Semi-retreat stalling a bit, but virtuous conduct continues

For all of you regular readers (thank you BTW!), I have been attempting to maintain a semi-retreat in the month of November – which meant doing one to three (or rarely four) hours of practice a day, in addition to maintaining a life as a lay person in Virginia, USA.

The past couple days though, I have been lucky to just get in an hour. Yesterday it was juicy Svaroopa Yoga when I awoke (30 mins). Then later in the day, I did another half hour of Qigong and actually later I sat Shamatha meditation for 20 minutes. So that’s not too bad.

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Today I have only done 30 minutes of meditation. I am getting busy though – which I am also thankful for. Off and on since May, when I quit my full time restaurant job, I have been living off savings, which is a little stressful at times. So starting to be busy again means seeing more clients, which is all to the good. I am assisting with two bodywork classes this week and even seeing an astrology client (first in a few months due to a busy summer).

I still haven’t scheduled my massage school interview, but I was led to believe it would possibly be next week (Thanksgiving week). Hopefully that happens soon so I can start buying the books and getting a jump on the studying!

I have been more social though, which is great. It’s like this semi-retreat is creating the solid foundation I can spring off of into the world. And then come back to from time to time to resource, rejuvenate and center.

If you are in the Charlottesville / Afton Virginia area, there is a smoke offering ceremony (Tibetan Buddhist – a Mountain of Burnt Offerings) being conducted by myself and a local monk. That will be followed by a pot luck supper. Let me know if you are interested in attending.

Thank you ever so much for reading!


Published by Kirby Moore

Kirby Moore is a healing facilitator based in the beautiful rolling hills of Charlottesville, Virginia. He does sessions in-person and long distance via Skype and Zoom, working with Spiritual Astrology, Somatic Experiencing, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Birth Process Work. His healing work is informed by fifteen years of meditation and Qigong practice. He works with client's intentions and deepest longings to attain clear, tangible results. Contact him for more info at (email): kirby [at] mkirbymoore [dot] com

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