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Revolve, Solve, Evolve – Solstice 2016 – Forward to the Light

Blog -Solstice 2016

Whew! 2016 – quite a year. Breathe in, Breathe out, Relax, Repeat.

All of life is a great pulse, a rhythm of involution and Evolution.

Life is the mystery, magic and experience of Evolution.

The Earth and Universe breathe-in and Breath out, too.

We cannot avoid the inevitable. We are in it. We must hold fast and ride the wave and not get caught in the undertow.

The return of the light, the shift of the exhale to the inhale is the axis point. The forward thrust -the inhale, inspiration, the crashing wave, forward motion. The Light and Evolution will always be more potent that the retreat – the involution, the dark.

We must bravely ride the wave. Four years is a grain of sand in the timeline of humanity, however a grain of can cause significant distortion if not held in check.

Hold fast to what you know is true and right and keep moving toward the light. We need involution to evolve. The crucible for Solstice is to honour the tipping point, the pause. The journey of life is to continue to evolve our consciousness more and more toward embodying the light beings that we are.

Published by Mary-Jo

I am passionate about diversity, inclusion, sustainability and community. Having raised my children in a small B.C. town as a single parent, I relied on the community, my resourcefulness and the land to sustain us. We developed a market farm,built a cafe and catering business that utilized the produce, local farmers and families to thrive. As a Waldorf school parent I became experienced in biodiversity, edible landscapes and community engagement. I gained substantial skills in leadership, facilitation, project management, communication through teaching yoga and running various business's. My role as a facilitator and trainer to individuals seeking to become a yoga teacher- whom never thought that they could stand in front of a room and speak in public, gave me insight into human nature and coaching. In addition to designing and building businesses - cafés, yoga studios and national training programs, I am a student of Social Development & Social Psychology and understand the complexity and importance of social engagement. I can handle with grace most any situation, having encountered a disability later in life. Consequent to becoming disabled and through advocacy and providing peer support I have trained and acquired extensive exposure and understanding of UN principles on disability, The Human Rights objectives, theories and principles of Universal Design and the various challenges and obstacles for those affected and the relationship to various stakeholders. After 30 years of teaching yoga, my spinal cord injury and subsequent sabbatical has allowed for the integration of my yoga and more in-depth study of the Healing Arts. I have had the fortune of working with some of the best in the field of rehabilitation, Somatic Experiencing and manual therapy including Emilie Conrad, Mark Finch, Judy Russel, Rod Stryker, Carolyn Myss, Ana Forest, & Tim Miller, Susan Harper, Mariah Moser, Herta Buller and Nature.