Happy 2019! Make it the year of love
2019? That’s crazy!! What a wild year of change. You deserve a break. A pause to relax and open your heart to you. Take a moment to consider your heart’s desire before making any resolutions for the New Year.
Kick start self-love
Do this week’s Self-Love Circle Ageless Movement Practice. You’ll relax and move to open your heart to you. That’s all it takes — you loving you to know what your heart aches for.
When you love yourself, you’ll consider — is this event, person, project in alignment with me, what’s important to me. This considering is a pause.
Your breath teaches you to pause. When you inhale at the top of your breath you pause before the exhale. As you release all your breath you pausebefore the next inhale.
The pause is there because at the top of the inhale you are full of air. You can’t take in any more. Consider how many times in your life have you been full and you’ve still taken on more things?
The pause is there at the bottom of your exhale to give a moment of rest. It’s the space before you take in more. Pause to think, how many times have you finished a project just to start another one without a break?
One of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen
A pause created something I’ll never forget. Listen up it was pure magic.
I was teaching a self-love restorative movement class during a retreat last summer. The theme of the class was Opening Your Heart To Love You.
The entire class was lying down over bolsters, blankets, noodles and balls in the space of the heart. Each position was held for five minutes or more. There was a lot of silence with love poems sprinkled in. The entire class lasted about an hour.
As the class finished, I directed all thirty of the participants to slowly come up to sitting. It took a long time but everyone came into a seated position. I finished the class chanting the sound of love, AHHHHHHH!
And nothing happened
About five minutes into the silence I said, “Dinner’s now ready.” And nothing. Now, these people LOVE to eat. Food was a big part of the retreat and the word dinner got no response. What was going on?
I closed my eyes and enjoyed the silence. When I opened my eyes a few moments later I noticed the three people right in front of me were holding hands. Three became four, five, eight, ten and a circle formed. More people joined hands and the circle expanded.
The love circle
At some point I stopped observing and moved into the circle of hands holding hands. The energy of love was circling, circling through hands. I looked and saw the whole room swaying.
I don’t know how long we sat in the love circle. Time went away. All I remember is the feeling of magic. I’d participated in something magical.I’ll never forget the look on everyone’s face at dinner that night. I can only describe that look as wonderment.
The symbol of love
That group formed a symbol for the love circle. All who experienced the magic moment use the symbol when communicating to one another. I see it almost daily in the group Facebook page. The magical wonderment of spontaneous love keeps flowing!
A gift of love for you
Here’s your Ageless Body Note From Your Heart.
Dear Loved One,
I’m your heart, the space of your love. My purpose is to lead you to accept everything. Acceptance is the definition of love. Accepting you, them and all, is love.
When you leave the space of acceptance and go into wishing things were different than they are — I give you heart, upper back, chest, shoulder, arm and hand pain. I’m doing this so you’ll notice you are not in love.
When you have habits of judging, gossiping, criticizing, hanging on — I’ll give you heart, lung or breast disease to get your attention. The message I want you to hear is come back to love.
Love is. You are in an energy Universe of love. Every breath you take is love and every breath you release is love. Remember this even if everyone around you has forgotten.
Breathe in love, pause, breathe out love, pause and on and on.
You are so lovely.
I love you,
Your heart (via Michelle Andrie)
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