Author: Debbie Lynn

Yes, Even Well-Meant Rants Can be a Form of Violence

  By Debbie Lynn I was off the grid for a while. When we returned, I was more than appalled by the current affairs and the horrid happenings (not to mention my disdain to the non-stop rhetoric of POTUS responding to the atrocity). As I scrolled though my news feed I read a myriad soap-boxed posts professing their “whiteness” and love for all colors, races and creeds, etc. With my heart and mind aflame I started to join the call, but as I did, something changed inside me. I thought I was armed and ready to shame the shamers...

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Stop Trying to Make Life Spiritual (It Already Is)

  By Debbie Lynn When we quit trying to make life spiritual, it becomes spiritual. Fairies and unicorns, ashes to ashes, we always want a shamanistic spark to enhance our routine so we wait. We wait and wait and lay the responsibility on the mythical, when the truth is: All creatures great and small are here to gently remind us our own super-power that lies within. Yes, it is in us—the onus is ours. It’s a huge freedom really, as we finally understand that all the gods—whether it be God, entities, aliens, or gurus—that we long to know are...

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In Meditation

  By Debbie Lynn Today I was cut in half. The line was precise—vivid—and in my mind’s eye I could witness this thin separation of dark to light, completely surreal. There was a cool shadow to the right of my body that took on the black, and a warm white light to the left that felt really good and I smiled. Back to the breath. The sounds around me—water kissing the hull, the roar of a floatplane, and muffled voices. I had music in my head that was trying to catch up with the music playing on my iPod,...

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Beyond the Stereotype: Yoga Really is For All

  By Debbie Lynn I picked up one of my favorite yoga magazines today and began to thumb through it. As usual the advertisements for pharmaceuticals offended me, the poses offered this month are done with taste, and the models are, (not surprisingly) mostly young with perfectly coiffed hair and athletic bodies. Of course there was all kinds of “foodie and tea love” found lacing the pages, but the Editor’s Letter was a surprise. It said (in essence) how “in this issue” she wanted the practice of yoga to unite the community. She states how she took a look...

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Impermanence Sucks: Coping with the Cosmic Dance

  By Debbie Lynn Impermanence sucks, it just does. In our humanness, it seems we all want consistency and predictability; we rely on habits and patterns even when we know that nothing lasts forever. Knowing that longevity is only a dream, why do we get sideswiped by loss and change? For me, this is why: I feel sad when I see the fallen leaf turning to lace, holding on to a skeleton of the past. I feel empty when a rainbow dissolves. I feel melancholy when I hear the coo of a dove whispering a distant melody. I breakdown...

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