Yesterday afternoon I attended my first Bikram yoga class. It was a new experience for me, as it’s hot yoga and I’m not used to that.
I don’t think I’ve sweated that much in years!
And this morning when I woke up, I felt great. Like… cleansed!
Mind you, some of those poses were really hard for me, but the atmosphere was so inviting – no one cared what I could or couldn’t do (well, except me – gotta work on that part!)
I’m trying figure out what the right combination of exercise is for me. Something that will both relax my mind and also tone my body – and I’m realizing that that’s probably not just one thing.
So, next week, I plan to try barre… we’ll see how that goes!
OK, on to other stuff: I recently worked with a new client who told me that she had been dis-empowered by her abusive boyfriend, that even though she’d broken away she still had a huge connection to him, and that he did X, Y, and Z to her when they were together.
Actually, her story was much more in depth than that, but that’s all it was. A story.
This woman had been doing her WORK. She’d ended the abusive relationship, shifted the energy, taken steps to protect herself from his icky energy, and more.
But when we started the call, she wanted to talk to me about all the problems she’d had with him and how it was blocking her from her intuition, her abundance, her happiness, and more.
As I listened to her talk, I also watched the energy around what she was saying. It was an OLD story.
Yes, in the past it was a true story – but it wasn’t her reality anymore.
This wonderful woman had the potential to be in her NEW story – but because she kept telling the old story, it was holding her there.
In fact, that was the only thing holding her in that pattern that she came in calling a “block.”
As I explained what I was seeing to her, I could see her struggling with what I was saying.
Who was she now if she didn’t have that story?
How did she do her life now if she didn’t have that tape to bounce her life off of?
The REALITY of her life now was that things were no longer the way they were.
All she had to do was look around to realize the fruits of her labor were here, now!
Story can be a really important part of our lives and assist us in understanding ourselves better.
That is, as long as we don’t get so attached to the story that we keep telling it the same way even after we’ve done our work around it and grown as a result.
Are you telling a story that you no longer need to be attached to? Is it time to evolve your story?
Love and Light,