Affirmation: Happy, Healthy and Holy AM I. I vow to speak words of light and love and to refrain from complaining.
I went to a kundalini yoga workshop with Gurumakh and Tej at Golden Bridge yesterday to celebrate the autumn equinox. It’s a magical time of year so doing a workshop working with powerful yogis seemed like the perfect way to celebrate.
Tej warmed us up for the first half, then Gurumakh took over and cooked us. It was an intense class but well worth it. We had one meditation where we sat knee to knee with a partner holding each others hands with elbows bent slightly raised. Seems simple enough. Until you have to hold it for 11 minutes. I held on, but I can tell my mind certainly went to that place where I thought, “Oh my god. My arms are dying! Is it over yet??!”
I gained a lot from the workshop. I always do when I attend one, but there was one message from it that rang strong for me and so I want to share it with you. Gurmakh challenged us to vow not to complain all the way through to the winter solstice, Dec. 21, 2012. She told us it has been proven that everytime we complain it affects the chemicals in our hypothiamus gland and depletes them. Even just being around it listening to someone else complain affects us as well. It turns our brain to mush!
I made the vow and I challenge you to make the vow too. So any time someone asks you how you are doing say, “I AM great!” And anytime you catch yourself about to speak anything but words of light and love, stop yourself and remember your vow. Then see how it affects your life over the next few months. I’ll report back on my results. I’d love to hear what the vow does for you too.
If you are ever in Los Angeles or New York, I recommend checking out Golden Bridge even if kundalini yoga isn’t your regular yoga practise. It’s a beautiful place to take a class with a very loving, supportive spiritual community.
Love, light and faerie dust,✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫
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