I'm weary, my eyes are dull and the weight on my shoulders feels heavy today. I have a family who is my heart, and yet the day to day has gotten to me. The pep in my step is lacking and when I look at this world we live in, pieces of me crumble.
So, I do what I know I must do...
I get on my knees.
I literally get on my knees and whisper, “Help.”
I whisper to the divine women who have come before me to give me the strength.
I connect with the wisdom I know lives deep in my soul.
I wipe tears from my eyes and I start again. I start again right now…
This is the ceremony.
This is the truth of woman, of mother, of living this life fully.
On the kitchen floor I kneel, grateful that I know to stop and to ask for help.
And then up i get :::::someone needs toast with honey and cinnamon butter:::::
“I want to know if you can see beauty even when it's not pretty, every day, and if you can source your own life from it's presence. I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, ‘“YES!”’”—Oriah Mountain Dreamer
This stopping and shifting changes us from the inside out. This awareness has the ability to transform a moment of our lives in an instant. Through awareness we can begin to recognize and let go of that which does not serve us—like our ideas of perfection which linger in our bodies. This heavy perfection weight will never feed us; only through letting go will we find our way.
Beautiful women, we are a tribe. We are sisters. May we reach out to each other and give love and support ::::::
- sit in easy pose, legs crossed, preferably on something soft
- softly focus eyes on tip of nose with eyes almost shut.
- inhale thru the nose four heavy strokes
- exhale thru the nose one long stroke.
Doing this for 3-11 minutes will give you more patience and more tolerance.
Let me know if you feel the subtle yet powerful shift this basic yogic breath can bring.