cause and effect. “what goes around, comes around”. karma is the basic principle that every action has a reaction. especially when i was younger, i found a lot of peace knowing that the universe, would handle things for me. i still do.
in yoga this week, the instructor was taking about being open. and how with karma, it’s based on your actions. being kind to yourself. take care of you. this is the best way that you can help heal yourself and the universe.
when i think about karma and what i’m doing to envoke good karma, it’s complex. how do i invoke good karma without causing harm to others?
i look at it this way- if it’s personal or universal. if it’s personal- does it leave me feeling better? if so, then yes. if not, then i will make necessary changes and be grateful for the lesson. if it’s universal- are others benefiting? who is benefiting? was that my intention?
every single thing comes back to intention.
karma is based in everything that i do. from taking a break when i need to, to writing, to reading, to silence.
so while the work of anti-racism and advocating may be tiring, know that you are engaging in good work.
you are promoting good karma for yourself and the universe, just like our ancestors did before us.
In my yoga class today, we discussed the importance of yin yoga. And my instructor was explaining that yin yoga, since it is a slower practice, forces you to go within yourself. Last year, I really found that yin helped me heal a lot, but I think it’s because I needed to start focusing on myself more. I needed to start to understand that the feeling of love and happiness that I desire is within myself. And that I have to be the one that loves me. I mentioned in another blog that I was transitioning out of a relationship that meant a lot to me. One of my fears about doing so, was that since this relationship was with someone who knew me so well, that if it didn’t work out, was anyone else going to love me? I recently have gotten to a point where I realized that I am enough. It is enough that I love me. Looking to others for so long has left me unhappy. But when I’m doing yoga, or sitting in silence, or meditating, that’s when I feel whole. I feel whole when I’m balanced, which only I can do for myself. Around this time last year, I had a life changing conversation with God; I was upset because I was struggling to maintain friendships. I was like why can’t I have any friends?! And His response was “To protect your energy”. After that I changed the way I view relationships. I am conscious of my energy, and beginning to really think of my presence as well. What I need is within myself, and in order to have things outside of myself I need to be balanced and stay within my own space. But this is where boundaries and things of that nature are important. I will be available for what I want to be. And if I don’t, then I won’t do it. I deserve to have my space respected and so do you. You are enough. Always remember that.
If you look at just about any of my blogs, one of the reoccurring themes is always letting go. For years, I’ve started to understand the importance of letting go and trusting that where I am is exactly where I’m supposed to be. Some things are easier to let go of than others. I’m learning that when you let things go, you often have a re-do. You can either try again or completely let it go. My advice would be to follow your heart. In your heart you know exactly what you need to do. So follow your heart. Letting go completely is a process, which varies in time. Be patient with yourself. Understand that releasing completely is important. You got this. You just have to understand that you need to let it go all of the way to actually get over it. Getting over things is a process. You go through stages where at times you’re more “over it” than others. I feel that way too. To be honest, sometimes I’m not all the way over the fact that all of my relationships have changed. Sometimes I’m not over the fact that I don’t have any close friends. Most of the time I am, but sometimes it’s like I realize my whole world is different. The most important thing is understanding that different is good. You’re constantly growing and changing, so everything must change as well. When you think of it in other terms it makes it easier. A three month old doesn’t act the same as a six month old, who doesn’t act the same as a nine month old. So why would you act the same you did three months ago? Remember that changing is good. To cope with letting go, I’ve turned to yoga. Yoga heals everything to be honest. With a combination of yoga and reiki I’ve been working to let everything go!
On February 15th, 2015 at 11:11 pm, my youngest cousin was born. It’s crazy how you can love a baby so much, so fast. I think the most important thing about babies is the fact that they are full of positive energy. If we (as society) can harness that energy and help the child discover who they truly are, it’s a great thing. I want to be a teacher, so one of my favorite topics is teaching (naturally). I like to talk about how as a kindergarten teacher, I plan to teach children that they deserve love, kindness and respect. Accepting someone for who they truly are can really be beneficial to all of society. If future generations are taught these ideals at a young age, they will be the leaders of change for our world. I know that the world needs a lot of changes. It will take a lot of effort, but it’s worth it. I hope that everyone will eventually become more accepting and loving towards each other. Just treat others the way you want to be treated. Babies bring new life, new hope and new beginnings. It’s important to remember that babies need love and as they develop into adults, they will still need love. Take some time and spread the love!