Dear Ones,

You may know that tomorrow a solar eclipse around midday will be visible in many states, including Texas. The moon, looking small in its apogee, will pass in front of the sun, causing it to appear as a ring of fire. Astrologers and intuitives are touting this celestial shadow dance as initiating a huge shift at a personal and global level that at first shows us the darkness all around, but then invites us to see it, acknowledge it, and choose the light. The sun that highlights the shadow also burns away impurities. We are Earthly suns! Our heart’s energy, our vibration, our courage to take appropriate action — these are human energy sunrays that light up the space “as if the darkness had never been.”

Chances are, if you are reading this, you know and work with a lot of heart. You find compassion, love, joy, courage, acceptance, and human understanding to be natural to your way of being. Don’t exclude yourself from your heart’s big love. Shine that sunlight on yourself, (sometimes hard, I know!) and swat away the mental mosquitos of perfectionism. Acknowledge your true feelings, and act in alignment with them, or heal them if necessary. As you do for yourself, the ripple effect to the whole collective consciousness is more powerful than we can imagine. As Yoganandaji said, If you want to change the world, change yourself.

One caveat: DON’T look straight at the eclipse — protect your eyes! DO look straight at the point between your eyebrows, though, (lol!) and behold another ring of fire. Even if it hides from you, it is there! Set an intention to create whatever is in your heart. The energy of this eclipse will unfold over the next 6 years, according to astrologers, so allow the intention to take time.

And of course, DO come join us this Sunday for our meditation gathering. Please don’t hesitate even if you are brand new to Yogananda’s techniques — we will guide you. Watch this space for a meditation class coming soon. Check out this amazing guided meditation for energy and success from Nayaswami Jyotish linked below!

Where: Be Well Yoga Studio
1906 W. Koenig Lane
Austin, TX 78756

When: Sundays 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

What: Energization, prayer, chanting, meditation, affirmations, healing prayers

Details: Park behind the house. Look for the driveway between Be Well Yoga and Bare Body Day Spa to park in back. It’s OK to park behind 1908 as well and walk through the gate. Take the outside staircase up to the deck to enter the yoga studio. Bathrooms can be accessed through the downstairs back door. Suggested love offering $10 for rent. Venmo: @Kim-Pradhan

Afterwards: Optional brunch at Brentwood Social House, walking distance down Koenig Lane.

Joy is within us,
for Ananda Austin,

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