Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Non-Dual Gospel of Matthew: Matthew 11:12-15

“From the days of Yohannan The Baptizer until this hour the Kingdom of Heaven is led by force and the violent are seizing it. All The Prophets and The Written Law have prophesied until Yohannan. And if you will, he is Elijah who was to come. Whoever has an ear to hear, let him hear.”

whose name means
Yahweh is my God,
who defeated enemy and idol
and who whined in despair
thinking you were the only one
who could hear and obey God--
Who were you
after the earthquakes and storms of your life
passed by
when you finally
had ears to hear
the still small voice?

And Jesus asks, pointing beyond
Scripture and Law-

Who are you, dear listener?

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Donate Your Gently Used or New Yoga Mat!

The Alpena Warriors Girls Ice Hockey Team has committed to conditioning and pre-game Hatha Yoga practices this year, but they need your help.  As the Alpena Lady Wildcats assistant golf coach for the past two years, I’ve seen so many previous and PREVENTABLE game-related injuries that I started teaching yoga to better condition and prepare our golf team for play.  By introducing a comprehensive yoga for athletes program to our U19 girls (ages 14-19) hockey team, I am hoping to send these young women out onto the ice and into the world with sound bodies, clear minds and a different way to move in the world. As you all know, Yoga will not only minimize sport injuries, and indeed, make for a better player, it will surprise them with a lifetime physical practice.

Your gift of a yoga mat will go a long way to support this amazing and talented group (did you know there is no other hockey team in Northeast Michigan this year, yet it has put four girls on college teams over the past few years?)  Let’s give them the gift that the pros use—Hatha Yoga.

You can bring your mats to the ice rink (attach a piece of paper with attention to Kim or Mike Nunneley), drop them by the Team One office across from the OWL or message Kim or Mike to pick them up. Be sure to include your name and address and we’ll get a thank you card out to you asap!

Thanks so much! And Namaste!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Non-Dual Gospel of Matthew: Matthew 11:10-11

Matthew 11:10-11

“For this is he about whom it is written: 'Behold, I am sending my messenger before your presence that he may prepare the road before you.' “Amen, I say to you, that among them born of women there has not arisen a greater than Yohannan (John) The Baptizer, but a little one in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he.”

Open your eyes, dripping from the river,
and smell how sweet the raw, dry air.
Bird calls, the sigh of others on the bank,
the way your clothes undulate with the current,
steady, the hand on your shoulder ushering in the newborn,
blinking in surprise that the Kingdom has been


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Non-Dual Gospel of Matthew: Matthew 11:7-9

Matthew 11:7-9   

 7As these men were going away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John, “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 8“But what did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Those who wear soft clothing are in kings’ palaces! 9“But what did you go out to see?

Three times, he asked them to “see”.
What lies beneath the outer form?
Look too low, and you observe what is commonplace.
Gaze too high, and you create false majesty.
Stare too much and you do not hear
 the message
the shared heart-beat.
Is this not like reading scripture?