“In this time of such profound change, when so many certainties are falling away, I find myself remembering that dis-illusionment is part of the process of awakening. Every time an illusion drops away, we have the opportunity to open to the spacious presence that is our real support. To exhale, and let go just a bit. To feel the dynamic stillness that arises. The ‘ahhhh’…” Sally Kempton
In my yoga sessions with my students I have at least one moment on the mat where I gently suggest that they release that which no longer serves them. An asana practice stirs up a lot of pent up energy and part of entering into the flow of the practice is an invitation to let go. It’s thrilling, exhilirating stuff that is usually supported by an enormous exhale. I have had individual students cry and become quite emotional. I know the feeling, I always say, opening the door to expansive opportunity is marvelous and terrifying at the same time.
Once the door has been opened, or the energy released, there is no reversing the process. On the mat, I invite students to bravely enter into the next element of the flow on an inhale. There has never been a person who refused; such is the powerful engagement of yoga. It transforms: And with each breath a little more space is created, attracting grace and hope and love.
I feel as if I have a really positive relationship with myself, my God and all of the Others in my life. I’ve released a truck load of negative feelings and assertions and lies and ugliness that absolutely no longer served me. And I’ve opened up to the Bigness of my own heart and the great light that shines out of it.
As a result, I am designating the month of July as LOVE IS…… month. It will be devoted to vlogs, or video blogs from different people in my life doing 2 minutes on what love is to each of them respectively. I would love to hear from you if you are interested in participating in the LOVE IS month. You can make your own vlog and submit it to me and I will post it with a short introduction.
It’s going to be a fun month, full of graceful loving moments, that hopefully brings the whole LiveBig365 community together in a gentle inspiring fashion. We are all connected; open, vulnerable, inclined toward the lovely light of gracious abundant encounter. I cannot wait to experience all that this Big Love reveals.