Saturday, April 23, 2011

Up in flames: That thing that was holding you back

During class on the 19th, we began with a meditation where we called into our mind one thing that we'd like to release that was holding us back from our greatest life. After a few moments of guided meditation and deep, centered breathing, we all wrote down on a piece of paper this one thing (of course their might be more than one, but we have to start somewhere!).

The notes were then folded and collected in a porcelain bowl and brought to the front of class.

Throughout the yoga and meditation class that followed, reminders were giving of how the work they were doing right here and now was helping to release that which was written down. One of the beautiful things with yoga that makes it so transformative, is that what you experience on the mat and what you work through in practice contributes directly to changes you can see in your life off the mat.

At the close of the session, the pieces of paper were shredded, and the class learned that they would be burned that night under the rays of the full moon. We closed class with wonderful conversation and cookies, and many reported already feeling lighter having gone through the ceremony simply til that point.

So yes... later that evening, prayers of deep intention for release were given to the universe before the papers were lit on fire and the ashes cast to the wind. It was a very powerful feeling as they became engulfed in flames, sensing our attachment to them being burned away as well. 

For the 28 days until the next full moon on Tuesday the 17th, the class is being reminded to keep vigil of how what was written has been released. 

At any time, if a nagging remembrance of that thing released comes up - especially if the impression is deep - the process of victory is to acknowledge its lack of power because it's not real... anything with traces of fear, limitation, lack, worry, negativity... none of them are part of our real nature. 

So come join us until the next full moon... we'll be having a special new moon class on May 2nd which is another energetically powerful day, as well as another cleansing on the next full moon to help this newly birthed reality to flourish in one's life and to help others new on this journey release any limitations as well. 

Til soon, 
Love and respect for all, 

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