Monday, January 23, 2017

Monday Morning Rambles: 500 Hours & The Gita...

Before I even begin this post, I want to say Thank you. Thank you to all the women who marched this weekend. Thank you to all the men that were there because they know we are equal to them. Thank you to every soul that is rising up. Thank you!

I so badly wanted to be out there with you, stomping my feet and raising my fist in the air but I had my own personal march this weekend. I began my 500 hour yoga teacher training journey....

It's crazy because even though I was not there physically, our first workshop was simply perfect for everything that is going on right now.

On Saturday we discussed the Bhagavad Gita which is a Hindu Scripture. 

I have read the Gita, two times in the past. The first time I was completely lost but the second time, my friend Jess and I, read it together and I finally got it. I was excited to learn that Mokshapriya was going to do an 8 hour immersion class because I wanted to hear her insight on it. If you never heard about this scripture before, here is some more information about it courtesy of Ancient EU

The plot of the Gita is based on two sets of cousins competing for the throne: The Pandavas and the Kauravas. Diplomacy has failed, so these two clans' armies meet on a battlefield in order to settle the conflict and decide which side will gain the throne. This is a major battle and it takes place in Kurukshetra, “the field of the Kurus”, in the modern state of Haryana in India.

Arjuna, the great archer and leader of the Pandavas, is a member of the Kshatriyas caste (the warrior rulers caste). He looks out towards his opponents and recognizes friends, relatives, former teachers, and finally reasons that controlling the kingdom is not worth the blood of all his loved ones. Emotionally overwhelmed, Arjuna drops down, casting aside his bow and arrows and decides to quit. He prefers to withdraw from battle; he prefers inaction instead of being responsible for the death of the people he loves.

Mokshapriya put it in terms of Kingdom Ego vs Kingdom Soul which are always in battle. Right now were are seeing it more than ever. One thing that stuck with me is when she explained that our ego is the vehicle that we use to go places but once the ego begins to TAKE you places...you have lost control. Imagine being in a car and not having any control of it as it drives crazy down busy street. Scary huh? 

We all need a little ego to remind us that we are capable of doing things but we always need to remember not to be solely attached to the outcome. As long as you try your best towards your dharma (life's duty) without attachment, you are fulfilling your higher self's (God, Universe, whatever you believe in) purpose. Lead with your heart and soul...

On Sunday, I pulled my daily angel card and it all came together...

Check out my vlog below for even more rambles....

Namaste...

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