Love & Inspiration #18
Let go to Let flow
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Did you catch my Instagram LIVE this week I wonder? I started sharing a couple weeks ago my personal musings on life and what’s present for me and Pure Flow, and I’d love to see you there.
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This week, on the instagram live, I bared my soul and shared very vulnerably with you about where I’m at and the struggle I’m having to keep the business side of Pure Flow Yoga…flowing.
I’m in a place where I’m coming into a lot of questions of how can i make this project work. How can i keep it all flowing and supporting? What if I have to let it all go? What does that even mean? Who would I be if I let it all go?
How can I lean into trust more.
When life is not unfolding in a state of pure flow of synchronicity, ease, and joy, what do you do?
For me, I notice that my tendency at first, is to fight the current, work harder, stress more, and try to control the situation to make things work. I hold on for dear life.
Generally, I do this until I become aware that I’m caught in the illusion of believing that I am ultimately in control of everything. Slowly I realise that I’ve gotten caught in an attachment of thinking that what i do is who am I.
What I do, the relationships I have, the likes and dislikes that I have, these are ever-changing aspects of my personality, my ego if you will. They are not the essence of who I am.
In other words, I will still be me, even if my outer world, my work, my relationships, my georgraphy etc completely change.
So what to do in these moments where life is not in full flow?
Practice the life-long art and practice of letting go.
While I’ll continue to do my best, and show up to the challenges that present,
and while I’ll maintain my commitment to the path of Yoga,
this commitment to cultivate my strength, balance and flexibility
of not only my body, but also my mind,
I let go of of how it’ll all unfold moving forward.
So that I can relax into a deeper state of trust in the unknown,
and remember that the great mystery,
the infinite intelligence that flows through life,
is far greater that i can ever fully comprehend in this moment.
So, I don’t yet know what will happen next with the business. Let’s see…
But, Here’s what i do know:
- I can do my best and keep showing up to do #allthethings,
- I can keep showing up to my practice of Yoga, meditation, prayer, asking questions, and deep patient listening
- I can actively practice letting go into the great mystery and divine unfolding
- I can control my relationship to this moment
- I can cultivate more trust and knowing that whatever does happen next, is in the spirit of rising up and evolution.
Today I invite you to take a minute and ask yourself, where in your life can you surrender to more trust and letting go?
Please hit REPLY and let me know – I love hearing from you always, and always give each person an individual reply.
Here are some fresh inspirations to help you let go:
- “We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell
- “Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” – Hermann Hesse
- “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.”– Lao Tzu
3) Music for Letting Go
- Nourish by Hanna Leigh
I seriously love this song and all the beautiful lyrics that flow through this incredible being. I had the chance to live with Hannah, once upon a time in a conscious community in Hawaii, and the resonance and frequency of what she shares is pure crystalline beauty. Hope you love it as much as i do!
4) Poem for Letting Go by Saffire Rose
Tip: Take the time to Read this out loud to yourself or to a friend.
She let go.
She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of the fear.
She let go of the judgments.
She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.
She let go of the committee of indecision within her.
She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons.
Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
She didn’t ask anyone for advice.
She didn’t read a book on how to let go.
She didn’t search the scriptures.
She just let go.
She let go of all of the memories that held her back.
She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.
She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.
She didn’t promise to let go.
She didn’t journal about it.
She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer.
She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.
She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.
She just let go.
She didn’t analyse whether she should let go.
She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.
She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment.
She didn’t call the prayer line.
She didn’t utter one word.
She just let go.
No one was around when it happened.
There was no applause or congratulations.
No one thanked her or praised her.
No one noticed a thing.
Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.
There was no effort.
There was no struggle.
It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad.
It was what it was, and it is just that.
In the space of letting go, she let it all be.
A small smile came over her face.
A light breeze blew through her.
And the sun and the moon shone forevermore…
5) PFY Practice Podcast
- Allowing & Letting go – 90 minute dynamic asana flow
Open your body, open your mind.
Enjoy practicing with us live in the jungle
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