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LIving as ONE - Living as ALL

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I had the pleasure to teach a FLARE class just today (Jan 22, 2013) and really enjoyed the hearts and souls of each and every one of the students in the room.  You can say that their spirit had certainly inspired the entire practice of the class, not to mention they worked their tails off!  :)  What I have to say may drastically alter your day...

Anyhow, what I found most gratifying today didn't actually occur in the yoga room at all.  It was a realization, perhaps a side effect of that class, a gift from those students maybe which, had occured.  Maybe it came from the chat I had with a student just before class. He told me how happy he was that he picked up a package to come to Fire Shaper on Living Social.  I asked him why and he told me how he can come home from work now as a better father, a better husban, a better lover.  He explained that this hot yoga practice has decreased his stress and he now enjoys his family when he gets home and that his children have noticed.  He sings the praises of the practice as if a vail has been lifted.  It was a great conversation at the desk!  Ok, back to the story...

Of all places to have a monumental discovery it was in the shower right after the class.  Hey, I suppose lots of things happen in the shower right?  Like becoming the worlds best singer.   Seriously though, I was only in there for a minute maybe two and I was suddenly struck with a vision of my youngest daughter from the night before.   We were reading bedtime books and we laughed so hard together we cried.  Children don't have a filter ya know... they just let it all out!  We starred into each others eyes and laughed.  Well, while rinsing off all the sweat from the Hot Yoga class, it hit me, this realization.  You know those realizations we all have from time to time.  Things we inherently know but, all of a sudden become so real like a Mac Truck charging straight at you.  So real you almost feel as if you are learning it for the first time.  It hit me that she is me and I am her.

Our lives forever intertwinded together not only by the strands of our DNA but, the folds of our souls.  I realized that if i took a moment and really paid attention, if I took a moment and really reached out I could feel what she was feeling right then and there no matter where she would be in the world.  It's more than chromosomes, we share our past, our present and our futures.  Our karmas are linked as one.  These feelings of Oneness bundled together with feelings of gratitude as my other daughters life reached into my heart and, then my wife.  Ah, I thought what a wonderful gift to share with my family and how does someone share this with them.  The answer is organic, it happens through love.

All that in less than two minutes! When I walked out and greeted some of the wonderful people around the studio it seemed as though our conversations had shifted and there was a different level of communicating happening amoungst all of us.  Could it be that we are all one.   hmmm, a bit hard to take that one on, especially with the road rage person on the highway or the con artist sending you spam.  Yet, I believe it's not such a far reach to say that that we are... One that is...  or are we ALL?

Sounds like a great discussion for the next Fire Shaper Teacher Training.  Until then..

By the way, the gentleman who I spoke to prior to class... Well, he made an outstanding video just for all of you.  Hopefully, to Inspire and Empower your life.  Hope you get a chance to view it.

Thank You Aiden for your video contribution.


Dr. John