This is the calendar quote for August, it sits in the sky awaiting a beautiful sunrise over an undulating desert scene.
“Self-esteem doesn’t just arise from the material world. It also means finding worth in your intuitive bond to a higher power, the growth of your goodness and the deepening of your soul. It’s being spiritually mature enough to know the merit of vanquishing negativity with love, which makes tenderness possible between us.”
Last night in Jivamukti, I was blessed to encounter the divine healer Dolly again. She is the only instructor I’ve ever practiced Jivamukti with, and I fear I will possibly be intensely biased towards her teaching. Never say never, though. I am intoxicated by this style of yoga so I will welcome it into my life and heart in every way possible.
Last night the topic for August was planting seeds of freedom instead of seeds of tension. Being able to walk away from a tense situation, even perhaps walking away from the need to be “right” in order to free oneself. Whether it’s something as small as, “How to do the dishes, or something larger than us like government spending,” Dolly explained in a soothing, rhythmic tone, “let go of the tension. Free yourself from it. Be free.”
This, my friends, is a concept that my heart latched onto like a baby clinging to her Momma. Seriously. I will carry around the bubbling heat of tension for days. I feel it causing my fingers to tremble, I feel it aching in my belly. I need to let myself be free. From tension and stress in every corner of my life. The corners that I control and the corners that I don’t. BE FREE. Let’s dedicate ourselves to freeing our hearts, minds and bodies this August. It’s going to be my midsummer night’s dream.
On a different topic, sleeping on that concept and waking up to a green shake has made me a happy little camper!
Checking out my new book, Tara Stiles’ Yoga Cures, before embarking on my own practice today.
Does anyone else have any profound affirmations to carry into August? Do tell 🙂
Blessings, sweet souls.