Have you forgotten your significance?
In the face of great loss, perhaps you feel you can’t make a difference? Or, perhaps when faced with fear, you don’t feel as if you are worthy, capable, or brilliant enough?
Let me tell you something, YOU ARE ENOUGH. Period.
I know that you may have heard this saying before. I know I have said it in my yoga classes. Perhaps you have read it before. And, maybe, you have even cognitively taken it in. Knowing through your mind that it is quite possible that you do play an important role in the grand scope of life. But, have you embodied it? Have you let your heart truly receive this birth given right?
Stand tall. Taller now, but with ease. 😉
Breathe slow, deepen breaths.
Wiggle your toes and then let them drop.
Breathe up from your feet to the top of your heart.
Feel your heart beating.
Release and exhale all the way through your body into the earth.
As you continue, option to close your eyes, or gaze forward.
Add this root gesture, muladhara mudra, of your hands if you like, or let your arms move freely.
Feel if your body wants to sway or be still; or some of both.
Notice where your attention goes.
When you feel ready to close this embodiment experience, strengthen through your leg muscles, lift your toe tips, engage your core muscles, take a deep breath in, and raise your arms to the sky!
Release when you want to.
Notice whatever you notice. There is no “right” or “wrong” here, just your own experience.
(Option to let me know what you experienced, felt, thought, or whatever.)
As I approach this weekend’s “Dear Self; a Healing-Centered Yoga Retreat” with my dearest friend and collaborator, Liz Moyer-Benferhat, of We Heal for All, I am feeling all sorts of nerves. Nervous for it to go well.
I had the same nerves as I approached this week, also starting a new teaching position every Wednesday night at Heights Meditation and Yoga. Sign up here; either in-person or online for any of the classes.
With all my own nerves woven in with my desire for each and every person and child to know they have a right to be here, a right to be loved and respected, I started there. At the roots.
A sweet poem came through and made me cry. It was especially potent as I am also navigating some physical health journeys which I shall share at a later time. But, for now, please take this into your heart and body:
Offer Yourself Welcome
You belong here.
You don’t need to do anything or
be any way.
This, your place here, is not
meant to be earned,
it is simply yours because you were born.
The moment this earth breathed life
through the thousands of channels of Light
the birds sang.
And when you surrendered your
the Universe was listening;
awaiting your entrance.
This place is meant for you,
was created for you,
was designed with your unique fingerprint
You belong here.
-S.Emerick, May 30th, 2022
Join me in saying these affirmations out loud.
Say them every day! Add them to the standing movement from above!
“I am safe.”
“I am secure.”
“I am loved.”
“I am protected.”
“I trust myself.”
“I have what I need.”
“I am real.”
“I am sacred.”
Rupi Kaur has always inspired me, and she was such a perfect artist for this theme of welcoming one’s Self. She wrote these two poems…
i get so lost
in where i want to go
i forget that the place i’m in
is already quite magical
And she also wrote:
it was when i stopped searching for home within others
and lifted the foundations of home within myself
i found there were no roots more intimate
than those between a mind and body
that have decided to be whole
You ARE whole, dearest reader.
I love you.
You are welcomed here.
Standing with you,
Breathe and Believe.