Sunday, January 25, 2015

Setting An Intention

I went to yoga this morning and something incredible happened.  I opened up in new places and found space in my body and mind that I have been craving for months.  You know when you feel a shift coming and you don't know how or when it will manifest itself or if it will be kind or scary?  I've had that.  For a longgg time.  And I can't say it has HAPPENED.  Just that it is happening.  And it feels good.  As I am shifting mentally and emotionally the universe is showing up to give me the next breadcrumb to follow on the path to the other side.  It is so humbling and reassuring.  So this morning.   I got up earlier than I wanted to on my only day to myself in a long time.  I made sure that I had things done and organized so that I could get to class on time.  I hustled around the house, ran an errand, made sure I ate something at the right time, filled my water bottle, got to class early, rolled out my mat, took a deep breath... and wanted to go home.  Like overwhelmingly.  I felt so sure that I was too tired and weak to practice. I am fighting having frozen shoulders and they hurt.  And feel weak.  And it was cold in the studio.  I can't explain it but I really just wanted to go home. So, I gave myself the option of sitting in child's pose on my mat and meditating if the practice was too hard.  Our instructor started class by setting THE best intention.  The one I needed to hear.  It was about creating space inside of yourself to allow what you desire to come in.  She said our brains, heart, soul are like our attics, closets, junk drawers.  You can't put your new stuff that is beautiful and useful into a space that houses the old junk.  That just hit me where I live.  Wow.  We set an intention to create space through our practice and we began.  I moved through the pain in my shoulder, the fatigue and the emotional roadblocks.  I breathed.  I set my intention.  I waited for the shift and paid attention to the spaces I was creating.  I road the tide of my breath and practiced for an hour and a half.  It was one of, if not THE, best class of my life.  Move through your undesirable behavior until you find yourself. 

My intention this week - Create SPACE for what I desire for my life.  Observe with gratitude the space that is created and then only fill it with what is my truth.  Gently ask the old, unproductive junk to move along and pay it no mind.  Watch for the blessing because they are already here.  Can I get an amen?

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

What Would Wayne Do Wednesday - Same World

This is my one truth.  Let's all try to embrace this one. It is so good.

“Not only do you become what you think about, but the world also becomes what you think about. Those who think that the world is a dark place are blind to the light that might illuminate their lives. Those who see the light of the world view the dark spots as merely potential light.”
Wayne W. Dyer

Note to self - Be Strong. Be Forgiving

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Note to Self - Forgive for Me not Them



Saturday, January 3, 2015

Embrace Change

“We can't be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don't have something better.”  
 - C Joybell C

Thursday, January 1, 2015

There is a Silver Lining to Every Difficult Moment

"More learning can occur when there are many obstacles then when there are few or none. A life with difficult relationships, filled with obstacles and losses, presents the most opportunity for the soul's growth. You may have chosen the more difficult life so that you could accelerate your physical progress"
― Brian L. Weiss