Ok great, I am a yogi and yoga teacher so I completely relate to this and have a full appreciation and respect for this definition. I love that it says that it has high spiritual and creative power...totally on board with that. Plus I love Yoga. So was my aim to have a yoga blog? A super powerful, life altering, inspirational and spiritual blog? Does that mean that I can't talk about wanting to have babies, and food, and my dog, and my marriage, and my favorite products (imagining Oprah's favorite things)?
Turns out, a lot -- and yet, like many spiritual (and especially yogic) things, it's not so easy to define. "It's big. Om is nebulous, and it's vague. It can mean almost anything," says Yoganand Michael Carroll, dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga.
YES! Much like this blog, the word/sound of OM, is not so easy to define. Maybe that is not such a bad thing? Maybe it just is what it is and that is ok. Perhaps what I am dealing with is my insane need to want to define everything all the time and to constantly have the answers, but sometimes, well, we just don't. I know that I want to write and I know that I have a lot to say. I know that I want to be up to big things in my life and on this blog and I also know that I am open to possibilities...all of them. So really this tiny word with this enormously vast meaning is perfect for this blog. I am a yogi, a writer, a wife, a mama (currently just to our pug), a daughter, a sister, a friend, a lover of food, stories and life. Just like any of us, I hold a lot of titles and a lot of interests and yet not one of them by themselves can ever fully define me. Even more importantly than that, I'm not sure that a definition is even required. So let me just take this one OM at a time. One Big, Nebulous, Anything is possible idea at a time, and just see what happens....
is a Mama, Wife, Teacher, Writer and Activist. She is deeply committed to unlearning her own white supremacy and privilege so not to do more harm in the perpetuation and power she has a spiritual white woman. As a coach, she teaches radical self-love and care as a way to not stay within ourselves, but to be of the most potent service outside of ourselves. As a writer she is using her voice and words to call out herself and those for whom she resonates with so that we may be called in to do the necessary work. As a Yoga and Meditation Teacher she is works to hold space for a healing that is free from toxic positivity and spiritual bypassing so that we can recognize the value of both the shadow and the light. As a Mama, she is committed to anti-racist parenting and raising a better generation of ancestors than even herself. All of it is her Activism.