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Upma KaurComment
goldentemple india 2015

Life as i see it, is just on great transition.  Season to season, day to night, hour to hour, minute to minute and breath to breath. However there are moments that those transitions become more obvious, more pronounced. I'm in one such transition right now.  it started the day my son was born, more likely the day he was conceived, but I digress.  This year he graduates and turns 18.  i feel his steps into adulthood in the very core of my cells.  

It's simultaneously beautiful, frightening & exciting, over layed with deep grief, a powerful letting go - ahhh the freedom and oooooh the loss. I feel so blessed to have the mirror of the nature at this time - her transition into fall has begun, plants dying back,  leaves will soon turn and drop.  loss.  Winter will come, darkness will descend.  Then the light will eventually return and with it the beautiful transitions of growth:  spring.  Your familiar with the story, it's the cycle of life.   

For now though, i'm really taking time to  honor this transition in my body.  Lots of baths and self massage with my new arnica oil (available end of October) are key.  Getting on the dance floor and moving my body (teaching or taking a nia class) also an essential tool that helps me stay present to change and the letting go in my cells, then there's meditating and keeping up with the dishes, a clean kitchen really helps my mental well being and meditation well, it just helps everything.  Rose -  neroli serum rubbed over my heart & sinus cavities a sure way to feel supported and wrapped in comfort - and then there's saturating my skin with the "nani" body bliss mist - especially after a good cry, workout, or both. 

Here's to a year filled with beautiful conscious transitions!

What do you do to transition with grace, awareness and presence?

  rose neroli serum ~  rose otto and pure neroli essential oil in a base of rose-hip, argan and pomegranate.

rose neroli serum ~ rose otto and pure neroli essential oil in a base of rose-hip, argan and pomegranate.

A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you’re in and take advantage of it.
— Nikki Giovanni

xo upma