Birds flying high you know how I feel. Sun in the sky you know how I feel. Breeze driftin on by, you know how I feel. It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day… And, I’m feeling good. -Lyrics for Feeling Good by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
When I teach my Yoga classes, I ask all my students to set their intention or their Sankulpa, before we begin our practice. A sankulpa is a statement formed from within our connection to our higher self. It’s a statement to be honored above all, because it guides us towards our higher purpose, our best self, and helps to guide our choices on our path. But it’s more than just a statement – it’s multidimensional.
Your sankulpa could start simply with the intention, I want to quit smoking. But, your sankulpa, created as a positive statement in the present tense could be I’m so grateful that I’m smoke free. The statement requires no resolve or will power but a becoming or a knowing of who you really are, and evolving to the true sankulpa of –I am healthy, I am whole. It’s a realization that you already are it, a believing. And, so for awhile we walk side by side with this knowing of becoming, and being, at the same time. The longer we can remain in this state of oneness, the faster we are able to become one with our statement. One way I find that really helps is to think of your statement with gratitude. Go ahead and think of it…, now, think of it with gratitude that it’s already true! -… powerful right?
So we continue walking on this path side by side, mindfully aware of our sankulpa, and mindfully at every opportunity acting inline with these goals. As we move forward we remain at peace, content, and forgiving when necessary, of our actions and of where we still currently are. Always, remembering and acknowledging however, that you are already healthy and whole.
Feel Good and Believe!
Just a thought…
I’m halfway through my yoga teacher training. It’s become so much more than I ever thought it would be. I’m reflecting on my journey, as I sit here in a semi meditative state after my yoga practice. There’s a powerful storm brewing. Winds are picking up and I feel it’s force blow by me through the open windows in the usually calm space. I see multiple flashes of lightning illuminating the dark sky, and hear the rain as it helps to enhance this meditative state that I’m in.
My instructor is always reminding us teacher trainees that we should always be at a place of Steadiness and Comfort in our yoga practice. In my mind, for some reason, I’ve always replaced the words to Strength with Peace. Today, with the powerful storm illuminating, my feelings of my newly gained strength, along with the steadiness and the comfort of my peace, seems magnified. As if I am both stronger and softer at the same time.
It’s wonderful to feel the peace within, but it’s also wonderful when you can go to a place that helps you to expand. My training has seemed like a retreat. A place where I get to go and honor myself. Taking care of me, for my health, and my own personal development.
I hope, if your haven’t already, find your own place of steadiness and comfort.
Just a thought…
…And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with love like that. It lights up the sky. – Rumi
Love is the the most powerful and still most unknown energy in the world – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Someday after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God, the energies of Love, and then for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
What if, like the sun, we unselfishly shined our energy of Love. If not everyday, perhaps at least, on Valentines Day. If every man, woman, and child’s selfless, unconditional love for another soul, treated every person they met with compassion, kindness, and with a profound tenderness and affection. How powerful would that be…Love flooding the world, with positive gift’s for the good of all! What would be possible with Love Like That!
Just a thought…
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