If you don't go within, you go without. When was the last time you sat quietly with yourself? No phone. No computer. No music playing in the background. Just a body, in a room, with breath. Or, perhaps you've never done this? I encourage you to try because, it is my belief, that the very answers you are so desperately seeking...are there waiting for you to discover them. What you find is not always pretty, and I'm not going to lie, it can hurt real bad. But, be brave, and despite the fear...go to that place deep inside you. The way out, is through.... #becourageous#gowithin#bewithit#breathethroughit#youarestrongerthanyouthink#meditation#yoga#mindfulness#silence#namaste
"May you dream you are dreaming in a warm soft bed... and may the voices inside you that fill with you dread make the sounds of thousands of angels instead." Patty Griffin ✨✨✨ Blessings on this new moon in Virgo.
As someone who is no stranger to being lost and broken I can say that I have tried and tested this theory to the max! 🌋⛺️🏝
Just remember in those moments when all you feel is the desire for some kind of guidance or simply not to be broken any more, all this is possible. No matter how many times the same crap comes up to bite you; no matter how many paths you step out on only to lose your way - this is just the turning of a wheel. The wheel turns and it comes around again: happy to sad, peace to pain. The only thing that you are in control of is your reaction to it all. Only you can save the day, bit by bit, time after time. Relax those shoulders, feel the wind blow through you. Don't fight it, be in it, call for mercy, for grace, for guidance and then let go of any desire to control the outcomes. 🌬💨💫
ALL WILL BE WELL ✨🙏🏼✨
10 Minute ~ 10 Day Meditation Challenge launches tomorrow with Yoga Anytime. Let's dive a little deeper. Explore this supremely beneficial practice... And discover the sweet fruits in your own mind, body, heart... life. It may be challenging, uncomfortable, even scary or painful, but if you can stay with it, the "other side" is exquisite. Join us.
I really love my new card deck from @gabbybernstein and @micaela_ezra. The card I pulled today was perfect after a restorative yoga practice. Acceptance and compassion are my guiding words, and, oh, do I love those two things right now. #yogaeverydamnday#yogagirlchallenge @yoga_girl
I may not have a six pack and yes I still have a pooch from carrying 3 beautiful babies and possibly indulging a little bit too much over the weekend but these two quotes hit me hard this weekend when they popped up on my feed. People are shocked when I tell them I am struggling because they say well you always seem so happy! But I swear it is those that seem the happiest that are struggling so much on the inside. They don't want others to feel the way they do. I have been trying to embrace every emotion that comes my way, I be with that emotion, feel it, and learn from it so I can continue to grow. Also I keep fixating that I need to look a certain way but I have to keep telling myself that I am healthy the way I am now and healthy doesn't mean a six pack or a constant smile on my face. To me it means embracing every moment in my life and that is my goal to do that! Here is to embracing ourselves no matter where we are at in our life!! .
Sometimes all you need is a literal representation of all that's blocking you to see that actually, there is really not very much in the way besides your own limitations that you put on yourSelf to keep you safe when really there's no safety to be had ever and it's time to get comfortable with the uncomfortable so you can do that thing you keep talking about doing.... because it's TIME <<<•>>>
Change, uncertainty, the unknown is never easy. But when we think about it - it's our only constant.
All things must change. Nothing stays as is forever.
So rather being resistant to that change why not be more open to it?
Sometimes these shifts are ones that we decide to shake up and therefore know that change has to come. Sometimes change blindsides us.
When it comes to your health- do you want to be the one who shakes things up? Maybe you actually decide to make it hard, for a little while, because the change is for the better?
Rather than wait. Not change. But know change is coming and not be sure of the outcome?
I've seen a lot of resistance this week to change. Clients who aren't ready to make the quantum leap of faith for the betterment of their health.
Our health is like all things in the world - it is subject to change.
Be the reason it changes for the better. Don't allow decisions to blindside you.
Disease isn't something that just happens to someone. It is based on so many factors.
I'd rather do all I could to make that change be something that brings me health and vitality. Rather than disease or dis-ease.
Thankful Thursday! I'm so thankful for all the wonderful accolades from all of you from my posts yesterday! It's 31 days to 50 Shades of Fabulous and my charge to myself and to many women out there....When someone gives you a compliment...Thank them and then BE QUIET! We often justify, "this old thing," or, "I just had this," "I'm trying to lose more weight," "my hair," etc. We've all been guilty. ACCEPT A COMPLIMENT by simply saying a sincere THANK YOU! ..
Gratitude is a tricky thing. It's oversold, and everyone seems to always think it's the solution to everything, which makes me want to vomit. And because of that, I tend to forget what it actually means. I see it as a task or a box to check off - "Be grateful for a minute a day!" or "Write a list!" or "Join Oprah's gratitude circle!" The truth is, gratitude is not a list, or a task, or anything that looks like a to-do. It's an attitude, a way of being, a way of remembering moment-to-moment - not one moment a day - that we have so much already. And it is with this attitude - living from a place of already having, remembering that we are okay as we are right now, recognizing all the shining, infinite abundance that comes into our lives each minute of the day screaming You are rich! - that we begin to not only cultivate more things to be grateful for, but also (and here is where it gets important) ENJOY what we have RIGHT NOW.
In other words, instead of spending a few minutes a day focusing on things I should be grateful for – like coffee and bath salts and my mom - I put gratitude into practice during the moments where I’m in I-have-nothing-I'm-going-nowhere-I-haven't-accomplished-anything-I'm-not-where-I-should-be-everything-is-wrong mode.
Money tragedies become times to think about how much I already have, and that I can always make money. Men tragedies become opportunities to reflect on how much I learned from a particular relationship, and remember that anything is possible. Not having enough traffic to my website becomes a reminder that I've increased that baby over time in a steady fashion, and it will continue to grow as I do. Beating myself up for drinking too much coffee or not eating right becomes but you stopped drinking and doing drugs. And on and on. And on.
Healing is not a destination. It's a journey.
Sometimes healing, and this is any type of healing - physical, emotional, spiritual - can sometimes feel impossible.
True healing comes from the simple principle that we just keep going when we want to stop.
As Lao Tzu said, "a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step."
When it gets hard, uncomfortable, sticky, overwhelming, doesn't feel good- all you have to do start with one step.
One step in the direction that you know in your heart is true.
Just keep going.
Don't quit before the miracle happens.
It's easy to forget all the hard things we've done in life.
Especially when we are deciding to do another hard thing.
But if you look back at all the hard things you've endured and all the hard things you decided to do it gives proof that you can do hard things.
I can do hard things.
My path isn't linear, not always pretty, there are blocks, things that feel icky at times.
But my path is also beautiful, uniquely me, just where I'm supposed to be.
It's all of it. My path.
What is your path? Can you feel the duality of it being both a masterpiece and a nightmare all at the same time?
I am brave.
It's easy to forget how brave we really are because fear and doubt love to sneak their way in. Don't let them!
Remember how brave you are.
Repeat after me:
I am brave.
I am brave.
I am brave.
I am brave.
I am brave.
I am brave.
I am brave.
I am exactly where I'm supposed to be.
It's a bit overwhelming at times to really feel that.
To be with that incredibly powerful and so true statement.
Looking back you can see that of course you were exactly where you were supposed to be.
Things make more sense when we reflect on them within the context of all the other things that happened before or after.
We string them along into a story that we can wrap our heads around.
Ah yes, that's why (insert whatever shitty thing) happened.
It all makes so much more sense... now.
Now being the operative word.
But now is really the only moment we got.
So what happens when now is shitty?
When now is tough and doesn't make sense.
To be with that moment - not in the context of all the other moments later in time - that is something truly beautiful and profound.
There is magic in this moment.
Even if it feels scary, shaky, open, vulnerable.
Be with it.
Let it shake you up.
As Sigmund Freud so beautifully said, "One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful."
Reposting words by @meghancurrieyoga almost immediately, while in the midst of the pre-catapult force. Sometimes you read these word groupings that just hit home so HARD they bring you to big waterey eyes.. "#Repost @meghancurrieyoga ・・・
What holds us back, individually, collectively, generationally, is what turns into the greatest catapulting force, moving us in the opposite direction at greater speeds than we could have gone without the tension of opposition .
When I think of this, makes me appreciate my past, every debilitating darkness and scurrying discomfort, and presently helps me to catch the lessons in the awkwardness before they become debilitating
Giashitsh. That's a word that expresses the sound of my brain flabbergasted by the way life schools our asses
One of my teachers @kimstanwood would say "what is your growing edge right now? How is spirit asking your to grow through this? "
Then the vision, it's caught
The vision of how the greatest tensions are building just enough resistance so the catapult forward may be far more than without
What's your growing edge right now? How is life asking you to grow THROUGH the challenges? The challenges precisely placed in just the right location so you can be grown in this very exact necessary way
Love youuu through it all the way through .
Shout out to @kimstanwood ♥️ she is an incredible guide. Way Beyond amazing actually. A powerful priestess who has the ability to shift energy immediately. I feel so lucky to get to work with her so closely and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a coach. I believe it's as important as brushing our teeth, having objective perspective to help us to see our blind spots and navigate tricky ancient patterns. No one is without them, those darn mazy blind spots... .
::: the clock has stopped -
can you hear the silence ?
I love how you look at me when it seems that I don't notice it
please don't talk - I am on a free fall -
I close my eyes and jump in this abyss
I cannot see where it leads
and it doesn't matter - I just love the air running through my face -
how is that suddenly everything seems so natural ?
I don't need to know anything that is not here and now
fragments of childhood - shining in my eyes - when we play and the sun is outside waiting for us
I can't put this in a box - I won't put a name on it -
it could be everything - or nothing -
when I am with you - I don't want to know anything but you
and me :::
Wherever you are whatever you are experiencing right NOW in this instant, be with it, be fully with the emotion, the senses, and the feelings you experiencing right now. Just observe it and just sit with it without judgment. Take a moment out of each day to "be with it". Love mindfulunicorn #bewithit#now#mindfulness#bepresent
These words. ❤ #Repost @olivermanalese with @repostapp
I used to think skulls were juvenile. As a youth, I'd don shirts with skulls and daggers (of course) with no thought besides, "man that's cool." Then I learned how powerful a symbol it is. Endings, new beginnings, presence, mortality. I now wear a bracelet beaded with skulls as a daily reminder that tomorrow is not guaranteed. That today might be all I get. It both slows me down to experience life in this moment and speeds me up to move my passions and vision forward. It grounds me in what's real. The here and now. What is. The things I appreciate and love about life right now. Truth is... The journey between me and becoming this skeletal brother is a short one. I intend on filling it with play, love, service, connection, growth and adventure. Just a gentle reminder that life is happening right now. This is it. This is what you get. #bewithit