those precious moments where kindness was shown. I hope we can all remember this now, during these uncertain times, so that we all have good memories to look back on when we recall our spring of 2020.

The Greatest Lesson Yoga and Story for Kids – story starts at 18:17

While the adults are doing their own form of self improvement, the above link is a 20 minute yoga sequence for kids – and at the end is a story I wrote called The Greatest Lesson (that is presently in the process of being illustrated and will soon be out in print – www.janaiahutzal.com). Let your kids develop the good habits of taking deep breaths and finding balance, while opening their hearts to kindness. If you would like to go right to the story it begins in the video at time-18:17.

In the words of Henry James, and repeated by Ellen DeGeneres everyday, “Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” I ask you to continue to live these words. Be kind and loving to God, to others, and to yourself. Our earth needs this now more than ever.

Namaste, Janaia

Chakra Meditation for Happiness

Our memories – how and what we recall – are often a reflection of what we are experiencing today.

This 20 minute meditation is a guide to feel happiness, which can then help us find peace, gratitude and, yes, happiness today.

Chakra Meditation for Happiness

If you would like to do the complete yoga practice and the continuation of the meditation at the end, please click here.

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Stations of the Cross Yoga Flow & Rosary Meditation

Happy Easter everyone! This will definitely be an Easter and Spring none of us will forget.

This is a yoga flow class with the 14 Stations of the Cross and a meditation is to celebrate this Easter with mindfulness, movement and meditation. The meditation is a Rosary to ask Mary, our Mother of Earth, to intercede in her nurturing way to bring healing to our world. I hope you will continue to stay strong, humble and kind through these troubling times and continue to pray for healing for all and a special prayer for all of our medical professionals who are fighting so hard for us all.

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LOVE: SATURDAY: PHYSICAL

I Love You… More Than Words 

These above words are the words I wrote to my children as my dedication for the book The Seven Seeds.  I wrote these words because I know that love requires more than words and sometimes the most love comes from those who can’t even talk.

Once you know the other’s needs it is one thing to write the words or say the words, but it is another to live those words. It is not that your loved ones do not want to hear the words, but that they need to see the actions to feel the truth in the words.

Each time you speak the words, “I love you,” pay attention to your own body language and physical sensations, and notice the other’s physical reaction, and let this impact how you really show your love – in ways more than words.

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LOVE: FRIDAY: SOCIAL

Happy Valentine’s Day! Paint a new canvas of LOVE.

No matter what you have been through in your past relationships, today is a new day. Your relationship, or the one you hope to find, deserves some nurturing; start today by planting new seeds with intention, and begin with a clean slate on a new canvas of LOVE.

What you are seeking in another is also what you are now ready to offer and the same can be applied with what the other is seeking.

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LOVE: THURSDAY: INTELLECTUAL

Remove the Blockages of Love 

One of the most basic, yet often the most difficult requirements of love, is allowing each other to be free. To act and do with freedom is a necessity of life and love.

When people are asked if they had to choose between money, love or freedom; which they would they choose, freedom is often the answer. Why? Because without freedom money does not matter and love is not possible.

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LOVE: WEDNESDAY: OCCUPATIONAL

First, Do No Harm 

Responding with love, in whatever you are doing today, is the surest way to do no harm. If this medical code of ethics was humanity’s code of ethics, imagine what a wonderful world it would be.

It is each person’s responsibility to care for his fellow man by ensuring an abundance of the necessities of life such as food, water, clothing, shelter… and LOVE. I also believe it is also each person’s responsibility to be working at the job they LOVE. It will be your most natural and aligned state and where you have the most energy to give and receive. You will also be doing something you believe in and is authentically YOU.

Alignment = Energy + Joy.

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LOVE: TUESDAY: ENVIRONMENTAL

Surround Yourself with Love 

Now that we know love exists, today I hope you find ways to make it more apparent in your surroundings.

Picture yourself wearing a t-shirt, or putting up a sign at the entrance of your home that says, “Love Lives Here.” That is what I hope you start showing today. Create the feeling or ambiance in your heart and home that love is alive and well – because it is. Displaying it might even change the way you respond at times. It also might prevent you from giving someone the bird if you had it written on your vehicle!

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