IndiGlow - The Ordinary Illuminated

IndiGlow - The Ordinary Illuminated

"God is in the Roses...

Saturday, January 12, 2013

...the petals and the thorns.

Storms out on the oceans; 

souls who will be born.  

And every drop of rain that falls, 

falls for those who mourn. 

God is in the roses and the thorns."


I heard this Roseanna Cash song for the first time about a year ago as I was driving to our Yoga Teacher Training program at Indigo on a Sunday morning.  I was listening to NPR and hadn't been paying much attention as my mind was busy and my heart was heavy...I don't remember what internal battle I was fighting on that particular day.  I have battled chronic depression my entire life...and while I have overcome so much of this disease there are days & moments when the weight of the world and the suffering of humanity (especially of my own loved ones) swallow me up whole.


But when this simple yet powerful song started to play,

I was instantly hushed -- suddenly I was fully present...alive...aware...surrendered...accepting...at peace in the moment.  Tears of release streamed down my face and as I took deep breaths in and out I found myself absorbing the essence of God and letting go of the hurt.  

It was a moment that made a lasting impression.  It didn't erase my struggles.  It reminded me that my struggles are part of the process.  God is with me in the easy moments and in the difficult moments.  When I remember to let go of my firm grasp on those thorns my pain is so much less severe.  A rose can rest in my palm...thorns and all and when I just give it space (not casting it aside nor grasping firmly...just allowing it to BE) I can become aware of the complete beauty of God.  


Awareness.  Discernment.  Surrender.  There's that Kriya Yoga theme popping up in my life again.  Hmm...


**Just a sidenote to clarify my points of view:  when I refer to God, I do not see a separate God between cultures.  I do not believe there is MY God & then there is YOUR God, and I don't even really assign or assume gender here, as I believe God is bigger than those human labels & understandings.

Whatever way in which you personally connect with this Divine Creative Source, I believe it is the same energy for all of us.  Part of our human experience is finding our own personal connection with God (or the Gods, or the Goddess...or the Sun, or the Universe) ...these are all aspects of that one Infinite Source, in my humble opinion.   






Recent Posts


Tags

Yogas Citta Vrtti Nirodhah Out of Range Upward Facing Dog Integrity Kindness Richard Freeman Keen Awareness Diagnosis Leslie Kaminoff Sacred Personal Love Yoga Running Wild Full Wolf Moon purnam Political Kriya Yoga Observation Ken Wilbur the Mind Hatha Roseanna Cash Christmas Programs Wisdom Divinity Truth Birth Steel and Stone Purusha Flawed Priorities Babies High Functioning Autism Intentions Equanimity Prakriti Peace Resolutions Nature Flexibility Inner-light of Awareness Diabetes Einstein We Are One YTT Being Human Gratitude Just for Today Expire Moms Grief Creative Source radiance, yoga Mindfulness Energy Be Love Natural Childbirth Apathy Whole Health Shelf-life IndigoGrrl Transformation Weight loss Fabulous God Hot Yoga Yoga Sutras True Self Introspection Compassion Discernment Namaste Honesty Breathe Unconditional Love Liberation Stroke hurricane Cardio Isvara Pranidhana 5 Principles of Reiki Light Organic Body Suit Practice Yoga Journal Patanjali Universal Love Pain Wizard of Oz Consciousness Goals Heart Carole King Creation Drug-free Birthing meditation Dr Usui Ani DiFranco Unity Self-control Change Wild Horses Reiki changes The Universe Human Nature Aversion Surrender Chronic pain Sensory Issues Courage Tapah 504 Essence Chronic Depression Goddess School Agers Attachment YouTube Grace of God Human Existence Righteous Babe Roses aging Yin and Yang chaos Swadhyaha Buildings and Bridges Urdhva Mukha Svanasana Loving-kindness Prenatal Yoga Subtle Energy Thorns Non-reactiveness Mama Satchidananda Acceptance Sensory Processing Disorders Disapproving Cat Cancer Breathing "I am not my body" Suffering Awareness Birth Story Birthing Lifestyle Changes Pull and Push Running

Archive