Today is my first full day at Rythmia and it has been a full one starting with Yoga, amazing food and then a couple of lectures including one by Dr. Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith. Last night was an amazing breath work session. Tonight is plant medicine. More about that tomorrow. But one of my goals with all of this travel and the plant medicine and breath work is to find “peace”, whatever that might be for me. But I do think that peace for me has a lot to do with living in the moment, not regurgitating the past or fantasizing about the future.
“The way you come to fully appreciate the infusion of the Spirit is to more and more come fully into the moment, where this moment is enough.” Ram Dass
It is also about love and acceptance. Loving myself fully and unconditionally just as I am and being kind and generous to myself as well. Trusting and knowing that the Universe has my back (and yours!). Everything is evolving as it should and for the higher good. It’s a process - it doesn’t come naturally for me.
”To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.” e.e. cummings
I don’t know that I believe that one must love themselves before they can truly love someone else but it can’t hurt, right? Why not give it a try!
On a side note, as part of my meditation practice (and boy is it ever practice), I will listen to guided meditations when I just can’t seem to get into the groove by silent meditation. One that I particularly enjoy is an experience that is free a couple of times a year from Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey. I see that they are offering another 21 day Meditation Experience soon called “Perfect Health”. Every day for 21 days you receive an email with a link to a guided meditation by both of them and I have found them to be inspiring and helpful. I can send you an invitation link to this if you are interested. It is likely that you can also just google it and find a link to sign up as well.
Peace and blessing - see you on the other side!