This big guy resides in the back of my sisters house. So peaceful and such beauty. I found myself staring at a lot of cactus, just peacefully drifting off in quiet meditation. This was a sad yet very healing visit. My siblings and I gathered together to say goodbye to my oldest sister. It was a journey back in memory and a healing for the soul. It felt good to be with my siblings, anchoring.
The dessert is a quiet place and the mind and body slow down a bit, long enough to take a look around and wonder why life moves at such a fast pace back East. I first began to notice how harried and sickeningly fast life moves after I finished my first yoga teacher training. I no longer wanted to be involved in city living and slowly began to extract myself from an urban lifestyle. This has been process and at times quite difficult. Obligation and necessity have not allowed my to fully remove myself from city life, but slowly I have managed to bring my involvement down to a minimum. I do not live in the city and I do not work in the city full time. I rarely go in for arts and entertainment or shopping and most of the people I know no longer live in a city, so I have little reason to travel in other than work. The lure of life calls me elsewhere.
Spending time in the dessert was very healing and a few things came up during my visit. Earlier this year I ran across a colleague at work. She looked, felt and radiated health. She had been out West on a soul journey of sorts and made many discovery's. One was cactus juice, she was sold on its health benefits. This stayed with me and I decided to look for some while in the dessert. Not so easy to find. If anyone has used cactus juice I would love to hear your story and even where you found it. Other holistic discoveries unfolded during this visit, caster oil packs, Mayan abdominal massage and ways of looking at my body from a health perspective I had never considered.
It was a healing visit. I experienced a view and appreciation of the dessert I have never had before.
Jai and shine on brothers and sisters, shine on.