Alright, so where do I even begin?
Today was a day of miracles and synchronicities.
Lately, while in yoga classes, I’ve been feeling like I want to teach yoga again, and I’’ve also been feeling pulled to further my yoga education, and be certified as a 500hr RYT. I am a 200hr RYT right now. I received an email from the studio that I received my 200 hour training from, and they are opening up a 300 hour training. I mentioned it to Will, and he loved the idea and he is going to pay for the training. I am going to register this weekend!
My meditation was absolutely PHENOMENAL. I mean this literally, it really stands out because it was as if the energy flow in the meditation, was teaching me how to work with energy. As I breathed, I was being instructed to offer my entire self to the chakras. I was shown exactly how to do this, and as I did it, I could feel the increase in the flow of prana. It worked extraordinarily well and I can’t wait to share my learnings with the world.
I also stopped myself in the middle of an “overeating episode”, which has been really difficult for me in the past. I was proud of this success, because I was VERY tempted to continue to eat and there were so many sweet and salty foods to choose from. It was a victory.
My yoga practice was also very different today. I was completely present, and I gave my all. My ego was quiet. There was no wondering if I was doing “better” than anyone else, or if I looked like I knew what I was doing. I came into the class with the intention of just being present and feeling bliss in my belly. That was what happened. I loved the practice, and I was very focused on form and breath. It was refreshingly free of my opinions about my practice.
I mentioned the bliss in my belly above. This has been something that I’ve been noticing more and more and I’m starting to wonder what it’s all about. There’s actually not much more to it then that. There is an almost constant feeling of joy in my belly, and I don’t know what it is.
The biggest and most obvious synchronized event, was when I went on a new social media platform called “clubhouse” that my friend Lexi invited me to. I decided to do a guided meditation. No one at all was listening, but I continued on, just for the sake of getting used to the app, and a woman who I did a tarot reading for on her YouTube channel named Lucie popped in. She was one of only three people who showed up. The crazy thing about it is that, she is the reason that I have a business. The video that she put on her channel sent many people to my website for tarot readings. The people who received readings are the people that come onto the livestreams in the morning on my YouTube channel, and they take classes with me and come to my retreats. She is the ONE person that I’m aware of, who I know personally who could possibly help me to reach a much bigger audience. She has a similar audience, I love her energy, and she wants to collaborate. I’m blown away that of all people, she is the person who came to listen.
Today was a bit mind-blowing. I do have to say though, that it’s very important to me to not get knocked off of this path of Ananda presence. The circumstances DO NOT MATTER. It’s so important for me to remember this, and stay centered. Presence, bliss consciousness, and selfless service are the things that matter to me. The priority, truly the highest priority in my life, is to remain as present as possible, to live in unconditional bliss (without personal preferences or agendas) and to serve whatever is in front of me. That’s it. Everything else is whatever it is.
I was VERY present all day. Today I believe that I was present more than I have been at any other time.
I didn’t go on social media, except to post my content.
I did listen to an audio book. Ahhh! That madness stops now.
Trusted life 100% - so peaceful. Bliss in my belly.
3 hours of meditation - including some chanting. AMAZING!
I noticed that I haven’t served to the best of my ability/
The “rules” or guidelines for a year of Ananda (See Ananda definition here)
* I will be as present as possible, grateful and loving what arises. I will focus on serving whatever is in front of me joyfully.
* No social media scrolling! I will only post my content and answer comments and questions that are on my content.
* No intake of external information. No more podcasts, books, audiobooks, YouTube videos or information of any kind. 😳 I will turn inwards for answers, guidance and information.
* I will trust life COMPLETELY. No more struggle, striving, controlling, wanting or trying to make something happen. I will trust and know that whatever is in my life is perfect, and I don’t need to fix or change it.
* I will move toward what I resist, NO personal preferences or agendas. I will say YES to all of life. (Unless I'm in physical danger, of course)
* I will engage in as many spiritual practices as possible every day.
* I will focus on GIVING and SERVING.