First and foremost I want to thank everyone who has helped support Healthy Progressions Yoga. We are approaching year one in February and I am so thrilled and grateful to share this special practice with you.
As the month of December comes to a close, we start to reflect on the past year and hope for new beginnings. Many of us hope for a better body, more meaningful relationships, or to break up with a old vice. Instead, I hope and pray that we all awaken to love and have the strength and courage to release all the negative and destructive fears in our lives.
This year has been a meaningful one for me. I finally was able to surrender and it has been such a beautiful journey. I'd like to give you a little taste of how my life was like this past year in hopes that some of you may relate to it and be inspired to make a change. This past year there were times when my Ego was running a little too rampant trying to force and control situations. Fear was poking its leering head into many of my decisions. My self-importance was a little too strong at times. Most of all, I was turning a blind eye to many of my hardships in my life. This process of reflection wasn't easy by any means, but it was a beautiful one and I'd like to share some of my insights.
A few months ago a rock hit my car windshield not once but twice in two months cracking it. When the repair man went to put a new windshield in, the new glass cracked from the roof to the hood. I like to think this is symbolic to my life. The cracking of the windshield represents the cracking of my old ways of seeing the world.
I went out kicking and screaming to my own sweet surrender. But I now realize that sometimes God's plan for us is so much more beautiful than the plan we have for ourself- so I try to surrender wholeheartedly.
I now realize happiness is a choice that we make every day. Life is like a beautiful rose whose thorns can be fierce if we are not paying attention; care must be taken. Care must be taken with our thoughts and our lives, or we will be pricked by the sharp thorns of the reality we create.
Additionally, this year I realized the beauty of compassion. Not everyone is where I am at in life and thats OK. We are all at different points in our journey. Many people are driven by their fears and this can be a very dark road. Some people are threatened by the light because they are attached to their way of life. They may try to control you, shame you, manipulate you; but shine on little darlings. Instead of reacting, lead with your example- it's very much worth it, and in the end it is a much more beautiful way of life.
Probably the hardest lesson that I am continuing to learn is that you can't help people who don't want to be helped. Sometimes I think that I can help everyone, but I can't. Boundaries need to be made and respected. Relationships are an exchange of energy between two people. That exchange needs to be revered. And if a relationship no longer exists in the light of love, then it may need to be put on hold until things shift.
As far as new beginnings, I am excited and inspired to continue to evolve both personally and professionally. You may notice a few changes in the studio as our practice has become much more slow and deep. Stayed tuned for many more fun and tasty herbal teas at the end of class and some new and exciting aromatherapy options. I hope to see your shining faces soon. Either way, you can always stay in touch via our social media facebook page. Please see below for our holiday class schedule. Wishing you a blessed holiday and a happy new year.
Love and Light,