Life By Your Design.

Experiencing life from the soul’s point of view is what drives and sustains me. I’ve made it my mission to revere soul through the enormous gift of the senses. They offer nourishment and sanctuary to my body, yet also deliver the wonder needed to be continually engaged by life.

My own journey has taught me that enlightenment is not a destination – it’s a philosophy of living. It means cultivating a fully considered and continually evolving life, then luxuriating in its everyday resolutions … with passion.

Honoring the wisdom of my senses has required an unwavering faith in their ability to orchestrate my decisions. My soul yearned to be seduced by an honest connection to the Divine. I call that grace. When I surrendered to being impassioned and replete with soul, grace saturated my life.

I strive to live there every day.

We’re joined to each other by our collective craving for beauty, serenity, and meaning. My senses are my refuge, my way into those cravings. They’re a tangible connection to a union with my self, my family, and my surroundings.

I’ve always been a mind-body-soul seeker, but my refuge wasn’t always assured. In my early 20s, I was usually mired in a stack of self-help books that either explained how to chase my toddlers while smiling or how to lock the door and have a bath to engender balance. I was continually searching outside myself for answers. I was an overwhelmed, exhausted, single mother so deeply entrenched in caring for others that I’d forgotten to nourish the innately essential me. I’d fallen away from the wisdom of my senses.

So I began to revisit my physical self through my love of movement. I realized it was the one thing I instinctively trusted for safe exploration of my soul. My senses awakened in soul. I discovered that the human body demands refuge within itself for authentic exploration. Physical connection to the outside world is the soul’s yearning to reengage the senses. Doing this became the driving force behind my sojourn back to me. That revelation changed the direction of my life.

I pledged my faith in the wisdom of my senses to unearth my passionate human soul … and I’ve never looked back.

What’s meaningful to me is cultivating a deeply authentic and passionate life of sensual harmony.

 

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Cut + Paste Wisdom: Miraculous Results

What connotes a miracle? Can any little moment in the day be a miracle OR does it have to come out of the sky in technicolor? I mean really. We’re talking miracles here. I’m of the belief that the former is true. Believing in miracles goes against my Aristotle and Kierkegaard loving inquiring mind, but my soul craves to find beauty in the simple poetics of everyday life. That being said…does today’s C+P Wisdom cause a conundrum? A miracle is seemingly the last thing on earth (or earthly depending upon your slant) that would be looking for results. Anyway you slice it…it’s worth a deep inhale and at least a thought or two on what your soul has to think about all this. in other words, don’t answer with your head! Quiet the monkey-chatter in your head and let your soul listen intently to your divine inner voice – that in itself is a miracle on any given day.

Go on a Soul’s Journey to seek an answer…try starting with the Best selling audiobooks on iTunes. My car is often my listening sanctuary…no teens asking for a meal & no a single lovable but barking dog. Ahhh….4-wheelin’ serenity. The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife (Unabridged) – Marianne Williamson is a great place to start for women of a certain age (like me!). Enjoy.

Teaching Guide.

I have been out and about lately. Actually, not really getting my groove on or hitting up the club scene or any otherwise wacky behavior, but out. I’ve been trying new yoga and fusion classes, and what I’ve found to be the new universal truth…not all classes are created equal. Nor are instructors. I always felt it truth-bearing to call myself a “guide”. I do believe that I am a teacher in all its descriptions –  years of gained personal experiences, acquired wisdom handed down by generous mentors, certifications and degrees (the least important in my opinion), low-valleys of life transformed into peaks of insight, and most importantly the humble knowledge that teaching has nothing to do with the teacher and everything to do with the student. That being said, “guide” leaves the possibility for the students own sense of self to merely be led on a path where their authentic world unfolds. I like that.

Facebook Birthday.

Thanks y’all! Birthdays garner wisdom, rituals mark the occasion and well-wishers nourish the celebratory soul. Heartfelt gratitude for warming my heart with floods of memories, moments of laughter, yummy champagne and messages sent from afar. This crazy technology stuff certainly gained a thumbs-up from this birthday girl! My heart is singing…even if my head’s a little hung-over!  -Dirt xo