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special thanks to 2x HP Yogini of the Year, Sandra Lee…

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pic by ilg above yesterday; summit headwall of snowshoe workout, nearly 11,000′

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see my Teaching Blog of September 30 for the previous Chapter of this original story which i used to tell my pet Wolf beneath a canopy of San Juan stars on chilly, if not freezing, October nights like this one…

Cha’tima slowed her speak, “the dharma is not the easy Path, it is the warrior path which is far more difficult, more steep, more unforgiving than all paths possible…why are you so interested in knowing of this impossibly difficult Path, my treasured young one?”

“Because,” replied Aditisan, “i know this Path is mine!”

“Very well,” said Cha’tima, “I will do my best to impart to you now the Warrior Path which your Father transmitted to me many moons ago…”

“My father?” shrieked Aditisan, “please tell me more!”

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pic: Harvest Moon outside my Temple H(om)e Office…a story i used to tell to my pet wolf as we lay beside Junction Creek beneath a canopy of scintillating stars beneath the Sacred Peak of Dibé Nitsaa….it goes something like this:

many many moons ago, in the high peaks of the Mountain Utes, there lived two mountains, indescribably beautiful. one was yang…he rested in full sunshine most of the year and all eyes of all animals were transported to his sharp yet gracefully intimidating summit spire. the other mountain was yin…she seemed to shy away from Grandfather Sky’s warm reach preferring to remain in moist shade. they fell in love and through their lovemaking which all other beings, including the Mountain Utes, felt as a series of earthquakes. a magnificent child mountain was soon born, whom they called, Aditisan (Navajo for Listener)

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This is your next coach steve ilg approved Dharma movie! Enjoy and allow your sadhana to become re-recentered and re-ignited after watching this incredible documentary. A genuine must-see from the one and only Werner Herzog. A genuine spiritual warrior flick.

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so, basically, ilg rescued the Snake Being (who soon became, Strikey Snakey Ilg) and put him/her into a box whereupon, arriving home, Dewa promptly lost him as she let Strikey out onto our backyard whereupon ilg rests assured Strikey is now our official Gardner Snake Garden Protector of our garden residing happily beneath our wood pile…

Snake Medicine is the medicine of, as my treasured Native American students will re-mind ilg, Transmutation, and that Snake teaches us to

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FREAKIN’ AWESOME 65 mile Club Ride (Cherry Creek) with 14 miles of dirt! rode the last 22 miles with a broken spoke; way to hold up my precious ROLF wheels! we hit the final roller at 33mph! you kiddin’ me!?!?! soooo beautiful! Sacred Sweat, baby! ilg was stoked to finish with the whittled down by attrition lead group of 5! thank you WHOLISTIC FITNESS®!! immediately transitioned not into rest, no, no, no…had to step up into the endlessly energetic demands of being a Conscious Daddy to a 5 year-old…not feeling too much like

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Greens activate the Nrf2 system, which turns on natural detoxification mechanisms and protects blood vessels against inflammatory processes that lead to atherosclerotic plaque buildup. Oh, and Dewa (5) will be the first to tell you that eating greens is a great way NOT to get..

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