The Ebb And Flow Of Life

Sat Naam and Namaste Dear Ones

I write this today, on Tuesday, June 30th, as we say goodbye to our Heritage Court Studio Space.  Today I mopped the floor for the last time, well not the last time of the act of mopping – but that particular floor!

I sat in silence honouring our time being held on Mill Street.

Honouring the teachings that have been shared and the growth we have witnessed in ourselves, in each of you and in eachother.

I give deep gratitude to all of our neighbours at Heritage Court for their support and kindness over the years.

I give deep gratitude for the brick and mortar that held us safely within it’s confines so we could do such magical and profound work together.

I give deep gratitude to each of you for showing up and sharing so much of yourself in this chapter of our history, as we prepare to lay the foundation for a new chapter to begin.

Deep breaths, honouring the ebb and the flow of our lives – like the ebb and the flow of the waters and the phases of the moon, resonating with this human experience.  We are visited by happiness, laughter, loss, grief, new beginnings, expansion, restriction, pain, ease, adversity, pause and reflection, times of solitude, times of busyness and change, times of connection and community – honouring the ebb and the flow is where we find our strength, our resilience, and our source of true joy.

Your hand always opens and closes, opens and closes.  If it were always a fist or stretched open, you would be paralyzed.   Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding – the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as bird wings.”


We move in and out of equilibrium, it’s part of the wholeness of life.  When we can accept this constant shifting as part of the human experience we begin to witness the process and not become so attached to an outcome – so attached to the highs and the lows, so attached to the past and expectations for the days ahead.

We find we start to begin authentically practicing acceptance.

We look forward to the future with hope, as well as renewed dedication and inspiration. We are so grateful that you are with us on this journey.  Please stay tuned as we continue to evolve and prepare for the next chapter in our story.

Surrendering to the great mystery.

With so much love and gratitude

Amber, and all of us at Surya Daya

Thank you so much to Jamie and Laura at Acanthus. You have given us medicine for our soul every time we opened our studio doors.

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4 thoughts on “The Ebb And Flow Of Life

  • Thank you for holding space, all of you. I found my personal strength and flexibility within those walls and I am deeply grateful. Blessings for a new path filled with more joy, laughter and healing.

    • Dear Sharon, Thank you. Such a profound time of healing, supporting and offering these teachings the last few years in our heritage court location. I am grateful for your trust in us, and your beautiful open heart. The new path ahead will be beautiful, as we reemerge on the other side of this. Our hearts are with you, now and always.

  • Amber,
    Your soul has touched me through your gentle genuine nature and one of the most amazing referrals to another kind soul in my life.
    Thank you.
    Know that regardless of where brick and mortar may be, surya daya is so much more than walls, and a floor to mop 😉
    It is comfort, warmth, challenge, growth, safety and acceptance.
    It is all those wonderful things because of you and it’s other guides.
    Thank you Amber.

    • Dear Christine,
      Oh I am so touched and grateful for your thoughtful message, it means the world to me that you took the time to write this. You are right, Surya Daya is so much more than the brick and mortar, you wrote this so poetically, and I am grateful. I feel like we’ve only just begun this work and it is our deepest hopes and intentions to continue to provide comfort, warmth, challenge, growth, safety and complete acceptance for our community. We know there is so much change and transformation for all of us, and a need to be patient and not rush these next steps.
      Thank you for being such a beautiful part of our community and for the sacred work YOU do in the world.
      I look forward to more sharing as we travel down this path.
      With so much love and gratitude, Amber

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