The Realistic-Super Fragile-istic Heart

Dedicated to dear friends around the world…. And strangers becoming friends

Juan Miro wrote, “The power of color reveals the fragility of line.”  Translating that to a heart-practice I write, “The power of love is revealed in lines of fragile durability.  Asking emotional muscle to choose delicate, intelligent lines of response to difficult people and situations, up-grades love to a bold fearlessness, despite its fragility.  And not only for Self, but for everyone touched by our efforts.  This year, in honor of St. Valentin, I commit to wearing love as a powerful color, allowing it to reveal lines of conscious-willingness toward remaining vulnerable, aware, and motivated.

Miro also felt that he wished to ‘assassinate painting,’ and challenge the conventional.  He could only achieve his aims through transgression and the constant reconsideration of his own creative effort.  I say “ditto” when it comes to learning to love as a warrior.  These times call for us to suit up in armor, take to the streets in rebellion, and yet remain vulnerable enough to reach out and hold not only loved ones, but the stranger beside us.

When moving outside of one’s comfort zone, it’s easier to see that the stranger is really us. This is particularly true when moving together. Bodies are nourished by the muscular musicality of breath and movement. Song and dance are rituals of our humanity.  No translations necessary in these heart-practices, for here we cannot lie.  The body is not capable of deception because it is the color, or the language born of heart and spirit. Whirling African dancers directly relay their exuberant joy and physicality. Seeing film of Nazi’s marching in perfect synchronization, you feel their united determination. A young ballerina, teetering on toe, speaks her tremulous story without a word.  We are primitive under our chic. We are fragile under our armor.  (amour/amor/amore).  We bond in love and hate. Choose your color, wear it proudly for all to see your talented, creative, realistic, super fragile-istic heart.  Mine to yours always.

My email is now: samcatcam@gmail.com  I’d love to hear your heart-stories.

Astrology and Yoga of Transformation

The Twins Face Off! May 23-30

If you have not enjoyed all that has taken place in the past few weeks, stop for a moment in this Last Quarter Lunar phase to re-set, re-orient, and re-negotiate.  As we move ever darker toward the Gemini New Moon, Thursday 25, set aside quiet time to find the light you wish to be, the love you wish to grow. Despite the mutable, questioning energy of Gemini, this new lunar cycle is colored with passion as Venus squares Pluto, along with an ‘anxious Yod’, and challenging T Square. (Hear the arias of “Carmen.”  Visualize the Tango, and you begin to glimpse this potency.) They express Venus in her warrior mode in Aires. She takes few prisoners. Pluto, as Darth Vader, takes none.  When these two meet, we often decide who will be our bosom-buds, and who we will drop at the bus stop. We make moves beyond limiting beliefs, and emotions that have held us captive. We reconsider our value, and true authenticity.

After a spring of powerful Retrogrades, we seek forward motion, hoping to manifest changes we’ve re-landscaped, as well as materialize future plans . We would also love to see our politicians grow up so that we can breathe a great sigh of relief. Sadly, we shall endure ever greater power struggles, and scattered, unfinished business that holds us hostage….. if we let it. The divisive energies informing this New Moon offer ever greater opportunity to grow generous, emotional muscle.  to stand up for our beliefs, and share our fortitude with those who are not yet ready.  Reach out and keep loved ones close. Keep the faith for what is possible.

Your Practice This Week:  The duality inherent in Gemini opens pathways to incorporate polarities, to listen, see, and do both sides equally.  It’s a good week to not only plant New Moon seeds of intention deep within your Lotus Mudra, but to step back and question how and why you do asanas in certain ways.  Look at inner polarities deepening the poses. Seek ways and means that bring you greater balance.  We are going to need this inner and outer equanimity to create space for peace, despite the emotional unpredictability of the incoming cycle. Be even more generous of spirit, especially toward self. My classes will soften, stretch, listen, accept, sing and breathe soulful spirit into the body.

Your Birthday Week: You may discover dormant parts of yourself awakening to turn a new leaf.  With Venus prominent, you will be integrating greater self-worth, paying attention to where love calls, and where it does not.  If you are of strong heart, you will take up the warrior’s sword and cut away dead wood to lighten the load of the new life you sail upon. As you embark, carry less weight of regret and anger in order to develop new systems and structures that increase your flexibility, power, and compassion.

Astrological consultation:  It is a particularly good time to look at your life from an objective, non-judgmental point of view.  Consider a soul-centered consult with Samantha Cameron to discover how to better use your inherent genius, your compassionate awareness.  Understand your past, accept and love the present,  and plan an abundant future.         Email  samcatcam@gmail.com

SCHEDULE  All are Welcome!

May 22, Mon. 10:30 Pilates mat.  The Studio at One Edson, Natick.
May 24, Wed. 5:15 & 7:00 PM classes at Laughing Dog Wellesley. In the dark of the New Moon, we expand the body, creating resilience, flexibility, and peace.  We integrate feeling with thought, listening to what the body needs.  We accept where we are, not pushing to make it better.  Long slow asanas will give the body opportunity to open with pleasure and peace, informing the mind to do the same.May 27, Sat. 8:30 AM ~ Class at Blue Lotus Yoga in Needham.  It is a celebrational weekend, not only Memorial, the start to summer, but it’s the beginning of Ramadan.  The Practice will take the Yin notes from Wednesday’s New Moon rituals, and step them up a notch. We will continue listening and accepting where our Practice to balance the push and pull in the world.  We will sing and dance spirit to open summer’s beautiful gates, in pleasure and peace.