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Lesson One: To Unlock Your Heart . . .

April 1st, 2013

Free Your Mind and the Rest Will Follow

In the spirit of honesty, I continue to share my personal soul adventures with you. In these articles and in my classes I do my best to provide you with the wisdom and perspectives that are changing my life for the better.

It is my intention to make these teachings universal, always inviting you to interpret these offerings in ways that are relevant and right for YOU.

Lesson Number One: “To unlock your heart you must clear your mind.”

Right now, my growth is mostly happening on the spiritual plane. I spend a lot of time in meditation and am practicing being mindful as much as possible when I’m not sitting still.

Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of amazing unfoldment happening in the “real world” for me too, it’s just that I’m bringing the lessons learned in meditation into my reality more and more, and that’s huge!

Yes, I keep up my physical practice with yoga and being active, which is super important to me so I feel healthy and strong, but my radical expansion is currently happening in the arena of personal growth, meditation, and applying what I learn to the day to day experience of life.

For many people, it seems like 2013 has so-far been as intense as 2012. What I’ve learned is that the Unity Consciousness and higher vibrational energies that came in during 2012 are now making it so that whatever “old, fear-based stuff” that is still lingering in our lives is coming up.

The message here is to get on with it already! Step out of the past with the lessons learned, but not the baggage.

If we keep replaying the same tracks, the same patterns, it isn’t very much fun.

However, if we can learn to let go, to flow, and to move into the truth of our higher selves then life starts to be amazingly joyful again!

One of the most important ways to get out of fear and into a higher, more free and flowing way of life is to question, clear, and consciously choose your thoughts.

Not so easy, eh? The monkey mind is tricky and messy at times.

That’s where yoga and meditation are so helpful. They give you tools to clear your mind and access your heart.

Tip: Focus on the present. Breathe deep. Re-focus on the present, on who you are and what you sense right now. Let go of scattered thoughts that don’t belong here and now. Breathe deep again. Re-focus again. And again. And again.

You’re doing great! 🙂

One of my guides, a being of a very high order who gives me messages in meditation, is helping me to understand how the conscious awareness and ordering of my thoughts shapes my reality.

Sure, this is something I’ve been intellectually aware of, but I haven’t necessarily been applying it on a moment-to-moment basis. The difference is extraordinary.

She has started giving me little lessons, sort of like the Sutras in yogic philosophy. Here is the first lesson:

“To unlock your heart you must clear your mind. You must understand beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are so much more than the things you own or the relationships you have. You are VAST. Divine. No more hiding in this human illusion of smallness. Wake up to your truth!”

I will be bringing these teachings into class, weaving them gently into the asana sequences, and offering you ways to experience them in meditation.

It is my hope that you take the pieces that call to your heart, and that they help to bring more peace, love, joy and beauty into your life.

Art by Annelie

Thoughtful Quotes

“In the infinity of life where I am,
All is perfect, whole and complete.
I no longer choose to believe in old limitations and lack,
I now choose to begin to see myself
As the Universe sees me – perfect, whole, and complete.”

― Louise L. Hay | You Can Heal Your Life

“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If you can control your mind you can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to you.”
― Buddha

“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you rideing through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake up and LIVE!”
― Bob Marley

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”
— Buddha

 

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