As I let go, trust the process and stay in the flow, the great possibilities that I dreamed for my life begin to manifest. And the truth is rather unbelievable. Suddenly I’m presented with opportunities that I had only previously dared to journal or list in the wild recesses of my mind. It’s exciting and scary and could be easily sabotaged by my ego, yet instead, I exhale.
In my yoga classes I talk about the exhale as an opportunity to release negative emotion. Sometimes I say, “Let go of that which no longer serves you.” Usually this opportunity to disengage takes place after a rather rigorous or challenging sequence of asana poses. On one level, there is relief, and it should feel good. I know as a yoga teacher though that it is not an opportunity to relax. The practice is still active, and muscular energy, maintaining the integrity of the foundation of the pose is necessary, in order for the exhale to have its maximum effect.
And the same is true off of the mat: I am exhaling, yet I am strong. Such a different way to live life. And it creates, for me, an unwavering commitment to my heart and its connection to the universe that is abundant, without limits and dimensionless. Flying must feel like this, I think to myself. And I inhale, of course, bringing in new, positive creative energy, inviting me further towards an unbounded shimmering grace.
I perceive the choices in my life so differently now as a result of my daily practice of my 12 steps to personal transformation. My choices are big because I believe myself to be big, wide open and fully awake to the gentle undulating opportunities that reveal themselves to me in such lovely serendipitous vibrating energy. And as this new big being, the very essence of me opens up to the graceful expansive generous universe, a God of my understanding that was always there for me, that I am now able to bear witness to as my perspective has so radically shifted.
I’m up for it: ready, willing and way beyond able……Watch out world, here I come!