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Curiosity: A Practice for These Times

Curiosity: A Practice for These Times

Curiosity: A Practice for These Times


                                                               The curious mind is a healthy mind.

Merging inquiry without judgement is akin to a childlike state of wonder and awe.

 Certainty to me lacks a sense of adventure. It feels like a closed door, an enclosed space, a box without wrappings and signifies a lack of possibility, of emergence.

Inviting curiosity is spacious and also grounded.

Laying on my yoga mat, I am curious about the relationship between the parts of my body, the back of my head, shoulder girdle, elbows, fingertips, pelvic girdle, (Knees bent), the toes, ball mounds and heels touching the solid earth and the places of space between my body and the earth; the cervical spine (neck), the lumbar spine (lower back), backs of my legs, palms of my hands and arches of my feet. My inquiry seeks awareness of the elegant architecture of my being and how physical contact and space responds to the oscillation of my inhalation and exhalation in this relationship between space, fluidity and stability.

There is much to be curious about.

What does it mean to be here now? To exist in these times?

What does it mean to fully embrace the tenderness of life right now?

To lean into the unknown?

To bring forth what lies deep within you as an offering to The Living System of Gaia?

Pay Attention!

To Babies/Children/The Elders/Trees/Other Species/Connection/The Fascial Network-your tissues-these internal koshas that contain all the layers of your Being, the stardust, the minerals, the microbes, the fluid, the resonant space of your Being/Belonging to the Cosmos.

Be Curious and Kind Dear Ones!



Rachel Allen

Rachel Allen, B.A. Political Science/Sociology, is a Certified Music Practitioner, Sound Healer, Reiki Master, and Registered Yoga Teacher with a trauma informed/social justice framework. She has 20 years experience of working with some of the most amazing people on the planet; hospice patients and their families, patients in a variety of health conditions, survivors of sexual abuse, adults with mental illness and most recently, incarcerated women. Rachel is also passionate about supporting and working with caregivers to reduce burnout and compassion fatigue. Locally, Rachel teaches Creative Movement at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA. Regionally and nationally, she teaches and presents at conferences and retreats, weaving live music, yoga, and creative movement into themes of compassion, self acceptance, and transformation. Rachel is committed to engaging people from all walks of life in the healing arts to create healthy, diverse, and joyful communities.