One week into my yoga challenge, 5 days after a breakup, 45 minutes into my class, and I was feeling more lost and confused than ever before. I forced myself to go to this class so that I could feel good, only to spend every single second wishing it would just end already, so that I could curl up in my bed and snuggle intimately with my fearful thoughts, in the privacy of my own home.
Just when I thought I couldn’t stand another second of it, my teacher spoke these words: ”Bring your gaze to your fingertips, and recall your intention.” I was brought to my knees, back to my center and into my body so quickly, it felt like magic, and it was. The magic was and always is me! Universal wisdom is being spoken around us, to us and through us, all day, every day. What becomes of this wisdom is up to you! I decided to let it change everything for me.
I had forgotten my intention; this is why I was suffering. I think I’m finally getting it. Nothing feels right when I’m not in my center. Instead of allowing negative thoughts and emotions to take me down, I can use them as a tool, a reminder that I am not in my center. Abraham-Hicks refers to this practice as the emotional guidance system. Our only job is to observe and reach for better feeling thoughts.
Today I am simply overwhelmed with gratitude for the endless well of universal wisdom and guidance that is available to us whenever we want it.