This is the hour to be loving, kind and compassionate. Start with yourself, with the voice in you that condemns you, attack you, shames you, and frightens you. Surrender it to the breath and get clear.
There is something we bring into these uncertain times, which unless we clear, we’re not playing the game of life with a full deck of cards. While being bombarded with an overwhelming amount of stimuli, information, stress and anxiety, our inner-struggles, (dragons) can distort our perception, kill our joy, and render us ineffective in dealing with what’s coming our way. It’s like trying to run a marathon with a broken leg. ‘Getting Clear’, is a survival skill that’s indispensable. Clarity, can transform the quality of our lives.
When I say clarity – I mean: Being at ease with your breath. Being a whole rather than a fragmented person. Knowing the difference between guilt and compassion. Being present rather than having to be perfect. Choosing Love over fear. Taking nothing personally – least of all yourself. Being light and joyful vs. being anxious and depressed. Being free. Being Love.
Getting Clear – is a commitment and a daily practice. I wouldn’t want to start another day in my life without taking time to clear my energy of inner-struggles, become present and joyful, and bring joy to all my endeavors. You can’t offer love when you don’t have it in yourself. Keep joyful throughout the day – regardless of circumstances. When you occasionally lose it, you can practice Getting Clear; noticing what you’re struggling with, making space for it, having compassion, and surrendering it to the breath.
Of course, it’s not always easy, but it gets better with practice. This last weekend, I held a mindful-dance event which I dedicated to a friend who came from abroad. When two more friends whom I like and enjoy arrived to the event very late, they sat down and talked, and didn’t participate in the dance. I tried to overlook it, because I was having so much fun. Then, when we all went out to dinner, they were speaking about another friend who was supposed to join us, and who is habitually late. There was a tension in the air that I noticed, and politely discounted. When the third friend finally arrived, the restaurant was closed, and they all went to another place for more fun. As I was clearing my ‘pleaser-dragon’, and surrendered it to the breath, following my joy meant – going home. This was an inside job which I didn’t need to complain about or discuss with them. It was about me taking responsibility for my joy, and clearing my old dragons about giving up my joy to please others, or join them in their suffering.
When you’re clear, at ease with your breath, following your joy, life doesn’t get any more blissful than that. While everyone around you can feel it, because your vibration speaks it louder than words, at times, old friends and family may feel threatened by your new-found joy. They could challenge and test you, trying to find out how real it is, and may at times even attack you. I call it the ‘kill-joys’. However, this is where you need to be the change you want to see, and demonstrate rather than debate. A young client I saw last week, wrote me the following email after her session: “I want to let you know that the other day I was in a state of wonderful happiness – content – for what seemed like no reason. I let myself live in the present, drawing my focus back to my enjoyment of the moment as opposed to all the worries and clutter of everything else but now. I realized that I could be my own motivation for happiness and joy.”
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