the Greensufi

21 Sep

My yoga teacher training included an all star team of speakers. I’m not talking about your usual bunch of go-getters. These enlightened folks included the most eclectic group of spiritual philosphers that Clayton could find. I remember the twinkle in Bagavan Das’s eye and the vile of water from the Ganges River that he kept wrapped somewhere in that pile of dreadlocks on the top of his head.  It was a breath of fresh air to sit for hours and listen to Dharma talks and stories about India and be introduced to new ways of looking at things. It was fun.

On our last day we met Clayton’s friend, the Greensufi. I remember that his lecture was fun and fascinating. He encouraged us to become one with nature and line up our lives and energy with the universe. According to the Greensufi we should wake before sunrise and begin our meditation so that it will culminate with the sunrise in a momentous occasion. (OK… that’s my recollection of it!)

It sounded so beautiful that I decided to give it a whirl. Besides, I thought any aspiring yogini really should take the advice of a man named the Greensufi. I was on board. Well, it was July then and I had to get up at a crazy 5am to beat the sunrise! Needless to say, that lasted about 3 days. The Greensufi was right.. it was a beautiful 3 days.

Well, I’m beating the sunrise again. This time though, the sounds of enlightenment are coming in on the pitter-patter of tiny feet…there’s Kieran! Pitter-patter… there’s Drew! He’s right, it is a fabulous, momentous culmination with the universe. Except in my world, the sunrise is culminating with  a little piece of consciousness sneaking into my bed. Kick, kick. I pry my eyes open and see  a set of eyeballs trained straight at me. I look at my beautiful daughter and think “you again?”  If I listen closely, I can hear God talking on the other side of the bed…(whisper) “mom… mom… mom…??? Are you awake?”

Sigh. The Greensufi would be so proud of me.

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4 Responses to “the Greensufi”

  1. Lisa September 22, 2007 at 1:48 pm #

    Hey, the “greensufi” is rockin’ my world this a.m. too. Isn’t it nice to have little “teachers” around all the time? Just thought I’d let you know you’re not alone in the morning darkness!! 🙂

  2. Kathleen October 11, 2007 at 5:36 am #

    I like the phrase: “little piece of consciousness sneaking into my bed”. It helps that the little ones also smell so sweet.

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