The 30 day yoga journey is done and I am ‘Home’.
Of course, I always have been ‘Home’, the symbolism of ‘Home’ being my spirit, my soul which is always there within me, at the centre of my being, my heart.
Sadly, I am not always connected to my soul as I let fear get in the way. Fear I have discovered is (for me) an absence of love. If I love, if I believe I am love, if I know I am loved, then there can be no fear. During these first days of this new year, I have been inviting love into my love. Loving myself first and foremost, loving others, loving all life and the universe and believing I am love. Connecting with the real ‘me’, my spirit, is a nurturing, comforting and healing experience.
Adriene Mishler Yoga with Adriene is an inspiring teacher. Her subtle spiritual teachings through the asanas nudge me along and keep me on my path. My yoga is a daily practice and like mediation always brings me ‘Home’.
I have been practising yoga since 2009, but at the end of last year, a heavy heart, a tightness in my chest, a feeling of doom and a darkness surrounded me. There was no joy and I felt acute fear. I turned to yoga as my guide, to spiritual practices, to healing and ultimately to my inner teacher. I have been comforted and have discovered I have internal strength to face what I need to face. I am grateful.
And the real beauty is that the journey continues.
When the canvas frays
in the currach of thought
and a stain of ocean
blackens beneath you,
may there come across the waters
a path of yellow moonlight
to bring you safely home.
May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.
And so may a slow
wind work these words
of love around you,
an invisible cloak
to mind your life.
JOHN O’DONOHUE, excerpt from Anam Cara
And my writing? During this 30 day journey, I have written a short story and a piece of flash fiction. My writing journey continues.
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