When we are in love or in a state of love, all is well. Harmony, abundance and joy exude from our pores. Our sensate memory of pain, suffering and loss recede into the background of our consciousness. They seem to magically fade away at least for a period of time. And, although they may still occupy an apartment in our resident temple, they are not blocking off the entrance doorway. The same happens when pain, suffering and loss are the prevalent emotions at our front door.
Know that whoever stands and holds ground at your front door controls the others who enter in. Pain, suffering and loss have close friends that include: worry, doubt, indecision, procrastination, mental laziness, craving, delusion, negligence and disease. If you entertain these guests, they will run rampant in your beautiful temple and slowly but surely tear it down.
When you place harmony, joy and abundance as the front door guardians, you welcome in compassion, love, understanding, assurance, trust, confidence, belief, certainty, advancement, alertness, non-attachment, truth, attentiveness, health, wellness and vibrancy. To entertain these guests is creating a space of joyful abundance in boundless loving reality.
So, the real question is: Who are you inviting in?
The mind is so powerful it defies comprehension most of the time. Our memories, experiences and acquired knowledge which are intimately connected with our emotions (energy in motion) invite in certain guests to our resident temple (spiritual body).
The great part about yoga for me is that it is a constant spring cleaning of our temple. Yoga gives us the tools and cleaning supplies to move from darkness into light, to select who stands as the gate-keeper and to abide in that energy. So, it’s time for spring cleaning…come to your mat, breathe, become aware of what shows up and clear away all the old unwanted rubbish that no longer serves you. Move your body and discharge that energy that hides in the corners like unwanted dust bunnies, and reestablish ‘Self” in light, love and abundance.
Wishing you all a happy spring,
PS: Please consider yourself invited to class 🙂