So after a few weeks into the new year, how are those resolutions going? No judgement at all from me. I never liked that word much, I much prefer intentions and to focus on a greater purpose than just the norm... lose weight, stop yelling at my partner, get more sleep blah blah. But either way, you KNOW you are divine and perfect and it really doesnt matter right?! Well, if you have beaten yourself over anything you did or didn't do, I suggest you send that energy in a more empowering direction and keep it moving so you can practice LIVING IN THE LIGHT no matter what. So maybe you ate a gallon of ice cream or living on coffee instead of kale like you planned. We all get distracted and our paths diverted, but we just need to identify it and steer ourselves back. You must be able to tend your internal “fire” when the embers start to go dim. Whether its the colder weather or heavier foods, we can all be prone to dullness/heaviness in the winter months. I have definitely felt it myself and according to Ayurveda, this energy is connected with the element of earth/water, called Kapha. Its what is often responsible for sucking us into the couch on a cold rainy day, or drawing up into meditation. I really enjoyed this pull this winter, really seeing the value in this period of “cocooning”, of being more homebound and introspective. Through this stage, nature prepares us to blossom in Spring with infinite possibilities. I had to really be mindful of how much I gave into this earth energy and had to do much tending to my inner sloth with vigorous yoga, deep inner listening, journaling and restorative poses to move stagnant energy. And once I stopped criticizing myself, I actually saw the beauty in this excess earth energy. The natural impulse of the universe needs this stillness to bring birth and renewal in Spring. By tending our fires, we bring in the element of fire (pitta) to burn away the excessive dullness/sloth and keep our hearts and souls bright throughout Winter, knowing the Light is returning soon. We have a choice daily~what fires will we consciously tend? The thoughts of regret, shame, failure? Or the fires of infinite possibilities, re-dedication, intentional living, love, peace and power? You choose!
May you live Blissfully in the Light! Enjoy one my favorite songs to revel in your light and feel inspired to shine it without apologies everyday! "Live in the Light" by Fertile Ground!