Thoughts from our class yesterday:
Take responsibility for your own space, feelings, and thoughts. Be in your own home. This allows for relaxation as we accept who we are. We are not fighting it any more. This fighting takes so much energy! Instead we take responsibility as we consciously choose what we focus our energies on. Focusing on God’s Name allows our soul to fulfill it’s longing to merge with the One, the true purpose of this life.
What are your thoughts on this? Or your experience with class?
I am really feeling deeply into this comment @ 55 yrs old. There are times when I have so lovingly and diligently taken care of my space and seem to know who I am. Yet there are many times like right now I am so full of anxiety and and wondering who I am? I feel scared. Way too busy with survival w/ basic needs. I definately do not have it today yet maybe another time will have a deeper sense of self. Sat
Today's class was very beautiful and afterwards some difficult things happened
and then I had a chance to just lie down and have a big releasing cry where I
released such a huge amount of agony that was inside of me as a result of the
separation from my husband since he left his body - that big void is incredible
but I'm happy to say that having let that energy have it's free expression I now
feel quite stable, grounded and happy to be alive. I believe the Kundalini practice can stir these deep things and also grateful for having done primal
therapy with my husband many years ago that taught me not to repress these powerful emotions. Lovely to practice with everyone today. Sat Nam, Susan😀
I really loved class and especially was ripe for the reminder about how we control our own space. If I ignore my physical being, I lack the strength to sustain the world and the demands of the world, if I ignore my divinity, I lack the clarity to see what step I should take next. When I can bring my yoga practice, truly into present moment, where each movement, each breath is sacred, allow the sacred sound current to flow through me, practice clears the clouded windshield of my life and reminds me that I/we inter-are, that I recognize I share life on this planet with divine beings every day. Although I am deeply drawn to the "why" of it all and the written texts and history, today I am more focused on the experiential part, of actually sitting, chanting, meditation and yoga practice. I can't "explain" it, I just know that I feel so much different anchored in practice than not, that every act of my day becomes a sacred offering. My "job" is taken to another level where I can be reminded I am part of the divine. Without this, it is easy to lose sight. Our bodies/ our spiritual natures are microcosms of the divine, parts of us at a cellular level are always being destroyed and new parts created........... without the destruction/without the ridding of the old and the waste our physical bodies become burdened, much like our inner selves........... if I don't take the time to be silent, to move through my day in midfulness to open to the connection of the divine, then my spirit becomes burdened and heavy. I am deeply grateful to this beloved community, I feel your love, your acceptance and willingness to walk this path of love with our energetic arms and hands connected. I am so grateful. Some photos from a wonderful evening of experiencing humans moving in harmony with one another.
I chant while I work and it has brought me much peace to something I was sort of struggling with in my home and heart space. In my head was my mother's voice telling me I'm always messy and so I was trying to hard to be squeaky clean always. It was holding me back from creating.
In general, I find that, in terms of being an artist.... someone may come into my house on a certain day and think I don't respect some area of my space. Its a misinterpretation. When I am in the middle a project I find its better to have inner order than outer order. Having inner space to create and be myself. When the project is over, the house is tidy again, and I have created something new. To me this is like breathing, like the ocean's tide coming and going, and I feel like the vessel, I feel God creating and destroying at the same time. I relate the aspects of God to aspects of the piece I am creating, and it is like all the chanting of the mantras come to life.
PS I always have a clean house now.... but there just might be shells and crystals everywhere at times :) I like to think of it as making the beach inside my house.
This is such an important thing to reflect on and apply again and again! In my experience, I don't feel I choose which thought / emotion / feeling I grasp at and nourish most of the time,.. It just happens automatically somehow. But developing that vigilance is of my responsibility!! I have all the tools to stop identifying with all that arise, it is a matter of changing habits. It takes time, but as you said, it is to consciously choose what I want to focus on, which inner space I want to create. The more I have that attention, the more I see how it is life-changing. I am creating my own reality, every moment.
Not fighting who I am and accepting all that I am is much tougher to me... I understand fighting is not the way. But still it feels painful to welcome sometimes. I still need to develop a bit more wisdom and compassion...
Chanting God's Name is a beautiful practice that brings so much peace, joy and love. Thank you for transmitting that to us 💜
The class yesterday was very beautiful 😻 thank you again for that experience. Life could be very challenging and to be aware of my feelings and thoughts seems to be not always possible. But Focusing on god fills my heart with love and graditude, how could I sometimes forget who and what I am? Thank you for reminding me again and again Waheguru 🙏