Friday, 16 December 2011

A VERY MESSY CHRISTMAS

A very messy Christmas The Arch Bishop of Canterbury in his thought for the day on radio 2 said that with all the best laid plans christmas usually ends up been a mess. Nothing is perfect and we always have to cope with the unexpected. After all the nativity was not the most perfect situation. An un planned pregnancy, no room at the inn and the the three wise men were late! Rowan Williams message was though that despite the chaos and the unpredictable Gods presence is always there. The party has started whatever the situation. My take in this as a yogi with a spiritual leaning rather than a christian tradition is that LOVE is always there, even those who aggravate have a place in our hearts the scene wouldn't be complete without them. Loose the desire for control, and welcome the unpredictable. Remember that the love for our friends and family is what the time of getting together is all about.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

HOLD YOUR SPACE

What's happening in your cosmic window. It's almost two weeks since my first blog where I mentioned that between the new moon and full moon this month we have a kind of cosmic portal between eclipses that offers us an opportunity for change. Just now (7th dec) we are in the pause, this time will end on Saturday 10th December I am asking you whats the space that your holding? Be very conscious now of what your creating, giving and receiving. What's coming your way, whats leaving. We are always in a pause of sorts. So come on then, what's yours. What'd you want, these wishes are not just for christmas these are for life. We need to hold this space now, be very clear and honest with yourself. Hold this beautiful peaceful space with your heart and your soul and nurture it. As we approach this full moon, ask yourself what are you full of? Say no to tension and stress, say yes to love and peace. World peace please, always add that to your personal mission statement.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Are you been financially strangled by forces beyond your control

All we hear on the news is fear and doubt. We are being financially restrained by government and so called global forces beyond our control. Sounds like something out of star wars. We have to look at what is our own reality. Don't let someone else tell you what to think and what to do, we are being bullied into a place where we are being financially strangled. It's limiting and damaging. Most of us are responsible beings. We don't waste what we haven't got and don't seek to take what is not ours. We are been sold austerity and limiting concepts that are damaging our soul. We are gripped on to this overwhelming concept of loss and in doing so are losing our sense of self. Time to stand up for ourselves. You can choose what you want to do, spend, be. You are responsible and limitless in your own ideas of living the life that you want to live. As they say in yoga, move away from the tension and work towards the ease. The more of us doing this the better. Switch off from the global debate and be your own mind.

Monday, 28 November 2011

MIND THE GAP

The best way to start our day is with meditation. To start the day as we mean to go on. Create the right intentions in order to create the right energy that we need for our day. So on a dark wet November Monday morning it might be hard to find the right inspiration. If your struggling with this today then start by counting your blessings and giving thanks for all that is good in your world. It's usually the little details that bring the most joy rather than the big events. Focus on the gap between each breath, the gentle pause as we move from one direction to the other. What's in the gap? Nothing. No things, nothing to worry about, no clutter. Just some space and time which is what most of us crave. Don't seek to fill this space, be mindful of the gap. Hold the gap before your pulled and pushed from one direction to the other. Try living in the gap. It's just a practice. The more we do it the better we get.

Friday, 25 November 2011

NEW MOON, NEW START.

New moon, new start. Todays new moon (25th November) is an eclipsing new moon. It's extra special as eclipses are all about change. New moons when the sky is dark. A time for reflection and meditation. You might not be able to take the whole day off but try and make some time today to think about what you want from your life. New moons are new starts, you don't have to wait until 1st January to resolve to be better. The partial solar eclipse today will be followed by a luna eclipse on December 10th. What this means for us down on earth is that there is a gap. As one door closes another opens. Like the pause between each breath, if we can take time to observe the subtleness of this change we can enter into higher realm of living. Life is in the detail, however most us are not seeing, listening, to ourselves and what is happening around us. Opportunity for change is always there, new starts are always available. We have a cosmic window (so to speak) for an opportunity for change. What are you going to do with yours.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

How hard do we work at been better than we are?

How hard do you work to be the person that you should be? What is your effort? At what percentage are you working at?

Most of the time we are not even conscious of any effort been required until we have to do something extra. Finding inspiration or motivation or just raising our game requires a certain amount of effort on our part.

How about raising our game for the day to day stuff. Why do we do the things that we do in the way that we them? What are we thinking whilst we are doing? What's your inspiration? You should be your own inspiration.

As a living being it's important to be present and in the moment, whatever the moment. Life is rarely exciting all of the time but we can be inspired and engaged all of the time.

Think about the foucs of a karate black belt. Effortlessly moving thorough life, a true yogi with every movement you are present. So are you a recreational yogi only participating when you feel like it during a class, even only part of that class or are you living life as a whole. A whole person.