It's been a very long time since I've written anything. Busy busy busy I was with the studio, traveling to lead retreats on this big beautiful planet, hosting guest presenters, and finishing up a teacher training group. Now I finally have a little time to breathe before heading out to France for the next retreat. I am elated to return to France with fresh eyes and ready to play with all my friends who are joining me for another yoga/life adventure. I feel so incredibly lucky to have so many amazing people in my life that travel and practice with me wherever I go. What deep bonds we have made, the incredible sights we have seen, along with some very profound moments on the mat that have illuminated the path ahead!
Speaking of illuminating one's path, I've recently had several confirmations of my work and direction that have impacted and excited me and I hope you'll all continue to flow down the road with me...wherever that may lead us! I have a very good friend along with my long time meditation teacher and mentor who has been telling me for quite some time now that I do not realize the scope of what I offer people...mainly because I was too clouded by the running of my studio. It has indeed consumed me for the last many years with highs and lows that have always left an imprint. Now my studio is in it's 11th year at our current location, and I knew when we turned 10 I was going to start making more space for myself to venture further, it was time. So as I wrapped my brain around the idea of expanding my scope of practice and connection, confirmations began flowing in. It was as if the universe was saying YES, spread your wings further!
Now I am a true believer in intuition, partly because I have been graced with this ability more often than not. It can truly be a blessing and a curse all in one, especially if you're as sensitive as I am. Anyways, I have been taking my dog to a holistic vet who seems to be more of a psychic than a vet. So in our last visit she was doing a specific technique of tapping into the energy of my dog and me, and the 3 times she paused telling me what she was sensing were all completely on point. One of them being that I am going to be making a big shift and be moving in a very clear direction soon, but if I am not freeing myself up of frustration, I will miss it! Cool, right! I thought so. Then I went to a party recently where there was a palm reader/tarot reader. So of course I sat down with my husband and she read us both together. No questions were asked, she went straight to work looking at our palms. In the 20 minutes we sat there, she rapid fired information at us that about knocked me over. So much information that I couldn't even begin to tell it all. But what I do want you to know, is that she also confirmed what all the others have been telling me. Even my husband (quite the skeptic) was surprised at how accurate she was with both of us! So cool!
I guess the moral to this whole story is, when you know that there is something more waiting to be revealed and its such an intense and deep feeling....trust, trust, trust! We are very often our own worst enemy. We have taken on this mentality that we must work work work in order to show worth or credibility and we have forgotten how to slow down enough to enjoy and appreciate the little magical gifts that appear in every waking moment! And in these magical moments when our breath is taken away by something that is too beautiful to describe....there lies a great stillness in the pause, and in that pause is great wisdom waiting to be revealed!
We do not need psychics or intuitives to tell us what lies ahead, we simply need to make time and space for ourselves to listen with an open heart and mind. The stillness between breaths and thoughts are the most profound and insightful moments one may have. Everyone has the ability to listen to that deep knowing truth, we simply have to slow down and get to know ourselves first. And then trust what we are hearing. And by hearing, I'm not talking about our thoughts. We have to move beyond the thoughts or conditioned mind into the gaps. Meditation is magical and so much can be revealed. Intrinsically we all have this ability, but can we slow down and trust the process?!