This week I've been inspired to incorporate my body into my practice. I've always been on a spiritual path since I don't even remember when, so that's usually my focus. Until I suddenly remember during the day that I have arms and legs and a physical body! That remembrance is usually during my practice! Its funny, my boyfriend said to me a few weeks ago, "I didn't think you're religious." to which I confusingly replied, "I'm not." But I have never done anything in my life without leaning on Spirit.
It is something I don't share with others. Its between me and whatever you call it...the Great I Am, The Universe, Love, Spirit, my Higher Self? I don't know, but I think it is important to look after your spiritual self, you have to have something good to lean on. But anyway, I digress (there I go forgetting the fact that I decided to focus on my body this week). Basically, I am now taking care of my body, physically, and including it as part of my spiritual practice. There are a few things I have begun to do. Yoga, cycling, massaging my feet, noticing what it feels like in my body....I have A LOT of tension everywhere, that I just randomly hold for no reason...because that makes sense somehow?? And at this moment I'm realizing our body is the subconscious mind. Great. Aaaand after this realization I'm still holding tension in my body.
So the thing with me is that I'm an introvert. Someone who is pretty much completely happy by themselves, except for the few, very, VERY important people in their lives. However, the past few years, I've realized that I have many incredibly special and important people in my life, and they are my students. I literally love every. single. one. of my students with all my heart. Its a different relationship than that of my family or my handful of best friends, but its becoming much more important to me as time goes on. I've talked a little bit about that in previous blogs. But what I am trying to unsuccessfully say, is that these beautiful, talented and interesting people are special to me, and have been the catalyst for a huge span of personal growth for me as a teacher, a person, and infinite being. That is priceless. So, in return, and this is the big thing for me, I am beginning to share myself as a person a bit more with my students through the medium of social media (Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube) That's new for me, as I don't usually share myself as a person, even with my own boyfriend! He's still trying to figure me out. But I'm sharing my spiritual journey of Mind, Body and Spirit with others, which I think is also a hugely important thing for me to do, as a mostly closed off, and introverted person. Perhaps we can all inspire and uplift each other along our own personal journeys. Maybe its weird. But I'm a weird person, so I'm excited about it. So you guys, lets inspire continue to inspire each other! Thank you for your presence in my life, you are all so special. Please always know that.