Fly Like A Dragonfly!!

Yoga is about balance in our bodies and our lives. The yin and yang of yoga is the softness, the receptivity coupled with the focus and the projective energy

In my role as founder and director of Radiant Child Yoga, I’ve observed hundreds of adult students teach children’s yoga. For the most part, their creations contain a plethora of sweet and relaxing images: bufinal_cards_front2tterfly yoga, swaying trees, stretching to greet the sun. In the back of my mind a question would arise: What about children who relate to stronger imagery? What would the boys think of this? Would they even do it?”

 

One day, my 7-year old godson said to me, “I don’t want to be a butterfly. I want to be a dragonfly!” With that he flew around the room, buzzing intensely. I got it. He was telling me something about balance. Another time, he was playing with his favorite toy and said, “Look,” as he held up a contorted action figure, “He’s doing Bow Pose!” Immediately my brain lit up and the two of us began the inspired planning of a set of Yoga Warrior cards, a yoga game in which Transformers demonstrate poses with names that any young warrior can relate to: Frozen Iron (front platform), Crouching Tiger (Squats), Skyscraper (Tree) and Starship (Extended Lotus). All poses can be done with Dragon Breath (strong breathing through mouth or nose).

In sharing yoga with children, it’s always good to let their bodies show you what they need—maybe it’s a bit of running around to settle the nervous system in order to focus. Perhaps they need to make booming and crashing noises. Doing Dragon Breath (strong audible breath through the nose or mouth) may help them to engage with the yoga.

Rainbow Dragon game

Rainbow Dragon game

A tip:  Contrast the soft, slow “peace and love” yoga with the focused warrior spirit; this works for both boys and girls. Incorporate Archer, Warrior, Down Dog to Up Dog, Front and Back Platform, Bow and Wheel pose. Life calls for both yin and yang. When you balance the yoga scales, you let the fun begin!

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The Yogi’s Message: “Hello…Let’s Go!”

During the Radiant Child Family Yoga 200 hour teacher training that just finished last week, I checked online for some snippet videos of Yogi Bhajan for the students to get a feel for him as a teacher and master of Kundalini Yoga.

As serendipity would have it, I discovered a really sweet video that had several super simple practical tips for keeping your consciousness together even when you are worn out, strung out, out of sorts, and just plain out of gas!

images-2Check out the video here.

The couple simple things I found helpful and am applying to my own life are:

  • Three deep breaths every 31 minutes.  Now, don’t get freaked out, thinking, “I can’t do that, too hard, never going to happen, etc.” Just start somewhere.  Personally I feel that if I remember the three conscious breaths 3-5 times a day I am happy.  It is a perfect “Mindfulness” tool to give you a chance to become present to yourself.  And you are not trying to do so many breaths that it become routine-like.  Three breaths are perfect!  The Yogi knows what works!

  • Splash cold water on your eyes, neck, all the places he mentions in the video.  Amazing what cold water can do for you in a short time. And remember…cold showers each morning before practice is the Kundalini way to Heaven!

Check it out.  Here’s the link again!

We totally enjoyed it at the training.  Next summer we’ll do it all again, and yet it will be all new!  Will you be there to share the love?

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How do You Live in Your High Heart?

In response to the question above, Karen Dabrosca, a graduate from our Radiant Child Family Yoga 200 hour teacher training, and a long-time health and well-being high school teacher, responded eloquently to the question I presented.  So with her permission, here is her response:

“How do you live in your high heart, not your emotional heart?”

imgres-1I place I high priority on living a lifestyle that keeps me centered & grounded . We are all human and get caught up in the whirlwind and responsibilities of living on this fast paced planet. However, certain daily practices are essential to living a healthy, vibrant life. They are: yoga, meditation, being in nature, creativity, being in community with likeminded folks and of course eating good, “real” food. When the body is supported in these ways, the heart has a stable home.

These are my daily practices. This is living in my “high heart”.

On the other hand, issues & events of being human, which we all have, are our lessons along the path.   They help us learn and grow. They are teaching tools on the bigger journey. Without the stable foundation created by the above practices, we attach and gravitate to each event as it unfolds. We react as if everything is a crisis. Chaos. This, to me, is living in the “emotional heart”. Our reactivity and emotions drive our behavior which blows like branches in the wind; changing directions, soft, strong until finally a big enough breeze causes the branch to snap.

A physical touchstone taught to me by a local yoga teacher is this:   right middle finger touches the center of the chest, a reminder to live in the “high heart”.

Which “heart” do you choose?imgres

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Parenting from The Soul: A Father’s Perspective

Enjoy this excerpt from my upcoming book, Authentic Life With Children

By Shakta Khalsa, Llewellyn Worldwide Publications, release date: Fall 2016

imagesIf the expression of deep peace throughout all the winds of change is your intention, you will begin to see it manifesting. One of the most deeply peaceful and steady-hearted people I know is my husband of thirty-eight years, Kartar. Without his wisdom and involvement, this book could not be complete. Also, without the valuable perspective of fathering from the yogic or soul level, we would be missing an amazing opportunity to help better raise a conscious, soul-connected child.

Because of the importance of all parental and adult roles, I wish to take this opportunity to share something with you that comes from Kartar’s loving heart and his wise perspective.

Fathering from the Soul: Kartar’s Perspective

There were three major anchor points that helped prepare me to father a child. Each one was something that would help guide me and bring me to conclusions that honored my yet-to-be-born child as an individual soul, not just a person who was part of me.

The first anchor point was the question that Yogi Bhajan asked Shakta and me: why do you want to have a child? This was an important question and one that we both weighed heavily, each coming to our own independent answers. My answer was that I wanted to father a soul who would have such peace and clarity that he or she would be of great assistance to others. My feelings about this were clear and I knew in my bones that this was what I wanted.

The second anchor point was an opportunity I received, in which Yogi Bhajan asked me to sit and meditate at his altar until he came back. During that time I noticed little figures on the altar, which to me represented prayers or intentions. I never asked him about it, I just made that assumption.

The third anchor point came a few years later and I view it as the next level of awareness based on the second point. There was a time when Shakta and I were delving into the lives of Mary and Joseph and how they parented and trained Jesus. One particular book stood out, Memoirs of Beloved Mary, by Thomas Printz[1]. I found this book fascinating, as it detailed the training that Mary needed in order to maintain her connection to the Infinite during her son’s life. And there were also stories of Joseph; I had thought of Joseph as a carpenter, but this material filled in his life in a much richer detail. One of the things it mentioned was that it was from Joseph that Jesus learned all the skills he would need to build the organization for what he would need to accomplish. This was his father’s role and it was profoundly impactful in helping me further understand the father’s role, with the way I perceived myself fulfilling it.

Once I understood this, I knew it was what I would hold as my prayer for the life of our child. Before he was born, I purchased a small reminder of Joseph, a statue, which I placed on my altar and keep there to this day. This symbolized a deeply rooted belief that was intimately connected with my soul’s purpose; that through my presence, my words, and actions, I may be a conduit of information on how people cooperate, complement and supplement each other, and how organizations of integrity are built and thrive; and that I may share what I have learned with my son.

Once he was born, I wanted to give Ram Das the experience and exploration of the space of quiet and calmness. Several times—sometimes in answer to a question and sometimes unsolicited—Yogi Bhajan asked me to do a daily meditation with a mantra that took about an hour a day. To some, it may have seemed like a large commitment, but I wanted to do this because I found how it always brought me home when I experienced some disturbance at the soul level. Once home, the answer, which was (and is) often something I wasn’t anticipating, would come.

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When he was still very young, I would gather up Ram Das in his backpack and we’d go out for a walking meditation. I held the intention to let him be absorbed in the vibration of the mantra I was chanting and the peace and calm that it was establishing in my brain waves. Occasionally I would arrive home from work and find he was out of sorts. My favorite thing to do was just to scoop him up to go for one of our “walks.” I thought of it as resetting the energy, and it worked that way. This is an awareness that he can still relate with today, and though it may not take the same form of yoga and meditation, I know he has his own ways of regaining balance and resetting his energy that works for him.

In addition to the private walks I did with Ram Das, Shakta and I did hour-long walking meditations for many years. He was along in the backpack for hundreds of these. Sometimes there was talking, but many times we just used sound and the vibration of chanting to establish patterns of deep peace.

This is the place that is now “home” for Ram Das. I may not ever know the role that these walks played in establishing a connected place for him, but he does know of its existence and honors it. I see this as an observer, noticing his even-keeled approach to important conversations and actions, and the way he can easily see the big picture in a situation.

On the opposite side of “quiet and calming alertness” is meaningful conversation. An important aspect of my relationship with Ram Das included talking with him from a soul level. I did this before he was born and continued on through his stages of growth in life. I wanted to share with him the way life worked, as I understood it.

There was one particularly memorable time. This was during the winter and I was on duty, because he was learning not to nurse in the middle of the night. It was cold but we were well bundled as we walked in the magical stillness of the nighttime air. He started out crying and I would patiently wait. Between his cries I spoke to him through my thoughts and actions, never saying a word out loud, and creating a soul to soul connection to the level of cellular intelligence.

I explained to him it was natural to be upset when something he “thought he needed for well being” was no longer being provided; that this was something he would see in many other forms throughout his life. He would be learning the discipline of knowing that all was well as it was, and to let go of what he thought he needed. I acknowledged his confusion and fear, and in turn, he learned to understand.

Through my own awareness and acknowledgement of Ram Das as his own individual, the calming presence I maintained, and conversations that were emitted soul to soul, I found the cornerstones of fathering that came to me naturally, as they were a part of my soul. I am so thankful that I was able to slow down enough to listen to the subtle guidance of the universe. Anytime I need to, I can still call on this to stabilize the father’s prayer within me.

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[1] Memoirs of Beloved Mary Mother of Jesus (Heretofore Unchronicled) by Thomas Printz. 1986. Out of print.

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Application of Radiant Child Yoga from OT Point of View

This is an unsolicited response from one of the Radiant Child Yoga training attendees.  May it inspire you!

images-9Hello, I am Sabrina Kenny, and I have been a school-based occupational therapist for over 10 years. For about half of my career I have been practicing yoga regularly and using yoga and yoga-based activities to address many of my student’s needs in individual, small group and whole class sessions.

Over the years, I have taken many children’s yoga trainings and have found them all valuable.  Through these courses I have deeply enhanced my knowledge and skills. Then I attended Radiant Child Yoga level 1-2, and Radiant Child Yoga For Children with Autism, ADHD and the Differently – Abled and I realized what was missing from these past trainings, from my teaching and therapy sessions. The only problem is that I don’t have the words to articulate what I found and how things have changed. I can feel it. I’ve been feeling it since day 2 of the training, but not sure if I will ever really be able to say it suitably.

YIMsp:DVD.cover I can go on and on for pages about all of the good Radiant Child has brought to my personal yoga practice, my teaching and my occupational therapy practice (how half the school walks around unconsciously chanting “I am happy….I am good”, how much my kindergarteners love Yoga in Motion DVD and how they have taught all of the songs to their parents, how I no longer have yoga teacher block because of all the great activities and uplifting affirmations we learned, how I am better able to articulate and justify the necessity of yoga in my OT practice …). But for some reason, I feel more compelled to talk of things other than the good.

For the most part, I have always loved being and OT, especially since I have been working in the NYC schools.   However, back in October when I attended Radiant Child. I was having a very difficult time adjusting to an unusual amount of workplace changes (most of them at the time did not seem good), obstacles and some unexpected loses. I will not get lost in the details, but I felt myself rapidly transforming from the person who looked forward to going to work to the person who had mini anxiety attacks on Sunday night. The stressors were affecting my job performance; I felt disorganized, overwhelmed, not present, and worst of all, not effective.

At the Yoga for Children with ADHD and Autism training, I sat half asleep at our 6 am yoga classes, listened to the inspiring stories that were shared from both instructors and many of the students, I soon felt the passion, authenticity and devotion of the teachers begin to transform me. What felt so heavy and impossible to overcome, suddenly felt really trivial. By day 2, I was no longer overwhelmed with stress, and by day 4 I felt empowered with an interesting sense of tranquility, hope and exuberance.images-7

When I returned to school on Tuesday, everything was different. To be honest, I didn’t even start to incorporate the specific skills I learned and treasured so dearly for almost two weeks after the course. I felt this weird desire to save it, the way I use to save my Easter basket candy when I was a child. But even so, so much changed immediately. I was suddenly overpowered with the love I had for my students and my colleagues. I felt a new sense of understanding, awareness and clarity. I knew exactly what I needed to do to overcome some of the barriers we had been faced with. I could not articulate it to anyone and clearly still cannot. I was frustrated by my lack of words to describe this amazing experience initially.

images-1Nevertheless, something I did learn at the training was that there is so much more to our experiences than words can describe, and there is so much more to US that cannot be described.

However, I can say this.

  • Since Radiant Child, I’ve been able to remain calmer in the face of chaos and believe my students are slowly but steadily beginning to as well.I have noticed that without using words, I have been able to help some of their teachers do the same.
  • I’ve been better able to see the gifts that each child brings, especially the difficult students many teachers and therapists are afraid to work with.
  • I have been relying more on vibration and less on words and have been praying and meditating more.
  • In my teaching, I have been incorporating breath work, chanting and mindfulness, positive affirmations, song/ dance more than ever and no longer feel worried about what others will think of me.
  • I’ve been assertive enough to maintain class structure but calm enough to let things go, which had long been a challenge for me.

Because of Radiant Child, I am more effective at addressing the varying needs of my students and truly believe that yoga has enhanced their holistic well-being.

Most importantly, when I am with my students, I am completely present, and this I believe has made the most difference. I have so much gratitude for the instructors and hope to continue to have the privilege of attending more of their trainings.

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Simple Yogic Snack, Tons of Antioxidants

DSCN1898This is a great simple breakfast…good on the go.  Keep a bag in your car.  Or just have as a snack anytime.

Here’s the scoop on each ingredient of this superfood combination.  Enjoy!

Dried Mulberries: Scientific studies have shown that consumption of berries have potential health effects against cancer, aging and neurological diseases, inflammation, diabetes, and bacterial infections. The berries contain resveratrol, another polyphenol flavonoid antioxidant. Resveratrol protects against stroke risk by altering molecular mechanisms in the blood vessels.  High in Vitamin C, low in calories. *

Blanched Almonds:   Vitamin E, great for skin.  Easier to digest than raw almonds.  See more info from a previous post:  https://shaktakaurkhalsa.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/almond-love-for-women/

Goji Berries:  Over time, people have used goji berries to try to treat many common health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, fever, and age-related eye problems.  They are known in Asia to promote longevity, a feeling of well-being, good sleep, and good athletic performance. **

Unsweetened Coconut Flakes: Protein, Fiber, Iron, and Zinc.  And the crunch and oil taste is really satisfying! ***

Juice Sweetened Cranberries: May help urinary tract infections, or for prevention.  Great source of Vitamin C.  The slightly tart taste goes well with this combo. ****

*  http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/mulberries.html

** http://www.webmd.com/balance/goji-berries-health-benefits-and-side-effects

*** http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-eating-shredded-coconut-4027.html

****http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=145

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Your Stories Needed for Book–Time Sensitive!

Dear Friends of Radiant Child,

There is an opportunity to tell your story and positively affect tens of thousands of people to empower themselves and their relationships with children.  As well, your story will help empower children to be the wise, radiant, authentic beings they truly are.

 My book about authentic relationships with children and ourselves is due out in 2016 with a wonderful worldwide publisher.

I’m calling all parents, caregivers, therapists, teachers, and anyone who parents and/ or works with children to take a look at the list below and if you feel inspired–choose one (or if a couple ideas go together, that’s fine.).  SEND ME ONE OR TWO PARAGRAPHS WITH YOUR STORY BY MAY 10TH.

Send to shakta@childrensyoga.com

You may need to check your spam for a reply.  Add childrensyoga.com to your safe sender list.

I will contact you to let you know if we can use it, and if so, what editing it needs.  If you prefer, we can change names and places for privacy.

Thanks much, and if we use your story, we’ll send you a download link of your choice from http://www.childrensyoga.com shop!

  1. Speak about your version of knowing children as big souls in little bodies? What are you learning from children? How do you see them learning from you in turn?
  2. IMG_3284How do you balance over-parenting and under-parenting?
  3. How do you balance between being indulgent and over-disciplinarian?
  4. If you don’t “appoint”, you won’t be disappointed.  In what way have you learned about this in relation to a child
  5. How do you with your fears about your child?
  6. How do you work with negative/positive minds to come to neutral in relation to children?
  7. How do you live in your high heart, not your emotional heart?
  8. How do you work with the concept of making an effort to change? How do you change for the better–what is the mechanism?
  9. Name an instance when you used your imagination to feel for a new space in relation to children. Elaborate.
  10. How do you become a non-anxious presence for a child who is feeling anxious or fearful?
  11. How do you reclaim your own child?
  12. What do you do to remember “they are children” and the way the are acting is completely normal.
  13. How have you worked with slowing down with your children? How have you taken a step back from over-scheduling them and yourself?
  14. What do you do to connect with your children? (not just the action but also the feeling space you are creating.)
  15. In what ways do you create integrity in your life in relation to children? Do you have any examples of how they were influenced by you in this way?
  16.  What are some ways you create mindful moments for yourself? For your child?yellow rose
  17. How do you connect with your children that is different from your partner? What work have you done to accept your partner’s way if it is different from yours?
  18.  Write about your version of this statement:
  19. “When you hold someone as the object of your attention while you are in the center of your loving, authentic Self, you act as a satellite for them. Even if they are not close to their own center, your satellite beams the way forward.” Teachings of Abraham, Esther Hicks
  20.  What experiences have you had learning not to “bite the bait” when a challenge is presenting itself to you in the form of the child. How have you worked to respond, not react?
  21. “You cannot change what you do not own”: Write about an example of this for you in real life.prayerpose
  22. How have you learned to befriend yourself, and what has been the result?
  23.  How do you know when you are following your true guidance? How do you nurture that in children?
  24. Anything not mentioned here that you would like to write about?

thank you!

Send to shakta@childrensyoga.com by May 10th

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My Mother, the April Fooler

My mother, Grace Meyers, was a unique person.  She could totally drive you crazy with her nagging and attention to every detail of your life.  And then again, she could be such a high-spirited, super-tuned in person, with a natural sense of humor involving the most ordinary things in life that you’d be laughing at something she did or said until your sides hurt.

images-5And boy, was she a prankster when it came to April Fool’s Day.  Every year she outdid herself as she took to creating devilish practical jokes, especially on my dad.

After a while these pranks began to take the form of  booby traps in his lunch box.

These were the old days when wives stayed home most of the time, and packed everyone’s lunches for each school/work day.  Kids got their square metal ones with pictures of their favorite cartoons or princesses, and grown up guys took beat-up metal ones that really accessorized the blue-collar look.images-2

My dad, Howdy Meyers, worked on an assembly line at the “shop”, which is all I ever called my dad’s work.  He was a Union Steward and well-known with the guys he worked with all day long.  And on April Fool’s day everyone gathered around in gleeful anticipation of the joke that was in Howdy’s lunch box.

images-4I wish I could remember all the April Fool’s pranks she played, but I do distinctly remember three of them, just to give you a feel for it:

1.  An Easter Egg that was dyed, but uncooked….what a mess!

2.  A brownie that was a sponge surrounded with icing….mmmm…hope it was a brand-new sponge!

3. A cupcake with a rubber ball in the center…at least it was not a rock–she had some mercy in there somewhere!

To his credit, my dad was a good sport about all this.  I think it even made his day each year.

I’ve included them dancing at their wedding back in the 40s–can you see the impish personality?  and someone who enjoys the energy of that?

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Happy April Fool’s Day…hope you got some new good ideas for next year!

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In the Words of a Spiritual Teacher: Who Are Children?

hopeoffutureYogi Bhajan, a powerful and unique spiritual teacher, was a source of guidance and inspiration for me from 1976 onward. Wisdom flowed from his mouth and from his actions at every moment.

One day in 1994, Yogi Bhajan was passing through a crowd of hundreds when he stopped in his tracks as he passed me and my three year-old son.  In one second he felt the energy of the soul who was this youngster, and turned to me, saying, “He needs martial arts.  Get him into a class.”  And with a look that told me he was clearly seeing something deeper than I was, he was on his way.  Needless to say, our son was the youngest in that martial arts class, and kept up with the best of them for many years afterwards.  The training helped channel his strong energy and gave him a focused challenge.

SK Photo 7Just this last weekend I had an all-new appreciation for the words of Yogi Bhajan as we finished the level 3 section of Radiant Child Yoga training.  Within this particular section, we get to experience a heightened connection with the Soul of the Child, and our own soul connection as well.

Though Yogi Bhajan was complex and often subtle, he most often addressed things quite head-on.  One of his quotes from the RCY teacher training manual stood out for me this weekend:

“Children are not pets, property, or possessions, but are the future and hope of the planet.  They have strengths which need to be encouraged and weaknesses which need to be channeled or positively used.  They need the inspiration of the parents’ life example, not so much by words or shows.”

The martial arts phase that our son experienced was a way of channeling his strong energy in a positive way.  I still see the effect of that experience reverberating in his life as a young adult.  Though our son is a young adult, I know there are many times when Yogi Bhajan’s words are just as important now, as it was then.

In what ways can you channel your children (or your students) into positive expressions?  Can you give yourself and your child the experience of non-attachment and see what happens?

Let me know…leave a message here if you like!

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Don’t be a BELIEF THIEF!!

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I made a video of myself dancing in the kitchen because it happened spontaneously.  I contemplated whether to do it or not because I was just hanging around my kitchen, no special clothing, no fixing of the hair, no make-up.  And I decided that it was good to make the video just the way I was.   I did this because because we all struggle with wanting to appear a certain way to the world, and the media has cashed in on that idea.

Instead I was just having a lot of fun, the way I do when I am feeling good, and I wanted to share it to inspire others to have fun…

When you get to the end of this life, that is the only thing that will be of importance—how much joy you felt, what good use you put your life to—and I don’t mean serving others because that comes naturally from a place of joy—but it is not the goal.  The goal is joyful life.  This is a belief worth having in my opinion!

Then I heard from one of my students, who is a heart-centered teacher of Radiant Child Yoga, and who is committed to her own spiritual growth.  She was touched by this video and said:

“I  just want you to know that you speak to my heart.  If you didn’t know I was struggling this week you have great timing.”

And I replied:

I feel the way it works is that we are all synchronistic beings, but most of the time we as a humanity are not aware of the synchronicity.  It could go something like this—I might not know specifically what is happening with you energetically, but because we have agreed (on a soul level, or superconscious level) to be tuned in together, we can feel the synchronicity.

The only reason you (or me, or anyone) might struggle, is because you are believing something that your soul doesn’t believe—so there is conflict.  Your true being knows your value and when you devalue yourself, there is a gap of credibility.  This gap makes you feel bad, even if you are not aware of it consciously.

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I am really enjoying studying with a channeled teacher called Bashar.  One funny thing he says is, we take on beliefs that are other people’s ideas about us or about how life works.  We do that very early in life so we don’t even know it is happening.  We think this is just the way it is.  He says this is why it feels so heavy, because you are dragging around this baggage that isn’t even yours!  So don’t steal other people’s beliefs, Bashar says,….don’t be a BELIEF THIEF!! Ha ha….
Drop what others have said is the way to be, no shoulds.  Let yourself feel who you are and what you want to do—and if judgements come up, realize they are old “recordings” that you just picked up somewhere along your life.  Remember, you don’t want to carry around other people’s beliefs…it gets so heavy!

 Lighten up and tell yourself “I’m not going to be a belief thief!  I’m going to find out what I, my true self, believes about this situation.”

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