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Darkness and Light

posted Dec 20, 2015, 1:48 PM by Asia Morgenthaler   [ updated Dec 20, 2015, 6:40 PM ]
Darkness and Light

It's been one of those topsy-turvy, time-warpy kind of morning. I had to cut my morning run short so I can get to yoga on time, only to find I was 15 minutes early. As I stepped into the yoga studio, I noticed the lights were dimmed and holiday lights were strung on the ground. Lights glimmering in the darkness;  the whining and complaining in my head stopped, and I was able to take a deep breath and be completely present. My yoga teacher, Misha, talked about today being the day before Solstice and reminded us it is a about balance. Those who tend to focus on the light, can shift to welcome the dark; and vice versa. There is no judgement. It is a dance of grace, love, and harmony. 

Yesterday, we went to Nine Lives Foundation (a no-kill shelter) to see their kitties. I was looking for another female cat (Meow-tze passed away in February this year). I am a firm believer that the cat would pick me. Sure enough, this little guy (Trey) hopped on my lap. There must be over 100 kitties there, and this little guy and I connected. I told the shelter I will sleep on it and decide. I was looking for a reassurance, some signal, some message that this is the cat for me and my family.

As I was doing yoga, Trey popped into my head: Black and white; darkness and light; perfect harmony in this little guy. And I knew at that moment, I think I was holding warrior 2, in my heart I knew this is the guy I will bring home. Since we have a female cat at home already, he will bring the yang cat energy to our home. I'll keep that in mind as I introduce the two. ;)

I'm off to drop off paperwork for Trey now. 
I wish everyone a Blessed Winter Solstice! May your holiday season be filled with laughter, peace, love, and harmony.