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Yoga and the Buddha Stir Within

My Yoga Journey Begins…

In recent months, my journey has taken me to rediscover my love of yoga and some of its foundational philosophies. Although I am a channel and have access to Divine beings who guide me and my clients, I am always a firm believer in having one foot planted firmly on the ground….

and two hands reaching high to Heaven!

Part of my intention was to be able to integrate my body, go deeper into meditation and channel to create calm, peace and serenity. I do this brilliantly for my clients, but I was feeling the need to be more loving and gift this practice to myself, then share it with others.

I began my yoga journey in my late 20s doing Kundalini Yoga videos with Gurmukhi, with lavish backdrops of Hawaii or cool California studios. Then in 2011, I met Deb Niven, Visionary owner of In the Spirit Yoga studio, where I continued my journey of Hatha yoga, and began doing transformational workshops and retreats with her other company Divine Destination Collection.

Getting busier and doing more channelled hypnosis, healing and spiritual direction with clients and groups in Canada, U.S. and Tuscany, I began to lose sight of my need for physical “groundedness” with stretching, yoga and meditation. My channelling ability and metaphysical focus had me feeling a little lost in the physical world, and missing my yoga practice.

My colleague and co-channel and Full Immersion Into Spirit teacher, Elizabeth Rose, began channelling yoga from the Ascended Master realm, but with her being in New Brunswick and me in Toronto (with a lack of discipline!) I began to seek a practical way I could get started on my yoga path and then integrate this with my more metaphysical practices.

After seeing a notice for the third time (after two years of waiting), I finally picked up the sign and went back to In the Spirit for Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) with LefteriAlexander Petrogiani (Alx) of LifeCosmic.com. This intensive 9 month program includes all the Hatha variations including Kundalini and Yin Yoga (which is really the “tha” in Hatha), a hint of martial arts, and the science, discipline, philosophy and “consciousness of yoga” (including the groundbreaking little known gem, the Chup Sadhana (the Practice of Silence) by Mansoor, and the Bhagavad Gita, the jewel in the yoga crown.  And of course the most important part: practice practice practice!


Inspired by this yoga journey, I also became attracted to Eastern ideas and the life story of the Buddha, Siddharta Gautama (Gautama Buddha). I confess the source was a somewhat cheesy Bollywood looking rendition on Netflix, but don’t be fooled by the overblown acting in some cases, the main actor, Himanshu Soni, gives a captivating and powerful evocation of the Buddha consciousness, which is love and compassion.

Giving up worldly goods and renown, he retreats into the woods and surrenders completely to his path, becoming the epitome of “the middle way” of peace, sacrifice, and service. His love and devotion comes from dedicating himself to something inward rather than outward. And not stopping until Peace is found.

I hear you, Brother!

Although I may never live up to the high standards set for me by my noble and enlightened friends: Buddha, Christ, Babaji, Mahatma Gandhi, Paramahansa Yogananda and more, I will be richly blessed by studying them, hearing whispers of them when I channel, and living life through my lifelong yogic practice.

Who knows, maybe I will be channelling my Beloved Teachers, both physical and non-physical, when I marry my love of channelled healing and metaphysical hypnosis with the science, discipline and mystical art of yoga, becoming grounded like a tree firmly rooted in the West, reaching high to Heaven, God, the Universe and All.

Om Shanti (Peace).  Amen!

 


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Krista Moore is an Angelic Channel, Healer, Metaphysical Hypnotist (CH) and Spiritual Director. She helps you experience your spiritual “essence” so you too can live a miraculous life!

For more on her work, podcast and channeling services, go to: www.mooremiracles.com.

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Tuscany Welcomes & Transforms

This is Part III of Krista’s Tuscany Journey writing series. See also Part I and Part II.

Who can explain the softness and iridescence of roses? The intoxicating smell that lifts you from mundane to angelic? The sound of birds flying and hovering overhead nestling above vine-covered windows awakening you to an eternal summer’s day?

Walk with me awhile and let me explain…

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Last year, my mother and I finally arrived at the Mystical Tuscany Retreat after our exhilarating and sometimes weary travels from Rome to Florence and finally to the enchanting villa at La Chiara di Prumiano.  By the time we unpacked and wandered down the thick, ancient worn stairs and opened the back door to the rose garden, we were inundated with new sights and sounds that mesmerized and turned our hearts on to something new…

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Can you imagine walking down that path with me and dipping your nose into your first rose of an early evening sun? The buzz of bees and golden mist over olive branches?  A stone wall to touch and grass to welcome your tired feet home? Can you fathom everywhere you look there is perfection, a garden path with an arched gazebo, an open gate welcoming you to even greater expanse?  

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Not to mention the call of others to the supper table, where we pour local organic wine, and survey the bounty that has been delivered by Paul our renowned chef, and Paula and Cinzia our beloved, smiling hostesses?

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Aaahh… I can describe it. But that is not fair. If you have never been to Tuscany, you deserve the right to sample this for yourself. To hear the call of the birds and trees. To walk the sun-speckled path from the villa to the pool. To lounge and dream and laugh. To splash!

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There is so much more to tell you. I couldn’t possibly encapsulate the mystical powers of Sienna, where we dreamed in multi-dimensions, raised consciousness and saw visions, and touched sacred relics that welcomed us back to our beginnings. I couldn’t possibly hint at the majesty of Santa Maria duomo cathedral with its goddesses engraved on the floors, and the stars drawing us to the heavens above. Or the sound of song and light that emanated spontaneously out of our souls as we walked the open-air church of San Galgano… Worlds were reborn.

Back at the villa there was plenty to do. Playful yoga in the morning, gathering in the lobby mid-day to offer our gifts and findings, sharing stories, opening portals for healing and rejuvenation. Everyone was a sister or a brother here. No one was left out. Ancient friends reminisced while new ones gathered by the rose bush. And horse friends beckoned for a ride…

At night we had magical tea parties with Petr, pizza parties by candlelight, and danced in the new with colourful costumes at our magic ball.

I am sorry I failed to describe such ecstasy and happiness. But I will have another chance. Because we are going again!

And this time, I am inviting YOU, my friend.

Come and see, feel, experience and become your true self. Come to Tuscany where you are most welcome to awaken and transform.

You will be in good company! 🙂

Amen.

 

Pst! If you missed the first two, here they are again: Part I – Tuscany Calls, and Part II – Softness Beckons in Florence.

 

The Mystical Tuscany retreat gathers again this summer, July 12-19, 2015. If you would like to know more and dream this dream for yourself, go to our retreat website, or follow us on our always up to the minute Facebook page for beautiful pics and posts.

Much love till then. 🙂

 

Softness Beckons in Florence

This is Part II of my Tuscany series…  also read Part I and Part III

When my mother and I ventured on a trip to Tuscany through Rome and then Florence, we really had no idea what to expect. Other than movies, we were really relying on our own senses and each moment to take us there.  Our time in Rome was typically touristy, and so I will not write about it here. By the time we got to Florence we were relieved by the artistic ambience, slower pace and charming architecture. The Lady I will call Florence slowly lured us in and gave us our cue we were truly in a different world…

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In one night we met our group, those we would be travelling with to our Tuscan village. For now, we would be content to walk the cobblestone streets, cross the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge over the Arno river with its dizzying array of jewellery and gifts, and be embraced by Renaissance culture, including live music and spontaneous artwork outside the Uffizi.

 

My heart slowed down a bit and began to relax, though I had difficulty sleeping that night from all the stimulation. We were preparing for our last and most important leg of the journey… Tuscany at its most fine and pure…

Santari surprises Krista at the Florence bus station

 

After arranging our tickets and waiting an inordinate amount of time at the bus terminal, I was thrilled to be surprised by one of my favourite global and cosmic friends, Santari Green, who came to assure us that our time in Tuscany would soon be upon us…

Smiles could not express how happy and excited we were to soon be there!

 

We finally boarded the bus to Barberino Val D’Elsa, near to our villa of La Chiara di Prumiano. My very skin diffused into calm as I watched the hillsides blossom before us and the sun tilt over and into the trees, tall Cypress and olive groves. When I saw the small Madonna and the sign to our new abode, I did not anticipate the feeling. A sense of coming home…

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As we pulled into the lane, my heart would burst. Being welcomed felt like we had been away a long, long time, and had finally returned to our ancient playground and mystical retreat from the world.  After seeing our room and exploring the villa, it was already dinner time.  I could not believe where we were eating outside in the rose garden overlooking the great hills of the estate. The sun made its final visit over the estate wall and called us out to cheer as it turned the roses and stone walls an extraordinary pinkish red, including our elated faces.  I had not expected such explicit uncontainable joy!

Thank you mother Tuscany, and our new Tuscan family! I thought.

We will be coming home again soon.

To be continued…

Read Part I and Part III

Would you like to join us for our second amazing discovery of Tuscany and all you really are? Mystical Tuscany Retreat July 12-19, 2015. To find out more go to our retreat website.

Tuscany Calls

This is Part I in Krista’s Tuscany Journey writing series. See also Part II and Part III coming soon…

Last year, in the cold of winter, just like this (February), I got a call from a friend who works in a similar field as me: transformation, spirituality, yoga, wellness, creativity. Her name is Cezarina Trone. We had worked together on her radio show, Quantum Creativity, with her co-host Santari Green, where we danced in conversation and delight several times and gave me my start spreading inspiration online. Now, Cezarina was calling for another reason. I had been sitting contemplating my next moves, and feeling the downside of winter upon me, when she mentioned the word….

Tuscany”

Now I had never been anywhere truly European or exotic for that matter. I had travelled quite extensively down south, in the States, Canada, and the UK.  But Italy? That was something other people do. And the image that popped into my mind was, of course, the romantic and beautifully raw Diane Lane, in the movie Under the Tuscan Sun, newly divorced and being coaxed by her all-knowing best friends to take a trip to the Tuscan countryside and begin anew.

And that she did. But me? I had been through my own emotional universe, and was Tuscany my way to the other side of happiness?

Cezarina told me she had written a book, a children’s book, and sent me the link. I didn’t know what to think of it – for one thing, it was so small on the screen, the thumbnail made it hard to read the title. So I enlarged it and there it was…

Krista Caterpillar Goes to Tuscany

My mouth dropped open as I realized what it said….  

“Krista Caterpillar Goes to TUSCANY!”

She told me she got a burst of inspiration and knew she had to use my name. Krista Caterpillar goes to Tuscany, and turns into Beatrice Butterfly. That is when I knew.

First, I cried.  Then, I wrote back immediately with a big, fat: “YESS!!”

 

To be continued….

See Part II and Part III coming soon…

This is the first in a series on Tuscany, featuring our second upcoming Mystical Tuscany Retreat at a 17th century villa in the countryside of La Chiara di Prumiano near Florence, July 12-19, 2015, with your co-hosts: Krista Moore, Cezarina Trone, Santari Green and Brenda Zechmeister.  Care to join us? Contact Krista.