To the degree one does not take anything seriously, one is free and connected. This happens when we understand that we are not in control. Seriousness is a reaction to perception and beliefs.
We are all attracted to one who takes life lightly, and repulsed by one who is a heavy. Lightness is not apathy, but a calm poise where one is aware to not get caught up in perception and fear.
There is a complete relaxing shift in the body when one drops being serious. In that calm, relaxed and aware state, one can move through the life’s challenges with grace and ease.
There are many types of yoga as well as different interpretations on what is yoga. I have studied many forms of yoga and became profoundly dedicated to having a clear conceptual understanding of yoga. However, the more one is involved with cultivating a conceptual understanding of yoga, the more one becomes disconnected from source.
I fell into that trap. That has led me to see that it is best drop any conceptions that arise.
With simply an aspiration is to connect to source on all levels, one can remain aware and open to an understanding coming from dimensions beyond perception.
Many of us are conflicted on some level about what to do with our life. Much of our energy can be distracted and dispersed by taking on beliefs and views that are not in alignment with our inner knowledge.
When our energy is put into conflicting and disparate directions, we can’t accomplish much. When we can’t accomplish much, we won’t find fulfillment and we lose a sense of purpose.
It is valuable to have a regular practice to purge ourselves of the beliefs and influences that are not a match to our inner knowing. Be resolved to stay in alignment with your inner knowledge.
A practice that is very influential and eye-opening is to say yes and smile when first rising out of bed in the morning. Our disposition at the moment we rise out of bed sets the tone of our life. It is completely natural to say yes and smile when first rising from bed in the morning for those who love their life.
For those of us who find this practice challenging, this is a big step towards living from our soul’s guidance. This practice influences one to fully embrace life. Any resistance to embracing our life purpose becomes apparent with this practice. This practice sets the tone of enthusiasm and courage to accept our situation and follow our heart throughout the day.
Making a connection with nature is always beneficial for our well-being. Hugging a tree is an opportunity to become attuned to natural wisdom. Trees are rooted into the earth and blossom high into the sky to take in cosmic energy. Hence, they show how we can thrive by being balanced in receiving earth and cosmic energy.
All nature is interconnected. Big trees benefit all of life in their vicinity. I’m grateful to have an opportunity to hug a healthy ponderosa pine on my hikes to attune to their wisdom. After that, I can feel the symbiotic connectedness of all the life energy around me.
Beings from lighter densities agree to take birth in this third density realm to help uplift the world by showing that there is a better way of being. This is done out of great bravado, since this is a great risk for them.
Beings of lighter densities have initially found it most comfortable to live in ashrams and monastic settings for many lifetimes before they have enough confidence to face the shock of being in main stream society. During the darker times of our history, these people were killed for being different.
A challenging tendency is to hide one’s inner light in order to fit in and be safe. These people may eventually become very cut-off from being who they really are and lead a life of lonely mediocrity. However, they are eventually drawn to self acceptance to be of service to life.
If you feel you may be this type of person, contemplate and ask for inspiration and guidance on how you can best be of service. Your light is a gift to this world!
The more we learn to recognize and cultivate our life energy, the more we can truly shine. Here are some practices that I have found to be helpful in my life.
Hike in Nature: A habit of going outdoors for a stint in nature is key to increasing our life energy. The beauty of nature and the fresh air calm the mind and allow many insights to come forward.
Yoga: Releasing tension, moving with the breath and expanding into a full expressive movement and posture can take us into space where we know anything is possible. Doing yoga outdoors on the earth is even better.
Ballroom Dance: Ballroom dancing is very cool. There is such a sensual joyous freedom in ballroom dancing. When one is completely in tone with the music in guiding or following one’s partner, the response from one’s partner is synergistic in creating a joyful exchange. It helps one to truly move from the sacral chakra.
Pure Water: Processed sugar is a big toxin in our diet. Much of the processed sugar in our diet comes from sweet beverages, so increasing the amount of pure water we drink is a key area where we can improve our health.
Hand Crafted Art: Hand crafted art supports our immune system. The energy of the artist goes into their art, so having hand painted paintings and hand crafted art is beneficial. Machine made prints and art have no life supporting energy.