Do you ever feel like dreams beget more dreams? As I fell asleep last night (which happened three times as H decided to keep waking up) along with all of the other hubbub buzzing in my brain I thought, what I wouldn’t give for a clone. I’d send her downstairs right now to do a, b, and c.
Sadly, that is not possible. And perhaps I am just meant to do what I do when I do it even if that means putting train track together all day (I’m not sure who likes H’s train set better, him or me). The last two weeks have been what I think of as reflection times for me, along with all of the holidays, family, and break in the normal routine. I always get super reflective during trips and Christmas. I always live in a mental place where I’m between the old and the new, and questioning what will be the new? And centering and figuring out what more I want to do with my life. And dreaming. Pretty easy to have dreams in a place like this:
I wanted to break this up into two posts but it’s already 2016 so a 2015 Christmas already seems like so last week.
The power went out the first night. We (meaning my cousins) started a fire by candlelight and we ate pizza. I had to teach yoga the next night and morning after so I left H there after he went down for a nap. My parents arrived before he woke up and took care of him that night. Can you see by the above pictures how awesome they are?
Before I left we went into Hood River to this rad spot for a bite. On the way back to the car my cousin and I spotted a Charlie Brown style Christmas tree lounging against the wall. It was obviously (to us at least) discarded so we began to plot about how to get it back to the Mosier house. It already had tinsel all over it! She picked up said tree and squished it into my car trunk (I was pushing H in his stroller). I think my favorite moment of the whole trip was crossing a busy intersection with her and looking back at her carrying that thing and the expression on her face was not one of embarrassment but of joy and pride. I brought some ornaments from home and there it sat sideways the whole week. We talked about making a stand but just let it go.
I had a couple of late night conversations with my other cousin and her girlfriend in the hot tub overlooking the gorge. About dreams mostly, and yes manifesting unicorns if you will. Manifesting the impossible. Dreaming about stuff and then working hard.
I love being around my family I don’t get to see on the regular. We grew up together, throwing shoes across HWY 99E at each other, always being mischievous. Always wanting more. Always testing the limits. I wanted to write this post when it was still 2015, but in the last week I have felt a lot of sadness. I needed time to process. I miss not being around them all of the time. No matter how old I get I still feel that.
And the food. My cousin’s gf is a chef and it was quite the treat to hear in the morning, Sis, how would you like you eggs cooked? She’s seriously like a magician.
I taught a detox class of sorts this past week. Lots of chairs and twists. At the end I encouraged students to let go of something toxic in 2016. Cliche, yes but I’m still down with it. I decided to throw out my favorite yoga pants. I keep darning the holes in them and they keep sagging down at the waist. Making room for the new, even if it’s just yoga pants.
Last year on 1-7-15 my New Year’s resolution was yoga. Can you believe that? I was falling down this time last year trying to flow. My balance was whack. I couldn’t hold anything for long. I was a yoga baby. Going back to unicorns, who knew I would start to practice regularly, go to teacher training, start teaching free yoga in the park, and then finally get a yoga gig???!!! I believe in unicorns, you better believe.
This year I’ve gone back and forth on intentions. My main will still be following the yoga path. Then it is S U M M E R. I do not like Summer. I get depressed like people get depressed in the Winter. It’s hot and I don’t like shorts. I want to eat and hide. I just get really negative. This year I want to manifest a different kind of Summer and really enjoy it with H.
I also want to focus on the five Y A M A S: Ahisma, Satya, Asteya, Brachmacharya, & Aparigraya. Look it up.
Manifesting a rich and love-filled 2016 to you and our beautiful Earth.