Lent Week 2 ~ The Reflection prior to our Flow

Lent Week 2 ~ The Reflection prior to our Flow

Matthew 21:12

Surrender impure motives and distractions

Cleansing of the inner and outer temple.

We are called to be stewards; to protect the inner and outer world. 

We are called to be bold and call out injustice.

Lent is a time of cleansing and repentance. Repentance means to turn away from. Lent is a time when we turn away from something negative or that is not the best for us. It is a time to turn towards the light.

We use meditation and yoga as an opportunity to cleanse and remove many of the things that distract/tempt us. Freedom from the things that allow us to be of love and service. Free to love others that are hard to love on a day to day basis.

Experience freedom to experience greater love, service and joy in your life.

Use this as a time of cleansing.

Drawing our devotion from  Meister Eckhart’s entry in Bread and Wine; Readings for Lent and Easter

As we begin our time of meditation, Seek to feel the ever close presence of God.

Jesus in the temple, cleansing the temple, flipping the tables, kicks merchants out ~ Jesus gets angry at the merchants in the temple. Made the Fathers’ house a den of thieves; He is angry at the way they have taken advantage of the holiness and sacredness of the space; commercialized it and used for their own individual profit. Selfish motive. 

How often am I the merchant? Being quick to commercialize or use what God has given me for my own advancement and profit? 

Looking for more likes and followers on social media, doing good deeds for selfish motives; hoping God will give us the thing we desire…

How often do I try to manipulate and earn identity, profit, security or praise that is not from Christ?

Take a moment to ask the Holy Spirit to Search the motives of your heart. To reveal how we might use God for your own gain?

Am I looking to get something from God in some means of exchange? For my own gain? 

What are the distractions of my heart? The deep things I lust after? Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you what some of those distractions are. What is driving you today to go to the temple, set up your table  and sell things that line your pocket? Surrender those things/desires/motivations/ and distractions to God. Ask him to remove them from your heart, hands, mind and lips.

When all is cleared, there is no one else left but Jesus.

Sweeping away the tables of commercialization, flee from impure motives and distractions and what is left is Jesus alone in the temple.

Last minutes just to allow time with Jesus in the temple.

Advent Yoga

Advent Yoga

December 2 ~ Hope

Julie Gilbert Yoga is offering a four week yoga series to allow you to be still and listen in the Advent season. Classes will be held around a labyrinth in the beautiful Chapel at Pullen Baptist church at 1801 Hillsborough Street just one block east of the NCSU bell tower. Each class will consist of a brief advent meditation followed by an all level flow and the progressive lighting of each candle in the Advent Wreath. All faiths are welcome. 

December 2,9, 16 and 23


Suggested donation is $15.00 a week but is not required. Pay what you can or wish and that may be nothing. All are welcome.

Bring your own mat or use the ones I provide. I will have blocks and straps as well as blankets.

Sign ups are helpful but not necessary.

Email me at jacgilbert@me.com

My Yoga Business

My Yoga Business

While I will continue to teach a few studio classes, I am shifting my practice to work more with my private clients. If you have a desire to work one on one, with one other person, or in groups of 4-6 up to 8 people, I would love to work with you.

Currently I meet clients in their homes, they come to me, we meet in gyms or I meet them in their work place as so many offices now have gyms.

I will also continue my work with athletes both one on one as well as for entire teams

Restorative workshops and workshops for stress and anxiety will continued to be offered periodically as will spiritual times of reflection such as advent and lent. 

Workshops are a fun gathering for friends, teens, running groups, tennis teams and more. 

Please contact me for prices or click the tab for my teaching rates.

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita

We began our weekend on Friday evening studying the Bhagavad Gita and the lessons it teaches all people regardless of your faith tradition. We gathered at my house from 5-8pm where a meal just happened to evolve as people brought food to share while we learned together. It is such a privilege to work with these soon to be teachers!

Watch for info on the 2019-2020 Teacher Training.

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