Calling the Light
by Elena Brower

Written for the closing circle of our Calling the Light Retreat. Paros, Greece, July 2016


It’s light. It’s there. It’s alive. It’s aware.
We practice and sit to reveal more clarity;
in every detail of our physiology,
t r a n s p a r e n c y
is called for.


Be awake, be clear. Notice each time you lose your awareness and start thinking.

This is the energy we’re seeking, that feeling, post-practice, when the birds seem to
be singing more melodically,
and my heart softens to pulsate the truth in me, so softly.

A flipped wrist, a bent knee, a soft word, praying for ease
A held pose, a fresh laugh, a kind smile, hug me please
and let me take in this light again, and now again,
let me remember this sunshine, these tastes, these friends.

This is life. This is light. This is on. This is right.
This is showing me that I can go back to the default world
and bring our radiance to the darkest night.

Calling the light of awareness
addressing the humble apprentice
opening the mind to the quietness
sitting gratefully in my heart to the Source of this
h o l i n e s s
that which I can see, that which is unseen,
that which I’m becoming and of course,
that which I’m being.

Elena Brower is a spiritual teacher, author, and speaker. She has taught yoga since 1999. Her book, Art of Attention, has been ranked number one in design on Amazon, and has now been translated into six languages. Elena's second book, Practice You: A Journal, has recently been released. She also created an exclusive essential oil collection with doTERRA called the Yoga Collection, which you can find through here.