Here we are: 10 days until 2013 and celebrating the Winter Solstice. It is a wonderful time to reflect on all the goodness we have experienced, to release that which no longer serves us, and to manifest all the plans we have for the coming year. I will be vision boarding with many of my students and friends on December 30th and in preparation for that I am writing many lists of what I am hoping to find, achieve and be in 2013.
So many people find the holiday season to be filled with struggles. There are events to attend which can be challenging, interactions with friends and family members that raise old stories (or fire up new ones) and times to reflect upon those that are not in our lives anymore. I am not without those similar struggles, but taking time to focus on my breath while giving the space to acknowledge them helps immensely. The greatest gift and guide for me during any time that is uncertain and unsettled is always my practice.
Yet, to be totally truthful to you my dear readers, it is the community of students, teachers, readers and social media followers that really lifts me up if I am needing it. I am so happy to cheer with the successes, to laugh at the jokes, shrug off the stumbles and support the trials with you all. I am honored beyond words that you stick with me when I am writing ferociously and often and also when I find the lack of words silencing. You are my sangha!
For the last of my four December giveaways I wanted to celebrate YOU and all you have given me and each other through the comments on this site, the sharing on social media, the connections in my classes and also when I am not part of the equation. In addition I am introducing you to one of my favorite new companies, another small yogi driven one that supports all their peeps: the OMIES. The Omies describe themselves as:
” a high-vibe, zen tribe who spread the power of cOMmUNITY everyday, everywhere. They come in different sizes and colors, but all come with a desire to be kind, generous and loving on their path to enlightenment.”
In addition to making cute, cozy and eco-friendly t-shirts, each shirt contributes 11% of the sale to an autism organization created by the Omies, Rick and Dahlia. How can we not all love their amazing company? These are our kind of peeps, my friends! These OMies are our homies!
So here’s the skinny on what the final and most community-loving giveaway of 2012 is all about:
WHAT?: One lucky winner will get one of each of the following items (open to any country)….
a.) a $15 dollar iTunes gift certificate with a list of songs suggested by my Facebook fans as ones they might want to include in their collection.
b.) a box of Sangha-spiration Cards: 100 mini cards with inspirational messages to be used for wisdom, guidance or just a pick-me-up at will. A large portion of the messages came directly from my Facebook fans or from students in my classes. These cards share wisdom from our community and are wondrously special! I have my own set and am so inspired every day by YOUR words!
c.) a community t-shirt by the OMies: this eco-loving, heather grey shirt is my favorite of their collection. It celebrates community, it celebrates our uniqueness and it does it with a smile. I absolutely adore it and everything they make!
HOW?: To be entered into this contest you MUST do the following:
2.) Sign up for the Flying Yogini newsletter
3.) Share your favorite thing about being part of a community/sangha. Why is YOUR community/OUR community so special to you?
4.) For an extra entry share this contest on Facebook and be sure to tag Flying Yogini.
WHEN?: The contest will run from 12/21-12/31 12:00a.m. The winner, drawn at random, will be announced on New Year’s Day 2013 and will start their coming year with a joyous community goodie pack coming soon.
Thank you everyone for continuing to follow my words and my teaching on and off the mat. If today really is the end of the world as we know it, I DO feel fine because I know I have your back and you have mine. Thank you so much for being my sangha!
Besos and Bakasana.. Good luck!!