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Thursday, January 23, 2014

6th Spiritual Law of Yoga: the Law of Detachment

oooooooooh La La!   Here we go....the words are easy to read, to say....and yet, to DO???
How do we let go, of something, someone we really love, really care about....we never really let them go from our hearts...we care enough, love enough, to trust in their choices, to do/be all they choose for themselves, in their lives...We love them enough, to give them roots and wings....what's this all mean, and HOW does it apply to this "6th Law"?....more, soon, on our Law of Detachment...

5th Law of Yoga: The law of Intention & Desire

When we truly choose to put our ATTENTION on our INTENTIONS, it is amazingly FUN to observe how we manifest our desires...so, today, what is your heart calling you to SEE? What do you truly want?  Claim it, in your heart and soul, on your meditation cushion, on your walks with the Maha Bhutas (the 5 Elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space), in your journal, with a loved one...
Make it come alive, and watch it grow, expand, and embrace you~ here, now...om shanti, om peace, om JUST DO IT!

Friday, January 17, 2014

The 5th Spiritual Law of Yoga: The Law of Intention and Desire

You can create the most powerful intentions by aligning your desires with the intention of the universe. When your intentions create true joy and fulfillment for you and everyone involved, the manifestation of your desires is swift and effortless.
"When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless, that it doesn't have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as how much space." ~ Pema Chodron
When we ask ourselves, "What do I want? What do I really, truly want in my life? What is my heart yearning for?" the answer any of us hear is LOVE or one of its many close relatives: connection, acceptance, understanding, appreciation, intimacy, and warmth.
We may think that love is missing in our lives - or that we don't have enough of it - but in reality, love is our essential nature. It doesn't come from outside of us and therefore it can't be lost or taken away. When it feels like love is lacking, it's because we have forgotten who we really are.
You can begin to experience the love at the core of your being by being gentle and kind to yourself, noticing when your inner dialogue is harsh or critical and offering yourself patience and compassion. You may find it helpful to use affirmations such as 'I love and accept myself just as I am.'
Today, know that you are pure love and infinitely lovable.
When we put our attention on our intentions, it is truly amazing what we manifest! Believe!
I invite you to join me, today, as we set our bavana/bhavana/intentions...
om shanti, om peace, om love, Lee Ann
(taken from the Chopra Center's21 Days of Inspiration booklet)