I am still taking time….But what is taking time?
For me taking time is, taking time to stop, look & listen to your feels, thoughts, actions, reactions & your physical & emotional environment.
That’s ‘a lot’…I hear myself saying!…let alone you thinking as a reader. I think that’s why there is so much resistance, in making the time, because I do have the time, I just need to stop, filling it with avoidance things and also allowing, or giving other people the opportunity to fill it.
My first slot, goes to taking the time to answer to my physical feels. More often, I gave way to feeling slightly under the weather, throat feels a little sore, slight headache, feeling cold.
My stomach brain, sometimes over takes my physical brain and gets in there first with showing up.
What’s ‘Showing up?’ It’s nice bout of irritable bowel, just before you need to go out, or the complete opposite bloating & abdomen pain, with no physical release.
Emotional well-being. When you are feeling emotionally challenged, for whatever reason, it can begin to manifest physically over time. ‘Showing Up’.
Anxiety and stress can manifest from being in toxic work, home, social environments, or working, personal relationships.
Give yourself, time to love and feel…..Take warm scented baths, when your muscles are aching to open the pores and detox the body.
Drink warm water; to relax the digestive system and gargle with salt water to ease a sore throat. Rest and sleep to allow the beauty of the sleep to regenerate cells to build and strengthen your immune system.
Take time for self, don’t fight it, don’t resist it…..
I felt the chill, the ache the tiredness and surrendered into feeling unwell, being unwell. No work, no phonecalls, no just a minute….just no, just me, myself and my chill and aches.
I was listening to an interview, a while ago, where a famous actress said…“Its Ok, to feel the feels”. I ran the sentence, back through my mind, “It’s OK, to feel, the feels….it’s OK, to feel, the feels….it’s OK, to feel the feels”.
I often retrace, words, quotes, through my mind, to introduce it, as a mantra. Then for me, my monkey mind, plays a game where it….tries to hear, say it & move on, & my subconscious mind, says ‘ hold up, wait a minute…What did you just feel, when you said that? Just in these few seconds, the feeling can be whisked away, into reaction. And then stress, anxiety negativity begins.
But if you take, the feeling, be in the feeling…It will give you the opportunity to rest in the moment, be present with the feeling to act, rather than react.
It’s a new year, a new day…it’s OK to feel, the feels.
Yoga Sara, Thursday’s 7:45pm-9:15pm.
It’s not long now, before the festive season begins. Then it’s tick, tok, the clock strikes & its a new year!
I had an email sent to me today, that started with the sentence “There are 99 meals left, before Christmas day”
33 breakfasts, 33 lunches & 33 dinners.
I don’t know about you, but there are enough days there for you to break a habit, reflect, create new, leave behind. Build a strong Kundalini practice, Meditation, Mantra, Breath Awareness, anything need.
Start with, Thursdays 7:45pm-9:15pm Kundalini Yoga at Yogasara Bristol.
Let’s work together, making changes to see changes….
Starting with you….yes you! Take a deep breath… It’s OK, to feel, the feels, & love on yourself.
Pure Essence Kundalini Yoga is
Yoga Sara Studio Picton Street Bristol
Just like that Summer is done! We move into a new month. We start to mourn, the warmth of the Sun, as dusk creeps into the light of days, making them shorter and shorter.
The words of poem, resonates within my soul…“Come again, Come again, Come back to me”. I felt the strong pull, the words, came to me asking, calling for Summer to come back to me, “Bringing the Summer, Bringing the Sun”.
The last Bank Holiday of the year, for me, was a ritual of loving the Sun, loving the warmth and the love, laughter and joy the Sun brings when your in good company. A time to really give thanks, gratitude be grateful for the longer light of the day, the warmth on my skin.
This Bank Holiday was different, no ritual of loving the Sun, loving the warmth and the love, laughter and joy the Sun brings….Thanks and gratitude was replaced with reflection, achievements, loss, grief….Grief for the Summer coming to an end…Without me finding ‘Joy’ “joy the Sun brings” to be grateful, have gratitude.
What is different? I didn’t dance to the beat of my soul, bask in the Love, laughter and joy the Sun brings.
So now, my Soul is mourning, the Sun…Before it’s truly gone, feeling reflective, sourcing memories from beyond this past year…Today remember, be grateful have gratitude of the joy the Sun brings. Just like that, Summer is done!
Some search for a pot of Gold, some make a wish….
It’s is definitely time to make changes for change.
It’s baby steps but I am doing things differently to have a different outcome.
It’s funny how an element of fear and resistance set in when your on the brink of a new pattern, action, pathway to a better outcome.
I have not quite got my perfect day…perfect routine, however there is calm, no rushing, no anxiety. I use my breath, respect my breath and breath into my existence.
Changes for change…..
Do I take the ‘Red Pill’….willing to learn the life-changing unsettling truth. Or the ‘Blue Pill’, to remain in contented ignorance.
Every day, we have a choice to seek and learn or continue walking in the wilderness.
Today is a brand new day, What are you going to choose, Red Pill? Blue Pill?