February 8, 2018

Getting rid of the noise...

"All endings are inexorably tied to new beginnings. That's the nature of the journey. It continues to unfold. It builds on itself. It can't help itself from doing that. Cherish the moments, all of them. You have seen and felt much in life so far. But still, the best is yet to come." Melody Beattie

I mentioned yesterday this sort of Spirit led chain of events that happened leading up to my decision. Well, there was another cool moment in the universe that is just sort of proof that once you begin to open yourself up to the idea of letting go, these little hints are all over for you to accept.

I am in two book clubs. For one of them, the book that was chosen was Louise Hay's, You Can Heal Your Life. Last month, we had read Oprah's The Wisdom of Sundays, though, and I had been introduced to Michael Singer's, The Untethered Soul. I'm quoting here what his website says about the book, because it was precisely what happened to me, and I can see myself listening to this audiobook and coming back to it MANY times in my life.

"What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries? What can you do each day to discover inner peace and serenity? The Untethered Soul-now a New York Times bestseller-offers simple yet profound answers to these questions. Whether this is your first exploration of inner space, or you've devoted your life to the inward journey, this book will transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you. You'll discover what you can do to put an end to the habitual thoughts and emotions that limit your consciousness. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, author and spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization.

The Untethered Soul begins by walking you through your relationship with your thoughts and emotions, helping you uncover the source and fluctuations of your inner energy. It then delves into what you can do to free yourself from the habitual thoughts, emotions, and energy patterns that limit your consciousness. Finally, with perfect clarity, this book opens the door to a life lived in the freedom of your innermost being."

I love to read, and it was kind of bothering me I hadn't read my book club book yet, but I had just a few more chapters to finish up and wanted to discuss with Scott who was listening to The Untethered Soul at the same time. Last Friday night, I committed to getting back into my yoga practice, but knew I needed to take it slowly because I hadn't practiced in a LONG time, and so when I saw that my studio was offering a Sound Bath Yin class...with specific intention of realigning Chakras, I immediately signed up. That was probably the best hour and 15 minutes I had spent in so very long. I went further into my meditation than I had in a long time, and every sound and affirmation presented went straight to my soul. I was weeping in gratitude at the end of class, and made sure to let my yogi know after class that she was instrumental at opening a HUGE blockage of energy that night. When I got home, I messaged her to ask her if she didn't mind sharing where those affirmations were coming from, because they were just SO right on.

Have you guessed it?

Yep, Louise Hay, You Can Heal Your Life!

Even MORE bizarre, if you were paying attention to my blog post from yesterday, guess who has a whole book on Mirror Work? Yep, she does. Right?

Part of this journey within I REALLY want to capture here. I want to for accountability AND because I love helping people. If my honesty, and willingness to be open about this journey helps even one person along the way, I'd love it. There is beauty in the honesty that life is NOT every perfect photograph we would like to portray. I am loving releasing even the limiting beliefs because for starters, they are OUT of my head..and the more I share, the more I am aware that I am not alone.

Come along with me. I need allies.