Yoga Meets Yah

A practitioner of yoga for years, a new walk I have began with Yahuah (Yahweh). Most of us call him God , but when you go deep into a personal relationship..you get personal on a first name basis . ( I won’t be bothered with the convincing that the Almighty’s name is Yah..just a few moments of research and you can know yourself).

Today I am here to bring us closer to the Great One, Yah, God, El Shaddai . By means of Yoga!  It has been long thought in religious circles that the two can not mix, but as a woman of the word with a continuously growing relationship with Father Yah..he showed me different.

I have been going through rough seas, as we all often do. It is life’s (Yah’s) way of teaching, grooming, and readying us for the next great season of our life.

I had a quiet sabbath as my mind and heart raced with so much! I could not shut them off for long..as soon as sabbath evening came to a close..there were those pesky thoughts, feelings, and whirlwind of emotions..

As I graced this Monday morn, my eyes flew open at 3:29 a.m. and they were at it again. Not able to close my eyes til 6:00 a.m. , I found some sleep. Awakening in an hour and having class to teach at 8 a.m. , I decided I would do my self and my students a favour by using the hour I had to realign my mind, heart and spirit .

I quickly made a fresh fruit salad and then opened the door to the fresh morning air, and took a few deep, longing breaths – my eyes closed into peace. It did not take long for me to find a flow of yoga poses on my bright blue mat. I must have done about 30 minutes of breathing and stretching from pose to pose.

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For those interested, I flowed from a standing mountain pose with deep breaths to half forward-fold then into a deep sitting squat ( malasana). From there I flowed into a  full forward-fold as much as I could, and then made my way to downward dog.
A few reps of downward dog to plank to warm my arms, and then unto my knees into the all-fours position for deep flow breathing with cow-cat rotations. Raising up into downward dog again, I made it into pigeon pose on both sides. Giving each side as much as they needed in the pigeon, I then gently made it back to downward dog. Another few rounds of cow-cat, and made my rest in childs pose ( with head resting to the side, giving each side of my neck a stretch).

 

 

 

It is here I was met quietly with the following revelation..
Yoga does nothing but strip away our anxieties, worries, and fears ( all those things that scripture has told us to release – Matt 6: 25 – 33 ). And as the fears, and worries subside, we have much more space and time to spend with Yah. In essence, Yoga draws us away from the physical temporary conditions, and places us in the spiritual eternal expanse where we meet our Abba Yah.

As we focus on our breath in yoga, we find release and peace. Our inner and outer parts refreshed by the personal meeting with what some call the higher self..but what is the higher self if not Abba Yah..the Great One that has created all and created (hu)man in his image and likeness..Mind, Body, Spirit.

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For all Yah does is Great. And this practice of yoga is no different. The practice can be used for a mighty variety of things..as is everything in the world. But when combined with the presence of Yah, the beauty unfolds. We do not just relax and refine, but find ourselves in deep (personal) relation with All That Is, Aleph-Tav (Alpha-Omega) , Abba Yah. The One who is, was, and will always BE.

Blessings  ,

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Hope you are blessed by the message

 

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The Power Of Prayer

Most of us have said a prayer at some point in our life, if even at the dinner table or for most people, when we are in dire need of divine assistance.
Churches are a common place to experience prayer, which can be either quite long-lasting and directed towards a host of topics – or prayer can be relatively short , note on relative!, and directly aimed towards one or two topics/cause.

Prayer is a necessary element of spiritual alignment and restoration. Spiritual alignment is for those just coming to the path of having recognizing the need to have a relationship with the Creator, the Almighty – Al Shaddai, The ONE who made all, knows all and is the giver of all.   In this portion of our journey, prayer is encouraged and is necessary to develop a strong obedience and true commitment to walking in the righteous path set forth in the scriptures, starting from the Beginning in B’resh’th (Genesis).  When there is not a solid foundation in our initial journey to the path, which can occur from several factors – but the most common is lack of understanding The Word, leading to some lack of belief to a degree, and hence a lack of prayer – leads to a detour from the alignment path back to the ways of the world – living unaligned with the spiritual call within.
Our Source, Set Apart Creator – The Allmighty and All Knowing One , has a way of ‘getting us on track’ and this is where spiritual restoration exists. And a lot of people are in this space. It can be a jagged path due to the struggle, as expected, to peel back the layers that we have grown comfortable with living in the world and shed, replace, edit, and reshape our lives to align again, or re-align and restore the spiritual connection with the Allmighty, Set Apart One. In the restoration journey, prayer is more than necessary. It is required daily. and even hourly. However many times you need to pray to keep in the spiritual embodiment of the Allmighty – mind, body and soul.
Prayer – be it quiet whispers of the heart or spoken words from the mouth – is PowerFull. Throughout the scriptures we are told that if we seek the Allmighty Father , he will come into our presence. If we talk, he will listen – he will hear. How do we talk to the Father, The Set Apart Great One who has made all and can do all things we ask.   We talk to HIM through Prayer. Every word/whisper of our Prayer is heard by the Allmighty Father, and in this lies great Power. The Power to surrender, the Power to forgive, The Power to love, The Power to overcome, The Power to shift course to being completely ONE and in alignment with the Most High, Allmighty ONE.

So next time you kneel to Pray, remember that you are literally sending up praises, along with requests. So be truly conscious of what you are saying to the Allmighty, share everything with HIM – he wants to hear it, he wants to help us as much as we want help. The key ingredients to accessing the Power of Prayer is Consistency. Authentic Heart Filled Connection. and Deep Reverence. and Continuous Praise and Thanks Worship for what is, what has been, and what is to come .

So Pray On! Unconditionally. The Power is Within – Vested In Your Personal Conversation with the AllMighty, and we refer to that personal conversation as Prayer.