Industry. Productivity. Recommitting to creating a financially sustainable livelihood doing what I love. Being willing to go the distance, to pay whatever the price to live a life in alignment with who I am at the center of my being. I care not for the opinions of those who settle for mediocrity; they cannot help me. I will not ask for permission to walk this path of living heartfelt into my divine destiny. My clarity is my gift to myself. I don’t need to change what I feel and I am no longer afraid of what arises from my depths to be seen and heard and embraced like never before. Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed, so I live this day as if it is my last, heartfelt, walking my path of divine destiny.
When life asks you to change by pulling the rug out from under you, when your relationship falls apart, when your health suddenly fails, when a source of abundance suddenly dries up, when nothing makes sense anymore, to cling to the past is sheer insanity. At that point, the most lucid response would be to take a deep breath and feel into the moment, to see what the moment is asking of you. The answers are here, now, in your beating heart, in birdsong, in leaves stirred by an invisible wind, in the changing of the seasons, in the rhythm of your days and nights. Release the past that is no longer relevant to the person you are becoming. Face your future with open arms, breathe, and see what the moment is asking of you.
More progress… Was able to pay the dentist right after having my teeth cleaned (not cheap, out of pocket) when the last two times before today I had to say Please mail me the invoice. Thinking ahead about finding enough work I reached out to my colleagues and asked them to consider me if they needed coverage for their classes. I cooked an amazing dinner for myself and my kids and ate heartily (yes, the woman who was diagnosed with anorexia a year and a half ago, who was down to 98 lbs, yes, that woman ate well and enjoyed her food) And the biggest progress of all: I feel good. Let me say that again: I FEEL GOOD Hallelujah, I FEEL GOOD!
Whatever you focus on you will experience. It’s that simple. Focus on joy, you will be joyful. Focus on anger, you will be angry. Focus on depression, you will be depressed. If you find yourself in a place you don’t want to be, Ask yourself, “How do I want to feel?” and think about the conditions that would evoke that feeling. Our imaginations can be used to create or destroy, to heal or to harm, to inspire or deflate. It all comes down to your attention, and your choice.*
*Just to clarify, I’m not saying it’s easy. In fact, training the mind to focus is one of the most challenging feats a human can perform. But it IS simple. If you choose, you can tune into your power and decide how you want show up in the present moment. If enough people decide that they want to show up as peace, we’ll create a peaceful world.
Don’t wait until the end of the day to say the good things in your heart. By the end of the day your tired body and mind will speak louder, and what comes out then will not be nearly as helpful as the sweet nectar flowing from your gloriously loving heart.
Hey friends, yes, we all have to start somewhere…and although these videos are pretty hilarious in terms of lighting, sound quality, etc…you’ll get the idea and can benefit from them regardless of the quality.
And if you show up now at the beginning, you can boast to your friends ten years from now when I’m traveling all over the world teaching yoga and posting super professional videos, saying, “Yoga Mom? Yeah, we go way back. I’ve been following her since the beginning!” 😄 😊☺️
It won’t feel like it’s mine unless I’ve worked for it, and so the Universe is giving me a chance to work. I can feel my old thinking crop up sometimes, especially now, when I feel tired in body and mind and I’m longing for quiet and rest. Old thoughts come back, about deserving better, about wishing it had gone differently, outraged about circumstances beyond my control. But I’ve been practicing. I’ve been practicing day after day I’ve been practicing hard. And my new thinking responds to the old and says: You don’t HAVE to do this, you GET do to do this. You aren’t a victim, you are a powerful woman who has been given an opportunity to step into her power and love herself back to health. You are a fortunate woman who has been led to wake up to the beauty of the present moment and express her gifts, talents and abilities in service of all beings. You are a work in progress, you’ll never be done, so keep working, woman, keep working.