Life is in constant change. What in nature stays exactly as it is? If you tap into the flow of Nature, which is ever changing, you can begin anew in every moment. This happens when you are willing to see things as they are, rather than how you want them to be. By accepting what is, you are not giving in. You open to the flow of life that always moves in the direction of evolution, which is in your highest good and in the good of all beings.
But if you are unwilling to see or be present with what this moment brings, you perpetuate a feeling of dissatisfaction. Consequently, pain grows. By resisting what is, you create a push/pull dynamic in which you mistakenly see yourself as the doer instead of an interconnected co-creator of your life. As such, you become frustrated, feel alone and experience a roller coaster of highs and lows from conquest to defeat. This cycle, while it may momentarily be of interest to the ego, is draining and does not serve anyone. Change arises from a place of active beingness, when we are willing to live fully awake and surrendered to the moment.
Whatever this moment may be, it contains a spark that guides you to your next evolutionary step, one that is perfect and uniquely tailor-made just for you. Acceptance of the moment is not blind and resigned, but active and awake. Life is not happening “to you”; you are an active participant within an intelligent whole. So try this exercise to help you feel more rooted, expansive and vital in your life and embrace the possibility of a fresh start:
Find a quiet place on the floor to lie on your back, where you can relax without the risk of falling asleep. Bend your knees and place your feet flat on the floor about hip width apart so that your breathing is easy, deep and relaxed.
Breathe into your belly, allowing the rhythm of the breath to bring your mind deeper into this moment, into your body, into the feeling of the here and now. Go deeper into yourself and feel the connection your body has with the floor. Then feel the connection your breath has with the air around you and how it flows into your body. Know that the air you breathe that feeds your being is also connected to all of life, all animals, all humans, all things alive.
Take a moment to feel that interconnection between you, life and all things. Feel the immense possibility of life itself. Allow your being to expand, to open to this life force that is in you, around you, everywhere. Stay rooted in your body by still feeling the ground, your breath, and include the expansive awareness you also feel. Allow yourself to open to receive this possibility in this moment, feel it in your breath and in your cells. While maintaining that presence, say to yourself: I am supported. I am open, ready and willing to receive support. I am… I am… I am.
Feel that truth in your whole being. Repeat it as though you are feeding your cells with this lush, rich, expansive energy. Repeat it until you truly feel it. Then say: I am open to abundance. I am open, ready and willing to receive abundance. I am… I am… I am.
Again, repeat it until you feel that truth in your whole being.
Keep going, making statements that feel rooted, vital and expansive about yourself and the universe. Focus on the positive possibilities of being you, not on wanting to change either someone else or to fix something you don’t like about yourself. Be present with the possibilities of the now because change happens exactly where you are.
In this moment, you have all you need. May you discover the gems there within and enrich your life!
Parvati is an award-winning musician (“I Am Light”, “Electro Yog”, “Yoga In The Nightclub”), yogini (YEM: Yoga as Energy Medicine), author (“The Grace Mindset”, “Aonani of Avalon”, “The Three Supreme Secrets for Lasting Happiness”) and founder of the not-for-profit Parvati.org. All her work is dedicated to protecting all life on Earth by establishing the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary (MAPS). More info: parvati.tv; parvati.org.