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January 6, 2019

Intention, Goals, & Identity – A Journal!

We’re officially living in 2019. How’s it feeling so far?

It’s already been somewhat of a roller coaster for me… I had to make a difficult choice this week, which came with all the feelings.

But I’ve been reflecting on what I said in last week’s sermon about the importance of language (remember my example of saying “anxiety is strong right now” instead of “I AM anxious”) and I’ve been putting it into practice. I have to tell you, it works!

Naming what’s present instead of identifying with the passing emotion has allowed me a bit of space. It’s not a denial of my feelings. It’s the practice of allowing my feelings to be present without losing myself in them.

This is personal practice at its best. Simple tools that help us stay rooted in our Self (with a capital S!).

The New Year is all about action, but yoga teaches us that action needs to be deeply connected to reflection and awareness. So this week, instead of a new sermon, I’ve got a journal packet for you.

This free 8-page journal includes:

  • a meditation worthy quote from one of my favorite yoginis,
  • teachings from the yoga sutras,
  • a verse from the Bhagavad Gita,
  • a super simple practice to get you out of your head,
  • and four important questions to ask yourself as you work toward your goals this New Year.


And in case you missed last week’s sermon (or just want to have a quick re-watch) here it is for you.

This sermon is the backbone of the journal packet. If you want the full sermon page (with audio, transcript, and reflection questions) click here.

Once you’ve had a chance to work through the journal I’d love to hear some of your insight. Please be sure to share your wisdom with us below!

And please, don’t forget to sign up for the Yoga for Transformation course. The online classroom opens on the 15th and Module 1 will be released on Feb 1.

After that you’ll have to wait an entire year for the course to open up again. Don’t miss your opportunity to join us in 2019!