Writing this on a windy day. The breeze is howling through the branches and carries an occasional leaf to yonder ~ those precious few that held on tightly from last Fall. That simple gesture in nature makes me think of how we are wired to hang on tightly ~ often for too long ~ those emotions that are meant to roll right on through.
And of course I was just spending time feeling into the event at The Willow Bookstore ~ where ready humans will gather to conjure up some of those clinging sometimes hidden emotions ~ the ones that have been building throughout the whole Covid pandemic.
The movie of our most recent life (starring Covid) took a bold entrance ~ ripping back the curtains ~ and putting the whole collective audience in fear and survival mode. Woa! That has been a doozy for our amygdala (the part of the brain that triggers when we are threatened). Poor little brain was in a constant state of fight, flight, or freeze .. and many literally froze in place. Physically and emotionally. Then what came next in the show was over analyzing. What is it? Who did it? Was it Colonel Mustard in the Ballroom? Of course not! But, can I trust my intuition? What intuition? I"m too busy reading about what protocols I need to follow to keep my parents safe and little old me healthy (insert ~ emotional instability). Then of course ~ because we quieted the inner knowing with all that incessant questioning ~ frustration set in ~ followed by bouts of boredom. The blue light of the telly (TV for those of you who don't speak Wendy slang) ...the telly or social media took over and confused whatever reality was left for us to co-create. And when the fake existence behind the screens lost allure ~ insert long and arduous moments filled with missing ~ missing a true real life with friends and family.
And without acceptance (due to all those missing feelings) ~ the emotion that seemed to stir and surface for many (those I was chit chatting with and feeling into anyway) ~ was anger ...and behind all that anger tends to lie sadness.
I feel you friend.
And guess what? Do you know how wicked important (ahh...love when my homestead stint on the East coast comes out in language.. ..wicked.. teehee) .. ok back to the story...
Do you know how wicked important it is to dig through the old reserves of emotions and clean them on out?! I mean when we don't ~ crazy shit can happen to our bodies and on top of that ... sometimes we think we are going crazy. We kind of are if we keep playing the same 'ol story and inviting in the same 'ol emotions to support a narrative that no longer fits the energetic cloak we donned as life changes and shifts.
One more easy way to acknowledge the importance of regular emotional cleaning ::
If you spring clean your house (or at least attempt to) ~ you get it on a tangible level (dust accumulates ~ dirt hides in the tiniest of crevices and in all those little screen window holes...ugh) ... but you clean 'em up.
And so goes the body! Yes! She needs an emotional cleaning. She is your sacred house. The energetic pipes need to be flushed so she can authentic you (instead of carrying around other people's energy ... I mean come on... during Covid many were stuck at home and in close quarters with other's energetic auras way more than usual.... and many people had intense emotional states since they weren't feeling as free in their actions ... so all the crap built up. If you are an empath ~ one who feels others deeply ~ I don't need to explain this any further to you. But the emotional pressure during this global pandemic ~ got into the inner home of those not even overtly empathic. It affected ALL of us!
SO it is time to clean ~ and open the gates to let in the NEW fun ~ wild ~ wonderful YOU life adventures. It is the time to move into high vibe energetic frequencies!
Yes :: Every time you practice yoga ~ you engage in a physical & emotional cleaning. Ahh...
But ~ it doesn't get to the mold ~ cuz that icky stuff lingers if our thoughts conversing with an old story ... and the soothing flow feeling post yoga can get all gummed up as quickly as you roll your little bit more limber body off your yoga mat.
Now is time to clean the inner window to your radiant soul. Aho!
Come on out and meet me at ::
The Willow Book Store in Perham, MN
Friday May 21st @ 6pm
As your yoga shaman guide ~ I'll take you on a journey to pull up an old story where emotions are clinging... (might not even be your stuff) and then we'll wash them with some yoga ~ breath work ~ and spiritual story telling. Plus ~ some energetic clearing I'll be swishing around as you practice.
Who knows what magic will unfold ~ maybe you'll arrive wearing a colorful shirt with an old wine stain on it ... and leave with it all fancy and white. :)
Let's open our bodies ~ and hearts ~ and trust that what we need will surface. It is as subtle as a whisper but as bold as a good 'ol cup of coffee. Let's venture!
** Very limited spots. And if you haven't been to this sweet book store ~ it converts oh so nicely into our little yoga and more studio for the evening.
International yoga instructor, Shamanic Practitioner, life coach, and more!