Word of The Day: Obedience

What-Does-Loving-Yourself-Mean--760x428Word of The Day:  Obedience

Definition – Compliance with a command or law; submission to authority; performing that which is required.

I immediately got rankled when I heard that obedience was the word of the day.  Obviously, I have some resistance here.  Once I calmed down I realized my guides were saying this word is about obeying the heart and not any kind of external submission to man.

guru-pranamMy heart always knows the truth.  It’s getting out of my head and into my heart that is the challange.  There is a meditation in Kundalini Yoga called Guru Pranam.  The idea is to bow down in childs pose with your hands above your head into prayer pose.  This raises your heart above your head.  The breathing automatically becomes long and deep.  This pose is an easy way to get out of your head and listen to the wisdom of the heart.  I invite you to try it.

Della is a yogi, healer, intuitive reader and hypnotherapist.  You can find out about her services here.

Word of The Day: Inhabit

dancerposeWord of The Day:  Inhabit

Definition – (of a person, animal, or group) live in or occupy (a place or environment).

As I was practicing my yoga this morning I was thinking about how much I admired people who fully inhabited their body.  I am not one of those people.  As an empath, I feel everything.  I am very sensitive to pain, mine, and other peoples.  As such, I am not very present in my body.

When I looked up the definition of the word today I was struck by the fact that inhabit is a verb, an action word.  To inhabit one’s body is an active state of being.  I asked Guidance how do I learn to inhabit my body.  I was told to breathe long and deep.  You have to be fully in your body to breathe long and deep.  You just can’t do it otherwise.  That is my practice for today.  Breathe.  Inhale and exhale.  Long and slow.

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Dancing With My Shadow

Della & Shadow
Photo Credit: Linda Reed

I’ve been looking at my shadow lately.  Becoming aware of where and how she reveals herself.  . . and when.  Usually, she makes her self known when I’m in fear.  When I slip out of the present moment and into the future or the past.

She shows herself in my sharpness of tone or an unguarded look.  She comforts herself with chocolate and potato chips when she’s bored and lonely.

She is not separate from my Self, the Self I see as conscious and aware.  Yet, she can surprise me with her responses at a moments notice.

As long as I see her as part of myself I can learn from her.  When I deny her or try to hide her darkness can over take me and I can forget about my light.  The key for me is recognizing when I’m in fear and then breathing deeply.  That way I can take the time to hear her voice instead of reacting negatively.  I believe this will take practice and that in time I can integrate my shadow and instead of dancing separately we can come together as one.

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