Picture a roller coaster. Then picture yourself in one of the cars waiting for the ride to start. It's usually a slow foreboding crawl up to the coaster's highest point and then a malicious pause. It is only seconds, maybe, that you pause there though it seems like plenty of time to have a lengthy discussion in your head as to why you got on this ride in the first place. You know what is coming; it is inevitable. No one can relieve the fright or suspense for you...you are all alone. The coaster begins to move and ,suddenly, you drop. Everyone is screaming together and that aloneness is replaced with a community of yells and cheers.
Our life path has ups and downs, too. Many merge like roller coaster tracks overlapping each other creating odd patterns. Sometimes we feel surrounded by friends, family and community. Other times, we feel very dramatically alone. But, are we really?
In the book, Anam Cara (Soul Friend), John Donahue writes about the Irish ruins. He states, "Ireland is a land of many ruins. Ruins are not empty. They are sacred places full of presence."
He is referring to the imprint and energy previous souls have left attached to these areas. Could you consider, when you are feeling alone, that all of the previous souls you have known are also with you in the form of energy? Spirit guides, deceased loved ones, angels, energies from previous lives...all with you, loving you, supporting you, acknowledging your presence as much as you acknowledge theirs.
Donahue continues, "Love does not remain within the heart; it flows out to build secret tabernacles in a landscape."
This theme was never really intended to be about being alone. It is more of a reminder to open your heart and mind to all of the amazing support that you have around and within you. Using your yoga to stay present will help better identify, or notice, the signs we receive back.
How do we remember all these spirit energies are around waiting for us to accept their help? Angel whisperer Kyle Gray says, "In order for you to experience your angels and welcome their help – it’s important to shift your vibration first. The easiest way to do this is to think about something you are grateful for. As you focus on your gratitude; feel your heart expand with love and know you are not in this on your own."
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