Sunday, July 3, 2016

Dear Elie

Dear Elie,

I cried over Night.  And cried and cried. 
Thinking of myself in the dirt, in the darkness, watching the smoke rise and know it is not just smoke but hatred and indifference and all things evil. 
It could have been me.
In the smoke.
In the fear.
It could have been me
Alone surrounded by
Six million other “others”
I want to thank you for reminding us not to forget
For remembering that love is a super power
And so is protest.

I stood staring as the tower fell and then the other
Vanished before my eyes into a puff of dust and loss
I was surrounded by neighbors
I wasn’t afraid
Until someone and then someone else took hold of a van
With a driver who wore a turban and had a beard
And then shook it and shook it
I did not hear what they said for I could not hear
But the fear in his eyes
I did not stay to see what they did for I wanted to be nowhere near
Then I vacuumed
God help me, that’s what I did
I vacuumed and vacuumed
Into the night.

I want you to know that in honor of your return to your parents, to your family, to the source
That I want to be more like you
That I want to be the one who does not stay silent no more
I will summon the courage to stop the hate
To be of service
To be what others need
In time of their need
No matter who, no matter what they believe

No more silence

I choose light.

With love,
Karuna Lynne

Jewish American Teacher/Author/Yogi

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Last weekend Stephanie Delmanto taught us how to Eat and Cook Mindfully at the Rejuvenation Retreat and last night at Satsang Guruji reminded us why the children at Yogaville Ashram (alum including actor Liev Schreiber, musician Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) & Stefan Lessard (Dave Matthews Band) were nurtured in the right environment so that the ego can be curbed and kids stayed "Focused like arrows," Rev. Janaki said.

1. They are being fed from their environment harmony, collaboration, loving and giving they are being fed; 2. Food was simple, vegetarian non-violent, non-angry vibrations being absorbed - no junk food, loving vegetables. 

At 1:36 Guruji gets so passionate about this issue of healthy food just like me! 

Watch and listen at 1:36:31-- effect of broccoli on lung cancer!

All our food should be taken with an "Attitude of Gratitude!"
Bless you Guruji Rev. Jaganath Carrera.

May you be easeful and peaceful.  Thank you for already being so useful.

Om Shanti!

-- Yoga Girl 

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays and New Year!

-- Peace, love, light and laughter from the cat who can purr, do a headstand and purr-suade others to stay paw-sitive!

2016 is going to be a great year.

This year's goals...

A Swami Cat CD of songs and stories.

         Swami Cat's Cookbook for Little Yogis

               Swami Cat videos that teach lessons on Yoga, Life and Staying Calm while Growing Up

                         More books by Swami Cat including a Coloring Book and the Origin of Swami                                    Cat & Yoga Girl

Here's a sweet little video my Yogi friends helped me put together this holiday season.

Enjoy & remember Yoga is a Practice not a Purr-fect!