Today I want to share with you how I'm making scary decisions that seem unsafe, unsure but somehow still FEEL right. And also how I am practicing to offer every action to the Divine, how I want to live life as an on-going ceremony and celebration.
Every day and moment can be special, holy, sacred and magical - but only if you're willed to recognize it, to take off the lenses of prejudgment & expectation. This picture below shows me during the beautiful Gone Brave Woman Weekend Retreat creating a magical altar - prepping the vibe for our circle. But this isn't something that I only do on special occasions.
I do this 99% of the days. I have my altar and I enJOY creating a space for my meditation, prayer, yin or dance ceremony. I love burning incense, pulling oracle cards, prepare ceremonial cacao or a good coffee - I prepare everything with the intention of creating a sacred space for myself. But this space doesn't start the moment I sit in meditation. It starts the moment I wake up. Whatever you do can be filled with misery, doubt and un-fullfillingness OR magic, sacredness, beauty, and love.
A walk can be hurrying from A to B to do something you think you have to do (and even if you feel to do it, the joy shrinks because you are constantly stressed, in your mind and in the energy of scratching things off your to-do list) and not in your heart, present in the moment, walking so that you can stop, smell a flower, appreciate it's beauty, feel the wind on your face.. Magic isn't anything complicated. You experience magic in all the moments you consciously choose to ground your feet, slow down, & center in your heart. Every moment you are HERE instead of THERE. And yup, we are also here on planet earth having a human experience - so life is fluid and dynamic, not static and linear and so is our body, moods, environment...But our heart is a safe place. It's the home of the Universe...ever realized that when you shift towards trust, you also shift from your mind into your heart & from there no matter how the outside may look, inside of yourSelf EVERYTHING has changed.
Everyone has to find out their personal way to manage their system. I guess that being in nature helps all of us. And remember that our breath is a sacred nectar. There are tons of tools to use - find yours. Find your personal rituals that consciously and intentionally help you to remember your heart. Every. Single. Day. It's simple & yet so powerful.🐉
How to make scary decisions? How to let go of what feels safe? Plans you have made a long time ago but maybe now don’t feel anymore? How to go for what you feel even though it really scares you and seems so irrational, unsafe and unknown?
I, for example, am flying this afternoon to Bangkok and from there to Bali - it was not planned. But I followed a very unsure sign and feeling. And I had no idea why I was drawn to Bali, I saw the signs...and wondered. Once I made the decision, the opportunities showed up.
I am very grateful to announce that I’ll be assisting the Yin Yoga Teacher Training by Nik Robson on Gili Meno Island, Bali. It’s gonna be so so so magical with bone fires, sunrise cacao ceremonies, yin journeys, jamming during sunset and a real community with connections from the heart to heart.
I couldn’t have planned this one - it just evolved. Life holds many amazing opportunities and surprises.
As long as you protect yourself from the so-called “BAD” stuff, you also protect yourself from all the amazingness.
I am for feeling - for ALL that life has to offer. I am not trading LIVING anymore for existing and numbness - it’s a poor deal, trust me.
But you can only know if you jump - if you trust more than you fear because either way, you have no idea. You don’t know if your fears are real. That’s the funny thing...our fears seem real, but the bliss not. Why? How come? But isn’t both unsure? And the good thing is that you can LIVE already right NOW.
In the Tantric Path, we move from terror to bliss. And everything in between is holy and sacred if you can recognize it. You know to listen to your heart means you’ve got some work to do. And YOU have to do it and you are the only person making you accountable for it. By work I mean you’ve got to confront yourself with things that aren’t comfortable.
Up until now if you live a “traditional western lifestyle” it meant that you were probably an employee, you go every day to work, have holidays - your every day life doesn’t seem to carry many surprises (and it doesn't mean you can't live such life but question why and if you're thinking that you only have the time for the things you "have" to do or if every day can be enjoyable and fulfilling).
Surprises can awake blissful or terrifying feelings - BUT you FEEL. Living day by day has the biggest, the chronic happening danger that most people aren’t aware of: Numbness.
You start to become blind and deaf for what happens inside of you but also for the beauty outside of you.You keep running. You keep doing the same. Distracting yourself, so you don’t have to sit with the uncomfortable feeling that is becoming louder once you calm down.
To recognize every single thing in your life as something sacred and holy makes life precious.
To move slowly, smell roses, see beauty, smile, feel your heart, make a prayer in the morning, being truly grateful for your coffee...enjoying how the sun rises... Many little things that can make every moment special and magical. We think MAGIC is something rare, something big... But magic is here. Right now. If you can’t see magic now, you also won’t see it if it comes with a huge bang and clear instructions.
In the end, it all starts with your thoughts. Something can be good and bad. And to see the things that you label as bad and unsafe as an opportunity to live life more fully, more vibrant and more exciting - takes maybe a little bit of time and effort because you need to unlearn what you’ve believed so far and chosen a new reality.
BUT O N L Y YOU - only! - can change that. Or not. You’re not a victim of your circumstances or your life. Especially if you’ve been born in such privileged countries like Switzerland, Germany or any other Western Country.