Saturday, February 22, 2014

Thank You

I am constantly reminded that this "whole" living thing is a is always a practice. A practice in kindness, compassion, patience and so on. We are human, we trip up and that is the facts which is why we must always continue our practice.

Fear has been ever present these days- something that keeps rearing its head but last week while sitting in church I had a bit of a breaking point. While listening to part of the scripture it certainly appeared to me that the words were driving a fear that in turn would create an eternal love? How can that be? And so my practice dove deeper- I think I may have touched on this before but love is abundance, it is pure and it applies to everyone and everything no matter what. Fear creates lack, negativity and doubt love and fear cannot coexist together simultaneously or can they?

I will be continuing this practice of examining the two (fear and love) only because I know when I am purely in my heart no fear can exist, but my head is a different story. The goal is to combine and intertwine the head and heart right? So then what?

As I move slowly away from my fear and back into my heart I am awe struck at how the most simple moments can move one's entire soul. As I sit in the silence this evening I am filled with pure gratitude for the opportunity to be fully present with my little one. I was reminded of the miracle he is, the miracle we all are and with that the tears of gratitude began to flow. These are the tears that take your breathe away- that stir your soul, the blessed tears. They cannot be created in your head and cannot exist in fear....these tears of joy are from the heart. And so I am thankful for the constant opportunity to practice....

I read a plaque today that said " You have your hands full...Yes and you should see my heart" - as I embark on my latest journey - moving from a family of five to six- this statement says it all and there is nothing more.


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Wake Up and Live

As we have move forward into the new year I have started to go back and study the yogic principle of Satya- otherwise known as our truth. When I think about all the New Year's Resolutions being made I cannot help but wonder how many of them overlap from the previous year or years before? This leads me to this post- Why? Why on earth would we have overlapping Resolutions? What has held you back from accomplishing your resolution last year or the year before? In regards to my own Satya I have to ask are you truly alive and living or just here occupying the planet? This is it this one life and each year ( but really each morning we wake up) we get a chance to Wake Up and tackle our resolution- but I may suggest something else? Instead of a resolution why don't we all resolve to actually live this year. Live in the now, the present and make each day the very best day we could or at least try our best for that?

Our friend Fear rears its head in the trickiest of ways and for so many there is a belief of living and moving forward but fear has them moving at a snails pace or has them moving in circles disguised as moving forward. Fear of failure, inadequacy, being alone, lacking and even of reaching their highest potential- if Fear is holding you back or has a grip around your waist then you are not moving ahead you are stalled out waiting for life to bring you what you want- and I believe in the power of  manifestation but when Fear is involved nothing manifests! You need to become proactive and go out on a limb- be vulnerable- this is when we can truly achieve the life we desire and deserve. Because the truth is every single one of us is deserving of the life we want!!!

So I pose this question today- what is it that you truly want out of this one life? And what are you doing each and every day to go after that dream? Are you proactive and vulnerable?