Each new year many of us set resolutions or intentions and seek to make the coming year the best one yet – or at least the one that we lose those unwanted pounds, quit that not so attractive habit or stop that obsessive behavior. This is all good but real evolution is challenging when we have not cleared what or why we took up those actions we are now trying to change. There are many self-help tools that attempt to dig out the past but what if we LOVED THE PAST BEHIND US…
Loving the past means we do not have to fight against what was or is but instead we can let go with love and be open to what is waiting to come forward in ourselves and our lives. This year in addition to setting my intentions for 2011 I also cleared out some of the energy, thoughts and actions from the past. Clearing out is a great way to ensure you are an open, easeful vessel for the new to take hold with ease, fortitude and clarity. We all deserve to Love the Life We Live and to Love Ourselves…Here is a practice to help you do just that.
Love It Into Healing
My good friend Hualani Janice Mark (www.innercurrencies.com) taught me this practice and I am most grateful for it.
- Start by reflecting on what you dont like or want to change about yourself. Just note it without judgement.
- Notice where you feel any sensation in your body – take your breath to that place and offer the energy here your breath. This is also an important way to stay grounded and present.
- Now offer that aspect of yourself, that feeling, that thought love – feel love from your heart flowing to that aspect of yourself. Try to imagine offering love and patience to yourself and this aspect of yourself in the same way you would a small child or a beloved pet who is misbehaving. Continue to flow love and breath here until you feel this tension begin to ease off. Some people visualize light flowing to themselves or an offering of flowers – use whatever image or feeling helps you receive love.
- Next invite in a positive aspect that you can embrace. For example if you tend to worry can you begin to embrace a sense that all is well. If you tend to be angry can you embrace a sense of acceptance with what is. Breathe and allow this positive intention to flow to and from you.
- Finally to close your session ask that you become a vessel for the higher good or the Divine or for the Light – whatever word for higher energy or higher intention works for you. By asking to be a vessel of the Divine we keep our conscious and unconscious mind in the place of positive intention and our actions start to change naturally. We literally do become the change we wish to see in the world.
Take ten minutes and try this practice. I guarantee you will feel freer, lighter and clearer – what we are all seeking more of in 2011 for sure. Wishing you all an amazing 2011 and a life of ease, passion, prosperity and joy.
Join me for a unique workshop to help you clear out the past and create the life you are seeking… Allowing the Hurricane of Wellbeing: Practices for Health, Wealth & Happiness with Shasta $25 Friday, January 21 from 7:30-9:00 pm
Are you ready to be swept away in the magic of life? In this class Shasta will reveal ancient tools and new age science to help you be the open vessel for your greatest potential. Learn meditations to clear perceptions and projections and tools to manifest from the heart to truly allow the hurricane of well-being. Call 905-428-2300 to register or visit http://www.balancedlifeyoga.ca/home-pages/retreats/ajax-fridays-workshops/
A celebrated transformational leader and a leading pioneer in embodied spirituality and Yoga, Shasta has inspired hundreds of people through her breakthrough methods for awakening and empowering your inner voice and divine power. Director, founder and senior teacher with Balanced Life Yoga, she delivers public talks, seminars and trainings on evolution and empowerment. She draws on a wide variety of techniques including Yoga, Shamanis, meditation, energy healing, coaching and the Law of Attraction. She is especially appreciated for her passionate way of allowing individuals to make sense of their world and embodied, holistic means to become the change they wish to see.
As early as in her teenage years, Shasta embarked on her journey as a spiritual explorer which led her to India, where she studied yoga, meditation and energy healing. She has studied with many remarkable mentors and she has undergone thousands of hour’s intense practice of meditation and spiritual studies. Shasta has taken every opportunity to become adept in her field through her own practice as well as through extensive training in yoga, group dynamics, meditation and spiritual counselling.