The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
I write to you from a cool and quiet nook in Austin, Texas.
I’ve got the Winter Olympics going in the other room, on mute.
Today’s free practice is a wonderful, if-I-do-say-so-myself, 25 min session to guide you toward connecting to your deep listening points.
While on the quest for feeling, loving and living as your true self, the way in which you are connected to your listening centers matters.
Scientific research has shown us that a healthy heart means a healthy brain. And now we are acknowledging that healthy mind also connects to a healthy heart space.
I love how regular yoga practice provides us the awareness and tools to tend to it all.
Oh, the head and heart connection!
It happens. Our emotions get the best of us, we can get in our own way and even get wrapped up in things that at our core don’t even truly matter.
Know the feeling?
I thought so.
A healthy head and heart connection helps us to discern what serves our energetic state and process things in a way that teaches us to learn to love and love to learn.
While life by its very nature cannot always be coming up roses, taking responsibility for your energetic state should remain your priority.
When our emotional state is balanced we are able to raise our coherence levels and get to that feeling of POSITIVITY.
Positive emotions allow for the systems of the body to work together creating that feeling of balance and well-being.
SAY IT LOUD…
Now, are you ready for the really-truly beautiful thing?
When you are in an emotional or energetic state you are not the only one affected by it. Your heart is the center of energetic communication! So by cultivating a positive and loving experience within yourself, you are creating a positive and loving communication with other organisms around you.
By taking time out of your day to practice self love, you are providing yourself the opportunity to raise your awareness levels and remain in a positive loving state. This allows you to feel good, run at optimal functioning, AND transmit love toward others.
It’s St. Valentine’s week. Don’t forget your numero uno. Your one and only. The truest of all the loves!
PS: Treat Yo Self! Self Love Sweatshirt is now in the shop! A rose… because my Mom is the Rose Queen. It’s hard to pick just one to showcase but here is one of her rose paintings…
As your desire is, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed.
As your deed is, so is your destiny.
-- Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (IV.4.5)