Living Your Truth.

Yoga teaches us that the truth of who we are is within us. It is at our core, our essence, and the pure awareness that allows us to really be ourselves and live as ourselves. Truth, and that connection with your soul, is something so many don’t know. Because we are not taught to live in our truth, and often when we do, others don’t like it.

At our core we are all kind human beings. Society and how we are raised changes us. It lodged into our mind and beliefs crazy stories about who life needs to be, who we need to be, and how we need to show up. Often in that controlled form of growth, we loose sight of who we really came here to be. Or worse, we get caught up in what we are told, and live in fear of allowing ourselves to truly express our divine nature of who we really are.

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The irony is that if we all could learn to sustain ourselves and live open minded and accepting of others and ourselves, then we could break free of a lot of struggle and suffering. Yoga tells us that we should be allowed to live in a world where we can nobly express our truths and communicate with other people. Hopefully, that is coming from a place on honesty, integrity, and no fear in asking questions or resolving problems.

Our ego and mind and past conditioning will always step in and tell us what is best. That same ego will protect us from whatever may hurt us. The voice may enable you to make the right decisions, because a bigger subject, like a boss or job, is at risk. It is sad the way our society has evolved, and that it is okay to hide the truth or change the truth, if means protecting yourself.

Living your truth is really quite simple. It amazes me that more people are afraid to get in alignment and show up in the yoga way, of living honestly, and truly accepting of everyone and everything. There is abundance in this world, and no need to scram or lie to try to get more. If we all could show up and live truthfully we could eliminate a lot of dogma our current culture is currently hypnotized under. The yoga way tells us that everyone was born to be great, and it is in finding that power that allows us to express our inner light and use it in the world to shine. Yoga, or unity consciousness, allows us to be free, as we are, and to use our talents and gifts in remarkable ways. When you live that truth, that we are all connected and all working for the same goal, then you also know there is no reason to lie, play victim, or reprimand others for being themselves. It is living in the fear, or doing actions that promote fear, that hold you back greatly.

Let truth be your guide. Never be afraid to stand up for what you believe in. Ask those questions. Talk to those people. Don’t let your own moral values and choices block you and keep you living in a prison of control. Everyone will judge you in your advancement. People may not like you for what you say and choose to do. However, those people really envy you and secretly admire your fearlessness to step into your truth and not be held back in fear. In their heart, they probably know you are taking right action. Because when you honor yourself and live your truth, there can be no wrong way. Only silly people who don’t yet understand and are afraid to live in that light.

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(synchronistically after I wrote these words, and posted, this message appeared on my tea. 🙂 Believe in magic and no mistakes!)

Your truth is your connection to your soul. It is who you are. It represents your values, morals, beliefs, and how you treat others. It goes beyond character. To be honest, for us all, the truth within us, is a kind open hearted individual. Though we forgot this, and choose to believe otherwise. The Yoga is how we learn to get back to our happy whole state and to release the barriers and beliefs that have robbed us and helped us live with ignorance. In the unyoking, you are challenged, and asked to step forth into someone greater. The yoga is the union of your truth, and the development of your soul.

When you know that, and who you are, and can show up with that essence, then you know you are living. There is no way but to love. Love yourself first, then love others, and acknowledge how you can shine love on the world, and teach others how. Truth is a simple concept. We make it complex. We fail to communicate and conspire to stay stuck in our old bad habits, and blocked beliefs.

The truth sets us free. Always. The truth will hold you back as long as your conform in that other ego way. Yoga helps us align to see that truth, and not be fearful, and live more openly with each other. In finding your truth, you find your way, and can create a better world, with more joy, more love, and so much more bliss!

 

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Begin Again

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Life moves fast. There are always unexpected rip currents, rapids, and waves of emotional, mental, spiritual shifts that often leave us grieving some kind of outcome. Why is that? Human nature likes to hold. We find value in what we have done, what we have received, what has happened to us, and enjoy sharing the gifts that universe brings…. until something goes wrong, and a mysterious event propels our entire world to change. We don’t like to share about the darkness, so we hide and forget that those moments that make us crash are actually opportunities to rise above…and especially – change. We grieve for better a life, more people, better job, more money, etc. We forget about the basics that keep life simple, yet so happy: happiness and health. The extreme high of merely being alive, in a body, with a heart, and with the opportunity to choose your life as you experience it.

Of course things will happen, people will come and go, and other endless tides of uncertainty will manifest. No doubt there will be change and sometimes disaster, and that is okay. If you could take a moment to pause, take a deep breathe, feel your feet in the Earth, and look upon the horizon, at the sun shine, for the beautiful day that is, then maybe a new perspective would be seen. Life is meant to be enjoyed. Whatever you are doing, whatever your experience is, is perfectly okay. You are not meant to get somewhere or achieve something. Though, many are naturally inspired to work towards that. The beauty of life is found in the stillness, noticing, and being aware of the precious gifts that we are around us all daily. Some days they are harder to find than others, yet they remain. It may be a good friend, a loyal partner, a fun job, or living in a place that brings you, your soul, happiness. Be grateful. When the storms of life cause you to take a new road or walk a new path, accept what was with love. Forgive your mistakes and childish acts. Dismiss when your emotions got out of hand, and laugh about that time things went a little weird. Love the people who have helped you gain wisdom, clarity, and most importantly, made you smile. You are wonderful. Life is wonderful.Take a fresh breathe on the horizon of your life and see the wonderfulness you have already.

We move fast, we forget, things happen, and there is a lot to grieve about, complain about, and many things to fix within the Universe. Truth, I won’t deny it. Plant your feet, stand tall, and choose today to see the beauty it all that is, and what can be. If you’re holding something heavy in your heart – Act on it. Call that friend, send a nice text message, or breathe and let it go. Life begins when we choose to see clearly the light and love that is always around us. Embrace the uncertainties, the moments you want to cringe and fall, and let the Universe provide you with so much Love. Begin today to see yourself as a new vessel that carries light and sprinkles it wherever you go. Be aware. Notice what magic unveils when you choose to anchor Love, share love, and be love while sharing your authentic light with others to enjoy. Have a laugh. No worries, only humility and acceptance that some things must die, those emotions never lie… Act when you need, let your heart guide you to advance. Every day you can choose different, live better, make life beautiful. This Universe truly is Beauty, when we choose to see it that way…. Let yesterday be behind you, begin today with a new perspective and opportunity to begin again…

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Consider This…..

I’ve been pondering a lot lately. I’ve been out in the wilderness, exploring the seas, and virtually resetting what I like to call, my mind, body, & soul. Yeah, a real gift to me!! So we call ourselves Yogi’s, but what does that really mean? What happens after the class, when you leave the mat, & when you get back to your routine of engulfing yourself with people who are ‘not so really oh… Namaste?’ You feel different right?

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People affect us. Choices affect us. Who we surround ourselves with make a BIG statement about us. Consider where you do, where you hang, and the environment you work at. What’s happening? I ask you to take a day and just notice…. where you are, what’s happening, and what’s going on. Notice the internal shifts that happen within you, recognize the triggers, and then be aware with your reactions…. Do you pause? Can you breathe? Are you able to smile and take a moment for you? Or do you relapse into that other self, forgetting that the way to tame the stress is to give yourself more EASE….

I dare you today to watch. Be a Witness. Look out. Breathe DEEP. Stay centered. Remain Calm. JUST NOTICE.

Awareness is Powerful. Take note of what’s happening with the daily actions and places you choose to be…. Can you keep that same Yogic peace and affirm to stay delightful and peaceful throughout your day????

Sit Back, Relax, & enjoy the Show & profound new insights you gain….

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