I do not believe in resolutions so have not made any so far. Instead, I have drawn a visionboard, which involves cutting random images from magazines and glueing them onto a big piece of vanguard. 2021 has been gentle so far in terms of challenges. Last year was extremely challenging for me, being the year … Continue reading Escape routine
2020 has been a tough year to say the least what with COVID and two cyclones which affected Fiji. It is a leap year too. I am going through my second Cyclone for 2020, this one is called Yasa which translates to neighbourhood. Yasa is a category 5 system known to have dangerous wind speeds … Continue reading Cyclones and Flowing
I have been reading spiritual books for the last 20 years in depth. One of the books, "The Promise of Love, Sex and Intimacy: How a simple breathing practice will enrich your life forever " by Mark Whitwell is a highly recommended book for yoga lovers. The book is available on amazon and book depository. … Continue reading A Book Review
I have been decluttering my life. Physically, spiritually and emotionally. It is a messy process. It takes a lot of patience, pain and sacrifice. Since my mother died last year, I started to declutter my family home, selling her things and some of mine too. As a yoga teacher, I believe in living a life … Continue reading You are Enough
Growth is a painful process. Lately, I have been going through a lot of painful lessons. One of them being the awareness of relationships that I allow into my life. Without doing the inner work, I sometimes fall off the bandwagon. Having recently completed my first yoga retreat in Savusavu, a beautiful part of the … Continue reading Surrender and Self Love
I have been following recent events in the USA. Having grown up in a small Pacific Island Country, I never really looked at the colour of someone's skin. The only labels placed on me was the identification of "Other" or "Part European" on the school application forms my parents had to fill out in the mid 1980s. With the … Continue reading Beyond the Surface
This week I had the opportunity to resume repainting and fixing my old family home. The Fijian Government has allowed its citizens to gather with less than 20 people since Monday this week, provided that physical distancing is followed and if there is nothing people have to do, to stay home. Today, I decided to … Continue reading Making Space
Have you ever felt lonely in a crowd? Surrounded by many people you love, but still having feelings of emptiness, pain and isolation? I know I have. Some tools that have helped me overcome loneliness include : meditation (click here to download a free loneliness meditation by Teal Swan), yoga, qigong and dance. All these … Continue reading Connection
Today was a relatively active day for me. With the Suva lockdown ending last week Friday, I decided to venture out into town to complete a few important tasks like paying my taxes. The city's energy felt "normal" and I am greatly appreciating the interconnectedness of life. Whilst at the bank in Suva, it was … Continue reading Act 1, scene 2: Suva Retreat
Today is the end of my city's lockdown. Nevertheless, life is still the same. I now leave my house for my daily walk or to shop for groceries. Since feeling a deep heaviness for the last week, I decided to resume my daily walks along the beautiful Suva seawall. Self care has been apart of … Continue reading The Little Things
How do we feel inspired as we move through a global depression? I will be honest. I am not feeling inspired nor motivated at this present time. I would like to share some brief observations about my experiences within the last two weeks of the Suva lockdown. 1. Sitting with my emotions - This has … Continue reading Dealing with a Global Depression
It is day number "I cannot remember" of my Suva Retreat. Days pass me by like clouds floating fleetingly by. Today was the day when I made a conscious choice to wear a face mask. I read a bit about it (but not obsessively) on the World Health Organisation (WHO) website and WHO WhatsApp chat … Continue reading The Face Mask
One of the lessons I have learnt since my mother's passing is that there are two guarantees in life 1) Death 2) Change. These two aspects of life are permanent and imminent. Today is day number five of the Suva lockdown, i.e. Suva retreat. Well I do not know if I want to call that … Continue reading Lessons from a Reef Heron
I awoke today, with a feeling of heaviness despite my mind, body and soul having complete rest over the last few days of my Suva retreat. As I woke up this morning, I am discovering new insights: Music and movement are important for my body to function at ultimate happiness level of body, mind and … Continue reading Day 4 of Suva Retreat – Insights
I releaseI remember the female ancestors who walked the earth before meMy motherMy grandmotherMy auntsWomen of strength and resilienceI channel their energiesAt a timeWhen Gaia is healingUnleashing her angerHer powerHer softnessAs I meditated with millions Via an Ascension Timeline Meditation To heal Gaia Entering the Celestial Stargate We are healingShe is healingAwakening to her lost … Continue reading Day 3 of Suva Retreat – A Global Healing
Today is Saturday, it is the weekend already. I have lost count of the days and actually thought today was garbage collection day, hahaha. I woke up quite late and then spent one hour connecting with my Canadian friend from Montreal, Lindsay on messenger video. If there is anything positive that is arising out of … Continue reading Day 2 of Suva Retreat – What will I have for Dinner?
It is day one of the fourteen day Suva lockdown announced by the Fijian Prime Minister on Thursday, April 3 2020 as two new cases of COVID19 were revealed. I would like to rephrase the narrative from a Suva lockdown to a Suva retreat. I choose to be grateful for this time to stay home … Continue reading You have Time – Day 1 of the Suva Retreat
Karma - what goes around comes around. I am a believer in karma to some extent. The current COVID19 pandemic that has hit the globe is allowing people to become more mindful of their actions. According to Mindful: "Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what … Continue reading Mindful Actions
I write after a busy first few months of 2020. This year has been but a whirlwind what with house renovations, trying to take the time to grieve for the loss of my dearest mother Talei (Talei means "Precious" in the Fijian language), teaching yoga in the basement of my house, hosting my first Air … Continue reading Pause, Reflect and Decide
I don't know about you but I feel it's time for a retreat in nature. Feeling the stresses and fast pace of city life, I feel my body tensing up. Waking up this morning with a bad neck ache and bummed that it's happening today, as I'm teaching yoga classes this afternoon, is not a … Continue reading Retreat to Recharge
Life is about letting go of what holds you back in your own mind, including fear and words like "I'm tired," "how much further do I have to go" or "this is too hard". Basically, you just need to "get out of your own way". Had a great day of conquering some of my own … Continue reading Relax and Let Go
Loloma in Fijian means love. Tantra is a sanskrit word which means to "loom and weave”. “The essence of tantra is about being who we truly are; the biggest, fullest, richest version of ourselves. One’s true nature is already free and it’s only a matter of realising this. Tantra is the pathway - marrying spiritual … Continue reading LOLOMA TANTRA – A Festival of Love, Heartfulness and Egoless Collaboration
Some five hundred years ago, a 26 year old sculptor was given the task of turning a leftover slab of marble into a work of art. Other artists had tried to give life to the stone and had failed, but the young artist took on the contract, determined to shape the marble that others had discarded.
Early in the morning on September 13, 1501, the artist began to work in order to extract his vision from the piece of stone. He carved and carved until he set his dream free.
Later, artist Giorgio Vasari would describe the process as, “bringing back to life of one who was dead.”
In June 1504, the statue, a depiction of the Biblical character David of epic proportions, was installed at the entrance of the city’s town hall. The name of the artist? Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, known best as Michelangelo.
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Be your authentic self and know that you are your own super hero. Thanks Cristian great article.