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After a little over a year of teaching, I finally found the courage to ask my students,

“Why are you here?”

Why do you get up and come to yoga?

 

I’ve always kind of assumed people were there for the physical practice.  That’s what us Westerner’s are always here for, right?  Movement and progress, yeah?

 

Almost resoundingly everyone responded along the lines that they just know yoga is an all encompassing wellness practice.  Not one of them said anything about a goal to attain or a pose to get into.

 

 

My intention at the start of the year was to go back to the foundation.  I thought that meant standing poses and balance.

What I forgot?  That asana literally means a comfortable seat. To be comfortable in contorted shapes, we must know first how it feels in the stillness of our inner being.  As the mind, so the body.  We cultivate the stillness in practice to take what the world brings with ease an grace.

 

With my intention in place, the path led to a practice of spending at least 5 minutes (the idea of meditation has always been daunting to me, but 5 minutes?  That I could do.) in the same spot at the same time for 21 days.

By day three or four I began to stay longer. 20. 30. 40 minutes.  Letting the mind exhaust itself to be able to hear the secrets of the universe spill forth. Filling the holes I didn’t know were there with the intangible knowledge that I had previously sought in other people or things.

 

 

Also an enormous lesson in the Law of Attraction and not blocking the channel.  We must let go of the idea of what things should be, and just let them be what they are in each and every moment.  Maybe I would be standing on one leg a lot longer if I forced an outcome, but what I have learned instead is something I never even knew was inside.

 

In 9 days (thus far), my entire world is different.

Or more clearly, an entirely new world to explore has opened up.

 

And I’m fucking saddled up for the ride.

 

 

 

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What happens when you acknowledge

the situation you are in as unsustainable?

 

Non sustaining.

 

To so many things,

but most incredulously

the soul.

 

 

Well,

a few things:

 

You begin to dream:

Of the perfect world

acknowledging the true essence of your being

 

 

Of the life you would choose to live

the life you would love in every minute.

Even the shitty ones,

because they are far better than even the best of current times.

 

Maybe you start dabbling in the dream.

Living out bits and pieces.

 

But “real life” summons you back

draining your divine energy

to forget about everything that really matters.

 

The economic trap of staying afloat

in a stagnant pool

 

while your heart longs to ride the currents.

 

 

The vision realigns.

The universe (not so) subtly tells you to go for it.

Cheering you on.

Pushing you to face fear, choose love.

 

So you sit on it,

wondering how it could possibly even be?

Because you have no idea how it would work.

 

But that’s okay,

because it would definitely be different

and you were never one to be the same.

 

 

 

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envision, manifest

October, man.

What a blessing.

10.2016

1 in numerology.

New beginnings.  Seeds of plantation.  A fresh cup of tea.

Or 10.

Which is really just one, amplified.

Coming into realization and the core of understanding ::

Prosperity is a heart space.  Abundance can not be measured in dollars or things.

It’s all en energy exchange anyways.

My life goal is not to be rich economically.  It’s not to have all the stuff.  That shits weighs you down, and my gypsy heart needs to keep moving.

This vision of wealth:: it’s in the people and spaces that fill my heart with love.  So I can give it back to the universe in turn.

The rest?  Will fall into place.

When we fully align with our truth, life will take care of itself.

We just have to have faith.

xo