The Spiritual Influence The Full Moon In Taurus Will Bring

by Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
if you thought that the Virgo New Moon which blessed us on the 8th of this month with strong downloads had a powerful influence on your life, than buckle up for the upcoming Full Moon in Taurus from October 24th or 25th. The stellar event will occur at 1 degree and 13 minutes of the earth zodiac sign, and it will be moving with a massively strong energy field. Be aware my friends and make sure to be prepared, so you can meet the energies from a centered inner place.

The first thing to mention is that it is massively important for us to make sure that we all take especially good care of our inner connection these days. Choose what ever practice you enjoy, but make sure to do as much meditation, breath work yoga or other centering activity as possible. Self-care is crucial these days and will make a big difference in how we experience this cosmic influence.

By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity.
Vernon Howard

Nurturing a feeling makes it proliferate. Choose wisely. Joy, kindness, love, & caring will illuminate your life.
Amy Leigh Mercree

Embrace, nurture, love and celebrate the child in self and others; because being child is being a future.
Vishwas Chavan

Go within every day and find the inner strength, so the world will not blow your candle out.
Katherine Dunham

The energy field of this Taurus Full Moon provides us with the possibility to look into the deepest insides of how we have build our most limiting believe systems, and with it comes also the inner strength to make a shift. When we are wise and evaluate our situation with an honest heart and full of faith, than long existing pattern within us can finally move into transformation, in order to bring forward a more authentic approach to our individual lives.

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Marcus AureliusTake chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.
Mary Tyler Moore

The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.
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During these days we are not only dealing with the qualities of the Taurus Full Moon alone, but also with the fact that many stars are in fixed signs. A great challenge you could give yourself under the influence of this powerful Taurus Full Moon, is to choose one action that you are very used to do in “your way” – maybe even run on autopilot usually – and consciously approach it in a new way. Watch yourself in that process and see if your mind is going crazy over breaking the routine. There is much to be gained when we simply choose to change what we are used to for a brand new approach.

Last but not least I want to mention the physical and emotional aspect of this Full Moon in Taurus. Our senses will be strongly heightened and physical sensations even more nurturing to us than in other times. If it is a hot bath, a lovely massage, really good food or simple touching your pet more than usual, what ever makes you feel good and alive is a good idea during these days.

Our emotions affect the atmosphere around us, and other people, because emotions influence the electromagnetic field our heart emits.
Sam Owen

The world could be a little less cruel, if we nurture each other while we grow; learn understanding while we transform and maintain a humble attitude whilst we succeed.
Nikki Rowe

Think the tree that bears nutrition:
though the fruits are picked,
the plant maintains fruition.
So give all the love you have.
Do not hold any in reserve.
What is given is not lost;
it shall return.
Kamand Kojouri
Dear Ones, I hope you are deeply in touch with your emotions these days and feel the delicious Taurus Full Moon energy field like a nurturing spring. Take your chance these days, release yourself from many old pattern and allow your authentic expression to step forward in all kinds of art forms. 
Love and Full Moon Blessings!
Edith

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The Spiritual Influence The Gemini Full Moon Has On Us

by Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
we are about to face another mega strong Super Full Moon in this year, and this time it is positioned in 11 degree and 40 seconds Gemini. On December 3rd the Full Moon appears very close to the earth, intensifying the highlighted energies and vibrations that are transmitted thru this stellar event. If we are wise and use the provided impulses collectively to our advantage, than it can lead for all of us to another leap in understanding our awakening process into the Golden Age of Aquarius.

This Super Full Moon in Gemini can stronger than ever bring forward the classic Gemini expressions of opposing forces and polarities, that we are daily facing in our inside world as well as in the outer world. This can be experienced as challenging but also be a chance to focus on consciously bringing our minds and hearts in alignment with the collective oneness feeling.

If only a world-wide consciousness could arise that all division and fission are due to the splitting of opposites in the psyche, then we should know where to begin.
C.G. Jung

The truth is, there is good and bad in everybody, in every nation, in every race, and in every religion. To hear someone say that all the people that belong to a certain country, race, or religion are bad — is extremely untruthful and makes the person making the statement lose credibility right away. We are all flawed and even nature is flawed. Nobody is perfect, and no country, race or religion is perfect. Duality and polarity are imprinted in everything in nature — in all humans, and even within ourselves. For example, there are those who are ignorant, and those who are wise.
Suzy Kassem

One of the strongest influences during this intense Gemini Full Moon is that the Sun and the Moon are in a t-square with Neptune. Time to let go of heavy energies, to allow long-term pattern, unhealthy relationships and limiting believes to naturally desolve and clear the road for a new approach to life. A Mantra that continuously repeated can help a lot in the process is:

In ease and grace,
In beauty and faith,
I let go…
While I rise to the highest timeline possible.
Another important thing to know about this Full Moon days is that Mercury is again going retrograde, and during the peak energy influence is also conjunct with Saturn. If we have a tendency to be overly critical or to place blame on others in emotionally uncomfortable situations, this is a chance to watch our thoughts and change the way we look at such life challenges.

It’s time to care; it’s time to take responsibility; it’s time to lead; it’s time for a change; it’s time to be true to our greatest self; it’s time to stop blaming others.
Steve Maraboli

You can get discouraged many times, but you are not a failure until you begin to blame somebody else and stop trying.
John Burroughs

A Jupiter trine with Neptune is bringing us some uplifting support, creating a sense of faith and a tendency to face challenges with increased optimism. This encourages in the collective field a heightened community spirit and hope for a positive future.

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
Saint Augustine

The cycle that unfolds between this Super Full Moon in Gemini and the following December New Moon, will lead to a general alignment with the energies of the Sagittarius zodiac sign within the human collective. This means its a perfect time to bring direction and clarity to life and ask ourselves the following questions.

Where do I need to be more clear in showing my boundaries?
Where are my personal boundaries limiting me?
Where does my believe system separate me from others?
How can I feel connected with others, while holding space for my own truth?
Dear Ones, I hope you all feel ready to be part of another big collective leap into the Golden Age of Aquarius, and feel inspired to hold space for others to become part of the active movement too. Allowing the Gemini energies to bring a lightness and playfulness into our life will make it easier to stay well aligned and positive. If you feel disconnected, make sure to use your hands in creative expression or to get in touch with the sensual pleasures of the physical body to ground yourself. Best of luck!
Love and Full Moon Blessings!
Edith

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How We Are Spiritually Profiting From This Pisces Full Moon

by Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
on September 6th the next Full Moon will appear at 13degrees and 53 minutes in the water zodiac sign Pisces, while we find the sun in the earth sign Virgo. This means for the human collective that we have the chance to harmonically merge the wisdom of our emotional body and the strengths of the physical body. As Pisces is the last sign in the zodiac cycle, we also can come to fulfillment and completion on some of our long-term lingering pattern. Look closely into the themes you have worked on during last years Pisces Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse, and you will be aware of what can easily be changed right now.

Very good news is that finally Mercury has gone direct again, allowing some relaxation for all of us. The Pisces Full Moon provides us with a chance to tune into a profound connection with mother earth and all her beauty. It is a good moment to consider our physical nutrition; thank the water we drink; honor the ground we walk on; enjoy the abundance of colors in nature; listen to the magnificent sounds and feel our oneness with it all. Allow yourself to connect with the sacredness of life and the healing energies provided by mother earth.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.
Mahatma Gandhi

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
Rachel Carson

The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see.
Edward Abbey

I would request that my body in death be buried not cremated, so that the energy content contained within it gets returned to the earth, so that flora and fauna can dine upon it, just as I have dined upon flora and fauna during my lifetime.
Neil deGrasse TysonThis Full Moon is conjunct with Neptune creating an energy field of high vibration. This will increase our sense for unconditional love, our capacity for compassion, provide a heightened excess to creativity and can make those who seek romance fall in love. Take the opportunity to deeply ground your feelings, while connecting to the guidance of your intuition, and be ready to follow what you hear also if it does not sound logical to the mind.

Ask yourself the following questions:
Am I in touch with the inner voice of my soul?

What does my soul truly want?
How can my soul power contribute to the maintenance of life on earth?

Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.
Andrew Boyd

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.
Pearl S. Buck

Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.
R.J. Palacio

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it’s beauty.
Albert EinsteinDear Ones, I hope you do enjoy the current Pisces Full Moon influence. I hope you can gain the most profound emotional insides and develop strong loving roots to ground them right now!
Love and Full Moon Blessings!
Edith

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The Spiritual Chances The Sagittarius Full Moon Is Bringing

by Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
on Friday June 9th we are meeting a very strong Sagittarius Full Moon at 18′ and 53 minutes. That means we have the Moon in Sagittarius and the Sun in Gemini, therefor a lot of mutable energy is going on right now. What ever we wish to do these days, the universe is telling us that it is time for a change!! Best you can do for yourself in this upcoming constellation, is to check in your personal birth chart what the influence is in the 1st & 4th house, this is where your challenges and transformations will occur.

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Andy Warhol

Tackle the difficult things first in the morning; make changes in the way you network. Treat everyone with respect and dignity. This stops you from cynicism and negativity. End your day with that same attitude you started. Renew your contract with a day well completed.
Rick Pitino

During this Full Moon there is a t-square going strong between the Sun in Gemini, the Moon in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces. Neptune is the ruler of Pisces and being in Pisces, it is our focus and center point right now. This impact will bring with it the opportunity to experience challenges to our believe systems and profound transformations in how we see the world.

Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not cliches but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path.
Phillip Sweet

Man’s mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.
John Calvin

I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you’re grateful, you’ll see God open up new doors.
Joel OsteenDuring this Sagittarius Full Moon we find Jupiter who is the ruler of Sagittarius in Libra, in a trine to the Sun and sextiled to the Moon. This influence brings the feeling into the mix, that in our life it is all about relationships. That creates the chance for truth to be told in all of our relations, and the challenge to authentically speak out for ourselves.
Ask yourself the following question:
Where does steering things up things is bringing more harmony to the relationship, than keeping the silence?

When in a relationship, a real man doesn’t make his woman jealous of others, he makes others jealous of his woman.
Steve Maraboli

Your relationship may be “Breaking Up,” but you won’t be “Breaking Down.” If anything your correcting a mistake that was hurting four people, you and the person your with, not to mention the two people who you were destined to meet.
D. Ivan Young

Last but not least, we are asked to trust our gut feeling when it comes to where people are being honest or dishonest with us. Its a chance for hidden things to come to the light. For us to go from illusion to acceptance of the betrayals we experienced, and beyond to forgiveness and new beginnings.

Yet each man kills the thing he loves
By each let this be heard
Some do it with a bitter look
Some with a flattering word
The coward does it with a kiss
The brave man with a sword
Oscar Wilde

Everyone suffers at least one bad betrayal in their lifetime. It’s what unites us. The trick is not to let it destroy your trust in others when that happens. Don’t let them take that from you.
Sherrilyn KenyonDear Ones, I hope you are all felling the direction and clarity of an experienced hunter rising from within you during this magical Sagittarius Full Moon influence. May you be authentic in your expression and guided by spirit, when ever you lift your bow and aim for the next big goal in your life!
Love and Full Moon Blessings!
Edith

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A Woman’s Role – Transforming An Old Paradigm In Society & Religion

wrrt8cby Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
in yesterdays article called
A Woman’s Role? How Much Influence Do “The Movies” Have On Our Society I shared a bit of a research on Walt Disney movies, by the linguists Carmen Fought and Karen Eisenhauer, that recently was discussed in the Washington Post. Their work has unveiled, that movies produced 50 years ago, gave more opportunity for women to have their voices heard, than modern creations do. Not only is that a daily struggle for female performer, we also need to ask ourselves what this imbalances are teaching us about the gender roles in modern society. Are the movies influencing our social paradigm, or is it our current paradigm that is reflected in their productions?

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When we look at the “role of a woman” in modern life, we can not do that without talking about religion. How can all this holiness feel completed ever, as long as the feminine is not honored? And that in particular the Churches had a massive influence on the depression of the divine feminine is not to deny. No matter which of the leading religions you look into, the idea of ascending to higher levels of consciousness and divine completion, while having manifested as a woman in the world – is not very embraced by the traditional teachings.
That lead collectively to the outcome, that women are feeling less worthy than their masculine brothers and powerless to their social dominance. Below is a book expect, which describes perfectly the struggle women have experienced around their religious identity, and how it feels to be stuck in what is supposed to be “a woman’s role in life”.acce

ONE TIME, ONE DAY
between Davie and Roberta,
I asked my mother why she persisted,
keep on having baby after baby.

She looked at me,
at a spot somewhere between my eyes,
blinked like I had suddenly fallen crazy.

She paused before answering,
as if to confide would legitimize my fears.

She drew a deep breath,
leaned against the chair,
I touched her hand and I thought
she might actually cry.

Instead she put baby Davie in my arms.
Patty, she said,
it is a woman’s role.

I decided if it was my role,
I would rather disappear!

THAT MADE ME THINK
I felt angry, frustrated.
I felt I did not belong, not in my church,
not in my home, not in my skin.

Amidst the chaos, I felt alone,
in need of a friend,
someone detached from my world.

The “woman’s role” theory disgust me…
I would soon be a woman and I knew,
I could never perform as expected.

I was tiered of my mom’s submission
to her religion, her husband’s sick quest for a heir,
to all his abuses.EmSILLY ME
I refused to believe it.
Not only that, but I started to resent the whole idea.

I had watched women crushed
beneath the weight of dreams, smashed
I had seen them bow down before their husbands;
and that not only figuratively.

I had witnessed bone-chilling abuse,
no question, no help, no escape…

All in the hopes that when they die,
and reach up from the grave,
their husbands would grab hold, tug hard,
and allow them to enter heaven.

Carmen Fought says about her insides into the movies, “There are no women leading the townspeople to go against the Beast, no women bonding together singing songs, women giving each other directions, or women inventing things. We don’t believe that little girls naturally play a certain way or speak a certain way,” she adds “They’re not born liking a pink dress. At some point we teach them.”
When I watched the video below for the first time (just ignore the title and give it a try), I was deeply touched by the honest frustration and natural outrage the girls express, about the unequal treatment they receive.

The changes that are happening right now in our lifestyle paradigm and the roles we play, allows us to reconnect with the ancient powers of the divine feminine expressions within us. So maybe over time we can exchange religion for authentic spiritual connection and remember who we truly are. As a human collective in a huge awakening process, need to bring back conscious initiations that allow us again, to be the invoker of spirit, the natural healer, herbalists, oracles, ecstatic dancer and priestesses, that we by nature are.

And what we all can do for ourselves as women, is to support another to feel self-empowered, to show respect for other women’s path, and over all acknowledge our equal right to demand space, speaking time and the respect to be heard with our needs. In Hollywood movies as much as in social interactions in daily life.
And for all of you who are working with the Ascended Master Realms, I can highly recommend to work with the energetic support of Mother Mary. Her power of blessings and renewal can help us letting go of our past and completely refresh our female energy.

Dear Ones, please don’t get me wrong I am not against any church, any kind of organized believe system or group activities that support the communion with spirit, I am simply a sucker for equality! I would also not call myself a feminist, just a self-empowered woman – aware of her equal worth to the masculine manifested beings. We will not be able to create the harmony and balance needed to unite the divine masculine and the divine feminine powers in our hearts, if we do not address the old paradigms that are so deeply implanted into societies behavior pattern right now.
Love and Blessings!!!
Edith!

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Does it really matter if God is Male or Female… Or can the truth “BE BOTH”


Dear Friends,

you might have heard the story of the Catholic priest from Massachussetts, who was officially dead for more than 48 minutes before medics were able to miraculously re-start his heart, and who brought back from his experience the new born knowledge ” that God is female”. Well you can imagine that this idea did not sit very well with the Catholic Church Leader and a lot of religious believe systems. So the news made quite some wind on social media. By now it is not so sure anymore if it was simple a hoax to attract links, but that does not even matter. You know the good thing of such a stone once thrown into the calm waters, is that it creates a ripple effect in the collective body of the human conscious awakening process. A Ripple effect that ones set in motion can not be taken back again!!
So what is the actual topic at hand? Is this new idea and the discussions it brought up truly about God being one or the other – male or female, or is it maybe about the changes that are happening right now in our lifestyle paradigms and the role the church’s leader, the different religions and religions believe systems have had in our world so far?? That in particular the Catholic Church had a massive influence on the depression of the divine feminine is not to deny, but also in the other religions, the idea of ascending to higher levels of consciousness, while having manifested as a woman in the world, is not very embraced by the officials.
So simply to keep the ball rolling and because I am truly curious what you guys have to say to this topic, I share here the clerks story and some pieces from a book I recently read, which describe perfectly the struggle many women experience around their religious identity and what is supposed to be “a woman’s role in life”. Let me know how it makes you feel!!


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sotThis is the story that kicked of the ripple effect:
The 71-year-old cleric Father John Micheal O’neal claims he went to heaven and met God, which he describes as a warm and comforting motherly figure. Father John Micheal O’neal was rushed to the hospital on January 29 after a major heart attack, but was declared clinically dead soon after his arrival. The doctors were afraid he would have suffered some brain damage from the incident, but he woke up less than 48 minutes later and seems to have perfectly recovered. The elderly man claims that he has clear and vivid memories of what happened to him while he was dead.
He describes a strange out-of-body experience, experiencing an intense feeling of unconditional love and acceptance, as well as being surrounded by an overwhelming light. He claims that at that point in his experience, he went to heaven and encountered God, which he describes as a feminine, mother-like “Being of Light”.
“Her presence was both overwhelming and comforting” states the Catholic priest. “She had a soft and soothing voice and her presence was as reassuring as a mother’s embrace. The fact that God is a Holy Mother instead of a Holy Father doesn’t disturb me, she is everything I hoped she would be and even more! The declarations of the cleric caused quite a stir in the catholic clergy of the archdiocese over the last few days, causing the Archbishop to summon a press conference to try and calm the rumors. Despite the disapproval of his superiors, Father O’neal says that he will continue dedicating his life to God and spread the word of the “Holy Mother”. “I wish to continue preaching” says the elderly cleric. “I would like to share my new knowledge of the Mother, the Son and the Holy Ghost with all catholics and even all Christians. God is great and almighty despite being a woman…”. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston has not confirmed however, if they will allow Father O’neal to resume his preaching in his former parish in South Boston.ll
ONE TIME, ONE DAY
between Davie and Roberta,
I asked my mother why she persisted,
keep on having baby after baby.


She looked


at me, at a spot somewhere between my eyes,
blinked like I had suddenly fallen crazy.
She pause before answering


as if


to confide would legitimize my fears.
She drew a deep breath, leaned against the chair,
I touched her hand and I thought


she might cry.


Instead she put baby Davie in my arms.
Patty, she said, it is a woman’s role.
I decided if it was my role,
I would rather
disappear!


THAT MADE ME THINK
I felt angry, frustrated.
I felt I did not belong, not in my church,
not in my home, not in my skin.


Amidst the chaos, I felt alone,
in need of a friend, someone detached from my world.
The “woman’s role” theory disgust me…


I would soon be a woman and I knew,
I could never perform as expected.
I was tiered of my mom’s submission
to her religion, her husband’s sick quest for a heir,
to his abuses.


SILLY ME
I refused to believe it.
Not only that, but I started to resent the whole idea.

I had watched women crushed

beneath the weight of dreams, smashed
I had seen them bow down before their husbands;
and that not only figuratively.


I had witnessed bone-chilling abuse,
no question, no help, no escape…


All in the hopes that when they die,
and reach up from the grave,
their husbands would grab hold, tug hard,
and allow them to enter heaven.

Dear Ones, don’t get me wrong I am not against the church in particular, any kind of organized believe system or group activities that support the communion with spirit, I am simply a sucker for equality! I would also not call myself a feminist, just a self-empowered woman – aware of her equal worth to the masculine manifested beings. We will not be able to create the harmony and balance needed to unite the divine masculine and the divine feminine powers in our hearts, if we do not address the abuses that are so deeply implanted into societies behavior pattern right now. And changing the concepts and believes behind organized religion, is one important station on the way!
Love and Blessings!!!
Edith!

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Overweight – Can I anyway go to a Yoga class??

yoga_instructorby Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
in the magical little town I live in, we are a collective of Healer, Personal Trainer, Ascension Facilitator and many, many Yoga Teacher. You can at least find five different Yoga classes the day, offerings of any type and style you can possible imagine.
Last night I was talking to a close friend, a wonderful, beautiful, strong, fire and slightly overweight woman. I was truly shocked when I heard her asking me the question “Can I even take a Yoga class, with my weight”. Apart from the fact that my beautiful friend is literally only 10 pounds over her so called “ideal weight”, it shocked me most – that she would even in the least consider limiting herself because of her weight. Especially as I know her as  a courageous woman, usually unafraid to take whatever she truly desires. It made me think of the million of women out there, who are not jet ready to stand up for their true desires in everyday life. So this is to all of you!!!

The first – and most important news flash is – there is no typical yoga body. Everybody who puts enough effort and perseverance into it, can be successful in experiencing the true effects of Yoga. Best example is the American Plus-Size Yoga Teacher Jessamine Stanley. All the beautiful pictures used in this article are from her Instagram presentation.
aAnd that leads us to news flash number two: the essence of Yoga is not about the physical body, not about looking good, not about loosing weight, not even about bringing more strength to the body. All of this are basically side-effects, that can be used in many different therapeutic ways. But the essence begins where everything else begins, in the mind. It is about finding liberation for limiting believe systems (without actively having to go thru the minds understanding), this liberation than leads to an inner extension – which we notice as sinking in deeper into a Yoga pose, that we where not able to hold just yesterday. That people who practice Yoga since a long time often have a slim and sometimes wiry physical appearance, has rather to do with the mental discipline that comes from regular training in general.
And please don’t get me wrong, a woman born with heavy bone structure, a woman broad in the beam or highly overweight – will never turn into a Prima Ballerina, just because of practicing Yoga.Smash-yoga6Which turns into the news flash number three: For the creation of a brotherhood of men for this world, we have to stop judging each others body and realize – their beauty lies in being the vessel for our divine soul. We need to get out of societies claws of cruelty, comparison and completion with each other. A study from England shows, that over 70% of women feel so afraid of being judged for their physical bodies appearance, they never even start attending the gym or go to exercise classes. How did we manage to get so afraid of each other that 70% of a countries population rather decides to stay at home, than one more time suffer the profound pain other peoples judgement can trigger??
At the same time, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, less than half of the American population actually get enough physical exercise. A lack of physical activity makes us more vulnerable for diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer. Is that really worth it?
So be a role-model!!! Get out there and do what you want to do!!! Put your thickest skin on top of your thinnest leggings and book a class, if that is what you truly desire doing. If you want to dance – find a dance class! And if you want to sing – let a teacher train you!

I hope you feel inspired to rush out and take your first class!! And the next time when I take a break at for a Yoga teaching – I expect to meet at least three overweight sisters in my class!!! We want you to become visible sisters of the world!! Go, let your Light shine bright!!
Blessings & Love Edith

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(Photo credit:  Jessamine Stanley on Instagram)