I sometimes get into astrology. Every ten years or so, I start reexamining it. This is one of those years.
A week or two ago, I pulled up my natal chart showing the position of the planets in the sky overhead the moment I was born. There were the same patterns I have seen so many times in my life. I got a book on the houses and I started reading about the placement of the planets in my chart.
One thing that was fascinating to me was that my chart said that a key elder would appear to me and help to guide me to become the person I want to be.
Now, as I was reading that, I thought of all the elders in my life. They are mostly quite helpful to me. But there is not one in particular that stands out as being the one I rely on.
As I read on, the astrology source said, "this may be a person or it may be an ancient wisdom tradition."
Yoga and meditation are ancient. They are full of wisdom. And unlike most things, they can help on the deepest levels to heal a soul first and then a mind and body.
Therapy can usually only help people come so far and there are some things therapy cannot help. Because it can only affect the mind. The motivations are not touched in talk therapy.
But yoga and (especially) meditation can help by helping us evolve. As we become more evolved, health seems more and more normal.
I am thankful for the wisdom and the elder experience I get from yoga and meditation.